Today, Los Angeles County reported 1,977 more new confirmed cases than the total that was announced yesterday. This is the sixth highest single day increase. Four of the five higher record setters have been within the past ten days. As the county Director of Public Health stated on Monday, the day the highest record was set, “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.”
New hospitalizations almost doubled today from sixty-four to one hundred and twenty-one. New deaths increased 20.6% from thirty-four to forty-one. Inside the hospitals, the current number of COVID-19 patients increased 4.9% from 1,556 to 1,663. The number of patients currently being treated in the ICU increased very slightly from 405 to 408. The number of patients on ventilators increased 4.2% from 282 to 294.
More charts and commentary can be read in the Situation Summary for Los Angeles County.
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