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68% Of New Coronavirus Cases In LA Are In People Under 50

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L.A. County public health officials have confirmed 23 new deaths and 1,476 new cases of the coronavirus. Today’s numbers bring the total in the region to 192,167 positive cases and 4,692 deaths.

Among the new cases, 68% were people under the age of 50.

Of the 23 deaths reported today:

  • Seven people were over the age of 80
  • Six were between 65 and 79
  • Six were between 50 and 64
  • Three were between 30 and 49
  • One was between 18 and 29

Among all reported COVID-19-related fatalities in L.A. County, 92% had underlying health conditions. Information about race and ethnicity is available for 99% of people who have died:

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  • 11% African American [9% of county residents]
  • 15% Asian [15.4% of county residents]
  • 48% Latino / Latina [48.6% of county residents]
  • 25% 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

At the moment, 1,856 people are hospitalized with COVID-19 in L.A. County, with 31% of those individuals in the ICU and 18% on ventilators.
“With increased contact among non-household members, there are many more opportunities for transmission of COVID-19,” said Barbara Ferrer, the county’s director of public health. “The Health Officer Orders are clear about what we need to do. If we can’t find it in us to follow these mandates, including wearing face coverings, distancing when around others, and not having or attending gatherings with non-household members, we jeopardize our ability to move forward on our recovery journey.”

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