LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Los Angeles County on Sunday registered 16,835 new cases of coronavirus and 40 new deaths.
Among those infected, the county reported that there were currently 3,852 people hospitalized as a result.
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The winter increase was attributed to the Omicron variant and continued to increase hospital prices.
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On Saturday, the county reported a further 73 deaths associated with COVID-19 and a further 21,709 new positive COVID cases.
The county reported 101 COVID-related deaths on Friday, one of the highest daily numbers in the past year.
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Because transmission speeds remained high, the public was encouraged to follow common sense safety precautions at upcoming gatherings, including watching or participating in the NFC Championship game and this week’s Lunar New Year celebration. Residents were urged not to host or attend gatherings if they were ill.