Reprinted from Deadline Hollywood by Alexandra Del Rosario on January 2, 2021.
Los Angeles County ended 2020 breaking Covid-19 records and brought in the new year doing just the same.
On Saturday Los Angeles Public Health officials reported that L.A. County has surpassed 800,000 total coronavirus cases – with nearly half of the cases being reported in the last month. To date Los Angeles County has confirmed 806,210 Covid-19 cases and reported at total of 10,682 coronavirus-related deaths.
As L.A. nears its anniversary of the first reported Covid-19 case, officials confirm 15,701 new cases and 138 coronavirus-related deaths on Saturday alone. December, defined by continued lockdowns, closures and holiday gatherings, marked the fastest acceleration of new cases throughout the pandemic, officials said in a statement.
As of Saturday, there are currently 7,627 patients currently hospitalized for the infectious disease. Hospitalizations continue to rise while ICU capacity sees a continual decrease. Since last Saturday, an additional 850 Angelenos have been hospitalized for coronavirus. …