Officials say the Delta variant spread is occurring among those who have not gotten their shots in 99% of the cases. Even with the latest rise, COVID-19 metrics remain far below the levels previously seen.
The Los Angeles County Health Department stressed the importance of following public health guidelines, including face masks and social distance, now that the U.K. variant has become the dominant COVID-19 strain in Los Angeles County.
L.A. County's average daily covid cases rate continues to fall, making it possible for the county to enter the Yellow Tier. This will allow more and more businesses to reopen and increase capacity limits.