LA County reports nearly 13,000 COVID-19 cases in one day

Yesterday, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced that a new and highly contagious variant of the coronavirus — first identified in the United Kingdom — has been discovered in Southern California. That same day, L.A. County reported 12,979 new COVID-19 cases and 227 deaths. — PatchCBS Los Angeles

About 25 to 50 maskless people gathered at a Fairfax District grocery store to protest L.A.’s COVID-19 restrictions. — NBC Los Angeles

Hospitals serving L.A.’s low-income communities of color are experiencing the biggest challenges in providing COVID-19 care to patients. — KTLA

A conservative evangelical singer is attempting to host multiple open-air maskless concerts in L.A. in defiance of health mandates. — The San Diego Union-Tribune

If the entirety of 2020 feels like a blur, here’s a month-by-month breakdown of how the pandemic swept through L.A. since January. — Los Angeles magazine

Researchers are finding that some coronavirus patients develop psychosis as one of their symptoms of the disease. — ABC Los Angeles

Customers inside a laundromat in Echo Park wear masks to protect them against COVID-19. Photo by Jose Tobar.