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L.A. County coronavirus spike hits alarming levels, with 10,000 infected in a week, as Delta variant spreads

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Los Angeles County is now recording more than 10,000 coronavirus cases a week — a pace not seen since March — an alarming sign of the dangers the Delta variant poses to people who have not been vaccinated and heightening pressure on health officials to reverse the trend.

A Los Angeles Times data analysis found L.A. County was recording 101 weekly coronavirus cases for every 100,000 residents, up from 12 for the seven-day period that ended June 15. That means the county has surpassed the threshold to have “high” community transmission of the disease, the worst tier as defined by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A region must hit 100 or more weekly cases per 100,000 residents to enter the worst tier.

It’s still far fewer than during the deadly winter surge, when L.A. County was recording more than 1,000 weekly cases for every 100,000 residents, but it underscores growing concerns that unvaccinated people are at heightened risk.

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Highly transmissible Delta variant found in Stanislaus County

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Health officials are urging individuals who have yet to get a COVID-19 vaccination to do so soon as the more transmissible Delta variant grows across California, including in Stanislaus County.

“We are closely monitoring the spread of COVID-19 and its variants across our state. COVID-19 has not gone away. If you are not vaccinated, you are still at risk.,” said Dr. Tomás Aragón, CDPH Director and State Public Health Officer. “Currently, the Delta variant accounts for approximately 36 percent of cases sampled in California, and we expect this to rise. The most important thing we can do to stop the spread of COVID-19, and the variants, is ensure everyone who is eligible gets vaccinated.”

The Delta variant, first detected in India, has a transmission rate that is 60 percent higher than the Alpha variant, which had been the dominant strain. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention said that 25 percent of the new COVID-19 cases in the United States are the Delta strain and that soon it will be the prevailing strain.

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