Today, Los Angeles County again had a high number of new confirmed cases, 1,345. This is the ninth consecutive day that New York City has had fewer new confirmed cases than Los Angeles County. New hospitalizations dropped by half from fifty-six yesterday down to twenty-eight. Coincidentally, the number of new deaths also dropped in half from forty-eight to twenty-four.

The total number of confirmed cases for the week ending today was 10,008 (+42.7% over the previous week) and happened to include all three of the days with the county’s largest increases. During the week, there were 337 new hospitalizations (-6.6% from the previous week) and 258 new deaths (-8.8% over the previous week). During the week, there were an average of 1,445 patients in hospital care (-5.1% over the previous week), 398 of these in the Intensive Care Unit (-2.6% over the previous week) and 275 on ventilators (-5.8% over the previous week).

Los Angeles County continues to lead California with the most number of COVID-19 confirmed cases and deaths by a huge margin with over 47% of the state’s confirmed cases and over 55% of its deaths. The number of daily new confirmed cases is now unmistakably on the rise from the range where it had been roughly plateaued in recent weeks. Hopefully, these recent increases are more likely the result of the huge boost in testing over the past month (roughly tripling) rather than the local situation deteriorating. New hospitalizations has dropped more than half over the past month and even new deaths has decreased slightly over this same span of weeks. Inside the hospitals, the current number of patients, in the ICU and on ventilators are all down from the previous week.