The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health today reports 2,651 new confirmed COVID-19 infections and 69 deaths. That brings the total number of Los Angeles County residents who have been infected with the virus to 188,481 and the total number of those who have died of virus-related illnesses to 4,621.
The Health Department today reports three newly confirmed infections among West Hollywood residents, bringing the total to 427 so far. 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 four to 538. Another Beverly Hills residents has died of an illness related to the virus, bringing that total to 10 as of today. In Culver City there have been no newly confirmed infections, leaving the count at 318. The number of deaths has increased by one to a total of 29.
Hollywood has 857 confirmed infections, up seven from Thursday’s count. The number of deaths remains at nine.
The Melrose neighborhood has 17 newly confirmed infections, bringing its total to 1,428. There have been two new deaths, bringing the total so far to 52.
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: