L.A. County coronavirus cases top 15,000; 46 more deaths – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles County officials on Tuesday confirmed 1,400 more coronavirus cases, 880 of which were included in a backlog from laboratories that had not previously reported results through the county’s electronic system.

The county also reported 46 new coronavirus-linked deaths, bringing the toll to at least 663.

More than 89,000 residents have been tested for COVID-19, and at least 15,140 have tested positive, Public Health Department director Barbara Ferrer said.

There are 1,739 people currently hospitalized with the virus, and of those, 31% are in intensive care. Nearly one-fifth of all hospitalized patients are on ventilators.

The news comes as various communities throughout the state consider easing stay-at-home orders issued to stem the spread of the disease.

Source: L.A. County coronavirus cases top 15,000; 46 more deaths – Los Angeles Times