Los Angeles County health officials reported 22 more COVID-19-related deaths on Wednesday, Jan. 25, along with more than 1,200 new cases.
The new fatalities lifted the county’s overall coronavirus-related death toll to 35,189.
The 1,254 new cases reported, meanwhile, brought the cumulative confirmed total for that metric to 3,670,949 since the pandemic began. Overall case numbers are believed to be undercounts of actual virus activity, though, because most people rely on at-home tests without the reporting the results, while others don’t test at all.
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There were 755 COVID-19-positive patients in county hospitals as of Wednesday, down from 761 on Tuesday, according to the county’s Department of Public Health. Falling hospitalization numbers and a declining rate of admissions contributed to the county recently moving into the “low” COVID-19 community transmission level, as defined by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The seven-day average daily rate of people testing positive for the virus was 5% as of Wednesday, holding roughly steady over the past week.
Masks are still required indoors at health-care and congregate-care facilities in the county, and for anyone exposed to the virus in the past 10 days, and at businesses where they are required by the owner. They are not required in other locations, but remain “strongly recommended.”
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Source:: Los Angeles Daily News
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