Santa Clarita Valley sees increase of 27 COVID-19 cases in past 24 hours

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Officials again warned residents Thursday about the importance of protecting against influenza and COVID-19, amid a report of 27 new COVID-19 diagnoses for the Santa Clarita Valley in the last 24 hours.

The symptoms for the flu are similar to those of COVID-19, and are also dangerous to older residents and those with underlying conditions, according to Los Angeles County Public Health Department officials, who added that COVID-19 testing and getting the flu vaccine are important measures in stopping the spread of the virus.

L.A. County Department of Public Health officials released the following updated COVID-19 statistics Thursday:

Countywide COVID-19 cases reported in the past 24 hours: 1,232

Total COVID-19 cases in L.A. County: 286,183

New deaths related to COVID-19 reported in the past 24 hours: 24

Total COVID-19 deaths in L.A. County: 6,834

Hospitalizations countywide: 723

Hospitalizations at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital as of Oct. 15: 11

COVID-19 cases reported in the Santa Clarita Valley in the past 24 hours: 27

Total COVID-19 cases in the SCV: 6,686

Total COVID-19 deaths in the SCV: 67

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: 3,884

Unincorporated – Acton: 78

Unincorporated – Agua Dulce: 30

Unincorporated – Bouquet Canyon: 10

Unincorporated – Canyon Country: 159

Unincorporated – Castaic: 2,135 (majority of Castaic cases come from Pitchess Detention Center, exact number unavailable)

Unincorporated – Lake Hughes: 4

Unincorporated – Newhall: 14

Unincorporated – Placerita Canyon: 0

Unincorporated – San Francisquito Canyon/Bouquet Canyon: 0

Unincorporated – Sand Canyon: 7

Unincorporated – Saugus: 28

Unincorporated – Saugus/Canyon Country: 10

Unincorporated – Stevenson Ranch: 187

Unincorporated – Val Verde: 89

Unincorporated – Valencia: 51

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