38 New Deaths In LA County To Covid-19, And Lancaster* 832 and Palmdale 1002 Confirmed Cases.

June 20, 2020

 

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) has confirmed 38 new deaths and 1,414 new cases of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). Thirty-one people who died were over the age of 65 years old and seven people who died were between the ages of 41 and 65 years old. Thirty-two people had underlying health conditions including 26 people over the age of 65 years old and six people between the ages of 41 to 65 years old.

 

To date, Public Health has identified 79,609 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of LA County, and a total of 3,063 deaths. Ninety-three percent of people who died had underlying health conditions. Of those who died, information about race and ethnicity is available for 2,844 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, 32 cases  and two deaths reported earlier were not LA County residents. There are 1,446 people who are currently hospitalized, 29% 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 nearly 891,000 individuals and 8% of people testing positive.

 

“Our deepest sympathies go out to the many people across our county who have lost a loved one or friend to COVID-19,” said Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd, Director of Public Health. “Since May 13, Public Health has been requiring that everyone wear a cloth face covering when in contact with others not in their household. A lot of questions are raised about why this is important, especially by individuals who are not worried about becoming infected themselves.  The important issue here is that we are not asking you to wear the face covering to protect yourself.  We ask you to cover your mouth and nose to protect others, especially since you can be infected with COVID-19 and have no illness symptoms; this is how you keep your respiratory droplets from reaching someone else.  And even if you tested negative, that negative test only tells you your status the day you were tested.  You could become infected the very next day and unknowingly pass on COVID-19 to others.  If you were already positive for COVID-19, it is still not clear that you have immunity from the virus, which means you could become infected again and therefore pass along the virus to others. So please continue to always wear a cloth face covering when you are around anyone else, even if this is just passing by someone else."

 

Public Health continues to assess indicators on the Recovery Dashboard to understand how COVID-19 is affecting communities and capacity to treat people who may become seriously ill. Based on data from the Recovery Dashboard and key recovery indicators, Public Health is noting that the 7-day average of deaths per day are decreasing across all races and ethnicities, however African Americans, Latinos/Latinx and Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders are still experiencing a disproportionate number of deaths from COVID-19. The average daily deaths were at their highest in early May at 45 or 46 deaths per day, and in early June, the average daily deaths range between 20 and 30. The daily number of hospitalizations has decreased as well, from peaks of over 1900 to now between 1350 to 1450 per day, although there is a slight increase in the last few days. LA County continues to be on target for maintaining adequate hospital capacity, including capacity in intensive care units and having an adequate numbers of ventilators, and meeting the goal of testing 15,000 people per day. The County is also on target for contacting tracing and other indictors found on the Recovery Dashboard.

 

A modified Health Officer Order and directives for the reopening of additional businesses was issued yesterday with an effective date of today, 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; all sectors are reopening with reduced occupancy. 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 are available online and are contained in sector-specific protocols that inform all re-openings.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Please see additional information below:

 

Laboratory Confirmed Cases

79609

 

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

75622

 

-- Long Beach

2888

 

-- Pasadena

1099

 

Deaths

3063

 

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

2861

 

-- Long Beach

116

 

-- Pasadena

86

 

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

 

 

-  0 to 17

5042

 

-  18 to 40

29881

 

-  41 to 65

28672

 

-  over 65

11611

 

-  Under Investigation

416

 

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

 

 

-  Female

37164

 

-  Male

38114

 

-  Other

10

 

-  Under Investigation

334

 

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

 

 

-  American Indian/Alaska Native

63

 

-  Asian

3537

 

-  Black

2506

 

-  Hispanic/Latino

26721

 

-  Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

316

 

-  White

7368

 

-  Other

11048

 

-  Under Investigation

24063

 

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

 

 

-  Hospitalized (Ever)

7632

 

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

 

 

-  American Indian/Alaska Native

3

 

-  Asian

476

 

-  Black

319

 

-  Hispanic/Latino

1188

 

-  Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

9

 

-  White

818

 

-  Other

31

 

-  Under Investigation

17

 

CITY / COMMUNITY**

Cases

Case Rate

City of Agoura Hills

43

206

City of Alhambra

319

368

City of Arcadia

125

216

City of Artesia

74

441

City of Avalon

0

0

City of Azusa

301

602

City of Baldwin Park

576

750

City of Bell

522

1437

City of Bell Gardens

507

1177

City of Bellflower

609

783

City of Beverly Hills

191

553

City of Bradbury

4

374

City of Burbank

474

442

City of Calabasas

101

415

City of Carson

565

602

City of Cerritos

166

332

City of Claremont

77

211

City of Commerce*

142

1087

City of Compton

1045

1046

City of Covina

277

565

City of Cudahy

368

1511

City of Culver City

181

454

City of Diamond Bar

97

169

City of Downey

1147

1004

City of Duarte

154

699

City of El Monte

1043

889

City of El Segundo

41

244

City of Gardena

384

626

City of Glendale

1219

590

City of Glendora

222

421

City of Hawaiian Gardens

130

886

City of Hawthorne

578

651

City of Hermosa Beach

49

249

City of Hidden Hills

3

159

City of Huntington Park

858

1442

City of Industry

12

2746

City of Inglewood

801

705

City of Irwindale

5

343

City of La Canada Flintridge

66

319

City of La Habra Heights

12

220

City of La Mirada

252

508

City of La Puente

264

649

City of La Verne

57

171

City of Lakewood

307

382

City of Lancaster*

832

515

City of Lawndale

168

500

City of Lomita

61

294

City of Lynwood*

1009

1400

City of Malibu

43

332

City of Manhattan Beach

93

258

City of Maywood

487

1736

City of Monrovia

207

534

City of Montebello

648

1007

City of Monterey Park

243

390

City of Norwalk

797

741

City of Palmdale

1002

630

City of Palos Verdes Estates

46

340

City of Paramount

607

1083

City of Pico Rivera

747

1162

City of Pomona

964

618

City of Rancho Palos Verdes

116

271

City of Redondo Beach

167

243

City of Rolling Hills

2

103

City of Rolling Hills Estates

18

222

City of Rosemead

179

323

City of San Dimas

99

287

City of San Fernando

255

1036

City of San Gabriel

191

466

City of San Marino

24

181

City of Santa Clarita

938

426

City of Santa Fe Springs

108

588

City of Santa Monica

349

378

City of Sierra Madre

23

209

City of Signal Hill

58

492

City of South El Monte

196

938

City of South Gate

1197

1219

City of South Pasadena

140

537

City of Temple City

200

549

City of Torrance

479

321

City of Vernon

5

2392

City of Walnut

70

.

 

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