The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health today has confirmed 10 new deaths and 1,789 new cases of COVID-19. The reported case numbers today include all of the current lab reports from the state’s electronic lab report system. Today’s numbers do not include backlog numbers; the state anticipates sending the backlog of lab reports over the upcoming days.
Today’s numbers bring the total number of those who have been infected to 208,528, with 4,977 having died.
“Younger residents continue to make up the majority of positive new cases,” the Health Department reports. “Of the new cases reported today, 69% are of people under the age of 50 years old. Residents between the ages of 30 and 49 years old have the highest case rate among all age groups in LA County, 35% of new cases today.
The Health Department today reports no new confirmed infections among West Hollywood residents, leaving that count at 447. The number of WeHo residents who have died of COVID-19 related illnesses remains at five. In Beverly Hills, the number of confirmed infections is 558, an increase of two from yesterday’s count. The number of COVID-19 related deaths in Beverly Hills remains at 10. In Culver City the number of infections is now 340, an increase of one from yesterday’s count. The number of deaths remains at 29.
Hollywood has eight newly confirmed infections, bringing its total to date is 939. The number of deaths remains at nine. The Melrose neighborhood has 11 newly confirmed infections, bringing its total to 1,548. The number of deaths remains at 55.
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: