Los Angeles–The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) announced that Institutions of Higher Education (IHE) would need to limit campus activities in the near term, as community transmission rates remain high. These higher rates are driven, in part, by younger people between 18 to 30 years old who currently account for 25% to 30% of new infections.
There are 1,538 confirmed cases currently hospitalized and 32% of these people are confirmed cases in the ICU. Between March and July, adults ranging in age from 30 to 65 years old have made up the majority of hospitalized cases, with people in these age groups accounting for about 50% of all hospitalized cases.
To date, Public Health has identified 214,197 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of L.A. County, and a total of 5,109 deaths.