January 15 The Los Angeles Times reported on the 14th that according to the latest estimates of American scientists, up to one-third of Los Angeles County residents have been infected with the novel coronavirus since the coronavirus epidemic, which means that the virus is spreading rapidly in the region.
According to scientific models, more than 3 million of the 10 million residents of Los Angeles County have contracted the novel coronavirus, with nearly 13,000 deaths.
This estimate is three times as many as the cumulative confirmed cases in Los Angeles.
Officials have always believed that testing can only screen a certain proportion of infected people, but many people actually have no symptoms or only show mild symptoms.
“Unfortunately, the virus is still spreading on a large scale and a large number of vulnerable people can still be found.” “In order to significantly slow the spread of the virus,” said Roger Lewis, director of COVID-19 modeling at the Los Angeles County Health Department, that about 75 percent of the population is required to form immunity through widespread vaccination.
Los Angeles County has reportedly averaged more than 15,000 new cases per day in the past week, one of the highest rates of confirmed cases so far.
This has caused an even worse disaster for the already overburdened hospitals in Los Angeles County, and doctors have to even choose to rescue patients with higher survival rates first.