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Covid-19 Statistics and Vaccine Status

According to Department of Public Health, 14,669 new cases were recently added taking the county’s total to 1,003,923 cases and 13,741 confirmed virus-related deaths at 253. Praying for all of us. The department also announced its first confirmed case of the UK Covid-19 variant Saturday, in a male who had traveled to L.A. County but is now isolating in Oregon. The health department said it believed the more contagious UK variant was likely already spreading in the community and urged residents to “more diligently” follow safety measures.

It seems that we are waking up to a nightmare, every day. I’m sure they are working hard to manage this huge pandemic; however, we are getting sick daily while many are dying. It is so unfortunate.

There were 198,218 new cases of Covid-19 and 3,286 new deaths from the virus reported in the US on last Saturday, according to John Hopkins University, taking the US totals to at least 23.7 million cases and 395,785 deaths. At least 31.1 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine have been distributed across the US and at least 12.2 million of them have been administered, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The LA Health Department is allocating vaccinations to eligible health care workers only. The county is working to establish dedicated locations to safely provide vaccines for our community and obtain inventory needed to begin vaccination clinics for Phase 1B, which now includes people age 65 and older (estimated to begin in early February).

Expansion is contingent on vaccine availability and local administration capacity. Online registration will likely be required. For the most up-to-date information on Los Angeles County vaccine distribution plans and to sign up to receive Public Health COVID-19 Vaccine email alerts, click here.  Their website is the best source to find latest updates on when the vaccine will be available to more people.

 

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