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LA County reports another 40,000-plus cases of COVID-19 • Long Beach Post News

LA County reports another 40,000-plus cases of COVID-19 • Long Beach Post News

Just under 30% of people are now testing positive for the virus.The rolling average daily rate of people testing positive for the virus was 19% as of Friday.Los Angeles County reported another 40,000-plus cases of COVID-19 on Friday as the easily transmitted Omicron variant of the virus continued to make its impact felt, particularly in hospitals, where patient numbers continue to rise.” The county reported 48 additional COVID-19 deaths on Friday, raising the overall death toll from the virus to 27,942 since the pandemic began.

County Department of Public Health officials said the 600 patients represents nearly 25% of all ICU patients in the county, topping the rate seen during the recent COVID infection surge caused by the previous delta variant.During that summer surge, COVID patients only represented 20% of overall ICU patients.

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