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L.A. County Confirms 1,379 New Cases Of Coronavirus, 25 New Deaths

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L.A. County public health officials have confirmed 1,379 new cases of the coronavirus and 25 new deaths, bringing the total in the region to 55,001 positive cases and 2,362 deaths. Of those who died:

  • 15 were over the age of 65
  • 8 were between the ages of 41 to 65
  • 1 was between the ages of 18 to 40

Among those who have died in L.A. County, 93% had underlying health conditions. Information about race and ethnicity is available for 99% of people who have died:

  • 12% African American [9% of county residents]
  • 18% Asian [15.4% of county residents]
  • 41% Latino / Latina [48.6% of county residents]
  • 28% White [26.1% of county residents]
  • 1% Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander [0.4% of county residents]
  • 1% identified as belonging to a different race or ethnicity

As of today, 12% of people who have tested positive for the virus have been hospitalized. Testing capacity continues to increase in the region, with testing results available for nearly 598,000 individuals and approximately 8% of tests coming back positive.
“Through these difficult times, we mourn with all of you who have lost someone you love to COVID-19. We are deeply sorry for your loss, and wish you healing and peace,” said Barbara Ferrer, the county’s director of public health. “If you are returning to work or are visiting re-opened spaces and businesses, please remember that the actions we all take today will affect the numbers of cases, hospitalizations and deaths several weeks from now. This virus has not changed and is still easily transmitted among people in contact with each other."

State officials have set a variety of metrics counties need to hit to move forward with additional phases of reopening. These include:

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  • No more than a 5% increase in hospitalizations over seven days
  • And EITHER less than 25 coronavirus positives per 100,000 residents
  • OR less than 8% positive tests

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