LA County Continues to Report High Number of Positive Cases and Hospitalizations

July 18, 2020

 

 

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) has confirmed 37 new deaths and 2,770 new cases of COVID-19. To date, Public Health has identified 153,041 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of LA County, and a total of 4,084 deaths.

 

Currently, there are 2,188 confirmed cases hospitalized, 28% of these people are confirmed cases in the ICU and 18% are confirmed cases on ventilators. This is the fourth consecutive day of hospitalization over 2,100 confirmed cases.  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.

 

Testing results are available for over 1,491,000 individuals with 9% of all people testing positive. Over 11,000 children and teens have been infected with COVID-19.

      

“For the families that are experiencing the profound grief of losing a loved one to COVID-19, we grieve with you and you are in my thoughts,” said Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd, Director of Public Health. “We continue to see concerning data, including data that shows us that younger people are contributing to the increased spread of COVID-19. We are all experiencing the frustration from this pandemic, but I ask that we each behave with kindness and consider that we can all prevent sickness and death. Although this is another beautiful weekend in Los Angeles County, I urge our residents to wear their face coverings and keep away from crowds and people they don’t live with. The Governor has made it clear that until we reduce the rate of transmission of COVID-19 in LA County, it is too dangerous for our schools to re-open for in-person classroom instruction.  Let’s get back to working together to slow the spread and continue our recovery journey.”

 

Of the 37 people that passed away (excluding Long Beach and Pasadena), 25 people were over the age of 65 years old, nine people who died were between the ages of 41 and 65 years old and two people who died were between the ages 18 and 40. Thirty-one people had underlying health conditions including 21 people over the age of 65 years old, eight people between the ages of 41 to 65 years old and two people between the ages of 18 and 40 years ole. One death was reported by the city of Long Beach.

 

Ninety-two percent of people who died had underlying health conditions. Of those who died, information about race and ethnicity is available for 3,801 people (99 percent of the cases reported by Public Health); 47% 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, 48 cases reported earlier were not LA County residents.

 

To slow the spread of the COVID-19 and protect students, teachers and the school community, a new Health Officer Order was issued that adheres 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.  

 

Business owners must take immediate action in order to slow the spread of COVID-19. 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.   

 

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

153041

 

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

145064

 

-- Long Beach

6334

 

-- Pasadena

1643

 

Deaths

4084

 

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

3825

 

-- Long Beach

158

 

-- Pasadena

101

 

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

 

 

-  0 to 17

11437

 

-  18 to 40

64716

 

-  41 to 65

51157

 

-  over 65

16938

 

-  Under Investigation

816

 

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

 

 

-  Female

72364

 

-  Male

71915

 

-  Other

53

 

-  Under Investigation

732

 

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

 

 

-  American Indian/Alaska Native

134

 

-  Asian

4758

 

-  Black

4094

 

-  Hispanic/Latino

44409

 

-  Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

500

 

-  White

11277

 

-  Other

22132

 

-  Under Investigation

57760

 

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

 

 

-  Hospitalized (Ever)

11059

 

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

 

 

-  American Indian/Alaska Native

9

 

-  Asian

578

 

-  Black

409

 

-  Hispanic/Latino

1782

 

-  Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

17

 

-  White

980

 

-  Other

26

 

-  Under Investigation

24

 

CITY / COMMUNITY**

Cases

Case Rate

City of Agoura Hills

89

426

City of Alhambra

699

806

City of Arcadia

259

448

City of Artesia

181

1078

City of Avalon

5

129

City of Azusa

784

1567

City of Baldwin Park

1561

2033

City of Bell

905

2491

City of Bell Gardens

1088

2526

City of Bellflower

1374

1768

City of Beverly Hills

482

1396

City of Bradbury

7

655

City of Burbank

802

748

City of Calabasas

169

695

City of Carson

995

1060

City of Cerritos

356

711

City of Claremont

199

545

City of Commerce*

324

2479

City of Compton

2248

2250

City of Covina

750

1530

City of Cudahy

667

2740

City of Culver City

278

697

City of Diamond Bar

320

556

City of Downey

2555

2236

City of Duarte

282

1281

City of El Monte

2458

2096

City of El Segundo

86

512

City of Gardena

711

1160

City of Glendale

1925

932

City of Glendora

725

1374

City of Hawaiian Gardens

294

2003

City of Hawthorne

1098

1237

City of Hermosa Beach

133

676

City of Hidden Hills

5

265

City of Huntington Park

1686

2834

City of Industry

19

4348

City of Inglewood

1559

1373

City of Irwindale

39

2673

City of La Canada Flintridge

103

498

City of La Habra Heights

20

367

City of La Mirada

515

1038

City of La Puente

817

2008

City of La Verne

229

688

City of Lakewood

743

925

City of Lancaster*

1659

1027

City of Lawndale

362

1077

City of Lomita

149

719

City of Lynwood*

1980

2748

City of Malibu

71

548

City of Manhattan Beach

222

617

City of Maywood

823

2934

City of Monrovia

437

1126

City of Montebello

1341

2083

City of Monterey Park

499

801

City of Norwalk

1891

1757

City of Palmdale

1900

1195

City of Palos Verdes Estates

64

473

City of Paramount

1396

2492

City of Pico Rivera

1465

2279

City of Pomona

2605

1671

City of Rancho Palos Verdes

194

454

City of Redondo Beach

339

493

City of Rolling Hills

4

206

City of Rolling Hills Estates

30

370

City of Rosemead

447

808

City of San Dimas*

288

834

City of San Fernando

454

1845

City of San Gabriel

338

825

City of San Marino

42

316

City of Santa Clarita

1761

799

City of Santa Fe Springs

307

1672

City of Santa Monica

547

592

City of Sierra Madre

45

410

City of Signal Hill

151

1280

City of South El Monte

440

2107

City of South Gate

2683

2733

City of South Pasadena

199

764

City of Temple City

344

944

City of Torrance

846

567

City of Vernon

16

7656

City of Walnut

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