Hospitalizations Surge As LA County Shatters Report For Over 10,000+ Confirmed Instances Of COVID-19 Sunday – CBS Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) Authorities said Sunday that Los Angeles County broke its previous record and reported the highest number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in a single day.

The number of confirmed cases for the county rose to 10,528, according to the Los Angeles Department of Health. Of these, the district reported 23 new deaths. In addition, there was an all-time high of 2,855 people currently hospitalized with COVID-19, 23 percent of whom were in intensive care.

The staggering numbers came with the entire Southern California region now under massive new health restrictions to curb the rapidly increasing number of hospital stays and prevent intensive care units from being stretched to the point of rupture.

Governor Gavin Newsom’s “regional home stay” ordinance went into effect at 11:59 pm on Sunday. It was triggered when ICU bed availability remained below 15% in Southern California’s 11 counties after the daily update on Saturday in the California Department of Public Health.

The region’s available intensive capacity was 10.3% on Sunday, compared to 12.5% ​​on Saturday and 13.1% on Friday.

The Southern California region consists of Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Diego, Imperial, Inyo, Mono, San Bernardino, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Ventura counties.

The stay at home order is for three weeks and prevents gatherings of people from different households. Regions may withdraw from orders on December 28th if ICU capacity projections for the following month are greater than or equal to 15%.

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