Digital Desk, Los Angeles. The increase in coronavirus cases in a single day in the most populous Los Angeles County in the US has more than tripled over the past few days. These figures were shared by local public health officials.
The Los Angeles County Public Health Department reported 9,988 new cases on Christmas Eve, a record number of cases in 11 months in a county with more than 10 million residents, including 3,052 new cases on Tuesday, Xinhua news agency reported. were recorded. According to the department, 21 people died in the last 24 hours, taking the county’s cases and death toll to 1,595,239 and 27,533 respectively.
There are currently 801 people hospitalized with the coronavirus in the county. According to the department, by Friday, the average daily rate of corona positive people for the virus increased to 15 percent. Local public health officials warned earlier this week that the county was seeing one of the sharpest increases during the pandemic, reflecting the accelerated circulation of Omicron variants.
The department urged people to get vaccinations or boosters as new cases continue to rise. The department has issued a warning, advising people to wear masks and test if they feel sick when on vacation, travel or gatherings and people indoors and in crowded places.