3,322 New Cases of COVID-19 Confirmed in Los Angeles County, a New Single-Day Record

Los Angeles–The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) has confirmed 18 new deaths and 3,322 new cases of COVID-19. To date, Public Health has identified 133,549 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of LA County, and a total of 3,809 deaths.

Testing results are available for over 1,336,000 individuals with 9% of all people testing positive.

Currently, there are 2,093 people hospitalized, 26% of these people are confirmed cases in the ICU and 19% are confirmed cases on ventilators. This remains substantially higher than the 1,350 to 1,450 daily hospitalizations seen four weeks ago. Any modifications in the Health Officer Order are always in the name of preventing more cases, more serious illnesses, increased hospitalizations and more deaths.

Of the 16 people that passed away (excluding Long Beach and Pasadena), 14 people were over the age of 65 years old and two people who died were between the ages of 41 and 65 years old. Eleven people had underlying health conditions including 10 people over the age of 65 years old and one person between the ages of 41 to 65 years old. Two deaths were reported by the city of Long Beach.

Ninety-three percent of people who died had underlying health conditions. Of those who died, information about race and ethnicity is available for 3,543 people (99 percent of the cases reported by Public Health); 46% of deaths occurred among Latino/Latinx residents, 26% among White residents, 16% among Asian residents, 11% among African American/Black residents, less than 1% among Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander residents and 1% among residents identifying with other races. Upon further investigation, 15 cases and two deaths reported earlier were not LA County residents.

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