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L.A. County recorded 2,551 single-day COVID-19 cases Wednesday—the highest one day mark since February.

The increase over a month has been “20-fold” according to L.A. Public health, as the county had 124 single-day cases on June 21. On that date, L.A. County also had 213 people hospitalized with COVID-19, a number that has increased to 585 at the moment.

“Of the new cases reported by Public Health, 83% are among people under the age of 50 years old,” Public Health said in its latest COVID-19 update. “People who are not vaccinated are at the highest risk of getting infected with COVID-19. Unvaccinated adults who are older or who have certain medical conditions are at highest risk of severe COVID-19 disease.”

If the previous system of California COVID-19 restrictions were still in effect, L.A. County would be in the “purple tier,” which was the most restrictive for businesses and residents, and would have had a significant amount of indoor operations closed.

More than 1,000 daily COVID-19 cases have been averaged in the last 15 days with a positive case rate that increased from 0.7% to 5.2%.

LA Weekly