California Breaks Record For New Daily Coronavirus Cases, Hospitalizations Surge
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The California Health Department reported a record number of new coronavirus cases on Tuesday. The new daily balance of 5,019 was a big leap from the previous 4,230 record that was recorded on Monday. Hospital admissions, confirmation that the infection was new compared to increased testing, also rose to a total of 3,868.
The total number of hospital stays broke records on both Saturday and Sunday. 3,702 COVID-19 patients were reported in hospital beds. The previous high before the weekend was almost two months earlier on April 29. That was 3,497 new hospital stays.
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California COVID-19, by numbers:
Positive cases: 183,073
Confirmed hospital stays: 3,868
Confirmed hospitalizations in intensive care: 1,197
00:02 a.m. - June 24, 2020
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California was one of seven states that reported the highest number of hospitalizations since the pandemic began, according to the Washington Post on Tuesday. The others included Texas, Arizona, Arkansas, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.
In Southern California, the number of patients in the hospital is growing fastest. However, some districts in the Central Valley and Bay Area were only rarely affected by the highest total number of COVID-19 hospitalizations.
After an increase in cases is reported, experts generally review whether there is an increase in hospital admissions to confirm an outbreak, as opposed to only increased cases due to increased testing. The weekly number of tests in LA County is 87,000. This is an eight-week low from a high of 117,000 five weeks ago.
Los Angeles County Health Department - the largest in the state - announced Tuesday for the fourth time in a week that over 2,000 new COVID-19 cases have occurred in the region. This is a daily mark that cannot be seen even at the peak of the virus's spread. The 24-hour total reported on Tuesday was 2,364.
The increase in hospital stays and the rate of spread was even more worrying.
From the Ministry of Health press release:
Public health continues to evaluate key recovery indicators to understand how COVID-19 affects communities and is able to treat people who may become seriously ill. Public health has seen a slight increase in hospital admissions and the 7-day average daily positive rate. There are currently 1,515 people in the hospital, 27% of these people are in the intensive care unit and 18% are ventilated. Although this number is significantly lower than the peak values of over 1900 people hospitalized daily for COVID-19, there have been more than 1350 to 1450 daily hospitalizations in the past few weeks. And while the cumulative positivity rate remains at 8%, the 7-day average of the daily positivity rate has risen to 8.8%.
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@lapublichealth announces 34 new deaths related to # COVID19 and 2,364 new cases of confirmed COVID-19 in Los Angeles County. 88,262 positive cases in all areas of LA County and a total of 3,171 deaths. view
00:15 - June 24, 2020
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A day earlier, the department had set the 7-day positive rate to 8.4 percent.
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announces a new COVID-19 test initiative on Tuesday:
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