Warning of Backlog of Test Results, LA Health Department Reports 2,107 New COVID-19 Infections

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health today reports  17 new deaths and 2,107 newly confirmed COVID-19 infections in Los Angeles County. As has been reported earlier, the Health Department has not received information from some testing labs and is expecting that count is going to be higher.

To date, the Health Department has reported 176,028 COVID-19 infections in Los Angeles County and a total of 4,375 deaths.

Three more West Hollywood residents have been confirmed to have been infected with the COVID-19 virus, bringing the total count to date to 412. The number of WeHo residents who have died of COVID-19 related illnesses remains at five. In Beverly Hills, the number of confirmed infections has increased by three to  527. The number of deaths remains at nine.  In Culver City there have been three more confirmed infections, bringing its count to are 309. The number of deaths remains at 27.

Hollywood has 815 confirmed infections, up 23 from yesterday’s count. The number of deaths as of today is six. The Melrose neighborhood has 1,344 confirmed infections, up 35 from yesterday. There has been one new death, bringing the total so far to 48.

Public Health has a dedicated call line for confirmed cases of COVID-19. If you are positive for COVID-19 and have not yet connected with a public health specialist or need more information on services, call toll-free at 1 (833) 540-0473. Residents who do not have COVID-19 can continue to call 211 for resources or more information.

As noted before, one way the virus can be transmitted is through a cough, a sneeze or even through air that comes from the mouth when someone talks. For that reason, residents must wear face coverings when out in public and can be cited for not doing so. The citations come with a $250 fine and a $50 administrative fee.

West Hollywood residents with questions about the COVID-19 pandemic or 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: