L.A. Public Health reported 45,584 positive COVID-19 cases Sunday, breaking the previous single-day record of 43,712 from January 7.

On Monday, January 4, the county reported 16,269 https://www.laweekly.com/l-a-county-sees-record-high-27091-covid-cases/, a number that has more than doubled since.  

“As the surge continues, we ask residents and businesses to continue following the public health safety measures that we know reduce spread and keep people safe,” Ferrer said Saturday. “This includes wearing a medical grade mask that is more protective against the Omicron variant and not spending time around others who are unmasked. These upgraded masks can be a surgical mask or an N95 or KN95 respirator mask.”

Hospitalizations also doubled over the past week, with the county recording 3,364 people with COVID-19 in hospitals, as of this writing. 

In response to the recent surge, L.A. Public Health has advised residents to “upgrade their masks” and use either medical grade masks or N95 grade respirators. 

Health officials have also advised against attending “higher-risk activities,” that take place indoors, involve people being unmasked, or have large crowds.

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