LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – On Saturday, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health reported 2,097 new infections of COVID-19, 36 additional deaths and 1,593 coronavirus-related hospitalizations.
While the Delta variant remains the dominant strain of COVID-19 in the county, health officials have confirmed the presence of the highly contagious Mu variant, which may be able to evade currently available vaccines.READ MORE: Woman Says She Was Refused Service At An Encino Dunkin' Donuts For Being Deaf
According to the county Department of Public Health, 167 Mu variants have been detected in the county, all between June 19 and Aug. 21, with most of them found in July.
Whether the Mu variant is actually more contagious, deadly or resistant to treatments and vaccines than other strains of COVID-19, county officials said additional research is needed to before those determinations can be made.READ MORE: Illegal Marijuana Grow Bust Nets Nearly 30,000 Plants And Leads To 31 Arrests In San Bernardino
COVID-19 Daily Update:
September 4, 2021
New Cases: 2,097 (1,416,919 to date)
New Deaths: 36 (25,434 to date)
Current Hospitalizations: 1,593 pic.twitter.com/ZlOdVF2TJF
— LA Public Health (@lapublichealth) September 4, 2021MORE NEWS: COVID-19 Related Hospitalizations Continue To Drop In Los Angeles County