The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health today reported 1,956 newly confirmed COVID-19 infections in L.A. County and 61 deaths. Today’s report includes the results of 100 backlogged test results received from the state’s electronic lab report and several hundred for a lab that also had delayed providing its test results to the Health Department
There are 1,378 confirmed cases currently hospitalized and 32% of these people are in the ICU. The Health Department has said that the decreasing number of daily hospitalizations is one of the best indicators of success in the county’s efforts to curb the spread of the virus.
To date, the Health Department has reported 225,827 COVID-19 infections in Los Angeles County and 5,392 deaths.
The number of confirmed COVID-19 infections in West Hollywood has increased by four, to a total of 474. The Health DEpartment’s COVID-19 database today reports that the number of WeHo residents who have died of COVID-19 related illnesses is five. Yesterday’s count was six, however sometimes those counts are reduced when it is discovered that a person’s place of residence was misidentified.
In Beverly Hills, the number of confirmed infections has increased by one to 581. The number of COVID-19 related deaths in Beverly Hills remains at 10. There number of COVID-19 infection confirmed among Culver City residents by four to 352. The number of deaths remains at 29. Hollywood has nine newly confirmed infections, bringing its total to date is 991. The number of deaths has increased by one to a total of 10. The Melrose neighborhood has eight new confirmed infections, bringing its total to date to 1,635. The number of COVID-19 related deaths remains 58.
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: