4,592 New Cases of Confirmed COVID-19 in Los Angeles County

July 17, 2020

 

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) confirms 59 new deaths and 4,592 new cases of COVID-19. This is the largest increase in new cases, surpassing the count from July 14. Over the last 48 hours there have been 7,350 new cases.

 

Of the 59 new deaths, 34 people who died were over the age of 65 years old and 20 people who died were between the ages of 41 and 65 years old. Forty-eight people had underlying health conditions including 32 people over the age of 65 years old and 16 people between the ages of 41 to 65 years old. Five deaths were reported by the City of Long Beach.

 

To date, Public Health has identified 147,468 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of LA County, and a total of 3,988 deaths.

 

Ninety-three percent of people who died had underlying health conditions. Of those who died, information about race and ethnicity is available for 3,701 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 2% among residents identifying with other races. Upon further investigation, 133 cases and seven deaths reported earlier were not LA County residents.

 

There are 2,173 confirmed cases currently hospitalized, 27% of these people are confirmed cases in the ICU and 17% are confirmed cases on ventilators. Data shows younger people between the ages of 18 and 40 years old are being hospitalized at a higher rate than seen at any point in this pandemic.  They comprise of 20% of patients with COVID-19 currently hospitalized.

 

Testing results are available for over 1,440,000 individuals with 9% of all people testing positive.

 

“To the families that are grieving the loss of a loved one to COVID-19, we send you our deepest sympathies and prayers every day,” said Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd, Director of Public Health. “This week we’ve hit concerning milestones. We have reported the most cases in a single day, the most hospitalizations and tragically high death numbers. Each case represents a person that is capable of, and in all probability is, infecting at least one other person. If you do the math, it is easy to see why the alarm.  In a matter of weeks, the 4,600 positive cases today could lead to over 18,000 infected people in a few weeks. And this is just from one day of new cases. Without aggressive action on the part of every person, we will not get back to slowing the spread.”

 

Business owners must take immediate action to implement strategies that protect workers and customers.   The Health Officer Order to close indoor operations at many businesses must be followed.

 

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.

 

Residents need to make sure they are also doing their part. Residents should always wear a face covering securely over their nose and mouth and keep six feet apart from others not in their household when out in public and wash hands frequently. Everyone should avoid the Three Cs: Crowded places, Confined spaces and Close contact with others not in your household.  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. 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

147468

 

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

139841

 

-- Long Beach

6042

 

-- Pasadena

1585

 

Deaths

3988

 

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

3731

 

-- Long Beach

156

 

-- Pasadena

101

 

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

 

 

-  0 to 17

10910

 

-  18 to 40

62129

 

-  41 to 65

49476

 

-  over 65

16529

 

-  Under Investigation

797

 

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

 

 

-  Female

69698

 

-  Male

69392

 

-  Other

48

 

-  Under Investigation

703

 

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

 

 

-  American Indian/Alaska Native

123

 

-  Asian

4605

 

-  Black

3900

 

-  Hispanic/Latino

41682

 

-  Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

481

 

-  White

10913

 

-  Other

21722

 

-  Under Investigation

56415

 

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

 

 

-  Hospitalized (Ever)

10626

 

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

 

 

-  American Indian/Alaska Native

9

 

-  Asian

569

 

-  Black

397

 

-  Hispanic/Latino

1719

 

-  Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

16

 

-  White

962

 

-  Other

29

 

-  Under Investigation

30

 

CITY / COMMUNITY**

Cases

Case Rate

City of Agoura Hills

86

412

City of Alhambra

674

777

City of Arcadia

244

422

City of Artesia

175

1042

City of Avalon

5

129

City of Azusa

762

1523

City of Baldwin Park

1486

1936

City of Bell

880

2422

City of Bell Gardens

1046

2429

City of Bellflower

1322

1701

City of Beverly Hills

453

1312

City of Bradbury

7

655

City of Burbank

788

735

City of Calabasas

162

666

City of Carson

959

1022

City of Cerritos

337

673

City of Claremont

189

518

City of Commerce*

313

2395

City of Compton

2153

2155

City of Covina

723

1475

City of Cudahy

640

2629

City of Culver City

272

682

City of Diamond Bar

303

527

City of Downey

2474

2165

City of Duarte

274

1245

City of El Monte

2368

2019

City of El Segundo

84

500

City of Gardena

688

1122

City of Glendale

1880

910

City of Glendora

696

1319

City of Hawaiian Gardens

282

1922

City of Hawthorne

1047

1179

City of Hermosa Beach

127

646

City of Hidden Hills

5

265

City of Huntington Park

1639

2755

City of Industry

21

4805

City of Inglewood

1488

1310

City of Irwindale

36

2467

City of La Canada Flintridge

100

483

City of La Habra Heights

19

348

City of La Mirada

501

1010

City of La Puente

773

1899

City of La Verne

211

634

City of Lakewood

708

881

City of Lancaster*

1599

990

City of Lawndale

327

973

City of Lomita

121

584

City of Lynwood*

1905

2644

City of Malibu

70

540

City of Manhattan Beach

217

603

City of Maywood

796

2838

City of Monrovia

423

1090

City of Montebello

1288

2001

City of Monterey Park

474

761

City of Norwalk

1802

1674

City of Palmdale

1848

1162

City of Palos Verdes Estates

62

459

City of Paramount

1334

2381

City of Pico Rivera

1414

2200

City of Pomona

2437

1563

City of Rancho Palos Verdes

192

449

City of Redondo Beach

326

475

City of Rolling Hills

4

206

City of Rolling Hills Estates

30

370

City of Rosemead

422

762

City of San Dimas*

273

791

City of San Fernando

430

1747

City of San Gabriel

330

806

City of San Marino

35

264

City of Santa Clarita

1720

780

City of Santa Fe Springs

295

1606

City of Santa Monica

543

587

City of Sierra Madre

45

410

City of Signal Hill

142

1204

City of South El Monte

418

2001

City of South Gate

2590

2639

City of South Pasadena

198

760

City of Temple City

330

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