64 New Deaths and 1,999 New Cases of Confirmed COVID-19 in Los Angeles County


he Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) has confirmed 64 new deaths and 1,999 new cases of COVID-19. To date, Public Health has identified 216,139 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of L.A. County, and a total of 5,171 deaths.

The number of new cases reported today includes about 300 backlog cases from the State. Additional backlog reporting of cases is expected later this week. Data sources that track other key indicators, including hospitalizations and deaths, are not affected by this reporting issue.

Currently, there are 891 COVID-19 outbreak investigations ongoing, including outbreaks at UPS, Trojan Battery and SoFi Stadium. These three locations each have between 60 and 90 confirmed positive cases among employees. As a reminder, employers must report when three employees test positive for COVID-19. This allows Public Health to intervene early, investigate and contain the spread of this virus.

The department has closed 550 outbreak investigations for a total of 1,441 outbreak investigations throughout this pandemic.

Public Health continues to respond to high volume of Health Officer Order violation complaints and initiated nearly 32,000 investigations. Since March, Public Health investigated more than 20,000 restaurants, more than 4,700 grocery stores, and more than 3,600 other businesses.

"We mourn with the many families who have lost loved ones to COVID-19 and extend our condolences to all who are grieving," said Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd, Director of Public Health. "The only way for us to continue our recovery journey is to see lower rates of community transmission. Our actions as individuals, business owners and business operators to take the necessary steps that protect each other, workers and customers require adherence to infection control and distancing directives. Businesses need to immediately alert us when there is an outbreak. This is what is needed to get our children back to their schools and to get more of our community members back to work.”

African American/Black and Latino/Latinx residents and those in low-income communities continue to bear the brunt of this virus, both in terms of infections and deaths. Latino/Latinx currently have the highest age adjusted death rate at 71 residents per 100,000 people. The rate for African American/Black residents is 55 deaths per 100,000 people. For comparison, the rate for White residents is 27 deaths per 100,000 people. Those who live in areas with the highest rates of poverty are more than four times more likely to die of COVID-19 compared to those who live in wealthier areas.

The recovery journey won’t be complete until these gaps are closed, while at the same time improving health outcomes for all.

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 4,857 people (99 percent of the cases reported by Public Health); 50% of deaths occurred among Latino/Latinx residents, 24% among White residents, 15% among Asian residents, 10% 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, 57 cases and two deaths reported earlier were not LA County residents.

Testing results are available for more than 2,012,000 individuals with 10% of all people testing positive. There are 1,481 confirmed cases currently hospitalized and 32% of these people are confirmed cases in the ICU.

Of the 64 new deaths reported today, 27 people that passed away (excluding Long Beach and Pasadena) were over the age of 80 years old, 20 people who died were between the ages of 65 and 79 years old, 12 people who died were between the ages of 50 and 64 years old, and two people who died were between the ages of 30 and 49 years old. Forty-three people had underlying health conditions including 20 people over the age of 80 years old, 15 people between the ages of 65 and 79 years old, seven people between the ages of 50 and 64 years old, and one person between the ages of 30 and 49 years old. Three deaths were reported by the City of Long Beach.

The State ELR problems have resulted in under counting, affecting the number of COVID-19 cases reported each day and our contact tracing efforts. Given the 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

216139

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

204710

-- Long Beach

9283

-- Pasadena

2146

Deaths

5171

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

4873

-- Long Beach

187

-- Pasadena

111

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

- 0 to 4

3165

- 5 to 11

6979

- 12 to 17

8827

- 18 to 29

50521

- 30 to 49

70789

- 50 to 64

39795

- 65 to 79

15800

- over 80

7583

- Under Investigation

1251

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

- Female

102264

- Male

99190

- Other

83

- Under Investigation

3173

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

- American Indian/Alaska Native

184

- Asian

6501

- Black

5867

- Hispanic/Latino

72861

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

652

- White

15500

- Other

25919

- Under Investigation

77226

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

- Hospitalized (Ever)

14398

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

- American Indian/Alaska Native

12

- Asian

732

- Black

495

- Hispanic/Latino

2416

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

17

- White

1159

- Other

26

- Under Investigation

16

CITY / COMMUNITY**

Cases

Case Rate

City of Agoura Hills

128

613

City of Alhambra

1023

1180

City of Arcadia

394

682

City of Artesia

260

1548

City of Avalon

5

129

City of Azusa

1217

2432

City of Baldwin Park

2344

3053

City of Bell

1318

3628

City of Bell Gardens

1588

3687

City of Bellflower

1948

2506

City of Beverly Hills

570

1651

City of Bradbury

13

1216

City of Burbank

1134

1058

City of Calabasas

218

896

City of Carson

1461

1557

City of Cerritos

469

937

City of Claremont

293

803

City of Commerce*

467

3573

City of Compton

3279

3282

City of Covina

1108

2260

City of Cudahy

922

3787

City of Culver City

346

868

City of Diamond Bar

448

779

City of Downey

3353

2934

City of Duarte

414

1880

City of El Monte

3658

3119

City of El Segundo

106

631

City of Gardena

976

1592

City of Glendale

2693

1304

City of Glendora

1058

2005

City of Hawaiian Gardens

433

2950

City of Hawthorne

1613

1817

City of Hermosa Beach

172

874

City of Hidden Hills

6

317

City of Huntington Park

2373

3989

City of Industry

29

6636

City of Inglewood

2366

2083

City of Irwindale

61

4181

City of La Canada Flintridge

139

672

City of La Habra Heights

31

568

City of La Mirada

706

1423

City of La Puente

1213

2981

City of La Verne

363

1091

City of Lakewood

1015

1263

City of Lancaster*

2519

1559

City of Lawndale

531

1580

City of Lomita

197

950

City of Lynwood*

2696

3742

City of Malibu

88

679

City of Manhattan Beach

289

803

City of Maywood

1166

4157

City of Monrovia

595

1534

City of Montebello

1864

2896

City of Monterey Park

763

1225

City of Norwalk

2718

2526

City of Palmdale

3161

1988

City of Palos Verdes Estates

76

562

City of Paramount

1992

3556

City of Pico Rivera

1971

3066

City of Pomona

4393

2817

City of Rancho Palos Verdes

246

575

City of Redondo Beach

477

694

City of Rolling Hills

5

258

City of Rolling Hills Estates

33

407

City of Rosemead

686

1239

City of San Dimas*

420

1217

City of San Fernando

723

2938

City of San Gabriel

480

1172

City of San Marino

63

475

City of Santa Clarita

2563

1163

City of Santa Fe Springs

439

2391

City of Santa Monica

696

753

City of Sierra Madre

63

573

City of Signal Hill

214

1814

City of South El Monte

663

3175

City of South Gate