These are NOT the headlines I wanted to see today:
- L.A. County Sees Increased Spread of COVID-19
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) confirms a 165% increase of new cases over last week with 839 new cases of COVID-19.
The County’s daily average case rate is now 3.5 cases per 100,000 people, an increase from last week’s rate of 1.74 cases per 100,000.
Today’s daily test positivity rate is 2.5%, also an increase from last week’s rate of 1.2%.
- Los Angeles County sees exponential growth in Covid-19 cases as Delta variant becomes dominant, worrying officials
"We do continue to see an uptick in cases and hospitalizations," Los Angeles County Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer said Thursday. "Deaths, fortunately, continue to be relatively low, but as hospitalizations continue to increase, we anticipate that deaths might also increase."
- Average new COVID-19 cases double in Alameda County
the county is experiencing an increase in COVID-19 cases that could exceed the spring wave earlier this year.
Officials said it’s more than doubled. The average number of new cases was as low as about 30 a day. Now the average is up to 70 a day.
Health officer Nicholas Moss believes we aren’t seeing the impact of the 4th of July holiday just yet.
“It takes a few days when you’ve been exposed to COVID to get sick.”