Los Angeles County Announces 56 New Deaths Related to 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) has confirmed 56 new deaths and 1,329 new cases of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). Thirty-six people who died were over the age of 65 years old; 17 people who died were between the ages of 41 and 65 years old, and one person who died was between the ages of 18 and 40 years old. Forty-seven people had underlying health conditions including 30 people over the age of 65 years old and 17 people between the ages of 41 to 65 years old. Two deaths were reported by the City of Long Beach.

To date, Public Health has identified 62,338 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of LA County, and a total of 2,620 deaths. Ninety-four percent of people who died had underlying health conditions. Of those who died, information about race and ethnicity is available for 2,433 people (99 percent of the cases reported by Public Health) 41% of deaths occurred among Latino/Latinx residents, 28% among White residents, 18% among Asian residents, 12% among African American residents, 1% among Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander and residents identifying with other races. Upon further investigation, 36 cases and one death reported earlier were not LA County residents. As of today, 6,899 people who tested positive for COVID-19 (11% of positive cases) have been hospitalized at some point during their illness. There are 1,462 people who are currently hospitalized, 31% of these people are in the ICU and 20% are on ventilators. Testing capacity continues to increase in LA County, with testing results available for over 682,000 individuals and 8% of people testing positive.

“Each day, we think of the many people who are experiencing the sorrow of losing a loved one to COVID-19.  Our thoughts and prayers are with you every day, and we are deeply sorry for your loss,” said Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd, Director of Public Health. “If you are out and around other people, whether it be visiting reopened spaces or protesting, please try to keep physical distance of at least 6-feet from others and wear a cloth face covering at all times. If you think you may have been exposed to COVID-19 while out, it will be important to remain away from others as much as possible for 14 days. Should you develop symptoms within 14 days of exposure, please contact your healthcare provider or call 2-1-1 to connect to care and testing.”

COVID-19 testing continues to be prioritized for hospitalized patients, healthcare workers, and first responders with symptoms, as well as residents and employees, both symptomatic and asymptomatic, in long-term care facilities or other congregate living settings where there are outbreaks. Additionally, Public Health recommends testing for anyone who is older or has underlying health conditions with symptoms, as well as people who have been close contacts of people who are positive for COVID-19.  Anyone that has symptoms should also consider testing. It is important to note testing negative for COVID-19 right after being exposed does not mean you can’t become infected later during the incubation period. Individuals who are tested too soon after being exposed, are less likely to test positive because the viral load may be undetectable to the test. If anyone was possibly exposed to someone with COVID-19, and the test result is negative, they should remain at home for the full 14 days, to prevent spreading illness to others. For more information on how to get tested, visit:  covid19.lacounty.gov/testing.

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic and the risk of widespread transmission, everyone should always wear a face covering securely over their nose and mouth and keep six feet apart from others not in their household when out and about.  Businesses that are allowed to reopen must continue to implement their physical distancing and infection control protocols that protect both employees and customers. If anyone has been in a crowded setting, where people are congregating who are not using face coverings or distancing, or if you had close contact (within 6 feet for greater than 15 minutes) with non-household members who were not wearing face coverings please consider the following:

  • If you live with persons who are elderly or have high risk conditions, you should also maintain a six-foot distance and wear a face covering when you are with them at home, avoid preparing food for others, sharing utensils, bedding and towels, and increase cleaning and disinfecting of common surfaces.

The best protection against COVID-19 continues to be to wash your hands frequently, avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands, self-isolate if you are sick, practice physical distancing and wear a clean face covering when in contact with others from outside your household. People who have underlying health conditions remain at much greater risk for serious illness from COVID-19, so it will continue to be very important for the County’s vulnerable residents to stay at home as much as possible, to have groceries and medicine delivered, and to call their providers immediately if they have even mild symptoms.

The Safer at Work and in the Community Health Officer Order, Reopening Protocols, COVID-19 Surveillance Interactive Dashboard, Roadmap to Recovery, Recovery Dashboard, and additional things you can do to protect yourself, your family and your community are on the Public Health website, www.publichealth.lacounty.gov.

Please see additional information below:

 

Total Cases

Laboratory Confirmed Cases

62338

— Los Angeles County (excl. LB and Pas)

59181

— Long Beach

2183

— Pasadena

974

Deaths

2620

— Los Angeles County (excl. LB and Pas)

2442

— Long Beach

95

— Pasadena

83

Age Group (Los Angeles County Cases Only-excl LB and Pas)

–  0 to 17

3230

–  18 to 40

22503

–  41 to 65

23009

–  over 65

10146

–  Under Investigation

293

Gender (Los Angeles County Cases Only-excl LB and Pas)

–  Female

28865

–  Male

29975

–  Other

10

–  Under Investigation

331

Race/Ethnicity (Los Angeles County Cases Only-excl LB and Pas)

–  American Indian/Alaska Native

58

–  Asian

3317

–  Black

2258

–  Hispanic/Latino

20824

–  Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

288

–  White

6661

–  Other

7102

–  Under Investigation

18673

Hospitalization (Los Angeles County Cases Only-excl LB and Pas)

–  Hospitalized (Ever)

6899

Deaths Race/Ethnicity (Los Angeles County Cases Only-excl LB and Pas)

–  American Indian/Alaska Native

2

–  Asian

431

–  Black

286

–  Hispanic/Latino

998

–  Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

6

–  White

683

–  Other

27

–  Under Investigation

9

CITY / COMMUNITY**

Cases

Case Rate

City of Agoura Hills

35

167.6

City of Alhambra

238

274.43

City of Arcadia

97

167.95

City of Artesia

43

256.03

City of Avalon

0

0

City of Azusa

216

431.65

City of Baldwin Park

405

527.56

City of Bell

408

1122.98

City of Bell Gardens

359

833.51

City of Bellflower

457

587.89

City of Beverly Hills

146

422.94

City of Bradbury

4

374.18

City of Burbank

409

381.6

City of Calabasas

90

370.02

City of Carson

466

496.56

City of Cerritos

136

271.64

City of Claremont

58

158.97

City of Commerce*

86

658.05

City of Compton

748

748.72

City of Covina

206

420.13

City of Cudahy

291

1195.22

City of Culver City

162

406.37

City of Diamond Bar

78

135.62

City of Downey

853

746.52

City of Duarte

136

617.73

City of El Monte

688

586.69

City of El Segundo

37

220.42

City of Gardena

312

508.89

City of Glendale

1043

505.1

City of Glendora

164

310.82

City of Hawaiian Gardens

89

606.43

City of Hawthorne

439

494.44

City of Hermosa Beach

35

177.94

City of Hidden Hills

3

158.73

City of Huntington Park

611

1027.17

City of Industry

12

2746

City of Inglewood

686

603.97

City of Irwindale

4

274.16

City of La Canada Flintridge

55

265.79

City of La Habra Heights

10

183.32

City of La Mirada

209

421.38

City of La Puente

156

383.32

City of La Verne

34

102.16

City of Lakewood

218

271.27

City of Lancaster*

668

413.44

City of Lawndale

138

410.54

City of Lomita

53

255.68

City of Lynwood*

741

1028.5

City of Malibu

39

300.9

City of Manhattan Beach

82

227.78

City of Maywood

349

1244.25

City of Monrovia

169

435.57

City of Montebello

459

713.01

City of Monterey Park

184

295.53

City of Norwalk

591

549.14

City of Palmdale

812

510.79

City of Palos Verdes Estates

43

318

City of Paramount

422

753.26

City of Pico Rivera

607

944.25

City of Pomona

643

412.36

City of Rancho Palos Verdes

98

229.26

City of Redondo Beach

148

215.44

City of Rolling Hills

2

103.09

City of Rolling Hills Estates

14

172.56

City of Rosemead

142

256.55

City of San Dimas

74

214.39

City of San Fernando

212

861.37

City of San Gabriel

158

385.8

City of San Marino

23

173.23

City of Santa Clarita

829

376.09

City of Santa Fe Springs

83

451.97

City of Santa Monica

300

324.51

City of Sierra Madre

13

118.3

City of Signal Hill

39

330.59

City of South El Monte

110

526.69

City of South Gate

809

824.21

City of South Pasadena

134

514.34

City of Temple City

175

480.04

City of Torrance

410

274.67

City of Vernon

21

10047.85

City of Walnut

52

170.31

City of West Covina

444

410.22

City of West Hollywood

188

508.78

City of Westlake Village

6

71.77

City of Whittier

377

431.19

Los Angeles

28909

714.75

Los Angeles – Adams-Normandie

58

707.14

Los Angeles – Alsace

58

466.05

Los Angeles – Angeles National Forest

0

0

Los Angeles – Angelino Heights

18

719.42

Los Angeles – Arleta

297

864.13

Los Angeles – Atwater Village

52

354.56

Los Angeles – Baldwin Hills

184

591.16

Los Angeles – Bel Air

38

450.82

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