COVID-19 is on Track to Become the Second Leading Cause of Death in LA County

Culver City residents are urged to adhere to the County’s Health Order in light of recent data which indicates COVID-19 is on track to become the second leading cause of deaths in LA County, and it is quickly outpacing other illnesses, including the flu.

LA County’s DPH Director, Dr. Barbara Ferrer, explained that the flu is a dangerous virus in its own right, but nowhere near as deadly as COVID-19. In the fall, winter and into spring (8 months) — the flu and pneumonia killed 1,521 people. In the first six months of 2020, COVID-19 has killed more than twice as many people as the flu — 3,402.

Unlike the flu, there is no vaccine for COVID-19 at this time. This is one of the reasons LA County is working hard to flatten the curve and slow the spread of COVID-19. By doing so, we’re able to limit the strain on LA County’s health care system when flu season arrives in just a few months, and to contain a virus that we now understand is much more deadly than the flu.

Visit the County’s website to keep up with daily COVID-19 data, including today’s 7-Day Daily Average at 

http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus/data/index.htm

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