COVID-19: Figures continue steady decline county, statewide


Los Angeles County Public Health officials continue to see promising signs of recovery from the winter surge in COVID-19 figures, with fewer than 3,000 cases reported Monday.

“Cases, hospitalizations and positive test rates continue to decline and are heading in the right direction,” said county Supervisor Hilda Solis, of the 1st District. “Just as with the Super Bowl and with any holiday occasion, which may prompt people to gather, I’m asking residents to continue being cautious during this upcoming weekend of Valentine’s Day and Presidents Day. Please remember that a continual decline in cases and hospitalizations is not automatic and is a result of our collective hard work to mitigate the spread of the virus. … Our progress can easily be undone.”

Over the weekend, Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital reported one additional COVID-19-related death Saturday, followed by two more deaths reported Monday, none of which have yet to be added to the county’s death toll for the Santa Clarita Valley.

Statewide, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced COVID-19 figures have also continued their steady decline, with approximately 10,000 cases reported Monday, whereas one month ago more than 50,000 cases had been reported on Jan. 8. The state’s COVID-19 positivity rate has also declined from 14% to 5% in the same time period, Newsom added.

Public Health also released the following updated COVID-19 statistics Monday:

New COVID-19 cases reported in L.A. County in the past 24 hours: 2,741
Total COVID-19 cases in L.A. County: 1,149,064

New deaths related to COVID-19 reported: 93
Total COVID-19 deaths in L.A. County: 18,135

Hospitalizations countywide: 4,186; 29% of whom are in the ICU.
Hospitalizations at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital as of Feb. 8: 58, with 1,069 discharged since the onset of the pandemic.

COVID-19 cases reported in the Santa Clarita Valley in the past 24 hours: 69, 51 of which came from the city of Santa Clarita.
Total COVID-19 cases in the SCV: 24,727
Total COVID-19 deaths in the SCV: 236, with one additional death reported by Henry Mayo Saturday and two more Monday.

The numbers 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: 18,092
Unincorporated – Acton: 408
Unincorporated – Agua Dulce: 239
Unincorporated – Bouquet Canyon: 42
Unincorporated – Canyon Country: 733
Unincorporated – Castaic: 3,475 (majority of Castaic cases come from Pitchess Detention Center, exact number unavailable)
Unincorporated – Lake Hughes: 38
Unincorporated – Newhall: 66
Unincorporated – Placerita Canyon: 0
Unincorporated – San Francisquito Canyon/Bouquet Canyon: 14
Unincorporated – Sand Canyon: 15
Unincorporated – Saugus: 125
Unincorporated – Saugus/Canyon Country: 34
Unincorporated – Stevenson Ranch: 988
Unincorporated – Val Verde: 293
Unincorporated – Valencia: 168

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