Today, Los Angeles County had a new record setting high of 2,545 more new confirmed cases than the total announced yesterday. This is 20.9% more than the record one-day high which was set only last Wednesday. The county public health department explicitly stated that this new high is not due to a sudden dump of backlogged laboratory test results. The increase is due to community transmission. Also today, new hospitalizations declined further from fourteen to eleven. New deaths however has increased from ten to seventeen.
Inside the hospitals, the current number of COVID-19 patients increased a further 1.9% from 1,426 to 1,453. The number of patients currently being treated in the ICU decreased by 1.6% from 414 to 407. The number of patients on ventilators dropped 7.8% from 299 to 276.
More charts and commentary can be read in the Situation Summary for Los Angeles County.
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