4-16-20 Press Release from LA County Board of Supervisors

Media Contact: media@ph.lacounty.gov – (213) 240-8144

For Immediate Release:
April 16, 2020

Los Angeles County Announces 55 New Deaths Related to
2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

399 New Cases of Confirmed COVID-19 in Los Angeles County

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) has confirmed 55 new deaths and 399 new cases of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). This is the largest increase in new deaths for the third consecutive day. Over the last 48 hours, there have been 871 new cases. Forty-three people who died were over the age of 65; 9 people who died were between the ages of 41 to 65 years old. Forty-eight people had underlying health conditions, while four people over the age of 65 had no reported underlying health conditions. One death was reported by the City of Long Beach and two deaths by the City of Pasadena.

To date, Public Health has identified 10,854 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of LA County, and a total of 455 deaths. Eighty-eight percent of people who died had underlying health conditions. Of those who died, information about race and ethnicity is available for 390 people (92 percent of the cases); 33% of deaths occurred among Latinx residents, 31% among White residents, 17% among Asian residents, 16% among African American residents, and 3% among residents identifying with other races. Upon further investigation, 41 cases and two deaths reported earlier were not LA County residents. As of today, 2,847 people who tested positive for COVID-19 (26% 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 70,000 individuals and 11% of people testing positive.

“The increase this week on the number of deaths attributed to COVID-19 is distressing and a stark reminder of the devastation caused by COVID-19,” said Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd, Director of Public Health. “Public Health is planning for our County’s eventual recovery and preparing for a time when we can ease the Health Officer Orders. Our goal is to get people back to work by gradually relaxing restrictions in a measured and disciplined way to avoid experiencing a resurgence of cases that overwhelms our healthcare system and threatens our collective wellbeing. Many routines will still be different, and practicing physical distancing, wearing face coverings, and keeping our hands clean will be very important until we have a vaccine.”

The best protection against COVID-19 is to wash your hands frequently, avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands, self-isolate if you are sick, practice physical distancing (especially by staying at home) and wear a clean face covering when out in the public procuring or providing essential services. N95 and surgical masks should only be used by healthcare workers, first responders and essential workers providing care for people who are ill.

The current Health Officer Order extends the previous Health Officer Order through May 15 and requires essential businesses to provide a cloth face covering for all employees to wear while performing duties that involve contact with other employees and or the public and to post physical distancing plans. The public is required to wear a face covering to enter essential businesses as well. Beaches, trails and trailheads and non-essential businesses remain closed, and all public and private gatherings of any number of people occurring outside a single household or living unit remain prohibited. Slowing the spread of COVID-19 requires that the public adhere to all the directives that limit interactions with those outside their households.

Public Health reminds everyone that if you are ill, even with mild symptoms, please self- isolate at home for 7 days and until you are fever and symptom free for 72 hours. If you have been in close contact with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19 or is presumed to be infected with COVID-19, you must quarantine for 14 days from your last contact with that individual. Individuals who are elderly, have underlying health conditions or are pregnant may be at higher risk of serious illness and should contact their doctor as soon as they are sick.

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 the locations where cases have occurred:

 

Total Cases*

Laboratory Confirmed Cases

10854

— Los Angeles County (excl. LB and Pas)

10291

— Long Beach

379

— Pasadena

184

Deaths

455

— Los Angeles County (excl. LB and Pas)

423

— Long Beach

18

— Pasadena

14

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

–  0 to 17

111

–  18 to 40

3153

–  41 to 65

4564

–  over 65

2430

–  Under Investigation

33

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

–  Female

4967

–  Male

5179

–  Other

3

–  Under Investigation

142

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

–  Asian

783

–  Black

590

–  Hispanic/Latino

2818

–  White

1807

–  Other

766

–  Under Investigation

3527

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

–  Hospitalized (Ever)

2847

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

–  Asian

67

–  Black

64

–  Hispanic/Latino

130

–  White

119

–  Other

10

–  Under Investigation

33

CITY / COMMUNITY**

Rate***

City of Agoura Hills

22

105.35

City of Alhambra

38

43.82

City of Arcadia

26

45.02

City of Artesia

7

41.68

City of Avalon

0

0

City of Azusa

22

43.96

City of Baldwin Park

35

45.59

City of Bell

71

195.42

City of Bell Gardens

41

95.19

City of Bellflower

57

73.33

City of Beverly Hills

78

225.96

City of Bradbury

City of Burbank

117

109.16

City of Calabasas

26

106.89

City of Carson

135

143.85

City of Cerritos

34

67.91

City of Claremont

13

35.63

City of Commerce

5

38.26

City of Compton

79

79.08

City of Covina

55

112.17

City of Cudahy

25

102.68

City of Culver City

36

90.3

City of Diamond Bar

21

36.51

City of Downey

114

99.77

City of Duarte

17

77.22

City of El Monte

38

32.4

City of El Segundo

12

71.49

City of Gardena

86

140.27

City of Glendale

288

139.47

City of Glendora

27

51.17

City of Hawaiian Gardens

City of Hawthorne

90

101.37

City of Hermosa Beach

17

86.43

City of Hidden Hills

0

0

City of Huntington Park

46

77.33

City of Industry

City of Inglewood

137

120.62

City of Irwindale

0

0

City of La Canada Flintridge

24

115.98

City of La Habra Heights

City of La Mirada

25

50.4

City of La Puente

21

51.6

City of La Verne

9

27.04

City of Lakewood

46

57.24

City of Lancaster

96

59.42

City of Lawndale

32

95.2

City of Lomita

24

115.78

City of Lynwood

89

123.53

City of Malibu

17

131.16

City of Manhattan Beach

57

158.34

City of Maywood

32

114.09

City of Monrovia

14

36.08

City of Montebello

66

102.52

City of Monterey Park

35

56.21

City of Norwalk

90

83.63

City of Palmdale

123

77.37

City of Palos Verdes Estates

36

266.23

City of Paramount

49

87.46

City of Pico Rivera

73

113.56

City of Pomona

63

40.4

City of Rancho Palos Verdes

46

107.61

City of Redondo Beach

84

122.28

City of Rolling Hills

City of Rolling Hills Estates

11

135.58

City of Rosemead

16

28.91

City of San Dimas

18

52.15

City of San Fernando

27

109.7

City of San Gabriel

15

36.63

City of San Marino

8

60.25

City of Santa Clarita

178

80.75

City of Santa Fe Springs

9

49.01

City of Santa Monica

100

108.17

City of Sierra Madre

City of Signal Hill

5

42.38

City of South El Monte

City of South Gate

116

118.18

City of South Pasadena

20

76.77

City of Temple City

20

54.86

City of Torrance

163

109.2