Health Department Confirms 19 COVID-19 Infections Thus Far in West Hollywood

The number of confirmed novel coronavirus (COVID-19) infections in Los Angeles County jumped to 409 on Sunday, a quadrupling of the 94 cases reported at the beginning of this past week. There were 19 confirmed infections in West Hollywood, up from five on March 16. 

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health reported one new death on Sunday, bringing the total to five. It described the individual who died as someone who was “older than 65 with underlying health conditions and resided in Culver City.”

Sunday’s count means one of every 1,940 West Hollywood residents has been diagnosed as infected with the virus. West Hollywood tails behind Brentwood, whose 23 confirmed infections was the highest number in any community or city in Los Angeles County.

The Melrose neighborhood to the south of West Hollywood was home to 17 confirmed cases on Sunday, up from 12 the day before. In Beverly Hills, the count on Sunday was eight, up one from the count on Saturday.  And in Culver City there were four confirmed infections, the same number as the day before. There were 12 cases confirmed in Hollywood, the same number as on Saturday.

In an announcement of the new infection count, the Public Health Department reiterated its advice 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,” said 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.  The city’s website lists resources offered during the emergency period to workers, renters, and older adults among others.

The list of confirmed COVID-19 infections by city or community in Los Angeles County:

  • Alhambra 3
  • Altadena 3
  • Arcadia 2
  • Athens 1
  • Baldwin Hills 3
  • Bellflower 1
  • Beverly Hills 8
  • Beverlywood 6
  • Boyle Heights 5
  • Brentwood 23
  • Burbank 2
  • Calabasas 2
  • Canoga Park 1
  • Carson 4
  • Castaic 1
  • Century City 4
  • Century Palms/Cove 1
  • Cerritos 2
  • Covina 1
  • Crestview 5
  • Culver City 4
  • Del Rey 2
  • Diamond Bar 2
  • Downtown 1
  • Eagle Rock 1
  • East Hollywood 1
  • East Los Angeles 2
  • Echo Park 1
  • El Segundo 1
  • Encino 10
  • Gardena 1
  • Glendale 6
  • Glendora 1
  • Granada Hills 4
  • Hancock Park 5
  • Hawthorne 2
  • Hollywood 12
  • Hollywood Hills 5
  • Inglewood 3
  • Koreatown 2
  • La Canada Flintridge 1
  • La Mirada 3
  • La Verne 2
  • Lake Balboa 1
  • Lakewood 1
  • Lancaster 4
  • Lawndale 1
  • Lomita 8
  • Long Beach 15
  • Los Feliz 1
  • Lynwood 2
  • Manhattan Beach 7
  • Mar Vista 5
  • Melrose 17
  • Miracle Mile 4
  • Monterey Park 3
  • North Hollywood 5
  • Northridge 1
  • Pacific Palisades 7
  • Palms 1
  • Paramount 1
  • Park La Brea 4
  • Pasadena 3
  • Playa Vista 2
  • Rancho Palos Verdes 1
  • Redondo Beach 4
  • Reseda 2
  • San Dimas 1
  • San Fernando 1
  • San Pedro 1
  • Santa Clarita 4
  • Santa Monica 7
  • Santa Monica Mountains 2
  • Sherman Oaks 7
  • Silverlake 3
  • South El Monte 1
  • South Gate 1
  • South Pasadena 3
  • South Whittier 1
  • Stevenson Ranch 1
  • Studio City 4
  • Sun Valley 1
  • Sunland 1
  • Sylmar 1
  • Tarzana 8
  • Temple 1
  • Torrance 3
  • Tujunga 1
  • University Park 1
  • Valley Glen 6
  • Van Nuys 2
  • Venice 7
  • Vermont Knolls 1
  • Vermont Vista 1
  • Vernon Central 1
  • Walnut 1
  • West Adams 1
  • West Covina 1
  • West Hills 4
  • West Hollywood 19
  • West Los Angeles 3
  • West Vernon 2
  • Westchester 3
  • Westlake 1
  • Westwood 5
  • Whittier 2
  • Wilmington 1
  • Winnetka 1
  • Woodland Hills 5
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It is a flu . Ginger and garlic will do

learntobeajournalist
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“the false-positive rate of positive results was 80.33%.Conclusions: In the close contacts of COVID-19 patients, nearly half or even more of the ‘asymptomatic infected individuals’ reported in the active nucleic acid test screening might be false positives. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32133832/

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More access to testing equals more confirmed cases. Note that the more affluent areas report higher numbers. Just an observation.

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The times are uncertain and fear driven since as this is caused with unseen germs through a cough sneeze or and fecal or saliva droplets on and around surfaces. COVID 19 novel coronavirus that is lethal because in 3 months it has had devastating health and economic implications in 30 countries 300,000 cases tested and now in the United States close to 40,000 confirmed cases and those are people who have been tested in the United States and only 500 cases in Los Angeles! What about homeless or those without health insurances! There are also carriers who have NO SYMPTOMS-and… Read more »

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Yes, I’m curious as to what indications Mayor John D’Amico had that entitled him to early testing. Maybe he was returning from Italy??? Does anyone know?