LA County Admits 90% of COVID Patients Were Not Hospitalized for COVID

The Los Angeles County Health Services Director says 90% of COVID patients were not being hospitalized for COVID.

QUICK FACTS:
  • LA County Health Services Director Dr. Christina Ghaly revealed that 90% of COVID-positive patients were not in the hospital being treated for COVID, the Gateway Pundit reported.
  • “If you recall, we do test everyone on admission to the hospital for COVID. We used a PCR test, and because of that, there’s a lagging positivity given that the PCR test often remains positive for a couple of months, and it will take time for the trendline to decline to the point where it again mirrors the general population,” Ghaly said.
  • “We do still periodically chart audits to look at the total [percentage] of patients who are in the hospital for their COVID illness rather than just with positive COVID test, and that number is currently at 10 percent,” she continued.
  • When asked by Republican member of the LA County Board of Supervisors, Kathryn Ann Barger-Leibrich, what percentage of patients were admitted and then tested positive for COVID, Ghaly claimed only 10% were initially admitted due to the virus.
LA COUNTY HEALTH SERVICES DIRECTOR ON PATIENTS BEING ADMITTED FOR CONDITIONS OTHER THAN COVID:

“This is FOR the four DHS hospitals where we do the manual chart reviews to look at that,” Ghaly said. “10% are admitted to the hospital for COVID, and 90% are there for incidental findings. But they’re primarily there for another reason.”

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