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Latest LA County COVID-19 Cases And Deaths: Close To 3,000 Total Deaths, 8% Positivity Rate

In this screenshot taken April 13, 2020, L.A. County Department of Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer provides a daily update on how the county is responding to the coronavirus crisis. Screenshot via YouTube courtesy L.A. County
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Los Angeles County officials announced Tuesday 1,337 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, along with 33 new deaths. Of those who died, 24 were over age 65, eight were between 41 and 65, and one was between 18 and 40, according to the L.A. County Public Health Department.

Of those over age 65, 20 of them had underlying health conditions, while all of those between 41 and 65 years old did.

These numbers bring the county's total to 75,084 positive cases, with 2,959 deaths. Of those who've died, 93% had underlying health conditions.

Race and ethnicity information is available for 99% of those who have died, as reported by public health officials:

  • 42% Latino/Latina
  • 28% White
  • 17% Asian
  • 11% African American
  • <1% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander
  • 1% Other
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There are currently 1,288 people hospitalized in L.A. County with COVID-19: 31% in the ICU and 25% on ventilators. A total of 841,000 people have been tested for the coronavirus, and 8% of them have tested positive.


Here's a look at longer-term trends in the county. To see more, visit our California COVID-19 Tracker and choose L.A. County or any other California county that interests you. These numbers are current as of Monday, June 15:

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