Los Angeles County Announces 46 New Deaths Related to 2019 Novel Coronavirus


LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) has confirmed 46 new deaths and 1,857 new cases of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). Although this is the highest number of new cases reported in a day, 600 cases are from a backlog of test results. Thirty-two 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 one person who died was between the ages of 18 to 40 years old. Forty people had underlying health conditions including 27 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.

To date, Public Health has identified 68,875 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of LA County, and a total of 2,813 deaths. Ninety-three percent of people who died had underlying health conditions. Of those who died, information about race and ethnicity is available for 2,617 people (99 percent of the cases reported by Public Health) 41% 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 and residents identifying with other races. Upon further investigation, 46 cases and one death reported earlier were not LA County residents. As of today, 7,190 people who tested positive for COVID-19 (11% of positive cases) have been hospitalized at some point during their illness. There are 1,416 people who are currently hospitalized, 29% 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 746,000 individuals and 8% of people testing positive.

A modified Health Officer Order and directives for the reopening of additional businesses will be issued today with an effective date of June 12. The Health Officer Order will allow for the following sectors to reopen once they implement the required protocols for infection control and distancing:

  • Gyms and fitness facilities

  • Pro-league arenas without live audiences

  • Day camps

  • Museums, galleries, zoos and aquariums

  • Campgrounds, RV parks and outdoor recreation

  • Music, film and television production

  • Hotels for leisure travel

As with all businesses that are permitted to reopen, the Health Officer Order contains protocols for reopening to ensure it is done as safely as possible for employees, customers and residents. Employees and visitors to these businesses will need to wear a cloth face covering when around other people and practice physical distancing of at least 6 feet at all times. It is important for everyone to follow the directives and to do their part every day to keep everyone as safe as possible.

“Each day, we are thinking of the many people across LA County who have lost loved ones to COVID-19. You are in our prayers, and we hope you find healing during this difficult time,” said Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd, Director of Public Health. “Reopening businesses and public spaces safely requires everyone to continue to make physical distancing, wearing cloth face coverings and other infection control practices a part of day-to-day life. We have shown that we can work together on slowing the spread of COVID-19, and we need to continue to do so through our recovery journey to prevent huge increases in cases, hospitalizations and deaths."

Because this virus has not changed and is still easily transmitted among people in contact with each other, everyone should always wear a face covering securely over their nose and mouth and keep six feet apart from others not in your household when out and about. If anyone has been in a crowded setting, where people are congregating who are not using face coverings or distancing, or if you had close contact (within 6 feet for greater than 15 minutes) with non-household members who were not wearing face coverings please consider the following:

  • Remain in your residence, away from others, in quarantine for 14 days.

  • If you live with persons who are elderly or have high risk conditions, you should also maintain a six-foot distance and wear a face covering when you are with them at home, avoid preparing food for others, sharing utensils, bedding and towels, and increase cleaning and disinfecting of common surfaces.

  • Consider getting tested for COVID-19 if you have been exposed to someone that is positive or likely positive. Testing negative for COVID-19 right after being exposed does not mean you can't become infected later during the incubation period.

  • If anyone was possibly exposed to someone with COVID-19, and the test result is negative, they should remain at home for 14 days to prevent spreading illness to others.

For more information on how to get tested, visit: covid19.lacounty.gov/testing. The Health Officer Order, 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

68875

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

65424

-- Long Beach

2436

-- Pasadena

1015

Deaths

2813

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

2626

-- Long Beach

103

-- Pasadena

84

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

- 0 to 17

3937

- 18 to 40

25248

- 41 to 65

25223

- over 65

10675

- Under Investigation

341

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

- Female

32005

- Male

33067

- Other

10

- Under Investigation

342

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

- American Indian/Alaska Native

60

- Asian

3399

- Black

2345

- Hispanic/Latino

23715

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

298

- White

6936

- Other

8363

- Under Investigation

20308

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

- Hospitalized (Ever)

7190

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

- American Indian/Alaska Native

2

- Asian

449

- Black

303

- Hispanic/Latino

1078

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

7

- White

749

- Other

29

- Under Investigation

9

CITY / COMMUNITY**

Cases

Case Rate

City of Agoura Hills

36

172.39

City of Alhambra

266

306.72

City of Arcadia

104

180.07

City of Artesia

50

297.71

City of Avalon

0

0

City of Azusa

247

493.61

City of Baldwin Park

445

579.66

City of Bell

457

1257.84

City of Bell Gardens

416

965.85

City of Bellflower

517

665.08

City of Beverly Hills

155

449.02

City of Bradbury

4

374.18

City of Burbank

431

402.13

City of Calabasas

96

394.69

City of Carson

511

544.51

City of Cerritos

149

297.6

City of Claremont

67

183.64

City of Commerce*

112

856.99

City of Compton

863

863.83

City of Covina

231

471.12

City of Cudahy

318

1306.12

City of Culver City

166

416.41

City of Diamond Bar

84

146.05

City of Downey

949

830.54

City of Duarte

140

635.9

City of El Monte

812

692.43

City of El Segundo

38

226.38

City of Gardena

337

549.67

City of Glendale

1093

529.32

City of Glendora

179

339.25

City of Hawaiian Gardens

103

701.83

City of Hawthorne

503

566.52

City of Hermosa Beach

38

193.19

City of Hidden Hills

3

158.73

City of Huntington Park

704

1183.51

City of Industry

12

2746

City of Inglewood

727

640.07

City of Irwindale

5

342.7

City of La Canada Flintridge

56

270.62

City of La Habra Heights

12

219.98

City of La Mirada

220

443.56

City of La Puente

193

474.24

City of La Verne

37

111.17

City of Lakewood

258

321.05

City of Lancaster*

719

445.01

City of Lawndale

151

449.22

City of Lomita

53

255.68

City of Lynwood*

852

1182.56

City of Malibu

40

308.62

City of Manhattan Beach

84

233.34

City of Maywood

399

1422.51

City of Monrovia

183

471.65

City of Montebello

514

798.45

City of Monterey Park

208

334.07

City of Norwalk

673

625.34

City of Palmdale

867

545.39

City of Palos Verdes Estates

44

325.4

City of Paramount

486

867.5

City of Pico Rivera

665

1034.47

City of Pomona

757

485.47

City of Rancho Palos Verdes

104

243.29

City of Redondo Beach

154

224.17

City of Rolling Hills

2

103.09

City of Rolling Hills Estates

15

184.89

City of Rosemead

151

272.81

City of San Dimas

80

231.78

City of San Fernando

235

954.82

City of San Gabriel

179

437.08

City of San Marino

24

180.76

City of Santa Clarita

864

391.97

City of Santa Fe Springs

93

506.43

City of Santa Monica

317

342.9

City of Sierra Madre

15

136.5

City of Signal Hill

44

372.98

City of South El Monte

149

713.43

City of South Gate

979

997.4

City of South Pasadena

140

537.37

City of Temple City

188

515.7

City of Torrance