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LA County Tops 31,000 COVID-19 Cases

A stall set up next to an L.A. County COVID-19 test site in Echo Park sells face masks and other necessities to passersby. (Chava Sanchez/LAist)
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L.A. County health officials Sunday announced 484 new cases of coronavirus and 18 deaths, including three in the City of Long Beach. Of those who died:

  • 12 were over the age of 65
  • 3 were between the ages of 41-to-65
  • 10 had underlying health conditions

Sunday’s numbers bring the total number of positive COVID-19 cases in the county, including additional reporting from Long Beach, to 31,694, and the total number of deaths to 1,531. Of those fatalities, 92% had underlying health conditions.
Information about race and ethnicity is available for 1,412 people (99% of the cases):

  • 38% of deaths occurred among Latino/Latina residents [48.6% of county residents ]
  • 29% among Whites [26.1% of county residents]
  • 19% among Asians [15.4% of county residents]
  • 12% among African Americans [9% of county residents]
  • 1% among Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islanders [0.4% of county residents]
  • 1% among those identifying with other races

"Each day, we report these numbers knowing that there are people who are grieving their loved ones who have passed away from COVID-19," said Barbara Ferrer, the county’s director of Public Health, in a statement. "To all of you, we are so deeply sorry for your loss. As we begin our recovery journey, we are grateful for all you have done to get us to this point. More than ever, we all need to continue to do our part to slow the spread of COVID-19, to protect the most vulnerable members of our community, and to, most importantly, save lives.”

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