2,014 New Cases of Confirmed COVID-19 in Los Angeles County

2,014 New Cases of Confirmed COVID-19 in Los Angeles County

July 24, 2020

 

As health inspectors continue to conduct visits to ensure infection control measures are in place in businesses across the County, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health)  has created a tiered compliance and enforcement plan that will include citations and fines for businesses that continue to violate Health Officer Orders.

  

Since March, Public Health received a total of 17,808 Health Officer Order complaints and investigated more than 17,000 restaurants, more than 3,500 grocery stores, more than 600 pools, and more than 3,000 other businesses.

 

Twenty-six restaurants, one grocery store, one pool and 67 other businesses were shut down for Health Officer Order violations. Most of the businesses under investigation either came into compliance or were working to come into compliance and that's why they were not closed.

 

Compliance with the Health Officer Orders is paramount for the long-term reopening of many economic sectors while ensuring the public health and safety of residents, which includes consumers and those who make up the workforce of these sectors.

 

Beginning at the end of August, fines will be issued to businesses that are non-compliant that can range from $100 for the first offense to $500 and a 30 day permit suspension for multiple offenses. This includes businesses licensed and permitted by the department and those that are not. 

 

“Our thoughts and prayers are with families experiencing the grief of losing a loved one to COVID-19," said Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd, Director of Public Health. “I’m pleased that we’re seeing great compliance in some areas and we want to continue to see that. But we need to plan for the long-term reopening of our economic sectors while ensuring the public health and safety of our residents and our workforce. We want to be reasonable and work with business owners, but we also know that time is of the essence to slow the spread of this virus and protect the health of workers, customers, and their families.”

 

Health Officer Orders are in place to prevent more cases, more serious illnesses, increased hospitalizations and more deaths.  Current Orders require business owners to close indoor operations at many businesses and take immediate action to implement strategies that protect workers and customers.  

 

Today, Public Health has confirmed 49 new deaths and 2,014 new cases of COVID-19. To date, Public Health has identified 166,848 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of L.A. County, and a total of 4,262 deaths.

 

Of the 49 new deaths, 30 people that passed away (excluding Long Beach and Pasadena) were over the age of 65 years old, 10 people who died were between the ages of 41 and 65 years, and seven people who died were between the ages of 18 and 40 years old. Thirty-eight people had underlying health conditions including 25 people over the age of 65 years old, 10 people between the ages of 41 to 65 years old and three people between the ages of 18 and 40 years old. One death was reported by the City of Long Beach and one death was reported by the City of Pasadena.

  

There are 2,210 confirmed cases currently hospitalized, 28% of these people are confirmed cases in the ICU and 19% are confirmed cases on ventilators.  The number of hospitalizations has remained over 2,200 for five consecutive days.

 

Testing results are available for nearly 1,593,000 individuals with 10% of all people testing positive. 

 

Ninety-two percent of people who died had underlying health conditions. Of those who died, information about race and ethnicity is available for 3,976 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, 36 cases reported earlier were not LA County residents.

 

Because this virus is easily transmitted among people in contact with each other, business owners and residents must do their part to slow the spread of COVID-19. 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 is 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 24 hours after symptoms and fever subside. 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.

 

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.

 

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

166848

 

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

157983

 

-- Long Beach

7063

 

-- Pasadena

1802

 

Deaths

4262

 

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

3998

 

-- Long Beach

161

 

-- Pasadena

103

 

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

 

 

-  0 to 17

12910

 

-  18 to 40

70870

 

-  41 to 65

55397

 

-  over 65

17899

 

-  Under Investigation

907

 

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

 

 

-  Female

79051

 

-  Male

78054

 

-  Other

65

 

-  Under Investigation

813

 

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

 

 

-  American Indian/Alaska Native

153

 

-  Asian

5125

 

-  Black

4451

 

-  Hispanic/Latino

49937

 

-  Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

547

 

-  White

12205

 

-  Other

23534

 

-  Under Investigation

62031

 

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

 

 

-  Hospitalized (Ever)

11960

 

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

 

 

-  American Indian/Alaska Native

10

 

-  Asian

600

 

-  Black

424

 

-  Hispanic/Latino

1882

 

-  Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

16

 

-  White

1016

 

-  Other

28

 

-  Under Investigation

22

 

CITY / COMMUNITY**

Cases

Case Rate

City of Agoura Hills

96

460

City of Alhambra

765

882

City of Arcadia

281

487

City of Artesia

204

1215

City of Avalon

5

129

City of Azusa

878

1755

City of Baldwin Park

1729

2252

City of Bell

984

2708

City of Bell Gardens

1198

2781

City of Bellflower

1508

1940

City of Beverly Hills

523

1515

City of Bradbury

7

655

City of Burbank

869

811

City of Calabasas

185

761

City of Carson

1094

1166

City of Cerritos

371

741

City of Claremont

214

587

City of Commerce*

360

2755

City of Compton

2454

2456

City of Covina

837

1707

City of Cudahy

734

3015

City of Culver City

301

755

City of Diamond Bar

341

593

City of Downey

2748

2405

City of Duarte

322

1463

City of El Monte

2691

2295

City of El Segundo

94

560

City of Gardena

754

1230

City of Glendale

2081

1008

City of Glendora

811

1537

City of Hawaiian Gardens

322

2194

City of Hawthorne

1202

1354

City of Hermosa Beach

139

707

City of Hidden Hills

5

265

City of Huntington Park

1815

3051

City of Industry

20

4577

City of Inglewood

1717

1512

City of Irwindale

45

3084

City of La Canada Flintridge

109

527

City of La Habra Heights

24

440

City of La Mirada

563

1135

City of La Puente

911

2238

City of La Verne

259

778

City of Lakewood

815

1014

City of Lancaster*

1803

1116

City of Lawndale

407

1211

City of Lomita

156

753

City of Lynwood*

2144

2976

City of Malibu

73

563

City of Manhattan Beach

242

672

City of Maywood

886

3159

City of Monrovia

466

1201

City of Montebello

1458

2265

City of Monterey Park

540

867

City of Norwalk

2078

1931

City of Palmdale

2121

1334

City of Palos Verdes Estates

65

481

City of Paramount

1536

2742

City of Pico Rivera

1592

2477

City of Pomona

2957

1896

City of Rancho Palos Verdes

207

484

City of Redondo Beach

365

531

City of Rolling Hills

5

258

City of Rolling Hills Estates

30

370

City of Rosemead

485

876

City of San Dimas*

323

936

City of San Fernando

513

2084

City of San Gabriel

363

886

City of San Marino

44

331

City of Santa Clarita

1903

863

City of Santa Fe Springs

326

1775

City of Santa Monica

574

621

City of Sierra Madre

45

410

City of Signal Hill

160

1356

City of South El Monte

480

2298

City of South Gate

2929

2984

City of South Pasadena

205

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