Los Angeles County Announces 17 New Deaths Related to 2019 Novel Coronavirus


LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) has confirmed 17 new deaths and 1,003 new cases of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). Eight people who died were over the age of 65 years and five people who died were between the ages of 41 and 65 years old. Seven people had underlying health conditions including five people over the age of 65 years old and two people between the ages of 41 to 65 years old.

To date, Public Health has identified 73,018 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of LA County, and a total of 2,907 deaths. Ninety-three percent of people who died had underlying health conditions. Of those who died, information about race and ethnicity is available for 2,700 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, eight cases reported earlier were not LA County residents. There are 1,383 people who are currently hospitalized, 30% 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 803,000 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. Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islanders have a death rate of 52 per 100,000, African Americans have a death rate of 34 per 100,000, Latinos/Latinxs have a death rate of 33 per 100,000, Asians have a death rate of 23 per 100,000, and Whites have a death rate of 18 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 56 per 100,000 people, compared with communities with very low poverty levels who had a death rate of 15 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 have lost loved ones and friends to COVID-19, and we mourn with you. You are in our thoughts and prayers every day,” said Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd, Director of Public Health. “For LA County to have a successful recovery journey, both businesses and residents must do their part to protect employees, customers and visitors. For businesses who are reopening, this means putting in place all of the required protocols for physical distancing and infection control before opening and ensuring that these protocols are followed by customers and employees every day.”

Public Health released a modified Health Officer Order on Friday, 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 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 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

73018

1003

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

69382

960

-- Long Beach

2599

34

-- Pasadena

1037

9

Deaths

2907

17

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

2709

13

-- Long Beach

114

4

-- Pasadena

84

0

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

- 0 to 17

4340

- 18 to 40

27048

- 41 to 65

26554

- over 65

11060

- Under Investigation

380

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

- Female

33988

- Male

35014

- Other

10

- Under Investigation

370

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

- American Indian/Alaska Native

62

- Asian

3453

- Black

2399

- Hispanic/Latino

24681

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

311

- White

7116

- Other

9355

- Under Investigation

22005

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

- Hospitalized (Ever)

7336

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

- American Indian/Alaska Native

3

- Asian

460

- Black

307

- Hispanic/Latino

1116

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

9

- White

774

- Other

31

- Under Investigation

9

CITY / COMMUNITY**

Cases*

Case Rate**

City of Agoura Hills

38

182

City of Alhambra

286

330

City of Arcadia

106

184

City of Artesia

59

351

City of Avalon

0

0

City of Azusa

273

546

City of Baldwin Park

494

643

City of Bell

486

1338

City of Bell Gardens

448

1040

City of Bellflower

554

713

City of Beverly Hills

169

490

City of Bradbury

4

374

City of Burbank

443

413

City of Calabasas

99

407

City of Carson

534

569

City of Cerritos

153

306

City of Claremont

72

197

City of Commerce*

124

949

City of Compton

935

936

City of Covina

248

506

City of Cudahy

344

1413

City of Culver City

175

439

City of Diamond Bar

88

153

City of Downey

1035

906

City of Duarte

148

672

City of El Monte

932

795

City of El Segundo

39

232

City of Gardena

351

573

City of Glendale

1131

548

City of Glendora

188

356

City of Hawaiian Gardens

114

777

City of Hawthorne

531

598

City of Hermosa Beach

45

229

City of Hidden Hills

3

159

City of Huntington Park

767

1289

City of Industry

12

2746

City of Inglewood

753

663

City of Irwindale

5

343

City of La Canada Flintridge

57

275

City of La Habra Heights

12

220

City of La Mirada

228

460

City of La Puente

226

555

City of La Verne

43

129

City of Lakewood

279

347

City of Lancaster*

756

468

City of Lawndale

157

467

City of Lomita

57

275

City of Lynwood*

931

1292

City of Malibu

40

309

City of Manhattan Beach

87

242

City of Maywood

437

1558

City of Monrovia

187

482

City of Montebello

571

887

City of Monterey Park

222

357

City of Norwalk

734

682

City of Palmdale

917

577

City of Palos Verdes Estates

46

340

City of Paramount

539

962

City of Pico Rivera

701

1090

City of Pomona

822

527

City of Rancho Palos Verdes

108

253

City of Redondo Beach

167

243

City of Rolling Hills

2

103

City of Rolling Hills Estates

17

210

City of Rosemead

163

294

City of San Dimas

88

255

City of San Fernando

243

987

City of San Gabriel

183

447

City of San Marino

24

181

City of Santa Clarita

889

403

City of Santa Fe Springs

101

550

City of Santa Monica

337

365

City of Sierra Madre

19

173

City of Signal Hill

50

424

City of South El Monte

176

843

City of South Gate

1060

1080

City of South Pasadena

137

526

City of Temple City

192

527

City of Torrance

449

301

City of Vernon

4

1914

City of Walnut

63

206

City of West Covina

538

497

City of West Hollywood

199

539

City of Westlake Village

7

84

City of Whittier

447

511

Los Angeles

33216

821

Los Angeles - Adams-Normandie

71

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