Public Health: Wildfires, heat wave account for lower COVID-19 figures

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Los Angeles County Department of Public Health officials released the following updated COVID-19 statistics Tuesday, noting recent wildfires and extreme heat have led to reduced testing:

Countywide COVID-19 cases reported in the past 24 hours: 474
Total COVID-19 cases in L.A. County: 255,049

New deaths related to COVID-19 reported in the past 24 hours: 47
Total COVID-19 deaths in L.A. County: 6,273

Hospitalizations countywide: 772; 33% of whom are in the ICU
Hospitalizations at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital as of Sept. 9: 12, with 240 discharged since the onset of the pandemic

COVID-19 cases reported in the Santa Clarita Valley in the past 24 hours: 6
Total COVID-19 cases in the SCV: 5,662
Total COVID-19 deaths in the SCV: 56

The number of SCV cases, including all area health care providers’ daily figures and those at Pitchess Detention Center, broken down into region, are as follows:

City of Santa Clarita: 3,213
Unincorporated – Acton: 66
Unincorporated – Agua Dulce: 26
Unincorporated – Bouquet Canyon: 6
Unincorporated – Canyon Country: 122
Unincorporated – Castaic: 1,923 (majority of Castaic cases come from Pitchess Detention Center, exact number unavailable)
Unincorporated – Lake Hughes: 2
Unincorporated – Newhall: 6
Unincorporated – Placerita Canyon: 0
Unincorporated – San Francisquito Canyon/Bouquet Canyon: 0
Unincorporated – Sand Canyon: 6
Unincorporated – Saugus: 27
Unincorporated – Saugus/Canyon Country: 1
Unincorporated – Stevenson Ranch: 156
Unincorporated – Val Verde: 66
Unincorporated – Valencia: 42

To view all coronavirus-related stories, visit signalscv.com/category/news/coronavirus.

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