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.READ MORE: Poll: LA County Crime Victims Feel Criminal Justice System Failed Them
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.READ MORE: Orange County Reaches Grim Milestone, Surpasses 4,000 COVID-19 Deaths
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:
- L.A. County residents can call 2-1-1
- Los Angeles County Department of Public Health: http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus/
- California Department of Public Health: https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/Immunization/ncov2019.aspx
- U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019- ncov/index.html Spanish https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index-sp.html
- World Health Organization (WHO): https://www.who.int/health-topics/coronavirus
For information about how to get a free coronavirus test in L.A. County, visit https://corona-virus.la/covid-19-testing.MORE NEWS: Inland Empire Family Busted For Extensive Sex Trafficking Ring
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