Los Angeles (CBSLA) – More than 1,500 new cases of coronavirus were reported Wednesday in Los Angeles County, many of which are associated with increased testing capacity and delays in weekend reporting, officials said.
The 28th. In April 2020, a woman stops in Los Angeles, California, to see a public art installation designed to transform shop windows into works of art. The initiative was taken by street artist Jeremy Novy and Art Share L.A. (Getty Images).
Los Angeles County Health Director Dr. Barbara Ferrer reported 1,541 new cases in the last 24 hours and 56 deaths.
This brings the total number of deaths in the district as a whole to 22,485 and 1,056 respectively.
92% of all deaths are due to a serious illness, said Mr. Ferrer.
Meanwhile, 498 people living in institutions in Los Angeles County died from Covid-19, the vast majority of whom lived in nursing homes. They are responsible for about 47% of all coronavirus deaths in the province.
The institutional environment includes retirement homes, nursing homes, prisons, detention centres, homeless shelters, treatment centres and reception centres.
Currently, coronavirus patients from 1940 are hospitalized in Los Angeles County. 28% are in intensive care and 17% are on respirators.
To date, more than 139,000 people have been tested in the province of Los Angeles, with 14% reporting positive results.
Meanwhile, Los Angeles County Governor Katherine Barger on Wednesday referred to a statement from the California government, Gavin Newsome, that could begin in the coming weeks, an easing of housing for schools and businesses. Barger suggested that plans to reopen Los Angeles County may be slower and more conservative due to its size and high population density.
There are 58 counties in California, and because it’s the most populated area, Los Angeles County’s efforts will be very, very different from others, Barger said.