The number of confirmed COVID-19 infections in West Hollywood continues to slowly increase, with one new one announced on Sunday. That brings the total in WeHo to 199.
The Health Department has confirmed 1,003 new infections and 17 new COVID-19-related deaths in Los Angeles County. That means the total of those confirmed to have been infected is 73,018 and those who have died totals 2,907.
The Health Department reports that 4,210 West Hollywood residents (roughly 11% of the population) have been tested for the virus so far and the number of those who have died from COVID-19-related illnesses remains at four.
Beverly Hills has seen an increasing rate of infections, with four confirmed on Saturday and four more on Sunday, bringing its total to 169. The number of confirmed infections in Culver City has increased by three 175. The Hollywood neighborhood now has 334 confirmed infections, a decrease from yesterday’s count of 329. which likely is a result of a mistaken address. The Melrose neighborhood’s infections have increased by six to 688.
The Health Department Public Health reports that people of color have higher death rates from COVID-19. Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islanders have a death rate of 52 per 100,000, African Americans have a death rate of 34 per 100,000, Latinos/Latinxs have a death rate of 33 per 100,000, Asians have a death rate of 23 per 100,000, and Whites have a death rate of 18 per 100,000. People who live in areas with high rates of poverty have almost four times the rate of deaths for COVID-19 with 56 per 100,000 people, compared with communities with very low poverty levels who had a death rate of 15 per 100,000.
The Health Department continues to urge people who have symptoms of COVID-19 to get tested.
“COVID-19 testing continues to be prioritized for hospitalized patients, healthcare workers, and first responders with symptoms, as well as residents and employees, both symptomatic and asymptomatic, in long-term care facilities or other congregate living settings where there are outbreaks.”
It said that it recommends testing for anyone who is older or has underlying health conditions with symptoms, as well as people who have been close contacts of people who are positive for COVID-19.
“Anyone that has symptoms should also consider testing. It is important to note testing negative for COVID-19 right after being exposed does not mean you can’t become infected later during the incubation period. Individuals who are tested too soon after being exposed, are less likely to test positive because the viral load may be undetectable to the test. If anyone was possibly exposed to someone with COVID-19, and the test result is negative, they should remain at home for the full 14 days, to prevent spreading illness to others. For more information on how to get tested, visitcovid19.lacounty.gov/testing.
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 subjects and issues:
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’swebsite. Here is a list of links to sections about particular subjects and issues: