The Daily Mail:
- LA County – home to more than 10 million people – recorded no new deaths from COVID-19 on Sunday
- The stunning turnaround came less than four months after the country’s deadliest day when 290 died on January 8
- California imposed some of the strictest lockdowns in the country, and now has the lowest COVID rate of any state
- LA County recorded its first COVID death on March 19 last year, when four people died, according to official figures
- Beaches are filling up and Disneyland has reopened with 25% capacity
- Last week Governor Gavin Newsom said the state mask mandate was under review after the CDC issued new guidelines for vaccinated people
Los Angeles County reported no deaths from COVID-19 Sunday, a stunning turnaround for California’s most populous district which has suffered 23,915 fatalities since the pandemic began.
It is the first time in 410 days that the county has not reported at least one COVID fatality.
But health officials warned that the landmark figure may be due to an undercount because of delays in reporting COVID figures on weekends, the The LA Times reports.
Health officials reported 313 new cases and 410 hospitalizations Sunday in the county, which, which comprises a large swathe of Los Angeles city’s metropolitan area and has a population of more than 10 million people.
California now has the lowest COVID rate of any state in the country after suffering alternating waves of death and lockdown over the past 12 months.
Less than four months ago, the County experienced its deadliest day when a record 290 died on January 8, according to official figures.
More than half of the population in LA County, have had at least one vaccination and just under a third are fully vaccinated.
LA County recorded its first COVID death on March 19 last year, when four people died.