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:
- L.A. County residents can call 2-1-1
- Los Angeles County Department of Public Health: http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus/
- California Department of Public Health: https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/Immunization/ncov2019.aspx
- U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019- ncov/index.html Spanish https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index-sp.html
- World Health Organization (WHO): https://www.who.int/health-topics/coronavirus
For information about how to get a free coronavirus test in L.A. County, visit https://corona-virus.la/covid-19-testing.
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