COVID-19 deaths surpass 5,000 in U.S. Los Angeles County

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LOS ANGELES, Aug. 11 (Xinhua) -- The death toll from COVID-19 in Los Angeles County, the most populous county in the United States with a population of over 10 million, surpassed 5,000 on Tuesday, hitting "a tragic milestone," local public health officials said.

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health reported 63 new deaths and 1,440 new cases of COVID-19 in its daily update. The department has identified 5,057 deaths and 211,808 positive cases in the metropolitan area in California.

Officials said the number of new cases reported in the daily update is missing reports from one of the larger labs, which is contributing to the lower number of new cases, and a backlog of lab reports for Los Angles County from the State electronic laboratory system should be reconciled this week.

A total of 1,524 confirmed cases are currently hospitalized, among whom 32 percent are in the ICU. Daily hospitalizations were over 2,000 patients a month ago, according to the department. Enditem

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