13 New Deaths and 1,198 New Cases of Confirmed COVID-19 in Los Angeles County


As 13 new deaths and 1,198 new cases of COVID-19 are confirmed, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) sees signs of the spread of COVID-19 slowing in key indicators, including daily hospitalizations and deaths.

Daily hospitalizations numbers have decreased by 45% from the peak of over 2,200 in mid-July. There are 1,219 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 as it is an accurate representation of how many people are currently seriously ill from the virus.

To date, Public Health identified 232,893 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of L.A. County, and a total of 5,558 deaths. In mid-July, the 7-day average of people passing away from COVID-19 was an average of 44 deaths per day. On August 16, the average number of deaths was at an average of 28 deaths per day. In mid to late July, the daily reported number of new cases was around 3,200 cases per day. As of August 22, the 7-day average is 1,400 daily reported new cases.

Testing results are available for more than 2,195,000 individuals with 10% of all people testing positive. The department is currently seeing a 7-day average positivity rate between 5% and 6%.

Of the 13 new deaths reported today, nine people that passed away (excluding Long Beach and Pasadena) were over the age of 80 years old, two people who died were between the ages of 65 and 79 years old, one person who died was between the ages of 50 and 64 years old, and one person who died was between the ages of 30 and 49 years old. Eleven people had underlying health conditions including eight people over the age of 80 years old, one person between the ages of 65 and 79 years old, one person between the ages of 50 and 64 years old, and one person 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 5,231 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.

"Our deepest sympathies go out to everyone who has lost a loved one or friend to COVID-19," said Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd, Director of Public Health. “Thankfully, the work we have all done as a community and the sacrifices we are making are working. If we can maintain this lower rate of transmission, it means that we could begin to think about schools, more businesses reopening or, someday, moving their operations back indoors. I know this has been an extraordinarily difficult time, but we must all take our roles seriously and be diligent. It is everyone’s goal to get to a place of safer reopening. But community transmission rates must continue to decrease if we are to get to this place – including where schools can reopen in a way that is safer for students, teachers and staff members.”

The best protection against COVID-19 continues to be to wash your hands frequently, avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands, self-isolate if you are sick, practice physical distancing, wear a clean face covering that securely covers both your nose and mouth, and to stay home and limit activities outside to what is essential – work, getting groceries and medicine, and medical visits. It’s 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, or until they receive a negative result. If someone has been in close contact with a person with COVID-19, they will need to quarantine for 14 days from when they last had close contact with the infectious person.

Public Health has a dedicated call line for any person with a positive lab result. If you are positive for COVID-19 and have not yet connected with a public health specialist, the department urges you 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

232893

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

220491

-- Long Beach

10111

-- Pasadena

2291

Deaths

5558

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

5246

-- Long Beach

201

-- Pasadena

111

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

- 0 to 4

3531

- 5 to 11

7759

- 12 to 17

9686

- 18 to 29

54532

- 30 to 49

75978

- 50 to 64

42702

- 65 to 79

16909

- over 80

8037

- Under Investigation

1357

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

- Female

110420

- Male

106741

- Other

96

- Under Investigation

3234

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

- American Indian/Alaska Native

189

- Asian

6940

- Black

6388

- Hispanic/Latino

79723

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

679

- White

16819

- Other

26551

- Under Investigation

83202

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

- Hospitalized (Ever)

15833

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

- American Indian/Alaska Native

10

- Asian

776

- Black

527

- Hispanic/Latino

2633

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

17

- White

1240

- Other

28

- Under Investigation

15

CITY / COMMUNITY**

Cases

Case Rate

City of Agoura Hills

140

670

City of Alhambra

1103

1272

City of Arcadia

429

743

City of Artesia

290

1727

City of Avalon

5

129

City of Azusa

1348

2694

City of Baldwin Park

2520

3283

City of Bell

1401

3856

City of Bell Gardens

1708

3966

City of Bellflower

2109

2713

City of Beverly Hills

594

1721

City of Bradbury

13

1216

City of Burbank

1260

1176

City of Calabasas

229

941

City of Carson

1627

1734

City of Cerritos

499

997

City of Claremont

327

896

City of Commerce*

507

3879

City of Compton

3563

3566

City of Covina

1205

2458

City of Cudahy

991

4070

City of Culver City

364

913

City of Diamond Bar

485

843

City of Downey

3600

3151

City of Duarte

448

2035

City of El Monte

3919

3342

City of El Segundo

115

685

City of Gardena

1075

1753

City of Glendale

2943

1425

City of Glendora

1126

2134

City of Hawaiian Gardens

474

3230

City of Hawthorne

1743

1963

City of Hermosa Beach

185

941

City of Hidden Hills

7

370

City of Huntington Park

2529

4252

City of Industry

30

6865

City of Inglewood

2555

2249

City of Irwindale

62

4249

City of La Canada Flintridge

153

739

City of La Habra Heights

32

587

City of La Mirada

759

1530

City of La Puente

1340

3293

City of La Verne

399

1199

City of Lakewood

1102

1371

City of Lancaster*

2770

1714

City of Lawndale

571

1699

City of Lomita

217

1047

City of Lynwood*

2881

3999

City of Malibu

91

702

City of Manhattan Beach

306

850

City of Maywood

1261

4496

City of Monrovia

659

1698

City of Montebello

2007

3118

City of Monterey Park

842

1352

City of Norwalk

2910

2704

City of Palmdale

3480

2189

City of Palos Verdes Estates

78

577

City of Paramount

2159

3854

City of Pico Rivera

2129

3312

City of Pomona

4800

3078

City of Rancho Palos Verdes

262

613

City of Redondo Beach

508

739

City of Rolling Hills

8

412

City of Rolling Hills Estates

37

456

City of Rosemead

729

1317

City of San Dimas*

457

1324

City of San Fernando

770

3129

City of San Gabriel

545

1331

City of San Marino

69

520

City of Santa Clarita

2820

1279

City of Santa Fe Springs

480

2614

City of Santa Monica

744

805

City of Sierra Madre

66

601

City of Signal Hill

236

2001

City of South El Monte

718

3438

City of South Gate

3947

4021

City of South Pasadena

242

929

City of Temple City

472

1295

City of Torrance

1250

837

City of Vernon

9

4306

City of Walnut

237

776

City of West Covina

2511

2320

City of West Hollywood

482

1304

City of Westlake Village

25

299

City of Whittier

1962

2244

Los Angeles

94424

2335

Los Angeles - Adams-Normandie

233

2841

Los Angeles - Alsace

318

2555

Los Angeles - Angeles National Forest

2

5000

Los Angeles - Angelino Heights

57

2278

Los Angeles - Arleta