2,758 New Cases of Confirmed COVID-19 in Los Angeles County

2,758 New Cases of Confirmed COVID-19 in Los Angeles County

July 16, 2020

 

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) confirms the highest number of new hospitalizations reported in a day with 2,193 people currently hospitalized, surpassing yesterday's number.

 

Out of the 2,193 confirmed COVID-19 cases currently hospitalized, 26% of these people are confirmed cases in the ICU and 17% are confirmed cases on ventilators. 

 

The 3-day average for people hospitalized is 2,084. This is more people hospitalized each day for COVID-19 than at any point during the pandemic.

 

Data shows younger people between the ages of 18 and 40 years old are being hospitalized at a higher rate than seen before.

 

Public Health has confirmed 44 new deaths and 2,758 new cases of COVID-19.

 

At the beginning of June, the 7-day average of new cases was 1,452.  Now the 7-day average is 2,859 new cases a day.  This is double the rate from six weeks ago and higher than any point during this entire pandemic.

 

Of the 44 new deaths, 27 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. Thirty-four people had underlying health conditions including 25 people over the age of 65 years old, eight 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 and one death was reported by the City of Pasadena.

 

Testing results are available for over 1,409,000 individuals with 9% of all people testing positive.

 

“To the families that are mourning their loved one who has passed away from COVID-19, we mourn with you,” said Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd, Director of Public Health. “We are in an alarming and dangerous phase in this pandemic here in Los Angeles County, along with other counties in this state. We need to protect the capacity in our healthcare system so that we’re all able to access critical care if we need it. Everyone must help. Business owners and operators have a responsibility to their employees and their families to provide a safe work environment that adheres to all of the health officer directives — this responsibility is important, now more than ever, as we continue our response to this deadly virus. ”

 

To date, Public Health has identified 143,009 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of LA County, and a total of 3,932 deaths. Ninety-three percent of people who died had underlying health conditions. Of those who died, information about race and ethnicity is available for 3,598 people (98 percent of the cases reported by Public Health); 45% 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 2% among residents identifying with other races. Upon further investigation, 56 cases and six deaths reported earlier were not LA County residents.

 

Data continues to expose disproportionality in health outcomes by race, ethnicity and income level data. African American/Black and Latino/Latinx people are twice as likely to die from COVID-19 when compared to White people. Communities with high levels of poverty are four times as likely to die of COVID-19 compared to residents with the highest income. The high rates of cases and deaths reflect a number of factors, including the effects of systemic racism and discrimination in the Country and a lack of access to the resources and opportunities needed for good health.

 

Public Health modified its Health Officer Order 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.

 

Business owners and residents must take immediate action in order to slow the spread of COVID-19. Stay home if you are elderly or have serious underlying health conditions. Everyone else should stay home as much as possible, and limit activities outside of your home to what is essential – work, getting groceries and medicine, and medical visits. Always wear a face covering and keep physical distance when you are outside your home and wash your hands frequently. The actions of everyone to slow the spread cannot wait.

 

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. If a person tests positive for COVID-19, they should plan on receiving a call from a public health specialist 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 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

143009

 

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

135580

 

-- Long Beach

5849

 

-- Pasadena

1580

 

Deaths

3932

 

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

3680

 

-- Long Beach

151

 

-- Pasadena

101

 

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

 

 

-  0 to 17

10399

 

-  18 to 40

59962

 

-  41 to 65

48164

 

-  over 65

16266

 

-  Under Investigation

789

 

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

 

 

-  Female

67483

 

-  Male

67358

 

-  Other

44

 

-  Under Investigation

695

 

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

 

 

-  American Indian/Alaska Native

119

 

-  Asian

4505

 

-  Black

3792

 

-  Hispanic/Latino

39552

 

-  Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

479

 

-  White

10656

 

-  Other

21662

 

-  Under Investigation

54815

 

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

 

 

-  Hospitalized (Ever)

10360

 

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

 

 

-  American Indian/Alaska Native

8

 

-  Asian

559

 

-  Black

385

 

-  Hispanic/Latino

1625

 

-  Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

14

 

-  White

946

 

-  Other

61

 

-  Under Investigation

82

 

CITY / COMMUNITY**

Cases

Case Rate

City of Agoura Hills

81

388

City of Alhambra

650

750

City of Arcadia

237

410

City of Artesia

172

1024

City of Avalon

5

129

City of Azusa

733

1465

City of Baldwin Park

1429

1861

City of Bell

857

2359

City of Bell Gardens

1019

2366

City of Bellflower

1279

1645

City of Beverly Hills

425

1231

City of Bradbury

7

655

City of Burbank

763

712

City of Calabasas

159

654

City of Carson

925

986

City of Cerritos

330

659

City of Claremont

180

493

City of Commerce*

299

2288

City of Compton

2073

2075

City of Covina

700

1428

City of Cudahy

613

2518

City of Culver City

266

667

City of Diamond Bar

289

502

City of Downey

2378

2081

City of Duarte

270

1226

City of El Monte

2296

1958

City of El Segundo

82

489

City of Gardena

666

1086

City of Glendale

1821

882

City of Glendora

671

1272

City of Hawaiian Gardens

271

1847

City of Hawthorne

1002

1129

City of Hermosa Beach

124

630

City of Hidden Hills

5

265

City of Huntington Park

1598

2686

City of Industry

21

4805

City of Inglewood

1432

1261

City of Irwindale

34

2330

City of La Canada Flintridge

95

459

City of La Habra Heights

19

348

City of La Mirada

487

982

City of La Puente

740

1818

City of La Verne

197

592

City of Lakewood

688

856

City of Lancaster*

1550

959

City of Lawndale

308

916

City of Lomita

117

564

City of Lynwood*

1833

2544

City of Malibu

69

532

City of Manhattan Beach

213

592

City of Maywood

771

2749

City of Monrovia

412

1062

City of Montebello

1245

1934

City of Monterey Park

460

739

City of Norwalk

1747

1623

City of Palmdale

1790

1126

City of Palos Verdes Estates

62

459

City of Paramount

1279

2283

City of Pico Rivera

1379

2145

City of Pomona

2345

1504

City of Rancho Palos Verdes

185

433

City of Redondo Beach

318

463

City of Rolling Hills

4

206

City of Rolling Hills Estates

30

370

City of Rosemead

401

724

City of San Dimas*

264

765

City of San Fernando

413

1678

City of San Gabriel

323

789

City of San Marino

36

271

City of Santa Clarita

1676

760

City of Santa Fe Springs

282

1536

City of Santa Monica

535

579

City of Sierra Madre

44

400

City of Signal Hill

138

1170

City of South El Monte

404

1934

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