LA County Sees Significant Increase in COVID-19 Transmission Between 18 and 40 Year old Residents

LA County Sees Significant Increase in COVID-19 Transmission Between 18 and 40 Year old Residents

July 7, 2020

 

Today, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) reports almost 50% of new cases occur among younger people with the most significant increase in the percentage of cases among residents between 18 and 40 years old. 

 

Hospitalizations for individuals between 18 and 40 years old have also increased from a little over 10% of hospitalized cases in April to about 25% in July.

 

There are 1,921 people currently hospitalized, 28% of these people are confirmed cases in the ICU and 18% are confirmed cases on ventilators. 

 

Testing results are available for nearly 1,199,000 individuals, with 9% of people testing positive. The 7-day average of the daily positivity rate is 9.5%.

 

The Understanding America Study that is administered by USC’s Dornsife Center reports that 55.2% of LA County residents had close contact (within 6 feet) with people who do not live with them in the last 7 days. This is an increase from the 30.5% reported from April 8-14.

 

“Many families are experiencing the profound grief of losing a loved one to COVID-19. We are so sorry for your loss, and wish you healing and peace,” said Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd, Director of Public Health. “Thank you to the businesses and individuals that are working so hard to adhere to the protocols we have laid out, which are now more important than ever. Our ability to follow the most basic infection control and distancing directives reduces serious illness, and even death of the people we love, and the death of those loved by others. What we do now determines where we are in 3-4 weeks. The sooner we all recommit to taking care of each other, the sooner we create a new normal, where we get back to work, school, and our friends and extended family."

 

Public Health urges everyone to avoid the Three C's: Crowded places, Confined spaces and Close contact with others not in your household. Everyone should always wear a face covering securely over your nose and mouth and keep six feet apart from others not in your household when out in public. Businesses must continue to follow Public Health directives.  Public Health reminds everyone that you remain safer at home.

 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a health advisory warning everyone to not use any hand sanitizer manufactured by “Eskbiochem SA de CV” in Mexico, due to the potential presence of methanol, a "toxic alcohol”, as an active ingredient, which can cause blindness and/or death when absorbed through the skin or when swallowed.

 

Most commercially available alcohol-based hand sanitizers or rubs contain either ethanol or isopropanol as active ingredients and are safe to use.

 

Today, Public Health has confirmed 48 new deaths  and 1,584 new cases of COVID-19. Thirty-three people who died were over the age of 65 years old, 13 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. Forty-one people had underlying health conditions including 28 people over the age of 65 years old, 12 people between the ages of 41 to 65 years old, and one person between the ages of 18 and 40 years old. One death was reported by the City of Pasadena.

 

To date, Public Health has identified 116,570 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of LA County, and a total of 3,534 deaths. Ninety-three percent of people who died had underlying health conditions. Of those who died, information about race and ethnicity is available for 3,283 people (99 percent of the cases reported by Public Health); 44% of deaths occurred among Latino/Latinx residents, 27% among White residents, 16% 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, seven cases and one death reported earlier were not LA County residents.

 

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

116570

 

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

110790

 

-- Long Beach

4379

 

-- Pasadena

1401

 

Deaths

3534

 

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

3304

 

-- Long Beach

134

 

-- Pasadena

96

 

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

 

 

-  0 to 17

8226

 

-  18 to 40

47424

 

-  41 to 65

40123

 

-  over 65

14394

 

-  Under Investigation

623

 

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

 

 

-  Female

54838

 

-  Male

55361

 

-  Other

12

 

-  Under Investigation

579

 

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

 

 

-  American Indian/Alaska Native

87

 

-  Asian

4029

 

-  Black

3170

 

-  Hispanic/Latino

31981

 

-  Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

402

 

-  White

8982

 

-  Other

18847

 

-  Under Investigation

43292

 

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

 

 

-  Hospitalized (Ever)

8675

 

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

 

 

-  American Indian/Alaska Native

9

 

-  Asian

533

 

-  Black

368

 

-  Hispanic/Latino

1443

 

-  Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

10

 

-  White

891

 

-  Other

29

 

-  Under Investigation

21

 

CITY / COMMUNITY**

Cases

Case Rate

City of Agoura Hills

65

311

City of Alhambra

523

603

City of Arcadia

194

336

City of Artesia

126

750

City of Avalon

6

155

City of Azusa

536

1071

City of Baldwin Park

1095

1426

City of Bell

716

1971

City of Bell Gardens

774

1797

City of Bellflower

1031

1326

City of Beverly Hills

306

886

City of Bradbury

7

655

City of Burbank

621

579

City of Calabasas

137

563

City of Carson

750

799

City of Cerritos

252

503

City of Claremont

132

362

City of Commerce*

230

1760

City of Compton

1650

1652

City of Covina

526

1073

City of Cudahy

512

2103

City of Culver City

230

577

City of Diamond Bar

208

362

City of Downey

1842

1612

City of Duarte

220

999

City of El Monte

1794

1530

City of El Segundo

66

393

City of Gardena

567

925

City of Glendale

1555

753

City of Glendora

444

841

City of Hawaiian Gardens

208

1417

City of Hawthorne

830

935

City of Hermosa Beach

91

463

City of Hidden Hills

5

265

City of Huntington Park

1331

2238

City of Industry

14

3204

City of Inglewood

1149

1012

City of Irwindale

22

1508

City of La Canada Flintridge

82

396

City of La Habra Heights

16

293

City of La Mirada

387

780

City of La Puente

547

1344

City of La Verne

152

457

City of Lakewood

522

650

City of Lancaster*

1282

793

City of Lawndale

240

714

City of Lomita

97

468

City of Lynwood*

1499

2081

City of Malibu

56

432

City of Manhattan Beach

161

447

City of Maywood

679

2421

City of Monrovia

336

866

City of Montebello

1028

1597

City of Monterey Park

360

578

City of Norwalk

1343

1248

City of Palmdale

1471

925

City of Palos Verdes Estates

56

414

City of Paramount

988

1764

City of Pico Rivera

1084

1686

City of Pomona

1809

1160

City of Rancho Palos Verdes

154

360

City of Redondo Beach

245

357

City of Rolling Hills

3

155

City of Rolling Hills Estates

25

308

City of Rosemead

304

549

City of San Dimas*

194

562

City of San Fernando

331

1345

City of San Gabriel

268

654

City of San Marino

32

241

City of Santa Clarita

1345

610

City of Santa Fe Springs

206

1122

City of Santa Monica

445

481

City of Sierra Madre

38

346

City of Signal Hill

118

1000

City of South El Monte

319

1527

City of South Gate

1954

1991

City of South Pasadena

173

664

City of Temple City

272

746

City of Torrance

649

435

City of Vernon

13

6220

City of Walnut

124

406

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