6,450 More COVID Cases in LA County; Hospitalizations Top 1,300
A total of 6,450 new COVID-19 cases were confirmed in Los Angeles County on Wednesday, bringing the total number of virus-positive patients in county hospitals to 1,328, up from 1,299 on Tuesday. Another 18 virus-related fatalities were also announced Wednesday, raising the overall death toll to 32,566.
Steadily rising hospital numbers over the past few weeks led to the county being moved into the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's "high" virus-activity level last Thursday. A universal mandatory indoor mask-wearing mandate is expected to take effect on July 29.