Today, Los Angeles County had 2,523 more new confirmed cases than the total from yesterday. This is the second highest single day increase. Monday started the week with the highest single day increase. In between the week’s bookends, the county also had the third, fourth, eighth and twelth highest one day increases. As the county Director of Public Health stated on Monday, “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 further again today from forty-four to thirty. New deaths increased from eighteen to twenty. Inside the hospitals, the current number of COVID-19 patients increased 1.1% from 1,698 to 1,717. The number of patients currently being treated in the ICU also increased by 1.1% from 441 to 446. The number of patients on ventilators decreased 4.1% from 315 to 302.
More charts and commentary can be read in the Situation Summary for Los Angeles County.
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