After Four Days of No Increases, WeHo’s COVID-19 Infections Climb to 105

‘After four days with no reported increases, today the number of confirmed COVID-19 infections in West Hollywood jumped from 102 to 105.  That means one of every 351 WeHo residents has been confirmed to have been infected.

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health reports 472 new confirmed infections as of noon today, bringing the countywide total to 10,496.  There also have been 42 new deaths, bringing that count to a total of 402.  That is the largest increase in new deaths so far.  

“Twenty-four people who died were over the age of 65; 11 people who died were between the ages of 41 to 65 years old, and one person who died was between the ages of 18 to 40 years old,” the Health Department said in an announcement of today’s COVID-19 infection count.  “Twenty-one people had underlying health conditions. Eleven people over the age of 65 and four people between the ages of 41 to 65 years old had no reported underlying health conditions.

The number of confirmed infections in Beverly Hills as of today is 78, up from 76 reported on Tuesday. The number of confirmed infections in Culver City remained at 34.  Hollywood had three new infections, bringing the total to 124.  There five newly confirmed infection in the Melrose neighborhood, bringing its total to 215.

The Little Armenia neighborhood in Los Angeles continues to have the highest infection rate, with today’s 47 infections meaning that 585.67 of every 100,000 residents is confirmed to be infected. With the Health Departments calculation of infections per one hundred thousand residents, the Crestview neighborhood in Los Angeles is the second most highly infected of the 335 cities and neighborhoods in Los Angeles County. Its 43 infections as of today means that 378.25 of 100,000 residents are infected. West Hollywood remains the third most highly infected community, with 284.16 residents per 100,000.

With the county’s expansion of testing sites, the number of people tested has grown to 67,000 as of today, with 11% of them testing positive.  Those who want to be tested must first go online to see if they qualify and to book an appointment. Testing is limited to those who have symptoms of an infection, which include coughing, a fever, tiredness and, in severe cases, difficulty breathing.  Same day or next-day testing is available only for those who are over 65 and/or have underlying healthcare conditions. A testing site adjacent to West Hollywood is on Alden Drive at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

There has been an apparent increase in the use of cloth face coverings, which keep the virus from landing on others when the wearer of a mask coughs, sneezes or even talks.  As of midnight tonight, the Health Department will require that employees of businesses that are allowed to remain open because they provide essential services (grocery stores, pharmacies, etc.) wear cloth face coverings and that customers also wear them to reduce the possibility of transmitting the virus.  The businesses most post physical distancing plans, alerting customers that they must stand at least six feet apart while waiting in checkout lines.

The Health Department’s “stay at home” order, now extended through May 15, requires the closure of all non-essential businesses.  Exempt are grocery stores, pharmacies, hardware stores, medical marijuana dealers and a few others. The stay at home order is an effort to keep people who may be infected with the COVID-19 virus from interacting with others and infecting that. 

The Health Department continues to remind people that the important steps one can take to protect yourself from the virus are to wash your hands frequently, avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands, avoid being around sick people, practice physical distancing, especially by staying at home and wearing a face covering when out buying groceries or medicine or providing essential services.

If you are mildly sick, the Health Department advises that you stay home for at least seven days and until 72 hours after being fever- and symptom-free. 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.

Residents with questions about the COVID-19 pandemic and who are looking for resources to deal with it can find answers on the City of West Hollywood’s  website.  Here is a list of links to sections about particular issues:

Below is a list of cities and neighborhoods in Los Angeles County, the number of confirmed COVID-19 infections in each.

City of Agoura Hills21
City of Alhambra37
City of Arcadia25
City of Artesia5
City of Avalon0
City of Azusa22
City of Baldwin Park34
City of Bell64
City of Bell Gardens39
City of Bellflower55
City of Beverly Hills78
City of Bradbury
City of Burbank112
City of Calabasas26
City of Carson133
City of Cerritos34
City of Claremont13
City of Commerce
City of Compton72
City of Covina54
City of Cudahy24
City of Culver City34
City of Diamond Bar22
City of Downey111
City of Duarte15
City of El Monte34
City of El Segundo12
City of Gardena82
City of Glendale278
City of Glendora26
City of Hawaiian Gardens
City of Hawthorne87
City of Hermosa Beach17
City of Hidden Hills0
City of Huntington Park44
City of Industry
City of Inglewood132
City of Irwindale0
City of La Canada Flintridge23
City of La Habra Heights
City of La Mirada25
City of La Puente22
City of La Verne9
City of Lakewood43
City of Lancaster91
City of Lawndale31
City of Lomita23
City of Long Beach363
City of Lynwood84
City of Malibu18
City of Manhattan Beach55
City of Maywood28
City of Monrovia14
City of Montebello64
City of Monterey Park34
City of Norwalk88
City of Palmdale118
City of Palos Verdes Estates36
City of Paramount44
City of Pasadena179
City of Pico Rivera67
City of Pomona58
City of Rancho Palos Verdes46
City of Redondo Beach84
City of Rolling Hills
City of Rolling Hills Estates11
City of Rosemead16
City of San Dimas18
City of San Fernando27
City of San Gabriel14
City of San Marino8
City of Santa Clarita166
City of Santa Fe Springs9
City of Santa Monica98
City of Sierra Madre
City of Signal Hill5
City of South El Monte
City of South Gate108
City of South Pasadena17
City of Temple City17
City of Torrance159
City of Vernon0
City of Walnut13
City of West Covina48
City of West Hollywood105
City of Westlake Village6
City of Whittier56
Los Angeles4707
Los Angeles – Adams-Normandie16
Los Angeles – Alsace7
Los Angeles – Angeles National Forest0
Los Angeles – Angelino Heights
Los Angeles – Arleta34
Los Angeles – Atwater Village9
Los Angeles – Baldwin Hills34
Los Angeles – Bel Air21
Los Angeles – Beverly Crest26
Los Angeles – Beverlywood22
Los Angeles – Boyle Heights64
Los Angeles – Brentwood57
Los Angeles – Brookside0
Los Angeles – Cadillac-Corning7
Los Angeles – Canoga Park93
Los Angeles – Carthay33
Los Angeles – Central51
Los Angeles – Century City27
Los Angeles – Century Palms/Cove32
Los Angeles – Chatsworth38
Los Angeles – Cheviot Hills12
Los Angeles – Chinatown
Los Angeles – Cloverdale/Cochran13
Los Angeles – Country Club Park28
Los Angeles – Crenshaw District22
Los Angeles – Crestview43
Los Angeles – Del Rey36
Los Angeles – Downtown27
Los Angeles – Eagle Rock46
Los Angeles – East Hollywood54
Los Angeles – Echo Park9
Los Angeles – El Sereno44
Los Angeles – Elysian Park5
Los Angeles – Elysian Valley10
Los Angeles – Encino56
Los Angeles – Exposition
Los Angeles – Exposition Park56
Los Angeles – Faircrest Heights
Los Angeles – Figueroa Park Square10
Los Angeles – Florence-Firestone52
Los Angeles – Glassell Park66
Los Angeles – Gramercy Place12
Los Angeles – Granada Hills53
Los Angeles – Green Meadows18
Los Angeles – Hancock Park49
Los Angeles – Harbor City25
Los Angeles – Harbor Gateway34
Los Angeles – Harbor Pines0
Los Angeles – Harvard Heights24
Los Angeles – Harvard Park31
Los Angeles – Highland Park40
Los Angeles – Historic Filipinotown24
Los Angeles – Hollywood124
Los Angeles – Hollywood Hills46
Los Angeles – Hyde Park22
Los Angeles – Jefferson Park
Los Angeles – Koreatown58
Los Angeles – Lafayette Square7
Los Angeles – Lake Balboa40
Los Angeles – Lakeview Terrace19
Los Angeles – Leimert Park25
Los Angeles – Lincoln Heights20
Los Angeles – Little Armenia47
Los Angeles – Little Bangladesh38
Los Angeles – Little Tokyo
Los Angeles – Longwood
Los Angeles – Los Feliz21
Los Angeles – Manchester Square
Los Angeles – Mandeville Canyon
Los Angeles – Mar Vista37
Los Angeles – Marina Peninsula8
Los Angeles – Melrose215
Los Angeles – Mid-city24
Los Angeles – Miracle Mile21
Los Angeles – Mission Hills26
Los Angeles – Mt. Washington16
Los Angeles – North Hills54
Los Angeles – North Hollywood145
Los Angeles – Northridge56
Los Angeles – Pacific Palisades32
Los Angeles – Pacoima63
Los Angeles – Palisades Highlands
Los Angeles – Palms69
Los Angeles – Panorama City76
Los Angeles – Park La Brea9
Los Angeles – Pico-Union62
Los Angeles – Playa Del Rey
Los Angeles – Playa Vista10
Los Angeles – Porter Ranch31
Los Angeles – Rancho Park8
Los Angeles – Regent Square
Los Angeles – Reseda84
Los Angeles – Reseda Ranch9
Los Angeles – Reynier Village5
Los Angeles – San Pedro55
Los Angeles – Shadow Hills7
Los Angeles – Sherman Oaks85
Los Angeles – Silverlake84
Los Angeles – South Carthay20
Los Angeles – South Park47
Los Angeles – St Elmo Village
Los Angeles – Studio City22
Los Angeles – Sun Valley46
Los Angeles – Sunland36
Los Angeles – Sycamore Square0
Los Angeles – Sylmar121
Los Angeles – Tarzana47
Los Angeles – Temple-Beaudry57
Los Angeles – Thai Town9
Los Angeles – Toluca Lake7
Los Angeles – Toluca Terrace0
Los Angeles – Toluca Woods
Los Angeles – Tujunga21
Los Angeles – University Hills0
Los Angeles – University Park28
Los Angeles – Valley Glen36
Los Angeles – Valley Village40
Los Angeles – Van Nuys96
Los Angeles – Venice32
Los Angeles – Vermont Knolls20
Los Angeles – Vermont Square18
Los Angeles – Vermont Vista31
Los Angeles – Vernon Central45
Los Angeles – Victoria Park18
Los Angeles – View Heights5
Los Angeles – Watts30
Los Angeles – Wellington Square
Los Angeles – West Adams51
Los Angeles – West Hills24
Los Angeles – West Los Angeles37
Los Angeles – West Vernon79
Los Angeles – Westchester39
Los Angeles – Westlake84
Los Angeles – Westwood36
Los Angeles – Wholesale District24
Los Angeles – Wilmington40
Los Angeles – Wilshire Center54
Los Angeles – Winnetka55
Los Angeles – Woodland Hills77
Unincorporated – Acton
Unincorporated – Agua Dulce
Unincorporated – Altadena39
Unincorporated – Anaverde0
Unincorporated – Angeles National Forest0
Unincorporated – Arcadia
Unincorporated – Athens-Westmont38
Unincorporated – Athens Village7
Unincorporated – Avocado Heights
Unincorporated – Azusa
Unincorporated – Bandini Islands0
Unincorporated – Bassett9
Unincorporated – Bouquet Canyon
Unincorporated – Bradbury0
Unincorporated – Canyon Country14
Unincorporated – Castaic9
Unincorporated – Cerritos0
Unincorporated – Charter Oak0
Unincorporated – Claremont0
Unincorporated – Covina13
Unincorporated – Covina (Charter Oak)9
Unincorporated – Del Aire5
Unincorporated – Del Rey0
Unincorporated – Del Sur0
Unincorporated – Desert View Highlands
Unincorporated – Duarte0
Unincorporated – East Covina0
Unincorporated – East La Mirada
Unincorporated – East Lancaster0
Unincorporated – East Los Angeles108
Unincorporated – East Pasadena0
Unincorporated – East Rancho Dominguez12
Unincorporated – East Whittier
Unincorporated – El Camino Village
Unincorporated – El Monte0
Unincorporated – Elizabeth Lake0
Unincorporated – Florence-Firestone68
Unincorporated – Franklin Canyon0
Unincorporated – Glendora0
Unincorporated – Hacienda Heights34
Unincorporated – Harbor Gateway0
Unincorporated – Hawthorne
Unincorporated – Hi Vista0
Unincorporated – Kagel/Lopez Canyons
Unincorporated – La Crescenta-Montrose11
Unincorporated – La Habra Heights0
Unincorporated – La Rambla5
Unincorporated – La Verne
Unincorporated – Ladera Heights14
Unincorporated – Lake Hughes0
Unincorporated – Lake Los Angeles7
Unincorporated – Lake Manor
Unincorporated – Lakewood0
Unincorporated – Lennox19
Unincorporated – Leona Valley0
Unincorporated – Littlerock0
Unincorporated – Littlerock/Juniper Hills
Unincorporated – Littlerock/Pearblossom
Unincorporated – Llano0
Unincorporated – Lynwood0
Unincorporated – Marina del Rey6
Unincorporated – Miracle Mile0
Unincorporated – Monrovia5
Unincorporated – Newhall0
Unincorporated – North Lancaster0
Unincorporated – North Whittier
Unincorporated – Northeast San Gabriel7
Unincorporated – Palmdale0
Unincorporated – Palos Verdes Peninsula0
Unincorporated – Pearblossom/Llano0
Unincorporated – Pellissier Village0
Unincorporated – Placerita Canyon0
Unincorporated – Pomona0
Unincorporated – Quartz Hill13
Unincorporated – Rancho Dominguez6
Unincorporated – Roosevelt0
Unincorporated – Rosewood
Unincorporated – Rosewood/East Gardena0
Unincorporated – Rosewood/West Rancho Dominguez
Unincorporated – Rowland Heights19
Unincorporated – San Clemente Island0
Unincorporated – San Francisquito Canyon/Bouquet Canyon0
Unincorporated – San Jose Hills6
Unincorporated – San Pasqual0
Unincorporated – Sand Canyon0
Unincorporated – Santa Catalina Island
Unincorporated – Santa Monica Mountains7
Unincorporated – Saugus
Unincorporated – Saugus/Canyon Country0
Unincorporated – South Antelope Valley0
Unincorporated – South Edwards0
Unincorporated – South El Monte
Unincorporated – South San Gabriel7
Unincorporated – South Whittier30
Unincorporated – Southeast Antelope Valley0
Unincorporated – Stevenson Ranch11
Unincorporated – Sun Village
Unincorporated – Sunrise Village
Unincorporated – Twin Lakes/Oat Mountain
Unincorporated – Universal City0
Unincorporated – Val Verde0
Unincorporated – Valencia
Unincorporated – Valinda10
Unincorporated – View Park/Windsor Hills16
Unincorporated – Walnut0
Unincorporated – Walnut Park22
Unincorporated – West Antelope Valley
Unincorporated – West Carson31
Unincorporated – West Chatsworth0
Unincorporated – West LA
Unincorporated – West Puente Valley6
Unincorporated – West Rancho Dominguez
Unincorporated – West Whittier/Los Nietos17
Unincorporated – Westfield/Academy Hills0
Unincorporated – Westhills0
Unincorporated – White Fence Farms
Unincorporated – Whittier
Unincorporated – Whittier Narrows
Unincorporated – Willowbrook26
Unincorporated – Wiseburn
–  Under Investigation745