Los Angeles County reported zero COVID-19 deaths for the 2nd day in a row
Los AngelesCounty reported no new COVID-19deaths Monday for the second day in a row.
- It's the county's first time going two days without reporting a
coronavirusdeath since March 2020.
- COVID-19 cases and deaths in the county have slowly been decreasing as vaccine efforts ramp up.
Los Angeles County reported no new COVID-19 deaths for the second day in a row, county health officials announced Monday.
This is the first time the nation's most populous county has reported no additional deaths from COVID-19 for two consecutive days since March 18, 2020, according to county data. County health officials said in a statement that the number of cases and deaths could be affected by reporting delays.Nevertheless, coronavirus cases and deaths in Los Angeles County have slowly been decreasing as vaccine efforts ramp up in the county and in
Residents ages 16 and older became eligible for COVID-19 vaccines in mid-April. In late March, Pfizer requested authorization from the Food and Drug Administration for use in adolescents ages 12 to 15 after clinical-trial data suggested the vaccine it developed with BioNTech was highly effective in a trial of more than 2,000 adolescents. Data also suggested the vaccine was "well tolerated" among those ages 12 to 15.The FDA is set to authorize the use of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for those ages 12 to 15 by next week, The New York Times reported, though the agency has yet to confirm its authorization plan.
Ahead of the FDA authorization, Los Angeles County public-health officials are "urging providers to consider expanding the range of vaccines they are delivering to include Pfizer," according to the press release."Our ability to maintain low numbers of cases, and correspondingly low numbers of hospitalizations and deaths, can be attributed in large part to the increased number of people vaccinated," Barbara Ferrer, the Los Angeles County public-health director, said in a statement. "There will be a time in the not-distant future when many of our children will be eligible for the vaccine."
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