LOS ANGELES, Calif. (KERO) — COVID-19 cases are spiking in Los Angeles as the Delta variant fuels infections. Officials there are reporting a 165 percent increase in cases compared to last week.
The numbers are up across California also.
"A couple of weeks ago we started seeing a trickling in of coronavirus patients, but in the last week, we have seen a significant rise," explains Dr. Barbara Ferrer, Los Angeles County public health director. "100 percent every patient I have had to hospitalize due to COVID-19 has been unvaccinated."
A bill that cleared the state legislature on Thursday requires public schools to offer a remote learning option. That way parents wary of health risks at schools will have options.