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Hospital Workers In LA County Being Pushed To Brink With New COVID-19 Cases

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Hospital workers are being pushed to the brink in Los Angeles County, where 1,000 people have died in the last four days collectively as a result of the coronavirus.

As a result of the continuing surge, military personnel have arrived to assist in Los Angeles County and Riverside with the record-number of cases.

"I presume now that every patient that I am seeing and I act like every patient that I am seeing is COVID positive. Except for my last few shifts, I would say that close to 80 percent, maybe 90 percent of patients, are COVID positive," said Dr. Haig Aintablian, a UCLA ER physician.

As of Sunday, Los Angeles County reported 14,482 new COVID-19 cases, 166 new deaths and 7,964 current hospitalizations.

Of those hospitalized, 22% are in intensive care.

The resources listed below can provide information about the pandemic and best practices for staying safe:

For information about how to get a free coronavirus test in L.A. County, visit

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