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LA County Announces 3,322 New Cases Of Coronavirus

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L.A. County public health officials have confirmed 18 new deaths and 3,322 new cases, with 16 in the city of L.A. and two in Pasadena and Long Beach. That brings the total in the region to 133,549 positive cases and 3,809 deaths. Of those who died in the city of L.A.:

  • 14 people were over 65
  • Two were between 41 and 65
  • Eleven had underlying health conditions

Among the fatalities in L.A. County, 93% 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]
  • 16% Asian [15.4% of county residents]
  • 46% Latino / Latina [48.6% of county residents]
  • 26% 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, 2.093 people are hospitalized with COVID-19 in L.A. County, with 26% of those individuals in the ICU and 19% on ventilators.
“For many L.A. County residents, this is a very difficult time as you mourn the loss of a loved one and we wish you healing and peace,” said Barbara Ferrer, the county’s director of public health. “We have been battling this virus for several months and I know that ‘COVID fatigue’ is a very real thing. I want to encourage everyone to remain vigilant and continue to use all the tools we have to prevent further transmission of the virus.”

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