A day after surpassing 1 million coronavirus cases, Los Angeles County reported 11,366 new infections and 108 deaths on Sunday.
According to a news release from the Los Angeles Department of Public Health (LADPH), these numbers, which are lower than any day of the past week, represent an undercount due to a lag in weekend reporting.
The numbers show:
- The daily positivity rate has dropped in the past seven days from 16.5% last Monday, to 14% on Sunday.
- There are currently 7,498 Angelenos hospitalized with the disease, and 23% of those are in the ICU.
- Of the more than 5 million individuals tested since the pandemic began, 18% have tested positive.
UK variant: The LADPH announced its first confirmed case of the UK Covid-19 B.1.1.7 variant on Saturday, in a male who had traveled to L.A. County but is now isolating in Oregon. The department said it believed the more contagious UK variant was likely already spreading in the community and urged residents to "more diligently" follow safety measures.