The Cities of Palmdale 566 Lancaster 469 confirmed cases of Covid19 as of 5/17/2020


LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) has confirmed 29 new deaths and 694 new cases of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). Twenty-four people who died were over the age of 65 years old, four people who died were between the ages of 41 to 65 years old and one person between the ages of 18 to 40 years old. Sixteen people had underlying health conditions including 14 people over the age of 65 years old, one person 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 37,974 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of LA County, and a total of 1,821 deaths. Ninety-two percent of people who died had underlying health conditions. Of those who died, information about race and ethnicity is available for 1,688 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 o