The Omicron variant has brought California to a rate of 4 new infections every second and the outbreak continues to increase as the state exceeds 6 million COVID-19 positive cases since the beginning of the pandemic. 

Johns Hopkins University reported Monday afternoon that California has a total of 6,885,177 reported infections. As of Monday, 308,820 new positive cases were reported in the state.

Los Angeles County is the epicenter of the current wave of infections as it exceeded 45,500 new positive cases on the same day. These are unprecedented numbers in California, which became the state with the most accumulated cases in the country. 

There are more than 11,000 hospitalized patients throughout the state. Gov. Gavin Newsom projects hospitalizations to surpass 23,000.

On Monday, Johns Hopkins University reported that Los Angeles County has the most COVID-19 infections and deaths. 

Los Angeles would reach two million infections on Tuesday if the current rate continues, and it already has 27,785 deaths.

The counties of Miami-Dade in Fla. and Maricopa county, Ariz. approach one million infections each. 

San Diego County, also with a growing number of infections, had 1,013 hospitalized on Monday, 172 of them in intensive care beds, and 183 hospital beds were available to care for COVID-19 patients.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, there have been 19,414 people have been hospitalized, 1,961 in intensive care.

In San Diego, the death toll from COVID-19 is 4,500 people.

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