By CBSLA Staff

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Los Angeles County on Saturday surpassed 900,000 coronavirus cases and announced that more than 12,000 people have died.

16,982 cases and 221 deaths were reported on Saturday, with a cumulative of 906,171 cases and 12,084 fatalities throughout the pandemic.

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There were 7,966 people hospitalized with COVID-19 in the county as of Saturday, and among them, 22% were in intensive care, marking the fourth consecutive day that the county reported 200 or more coronavirus-related deaths.

Three additional cases of multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children, known as MIS-C, were also reported in L.A. County, bringing the total countywide case count to 54 children, including one death.

“MIS-C is an inflammatory condition associated with COVID-19 and symptoms include fever that does not go away and inflamed body parts, including the heart, lungs, kidneys, brain, skin, eyes, or gastrointestinal organs,” according to Public Health.

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Parents of children displaying symptoms of MIS-C are urged to call their primary care provider or calling 211 to be connected to one.

Best practices against coronavirus continue to be to maintain physical distancing, wearing a face covering, and washing hands often.

The resources listed below can provide information about the pandemic and best practices for staying safe:

For information about how to get a free coronavirus test in L.A. County, visit https://corona-virus.la/covid-19-testing.

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