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25 New Coronavirus Deaths In LA County; 1,523 New Cases

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L.A. County public health officials have confirmed 1,523 new cases of the coronavirus and 25 new deaths, bringing the total in the region to 62,389 positive cases and 2,624 deaths. Of those who died:

  • 15 were over the age of 65
  • 5 were between the ages of 41 to 65
  • 1 was between the age of 18 to 40

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:

  • 12% African American [9% of county residents]
  • 18% Asian [15.4% of county residents]
  • 41% Latino / Latina [48.6% of county residents]
  • 28% 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

As of today, 11% of people who have tested positive for the virus have been hospitalized. Testing capacity continues to increase in the region, with testing results available for nearly 696,000 individuals and approximately 8% of tests coming back positive.
"Our community is feeling the sadness and loss of so many who have passed away from COVID-19. Our hearts go out to the family and friends of those who have passed away. We are so sorry for your loss," said Barbara Ferrer, the county’s director of public health. "We all need to continue to be diligent about physical distancing and wearing cloth face coverings when out and around others. These actions are respectful and save lives."

State officials have set a variety of metrics that counties must achieve to move forward with additional phases of reopening. These include:

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  • No more than a 5% increase in hospitalizations over seven days
  • And EITHER less than 25 coronavirus positives per 100,000 residents
  • OR less than 8% positive tests

Here's a look at longer-term trends in the county. To see more visit our California COVID-19 Tracker and choose L.A. County or any other California county that interests you. These numbers are current as of Saturday, June 6.

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