Tracking COVID-19: More Than 1.2K New Cases In LA County In 48 Hours
Note on the data you see when clicking on a bubble: Confirmed cases include presumptive positive cases | Recovered cases outside China are estimates based on local media reports, and may be substantially lower than the true number | Active cases = total confirmed - total recovered - total deaths.
WHERE WE STAND
The U.S. is now reporting more than 290,000 of the more than 1.1 million confirmed COVID-19 cases worldwide as of 10:30 a.m. Saturday.
Italy, Spain, Germany, and now France are all reporting more confirmed COVID-19 cases than China, where the outbreak began late last year, but whose reported numbers have since greatly slowed.
On Saturday afternoon, L.A. County reported 711 new cases and 28 new deaths. There are now more than 5,300 total cases to date in L.A. County.
|GLOBAL:||1,159,515||62,376||237,436||4/4 9:43 AM|
The U.S. is among a number of countries experiencing large-scale outbreaks. The map at the top of this post shows cumulative confirmed cases, deaths and recoveries and is updated in near real-time throughout the day. Zoom out to see more of the world.
Here are the total confirmed cases for the 10 countries currently facing the worst outbreaks as of the date and time listed:
|Country||Confirmed Cases||Deaths||Recovered||Last Update|
|US||290,606||7,826||9,853||4/4 9:36 AM|
|Spain||124,736||11,744||34,219||4/4 9:36 AM|
|Italy||124,632||15,362||20,996||4/4 9:36 AM|
|Germany||92,150||1,330||26,400||4/4 9:36 AM|
|France||83,031||6,521||14,138||4/4 9:36 AM|
|China||82,543||3,330||76,946||4/4 7:03 AM|
|Iran||55,743||3,452||19,736||4/4 9:36 AM|
|United Kingdom||42,441||4,320||215||4/4 9:36 AM|
|Turkey||20,921||425||484||4/4 9:36 AM|
|Switzerland||20,278||641||4,846||4/4 9:36 AM|
These numbers are changing rapidly and experts have warned that confirmed cases are far under the actual total of infected individuals. For more detail check the full tracker, which includes death tolls and projections of cases on the Johns Hopkins Center for Systems Science and Engineering site. Engineers there are collecting data from:
- World Health Organization
- U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- European Center for Disease Prevention and Control
- National Health Commission of the People's Republic of China
- Local media reports, local health departments, and the DXY
Statewide, our friends on the L.A. Times data desk are tracking cases in California by surveying "numbers released by the dozens of local health agencies across the state." As of about 3:15 a.m. Saturday, the newspaper is reporting California has:
- 13,550 confirmed cases
- 315 deaths
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AT A GLANCE
In a news release sent Saturday afternoon, L.A. County Public Health officials cautioned that:
"Emerging evidence suggests that there may be a significant number of people infected with COVID-19 who are asymptomatic and capable of spreading the virus to others."
As of Saturday, 1168 people have been hospitalized.
NOTE: We are expecting another big jump in testing capabilities next week. L.A. County officials have warned that with more tests we will have higher numbers of positive cases. At the start of the pandemic here, fewer than 50 people a day were being tested. Now it's closer to 7,000 with a goal of getting to 10,000 daily tests next week.
Current as of Saturday
- 5,325 cases
- 119 deaths
- 786 cases
- 14 deaths
- 665 cases
- 18 deaths
- 203 cases
- 6 deaths
SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY
- 353 cases
- 13 deaths
FLATTEN THE CURVE
As new cases continue to be confirmed, Californians are continuing to be under "safer at home" and "social distancing" orders. State and county officials have ordered the vast majority of Californians to strictly limit interactions with other people, wash hands frequently, and stay six feet away from others.
Remember, the goal of social distancing is to "flatten the curve" of COVID-19's spread.
HOW CALIFORNIA COMPARES
The more we can slow the rate of infection, the less overwhelmed the hospital system will be.
Here's a look at how L.A. County fares in nine scenarios over six, nine, and 12 months from our friends at ProPublica:
And here's the impact on California hospitals:
SOME STRAIGHT TALK ABOUT COVID-19
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