L.A. County Sets Possible Single-Day New COVID-19 Cases Record With 3,322 Infections – Update

By Brandon Choe, Nellie Andreeva

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UPDATE, Sunday, July 12: The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health on Sunday reported 18 new deaths and 3,322 new cases of COVID-19. Excluding the 4,015 new cases reported on July 7, which included a significant portion of backlog, this is the highest single-day total to date for the county, eclipsing the 3,187 new cases for July 3.

To date, LA County has identified 133,549 positive cases of COVID-19, and a total of 3,809 deaths. Currently, there are 2,093 people hospitalized, 26% of these people are confirmed cases in the ICU and 19% are confirmed cases on ventilators. The test positivity rate is at 9%.

PREVIOUS, Saturday, July 11: The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health said Saturday that 57 more people died from coronavirus overnight, with 2,916 new cases reported. Across all areas of L.A. County, it brings the total to 130,242 cases and 3,793 deaths since the outbreak began.

Excluding the 4,015 new cases reported on July 7, which included backlogged data, this is the second highest single-day total to date for the county, only behind the 3,187 new cases on July 3.

There are more than 2,000 currently hospitalized, with 27% of those in the ICU and 18% being confirmed cases on ventilators. This number is significantly higher than the 1,350-1,450 daily hospitalization rates seen several weeks ago.

Of 1,313,000 individuals who were tested, 9% tested positive for coronavirus.

The L.A. County Department of Public Health urged business owners to follow the health officer directives, and any resident with underlying conditions to stay at home.

This article was printed from https://deadline.com/2020/07/l-a-county-coronavirus-57-new-deaths-2916-new-confirmed-cases-1202983515/