NBC Los Angeles, citing state numbers from Tuesday, reported that there were 891 people hospitalized with the virus in the county with over 10 million residents. The number is up from 825 the previous day. The figure is the highest number since March 13. COVID-19 TRANSMISSION RATES BY STATE: CDC CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE CORONAVIRUS COVERAGE
The station pointed out that from July 1 through July 16, the county diagnosed 13,598 cases, which included the 3,592 fully vaccinated people. “As more people are vaccinated, the number of fully vaccinated people becoming infected will increase and with the Delta variant that’s far more infectious, exposures to infections have also increased,” Barbara Ferrer, the public health director from the county, said, according to the station.
Dr. Tomás Aragón, director of the California Department of Public Health and state public health officer, said in a statement obtained by the Los Angeles Times that masks should be worn while inside public places regardless of the individual’s vaccine status. The state’s health officials told the paper that the individuals who are not vaccinated are the ones “driving up cases and hospitalizations in the state.” CLICK HERE TO FIND COVID-19 VACCINES NEAR YOU
Fifteen people died in the county on Wednesday.
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