USA news live: Covid cases surge 80% in Los Angeles – Times of India

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Currently, 645 Covid-19 patients are hospitalised in the county and 22% of them are in intensive care units, versus 406 treated in hospital last week, according to the Department

Its test positivity rate is 5.2%, up from 1.2% on July 15, when physical distancing restrictions and capacity limits were lifted across all sectors

LA’s daily average case rate, with a seven-day lag, is now 12.9 cases per 100,000 people, an increase from last week’s rate of 7.1 cases per 100,000, said the Department of Public Health

The county has so far identified 1,276,137 confirmed cases, with 24,607 deaths

Covid cases surge 80% in LA

Los Angeles County, the most populous in the US, reported Thursday 2,767 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, an alarming 80 per cent increase over the last week amid the Delta variant surge. It was the highest daily number for Los Angeles since mid-February, and an over 20-fold increase from a month ago, when the county had reported only 124 new cases, Xinhua news agency reported.