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LA County Reports 781 New COVID-19 Cases, 21 New Deaths

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A blockade at the the entrance to a L.A. County testing site at a parking lot for the Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena. (Chava Sanchez/LAist)
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L.A. County has 781 new confirmed cases of coronavirus and 21 additional deaths, health officials reported Sunday. Of the fatalities:

  • 15 were over the age of 65
  • 3 were between the ages of 41 to 65
  • 10 people did not have underlying health conditions

Two of the new deaths were reported by Pasadena, which now has 54 deaths. One new death was reported by Long Beach, which is reporting 37 dead in all. Both cities have their own health departments.
This brings the total number of confirmed cases in L.A. County to 25,677 (including additional cases reported by Long Beach) and the number of deaths to 1,229. Of those who have died, county officials said 92% had underlying health conditions.

Race and ethnicity information is available for 99% of people who have died from the virus:

  • 38% — Latino/a
  • 29% — White
  • 19% — Asian
  • 13% — African American
  • 1% — Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander
  • 1% — identifying with other races

African Americans, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, and people living in communities with high levels of poverty continue to have the highest rate of death per 100,000 people for COVID-19 when compared to other groups.

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Director of Public Health Barbara Ferrer, as she does every day, offered condolences to the families of those who have died.

“The people lost to COVID-19 are mourned by all of us in L.A. County, and to their loved ones, we wish you peace and healing.”

To date, county officials report that 4,986 people who tested positive for COVID-19 (20% of positive cases) have been hospitalized at some point during their illness. As testing capacity increases, nearly 159,000 people have been tested in the county, with 14% testing positive.

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