Los Angeles County Announces 46 New Deaths Related to COVID-19
LOS ANGELES:- The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) has confirmed 46 new deaths and 1,204 new cases of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). Twenty-eight people who died were over the age of 65 years old and 12 people who died were between the ages of 41 to 65 years old. Thirty people had underlying health conditions including 20 people over the age of 65 years old and 10 people between the ages of 41 to 65 years old. Three deaths were reported by the City of Long Beach and three deaths were reported by the City of Pasadena.
To date, Public Health has identified 42,037 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of LA County, and a total of 2,016 deaths. Ninety-two percent of people who died had underlying health conditions. Of those who died, information about race and ethnicity is available for 1,863 people (99 percent of the cases reported by Public Health) 39% of deaths occurred among Latinx residents, 29% among White residents, 17% among Asian residents, 12% among African American residents, 1% among Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander residents and 1% among residents identifying with other races. Upon further investigation, 24 cases reported earlier were not LA County residents. As of today, 6,026 people who tested positive for COVID-19 (14% of positive cases) have been hospitalized at some point during their illness. Testing capacity continues to increase in LA County, with testing results available for over 403,000 individuals and 9% of people testing positive.
“To those of you who are suffering and grieving because of the loss of a loved one to COVID-19, we offer you our deepest condolences. We are thinking of you every day,” said Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd, Director of Public Health. “As more businesses and spaces are open, as individuals and institutions, we can take care of each other by continuing to practice physical distancing, wearing cloth face coverings, and following all of the directives for safer practices at businesses and in public spaces. We can do this, because we’ve done it. We have worked together doing our part to save lives.”
Published Date: Thursday, May 21st, 2020 | 02:47 PM