L.A. Public Health reported, Thursday,  that 99.8% of COVID-19 deaths in the county have come from unvaccinated people.

The data comes from the start of the vaccine’s distribution in December of 2020, up until June 7.

In that time 99.6% of all positive COVID-19 cases have also come from unvaccinated people. The rate is an increase from the department’s May 24 update that showed 97% of cases had come from unvaccinated Angelenos.

The public health department added that there has been a slight increase in the spread of COVID-19, after months of declining cases.

“After a period of persistent declines in many metrics, L.A. County is starting to see small increases in cases, hospitalizations, and daily test positivity,” L.A. Public Health said in its latest COVID-19 update. “This is a signal that the virus is still here and that even now everyone needs to be careful to mask and maintain a distance from people outside your households, if not yet vaccinated.”

On Thursday, 314 new positive cases and 10 COVID-19 related deaths. It is the first time L.A. County has recorded more than 300 single-day cases since May 15 (306 cases).

There are also 234 people in the county currently hospitalized with COVID-19.


LA Weekly