Los Angeles County public health officials reported 2,673 new cases of the coronavirus, bringing the total number of cases to 1,414,854 as of Friday, Sept. 3. The total number of cases represents 14% of Los Angeles County’s population. The seven-day average of 2,555 daily new cases represents a 26.4% decrease from the Aug. high of 3,471.
Officials reported 37 new deaths linked to the coronavirus, for a total of 25,401 deaths since tracking began. The total number of deaths represents 0.25% of Los Angeles County’s population.
Hospitalizations are on a decline. There were 26 fewer hospitalizations reported since Thursday, bringing the offical count to 1,641. That’s a 8.3% decrease from the Aug. 19 high of 1,790..
According to the California Department of Public Health’s vaccines dashboard, 65% of Los Angeles County is fully vaccinated and more than 12,140,376 vaccine doses have been administered as of Sept. 3.
Due to the holiday weekend, many of the county public health websites will not update their data until Tuesday. The L.A. daily tracker will resume publication Wednesday.
Data posted each day is preliminary and subject to change, officials emphasize. More information may become available as individual case investigations are completed.