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LA And Orange Counties Report New COVID Numbers

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L.A. County public health officials on Sunday confirmed 816 new cases of the coronavirus and 11 new deaths attributed to the disease. Those numbers bring the total in the region to 253,985 positive cases and 6,208 deaths.

Of the nine deaths reported Sunday:

  • Four people were over the age of 80
  • Four were between the ages of 65 and 79
  • One was between the ages of 50 and 64
  • One was between the ages of 30 and 49 years old

Nine people who died had underlying health conditions, including all victims in the two upper age ranges, and one person between the ages of 50 and 64 years old.
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]
  • 51% Latino / Latina [48.6% of county residents]
  • 23% 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

The number of daily hospitalizations is on the decline, and has dropped from 1,000 a few weeks ago to 793, which is similar to numbers seen in April.
In Orange County, 170 new cases were reported on Sunday. The county had no new deaths. That brings the number of total cases there to 50,930, and the number of deaths to 1,093.

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