Antelope Valley Covid-19 Update for the cities of Palmdale 768 and Lancaster 613 as 6/1/2020

June 1, 2020

 

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) has confirmed 22 new deaths and 978 new cases of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). Sixteen people who died were over the age of 65 years old and six people who died were between the ages of 41 and 65 years old. Twenty-one people had underlying health conditions including 15 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 55,968 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of LA County, and a total of 2,384 deaths. Ninety-three percent of people who died had underlying health conditions. Of those who died, information about race and ethnicity is available for 2,200 people (99 percent of the cases reported by Public Health) 41% of deaths occurred among Latino/Latinx residents, 28% 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, six cases reported earlier were not LA County residents. As of today, 6,528 people who tested positive for COVID-19 (12% of positive cases) have been hospitalized at some point during their illness. There are 1,357 people who are currently hospitalized, 28% of these people are in the ICU and 18% are on ventilators. Testing capacity continues to increase in LA County, with testing results available for nearly 612,000 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 39 people who died from COVID-19 worked in a healthcare setting; 27 people who died worked in skilled nursing and assisted living facilities, six people worked in hospitals, one person worked in a correctional facility, one person worked in home health, one person worked in a laboratory, 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 5,398 confirmed cases of COVID-19 occurred among healthcare workers and first responders; this is an additional 537 new cases reported since the previous week. Six percent of healthcare workers with COVID-19 have been hospitalized. Forty-five 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. Sixty percent of these cases reported a known source of exposure, and 79% 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.

 

“This is a very difficult time in our communities, and there are many people who are experiencing the profound sorrow of loved ones who have passed away from COVID-19.  We are deeply sorry for your loss.  Please know we think of you every day,” said Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd, Director of Public Health. “We join the many voices who are coming together in anger, frustration and protest around the murder of George Floyd. Coming together to demand justice is critically important, but we ask that, while you are out with others, please wear cloth face coverings, and practice physical distancing. Let's work together to prevent our peaceful protests from resulting in more transmission of COVID-19.  Please care for and protect the people around you.”

 

Public Health supports the need for LA County residents to exercise their first amendment rights.  There is, however, risk that these gatherings can become super-spreader events where a great deal of transmission of the COVID-19 virus can occur. Everyone engaging in peaceful protest should always wear a face covering over their nose and mouth and keep six feet apart from others not in your household.

 

The current Health Officer Order, Safer at Work and in the Community, allows for in-person dining at restaurants and hair salons to reopen once the establishments are able to implement the required distancing and infection control directives. The Health Officer Order specifically requires businesses to follow the COVID-19 infection control protocols. As such, restaurant and hair salon owners and operators must complete and implement these protocols prior to reopening. Brewpubs, breweries, bars, pubs, craft distilleries, and wineries that do not offer sit-down, dine-in meals are still required to remain closed.

Higher-risk businesses remain closed.

 

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

55968

 

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

53093

 

-- Long Beach

1947

 

-- Pasadena

928

 

Deaths

2384

 

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

2216

 

-- Long Beach

85

 

-- Pasadena

83

 

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

 

 

-  0 to 17

2770

 

-  18 to 40

19827

 

-  41 to 65

20815

 

-  over 65

9422

 

-  Under Investigation

259

 

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

 

 

-  Female

26128

 

-  Male

26641

 

-  Other

10

 

-  Under Investigation

314

 

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

 

 

-  American Indian/Alaska Native

52

 

-  Asian

3066

 

-  Black

2089

 

-  Hispanic/Latino

18406

 

-  Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

292

 

-  White

6117

 

-  Other

5843

 

-  Under Investigation

17228

 

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

 

 

-  Hospitalized (Ever)

6528

 

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

 

 

-  American Indian/Alaska Native

2

 

-  Asian

384

 

-  Black

263

 

-  Hispanic/Latino

895

 

-  Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

16

 

-  White

622

 

-  Other

18

 

-  Under Investigation

16

 

CITY / COMMUNITY**

Cases

Case Rate

City of Agoura Hills

35

167.6

City of Alhambra

220

253.68

City of Arcadia

88

152.37

City of Artesia

38

226.26

City of Avalon

0

0

City of Azusa

183

365.71

City of Baldwin Park

357

465.03

City of Bell

348

957.83

City of Bell Gardens

324

752.25

City of Bellflower

421

541.58

City of Beverly Hills

139

402.67

City of Bradbury

3

280.64

City of Burbank

404

376.94

City of Calabasas

81

333.02

City of Carson

423

450.74

City of Cerritos

129

257.65

City of Claremont

45

123.34

City of Commerce*

80

612.14

City of Compton

634

634.61

City of Covina

181

369.15

City of Cudahy

261

1072

City of Culver City

161

403.86

City of Diamond Bar

68

118.23

City of Downey

745

652

City of Duarte

129

585.94

City of El Monte

568

484.36

City of El Segundo

35

208.51

City of Gardena

279

455.06

City of Glendale

985

477.01

City of Glendora

149

282.39

City of Hawaiian Gardens

74

504.22

City of Hawthorne

407

458.4

City of Hermosa Beach

29

147.43

City of Hidden Hills

3

158.73

City of Huntington Park

534

897.72

City of Industry

11

2517.16

City of Inglewood

614

540.58

City of Irwindale

4

274.16

City of La Canada Flintridge

51

246.46

City of La Habra Heights

9

164.99

City of La Mirada

184

370.98

City of La Puente

137

336.63

City of La Verne

30

90.14

City of Lakewood

196

243.9

City of Lancaster*

613

379.4

City of Lawndale

126

374.84

City of Lomita

52

250.86

City of Lynwood*

645

895.25

City of Malibu

38

293.19

City of Manhattan Beach

80

222.23

City of Maywood

305

1087.38

City of Monrovia

162

417.53

City of Montebello

424

658.64

City of Monterey Park

168

269.83

City of Norwalk

480

446.01

City of Palmdale

768

483.12

City of Palos Verdes Estates

42

310.6

City of Paramount

360

642.59

City of Pico Rivera

542

843.13

City of Pomona

518

332.2

City of Rancho Palos Verdes

96

224.58

City of Redondo Beach

143

208.16

City of Rolling Hills

2

103.09

City of Rolling Hills Estates

14

172.56

City of Rosemead

121

218.61

City of San Dimas

62

179.63

City of San Fernando

194

788.23

City of San Gabriel

140

341.85

City of San Marino

23

173.23

City of Santa Clarita

772

350.23

City of Santa Fe Springs

73

397.52

City of Santa Monica

281

303.96

City of Sierra Madre

12

109.2

City of Signal Hill

34

288.21

City of South El Monte

91

435.72

City of South Gate

674

686.67

City of South Pasadena

129

495.14

City of Temple City

164

449.87

City of Torrance

392

262.61

City of Vernon

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