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By Sarah Storkin
Observer Staff Writer 

LA County Covid Cases Triple in 48 hours.

LA County counts as a "Covid Death," a person who dies with Covid-19, whatever the actual cause of death may be

 

December 24, 2021

A senior citizen in LA County receives a Covid booster shot.

The daily number of Covid cases in Los Angeles County has gone from 3,054 on Tuesday December 21, to 8,633 on Thursday, December 23rd. Some experts believe that the Omicron variant is responsible for the apparent surge in cases.

The Omicron variant is 80% less likely to kill or severely sicken patients, than the Delta variant. The silver lining of the highly infectious Omicron variant, is that people infected with it will gain immunity to other forms of Covid as well.

LA County covid cases chart shows the progressive uptick in covid cases.

Public Health Reports 8,633 New Positive Cases and 24 New Deaths of Confirmed COVID-19 in Los Angeles County, says the press release. "The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) today released the latest data on COVID-19: 8,633 new COVID-19 cases (1,585,313 cases to date). 24 new deaths due to COVID-19 (27,512 deaths to date). 770 people currently hospitalized with COVID-19. More than 9,880,000 individuals tested; 15% of people tested positive."

A Los Angeles County covid cases chart shows the progressive uptick in covid cases during the third week of December, 2021.

LA County counts as a "Covid Death," a person who dies with Covid-19, whatever the actual cause of death may be (i.e. a traffic accident death is counted as a Covid death, if the deceased tests positive for Covid-19).

 

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