Hospitalizations and intensive care unit admissions for coronavirus patients continue to rise in California, setting a new record with a total of 6,745 hospitalizations and 1,886 ICU admissions, according to data from the California Department of Public Health.
The state reported 260 new hospitalizations on Tuesday, which reflects a 4% increase from Monday. There was an increase of 53 new ICU patients, reflecting a 2.9% rise from Monday.
The majority of the hospitalizations are in Los Angeles County, according to the public health agency.
The state added 7,346 new positive cases, a 2.2% increase from the previous day. The total of cases statewide stands at 336,508
There were 47 new deaths, a 0.7% increase from the previous day, bringing the statewide total to 7,087.
The positivity rate over a two-week period is 7.1%, according to the public health agency.