The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health today reports 2,103 newly confirmed COVID-19 infections and 35 deaths related to the virus.
The brings the total number of infections to date to 220,762 and the total number of deaths to 5,245. However, the Health Department says there is still a backlog of data in the state’s electronic lab report system that it hasn’t received, which is likely to show a higher infections count.
Today there are 1,393 people in the hospital with COVID-19 related illnesses.
The Health Department reported two new confirmed infections among West Hollywood residents on Wednesday, 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 as of today has increased by six to a total of 576. The number of COVID-19 related deaths in Beverly Hills remains at 10. In Culver City the number of infections is now 349, an increase of one from Friday’s count. The number of deaths remains at 29.
Hollywood has three newly confirmed infections, bringing its total to date is 973. The number of deaths remains at nine. The Melrose neighborhood has 19 new confirmed infections, leaving its total at 1,608. The number of COVID-19 related deaths to date is 57, an increase of one from yesterday’s count.
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: