Coronavirus Positivity rate increases by 700% in a month in Los Angeles County, CA

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"LA County's COVID-19 test positivity rate increased by 700% in just one month - jumping from 0.5% to 3.7%. The vaccines can protect you from serious illness, hospitalization and death. Find a location near you" Said Los Angeles Public Health via a post on Twitter.

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According to Los Angeles County officials, the coronavirus positivity rate in Los Angeles County has increased nearly 700 percent since last month as the delta variant circulates and people hesitate vaccinations.

Los Angeles County reported more than 1,000 new coronavirus cases for the fifth day in a row on July 13, 2021. According to Los Angeles County officials, the Covid-19 virus, particularly the delta variant, is mainly targeting unvaccinated younger residents.

Los Angeles County officials reported a 500 percent increase in cases since last month, on July 13, 2021.

“One month ago, on June 13, the five-day average of cases was 201 and today the five-day average is 1,095, This is an increase of more than 500% in just one month.” said the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health in a statement.

Just a few days later, on June 17, Los Angeles Public Health posted an update on Twitter informing residents that the coronavirus test positivity rate had increased by 700%.

"LA County's COVID-19 test positivity rate increased by 700% in just one month - jumping from 0.5% to 3.7%. The vaccines can protect you from serious illness, hospitalization and death. Find a location near you..." said Los Angeles Public Health in a post on Twitter.
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According to a news release by Los Angeles County Public Health, Of the 1,094 new cases of COVID-19 reported by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) on July 10th, 83 percent were among people under the age of 50 years old with the highest number of new cases among residents between the ages of 18 and 49 years old with 70 percent of new cases.

Barbara Ferrer, the Director of Public Health for Los Angeles County, urged those who have not yet been fully vaccinated to wear masks in all indoor public places and to get vaccinated as soon as possible.

“As cases increase, the urgency to get more people vaccinated is rising. Nearly 100% of new cases are occurring among those not fully vaccinated. All of our COVID-19 vaccines are very effective at protecting you from severe disease from COVID-19 and variants of concern like the Delta variant. We remain focused on equitably bringing vaccines and high-quality health information to all of our L.A. County communities with a particular focus on those communities that have been hard hit by the pandemic." said Barbara Ferrer, the Director of Public Health for Los Angeles County in a News Release statement by Los Angeles Public Health.

Ferrer also addressed the most likely cause of the virus's rapid spread in her other statement,

“A significant number of unvaccinated people indoors, with a highly contagious Delta variant circulating, makes it easy for this variant to be transmitted at higher rates,” said Los Angeles County Director of Public Health Barbara Ferrer in a statement.

Because a small number of people are still hesitant to take vaccines, Los Angeles County has devised a variety of tempting programmes to attract them. Everyone 18 and older who comes to a vaccination site run by L.A. County or the city through Thursday could win one of seven packages of concert tickets, including tickets to see Celine Dion, Grupo Firme, Kane Brown, Luke Bryan, and Dan and Shay at Staples Center, as well as box seats to four classical concerts at the Hollywood Bowl.

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