L.A. County Surpasses Records Again with Hospitalizations, and Deaths Increase

 



The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) confirms the highest number of new COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations reported in a day with 8,860 new cases and 2,668 people currently hospitalized.


The number of new cases surpassed yesterday's high of 7,854 by more than 1,000 cases and is the third time this week Los Angeles County has surpassed the previous all-time high of new cases. 


Of the 2,668 people with COVID-19 currently hospitalized, 24% of these people are in the ICU.  This is the fourth consecutive day the number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 surpassed the all-time high; this is a doubling from two weeks ago when daily hospitalizations were 1,298.


Today, Public Health has confirmed 60 new deaths. The number of COVID-19 daily deaths continues to climb. Two weeks ago, the County averaged 21 daily deaths.


Yesterday, the State announced a Regional Stay Home Order that will go into effect and would remain in effect for at least 3 weeks in California regions where ICU capacity falls below 15%.  The Order mirrors L.A. County's current Health Officer Order in many places but is more restrictive in certain areas.  The State Order prohibits private gatherings of any size, closes sector operations including, in-person dining at restaurants and personal grooming services, and requires 100% masking and physical distancing.  As a reminder, everyone in California must adhere to State Health Officer Orders. Counties may be more restrictive than State mandates, but not less restrictive. 

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