Los Angeles County Announces 27 New Deaths Related to 2019 Novel Coronavirus

May 26, 2020

 

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) has confirmed 27 new deaths and 1,843 new cases of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). Although this is the highest number of new cases reported in a day, some of these cases are from a backlog of test results. Twenty people who died were over the age of 65 years old; six 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.  Seventeen people had underlying health conditions including 11 people over the age of 65 years old and six people between the ages of 41 to 65 years old.

 

To date, Public Health has identified 47,822 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of LA County, and a total of 2,143 deaths. Ninety-three percent of people who died had underlying health conditions. Of those who died, information about race and ethnicity is available for 1,974 people (99 percent of the cases reported by Public Health) 39% of deaths occurred among Latino/Latinx residents, 29% among White residents, 17% 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, thirty-nine cases reported earlier were not LA County residents. As of today, 6,195 people who tested positive for COVID-19 (13% of positive cases) have been hospitalized at some point during their illness. There are 1,443 people who are currently hospitalized, 28% of these people are in the ICU and 19% are on ventilators. Testing capacity continues to increase in LA County, with testing results available for over 514,000 individuals and 8% of people testing positive.

 

Of the 2,143 total deaths in LA County, 47% were in skilled nursing facilities. Testing capacity continues to increase across skilled nursing facilities in LA County with support from Public Health, the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services and the City of Los Angeles.  As of this Friday, 157 skilled nursing facilities have tested all residents and staff, and an additional 68 are being scheduled. Public Health continues to schedule appointments with other skilled nursing facilities to complete testing, conduct on-site inspections and survey bed capacity, staffing capacity and availability of personal protective equipment.

 

“To all of you who have lost someone you love to COVID-19, you are in our thoughts and prayers.  We wish you healing and peace during this very sad time,” said Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd, Director of Public Health. “As improved infection control practices and testing have increased over the last month, deaths among residents in nursing homes have dropped from 174 deaths for the week ending May 2, to 60 deaths for the week ending May 23. We continue to work with our partners to ensure that all facilities protect employees and residents.”

 

The current Health Officer Order that replaces the previous Health Officer Order allows for the reopening of beach bike paths and parking lots, indoor mall curbside service, and select vehicle parades. Retailers remain closed to public entry along with beach piers, and public and private gatherings of any number of people outside of a single household unit are still not permitted. Everyone must continue to follow distancing and infection control protocols, stay at least six feet apart and wear a clean cloth face covering that securely covers both your nose and mouth when in contact with other people not in your household.  The Health Officer Order continues to require specific higher-risk businesses to remain closed and prohibit dining in at restaurants. Restaurants are still allowed to serve food to customer via delivery, take-out or drive-thru.

 

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, and to 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.

 

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. The Health Officer Order, 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

47822

 

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

45387

 

-- Long Beach

1582

 

-- Pasadena

853

 

Deaths

2143

 

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

1988

 

-- Long Beach

73

 

-- Pasadena

82

 

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

 

 

-  0 to 17

2070

 

-  18 to 40

16380

 

-  41 to 65

18098

 

-  over 65

8650

 

-  Under Investigation

189

 

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

 

 

-  Female

22466

 

-  Male

22610

 

-  Other

10

 

-  Under Investigation

301

 

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

 

 

-  American Indian/Alaska Native

39

 

-  Asian

2826

 

-  Black

1863

 

-  Hispanic/Latino

16123

 

-  Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

279

 

-  White

5546

 

-  Other

3240

 

-  Under Investigation

15471

 

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

 

 

-  Hospitalized (Ever)

6195

 

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

 

 

-  American Indian/Alaska Native

2

 

-  Asian

343

 

-  Black

240

 

-  Hispanic/Latino

779

 

-  Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

16

 

-  White

574

 

-  Other

20

 

-  Under Investigation

14

 

CITY / COMMUNITY**

Cases

Case Rate

City of Agoura Hills

35

167.6

City of Alhambra

182

209.86

City of Arcadia

80

138.52

City of Artesia

30

178.62

City of Avalon

0

0

City of Azusa

153

305.76

City of Baldwin Park

286

372.55

City of Bell

285

784.43

City of Bell Gardens

257

596.69

City of Bellflower

357

459.25

City of Beverly Hills

134

388.18

City of Bradbury

3

280.64

City of Burbank

390

363.87

City of Calabasas

58

238.46

City of Carson

387

412.38

City of Cerritos

114

227.69

City of Claremont

36

98.67

City of Commerce*

57

436.15

City of Compton

502

502.48

City of Covina

154

314.08

City of Cudahy

200

821.46

City of Culver City

137

343.66

City of Diamond Bar

57

99.1

City of Downey

578

505.85

City of Duarte

111

504.18

City of El Monte

456

388.85

City of El Segundo

31

184.68

City of Gardena

249

406.13

City of Glendale

943

456.67

City of Glendora

133

252.07

City of Hawaiian Gardens

48

327.06

City of Hawthorne

369

415.6

City of Hermosa Beach

29

147.43

City of Hidden Hills

1

52.91

City of Huntington Park

433

727.93

City of Industry

10

2288.33

City of Inglewood

553

486.87

City of Irwindale

4

274.16

City of La Canada Flintridge

49

236.8

City of La Habra Heights

8

146.65

City of La Mirada

159

320.57

City of La Puente

101

248.18

City of La Verne

29

87.13

City of Lakewood

167

207.81

City of Lancaster*

546

337.93

City of Lawndale

110

327.24

City of Lomita

50

241.21

City of Lynwood*

515

714.81

City of Malibu

35

270.04

City of Manhattan Beach

77

213.89

City of Maywood

248

884.17

City of Monrovia

152

391.75

City of Montebello

355

551.46

City of Monterey Park

141

226.46

City of Norwalk

379

352.16

City of Palmdale

668

420.21

City of Palos Verdes Estates

42

310.6

City of Paramount

286

510.5

City of Pico Rivera

445

692.24

City of Pomona

400

256.52

City of Rancho Palos Verdes

90

210.54

City of Redondo Beach

138

200.88

City of Rolling Hills

2

103.09

City of Rolling Hills Estates

14

172.56

City of Rosemead

87

157.18

City of San Dimas

48

139.07

City of San Fernando

183

743.54

City of San Gabriel

134

327.2

City of San Marino

22

165.7

City of Santa Clarita

690

313.03

City of Santa Fe Springs

53

288.61

City of Santa Monica

256

276.92

City of Sierra Madre

10

91

City of Signal Hill

25

211.92

City of South El Monte

76

363.9

City of South Gate

517

526.72

City of South Pasadena

122

468.28

City of Temple City

145

397.75

City of Torrance

357

239.17

City of Vernon

2

956.94

City of Walnut

43

140.84

City of West Covina

303

279.95

City of West Hollywood

173

468.19

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