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LA County: 456 New Coronavirus Cases, 25 Deaths As Restrictions Tighten

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Coronavirus cases and deaths in L.A. County continue to rise. (Chava Sanchez/LAist)
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A day after extending stay-at-home orders into mid-May, Los Angeles County public health officials announced 25 deaths and 456 new cases in the past 24 hours.

Over the past 48 hours, there have been 931 new cases, county officials announced in Saturday press release. The L.A. County Department of Public Health has identified a total of 8,873 cases and 265 deaths.

Of those who died, officials also released information about the race and ethnicity of 201 people:

  • 32% Latino or Latina [48.6% of county residents]
  • 32% White [26.1% of county residents]
  • 20% Asian residents [15.4% of county residents]
  • 13% African American residents [9% of county residents]
  • 3% Residents identifying with other races

Here are the latest numbers:

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  • 21 of the people who died were over the age of 65, 2 of those who died were between 41-65, and 21 of them had underlying health conditions
  • 2 of those who died lived in Pasadena, and the county doesn't have details on them yet
  • 2.9% mortality rate in L.A. County, an increase over recent days

County officials annouced Friday the extension of stay-at-home orders until May 15, displaying data to show that physical distancing practices are working — but we need to do better.

Friday also marked the implementation of face mask requirements in L.A.

Essential businesses are now required to provide a cloth face covering for employees to wear while at work, and the public is required to wear a face mask when visiting those busineses.

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