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LA County Now Has Over 19,000 Cases Of Coronavirus

A student wears a face mask to protect against the coronavirus as he leaves the UCLA campus. (MARK RALSTON/AFP via Getty Images)
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As of this afternoon, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has confirmed 19,107 positive cases of COVID-19. Over the past 24 hours, 607 new cases have been identified and 48 people have died in the county.

"This past week in L.A. County, we doubled the number of deaths from COVID-19 and diagnosed more than 7,000 new cases," said the county's Director of Public Health, Dr. Barbara Ferrer. "Because we are still seeing a significant increase in new cases and deaths, we ask that you continue to stay home as much as possible."

More details about today's deaths:

  • 37 people who died were over the age of 65
  • 9 people who died were between 41 and 65-years-old
  • 38 people who died had underlying health conditions
  • 2 deaths were reported by the City of Long Beach

More details about the total deaths so far:

  • L.A. County has confirmed a total of 895 deaths from coronavirus since the start of the pandemic
  • 92% of them had underlying health conditions
  • Of those who died, for whom we have racial and ethnic data:
    • 37% Latino/Latina (48.6% of county residents)
    • 28% White (26.1% of county residents)
    • 18% Asian (15.4% of county residents)
    • 14% African American (9% of county residents)
    • 1% Native Hawaiin/Pacific Islander
    • 1% identified as "other"
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More data about the spread of COVID-19:

Coronavirus Map: LA County Now Has More Than 19K Confirmed Cases And 895 Deaths

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