LA County Announces 694 New COVID-19 Cases, 29 New Deaths
L.A. County health officials have confirmed 694 new cases of coronavirus and 29 new deaths. Of those who died:
- 24 were over the age of 65
- 4 were between the ages of 41 to 65
- 1 was between the ages of 18 to 40 years old
County health officials also reported that 16 of the 29 people who died had underlying health conditions.
Sunday’s numbers bring the total cases in L.A. County to 38,001, and the total deaths to 1,821.
Information about race and ethnicity is available for 99% of people who have died from COVID-19 in the region. Of those:
- 39% of deaths occurred among Latina/Latino residents [48.6% of county residents]
- 29% among White residents [26.1% of county residents]
- 18% among Asian residents [15.4% of county residents]
- 12% among African American residents [9% of county residents]
- 1% among Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander residents [0.4% of county residents]
- 1% among residents identifying with other races
Testing capacity continues to increase in L.A. County, with testing results available for over 309,000 individuals and 11% of people testing positive.
Barbara Ferrer, the county’s director of public health, warned that as more restaurants, shops and workplaces in L.A. begin to reopen, residents with underlying health conditions like chronic lung disease, asthma, a serious heart condition, HIV, or another condition that affects the immune system should continue to “do your best to stay home as much as possible [and] avoid close contact with others.”
“If you begin to feel sick, contact your [health care] provider immediately,” she said. “It’s also a good idea to talk to employers and friends and let them know you are at greater risk of becoming seriously ill from COVID-19.”