Los Angeles county on Wednesday reported 1,264 new coronavirus cases an 47 additional deaths, bringing the county’s totals to 34,428 cases and 1,659 deaths.
Of the newly reported deaths, 33 were individuals over the age of 65, 30 of which had underlying health conditions. Nine individuals were between the ages of 41 and 65, eight of which had underlying health conditions. One individual with no underlying health conditions who died was between the ages of 18 and 40. The data on the remaining cases was not immediately available.
Approximately 92% of all county residents who died from the virus had underlying health conditions. County Public Health Director, Dr. Barbara Ferrer, said this emphasizes the county’s need to protect those with underlying health conditions and urges those residents to stay at home as much as possible.
She said this includes, but is not limited to, individuals with asthma, those who have had cancer, anyone with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and anyone who is immune-compromised.
“If you’re part of one of these groups, you need to take every precaution imaginable to protect yourself from COVID-19,” said Ferrer.