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1,003 New Cases of Confirmed COVID-19 in Los Angeles County


The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) has confirmed 64 new deaths and 1,003 new cases of COVID-19. The number of new cases reported today is missing lab reports from one of the larger labs which is contributing to the lower number of new cases.

To date, Public Health has identified 224,031 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of L.A. County, and a total of 5,335 deaths.

Public Health still anticipates receiving backlog cases from the state electronic lab report (ELR). Data sources that track other key indicators, including hospitalizations and deaths, are not affected by this reporting issue.

In the last month, daily hospitalizations have decreased by 37%, from 2,219 in mid-July to 1,388 in mid-August. There are 1,352 confirmed cases currently hospitalized and 32% of these people are confirmed cases in the ICU. The decreasing number of daily hospitalizations is one of the best indicators that our efforts over the last few weeks are working, as it is an accurate representation of how many people are currently seriously ill from the virus.

Of the 64 new deaths, 21 people that passed away (excluding Long Beach and Pasadena) were over the age of 80 years old, 24 people who died were between the ages of 65 and 79 years old, 13 people who died were between the ages of 50 and 64 years old, and six people who died were between the ages of 30 and 49 years old. Fifty people had underlying health conditions including 20 people over the age of 80 years old, 17 people between the ages of 65 and 79 years old, eight people between the ages of 50 and 64 years old, and five people between the ages of 30 and 49 years old.

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 5,022 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, 103 cases and two deaths reported earlier were not L.A. County residents.

Testing results are available for more than 2,103,000 individuals with 10% of all people testing positive.

“Every death of a member of our community is a tragedy, and we have lost more than 5,300 community members since the beginning of the pandemic. Please know we join you in mourning their passing," said Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd, Director of Public Health. "As we work together to prevent more illness and death from COVID-19, it is important to note that while testing can help identify people who are infected, testing alone cannot prevent all transmission. Individuals who test positive are capable of infecting others 48 hours before they have any symptoms or a positive test result. The best way to prevent transmission is to take universal precautions - keep six feet apart from others, wear a face covering outside your home, and wash hands often."

High temperatures have been forecast for many areas throughout LA County. Please avoid unnecessary outdoor activity to limit your exposure to unhealthy air and remember to take steps to stay cool and hydrated throughout the day while still practicing physical distancing and avoiding gatherings. As Health Officer Orders remain in effect, Public Health, City and County partners have planned ways to safely operate cooling centers during times of high heat. Adhering to strict infection control and distancing measures, cooling centers are open to provide the public relief from the heat. Residents who do not have access to air conditioning are encouraged to take advantage of these free cooling centers. To find a location near you, visit https://ready.lacounty.gov/heat/ or call 211.

Given past 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

224031

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

212062

-- Long Beach

9736

-- Pasadena

2233

Deaths

5335

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

5034

-- Long Beach

190

-- Pasadena

111

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

- 0 to 4

3346

- 5 to 11

7382

- 12 to 17

9248

- 18 to 29

52332

- 30 to 49

73153

- 50 to 64

41157

- 65 to 79

16353

- over 80

7789

- Under Investigation

1302

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

- Female

106038

- Male

102728

- Other

90

- Under Investigation

3206

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

- American Indian/Alaska Native

187

- Asian

6715

- Black

6117

- Hispanic/Latino

75717

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

667

- White

16071

- Other

26330

- Under Investigation

80258

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

- Hospitalized (Ever)

15030

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

- American Indian/Alaska Native

11

- Asian

756

- Black

506

- Hispanic/Latino

2506

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

16

- White

1192

- Other

35

- Under Investigation

12

CITY / COMMUNITY**

Cases

Case Rate

City of Agoura Hills

128

613

City of Alhambra

1059

1221

City of Arcadia

410

710

City of Artesia

273

1625

City of Avalon

5

129

City of Azusa

1275

2548

City of Baldwin Park

2437

3174

City of Bell

1365

3757

City of Bell Gardens

1652

3836

City of Bellflower

2027

2608

City of Beverly Hills

580

1680

City of Bradbury

13

1216

City of Burbank

1187

1107

City of Calabasas

223

917

City of Carson

1520

1620

City of Cerritos

482

963

City of Claremont

314

861

City of Commerce*

492

3765

City of Compton

3420

3423

City of Covina

1157

2360

City of Cudahy

961

3947

City of Culver City

352

883

City of Diamond Bar

467

812

City of Downey

3479

3045

City of Duarte

433

1967

City of El Monte

3792

3234

City of El Segundo

110

655

City of Gardena

1023

1669

City of Glendale

2789

1351

City of Glendora

1099

2083

City of Hawaiian Gardens

449

3059

City of Hawthorne

1673

1884

City of Hermosa Beach

178

905

City of Hidden Hills

7

370

City of Huntington Park

2457

4131

City of Industry

29

6636

City of Inglewood

2460

2166

City of Irwindale

60

4112

City of La Canada Flintridge

144

696

City of La Habra Heights

32

587

City of La Mirada

733

1478

City of La Puente

1272

3126

City of La Verne

378

1136

City of Lakewood

1056

1314

City of Lancaster*

2627

1626

City of Lawndale

543

1615

City of Lomita

209

1008

City of Lynwood*

2790

3872

City of Malibu

91

702

City of Manhattan Beach

296

822

City of Maywood

1215

4332

City of Monrovia

626

1613

City of Montebello

1916

2976

City of Monterey Park

806

1295

City of Norwalk

2809

2610

City of Palmdale

3299

2075

City of Palos Verdes Estates

77

569

City of Paramount

2076

3706

City of Pico Rivera

2051

3191

City of Pomona

4633

2971

City of Rancho Palos Verdes

250

585

City of Redondo Beach

488

710

City of Rolling Hills

5

258

City of Rolling Hills Estates

34

419

City of Rosemead

703

1270

City of San Dimas*

437

1266

City of San Fernando

743

3019

City of San Gabriel

499

1218

City of San Marino

65

490

City of Santa Clarita

2683

1217

City of Santa Fe Springs

455

2478

City of Santa Monica

710

768

City of Sierra Madre

63

573

City of Signal Hill

221

1873

City of South El Monte

686

3285

City of South Gate

3842

3914

City of South Pasadena

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