Public Health Reports High Number of New COVID-19 Deaths

Public Health Reports High Number of New COVID-19 Deaths

July 31, 2020

 

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) has confirmed 69 new deaths and 2,651 new cases of COVID-19. The increase in deaths reported today is significantly higher than what was reported last week. Last week's average was nearly 38 new deaths a day.

 

There are 2,002 confirmed cases currently hospitalized and 29% of these people are confirmed cases in the ICU. There are a total of 2,568 confirmed and suspect cases that are currently hospitalized and 18% of these people are on ventilators. 

 

Public Health notes deaths are a lagging indicator of the spread of COVID-19 and reflects exposures that occurred weeks earlier.

 

To date, Public Health has identified 188,481 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of L.A. County, and a total of 4,621 deaths. Upon further investigation, 42 cases reported earlier were not L.A. County residents.

 

Of the 69 new deaths reported today, 18 people that passed away (excluding Long Beach and Pasadena) were over the age of 80 years old, 25 people who died were between the ages of 65 and 79 years old, 15 people who died were between the ages of 50 and 64 years old, and four people who died were between the ages of 30 and 49 years old. Forty-four people had underlying health conditions including 13 people over the age of 80 years old, 17 people between the ages of 65 and 79 years old, 12 people between the ages of 50 and 64 years old, and two people between the ages of 30 and 49 years old. Six deaths were reported by the City of Long Beach and one death was reported by the City of Pasadena.

 

Ninety-two percent of the people who died from COVID-19 had underlying health conditions. Of those who died, information about race and ethnicity is available for 4,321 people (99 percent of the cases reported by Public Health); 48% of deaths occurred among Latino/Latinx residents, 25% 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.

 

Testing results are available for nearly 1,760,000 individuals with 10% of all people testing positive.

 

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the families who are grieving a loved one lost to COVID-19. I know you’re hurting, and I know these are incredibly trying times," said Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd, Director of Public Health. “As we are seeing increases these past few days in the numbers of people dying from COVID-19, the reality of the devastation cannot be ignored. Nor can we ignore the reality that there are actions each person can take to prevent these tragic outcomes. Together, we can slow the spread of this deadly virus with simple acts of respect and kindness — wear a face covering, avoid gathering with people you don’t live with, stay home as much as possible, and practice hand hygiene. Together, we can heal.”

 

Businesses are also responsible for helping to slow the spread of COVID-19 and they must report COVID-19 outbreaks to Public Health.  This is a key element in the County's recovery journey. Health Officer Orders require businesses with three or more known cases of COVID-19 over the span of 14 days, to report the outbreak to Public Health. Employers who have one known case within the workplace must have a protocol that requires that person to self-isolate at home and anyone exposed to self-quarantine.

 

Residents are also encouraged to report suspected outbreaks and notify the department if their employer isn’t protecting them by following the critical infection control protocols in place. Residents can call  888-700-9995. These tips can be submitted anonymously.

 

When people gather with people outside of their household it increases the risk of COVID-19 spread. All events and gatherings, unless specifically allowed by Health Officer Orders remain prohibited. The more an individual interacts with others at a gathering and the longer that interaction lasts, the higher the potential risk of becoming infected with COVID-19 and for COVID-19 spreading. The higher the level of community transmission in the area that the gathering is being held, the higher the risk of COVID-19 spreading during a gathering. 

 

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

188481

 

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

178426

 

-- Long Beach

8099

 

-- Pasadena

1956

 

Deaths

4621

 

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

4339

 

-- Long Beach

176

 

-- Pasadena

106

 

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

 

 

- 0 to 4

2545

 

- 5 to 11

5662

 

- 12 to 17

7207

 

- 18 to 29

44201

 

- 30 to 49

62091

 

- 50 to 64

34799

 

- 65 to 79

14008

 

-  over 80

6860

 

-  Under Investigation

1053

 

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

 

 

-  Female

88478

 

-  Male

86676

 

-  Other

76

 

-  Under Investigation

3196

 

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

 

 

-  American Indian/Alaska Native

169

 

-  Asian

5696

 

-  Black

5042

 

-  Hispanic/Latino

60342

 

-  Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

598

 

-  White

13578

 

-  Other

24356

 

-  Under Investigation

68645

 

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

 

 

-  Hospitalized (Ever)

12774

 

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

 

 

-  American Indian/Alaska Native

12

 

-  Asian

649

 

-  Black

458

 

-  Hispanic/Latino

2087

 

-  Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

19

 

-  White

1069

 

-  Other

27

 

-  Under Investigation

18

 

CITY / COMMUNITY**

Cases

Case Rate

City of Agoura Hills

112

536

City of Alhambra

905

1044

City of Arcadia

312

540

City of Artesia

229

1364

City of Avalon

5

129

City of Azusa

1049

2096

City of Baldwin Park

1983

2583

City of Bell

1122

3088

City of Bell Gardens

1364

3167

City of Bellflower

1675

2155

City of Beverly Hills

538

1559

City of Bradbury

12

1123

City of Burbank

992

926

City of Calabasas

201

826

City of Carson

1259

1342

City of Cerritos

414

827

City of Claremont

248

680

City of Commerce*

396

3030

City of Compton

2826

2829

City of Covina

951

1940

City of Cudahy

815

3347

City of Culver City

318

798

City of Diamond Bar

379

659

City of Downey

2977

2605

City of Duarte

363

1649

City of El Monte

3101

2644

City of El Segundo

97

578

City of Gardena

851

1388

City of Glendale

2353

1140

City of Glendora

921

1746

City of Hawaiian Gardens

367

2501

City of Hawthorne

1379

1553

City of Hermosa Beach

146

742

City of Hidden Hills

5

265

City of Huntington Park

2057

3458

City of Industry

24

5492

City of Inglewood

1975

1739

City of Irwindale

53

3633

City of La Canada Flintridge

126

609

City of La Habra Heights

28

513

City of La Mirada

611

1232

City of La Puente

1054

2590

City of La Verne

316

949

City of Lakewood

899

1119

City of Lancaster*

2071

1282

City of Lawndale

458

1363

City of Lomita

167

806

City of Lynwood*

2420

3359

City of Malibu

75

579

City of Manhattan Beach

264

733

City of Maywood

1011

3604

City of Monrovia

526

1356

City of Montebello

1625

2524

City of Monterey Park

635

1020

City of Norwalk

2346

2180

City of Palmdale

2497

1571

City of Palos Verdes Estates

74

547

City of Paramount

1725

3079

City of Pico Rivera

1724

2682

City of Pomona

3593

2304

City of Rancho Palos Verdes

222

519

City of Redondo Beach

391

569

City of Rolling Hills

5

258

City of Rolling Hills Estates

31

382

City of Rosemead

587

1061

City of San Dimas*

356

1031

City of San Fernando

605

2458

City of San Gabriel

413

1008

City of San Marino

54

407

City of Santa Clarita

2152

976

City of Santa Fe Springs

358

1949

City of Santa Monica

634

686

City of Sierra Madre

55

501

City of Signal Hill

182

1543

City of South El Monte

561

2686

City of South Gate

3267

3328

City of South Pasadena

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