LA County Reports Another 40,000-Plus COVID Cases; Hospital Number Up Again

Another 40,000-plus cases of COVID-19 were reported in Los Angeles County today as the easily transmitted Omicron variant of the virus continued to make its impact felt, particularly in hospitals, where patient numbers continue to rise. According to state figures, there were 4,257 COVID-positive people in county hospitals as of Friday, up from 4,175 on Thursday. A total of 600 of those patients were being treated in intensive care, up from 586 a day earlier.

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