Los Angeles County Announces 58 New Deaths Related to 2019 Novel Coronavirus


LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) has confirmed 58 new deaths and 1,568 new cases of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). Thirty-six people who died were over the age of 65 years, 16 people who died were between the ages of 41 and 65 years old and four people who died were between the ages of 18 to 40. Forty-one people had underlying health conditions including 27 people over the age of 65 years old, 11 people between the ages of 41 to 65 years old and three people between the ages of 18 to 40.

To date, Public Health has identified 72,023 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of LA County, and a total of 2,890 deaths. Ninety-three percent of people who died had underlying health conditions. Of those who died, information about race and ethnicity is available for 2,688 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, 11% among African American residents, less than 1% among Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander residents and 1% among residents identifying with other races. Upon further investigation, 21 cases reported earlier were not LA County residents. There are 1,397 people who are currently hospitalized, 30% of these people are in the ICU and 21% are on ventilators. Testing capacity continues to increase in LA County, with testing results available for over 768,000 individuals and 9% of people testing positive.

“For the many people across our communities who are experiencing the sadness of losing a loved one to COVID-19, we are deeply sorry for your loss,” said Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd, Director of Public Health. “If you are out this weekend visiting businesses that have reopened, please remember to follow all of the directives for protecting one another from the spread of COVID-19, including keeping physical distance of at least 6 feet whenever possible, wearing a cloth face covering when around others, and washing hands frequently.”

Public Health is tracking key indicators and metrics through the recovery journey. Los Angeles County is currently seeing average daily deaths declining. On May 8, average daily deaths were 46; today the average daily deaths are 18. The average daily number of hospitalizations has decreased three percent over the past 14 days and has now plateaued. Capacity in intensive care units and the supply of ventilators have remained stable; the 3-day average number of available ICU beds (38 percent of total ICU bed capacity) and ventilators (67 percent of total ventilator capacity) has not decreased over the past 14 days. The county also has retained the capacity to test 15,000 people each day.

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.

Public Health released a modified Health Officer Order yesterday, June 12, that is designed to help move the county of Los Angeles into stage 3 of California’s Pandemic Resilience Roadmap. The modified Health Officer order allows 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. Some employees may also be required to wear face shields. The directives are contained in sector-specific protocols that guide re-opening and are available online. It is important for everyone to follow the directives and to do their part every day to keep everyone as safe as possible.

The Health Officer orders the continued closure of the following:

  • Bars, wineries and brewery tasting rooms, lounges and nightclubs

  • Cardrooms and satellite wagering facilities

  • Public entertainment venues: movie theaters, live performance theaters, concert venues, theme parks and festivals

  • Family entertainment centers such as bowling alleys, arcades, miniature golf and batting cages

  • Personal care establishments including nail salons, body waxing, massage and body art establishments

  • All playgrounds, except those within a school or childcare center

  • Hot tubs, steam rooms and saunas not located on a residential property

  • All events and gatherings, unless specifically allowed by the Order

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

NEW

Laboratory Confirmed Cases

72023

1568

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

68430

1510

-- Long Beach

2565

53

-- Pasadena

1028

5

Deaths

2890

58

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

2696

56

-- Long Beach

110

2

-- Pasadena

84

0

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

- 0 to 17

4254

- 18 to 40

26623

- 41 to 65

26221

- over 65

10960

- Under Investigation

372

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

- Female

33494

- Male

34564

- Other

10

- Under Investigation

362

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

- American Indian/Alaska Native

63

- Asian

3449

- Black

2394

- Hispanic/Latino

24567

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

306

- White

7067

- Other

9023

- Under Investigation

21561

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

- Hospitalized (Ever)

7329

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

- American Indian/Alaska Native

3

- Asian

458

- Black

306

- Hispanic/Latino

1113

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

9

- White

769

- Other

30

- Under Investigation

8

CITY / COMMUNITY

Cases*

Case Rate**

City of Agoura Hills

38

182

City of Alhambra

282

325

City of Arcadia

106

184

City of Artesia

58

345

City of Avalon

0

0

City of Azusa

270

540

City of Baldwin Park

484

630

City of Bell

479

1318

City of Bell Gardens

435

1010

City of Bellflower

546

702

City of Beverly Hills

165

478

City of Bradbury

4

374

City of Burbank

441

411

City of Calabasas

98

403

City of Carson

525

559

City of Cerritos

153

306

City of Claremont

70

192

City of Commerce*

121

926

City of Compton

919

920

City of Covina

244

498

City of Cudahy

343

1409

City of Culver City

172

431

City of Diamond Bar

87

151

City of Downey

1027

899

City of Duarte

145

659

City of El Monte

903

770

City of El Segundo

38

226

City of Gardena

347

566

City of Glendale

1117

541

City of Glendora

185

351

City of Hawaiian Gardens

113

770

City of Hawthorne

523

589

City of Hermosa Beach

42

214

City of Hidden Hills

3

159

City of Huntington Park

755

1269

City of Industry

12

2746

City of Inglewood

746

657

City of Irwindale

5

343

City of La Canada Flintridge

56

271

City of La Habra Heights

12

220

City of La Mirada

227

458

City of La Puente

223

548

City of La Verne

43

129

City of Lakewood

270

336

City of Lancaster*

745

461

City of Lawndale

156

464

City of Lomita

57

275

City of Lynwood*

919

1276

City of Malibu

41

316

City of Manhattan Beach

86

239

City of Maywood

426

1519

City of Monrovia

187

482

City of Montebello

560

870

City of Monterey Park

221

355

City of Norwalk

717

666

City of Palmdale

901

567

City of Palos Verdes Estates

44

325

City of Paramount

524

935

City of Pico Rivera

696

1083

City of Pomona

801

514

City of Rancho Palos Verdes

106

248

City of Redondo Beach

164

239

City of Rolling Hills

2

103

City of Rolling Hills Estates

17

210

City of Rosemead

162

293

City of San Dimas

88

255

City of San Fernando

241

979

City of San Gabriel

182

444

City of San Marino

24

181

City of Santa Clarita

886

402

City of Santa Fe Springs

99

539

City of Santa Monica

330

357

City of Sierra Madre

15

137

City of Signal Hill

46

390

City of South El Monte

172

824

City of South Gate

1050

1070

City of South Pasadena

138

530

City of Temple City

191

524

City of Torrance

444

297

City of Vernon

4

1914

City of Walnut

61

200

City of West Covina

530

490

City of West Hollywood

198

536

City of Westlake Village

7

84

City of Whittier

440

503

Los Angeles

32808

811

Los Angeles - Adams-Normandie

69

841