Los Angeles County Announces 53 New Deaths Related to 2019 Novel Coronavirus

Los Angeles County Announces 53 New Deaths Related to 2019 Novel Coronavirus

May 27, 2020

 

OS ANGELES – The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) has confirmed 53 new deaths and 933 new cases of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). Thirty-five people who died were over the age of 65 years old; 14 people who died were between the ages of 41 and 65 years old, and two people who died were between the ages of 18 and 40 years old.  Forty-three people had underlying health conditions including 30 people over the age of 65 years old, 12 people between the ages of 41 to 65 years old, and one person between the ages of 18 and 40 years old. Two deaths were reported by the City of Long Beach.

 

To date, Public Health has identified 48,700 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of LA County, and a total of 2,195 deaths. Ninety-three percent of people who died had underlying health conditions. Of those who died, information about race and ethnicity is available for 2,024 people (99 percent of the cases reported by Public Health) 40% 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, 55 cases and one death reported earlier were not LA County residents. As of today, 6,283 people who tested positive for COVID-19 (13% of positive cases) have been hospitalized at some point during their illness. There are 1,477 people who are currently hospitalized, 27% 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 517,000 individuals and 8% of people testing positive.

 

Public Health continues tracking the number of positive cases and deaths among healthcare workers related to the COVID-19 pandemic response. Public Health has confirmed 30 people who died from COVID-19 worked in a healthcare setting; 22 people who died worked in skilled nursing and assisted living facilities, four people worked in hospitals, one person worked in a correctional facility, and one person worked in an outpatient facility. For one health care worker who passed away, their workplace setting is not specified. A total of 4,861 confirmed cases of COVID-19 occurred among healthcare workers and first responders; this is an additional 563 new cases reported since the previous week. Six percent of healthcare workers with COVID-19 have been hospitalized. Forty-six percent of cases are among nurses, though cases have been identified among a range of occupational roles, including caregivers, people who work in administration, physicians and medical assistants. Fifty-nine percent of these cases reported a known source of exposure, and 80% of healthcare workers with known exposure reported being exposed in a healthcare facility. Healthcare workers who are positive worked at 26 different occupational settings, with the vast majority of cases among healthcare workers from skilled nursing facilities and hospitals.

 

“For all of you who have lost someone you love to COVID-19, we are so sorry. Through this sad and difficult time, we keep you in our thoughts and prayers every day,” said Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd, Director of Public Health. “The new Health Officer Order allows more sectors to reopen, adhering to strict distancing and infection control directives. Since none of us wants the recovery to lead to many more deaths, we need to do our part to take care of each other. This means being diligent about physical distancing and wearing cloth face coverings whenever you are around people who are not from your household.  These are our essential tools and we need to commit to always using them.”

 

The new Health Officer Order issued yesterday, called Safer at Work and in the Community, allows for the reopening of houses of worship, office worksites, in-store shopping at retail establishments, including indoor malls and shopping centers, flea markets, swap meets and drive-in movie theaters. Houses of worship can operate at 25% capacity or with a maximum of 100 people, whichever is lower, and retail establishments can operate at 50% capacity. Pools, hot tubs and saunas that are in a multi-unit residence or part of a homeowners’ association can also open. Political protests with limited numbers of participants are also allowed. This Order aligns the County with the State’s Orders.  Everyone must continue to follow distancing and infection control protocols 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. Public and private gatherings of any number of people outside of a single household unit are still not permitted except for public protests and faith-bases services as described in the Order. 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.

 

As the recovery journey continues, more people being around one another can result in more transmission of COVID-19, more cases, and more hospitalizations and deaths. Because there is a 14-day incubation period for COVID-19, the actions everyone takes today will impact where numbers are in two or three weeks. 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, 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

48700

 

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

46212

 

-- Long Beach

1605

 

-- Pasadena

883

 

Deaths

2195

 

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

2038

 

-- Long Beach

75

 

-- Pasadena

82

 

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

 

 

-  0 to 17

2153

 

-  18 to 40

16727

 

-  41 to 65

18380

 

-  over 65

8752

 

-  Under Investigation

200

 

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

 

 

-  Female

22888

 

-  Male

23003

 

-  Other

10

 

-  Under Investigation

311

 

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

 

 

-  American Indian/Alaska Native

41

 

-  Asian

2841

 

-  Black

1874

 

-  Hispanic/Latino

16285

 

-  Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

280

 

-  White

5581

 

-  Other

3714

 

-  Under Investigation

15596

 

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

 

 

-  Hospitalized (Ever)

6283

 

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

 

 

-  American Indian/Alaska Native

2

 

-  Asian

354

 

-  Black

244

 

-  Hispanic/Latino

808

 

-  Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

17

 

-  White

577

 

-  Other

22

 

-  Under Investigation

14

 

CITY / COMMUNITY**

Cases

Case Rate

City of Agoura Hills

35

167.6

City of Alhambra

186

214.47

City of Arcadia

80

138.52

City of Artesia

30

178.62

City of Avalon

0

0

City of Azusa

159

317.75

City of Baldwin Park

294

382.97

City of Bell

294

809.2

City of Bell Gardens

260

603.65

City of Bellflower

361

464.4

City of Beverly Hills

135

391.08

City of Bradbury

3

280.64

City of Burbank

393

366.67

City of Calabasas

59

242.57

City of Carson

395

420.9

City of Cerritos

116

231.69

City of Claremont

38

104.16

City of Commerce*

58

443.8

City of Compton

512

512.49

City of Covina

154

314.08

City of Cudahy

201

825.56

City of Culver City

138

346.17

City of Diamond Bar

58

100.84

City of Downey

590

516.35

City of Duarte

113

513.26

City of El Monte

465

396.52

City of El Segundo

32

190.64

City of Gardena

253

412.66

City of Glendale

952

461.03

City of Glendora

138

261.54

City of Hawaiian Gardens

48

327.06

City of Hawthorne

376

423.49

City of Hermosa Beach

29

147.43

City of Hidden Hills

1

52.91

City of Huntington Park

445

748.1

City of Industry

10

2288.33

City of Inglewood

560

493.04

City of Irwindale

4

274.16

City of La Canada Flintridge

50

241.63

City of La Habra Heights

8

146.65

City of La Mirada

160

322.59

City of La Puente

108

265.38

City of La Verne

30

90.14

City of Lakewood

169

210.3

City of Lancaster*

553

342.27

City of Lawndale

112

333.19

City of Lomita

50

241.21

City of Lynwood*

538

746.73

City of Malibu

35

270.04

City of Manhattan Beach

77

213.89

City of Maywood

250

891.3

City of Monrovia

154

396.91

City of Montebello

357

554.56

City of Monterey Park

145

232.89

City of Norwalk

384

356.8

City of Palmdale

678

426.5

City of Palos Verdes Estates

42

310.6

City of Paramount

291

519.43

City of Pico Rivera

456

709.35

City of Pomona

413

264.86

City of Rancho Palos Verdes

91

212.88

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

89

160.79

City of San Dimas

49

141.96

City of San Fernando

187

759.79

City of San Gabriel

136

332.08

City of San Marino

22

165.7

City of Santa Clarita

701

318.02

City of Santa Fe Springs

54

294.05

City of Santa Monica

259

280.16

City of Sierra Madre

10

91

City of Signal Hill

25

211.92

City of South El Monte

77

368.69

City of South Gate

526

535.89

City of South Pasadena

122

468.28

City of Temple City

148

405.98

City of Torrance

358

239.84

City of Vernon

2

956.94

City of Walnut

44

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