After multiple days last week with deaths at near record high levels, COVID deaths in Los Angeles County are down drastically for the second day in a row on Monday. However, it is unknown if this is just a weekend reporting delay or the deaths have peaked.
Meanwhile, hospitalizations are up slightly on Monday over Sunday, while the vaccination rollout remains steady but slow.
“Although our doses are limited, we have immunized so many amongst the most vulnerable of our communities,” county Supervisor Hilda Solis said Monday. “In fact, Los Angeles County has been able to vaccinate a higher percentage of our population than Cook County (Illinois) and Harris County (Texas), which are the second and third more populous counties in America, right after Los Angeles County.”
Solis said that as of late January, 7.9% of people in Los Angeles County had received at least a first dose of the vaccine, and the county had administered 79.8% of its supply.
According to county Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer, the county as of last week had received 991,375 doses of the vaccination, and 790,902 shots had been administered.
“LA County has administered more doses to date than any other large county or large city in the United States, and we have the highest percent administration rate,” Ferrer said.
County health officials announced 85 more COVID-related deaths on Monday. The county’s cumulative death toll is now 16,854 people.
The highest number of COVID deaths in a single day in the county is 318 deaths, recorded on Jan. 8, while the second highest was 316 deaths, which occurred on Jan. 30.
There are 5,398 people hospitalized with COVID-19 in Los Angeles County on Monday. That’s 70 more people than were hospitalized on Sunday when there were 5,328 people hospitalized.
The county’s all-time high for COVID hospitalizations occurred on Jan. 7, when there were 8,098 people hospitalized.
The state reported there are currently 1,415 people in the ICU in LA County.
LA County reported 4,223 new COVID-19 cases on Monday. The county now has a cumulative total of 1,120,895 cases since the pandemic began in March.
To date, more than 5.518 million people have been tested for the coronavirus since the pandemic began. Of those tested, an overall average of 19% are testing positive.
West Hollywood recorded 7 new cases for a cumulative total of 1,944 cases since the pandemic began. The city had no new deaths; the cumulative death total is 24 deaths.
Below are the numbers for areas near West Hollywood:
- Beverly Hills – 6 new cases for a total of 2,248 cases and 1 new death for a total of 23 deaths.
- Carthay neighborhood – 4 new cases for a total of 832 cases and no new deaths for a total of 45 deaths.
- Century City – no new cases for a total of 533 cases and no new deaths for a total of 9 deaths.
- Culver City – 1 new case for a total of 1,908 cases and no new deaths for a total of 69 deaths.
- Hollywood – 20 new cases for a total of 4,818 cases and no new deaths for a total of 52 deaths.
- Melrose neighborhood – 29 new cases total of 7,250 cases and 1 new death for a total of 164 deaths.
- Miracle Mile – 6 new cases for a total of 816 cases and no new deaths for a total of 13 deaths.
- Park La Brea – no new cases for a total of 515 cases and no new deaths for a total of 1 death.
- Santa Monica – 8 new cases for a total of 3,938 cases and no new deaths for a total of 118 deaths.
The Carthay neighborhood incorporates the areas of Los Angeles between the Beverly Hills city limits and Fairfax Avenue, with Beverly Boulevard as the northern border and Wilshire Boulevard as the southern border.
The Melrose neighborhood incorporates the areas of Los Angeles east of La Cienega and west of Vermont Avenue, between Santa Monica Boulevard on the north and Beverly Boulevard on the south.
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