LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Los Angeles County reported one other 2,767 COVID-19 instances Thursday, up 80% from final week and the county’s highest quantity since February.
The brand new instances introduced the county’s whole caseload to 1,276,137 for the reason that pandemic started. County well being officers additionally reported one other 13 deaths bringing the demise toll to 24,607.
On Wednesday, the county reported 2,551 new cases of COVID-19, a 20-fold enhance in a month.
County well being officers blame the rise in instances on the extremely infectious Delta variant and other people mingling in public.
People who find themselves not vaccinated are on the highest danger of getting contaminated with COVID-19, well being officers warned. Unvaccinated adults who’re older or who’ve sure medical circumstances are on the highest danger of extreme COVID-19 illness.
To cut back the danger of COVID-19 an infection public well being officers suggest people:
-Put on a masks that matches.
-Keep away from crowded locations.
-Wash your fingers and/or use hand sanitizer usually.
-Keep away from consuming and touching your face with unwashed fingers.
-Keep residence when sick.
Beginning on Saturday, July 17 at 11:59 p.m., everybody two and older in Los Angeles County was once more required to put on masks in all indoor public locations, no matter their vaccination standing.