Many Covid Deaths in LA County Involve Underlying Conditions, According to County Health Officials
75% of deaths noted over five separate days involved underlying conditions, according to Health Department press releases
January 16, 2022
January 11, 2022 - Health officials at the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health have only recently released statistics regarding whether deaths listed as from Covid involved underlying conditions. They do not give such data every day.
Over the last week, LACDPH officials specified on five days how many of the deaths listed as from Covid involved underlying conditions:
January 4: Of 24 deaths, 20 individuals had underlying conditions
January 5: Of 27 deaths, 18 individuals had underlying conditions
January 6: Of 30 deaths, 21 individuals had underlying conditions
January 7: Of 28 deaths, 24 individuals had underlying conditions
January 10: Of 13 deaths, 9 individuals hd underlying conditions
An analysis of these few data points shows that 75% of the Covid deaths on these days involved individuals who also had an underlying condition.
It is not known if any of these deaths involved people suffering from disease caused by the Delta variant or that caused by the Omicron variant.