Los Angeles County public health officials on Sunday reported 971 new coronavirus cases and three related deaths.
The number of new cases and deaths is usually lower on Sundays and Mondays because of laboratory reporting delays.
The county now has logged a total of 282,135 cases of the virus, and 6,771 people have died.
Officials continued to report encouraging signs of progress in the county’s fight against the virus.
There were 693 people with a confirmed case of COVID-19 in county hospitals as of Saturday, down from more than 2,200 at the peak of the crisis in mid-July.
L.A. County last week saw a slight uptick in the number of new coronavirus cases reported each day, on Wednesday reporting its highest daily count of infections since Aug. 22, but experts said it’s