LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Public health officials are urging everyone to remain vigilant in preventing the spread of COVID-19 as Los Angeles County Sunday reported a high number of new, confirmed cases.
On Sunday, officials said an additional 3,322 cases had been confirmed in the county, of which 18 people have died.READ MORE: Bob Dole, Who Overcame Severe WWII Wounds To Lead Senate GOP And Run For President, Dies At 98
To date, Los Angeles County has seen 133,549 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas and a total of 3,809 deaths.READ MORE: Inside SoCal: 12/5 Wrap-Up
“For many LA County residents this is a very difficult time as you mourn the loss of a loved one and we wish you healing and peace,” said Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd, Director of Public Health. “We have been battling this virus for several months and I know that ‘COVID fatigue’ is a very real thing. I want to encourage everyone to remain vigilant and continue to use all the tools we have to prevent further transmission of the virus.”MORE NEWS: 1 Dead, 4 Injured In Multi-Car Crash In Anaheim
Ferrer went on to advise that residents continue to closely follow all protocols in place for physical distancing, wearing cloth face coverings and washing hands frequently.