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Los Angeles Suffers 40% Increase In Covid Cases In Past 24 Hours; Delta Surge Hitting Younger People

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The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed 2,551 new cases of Covid-19 on Wednesday. According to officials, this is a 20-fold increase in a month, up from 124 new Covid-19 cases reported on June 21.

It’s also a 40% increase just over the past 24 hours, when the daily count hit 1,821.Of the new cases, 83% are among people under the age of 50 years old.

That’s likely an indication of the prevalence of the Delta variant, which is more transmissible. On Wednesday, Governor Gavin Newsom said the more virulent variant now accounted for over 60% of the tested genomically sequenced in the state.Wednesday’s test positivity rate in L.A.

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