Los Angeles County Announces 33 New Deaths Related to 2019 Novel Coronavirus


LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) has confirmed 33 new deaths and 1,337 new cases of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). Twenty-four people who died were over the age of 65 years old, eight people who died were between the ages of 41 and 65 years old, and one person who died was between the ages of 18 and 40 years old. Twenty-eight people had underlying health conditions including 20 people over the age of 65 years old and eight people between the ages of 41 to 65 years old.

To date, Public Health has identified 75,084 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of LA County, and a total of 2,959 deaths. Ninety-three percent of people who died had underlying health conditions. Of those who died, information about race and ethnicity is available for 2,748 people (99 percent of the cases reported by Public Health); 42% of deaths occurred among Latino/Latinx residents, 28% 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, 44 cases reported earlier were not LA County residents. There are 1,288 people who are currently hospitalized, 31% of these people are in the ICU and 25% are on ventilators. Testing capacity continues to increase in LA County, with testing results available for nearly 841,000 individuals and 8% of people testing positive.

“Each day, we are thinking of the many families who are grieving for loved ones lost to COVID-19. Our hearts go out to you, and we wish you healing and peace,” said Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd, Director of Public Health. “Thank you for continuing to look out for each other by following protocols for reopening, keeping physical distancing and always wearing cloth face coverings when around other people. These are significant actions – and with an increase in the number of people infected with COVID-19, these actions are absolutely necessary to make sure we continue to slow the spread."

As the recovery journey continues, successful reopening depends on businesses and individuals carefully following distancing and infection control directives. Because this virus has not changed and is still easily transmitted among people in contact with each other, everyone must continue to follow distancing and infection control directives 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. It’s important if someone thinks they could be positive and are awaiting testing results, to stay at home and act as if they are positive for COVID-19. This means self-isolating for 10 days and 72 hours after symptoms and fever subside, or until they receive a negative result. If a person tests positive for COVID-19, they should plan on receiving a call from a contact tracer to discuss how to protect themselves and others, to find out where they may have been, and who they were in close contact with while infectious.

Public Health issued a modified Health Officer Order 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 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 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

75084

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

71402

-- Long Beach

2634

-- Pasadena

1048

Deaths

2959

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

2761

-- Long Beach

114

-- Pasadena

84

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

- 0 to 17

4545

- 18 to 40

27987

- 41 to 65

27235

- over 65

11243

- Under Investigation

392

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

- Female

35051

- Male

35983

- Other

10

- Under Investigation

358

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

- American Indian/Alaska Native

62

- Asian

3494

- Black

2442

- Hispanic/Latino

26039

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

316

- White

7193

- Other

9906

- Under Investigation

21950

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

- Hospitalized (Ever)

7400

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

- American Indian/Alaska Native

3

- Asian

464

- Black

311

- Hispanic/Latino

1144

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

9

- White

783

- Other

34

- Under Investigation

13

CITY / COMMUNITY**

Cases

Case Rate

City of Agoura Hills

39

187

City of Alhambra

292

337

City of Arcadia

110

190

City of Artesia

64

381

City of Avalon

0

0

City of Azusa

283

566

City of Baldwin Park

535

697

City of Bell

497

1368

City of Bell Gardens

469

1089

City of Bellflower

575

740

City of Beverly Hills

176

510

City of Bradbury

4

374

City of Burbank

447

417

City of Calabasas

98

403

City of Carson

545

581

City of Cerritos

160

320

City of Claremont

71

195

City of Commerce*

132

1010

City of Compton

980

981

City of Covina

263

536

City of Cudahy

357

1466

City of Culver City

176

441

City of Diamond Bar

92

160

City of Downey

1068

935

City of Duarte

154

699

City of El Monte

969

826

City of El Segundo

39

232

City of Gardena

363

592

City of Glendale

1170

567

City of Glendora

196

371

City of Hawaiian Gardens

120

818

City of Hawthorne

552

622

City of Hermosa Beach

45

229

City of Hidden Hills

3

159

City of Huntington Park

799

1343

City of Industry

12

2746

City of Inglewood

770

678

City of Irwindale

5

343

City of La Canada Flintridge

57

275

City of La Habra Heights

12

220

City of La Mirada

234

472

City of La Puente

240

590

City of La Verne

47

141

City of Lakewood

286

356

City of Lancaster*

783

485

City of Lawndale

162

482

City of Lomita

58

280

City of Lynwood*

958

1330

City of Malibu

41

316

City of Manhattan Beach

89

247

City of Maywood

453

1615

City of Monrovia

194

500

City of Montebello

610

948

City of Monterey Park

230

369

City of Norwalk

754

701

City of Palmdale

959

603

City of Palos Verdes Estates

46

340

City of Paramount

565

1009

City of Pico Rivera

713

1109

City of Pomona

874

561

City of Rancho Palos Verdes

109

255

City of Redondo Beach

165

240

City of Rolling Hills

2

103

City of Rolling Hills Estates

18

222

City of Rosemead

167

302

City of San Dimas

92

267

City of San Fernando

247

1004

City of San Gabriel

186

454

City of San Marino

24

181

City of Santa Clarita

907

411

City of Santa Fe Springs

103

561

City of Santa Monica

340

368

City of Sierra Madre

21

191

City of Signal Hill

54

458

City of South El Monte

184

881

City of South Gate

1105

1126

City of South Pasadena

137

526

City of Temple City

193

529

City of Torrance

457

306

City of Vernon

5

2392