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California again shatters coronavirus records with deadliest month yet

Los Angeles county in particular has seen a catastrophic surge in cases as hospitals in the region are forced to turn away ambulances

California has again shattered its record for Covid deaths, with 432 fatalities reported on Wednesday as the state faces its deadliest month in the pandemic and a dire shortage of hospital resources.

California’s case rate is now far outpacing every other state in the US, and a catastrophic surge in Los Angeles county is forcing hospitals to turn away ambulances and make plans to ration care. The state’s new single day record for deaths is equivalent to one death every three minutes, according to LA Times data, which shows more than half of the fatalities are in LA.

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