Health officials said previously that roughly 40% of the patients were actually admitted for COVID-related issues, while the rest were admitted for other reasons but tested positive at the hospital.
Los Angeles County may once again bring back the indoor mask mandate. According to Director Barbara Ferrer, if the county reaches the CDC's high transmission category, masking may be required indoors – again.
Los Angeles County reported 4,353 new cases of COVID-19 in its latest data, a big spike in daily infections that underscores the seriousness of the latest cold-weather surge in transmission.
Friday's daily positivity rate, reflecting a seven-day average, was 11.2% on Friday -- up from 10.6% on Thursday and 6.5% last week.
The average daily rate of new COVID-19 cases in LA County has risen to 100 infections per 100,000 residents, the county's health officer says, meaning the county is again "strongly recommending" that everyone wear masks in indoor public spaces.
After months of decline, LA County health officials have reported a sharp increase in the average daily number of new COVID-19 infections.
The number of COVID-positive patients has bounced up and down in recent weeks, with health officials closely watching the figures as they hope to avoid another winter surge of virus infections, hospitalizations and deaths.
The number of COVID-positive patients in Los Angeles County hospitals continued its gradual decline, dropping by nine people to 446, according to the latest state figures.
A family in Los Angeles believes a rare case of "COVID psychosis" may have led to their loved one's sudden disappearance.
With winter months and colder weather approaching, Los Angeles County's health director urged residents to receive a COVID-19 vaccine booster shot to fend off what could be another jump in transmission.
The average daily rate of people testing positive for the virus was 4.1% as of Monday.
Reddy Budamala, of Irvine, was sentenced to four years behind bars for fraudulently obtaining more than $5 million in COVID-19 relief loans, which he used to purchase properties in Eagle Rock, Malibu and Irvine.
Face masks will no longer be required on buses, trains and other mass transit vehicles in Los Angeles County starting Friday, nor will they be mandated at airports and other transportation hubs.
COVID-19 masking rules will be eased in Los Angeles County starting Friday.
According to the CDC, the county's new-case rate is at 192.8 per 100,000 residents.
The FDA is taking a gamble with a fast-tracked approval of the updated shot, hoping to beat out any more virus mutations before the fall and winter surge hits.
Los Angeles County could soon graduate into the "low" category as case numbers continue to fall.
Beginning Monday, UCLA will drop its indoor masking requirement, with the exception of areas where face coverings are still mandated by county health officials, such as health care facilities and on public transportation, campus officials announced.
Los Angeles County has moved out of the CDC's "high" COVID activity category due to a falling rate of hospital admissions and overall cases.
Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn announced she has tested positive for COVID-19.