LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – On Saturday, the Los Angeles County Division of Public Well being reported 2,097 new infections of COVID-19, 36 extra deaths and 1,593 coronavirus-related hospitalizations.
Whereas the Delta variant stays the dominant pressure of COVID-19 within the county, health officials have confirmed the presence of the highly contagious Mu variant, which might be able to evade at the moment accessible vaccines.
In keeping with the county Division of Public Well being, 167 Mu variants have been detected within the county, all between June 19 and Aug. 21, with most of them present in July.
Whether or not the Mu variant is definitely extra contagious, lethal or proof against remedies and vaccines than different strains of COVID-19, county officers stated extra analysis is required to earlier than these determinations may be made.
COVID-19 Day by day Replace:
September 4, 2021
New Instances: 2,097 (1,416,919 up to now)
New Deaths: 36 (25,434 up to now)
Present Hospitalizations: 1,593 pic.twitter.com/ZlOdVF2TJF
— LA Public Well being (@lapublichealth) September 4, 2021