ICU availability dips to 1.7% in LA County

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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 AngelesKTLA

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

Full coverage: A person stops for a photo while wearing a face covering, sunglasses and a hat. Photo by Afonso Salcedo.

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