LA County sees major progress in high-risk groups that were among the first to be offered COVID-19 vaccinations.
The county's reporting 50 or fewer Covid cases a week among healthcare workers and first responders.
That's down from a peak of more than 1,900 cases a week during the winter surge.
And Covid-related deaths have dropped from a high of 24 a week to just six in the past month.
"We're really glad to see that these numbers are decreasing although even one death from COVID-19 is one too many," says LA County Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer.
She also points out that hospitalizations among people 80 and older have plummeted.
A review of Covid-related hospitalizations for people of all ages between August and January indicates most had at least one underlying health condition, the most common one was cardiovascular disease.