Today’s numbers show that hospitalizations continue to fall; however, case numbers and deaths reported may reflect delays in weekend reporting.
The data reported brings L.A. County to a total of 23,078 deaths, and 1,217,707 confirmed cases.
At time of reporting, 676 individuals are hospitalized with Covid-19, 25% of whom are in the Intensive Care Unit. Test results have been made available to to more than 6,061,00 people, with 19% testing positive.
COVID-19 Daily Update:
March 27, 2021
New Cases: 700 (1,217,707 to date)
New Deaths: 23 (23,078 to date)
Current Hospitalizations: 676 pic.twitter.com/ZMc9qNPQhL
— LA Public Health (@lapublichealth) March 28, 2021
Five of today’s new deaths were of individuals above the age of 80. Seven individuals lost to the virus fell between the ages of 65 and 79, while 10 were between 50 and 64 years of age. Of the deaths reported, one came from the City of Long Beach.
With spring break on the horizon, along with a number of religious and spiritual holidays, Public Health recommended that L.A. residents continue to avoid non-essential travel, offering a reminder that travel and in-person gatherings increase the risk of getting and/or spreading the virus. At present, transmission is still widespread, and has actually increased in other states and countries.
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Per the state’s Covid protocols, individuals arriving in L.A. County from outside the state must self-quarantine for 10 days.
Traveling and Gathering for Spring Break or Religious/Spiritual Holidays Increases the Risk of Getting and Spreading COVID-19. Public Health Reports 23 New Deaths and 700 New Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 in L.A. County. View https://t.co/0jlnXPlH0s for More Information. pic.twitter.com/y3XWT0QFP9
— LA Public Health (@lapublichealth) March 27, 2021
With L.A. County in the Red Tier of California’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy, movie theaters, museum, zoos, aquariums and indoor dining have been allowed to reopen at 25% capacity. Gyms, fitness centers, yoga and dance studios have been permitted to reopen at 10% capacity, with a masking requirement for all indoor activities, while retail and personal care services have been allowed to increase capacity to 50%, provided that the same safety conditions are upheld. Indoor shopping malls have been able to graduate to 50% capacity, though common areas remain closed. Additionally, school and Institutes of Higher Education have re-opened for in-person activities, with required safety modifications.
At this time, private gatherings involving up to three separate households are permitted indoors, if masking and social distancing is in place, though these gatherings should be limited to a period of two hours. Meanwhile, fully-vaccinated individuals can gather in small groups with others who have received both vaccines, without the need for masking or distancing.