LA County Announces 50 New Deaths,in the cities of Lancaster* 574 and Palmdale with 720 confirmed cases.

LA County Announces 50 New Deaths,in the cities of Lancaster* 574 and Palmdale with 720 confirmed cases.

May 29, 2020

 

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) has confirmed 50 new deaths and 1,824 new cases of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). Some of the new cases reported are from a backlog of test results. Thirty-three people who died were over the age of 65 years old; 13 people who died were between the ages of 41 and 65 years old, and four people who died were between the ages of 18 and 40 years old.  Forty people had underlying health conditions including 30 people over the age of 65 years old, seven people between the ages of 41 to 65 years old, and three people between the ages of 18 and 40 years old.

 

To date, Public Health has identified 51,562 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of LA County, and a total of 2,290 deaths. Ninety-three percent of people who died had underlying health conditions. Of those who died, information about race and ethnicity is available for 2,112 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, 36 cases and one death reported earlier were not LA County residents. As of today, 6,430 people who tested positive for COVID-19 (13% of positive cases) have been hospitalized at some point during their illness. There are 1,462 people who are currently hospitalized, 27% 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 564,000 individuals and 8% of people testing positive.

 

Public Health continues to track health outcomes by race, ethnicity and income level data of people who have been tested, hospitalized and died from COVID-19. African Americans, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islanders, and people living in communities with high levels of poverty continue to have the highest rate of death per 100,000 people for COVID-19 when compared to other groups. Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islanders have a death rate of 108 per 100,000, African Americans have a death of 28 per 100,000, Latinos/Latinxs have a death of 25 per 100,000, Asians have a death rate of 18 per 100,000, and  Whites have a death rate of 14 per 100,000. People who live in areas with high rates of poverty have almost four times the rate of deaths for COVID-19  with 46 per 100,000 people, compared with communities with very low poverty levels who had a death rate of 12 per 100,000. Public Health continues collaboration with community, healthcare, and philanthropic partners to improve testing, connection to care and services, and in-language and culturally appropriate communications to the communities experiencing these inequitable outcomes.

 

“So many people in our community are experiencing loss and sorrow during this pandemic. We think of you every day, and we are deeply sorry for your loss,” said Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd, Director of Public Health. “As we enter the weekend, and are perhaps out of our homes and visiting businesses and public spaces, please remember that practicing physical distancing and wearing a cloth face covering when you are around other people are the tools we have to prevent further spread of the virus. For businesses, the implementation of directives in the protocols for reopening are the most effective strategy for protecting employees and customers. These actions are essential for slowing the spread and preventing many people from becoming seriously ill and requiring hospitalization. They are essential for saving lives.”

 

Now that the variance has been granted by the State, Public Health will be amending the current Health Officer Order, Safer at Work and in the Community, to allow for restaurants and hair salons to reopen only with the proper distancing and infection control protocols in place. All businesses must adhere to distancing and infection control protocols that provide safety for employees, customers and the County's most vulnerable residents before reopening. These protocols were developed to guide reopening and are available online. Inspectors will continue to monitor for compliance and ensure that all adhere to the Health Officer Order. Higher-risk businesses remain closed.

 

As the recovery journey continues, more people being around one another may result in more transmission of COVID-19, more cases, and more hospitalizations and deaths. The actions everyone takes today will impact where numbers are in two or three weeks. 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 Health will assess the activities allowed by the Order on an ongoing basis. 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 Reopening Protocols, 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.

 

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.

 

Please see additional information below:

 

 

Total Cases

 

Laboratory Confirmed Cases

51562

 

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

48910

 

-- Long Beach

1741

 

-- Pasadena

911

 

Deaths

2290

 

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

2127

 

-- Long Beach

81

 

-- Pasadena

82

 

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

 

 

-  0 to 17

2382

 

-  18 to 40

17908

 

-  41 to 65

19375

 

-  over 65

9023

 

-  Under Investigation

222

 

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

 

 

-  Female

24127

 

-  Male

24454

 

-  Other

10

 

-  Under Investigation

319

 

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

 

 

-  American Indian/Alaska Native

45

 

-  Asian

3005

 

-  Black

1986

 

-  Hispanic/Latino

17279

 

-  Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

285

 

-  White

5731

 

-  Other

4485

 

-  Under Investigation

16094

 

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

 

 

-  Hospitalized (Ever)

6430

 

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

 

 

-  American Indian/Alaska Native

2

 

-  Asian

369

 

-  Black

250

 

-  Hispanic/Latino

849

 

-  Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

17

 

-  White

607

 

-  Other

18

 

-  Under Investigation

15

 

CITY / COMMUNITY**

Cases

Case Rate

City of Agoura Hills

35

167.6

City of Alhambra

195

224.85

City of Arcadia

82

141.98

City of Artesia

33

196.49

City of Avalon

0

0

City of Azusa

167

333.73

City of Baldwin Park

325

423.35

City of Bell

319

878.01

City of Bell Gardens

285

661.7

City of Bellflower

382

491.41

City of Beverly Hills

138

399.77

City of Bradbury

3

280.64

City of Burbank

395

368.54

City of Calabasas

61

250.79

City of Carson

407

433.69

City of Cerritos

120

239.68

City of Claremont

40

109.64

City of Commerce*

71

543.27

City of Compton

554

554.53

City of Covina

162

330.4

City of Cudahy

219

899.49

City of Culver City

147

368.74

City of Diamond Bar

63

109.54

City of Downey

679

594.24

City of Duarte

118

535.97

City of El Monte

516

440.01

City of El Segundo

34

202.55

City of Gardena

256

417.55

City of Glendale

965

467.33

City of Glendora

143

271.02

City of Hawaiian Gardens

57

388.39

City of Hawthorne

389

438.13

City of Hermosa Beach

29

147.43

City of Hidden Hills

1

52.91

City of Huntington Park

483

811.98

City of Industry

10

2288.33

City of Inglewood

583

513.29

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

167

336.7

City of La Puente

124

304.69

City of La Verne

30

90.14

City of Lakewood

181

225.23

City of Lancaster*

574

355.26

City of Lawndale

118

351.04

City of Lomita

51

246.03

City of Lynwood*

582

807.81

City of Malibu

35

270.04

City of Manhattan Beach

77

213.89

City of Maywood

264

941.21

City of Monrovia

157

404.64

City of Montebello

381

591.84

City of Monterey Park

152

244.13

City of Norwalk

426

395.83

City of Palmdale

720

452.92

City of Palos Verdes Estates

42

310.6

City of Paramount

324

578.33

City of Pico Rivera

502

780.91

City of Pomona

446

286.02

City of Rancho Palos Verdes

93

217.56

City of Redondo Beach

139

202.34

City of Rolling Hills

2

103.09

City of Rolling Hills Estates

14

172.56

City of Rosemead

100

180.67

City of San Dimas

55

159.35

City of San Fernando

191

776.04

City of San Gabriel

138

336.96

City of San Marino

22

165.7

City of Santa Clarita

734

332.99

City of Santa Fe Springs

65

353.95

City of Santa Monica

267

288.82

City of Sierra Madre

10

91

City of Signal Hill

26

220.4

City of South El Monte

82

392.63

City of South Gate

596

607.2

City of South Pasadena

123

472.11

City of Temple City

156

427.92

City of Torrance

368

246.54

City of Vernon

3

1435.41

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