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Covid-19 Hospitalizations have increased with winter and Unvaccinated People

The arrival of milder weather, according to local health officials, may result in a new increase in COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations among the Unvaccinated. Despite last week’s mini-heat wave, Los Angeles County Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer observed that the impending winter season has begun to take its toll in the form of increasing infection rates as more people gather indoors. The colder winter has already brought considerable rises in instances and, tragically, hospitalizations across the country and around the world. It would be stupid to ignore the justification for these increases.

Our substantial supply of vaccinations allows us to provide the initial series to everybody aged 5 and above, as well as boosters for individuals whose immunity is fading, putting us in a better position to avoid the dreadful heartbreak we suffered last winter. However, unless people are vaccinated at a faster rate, the county will fall short of its objective of having 80 percent of the population aged 12 and up fully vaccinated by the end of the year. According to Ferrer, the existing immunisation rate would have to increase by 60% to meet the target. On Tuesday, 81 percent of county residents aged 12 and above had gotten at least one dose of COVID vaccination, with 73 percent having received all three doses.

Seventy percent of the county’s 10.3 million residents have received at least one dosage, and 63 percent are fully vaccinated. According to Ferrer, the county has seen a substantial increase in the number of Unvaccinated people becoming infected and hospitalised in recent weeks, while the rate among vaccinated citizens has stayed largely flat. According to statistics, Unvaccinated residents are now seven times more likely than vaccinated inhabitants to contract COVID and 44 times more likely to be hospitalised. Unvaccinated people had a 60-fold increased risk of death, according to Ferrer.

Ferrer added that out of the county’s more than 5.9 million fully vaccinated residents, 72,163 have tested positive, a rate of 1.22 percent. A total of 2,424 vaccinated people have been hospitalised, resulting in a hospitalisation rate of 0.041 percent, and 396 have died, resulting in a mortality rate of 0.007%. As of Friday, the rolling average daily rate of those testing positive for the virus was 0.98 percent. The county’s cumulative seven-day case rate has grown to 98 cases per 100,000 persons, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Two weeks ago, that number was in the mid-70s.

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