Los Angeles County crossed another grim milestone in the coronavirus pandemic on Wednesday – more than 10,000 cumulative deaths since March, with 1,000 of those deaths occurring in just the past eight days.
Also on Wednesday, the county crossed over the 750,000 threshold for cumulative cases, with a third of those cases occurring the past 19 days.
“Unfortunately, given the amount of travel and holiday intermingling that may be happening over this winter holiday, we all need to be prepared for another surge that will start with even higher case numbers in January,” said Barbara Ferrer, LA County Public Health director. “I want to again urge everyone recently returning or coming to Los Angeles County from outside the greater Southern California region – whether you just went to visit family in another state or took a trip north of here – to quarantine at home for a minimum of 10 days. This is required for everyone who traveled for leisure or recreation.”
County health officials announced 274 more people dead from the coronavirus on Wednesday, pushing the county’s cumulative death toll to 10,056 people.
It took the county just eight days to add over 1,000 deaths – the county crossed the 9,000 death milestone on Dec. 22 when it registered 9,016 cumulative deaths.
On Wednesday, Los Angeles County reported 10,392 new COVID-19 cases. The county now has a cumulative total of 756,116 cases since the pandemic began in March.
It took just 19 days for the county to add a quarter million cases – the county crossed the 500,000 cumulative case threshold on Dec. 11, when it had a cumulative total of 501,635 cases.
As of Wednesday, there are 7,415 people hospitalized with COVID-19 in Los Angeles County. That’s 234 more people than were hospitalized on Tuesday. That also sets a new record for hospitalizations in the county, beating the previous record of 7,181 which was set on Tuesday.
Of those hospitalized, 20% are in the ICU. That translates to about 1,483 people in the ICU.
The 11-county Southern California region’s ICU bed availability remains at 0%. It first dropped to 0% on Dec. 17 and has remained there ever since. Because of that low ICU bed availability, the state on Tuesday extended its regional stay-at-home lockdown order for an indefinite period of time. Only when the ICU bed availability rises to near 15% will the region’s lockdown order be lifted.
To date, more than 4.67 million people have been tested for the coronavirus since the pandemic began. Of those tested, an average of 15% are testing positive.
West Hollywood recorded 19 new cases on Wednesday, for a cumulative total of 1,411 cases since the pandemic began. The city had no new deaths; the cumulative death total remains at 11 deaths.
Below are the numbers for areas near West Hollywood:
- Beverly Hills – 20 new cases for a total of 1,595 cases and no new deaths for a total of 14 deaths.
- Carthay neighborhood – 6 new cases for a total of 588 cases and 1 new death for a total of 28 deaths.
- Culver City – 9 new cases for a total of 1,213 cases and no new deaths for a total of 39 deaths.
- Hollywood – 42 new cases for a total of 3,263 cases and no new deaths for a total of 26 deaths.
- Melrose neighborhood – 61 new cases total of 4,900 cases and no new deaths for a total of 97 deaths.
- Miracle Mile – 10 new cases for a total of 542 cases and 1 new death for a total of 7 deaths.
- Park La Brea – 9 new cases for a total of 348 cases and no new deaths for a total of 1 death.
- Santa Monica – 34 new cases for a total of 2,690 cases and 5 new deaths for a total of 68 deaths.
The Carthay neighborhood incorporates the areas of Los Angeles between the Beverly Hills city limits and Fairfax Avenue, with Beverly Boulevard as the northern border and Wilshire Boulevard as the southern border.
The Melrose neighborhood incorporates the areas of Los Angeles east of La Cienega and west of Vermont Avenue, between Santa Monica Boulevard on the north and Beverly Boulevard on the south.
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