62 New Deaths and 2,885 New Cases of Confirmed COVID-19 in Los Angeles County

July 17, 2020

 

As COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations increase, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) continues to monitor for multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) that is affecting a number of children under 21 years of age across the country who may have been exposed to COVID-19 or has COVID-19. 

 

To date, Public Health has identified 15 cases of MIS-C in LA County with a median age of 8 years, 7 months old.  Forty percent of these cases were between ages of 0 and 5 years old, 40% were between the ages of 6 and 12 years old, and 20% were between the ages of 13 and 20 years old. The majority of cases (73%) were Latino/Latinx.  No reported cases have died.  

 

MIS-C is a condition where different body parts can become inflamed, including the heart, lungs, kidneys, brain, skin, eyes, or gastrointestinal organs.

 

Public Health is advising physicians to consider for MIS-C in patient children under 21 years old who present with the clinical presentation and to notify the department immediately of any cases.

 

Public Health confirms 62 new deaths and 2,885 new cases of COVID-19. Over the last 48 hours there have been 7,477 new cases.  To date, Public Health has identified 150,319 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of LA County, and a total of 4,047 deaths.

 

Of the 62 new deaths, 45 people who died were over the age of 65 years old, 15 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. 22 people had underlying health conditions including nine people over the age of 65 years old and 13 people between the ages of 41 to 65 years old. One death was reported by the City of Long Beach.

 

There are 2,122 confirmed cases of COVID-19 currently hospitalized, 26% of these people are confirmed cases in the ICU and 18% are confirmed cases on ventilators. Data continues to show 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. 

 

Ninety-three percent of people who died had underlying health conditions. Of those who died, information about race and ethnicity is available for 3,760 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, 34 cases and three deaths reported earlier were not LA County residents.

 

Testing results are available for over 1,465,000 individuals with 9% of all people testing positive.

 

“To the families that are experiencing the sorrow of losing a loved one to COVID-19, please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you every day,” said Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd, Director of Public Health. “We know that more than 10,000 children and teens have been infected with COVID-19. Those who are affected with MIS-C are rare, but we are monitoring for this devasting condition. I also want to warn parents that even though our children and teens may not show the same symptoms and illness of COVID-19 when compared to older people, they can spread COVID-19 like anyone else and should wear face coverings if they are two years old and older and they should continue to practice physical distancing and avoid gathering with people outside of their household. I know this is difficult and frustrating, but we must stop the spread of this devasting virus.”

 

To help slow the spread of the COVID-19 and protect students, teachers and the school community, a new Health Officer Order will be issued today to adhere to California Department of Public Health’s directive that schools in Los Angeles County and 31 other counties on the State’s monitoring list, cannot resume in-person learning next month.

 

Current Health Officer Orders require business owners to close indoor operations at many businesses and take immediate action to implement strategies that protect workers and customers.  

 

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 doing their part as well. 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

150319

 

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

142447

 

-- Long Beach

6252

 

-- Pasadena

1620

 

Deaths

4047

 

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

3789

 

-- Long Beach

157

 

-- Pasadena

101

 

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

 

 

-  0 to 17

11170

 

-  18 to 40

63416

 

-  41 to 65

50346

 

-  over 65

16698

 

-  Under Investigation

817

 

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

 

 

-  Female

71047

 

-  Male

70645

 

-  Other

51

 

-  Under Investigation

704

 

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

 

 

-  American Indian/Alaska Native

127

 

-  Asian

4661

 

-  Black

3983

 

-  Hispanic/Latino

43150

 

-  Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

489

 

-  White

11083

 

-  Other

21791

 

-  Under Investigation

57163

 

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

 

 

-  Hospitalized (Ever)

10846

 

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

 

 

-  American Indian/Alaska Native

9

 

-  Asian

577

 

-  Black

400

 

-  Hispanic/Latino

1758

 

-  Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

17

 

-  White

971

 

-  Other

28

 

-  Under Investigation

29

 

CITY / COMMUNITY**

Cases

Case Rate

City of Agoura Hills

89

426

City of Alhambra

688

793

City of Arcadia

251

435

City of Artesia

178

1060

City of Avalon

5

129

City of Azusa

773

1545

City of Baldwin Park

1526

1988

City of Bell

894

2461

City of Bell Gardens

1067

2477

City of Bellflower

1351

1738

City of Beverly Hills

472

1367

City of Bradbury

7

655

City of Burbank

795

742

City of Calabasas

162

666

City of Carson

971

1035

City of Cerritos

348

695

City of Claremont

192

526

City of Commerce*

320

2449

City of Compton

2201

2203

City of Covina

736

1501

City of Cudahy

655

2690

City of Culver City

275

690

City of Diamond Bar

311

541

City of Downey

2516

2202

City of Duarte

276

1254

City of El Monte

2411

2056

City of El Segundo

86

512

City of Gardena

698

1138

City of Glendale

1897

919

City of Glendora

713

1351

City of Hawaiian Gardens

288

1962

City of Hawthorne

1076

1212

City of Hermosa Beach

132

671

City of Hidden Hills

5

265

City of Huntington Park

1664

2797

City of Industry

18

4119

City of Inglewood

1526

1344

City of Irwindale

39

2673

City of La Canada Flintridge

101

488

City of La Habra Heights

20

367

City of La Mirada

506

1020

City of La Puente

787

1934

City of La Verne

221

664

City of Lakewood

719

895

City of Lancaster*

1630

1009

City of Lawndale

356

1059

City of Lomita

121

584

City of Lynwood*

1940

2693

City of Malibu

71

548

City of Manhattan Beach

222

617

City of Maywood

801

2856

City of Monrovia

431

1111

City of Montebello

1312

2038

City of Monterey Park

492

790

City of Norwalk

1857

1725

City of Palmdale

1868

1175

City of Palos Verdes Estates

62

459

City of Paramount

1356

2420

City of Pico Rivera

1435

2232

City of Pomona

2535

1626

City of Rancho Palos Verdes

193

451

City of Redondo Beach

333

485

City of Rolling Hills

4

206

City of Rolling Hills Estates

30

370

City of Rosemead

435

786

City of San Dimas*

281

814

City of San Fernando

437

1776

City of San Gabriel

334

816

City of San Marino

41

309

City of Santa Clarita

1743

791

City of Santa Fe Springs

300

1634

City of Santa Monica

545

590

City of Sierra Madre

45

410

City of Signal Hill

148

1255

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