57% of New Cases of COVID-19 are in People Under 41 Years Old

57% of New Cases of COVID-19 are in People Under 41 Years Old

July 21, 2020

 

 

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) has confirmed 50 new deaths and 2,741 new cases of COVID-19.  Of the new cases reported by Public Health today (excluding Long Beach and Pasadena), 57% occurred in people under the age of 41 years old.  

 

This continues to confirm younger people are driving new infections and spread of COVID-19.

 

To date, Public Health has identified 161,673 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of LA County, and a total of 4,154 deaths. 

  

There are 2,218 confirmed cases currently hospitalized, 26% of these people are confirmed cases in the ICU and 18% are confirmed cases on ventilators. This is the third consecutive day of over 2,200 hospitalizations.

 

Testing results are available for over 1,559,000 individuals with 9.6% of all people testing positive. 

 

“Every day we think of the many families experiencing the profound grief of losing a loved one to COVID-19," said Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd, Director of Public Health. “The tragedy of what we are witnessing is that many of our younger residents are interacting with each other and not adhering to the recommended prevention measures, while our older residents continue to experience the results of this increased spread with the worst health outcomes, including death. People over the age of 65 years old account for 11% of all cases but account for nearly 75% of all deaths.  Our behaviors, including the wearing of face coverings and the adherence of physical distancing —simple actions of kindness and caring — can protect those we love."

 

Of the 50 new deaths, 34 people that passed away (excluding Long Beach and Pasadena) were over the age of 65 years old and 15 people who died were between the ages of 41 and 65 years. 39 people had underlying health conditions including 29 people over the age of 65 years old and 10 people between the ages of 41 to 65 years old. 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 3,867 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, 113 cases reported earlier were not LA County residents.

 

If a person has a positive lab result for COVID-19, expect a public health specialist from LA County Public Health to contact them by phone to interview about possible exposures and to identify others who may have also been exposed to the infection. The information is protected and cannot be shared with others except in emergency situations. A public health specialist will never ask for a social security number, payment or documented status. Remember that if you think you could be positive and are awaiting testing results, to stay at home and act as if you are positive for COVID-19. This means self-isolating for 10 days and 24 hours after symptoms and fever subside.

 

To encourage participation in case investigation and contact tracing efforts to help slow the spread of COVID-19, Public Health is providing $10 million to community-based organizations and piloting a $20 gift card incentive for full participation in the interview process.

 

Public Health has a dedicated call line for confirmed cases of COVID-19. If you are positive for COVID-19 and have not yet connected with a public health specialist or need more information on services, call toll-free at 1-833-540-0473. Residents who do not have COVID-19 should continue to call 211 for resources or more information.

 

Business owners and residents must do their part 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.  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.

 

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

161673

 

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

153424

 

-- Long Beach

6522

 

-- Pasadena

1727

 

Deaths

4154

 

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

3893

 

-- Long Beach

159

 

-- Pasadena

102

 

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

 

 

-  0 to 17

12389

 

-  18 to 40

68766

 

-  41 to 65

53861

 

-  over 65

17538

 

-  Under Investigation

870

 

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

 

 

-  Female

76728

 

-  Male

75847

 

-  Other

62

 

-  Under Investigation

787

 

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

 

 

-  American Indian/Alaska Native

142

 

-  Asian

4970

 

-  Black

4308

 

-  Hispanic/Latino

47927

 

-  Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

519

 

-  White

11801

 

-  Other

23214

 

-  Under Investigation

60543

 

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

 

 

-  Hospitalized (Ever)

11371

 

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

 

 

-  American Indian/Alaska Native

10

 

-  Asian

582

 

-  Black

413

 

-  Hispanic/Latino

1820

 

-  Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

17

 

-  White

997

 

-  Other

28

 

-  Under Investigation

26

 

CITY / COMMUNITY**

Cases

Case Rate

City of Agoura Hills

90

431

City of Alhambra

746

860

City of Arcadia

274

474

City of Artesia

193

1149

City of Avalon

5

129

City of Azusa

852

1703

City of Baldwin Park

1685

2195

City of Bell

966

2659

City of Bell Gardens

1166

2707

City of Bellflower

1469

1890

City of Beverly Hills

502

1454

City of Bradbury

7

655

City of Burbank

835

779

City of Calabasas

176

724

City of Carson

1061

1131

City of Cerritos

361

721

City of Claremont

208

570

City of Commerce*

345

2640

City of Compton

2380

2382

City of Covina

805

1642

City of Cudahy

705

2896

City of Culver City

293

735

City of Diamond Bar

337

586

City of Downey

2685

2350

City of Duarte

316

1435

City of El Monte

2618

2232

City of El Segundo

89

530

City of Gardena

734

1197

City of Glendale

2001

969

City of Glendora

784

1486

City of Hawaiian Gardens

311

2119

City of Hawthorne

1160

1306

City of Hermosa Beach

135

686

City of Hidden Hills

5

265

City of Huntington Park

1769

2974

City of Industry

20

4577

City of Inglewood

1654

1456

City of Irwindale

43

2947

City of La Canada Flintridge

107

517

City of La Habra Heights

23

422

City of La Mirada

547

1103

City of La Puente

875

2150

City of La Verne

247

742

City of Lakewood

784

976

City of Lancaster*

1745

1080

City of Lawndale

392

1166

City of Lomita

153

738

City of Lynwood*

2078

2884

City of Malibu

71

548

City of Manhattan Beach

230

639

City of Maywood

865

3084

City of Monrovia

449

1157

City of Montebello

1409

2189

City of Monterey Park

524

842

City of Norwalk

2016

1873

City of Palmdale

2028

1276

City of Palos Verdes Estates

63

466

City of Paramount

1493

2665

City of Pico Rivera

1547

2407

City of Pomona

2833

1817

City of Rancho Palos Verdes

204

477

City of Redondo Beach

353

514

City of Rolling Hills

4

206

City of Rolling Hills Estates

30

370

City of Rosemead

475

858

City of San Dimas*

306

887

City of San Fernando

496

2015

City of San Gabriel

358

874

City of San Marino

44

331

City of Santa Clarita

1839

834

City of Santa Fe Springs

318

1732

City of Santa Monica

560

606

City of Sierra Madre

45

410

City of Signal Hill

159

1348

City of South El Monte

470

2250

City of South Gate

2840

2893

City of South Pasadena

204

783

City of Temple City

360

988

City of Torrance

885

593

City of Vernon

20

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