Los Angeles County Announces 36 New Deaths Related to 2019 Novel Coronavirus


LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) has confirmed 36 new deaths and 1,051 new cases of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). Twenty-six people who died were over the age of 65 years old, seven 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. Thirty-one people had underlying health conditions including 25 people over the age of 65 years old and six people between the ages of 41 to 65 years old. One death was reported by the City of Long Beach and one death was reported by the City of Pasadena.

To date, Public Health has identified 78,227 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of LA County, and a total of 3,027 deaths. Ninety-four percent of people who died had underlying health conditions. Of those who died, information about race and ethnicity is available for 2,807 people (99 percent of the cases reported by Public Health); 42% 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, 13 cases reported earlier were not LA County residents. There are 1,429 people who are currently hospitalized, 29% of these people are in the ICU and 22% are on ventilators. Testing capacity continues to increase in LA County, with testing results available for nearly 868,000 individuals and 8% of people testing positive.

A modified Health Officer Order and directives for the reopening of additional businesses is being issued today with an effective date of June 19. The Health Officer Order will allow for the following sectors to reopen once they implement the required protocols for infection control and distancing:

  • Cardrooms, satellite wagering facilities and racetracks with no spectators

  • Personal care services including: esthetician, skin care and cosmetology services; electrology; nail salons; body art professionals, tattoo parlors, microblading and permanent make-up; and piercing shops; and massage therapy

  • Bars, wineries, breweries and tasting rooms

The Health Officer Order contains protocols for all businesses that are permitted to reopen 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 be required to wear face shields. It is important for everyone to follow the directives and to do their part every day to keep everyone as safe as possible. Businesses should take the time to put all of the protocols in place before reopening. The directives will be available online and are contained in sector-specific protocols that inform all re-openings.

“To the many families who are mourning loved ones lost to COVID-19, please accept our heartfelt sympathies,” said Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd, Director of Public Health. “COVID-19 has impacted everyone across the county, and we are all feeling exhausted by the safety requirements, yet we still have to find it within ourselves to do our part to protect each other from the spread of the virus. As more sectors re-open, we risk losing all the progress we have made in slowing the spread, if we don't take every precaution possible to prevent exposing others and ourselves to the virus."

Because this virus is still easily transmitted among people in contact with each other, 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. It’s important if someone thinks they could be positive for COVID-19 and are awaiting testing results, to stay at home and act as if they are positive. 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. 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.

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.

Please see additional information below:

Total Cases

Laboratory Confirmed Cases

78227

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

74361

-- Long Beach

2783

-- Pasadena

1083

Deaths

3027

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

2825

-- Long Beach

116

-- Pasadena

86

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

- 0 to 17

4915

- 18 to 40

29311

- 41 to 65

28226

- over 65

11499

- Under Investigation

410

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

- Female

36523

- Male

37506

- Other

10

- Under Investigation

322

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

- American Indian/Alaska Native

62

- Asian

3523

- Black

2478

- Hispanic/Latino

26494

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

314

- White

7313

- Other

10626

- Under Investigation

23551

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

- Hospitalized (Ever)

7563

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

- American Indian/Alaska Native

3

- Asian

471

- Black

316

- Hispanic/Latino

1169

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

9

- White

805

- Other

34

- Under Investigation

18

CITY / COMMUNITY**

Cases

Case Rate

City of Agoura Hills

43

206

City of Alhambra

311

359

City of Arcadia

124

215

City of Artesia

72

429

City of Avalon

0

0

City of Azusa

292

584

City of Baldwin Park

561

731

City of Bell

515

1417

City of Bell Gardens

500

1161

City of Bellflower

601

773

City of Beverly Hills

190

550

City of Bradbury

4

374

City of Burbank

465

434

City of Calabasas

99

407

City of Carson

558

595

City of Cerritos

164

328

City of Claremont

72

197

City of Commerce*

142

1087

City of Compton

1026

1027

City of Covina

273

557

City of Cudahy

368

1511

City of Culver City

179

449

City of Diamond Bar

94

163

City of Downey

1132

991

City of Duarte

154

699

City of El Monte

1024

873

City of El Segundo

41

244

City of Gardena

375

612

City of Glendale

1209

585

City of Glendora

216

409

City of Hawaiian Gardens

129

879

City of Hawthorne

570

642

City of Hermosa Beach

48

244

City of Hidden Hills

3

159

City of Huntington Park

843

1417

City of Industry

12

2746

City of Inglewood

790

696

City of Irwindale

5

343

City of La Canada Flintridge

65

314

City of La Habra Heights

12

220

City of La Mirada

250

504

City of La Puente

256

629

City of La Verne

54

162

City of Lakewood

302

376

City of Lancaster*

821

508

City of Lawndale

166

494

City of Lomita

61

294

City of Lynwood*

995

1381

City of Malibu

41

316

City of Manhattan Beach

93

258

City of Maywood

483

1722

City of Monrovia

206

531

City of Montebello

636

988

City of Monterey Park

238

382

City of Norwalk

787

731

City of Palmdale

985

620

City of Palos Verdes Estates

47

348

City of Paramount

599

1069

City of Pico Rivera

738

1148

City of Pomona

934

599

City of Rancho Palos Verdes

116

271

City of Redondo Beach

166

242

City of Rolling Hills

2

103

City of Rolling Hills Estates

18

222

City of Rosemead

175

316

City of San Dimas

97

281

City of San Fernando

251

1020

City of San Gabriel

190

464

City of San Marino

24

181

City of Santa Clarita

930

422

City of Santa Fe Springs

105

572

City of Santa Monica

345

373

City of Sierra Madre

23

209

City of Signal Hill

57

483

City of South El Monte

191

915

City of South Gate

1170

1192

City of South Pasadena

138

530

City of Temple City

199

546

City of Torrance

471

316

City of Vernon

5

2392

City of Walnut

66

216

City of West Covina

589

544

City of West Hollywood

210

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