Coronavirus: 6,492 new cases, 262 deaths reported in Los Angeles County on Jan. 20

The County of Los Angeles Public Health reported 6,492 new cases of the coronavirus on Wednesday, Jan. 20, increasing the cumulative total in the county to 1,038,092 cases since tracking began.

There were 262 deaths reported by the county on Wednesday, raising the total number of reported deaths to 14,384.

The data on deaths in the county is compiled from death certificates or gathered through the course of case investigations and can take weeks to process.

The county also reported 7,253 patients in local hospitals with the coronavirus on Wednesday. With 23% of those in ICUs.

The county’s breakdown of deaths by age is as follows:

  • 80 and older: 5,066 (37.8%)
  • 65-79: 4,406 (32.9%
  • 50-64: 2,615 (19.5%)
  • 30-49: 882 (6.58%)
  • 18-29: 91 (0.679%)
  • Unknown: 333 (2.49%)

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California regions and ICU capacity for Jan. 19

As ICU capacity dwindles in Southern California the percentages in this graphic have been adjusted by state public health officials to represent the high levels of COVID-19 patients among all ICU patients. More actual beds may be available.

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Vaccines administered as of Jan. 17

The California Department of Public Health site shows a total of 3,226,775 vaccine doses, which includes the first and second dose, have been shipped to local health departments and health care systems as of Jan. 17.

The totals of vaccines administered across six different regions are in the maps below. As of Jan. 17, a total of 1,393,224 vaccine doses have been administered statewide.That’s up 609,748 from the Jan. 11 report. The state cautions that the numbers do not represent true day-to-day change as reporting may be delayed.

 

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