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As COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations continue to rise here and across California, the Los Angeles County Health Officer Order will be modified today to align with Gov. Gavin Newsom’s directives to prevent more cases, more serious illnesses, increased hospitalizations and more deaths.

The Order requires the closure of additional indoor operations for certain sectors which promote the mixing of populations beyond households and make adherence to physical distancing with face coverings difficult:

  • Gyms and Fitness Centers

  • Places of Worship

  • Indoor Protests

  • Offices for Non-Critical Infrastructure Sectors as identified at covid19.ca.gov

  • Personal Care Services(including nail salons, massage parlors, and tattoo parlors)

  • Hair Salons and Barbershops

  • Malls

Bars, indoor dining at restaurants, indoor museums, indoor operations at zoos and aquariums, and cardrooms and satellite wagering facilities remain closed in Los Angeles County, and all events and gatherings are prohibited unless specifically allowed by the Order.

As the new round of closures were announced, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) also released reopening protocols for K through 12 schools in Los Angeles County. Developed in consultation with more than 500 stakeholders, the protocols are intended to serve as a roadmap for school districts as they plan how to reopen with as much safety as possible for students, teachers, staff and their families.

The protocols do not authorize schools to reopen for in person classroom instruction. School re-openings will be guided by the state and by each school district’s decision on how to best configure learning opportunities during the pandemic, considering the levels of community transmission and what the science tells us about the risks. For those schools that re-open their campuses, they will need to adhere to the public health and safety requirements detailed in the protocol released today.

Today’s announcements come as Public Health has confirmed 13 new deaths and 2,593 new cases of COVID-19. All of the 13 people who passed away were over the age of 65 years old and nine of these people had underlying health conditions.

Los Angeles County continues to see evidence of increased community spread of COVID-19. There are 2,056 people hospitalized, 28% of these people are confirmed cases in the ICU and 20% are confirmed cases on ventilators. This remains substantially higher than the 1,350 to 1,450 daily hospitalizations seen four weeks ago.

Testing results are available for over 1,338,000 individuals with 9% of all people testing positive.

To date, Public Health has identified 136,129 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of LA County, and a total of 3,822 deaths.

“For the many families that are mourning the loss of a loved one, our thoughts and prayers are with you ever day,” said Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd, Director of Public Health. “We continue to see increased number of new cases and hospitalizations. To slow the spread and prevent more hospitalizations and deaths, everyone should limit their time with others not in your household. We must take this opportunity to get back to slowing the spread, but to do so, we need everyone's help. Please find ways to enjoy and celebrate summer only with those from your household, wear your face covering when out and wash your hands frequently.”

Ninety-three percent of people who died had underlying health conditions. Of those who died, information about race and ethnicity is available for 3,553 people (99 percent of the cases reported by Public Health); 46% of deaths occurred among Latino/Latinx residents, 26% 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, 13 cases reported earlier were not LA County residents.

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

136129

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

129224

-- Long Beach

5388

-- Pasadena

1517

Deaths

3822

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

3575

-- Long Beach

147

-- Pasadena

100

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

- 0 to 17

9788

- 18 to 40

56888

- 41 to 65

46050

- over 65

15764

- Under Investigation

734

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

- Female

64224

- Male

64274

- Other

28

- Under Investigation

698

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

- American Indian/Alaska Native

111

- Asian

4380

- Black

3620

- Hispanic/Latino

37344

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

460

- White

10248

- Other

20964

- Under Investigation

52097

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

- Hospitalized (Ever)

9927

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

- American Indian/Alaska Native

9

- Asian

551

- Black

387

- Hispanic/Latino

1627

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

14

- White

937

- Other

28

- Under Investigation

22

CITY / COMMUNITY**

Cases

Case Rate

City of Agoura Hills

76

364

City of Alhambra

616

710

City of Arcadia

234

405

City of Artesia

163

971

City of Avalon

5

129

City of Azusa

685

1369

City of Baldwin Park

1339

1744

City of Bell

811

2232

City of Bell Gardens

966

2243

City of Bellflower

1229

1581

City of Beverly Hills

402

1165

City of Bradbury

7

655

City of Burbank

725

676

City of Calabasas

155

637

City of Carson

874

931

City of Cerritos

308

615

City of Claremont

166

455

City of Commerce*

280

2142

City of Compton

1976

1978

City of Covina

666

1358

City of Cudahy

588

2415

City of Culver City

248

622

City of Diamond Bar

272

473

City of Downey

2260

1978

City of Duarte

259

1176

City of El Monte

2148

1832

City of El Segundo

76

453

City of Gardena

645

1052

City of Glendale

1748

847

City of Glendora

577

1094

City of Hawaiian Gardens

253

1724

City of Hawthorne

961

1082

City of Hermosa Beach

120

610

City of Hidden Hills

5

265

City of Huntington Park

1528

2569

City of Industry

16

3661

City of Inglewood

1358

1196

City of Irwindale

32

2193

City of La Canada Flintridge

88

425

City of La Habra Heights

19

348

City of La Mirada

462

931

City of La Puente

689

1693

City of La Verne

187

562

City of Lakewood

645

803

City of Lancaster*

1479

915

City of Lawndale

294

875

City of Lomita

112

540

City of Lynwood*

1757

2439

City of Malibu

65

502

City of Manhattan Beach

207

575

City of Maywood

746

2660

City of Monrovia

393

1013

City of Montebello

1202

1867

City of Monterey Park

438

703

City of Norwalk

1634

1518

City of Palmdale

1707

1074

City of Palos Verdes Estates

61

451

City of Paramount

1211

2162

City of Pico Rivera

1298

2019

City of Pomona

2205

1414

City of Rancho Palos Verdes

177

414

City of Redondo Beach

299

435

City of Rolling Hills

4

206

City of Rolling Hills Estates

30

370

City of Rosemead

383

692

City of San Dimas*

242

701

City of San Fernando

381

1548

City of San Gabriel

316

772

City of San Marino

34

256

City of Santa Clarita

1587

720

City of Santa Fe Springs

263

1432

City of Santa Monica

508

550

City of Sierra Madre

44

400

City of Signal Hill

133

1127

City of South El Monte

385

1843

City of South Gate

2329

2373

City of South Pasadena

188

722

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