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Friday, July 31, 2020

County Confirms 2,628 New Cases of the Cornavirus on Thursday


County health officials reported 41 deaths and 2,628 cases of the Coronavirus on Thursday bringing the fatalities to 4,559 and the cases to 186,036.

The new deaths lifted the county’s overall death toll to 4559.

Los Angeles County Health Officer Dr. Muntu Davis again urged residents to sign up for an ongoing text-message-based survey designed to track residents’ health. The system sends participants occasional inquiries about how they are feeling and if they are displaying any symptoms of the virus, in an effort to track health trends. Davis said more than 8,300 people have already signed up for the program.

To register, text @protect to 35134.

Despite the large numbers of cases and deaths reported this week, health officials offered a generally positive portrayal of key statistics in recent days. Davis said the county’s seven-day average positivity rate had dropped to around 8.2%, which is down from double-digit levels earlier this month but still above the state standard of 8%. New hospital admissions have also been leveling off, but there have still consistently been more than 2,000 people a day hospitalized due to the virus.

As of Thursday, there were 2,022 people hospitalized due to coronavirus, according to the county.

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