L.A. County Exceeds 200,000 Coronavirus Positive Cases

August 7, 2020

 

 

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) has reported more than 200,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Los Angeles County.  To date, Public Health has identified 201,106 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of L.A. County, and a total of 4,869 deaths.

 

Today, Public Health has confirmed 48 new deaths and 3,290 new cases of COVID-19.  The high number of new cases are, in part, due to a backlog of test results received from one lab.  Testing results are available for nearly 1,860,000 individuals with 10% of all people testing positive. 

 

Public Health continues to anticipate receiving a backlog of cases once the State electronic laboratory system (ELR) issues are fixed. This issue has undercounted the County's positive cases and affects the number of COVID-19 cases reported each day and our contact tracing efforts. Data sources that track other key indicators, including hospitalizations and deaths, are not affected by this reporting issue.

 

There are 1,741 confirmed cases currently hospitalized and 29% of these people are confirmed cases in the ICU.  The number of hospitalized patients continues to decrease. This number was up to 2,200 patients in the middle of July.

  

Of the 48 new deaths, 14 people that passed away (excluding Long Beach and Pasadena) were over the age of 80 years old, 12 people who died were between the ages of 65 and 79 years old, 14 people who died were between the ages of 50 and 64 years old, and five people who died was between the ages of 30 and 49 years old. Thirty-seven people had underlying health conditions including 10 people over the age of 80 years old, nine people between the ages of 65 and 79 years old, 13 people between the ages of 50 and 64 years old,  and five people between the ages of 30 and 49 years old.  Two 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 4,562 people (99 percent of the cases reported by Public Health); 49% of deaths occurred among Latino/Latinx residents, 24% 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, 96 cases and four deaths reported earlier were not LA County residents.

 

Data continues to expose disproportionality in health outcomes by race, ethnicity and income level data. African American/Black and Latino/Latinx residents are still twice as likely to die from COVID-19 when compared to White residents. Latino/Latinx residents have the highest rates of death, with a rate of 65 residents per 100,000 people. Residents in communities with high levels of poverty are four times as likely to die of COVID-19 compared to residents in communities with the highest income levels.

 

“Our hearts go out to the family and friends of those who have passed away from COVID-19 and the thousands that have been sickened by this virus," said Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd, Director of Public Health. “In order to slow the spread of COVID-19  enough to be able to open our schools and get people back to work, we need to reduce non-essential activities that have us in close contact with people who aren’t in our households. This includes not attending or hosting parties, not gathering in areas that are crowded, and not participating in activities prohibited by the Health Officer Orders. We cannot arrest or enforce our way out of this pandemic. Collectively we need to take those actions that the science tells us will work to slow the transmission:  wear a face covering, maintain physical distance, wash hands frequently, and avoid gatherings with those not in your household. "

 

In order to address the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on Black and Brown residents in LA County, strategies are needed that protect workers in jobs that involve close contact with others. There must be a focus on compliance at workplaces with the Health Officer Orders, including workplace modifications  to limit the spread of COVID-19 among employees along with universal sick leave benefits and job protections for anyone required to isolate or quarantine, unemployment benefits for those who are unable to work due to the pandemic, and community resources to support isolation and quarantine.

 

Public Health continues to respond to a high volume of Health Officer Order complaints. Since March, Public Health received a total of 20,129 Health Officer Order complaints and investigated more than 19,000 restaurants, more than 4,300 grocery stores, and more than 3,600 other businesses.

 

Twenty-seven restaurants and 76 other businesses which include seven gyms 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.

 

Given the current ELR delays, the department urges any person with a positive lab result to call 1-833-540-0473 to connect with a public health specialist who can provide information about services and support. 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

201106

 

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

190456

 

-- Long Beach

8615

 

-- Pasadena

2035

 

Deaths

4869

 

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

4578

 

-- Long Beach

180

 

-- Pasadena

111

 

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

 

 

- 0 to 4

2809

 

- 5 to 11

6250

 

- 12 to 17

7949

 

- 18 to 29

47161

 

- 30 to 49

66080

 

- 50 to 64

37043

 

- 65 to 79

14839

 

-  over 80

7192

 

-  Under Investigation

1133

 

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

 

 

-  Female

94794

 

-  Male

92436

 

-  Other

78

 

-  Under Investigation

3148

 

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

 

 

-  American Indian/Alaska Native

178

 

-  Asian

6031

 

-  Black

5393

 

-  Hispanic/Latino

66703

 

-  Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

613

 

-  White

14387

 

-  Other

24612

 

-  Under Investigation

72539

 

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

 

 

-  Hospitalized (Ever)

13613

 

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

 

 

-  American Indian/Alaska Native

12

 

-  Asian

686

 

-  Black

483

 

-  Hispanic/Latino

2237

 

-  Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

16

 

-  White

1101

 

-  Other

27

 

-  Under Investigation

16

 

CITY / COMMUNITY**

Cases

Case Rate

City of Agoura Hills

121

579

City of Alhambra

972

1121

City of Arcadia

359

622

City of Artesia

245

1459

City of Avalon

5

129

City of Azusa

1127

2252

City of Baldwin Park

2141

2789

City of Bell

1210

3330

City of Bell Gardens

1464

3399

City of Bellflower

1789

2301

City of Beverly Hills

546

1582

City of Bradbury

13

1216

City of Burbank

1072

1000

City of Calabasas

209

859

City of Carson

1366

1456

City of Cerritos

432

863

City of Claremont

267

732

City of Commerce*

436

3336

City of Compton

3039

3042

City of Covina

1015

2070

City of Cudahy

864

3549

City of Culver City

331

830

City of Diamond Bar

412

716

City of Downey

3157

2763

City of Duarte

386

1753

City of El Monte

3347

2854

City of El Segundo

100

596

City of Gardena

911

1486

City of Glendale

2547

1233

City of Glendora

1006

1907

City of Hawaiian Gardens

396

2698

City of Hawthorne

1485

1673

City of Hermosa Beach

153

778

City of Hidden Hills

6

317

City of Huntington Park

2207

3710

City of Industry

27

6178

City of Inglewood

2150

1893

City of Irwindale

54

3701

City of La Canada Flintridge

131

633

City of La Habra Heights

30

550

City of La Mirada

658

1327

City of La Puente

1123

2759

City of La Verne

341

1025

City of Lakewood

942

1172

City of Lancaster*

2276

1409

City of Lawndale

495

1473

City of Lomita

183

883

City of Lynwood*

2549

3538

City of Malibu

85

656

City of Manhattan Beach

277

769

City of Maywood

1070

3815

City of Monrovia

555

1430

City of Montebello

1724

2678

City of Monterey Park

671

1078

City of Norwalk

2492

2316

City of Palmdale

2817

1772

City of Palos Verdes Estates

75

555

City of Paramount

1824

3256

City of Pico Rivera

1829

2845

City of Pomona

3998

2564

City of Rancho Palos Verdes

233

545

City of Redondo Beach

434

632

City of Rolling Hills

5

258

City of Rolling Hills Estates

31

382

City of Rosemead

634

1145

City of San Dimas*

387

1121

City of San Fernando

661

2686

City of San Gabriel

437

1067

City of San Marino

62

467

City of Santa Clarita

2331

1058

City of Santa Fe Springs

393

2140

City of Santa Monica

666

720

City of Sierra Madre

60

546

City of Signal Hill

193

1636

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