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LA County Reports 11,994 New COVID Cases, 288 Deaths

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L.A. County health officials have confirmed 11,994 new cases of coronavirus and 288 new deaths. Currently, there are 7,926 people hospitalized with COVID-19, and 22% of those individuals are in the ICU.

Today’s update brings the total number of cases to 944,319, and total deaths to 12,674.

In a statement, officials said that the county is “experiencing horrific loss of life due to COVID-19.” They note that the region is now averaging 230 deaths per day.

Of the deaths reported today:

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  • 100 people were over the age of 80
  • 106 people were between the ages of 65 and 79
  • 61 people were between the ages of 50 and 64
  • 17 people were between the ages of 30 and 49
  • two people who died were between the ages of 18 and 29

"Please do not underestimate this virus or let your drive to interact in person with friends outweigh following the safety measures,” said the county’s public health director, Barbara Ferrer, adding that if social gatherings and celebrations persist, “the outcome will be disastrous to our healthcare system.”
L.A. is currently under stay-at-home orders from the county, city and state. The state’s order overrides the local orders, and is more strict.

OVERALL LOOK AT LA COUNTY NUMBERS:

Here's a look at longer-term trends in the county. To see more, visit our California COVID-19 Tracker and choose L.A. or any other California county that interests you. These numbers are current as of Monday, Jan. 11.

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