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LA County Reports 1,703 New Cases Of COVID-19

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L.A. County public health officials have confirmed 1,703 new cases of the coronavirus and 10 new deaths attributed to the disease. Today’s numbers bring the total in the region to 173,995 positive cases and 4,360 deaths.

Of the 10 deaths reported today:

  • Three people were over the age of 80
  • Three were between 65 and 79
  • One was between 50 and 64
  • One was between 30 and 49
  • Seven had underlying health conditions

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:

  • 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, 2,033 people are hospitalized with COVID-19 in L.A. County, with 31% of those individuals in the ICU.
“The actions each of us take affect the lives of others, including the very people we rely on to protect us — first responders and healthcare workers,” said Barbara Ferrer, the county’s director of public health. “This pandemic has been tragic for many and frustrating and exhausting for most. We know the sooner we get back to slowing the spread, the sooner we can move forward on our recovery journey.”

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