Today, Los Angeles County had 2,320 more new confirmed cases than yesterday when the record setting high of 2,545 new cases was announced. Today’s second-place finish is still 10.2% more than the record one-day high which was set last Wednesday but now fallen to third place. Saturday had the fifth highest one day count. As the county Director of Public Health stated yesterday, “What we really saw today, and I think what we’ve been seeing all along is what I would call a real increase that is attributed to more community transmission.”
Also today, new hospitalizations jumped from eleven to seventy-four. New deaths doubled from seventeen to thirty-four. Inside the hospitals, the current number of COVID-19 patients increased a 4.3% from 1,453 to 1,515. The number of patients currently being treated in the ICU increased very slightly from 407 to 409. The number of patients on ventilators also increased very slightly from 276 to 280.
More charts and commentary can be read in the Situation Summary for Los Angeles County.
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