More than 1,000 people have died of Covid-19 in Los Angeles County over the past week as California grapples with surging cases and overwhelmed hospitals.
"L.A. County reached the terrible milestone of more than 11,000 deaths due to Covid-19," Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Director Dr. Barbara Ferrer said in a statement, as she urged all residents to stay home and follow public health orders.
"As a community, we must commit to stopping the spread of Covid-19 in its tracks so that we can save as many lives as possible."
The pandemic has devastated much of the US state.
On Tuesday, the state reported 368 new coronavirus deaths -- pushing the number of lives lost in the state to 27,000 since the start of the pandemic. Some 2.45 million have been infected.
The surge in cases has put California at the epicenter of the US's struggle against coronavirus.