Los Angeles had a 6% increase in coronavirus cases for the second day in a row on Friday, Mayor Eric Garcetti announced at a news conference this evening.
It equalled the smallest single-day increase since LA County started tracking statistics.
There were 474 new coronavirus cases in LA on Friday, bringing the total number in the county to 8,430. There were also 18 new deaths, for a total to 241.
"We can see the rate of increase slowing but we're still doubling the number of cases and increasing the overall number," the mayor said.