Coronavirus: L.A. County reported 11,271 new cases, 56 new deaths as of Dec. 21


The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health reported 11,271 new cases of the coronavirus, bringing the total number of cases to 634,849 as of Monday, Dec. 21.

The 56 new deaths reported by county officials on Monday brought the total number of deaths to 8,931.

Hospitalizations continue to reach new highs. There was a record number of 160 new patients hospitalized by the virus as of Monday. The total number of patients in L.A. County hospitals is 5,709, with 21% in ICUs.

The breakdown of people infected with the coronavirus by age is as follows:

  • 0-4: 11,610
  • 5-11: 26,861
  • 12-17: 33,050
  • 18-29: 148,575
  • 30-49: 205,699
  • 50-64: 113,818
  • 65-79: 43,785
  • Over 80: 16,788

Data posted each day is preliminary and subject to change, officials emphasize. More information may become available as individual case investigations are completed.

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