L.A. County reports all-time high COVID-19 case number


Los Angeles County Public Health Department officials reported more than 6,000 COVID-19 cases Monday, the highest single-day case number since the onset of the pandemic.

Approximately 1,500 of Monday’s cases are from a backlog in cases due to reporting systems being updated over the weekend, according to Public Health officials.

Over the weekend, Public Health reported one additional death being reported in the Santa Clarita Valley, bringing the local death toll to 81.

Public Health also released the following updated COVID-19 statistics Monday:

COVID-19 cases reported in L.A. County: 6,124
Total COVID-19 cases in L.A. County: 370,636

New deaths related to COVID-19 reported in the past 24 hours: 8
Total COVID-19 deaths in L.A. County: 7,446

Hospitalizations countywide: 1,473; 27% of whom are in the ICU.
Hospitalizations at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital as of Nov. 18: 20, with 348 discharged since the onset of the pandemic.

COVID-19 cases reported in the Santa Clarita Valley in the past 24 hours: 144, of which 102 came from the city of Santa Clarita.
Total COVID-19 cases in the SCV: 9,055
Total COVID-19 deaths in the SCV: 81

The numbers of SCV cases, including all area health care providers’ daily figures and those at Pitchess Detention Center, broken down into region, are as follows:

City of Santa Clarita: 5,750
Unincorporated – Acton: 105
Unincorporated – Agua Dulce: 58
Unincorporated – Bouquet Canyon: 16
Unincorporated – Canyon Country: 213
Unincorporated – Castaic: 2,348 (majority of Castaic cases come from Pitchess Detention Center, exact number unavailable)
Unincorporated – Lake Hughes: 10
Unincorporated – Newhall: 33
Unincorporated – Placerita Canyon: 0
Unincorporated – San Francisquito Canyon/Bouquet Canyon: 3
Unincorporated – Sand Canyon: 7
Unincorporated – Saugus: 47
Unincorporated – Saugus/Canyon Country: 12
Unincorporated – Stevenson Ranch: 274
Unincorporated – Val Verde: 118
Unincorporated – Valencia: 61

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