Update August 2021: According to the Department of Public Health Los Angeles County is experiencing a rapid increase in COVID-19 cases. In just the past 4 weeks, cases have increased twenty-fold, from just 124 cases on June 21 to an average of more than 3,000 cases last week.
The test positivity rate has also skyrocketed, from 0.7% a little more than a month ago to 6.2% this week. Sadly, the number of people hospitalized from COVID-19 has also increased, reaching more than 1,000 people hospitalized with COVID-19 this past weekend. This is a nearly four-fold increase in one month, as there were only 280 people hospitalized with COVID-19 illness on July 2nd.
This increase is due to the more infectious Delta variant and the intermingling of unmasked individuals where vaccination status is unknown. To reduce the risk of COVID-19 infection, you can:
- Get vaccinated. It is the best way to protect against COVID-19.
- Wear a mask that fits. It is one of the most powerful tools you have to protect yourself and others.
- Avoid crowded places. Being in crowds, especially indoors, puts you at a higher risk.
- Wash your hands and/or use hand sanitizer often – especially after being in public spaces where surfaces are touched by many people. Avoid eating and touching your face with unwashed hands.
- Stay home when sick. If you have symptoms of COVID-19, talk to a doctor and get a test, even if you are fully vaccinated. You should stay home and away from others until you get the result of your COVID-19 test or until your provider tells you that you don’t have COVID-19.
- Learn more about variants by downloading our COVID-19 Variants Frequently Asked Questions
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