Today, Los Angeles County reported 2,139 more new confirmed cases than the total that was announced yesterday. This is the third highest single day increase. Since Monday, the county has had its top three, seventh and eleventh highest one day increases. 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 dropped in half today from eighty-eight to forty-four. New deaths decreased 14.3% from twenty-one to eighteen. Inside the hospitals, the current number of COVID-19 patients increased 1.3% from 1,676 to 1,698. The number of patients currently being treated in the ICU increased by 1.1% from 436 to 441. The number of patients on ventilators increased 7.1% from 294 to 315.
More charts and commentary can be read in the Situation Summary for Los Angeles County.
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