COVID-19 Infections in WeHo Up 21%, With a Total of 23 Confirmed as of Noon

As of noon today, there have been 536 confirmed COVID-19 infections in Los Angeles County and seven deaths according to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. That represents an increase of 31% over the 409 novel coronavirus infections reported on Sunday. West Hollywood has 23 cases, an increase from the 19 reported on Sunday and from the five reported a week ago on March 16.

With today’s count, WeHo remains the area with the second highest number of confirmed infections, just behind Brentwood, which reported 27. Today’s count means one in every 1,602 residents of West Hollywood has

been confirmed to be infected with the virus. Public Health officials have warned that there are likely many more people infected with COVID-19 than those whose infections have been confirmed.

Cities and neighborhoods surrounding West Hollywood also saw increases in confirmed infections. There were 12 in Beverly Hills, an increase of four from Sunday’s count. Hollywood saw an increase of two cases to a total of 14. Confirmed cases in the Melrose neighborhood increased from 17 to 19. The only other places with 10 or more cases were Encino, whose count remains at 10; Long Beach, whose count jumped from 13 to 17, and Santa Monica, whose 12 confirmed cases were an increase from the seven reported on Sunday.

While public health officials have warned that the virus is more likely to have a deadly impact on seniors and those with existing health conditions, the majority of those whose infections were confirmed were 65 or younger. There were 217 infections of people ages 18 to 40, 198 of those from 41 to 65, 52 of those from over 65, and nine among those 17 years old and younger.

The Public Health Department has asked that people not leave their homes except to carry out essential tasks and that they stay six feet apart from others to avoid having the virus transmitted by a cough or sneeze. It also reminded residents to practice good public health hygiene, including washing hands as frequently as possible.

“If you are mildly sick, stay home for at least seven days or until 72 hours after being fever free, whichever is longer,” says the Health Department’s announcement. “Call your doctor if you are concerned and/or your symptoms worsen. Individuals who are elderly, have underlying health conditions or pregnant should consider contacting their providers earlier when they are sick.”

The City of West Hollywood on March 16 proclaimed a local emergency because of the COVID-19 epidemic. Thecity’s website lists resourcesoffered during the emergency period to workers, renters, and older adults among others.

Cities and neighborhoods in Los Angeles County with confirmed COVID-19 infections as noon are as follows:

  • Agoura Hills     1
  • Alhambra 4
  • Altadena  5
  • Arcadia    3
  • Athens     1
  • Baldwin Hills    3
  • Bellflower         3
  • Beverly Hills     12
  • Beverlywood   7
  • Boyle Heights  5
  • Brentwood       27
  • Burbank   2
  • Calabasas 3
  • Canoga Park    2
  • Carson     6
  • Castaic     1
  • Century City     4
  • Century Palms/Cove        1
  • Cerritos    2
  • Cloverdale/Cochran         1
  • Compton 1
  • Covina      1
  • Crestview         6
  • Culver City       5
  • Diamond Bar   2
  • Downtown       1
  • Duarte      1
  • Eagle Rock        2
  • Eagle Hollywood      1
  • East Los Angeles      2
  • Echo Park 2
  • El Segundo       1
  • Encino      10
  • Gardena  1
  • Glendale  9
  • Glendora 1
  • Granada Hills   5
  • Hancock Park  6
  • Hawthorne       3
  • Hollywood        14
  • Hollywood Hills        7
  • Inglewood        3
  • Koreatown       3
  • La Canada Flintridge        2
  • La Mirada         3
  • La Verne  2
  • Lake Balboa     2
  • Lakewood        1
  • Lancaster 7
  • Lawndale 2
  • Lomita      8
  • Long Beach      17
  • Lynwood  2
  • Manhattan Beach    9
  • Mar Vista 6
  • Melrose   19
  • Miracle Mile    5
  • Monterey Park         3
  • North Hollywood     9
  • Northridge       1
  • Pacific Palisades       8
  • Palmdale 1
  • Palms       2
  • Paramount       2
  • Park LaBrea      6
  • Pasadena          3
  • Playa Vista       3
  • Redondo Beach       5
  • Reseda     3
  • San Dimas        1
  • San Fernado    1
  • San Pedro         2
  • Santa Clarita    7
  • Santa Monica  12
  • Santa Monica Mountains        2
  • Sherman Oaks 8
  • Silverlake 4
  • South El Monte        1
  • South Gate       1
  • South Park       1
  • South Pasadena       3
  • South Whittier 2
  • Stevenson Ranch     2
  • Studio City       7
  • Sylmar      1
  • Tarzana    8
  • Temple    1
  • Torrance  4
  • Tujunga    1
  • University Park         1
  • Valley Glen       7
  • Van Nuys 4
  • Venice      7
  • Vermont Knolls        1
  • Vermont Vista 1
  • Vermont Central      1
  • Walnut     1
  • West Adams    1
  • West Covina    1
  • West Hills         4
  • West Hollywood      23
  • West Los Angeles    4
  • West Vernon   2
  • Westchester    3
  • Westlake 1
  • Westwood       6
  • Whittier   2
  • Wilmington      3
  • Wilshire Center        1
  • Winnetka 1
  • Woodland Hills        7
  • Under Investigation  61      

  1. I am glad we are breaking down the list of communities infected. However, If I was to use deductive reasoning, the list of infections or most confirmed cases are either in affluent or close (adjacent is the common verbiage used) to high income communities or surrounding communities? Santa Monica, Melrose Place, Hollywood/Hollywood Hills, Beverly Hills, Pacific Palisades, Brentwood, Westwood, West Hollywood, Woodland Hills, Santa Clarita, Sherman Oaks, and Studio City! Thus is not coincidence since other highly or densely populated neighborhoods in LA have maximum 1-4! I find that very distorted because private doctors and selective treatment and access to medical care is very apparent in the crisis that preferential treatment is provided by those with financial means! Look at these numbers and communities and tell me why this seems very lopsided. With exception of West Los Angeles which I surprised this number to be lower than palisades. Furthermore do we know or see student, transient, and homeless data combined with what I presume is data well connected/ accessed patients and their network of doctors who notify the county of their COVID positive patients. People this is already community spread and aerosolized airborne and yet Beverly Hills and Santa Monica has more than parts close to Downtown Los Angeles? This is the common occurrence in Los Angeles! Have the Money-You Have unlimited access to doctors, the most accurate tests, and when and if you test positive, the best cocktail drugs not available to regular folk! This is when you see economic disparity at its worst! Shame on Los Angeles county and private doctors and offices that perpetuate this! As the news media on NBC 4 segment reinforced and as the saying goes those with the most means have the most acess! The inequity of the health care system in a capitalist society!

    1. Wanted to say To those people with
      financial means have Access to the best care
      and doctors and cocktails of drug treatments that regular people cannot get seen by a doctor(s), sickness addressed and medications prescribed and filled by a pharmacy.
      I referenced NBC 4 news because a segment tonight 3/22/20 had this exact issue that will continue with access to doctors, tests, and treatment

    2. James Francis: La Canada – Flintridge only has 3 cases. This city has one of the highest income per population in America. Far surpassing the cities you mention.

      In the United States, the 1952 polio epidemic was the worst outbreak in the nation’s history, and is credited with heightening parents’ fears of the disease and focusing public awareness on the need for a vaccine. Of the 57,628 cases reported that year 3,145 died and 21,269 were left with mild to disabling paralysis.

      The country did not shut down but took many precautions.

      1. Chicken Little! In my opinion I was reinforcing the fact that these areas have more rates or positive cases than downturn or East side communities with larger populations which seem very unusual on a virus based on populations in Los Angeles county! You mentioned one county area only. Which I was not referring to!
        The article is breaking down areas of positive cases and I used the stats as lopsided
        Was my post actually read?
        I mentioned areas with higher cases that are in affluent areas not by missing one affluent community you needed to allude to laCanada and I also made a comment in another related article on Wehoville and referenced polio to which I alluded to as well. I am making an observation of less cases in higher and more dense populated areas and stating that there is under reporting because tests are not accessible in lower income communities compared to wealthier community counterparts because with unilaterally higher rates because of access to better healthcare

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