Los Angeles County crossed two coronavirus milestones it would have preferred not to have crossed on Tuesday – more than 3,000 people hospitalized with COVID-19 and a cumulative total of 8,000 deaths.
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health announced 64 more people dead from the coronavirus on Tuesday, pushing the county’s cumulative death toll to exactly 8,000 people.
The county reported 8,547 new cases on Tuesday, with 3,113 people hospitalized with COVID-19. Of those hospitalized, 24% are in the ICU.
The 11-county Southern California region’s availability of ICU beds now stands at 10.1%, down from 10.9% on Monday.
Because the number of available ICU beds is so low, the state has put the Southern California region under a new Safer at Home lockdown order that started Monday morning at midnight. This lockdown is scheduled to last three weeks, ending on Dec. 28, but could be extended if the COVID numbers don’t come down.
Los Angeles County now has a cumulative total of 466,321 COVID-19 cases according to figures released Tuesday.
With more than 3,955,000 people in LA County have been tested for COVID-19 since the pandemic began in March, the test positivity rate on Tuesday was 11.0%.
West Hollywood saw 15 new cases on Tuesday for a cumulative total of 1,021 cases. There were no new deaths from COVID in the city. The city’s cumulative death toll remains at nine deaths.
Below are the daily numbers for areas near West Hollywood:
- Beverly Hills – 16 new cases for a total of 1,128 cases and 11 total deaths.
- Culver City – 16 new cases for a total of 742 cases and 35 total deaths.
- Hollywood – 28 new cases for a total of 2,202 cases and 20 total deaths.
- Melrose neighborhood – 38 new cases for a total of 3,216 cases and 82 total deaths.
- Miracle Mile – 6 new cases for a total of 340 cases and 6 total deaths.
- Park La Brea – 9 new cases for a total of 226 cases and 1 total death.
- Santa Monica – 33 new cases for a total of 1,727 cases and 51 total deaths.
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