LA County Sets New Record For Daily COVID Cases
Los Angeles County has, once again, shattered its single-day record for new coronavirus cases.
Health officials reported an additional 7,854 confirmed cases today, topping a record that was set just two days ago.
Another 44 people have died from COVID-19, while more than 2,500 patients are now hospitalized across the county.
The latest update comes as the state announced a new, regional stay-at-home plan, which groups several counties together and triggers new restrictions if that region's vacant ICU bed capacity falls below 15%.
Christina Ghaly with the county Department of Health Services says even with rising hospitalizations and increased transmission, the county's current intensive care unit capacity is now around 24%:
"It hopefully reinforces the idea that hospitals can create capacity for additional COVID patients when they need to. However, that's not an unlimited ability."
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. County or any other California county that interests you. These numbers are current as of Tuesday, Dec. 2:
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