For first time, Black residents of LA County seeing highest COVID-19 infection rates – KABC-TV

LOS ANGELES (KABC)– For the first time throughout the pandemic, Black locals of Los Angeles County have the highest infection rates of COVID-19, the countys health director said Thursday.Through many of the pandemic, the countys Latino population had experienced the greatest rates of the virus.Case rates, hospitalizations and deaths in all county populations have actually dropped significantly because the winter season rise, as vaccinations continue to increase.But in the last two weeks, county officials have actually seen a shift.”You can see that the greatest case rates are now amongst Black citizens at 45 cases per 100,000,” said county public health director Dr. Barbara Ferrer.Besides the highest infection rate, Ferrer state African Americans are also seeing the most deaths and hospitalizations.
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