Los Angeles County and Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital each reported Thursday their highest one-day death tally related to COVID-19 since the onset of the pandemic.
“(I)t’s the highest number we’ve ever reported for one day. It is heartbreaking,” said Moody. “We appeal to everyone to please follow Public Health guidelines over the holidays.”
As of Thursday, a total of 85 people are hospitalized at Henry Mayo, added Moody.
Countywide, the death tally in just the past 24 hours marked 148, the highest ever in the county.
L.A.’s new high death toll surpassed Wednesday’s record of 145 new COVID-19 deaths and 6,155 people currently hospitalized — the highest number of deaths and admissions countywide since the beginning of the coronavirus crisis.
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health officials released the following updated COVID-19 statistics Thursday:
New COVID-19 cases reported in L.A. County in the past 24 hours: 13,678
Total COVID-19 cases in L.A. County: 667,299
New deaths related to COVID-19 reported in the past 24 hours: 148
Total COVID-19 deaths in L.A. County: 9,299
Hospitalizations countywide:6,499; 20% of whom are in the ICU
Hospitalizations at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital as of Dec. 24: 85, with 602 discharged since the onset of the pandemic.
ICU capacity for Southern California: 0.0%
COVID-19 cases reported in the Santa Clarita Valley in the past 24 hours: 289, 250 of which came from the city of Santa Clarita.
Total COVID-19 cases in the SCV:15,033
Total COVID-19 deaths in the SCV: 110, including five from Henry Mayo reported Thursday.
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:10,454
Unincorporated – Acton: 231
Unincorporated – Agua Dulce: 113
Unincorporated – Bouquet Canyon: 22
Unincorporated – Canyon Country: 439
Unincorporated – Castaic: 2,803 (majority of Castaic cases come from Pitchess Detention Center, exact number unavailable)
Unincorporated – Lake Hughes: 21
Unincorporated – Newhall: 52
Unincorporated – Placerita Canyon: 0
Unincorporated – San Francisquito Canyon/Bouquet Canyon: 4
Unincorporated – Sand Canyon: 8
Unincorporated – Saugus: 72
Unincorporated – Saugus/Canyon Country: 24
Unincorporated – Stevenson Ranch: 531
Unincorporated – Val Verde: 164
Unincorporated – Valencia: 95
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