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Nine New COVID-19 Deaths In LA County, 1,192 New Cases

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L.A. County public health officials on Sunday confirmed 1,192 new cases of the coronavirus and nine new deaths attributed to the disease. Today’s numbers bring the total in the region to 221,950 positive cases and 5,254 deaths.

Of the nine deaths reported today:

  • Four people were over the age of 80
  • Three were between 65 and 79
  • One were between 50 and 64

One death was reported by the City of Long Beach, and is not included in the above age breakdown.
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:

  • 10% African American [9% of county residents]
  • 15% Asian [15.4% of county residents]
  • 50% Latino / Latina [48.6% of county residents]
  • 24% 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, 1,357 people are hospitalized with COVID-19 in L.A. County, with 32% of those individuals in the ICU.
"It is a collective responsibility shared between everyone, including each resident and business, to slow the spread of COVID-19,” said Dr. Barbara Ferrer, the county’s director of public health. “We need collaboration and unity to do those things we know reduce transmission of the virus so we can re-open with as much safety as possible.”

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