In an Alarming New Record, Daily COVID Cases Surpass 10,500 in L.A. County

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Reprinted from The Los Angeles Times by Alex Wigglesworth, Jack DolanRong-Gong Lin II and Thomas Curwen on December 6, 2020.

With a new stay-at-home order set to go into effect across much of California late Sunday, hard-hit Los Angeles County reached another alarming milestone in the coronavirus surge, surpassing 10,000 new daily cases.

The county reported 10,528 new cases Sunday and 23 additional deaths. Hospitalizations also reached a new high, with 2,988 patients.

L.A. County has seen an unprecedented increase in coronavirus cases in recent weeks, filling hospitals. Sunday’s numbers underscore concerns that the region has not yet hit its peak. …

LA Times 12/6

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