Los Angeles County sees decline in virus case rates

Los Angeles County officials are reporting a decline in COVID-19 case rates among health care workers, which they say follows a broader trend of overall declines in case rates in the county. (March 1)

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HILDA SOLIS: We have made some great progress in the past few weeks in terms of our COVID numbers. With these declines, our hospitals have been able to resume elective surgeries and procedures. So please do not delay seeking medical care if you need it.

BARBARA FERRER: So right now, of the people getting tested the past few days, the daily test positivity rate averaged over [? seven ?] days has been about 3%. That's actually the lowest it's ever been since we've been offering testing in the community. The seven-day average number of daily cases by episode date has now decreased to less than 1,000 a day. We're thankfully returning to average daily case numbers at the levels we saw before the surge.

As we saw in LA County overall, health care workers also experienced a surge in cases in late fall through the winter. Now as cases overall have declined, and as so many of our health care workers are fully vaccinated, cases have dropped to the lowest they have ever been since the beginning of the pandemic.