Majority of Newly Reported COVID-19 Cases are in People Under 41 Years Old


Today, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) has confirmed 11 new deaths and 2,848 new cases of COVID-19. Fifty-three percent of the 2,848 new cases occurred in people under the age of 41 years old.

Public Health confirms the highest number of new hospitalizations reported in a day with 2,216 people currently hospitalized, surpassing the 2,193 hospitalizations seen on July 15.

Of the 2,216 confirmed COVID-19 cases currently hospitalized, 26% of these people are confirmed cases in the ICU and 19% are confirmed cases on ventilators. This is the fifth consecutive day of hospitalization over 2,100 confirmed cases and the first time hospitalizations have reached over 2,200.

Testing results are available for over 1,515,000 individuals with 10% of all people testing positive. The cumulative positivity rate has increased from 9% to 10%. The majority of all cases have occurred in people under the age of 41 years old with over 52% or 77,000 people younger than 41 years old infected with COVID-19.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the families that are experiencing the sorrow of losing a loved to COVID-19 and with those who are caring for a loved one experiencing illness,” said Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd, Director of Public Health. “We continue to reach concerning milestones and today we are seeing the highest number of COVID-19 hospitalizations. Right now, young adults are being hospitalized at a rate not seen before. No matter how young you are, you are vulnerable to this virus. I urge everyone to take collective responsibility – stay physically apart from people you don't live with, properly wear a face covering when you are outside your home but stay home as much as possible."

Public Health has identified 155,887 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of LA County, and a total of 4,095 deaths.

Of the 11 new deaths, eight people that passed away (excluding Long Beach and Pasadena) were over the age of 65 years old and three people who died were between the ages of 41 and 65 years. All of these people had underlying health conditions. Ninety-two percent of people who died had underlying health conditions. Of those who died, information about race and ethnicity is available for 3,812 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, two cases reported earlier were not LA County residents.

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. Public Health urges everyone to avoid the Three C's: 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. 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

155887

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

147772

-- Long Beach

6445

-- Pasadena

1670

Deaths

4095

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

3836

-- Long Beach

158

-- Pasadena

101

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

- 0 to 17

11745

- 18 to 40

66074

- 41 to 65

51998

- over 65

17121

- Under Investigation

834

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

- Female

73779

- Male

73200

- Other

55

- Under Investigation

738

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

- American Indian/Alaska Native

139

- Asian

4831

- Black

4162

- Hispanic/Latino

45434

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

505

- White

11432

- Other

22584

- Under Investigation

58685

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

- Hospitalized (Ever)

11092

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

- American Indian/Alaska Native

9

- Asian

578

- Black

410

- Hispanic/Latino

1787

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

17

- White

985

- Other

26

- Under Investigation

24

CITY / COMMUNITY**

Cases

Case Rate

City of Agoura Hills

89

426

City of Alhambra

711

820

City of Arcadia

265

459

City of Artesia

184

1096

City of Avalon

5

129

City of Azusa

808

1615

City of Baldwin Park

1601

2085

City of Bell

931

2562

City of Bell Gardens

1106

2568

City of Bellflower

1397

1797

City of Beverly Hills

496

1437

City of Bradbury

7

655

City of Burbank

813

759

City of Calabasas

170

699

City of Carson

1012

1078

City of Cerritos

356

711

City of Claremont

204

559

City of Commerce*

327

2502

City of Compton

2292

2294

City of Covina

761

1552

City of Cudahy

678

2785

City of Culver City

284

712

City of Diamond Bar

327

569

City of Downey

2595

2271

City of Duarte

287

1304

City of El Monte

2515

2145

City of El Segundo

87

518

City of Gardena

724

1181

City of Glendale

1951

945

City of Glendora

751

1423

City of Hawaiian Gardens

297

2024

City of Hawthorne

1119

1260

City of Hermosa Beach

134

681

City of Hidden Hills

5

265

City of Huntington Park

1716

2885

City of Industry

20

4577

City of Inglewood

1586

1396

City of Irwindale

42

2879

City of La Canada Flintridge

104

503

City of La Habra Heights

20

367

City of La Mirada

525

1058

City of La Puente

842

2069

City of La Verne

237

712

City of Lakewood

758

943

City of Lancaster*

1684

1042

City of Lawndale

373

1110

City of Lomita

149

719

City of Lynwood*

2020

2804

City of Malibu

71

548

City of Manhattan Beach

225

625

City of Maywood

835

2977

City of Monrovia

441

1137

City of Montebello

1361

2114

City of Monterey Park

505

811

City of Norwalk

1941

1804

City of Palmdale

1953

1229

City of Palos Verdes Estates

63

466

City of Paramount

1433

2558

City of Pico Rivera

1496

2327

City of Pomona

2701

1732

City of Rancho Palos Verdes

195

456

City of Redondo Beach

345

502

City of Rolling Hills

4

206

City of Rolling Hills Estates

30

370

City of Rosemead

451

815

City of San Dimas*

293

849

City of San Fernando

471

1914

City of San Gabriel

344

840

City of San Marino

43

324

City of Santa Clarita

1788

811

City of Santa Fe Springs

313

1704

City of Santa Monica

551

596

City of Sierra Madre

45

410

City of Signal Hill

156

1322

City of South El Monte

446

2136

City of South Gate

2739

2790

City of South Pasadena

201

772

City of Temple City

352

966

City of Torrance

858

575

City of Vernon

17