One in three Los Angeles residents has been infected with Covid, scientists say

Posted by on January 15, 2021 4:35 pm
Categories: Global Stories

County has seen 898% increase in cases since surge began in November, with 1,125% increase in deaths, official says

Los Angeles county scientists estimate that one in three residents in the county have been infected with Covid-19 at some point since the beginning of the pandemic, a reflection of how severely the virus has overtaken the most populous region in California.

The new estimate by county scientists would mean that more than 3 million of the county’s 10 million residents have been infected with coronavirus. As of Thursday, Los Angeles county had more than 975,000 total reported cases, with 17,323 new cases in the past 24 hours. Through the course of the pandemic, 13,234 people have died in LA county because of Covid-19, accounting for nearly half of California’s total deaths.

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