Los Angeles County Now Has Highest Number Of Coronavirus Cases In U.S.

Los Angeles County Now Has Highest Number Of Coronavirus Cases In U.S.

June 26, 2020

 

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) has confirmed 42 new deaths and 2,012 new cases of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). Thirty-one 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. Thirty people had underlying health conditions including 24 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 91,467 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of LA County, and a total of 3,246 deaths. Ninety-four percent of people who died had underlying health conditions. Of those who died, information about race and ethnicity is available for 3,021 people (99 percent of the cases reported by Public Health); 43% of deaths occurred among Latino/Latinx residents, 28% among White residents, 17% among Asian residents, 11% among African American/Black residents, less than 1% among Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander residents and 1% among residents identifying with other races. Upon further investigation, 35 cases and one death reported earlier were not LA County residents. There are 1,633 people who are currently hospitalized, 25% of these people are in the ICU and 18% are on ventilators.

 

Public Health continues to assess key recovery indicators to understand how COVID-19 is affecting communities and capacity to treat people who may become seriously ill. And while Los Angeles County continues to see a decline in average daily deaths, the rate of death exposes significant disproportionality. Latinos/Latinx now have the highest mortality rate at 38 deaths per 100,000 people and African Americans/Blacks continue to have a high mortality rate at 37 deaths per 100,000 people. The mortality rate for Asians is 25 deaths per 100,000 people and for Whites is 19 per 100,000 people. People who live in communities with the highest rates of poverty have a mortality rate of 64 per 100,000 people, four times higher than people living in communities with the lowest rate of poverty (16%). Although, Public Health is seeing significant increases in hospitalizations, capacity in intensive care units and the supply of ventilators remain stable. The County also has retained the capacity to test more than 15,000 people each day.

 

“To the people across our communities who are mourning their loved one lost to COVID-19, we wish you healing and peace,” said Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd, Director of Public Health. “We are at an important moment in our COVID-19 recovery journey. For the last few weeks businesses and public spaces have reopened, and many more people have been out and around others.  As you may be aware, the data is now showing concerning trends. This week we have seen cases increase, hospitalizations increase, and the positivity rate for testing increase.  We also know that the average age of the people who are infected, including those who are newly infected, is trending younger than before.  We all need to do better because we can only be safer in the community if we follow the very specific guidelines Public Health has mandated.”

 

Throughout the pandemic and before, Public Health receives and responds to complaints about retail businesses and restaurants. During the months of May and June, the majority of complaints have been about masks and face coverings and businesses not having protocols in place and posted. Prior to onsite dining being permitted, inspectors visited retailers who were permitted to open for curbside pickup and eventually in-store sales. Over the weekends of May 16 and May 24, inspectors visited 2,305 retailers that were allowing curbside pickup and provided assistance with reopening protocols for 1,506 (65%) of these retailers. Since May 29, inspectors have been visiting restaurants to assist with compliance for on-site dining directives. Over the weekends of May 30, June 6 and June 13, inspectors visited 3,751 establishments, and provided information to 3,109 (83%). Public Health will continue to respond to complaints and monitor businesses for compliance with Health Officer Orders to keep employees, customers and residents as safe as possible.

 

Because increased contact with others not in your household results in increased risk of transmission of COVID-19, 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. 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

91467

 

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

86855

 

-- Long Beach

3405

 

-- Pasadena

1207

 

Deaths

3246

 

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

3035

 

-- Long Beach

122

 

-- Pasadena

89

 

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

 

 

-  0 to 17

6127

 

-  18 to 40

35249

 

-  41 to 65

32412

 

-  over 65

12607

 

-  Under Investigation

460

 

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

 

 

-  Female

42860

 

-  Male

43562

 

-  Other

10

 

-  Under Investigation

423

 

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

 

 

-  American Indian/Alaska Native

73

 

-  Asian

3696

 

-  Black

2677

 

-  Hispanic/Latino

28303

 

-  Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

349

 

-  White

7837

 

-  Other

13479

 

-  Under Investigation

30441

 

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

 

 

-  Hospitalized (Ever)

7997

 

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

 

 

-  American Indian/Alaska Native

5

 

-  Asian

498

 

-  Black

340

 

-  Hispanic/Latino

1285

 

-  Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

10

 

-  White

853

 

-  Other

30

 

-  Under Investigation

14

 

CITY / COMMUNITY**

Cases

Case Rate

City of Agoura Hills

50

239

City of Alhambra

381

439

City of Arcadia

145

251

City of Artesia

93

554

City of Avalon

1

26

City of Azusa

374

747

City of Baldwin Park

744

969

City of Bell

598

1646

City of Bell Gardens

604

1402

City of Bellflower

751

966

City of Beverly Hills

206

597

City of Bradbury

6

561

City of Burbank

529

494

City of Calabasas

112

460

City of Carson

610

650

City of Cerritos

199

397

City of Claremont

91

249

City of Commerce*

174

1331

City of Compton

1250

1251

City of Covina

343

700

City of Cudahy

417

1713

City of Culver City

191

479

City of Diamond Bar

121

210

City of Downey

1356

1187

City of Duarte

175

795

City of El Monte

1327

1132

City of El Segundo

47

280

City of Gardena

459

749

City of Glendale

1330

644

City of Glendora

270

512

City of Hawaiian Gardens

161

1097

City of Hawthorne

650

732

City of Hermosa Beach

63

320

City of Hidden Hills

4

212

City of Huntington Park

1032

1735

City of Industry

13

2975

City of Inglewood

916

806

City of Irwindale

11

754

City of La Canada Flintridge

72

348

City of La Habra Heights

13

238

City of La Mirada

284

573

City of La Puente

360

885

City of La Verne

93

279

City of Lakewood

377

469

City of Lancaster*

961

595

City of Lawndale

185

550

City of Lomita

73

352

City of Lynwood*

1178

1635

City of Malibu

48

370

City of Manhattan Beach

110

306

City of Maywood

568

2025

City of Monrovia

256

660

City of Montebello

779

1210

City of Monterey Park

285

458

City of Norwalk

957

889

City of Palmdale

1150

723

City of Palos Verdes Estates

49

362

City of Paramount

729

1301

City of Pico Rivera

839

1305

City of Pomona

1232

790

City of Rancho Palos Verdes

124

290

City of Redondo Beach

183

266

City of Rolling Hills

2

103

City of Rolling Hills Estates

21

259

City of Rosemead

212

383

City of San Dimas

128

371

City of San Fernando

273

1109

City of San Gabriel

214

523

City of San Marino

26

196

City of Santa Clarita

1031

468

City of Santa Fe Springs

124

675

City of Santa Monica

382

413

City of Sierra Madre

28

255

City of Signal Hill

78

661

City of South El Monte

250

1197

City of South Gate

1476

1504

City of South Pasadena

151

580

City of Temple City

223

612

City of Torrance

528

354

City of Vernon

9

4306

City of Walnut

85

278

City of West Covina

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