Los Angeles County, which has recently emerged, is heading to further blockade amid escalating coronavirus cases, now has fewer hospitalizations and lower transmission rates, which health officials say on Wednesday suggest people are watching the call for behavior change.
The most populous country in the country said 2,045 people were hospitalized, 28% of whom were in intensive care units. However, the number of new hospitalizations is showing a “very gradual decline” and prognoses require a slight decrease in cases over the next four weeks, said Dr. Christina Ghaly, Director of the Regional Ministry of Health.
There were 91 more deaths in the district – the new daily record is partly due to late reporting ̵1; but the number of deaths has generally been declining since May, said Barbara Ferrer, the region’s health director.
Ghaly said that the rate of transmission statistically shows that an infected person is transmitting the virus to less than one other person.
“Although we see the results of strict adherence to best practices – such as wearing face masks, hand washing, quarantine and isolation, physical distancing – these practices must continue,” Ghaly said.
The county saw a decline in its COVID-19 cases after months of home orders that closed many businesses, beaches, and other recreational areas and banned large social gatherings. But after these health orders began to ease, the virus began to rise sharply in early June, forcing Gavin Newsom’s government to resubmit some arrest warrants earlier this month.
The declining rate of hospitalization in the county “coincides in time with the reopening of reopening at the local and national level a few weeks ago,” Ghaly said.
Each of California’s 58 counties now has COVID-19 cases. Modoc County confirmed its first two cases on Tuesday. The remote region bordering Oregon and Nevada was the first to defy orders to stop the state to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
California nationwide announced 197 more deaths on Tuesday – a bad new daily record – and nearly 8,800 new cases. According to the California Department of Health, the state now has more than 466,500 cases and more than 8,500 deaths.
Los Angeles County played a significant role in this data, with more than 183,000 confirmed cases and more than 4,500 deaths.
Earlier this month, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti warned that the situation in LA had become so mild that it would be necessary to lock the city. However, he said on Wednesday that if the promising signs continue, there will be no further closures.
The county estimates that one in 450 people was infectious, compared to one in 320 people last week, Garcetti said, urging people to follow health and safety measures.
“It’s a turning point or a turning point for Los Angeles in our response to COVID-19,” he said.
The county reported more than 4,800 more cases on Wednesday, but Ferrer said it was due to some 2,000 positive test results from the state reporting system.
The drop in baud rate means that only 15% of the district’s population will be infected by COVID-19 by December, while higher rates could climb to 50%, Ferrer said.
“The point is that, as a community, we are once again fully capable of bringing this virus under control,” Ferrer said. “We’ve achieved a lot by controlling our behavior in a few weeks.”
However, she added: “Whether this is a trend that we can maintain in the coming days and weeks, we will see.”
For most people, the new coronavirus causes mild to moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough, which go away in two to three weeks. For some – especially older adults and people with pre-existing health problems – it can cause more serious illness, including pneumonia and death.