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The pace of new COVID-19 hospitalizations is spiking so quickly in Los Angeles County that it is now literally off the charts, forcing officials to redrawn the graphics used to illustrate the grim projections for what is ahead.

In October, fewer than 150 patients infected with the coronavirus were being admitted daily into hospitals.

By late November, that number had doubled to about 300 patients a day — as high as it’s ever been in the entire pandemic.

And now it has more than doubled yet again, to roughly 700 new hospital patients daily, just a few days before Christmas. That rate is bringing crisis to L.A. County.

Read the full story on LATimes.com.

L.A. County Department of Health Services projection of new daily hospitalizations for COVID-19 as of Wednesday. (Los Angeles County Department of Health Services)
L.A. County Department of Health Services projection of new daily hospitalizations for COVID-19 as of Wednesday.
(Los Angeles County Department of Health Services)
Chart shows the number of people hospitalized each day with COVID-19 in Los Angeles County. (Los Angeles Times)
Chart shows the number of people hospitalized each day with COVID-19 in Los Angeles County.
(Los Angeles Times)

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By Richard Moran

Richard Moran loves to write about sports with the Golden State Online. Before that, he worked as a senior writer at ESPN. Richard grew up in San Diego and graduated from the University of San Diego in 2004, after which he worked as an editor for five years.

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