LA County Announces 40 New Deaths, confirmed Covid19 cases in the Cities of Palmdale 556 and City of Lancaster 463

LA County Announces 40 New Deaths, confirmed Covid19 cases in the Cities of Palmdale 556 and City of Lancaster 463

May 16, 2020

 

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) has confirmed 40 new deaths and 1,073 new cases of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). Thirty-three people who died were over the age of 65 years old, nine people who died were between the ages of 41 to 65 years old and one person between the ages of 18 to 40. Thirty-four people had underlying health conditions including 25 people over the age of 65 years old, eight people between the ages of 41 to 65 years old and one person between the ages of 18 to 40 years old.

 

To date, Public Health has identified 37,303 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of LA County, and a total of 1,793 deaths. Ninety-two percent of people who died had underlying health conditions. Of those who died, information about race and ethnicity is available for 1,659 people (99 percent of the cases); 39% of deaths occurred among Latinx residents, 29% among White residents, 18% among Asian residents, 12% among African American residents, 1% among Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander residents and 1% among residents identifying with other races. Upon further investigation, 29 cases and two deaths reported earlier were not LA County residents. Three previously reported Long Beach deaths were dropped from the report after investigation.

 

As of today, 5,784 people who tested positive for COVID-19 (16% of positive cases) have been hospitalized at some point during their illness. There are 1,648 people who are currently hospitalized, 26% 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 298,000 individuals and 11% of people testing positive.

 

"Our hearts go out to everyone who has lost someone they love to COVID-19. We share in your sorrow, and wish you healing and peace,” said Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd, Director of Public Health. “As more places re-open in LA County, I want to thank all of you who have done your part to slow the spread of COVID-19. We will all need to continue to work together on this, including practicing physical distancing and wearing our cloth face coverings when we are around other people. These actions work – they protect you, they protect others, and they save lives.”

 

The Health Officer Order issued earlier this week, replaced the previous Health Officer Order and allows for retailers and manufacturers, select recreational facilities, and beaches to reopen. All retailers can reopen for curbside, door-side, outside pickup, or delivery only and manufacturing and logistic businesses that supply retail businesses can also reopen. Before retail businesses, manufacturing and logistic businesses reopen, they are required to prepare, implement and post their plan for adhering to directives including distancing and infection control practices that protect both employees and customers. Select recreational facilities, community gardens, and beaches for active recreation are now open. Everyone must continue to practice staying at least six feet apart and wearing a clean cloth face covering that securely covers both your nose and mouth when you are in contact with other people not in your household. This Order continues to require that specific higher-risk businesses remain closed and prohibits public and private gatherings of any number of people outside of a single household unit.

 

Public Health will assess the activities allowed by the Order on an ongoing basis and modify the Order as appropriate. Residents will also be able to track progress on the Recovery Dashboard. Currently, LA County is in stage two of the five-stage Roadmap to Recovery  and until the final stage five is reached, Health Officer Orders and directives will continue to ensure that we slow spread of COVID-19 to prevent an overwhelming surge of COVID-19 cases at healthcare facilities.

An interactive dashboard is available that provides an overview on COVID-19 testing, cases and deaths along with maps and graphs showing testing, cases and death data by community poverty level, age, sex and race/ethnicity.  To view Public Health's COVID-19 Surveillance Dashboard, visit: http://dashboard.publichealth.lacounty.gov/covid19_surveillance_dashboard/.

 

The Health Officer Order, 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.

The best protection against COVID-19 is to wash your hands frequently, avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands, self-isolate if you are sick, practice physical distancing (especially by staying at home) 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.

Please see additional information below:

 

 

Total Cases

NEW

Laboratory Confirmed Cases*

37303

1073

-- Los Angeles County (excl. LB and Pas)

35419

1008

-- Long Beach

1214

57

-- Pasadena

670

8

Deaths

1793

40

-- Los Angeles County (excl. LB and Pas)

1673

43

-- Long Beach

51

-3

-- Pasadena

69

0

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

 

 

- 0 to 17

1252

 

- 18 to 40

12253

 

- 41 to 65

14415

 

- over 65

7378

 

- Under Investigation

121

 

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

 

 

- Female

17457

 

- Male

17684

 

- Other

9

 

- Under Investigation

269

 

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

 

 

- American Indian/Alaska Native

24

 

- Asian

2385

 

- Black

1562

 

- Hispanic/Latino

12368

 

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

253

 

- White

4482

 

- Other

1520

 

- Under Investigation

12825

 

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

 

 

- Hospitalized (Ever)

5784

 

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

 

 

- American Indian/Alaska Native

2

 

- Asian

299

 

- Black

203

 

- Hispanic/Latino

640

 

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

16

 

- White

482

 

- Other

17

 

- Under Investigation

14

 

CITY / COMMUNITY**

 

Rate**

City of Agoura Hills

33

158.02

City of Alhambra

148

170.66

City of Arcadia

65

112.55

City of Artesia

20

119.08

City of Avalon

0

0

City of Azusa

117

233.81

City of Baldwin Park

191

248.8

City of Bell

183

503.69

City of Bell Gardens

158

366.84

City of Bellflower

236

303.6

City of Beverly Hills

124

359.21

City of Bradbury

2

187.09

City of Burbank

342

319.09

City of Calabasas

50

205.57

City of Carson

341

363.36

City of Cerritos

83

165.78

City of Claremont

30

82.23

City of Commerce

22

168.34

City of Compton

352

352.34

City of Covina

122

248.82

City of Cudahy

115

472.34

City of Culver City

127

318.58

City of Diamond Bar

47

81.72

City of Downey

398

348.32

City of Duarte

95

431.5

City of El Monte

319

272.02

City of El Segundo

31

184.68

City of Gardena

206

336

City of Glendale

833

403.4

City of Glendora

89

168.68

City of Hawaiian Gardens

22

149.9

City of Hawthorne

299

336.76

City of Hermosa Beach

26

132.18

City of Hidden Hills

1

52.91

City of Huntington Park

261

438.77

City of Industry

10

2288.33

City of Inglewood

472

415.56

City of Irwindale

4

274.16

City of La Canada Flintridge

47

227.13

City of La Habra Heights

8

146.65

City of La Mirada

118

237.91

City of La Puente

65

159.72

City of La Verne

24

72.11

City of Lakewood

130

161.77

City of Lancaster*

463

286.56

City of Lawndale

84

249.9

City of Lomita

45

217.09

City of Lynwood*

322

446.93

City of Malibu

34

262.33

City of Manhattan Beach

73

202.78

City of Maywood

127

452.78

City of Monrovia

120

309.28

City of Montebello

245

380.58

City of Monterey Park

117

187.92

City of Norwalk

286

265.74

City of Palmdale

556

349.76

City of Palos Verdes Estates

42

310.6

City of Paramount

197

351.64

City of Pico Rivera

325

505.57

City of Pomona

297

190.47

City of Rancho Palos Verdes

77

180.13

City of Redondo Beach

123

179.05

City of Rolling Hills

2

103.09

City of Rolling Hills Estates

13

160.24

City of Rosemead

66

119.24

City of San Dimas

39

112.99

City of San Fernando

157

637.9

City of San Gabriel

81

197.78

City of San Marino

19

143.1

City of Santa Clarita

576

261.31

City of Santa Fe Springs

36

196.04

City of Santa Monica

240

259.61

City of Sierra Madre

8

72.8

City of Signal Hill

17

144.1

City of South El Monte

52

248.98

City of South Gate

360

366.77

City of South Pasadena

110

422.22

City of Temple City

107

293.51

City of Torrance

337

225.77

City of Vernon

1

478.47

City of Walnut

32

104.81

City of West Covina

202

186.63

City of West Hollywood

154

416.77

City of Westlake Village

6

71.77

City of Whittier

210

240.19

Los Angeles

17969

444.27

Los Angeles - Adams-Normandie

35

426.73

Los Angeles - Alsace

38

305.34

Los Angeles - Angeles National Forest

0

0

Los Angeles - Angelino Heights

12

 

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