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For Immediate Release:

December 06, 2020

L.A. County Surpasses 10,000 Daily COVID-19 Cases for the First Time as Hospitalizations Continue to Surge 23 New Deaths and 10,528 New Positive Cases of Confirmed COVID-19 in Los Angeles County

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) today released the latest data on COVID-19. L.A County shatters the previous record for highest daily number of new cases by surpassing 10,000 COVID-19 cases reported in a day. Nearly every day this week the County surpassed all-time highs for the daily number of new cases and the number of people with COVID-19 currently hospitalized.

Sunday, December 6
Daily new cases: 10,528
Daily deaths: 23
Daily positivity rate (7-day avg): 11.2%
Daily hospitalizations: 2,855

Saturday, December 5
Daily new cases: 8,948
Daily deaths: 44
Daily positivity rate (7-day avg): 11.4%
Daily hospitalizations: 2,769

Friday, December 4
Daily new cases: 8,860
Daily deaths: 60
Daily positivity rate (7-day avg): 11.8%
Daily hospitalizations: 2,668

Thursday, December 3
Daily new cases: 7,854
Daily deaths: 44
Daily positivity rate (7-day avg): 11.9%
Daily hospitalizations: 2,572

Wednesday, December 2
Daily new cases: 5,987
Daily deaths: 40
Daily positivity rate (7-day avg): 11.9%
Daily hospitalizations: 2,439

Tuesday, December 1
Daily new cases: 7,593
Daily deaths: 46
Daily positivity rate (7-day avg):11.3%
Daily hospitalizations: 2,316

Monday, November 30
Daily new cases: 5,150
Daily deaths: 17
Daily positivity rate (7-day avg): 10.3%
Daily hospitalizations: 2,185

Starting at mid-night today, L.A. County residents will need to adhere to the State’s Regional Stay At Home Order. Residents should remain at their homes and with members of their household as much as possible. Even if you don't feel sick, being around people outside your household is extremely risky. Avoid doing any activities that are not essential. Always wear a face covering whenever outside your home, keep your distance from others not in your household, wash your hands frequently, and avoid crowds. Individuals with underlying health conditions and those that are older should remain in their home and not be around others unless seeking routine or essential health care. Please contact your health care provider to schedule essential care, as these services remain open and can be utilized safely. If you are having difficulty breathing, go to an emergency room or call 911.

A wide range of data and dashboards on COVID-19 from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health are available on the Public Health website at

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Laboratory Confirmed Total Cases 449851*

Deaths 7909