4,244 New Cases of Confirmed COVID-19 in Los Angeles County

4,244 New Cases of Confirmed COVID-19 in Los Angeles County

July 15, 2020

 

 

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) confirms the highest number of new COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations reported in a day with 4,244 new cases and 2,103 people currently hospitalized.

 

Of the 2,103 people currently hospitalized, 27% of these people are confirmed cases in the ICU and 19% are confirmed cases on ventilators. 

 

Public Health has confirmed 73 new deaths of Covid-19. This is one of the highest number of new deaths reported in a day and may reflect a lag in the reporting of deaths over the weekend.

 

Of the 73 new deaths, 51 people who died were over the age of 65 years old, 19 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. Fifty-four people had underlying health conditions including 41 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 to 40 years old. Two deaths were reported by the City of Long Beach.

 

Testing results are available for over 1,387,000 individuals with 9% of all people testing positive.

 

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the families that are mourning a loved one lost to COVID-19,” said Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd, Director of Public Health. “As a community, we must slow the spread of COVID-19 to prevent an overwhelming surge of COVID-19 in our hospitals and more untimely deaths. I urge you to wear a face covering, stay at home as much as possible, avoid close contact with people you don’t live with and wash your hands. Together, we can stop the spread of this deadly virus. Today's numbers are alarming and unfortunately are the result of many businesses and individuals not adhering to the basic public health requirements of distancing and wearing face coverings.  We are just not able to continue on a recovery journey without everyone doing their part.  Keeping businesses open is only possible if we get back to slowing the spread. ”

 

To date, Public Health has identified 140,307 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of LA County, and a total of 3,894 deaths. Ninety-two percent of people who died had underlying health conditions. Of those who died, information about race and ethnicity is available for 3,619 people (99 percent of the cases reported by Public Health); 46% of deaths occurred among Latino/Latinx residents, 26% among White residents, 15% 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, 66 cases and one death reported earlier were not LA County residents. Of the new cases reported today, 59% occurred among individuals under the age of 41 and the median age of new cases has dropped to 35.

 

The Los Angeles County Health Officer Order was modified yesterday 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 the following sectors for all indoor operations:

  • 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

  • Indoor Malls

 

Bars, indoor dining at restaurants, indoor museums, indoor operations at zoos and aquariums, and cardrooms and satellite wagering facilities remain closed and all events and gatherings unless specifically allowed by this Order remain prohibited.

 

Public Health urges everyone to avoid the Three Cs: 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.

 

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.

 

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. 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

140307

 

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

133147

 

-- Long Beach

5616

 

-- Pasadena

1544

 

Deaths

3894

 

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

3645

 

-- Long Beach

149

 

-- Pasadena

100

 

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

 

 

-  0 to 17

10189

 

-  18 to 40

58788

 

-  41 to 65

47359

 

-  over 65

16054

 

-  Under Investigation

757

 

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

 

 

-  Female

66260

 

-  Male

66153

 

-  Other

38

 

-  Under Investigation

696

 

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

 

 

-  American Indian/Alaska Native

115

 

-  Asian

4474

 

-  Black

3737

 

-  Hispanic/Latino

38934

 

-  Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

472

 

-  White

10549

 

-  Other

21440

 

-  Under Investigation

53426

 

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

 

 

-  Hospitalized (Ever)

10162

 

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

 

 

-  American Indian/Alaska Native

9

 

-  Asian

558

 

-  Black

391

 

-  Hispanic/Latino

1662

 

-  Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

14

 

-  White

957

 

-  Other

28

 

-  Under Investigation

26

 

CITY / COMMUNITY**

Cases

Case Rate

City of Agoura Hills

78

374

City of Alhambra

640

738

City of Arcadia

234

405

City of Artesia

167

994

City of Avalon

5

129

City of Azusa

713

1425

City of Baldwin Park

1392

1813

City of Bell

840

2312

City of Bell Gardens

992

2303

City of Bellflower

1259

1620

City of Beverly Hills

419

1214

City of Bradbury

7

655

City of Burbank

748

698

City of Calabasas

156

641

City of Carson

908

968

City of Cerritos

321

641

City of Claremont

174

477

City of Commerce*

290

2219

City of Compton

2049

2051

City of Covina

686

1399

City of Cudahy

605

2485

City of Culver City

261

655

City of Diamond Bar

284

494

City of Downey

2349

2056

City of Duarte

268

1217

City of El Monte

2244

1914

City of El Segundo

79

471

City of Gardena

660

1076

City of Glendale

1797

870

City of Glendora

655

1241

City of Hawaiian Gardens

263

1792

City of Hawthorne

979

1103

City of Hermosa Beach

122

620

City of Hidden Hills

5

265

City of Huntington Park

1570

2639

City of Industry

20

4577

City of Inglewood

1409

1241

City of Irwindale

33

2262

City of La Canada Flintridge

93

449

City of La Habra Heights

19

348

City of La Mirada

482

972

City of La Puente

719

1767

City of La Verne

192

577

City of Lakewood

672

836

City of Lancaster*

1526

944

City of Lawndale

299

890

City of Lomita

116

560

City of Lynwood*

1812

2515

City of Malibu

67

517

City of Manhattan Beach

208

578

City of Maywood

763

2720

City of Monrovia

402

1036

City of Montebello

1230

1911

City of Monterey Park

449

721

City of Norwalk

1693

1573

City of Palmdale

1761

1108

City of Palos Verdes Estates

62

459

City of Paramount

1257

2244

City of Pico Rivera

1353

2105

City of Pomona

2292

1470

City of Rancho Palos Verdes

179

419

City of Redondo Beach

308

448

City of Rolling Hills

4

206

City of Rolling Hills Estates

30

370

City of Rosemead

396

715

City of San Dimas*

262

759

City of San Fernando

400

1625

City of San Gabriel

321

784

City of San Marino

35

264

City of Santa Clarita

1622

736

City of Santa Fe Springs

273

1487

City of Santa Monica

521

564

City of Sierra Madre

44

400

City of Signal Hill

136

1153

City of South El Monte

398

1906

City of South Gate

2432

2478

City of South Pasadena

192

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