Coronavirus Map: LA County Has Lost More Than 900 People to COVID-19; More Than 3M Cases Worldwide
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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.
UPDATED: April 27, 1:55 p.m.
WHERE WE STAND
The U.S. is among a number of countries experiencing large-scale epidemics. The map above 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.
Below are the recent totals for the United States and the nine other countries reporting the most confirmed cases of COVID-19. Italy, Spain, Germany, France, the United Kingdom, Turkey and Iran are all reporting more confirmed cases than China, where the outbreak began late last year, but whose reported numbers have since greatly slowed.
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
Wednesday, April 22 marked the deadliest 24 hours of coronavirus in the state.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom reported Thursday that 115 people died the previous day, underscoring the vital responsibility to stay home and limit the spread of the virus.
[A previous version of this story incorrectly gave the number of deaths reported that day as 1,469, which was the total deaths at that point. LAist regrets the error.]
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 1:00 p.m. Monday, the newspaper is reporting California has:
- 43,942 confirmed cases
- 1,725 deaths
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SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AT A GLANCE
- 19,567 cases
- 916 deaths
L.A. County public health officials are now providing a demographic breakdown of the deaths so far. [We have added overall demographic estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau for comparison.]
Here's what they reported Monday about the 865 deaths for which they have demographic information available (note, these percentages have shown very little movement this week):
- 14% African American [9% of county residents]
- 18% Asian [15.4% of county residents]
- 37% Latino or Latina [48.6% of county residents]
- 28% White [26.1% of county residents]
- 1% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander
- 1% identified as belonging to a different race or ethnicity
- 2,126 cases
- 39 deaths
SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY
- 1,751 cases
- 82 deaths
- 3,563 cases
- 118 deaths
Latest updates as of Friday afternoon, April 24
- 497 cases
- 17 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 6 feet away from others.
Remember, the goal of social distancing is to "flatten the curve" of COVID-19's spread.
HERE'S A LOOK AT CALIFORNIA AND LA COUNTY ARE DOING
NOTE: The confirmed case and fatality totals below may not be updated as frequently as the totals you see above. You can explore other counties, states and the U.S. on the whole at COVID-19 Case Mapper.
HOW CALIFORNIA CASES COMPARE
SOME STRAIGHT TALK ABOUT COVID-19
We're all living through this extraordinary and frightening pandemic. The vast majority of our newsroom has been working from home (here's some advice on that) since March 11 to bring you calm, helpful reporting. We are answering your questions and taking more.