Health Department Reports 1,999 COVID-19 Infections, With 300 From a Backlog of Data

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health today reports 1,999 newly confirmed COVID-19 infections in L.A. County, however 300 of those are earlier confirmation that had been backlogged in the state’s electronic database.  There have been 64 new deaths,  bringing that total to 5,171 so far.

The Health Department reported two new confirmed infections among West Hollywood residents on Wednesday, bringing that count to 458. 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 570, up one 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 346, an increase of one from Wednesday’s count. The number of deaths remains at 29.

Hollywood has three newly confirmed infections, bringing its total to date is 967. The number of deaths remains at nine. The Melrose neighborhood has 12 new confirmed infections, leaving its at 1,579. The number of COVID-19 related deaths to date is 56..

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’swebsite. Here is a list of links to sections about particular subjects and issues: