California and Los Angeles County continue to report record-high coronavirus case rates. Today, L.A. County announced 131 deaths — the highest number ever reported — and 21,411 new cases, about 7,000 of which were part of a backlog. Intensive care capacity is 1.7%. — CBS Los Angeles, KTLA
The prevalence of the coronavirus in LA County is higher than ever before: officials estimate that 1 in 80 people in the county are currently infectious with the virus.
— Soumya (@skarlamangla) December 16, 2020
As L.A. hospitals receive their vaccine shipments today and tomorrow, medical staff prepare to administer shots to as many as 500 people a day. — ABC Los Angeles
In Orange County, at least three hospitals have requested that a mobile field hospital be set up to assist with the COVID-19 surge. — NBC Los Angeles
A recent study published by USC reveals how low-income residents in L.A. have been impacted by food insecurity since the start of the pandemic. — USC Dornsife
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