L.A. County coronavirus cases, hospitalizations rising as Thanksgiving nears
By Jennifer Johnson
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Los Angeles County has reported 10 additional new cases of the COVID-19 virus, bringing the total number of cases in the county to 588. All have been found in the county’s five-county region.
The cases bring the total number of cases in Los Angeles County to 6,946, with 2,096 cases hospitalizations and 528 deaths, according to the county’s latest update.
Last week, 2,053 new cases were confirmed as of April 5, bringing the total county figure to 6,946.
Los Angeles County is the county most affected by the current outbreak in California.
Los Angeles County Health Services reports that, as of Monday morning, the county has had a total of 588 confirmed cases of coronavirus, 44 of which are in-hospital, and 528 total cases of coronavirus, with 25 of those in-hospital. The county’s total number of hospitalizations now stands at 2,096. There are 528 total deaths, the latest figure from the county.
The county is reporting a growing hospitalization total. In addition to the 22 patients hospitalized on Monday, the L.A. County Department of Medical Examiner/Coroners’ Bureau reported that an additional five people died from COVID-19 in Los Angeles County as of Sunday, bringing the total to five deaths in the county, according to the DME.
It is important to note that the number of confirmed cases in Los Angeles County is not the only gauge of the COVID-19 epidemic in the county. The county counts each positive test as a separate case. If the total number of cases in the county grows, this could reflect increasing case diversity, which could be because of greater reporting of confirmed cases.
Los Angeles County has seen a sharp increase in hospitalizations in recent days. The latest update from the L.A. County Department of Public Health shows a total of 22 deaths, up from 11 on Saturday, with the latest figure, which is up from 14 on Saturday. The department also noted a record 588 positive cases, which are up from 550 Saturday and 488 on Sunday.
According to the latest update from the DME, the total number of patient admissions on Monday morning is now 892,