Los Angeles County public health officials reported 1,479 new cases of the coronavirus, bringing the total number of cases to 1,466,248 as of Wednesday, Oct. 7. The total number of cases represents 14.6% of Los Angeles County’s population.
Officials reported 31 more deaths linked to the coronavirus, for a total of 26,226 deaths since tracking began. The total number of deaths represents 0.26% of Los Angeles County’s population.
There were 20 fewer hospitalizations reported since Tuesday, lowering the offical count to 748.
According to the California Department of Public Health’s vaccines dashboard, 69% of Los Angeles County is fully vaccinated and more than 12,876,906 vaccine doses have been administered as of Oct. 6.
Data posted each day is preliminary and subject to change, officials emphasize. More information may become available as individual case investigations are completed.