TARZANA (CBSLA) — Coronavirus instances and charges continued to climb in Los Angeles County this weekend.
On Sunday, the county reported 1,113 new COVID-19 instances and 4 new deaths. This adopted elevated numbers from Saturday the place public well being officers reported near 1,200 new instances, and eight extra deaths. Authorities additionally mentioned hospitalizations have been on the rise.
The transmission of COVID-19 is growing amongst youthful, unvaccinated individuals. Authorities say 83% of the brand new instances are amongst these below 50 years previous.
“I’d moderately individuals not undergo what I went via, going via this COVID,” Greg Datastanyan, who was initially towards the COVID-19 vaccines till he ended up within the ICU, mentioned. “But when you may get the vaccine and get no less than 50% lower than what I went via, I may encourage you to get it.”
Well being officers say the extremely contagious Delta variant is answerable for the quick unfold of the illness.
Medical doctors imagine older individuals haven’t been getting sick as a result of they have been the primary to get inoculated towards the virus, however that there’s nonetheless numerous vaccine hesitancy.
“The overwhelming majority of sufferers which might be turning into hospitalized or turning into sick are usually not vaccinated,” Dr. Thomas Yadegar, ICU medical director at Windfall Cedars Sinai Medical Middle, informed CBSLA. “In case you take a look at sufferers which might be dying, these are sufferers that weren’t vaccinated. By vaccinating, you’re defending your self towards the extreme type of COVID. Sure, you continue to contract the virus, however you gained’t almost get as sick. You gained’t have to be hospitalized. You gained’t have to die unnecessarily.”
As for Datastanyan, he’s been transferred to the progressive care unit the place he has a message for anybody who’s on the fence about vaccination.
“Take into consideration getting vaccinated. That may save them from going via what I went via,” he mentioned.
Officers in any respect ranges proceed to level out that vaccines have been efficient.
Greater than 4.6 million individuals in LA County are totally vaccinated up to now. Of these, solely 0.06% have examined constructive for the coronavirus.