Nearly 60% of New COVID-19 Cases in Los Angeles County Occur in Residents Between 18 and 49 Years Old

Los Angeles–The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) has confirmed 68 new deaths and 2,347 new cases of COVID-19. Residents between the ages of 18 and 49 years old make up nearly 60% of new COVID-19 cases, with residents between the ages of 30 to 49 years old driving most of these reported cases.

Residents between the ages of 30 and 49 years old have the highest case rate among all age groups in LA County. Since the beginning of June, case rates for this group nearly tripled to a high of 1,122 cases per 100,000 population on July 24. Younger residents are also being hospitalized more than before. People between the ages of 30 and 49 years old account for 25% of hospitalized patients in the County. Patients between the ages of 18 and 29 years old now account for more than twice the proportion of all hospitalizations than they did in April. These patients now match the hospitalization rate of people aged 80 years old or older. By comparison, hospitalizations of those 80 years old or older have fallen by half since a peak in April.

There are 1,768 confirmed cases currently hospitalized and 31% of these people are confirmed cases in the ICU. This continues to be lower than the daily hospitalizations of over 2,000 patients reported last week.

To date, Public Health has identified 197,912 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of L.A. County, and a total of 4,825 deaths. The majority of all cases have occurred among people between the ages of 18 and 49 years old with over 109,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases.

Of the 68 new deaths, 23 people that passed away (excluding Long Beach and Pasadena) were over the age of 80 years old, 24 people who died were between the ages of 65 and 79 years old, 17 people who died were between the ages of 50 and 64 years old, and three people who died was between the ages of 30 and 49 years old. Fifty-two people had underlying health conditions including 17 people over the age of 80 years old, 20 people between the ages of 65 and 79 years old, 13 people between the ages of 50 and 64 years old, and two people between the ages of 30 and 49 years old.

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