According to CNN on December 25, Los Angeles County, California, reported 148 COVID-19 deaths on the 24th, and the number of new deaths in the county in a single day reached a record high for two consecutive days.
“In today’s Los Angeles County, there’s one person dying every 10 minutes from COVID-19,” said Barbara Ferrell, the Los Angeles County Public Health Director, in a statement.
According to statistics from Johns Hopkins University, California became the first state in the United States to have more than 2 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 on the 23rd, and is the hardest hit by the epidemic in the United States.
With the end of the year holiday approaching, California public health officials are worried.
They believe that many of the current surge in cases are caused by large trips and parties during Thanksgiving.
Some officials have warned that if a large number of Californians choose to ignore public health guidelines this holiday, it can be predicted that a new wave of cases will surge.