Wednesday Numbers Continue Declining with Hospitalizations Nearing 1,000 for First Time in Four Months


COVID numbers in Los Angeles County continued declining on Wednesday in all categories, with hospitalizations fast declining to nearly 1,000 people. The last time there were few than 1,000 people with the coronavirus in the hospital was mid-November.

There are 1,079 people currently in the hospital in Los Angeles County according to county health officials. That’s 40 fewer people in the hospital than on Tuesday when there were 1,119 people hospitalized. 

The county’s all-time high for COVID hospitalizations occurred on Jan. 7, when there were 8,098 people hospitalized.

There are 309 people currently in the ICU according to the state. The county’s total ICU capacity is about 2,500 beds.

County health officials announced 119 more COVID-related deaths on Wednesday. The cumulative death toll in LA County is 22,213 people.

The highest number of COVID deaths in a single day occurred on Jan. 8 with 318 deaths. The second highest occurred on Jan. 30 with 316 deaths. 


LA County reported 1,514 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday. The county now has a cumulative total of 1,206,713 cases since the pandemic began in March.

To date, over  5.915 million people in the county have been tested for the coronavirus since the pandemic began. The current positivity rate is 2.3%.

West Hollywood recorded 5 new cases; the cumulative total is 2,160 cases since the pandemic began. The city had no new deaths; the cumulative death total is 35 deaths.

Below are the numbers for areas near West Hollywood:

  • Beverly Hills – 5 new cases for a total of 2,524 cases and 32 deaths.
  • Carthay neighborhood – 3 new cases for a total of 879 cases and 61 deaths.
  • Century City – 3 new cases for a total of 573 cases and 11 deaths.
  • Culver City – 2 new cases for a total of 2,117 cases and 95 deaths.
  • Hollywood – 15 new cases for a total of 5,286 cases and 66 deaths.
  • Melrose neighborhood – 17 new cases total of 7,911 cases and 198 deaths.
  • Miracle Mile – 6 new cases for a total of  923 cases and 17 deaths.
  • Park La Brea – no new cases for a total of 579 cases and 1 death.
  • Santa Monica – 17 new cases for a total of 4,443 cases and 153 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.

For information about the many resources available to West Hollywood residents who have been impacted by COVID-19,  CLICK HERE.

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