COVID-19 Hospitalizations Go Down As Infections Go Up

While Los Angeles County continues to see a decline in hospitalizations related to COVID-19, the daily number of infections still remains high.

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health today reports 2,642 newly confirmed COVID-19 infections in L.A. County. None of those cases reported today come from the backlog of positive tests results that are being slowly supplied to the county Health Department. However, they do include a few hundred cases from yesterday whose reporting was delayed. As of today there have been 45 new deaths of COVID-19 related illnesses.

So far, the Health Department has identified 218,693 COVID-19 infections and 5,214 deaths related to the virus. As of today there are 1,415 people in the hospital with COVID-19 related illnesses. The average number of those hospitalized over the past seven days is 1,521, a 25% reduction from the seven-day average of 2,026 reported two weeks ago.

The Health Department reported two new confirmed infections among West Hollywood residents on Friday, bringing that count to 460. The number of WeHo residents who have died of COVID-19 related illnesses remains at five. In Beverly Hills, the number of confirmed infections today remains at yesterday’s count of 570. The number of COVID-19 related deaths in Beverly Hills remains at 10. In Culver City the number of infections is now 348, an increase of two from Thursday’s count. The number of deaths remains at 29.

Hollywood has three newly confirmed infections, bringing its total to date is 970. The number of deaths remains at nine. The Melrose neighborhood has 10 new confirmed infections, leaving its at 1,589. The number of COVID-19 related deaths to date has increased by one to 57.

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: