The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has confirmed 57 new deaths and 2,916 new cases of COVID-19.
There are more than 2,000 people currently hospitalized, 27% of these people are confirmed cases in the ICU and 18% are confirmed cases on ventilators.
This remains substantially higher than the 1,350 to 1,450 daily hospitalizations seen four weeks ago.
In Santa Clarita, Public Health has confirmed 3,571 cases to date.
To date, Public Health has identified 130,242 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of L.A. County, and a total of 3,793 deaths.
Testing results are available for over 1,313,000 individuals with 9% of all people testing positive.
Statewide, as of July 10, the California Department of Public Health has confirmed a total of 312,344 cases and 6,945 deaths from COVID-19. Currently, there are 6,357 confirmed hospitalizations and 1,806 ICU hospitalizations. Numbers may not represent true day-over-day change as reporting of test results can be delayed.
California’s positivity rate – a key indicator of community spread – is trending upward in the 14-day average. Hospitalization rates are also trending upward in the 14-day average.
Numbers may not represent true day-over-day change as reporting of test results can be delayed, and the 7-day average more accurately describes trends in number of cases. The 7-day average number of new cases is 8,228 per day. The 7-day average from the week prior was 6,902.
There have been 5,275,695 tests conducted in California. This represents an increase of 99,958 tests over the prior 24-hour reporting period. As testing capacity continues to increase across the state, an increase in the number of positive cases has been expected – increasing the importance of positivity rates to find signs of community spread.
Thirty-one counties have one of the following: indoor closure orders, indoor closure orders in progress, or indoor closure orders that will be required if on the County Monitoring List for three or more days.
**See list below**
Health Care Worker Infection Rates
As of July 10, local health departments have reported 17,397 confirmed positive cases in health care workers and 98 deaths statewide.
Santa Clarita Valley Saturday Update
Of the 3,571 cases reported to Public Health for the SCV to date, the community breakdown is as follows:
City of Santa Clarita: 1,502
Castaic: 1,817 (includes Pitchess Detention Center and North County Correctional Facility*)
Stevenson Ranch: 79
Canyon Country (unincorporated portion): 52
Val Verde: 34
Agua Dulce: 15
Valencia (unincorporated portion west of I-5): 19
Saugus (unincorporated portion): 8
Elizabeth Lake: 5
Newhall (Unincorporated portion): 3
Bouquet Canyon: 1
Lake Hughes: 1
Sand Canyon: 1
*Note: The county is unable to break out separate numbers for Castaic and PDC/NCCF because the county uses geotagging software that cannot be changed at this time, according to officials. Click here for the LASD COVID-19 dashboard.
Henry Mayo Saturday Update
As of Wednesday, July 8, (the day in which numbers were last released) of the 3,936 persons tested at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital to date, 415 tested positive, 3,671 were negative, 407 were pending, 11 patients were hospitalized in a dedicated unit receiving ICU-level care and a total of 132 COVID-19 patients have been discharged so far. The number of deceased remains at 14, hospital spokesman Patrick Moody said.
Discrepancies in the testing numbers are due to some patients being tested multiple times. “Often a single patient is tested more than once,” Moody said.
“For those of you mourning the loss of a loved one from COVID-19, your community mourns with you,” said Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd, Director of Public Health. “This virus has taken a toll on all of us including our children. It’s important that we find ways to feel joy in this time. I encourage you to safely spend time outside. Take full advantage of the natural resources we have in our county, including our beautiful beaches, mountain trails and parks. But do so while avoiding the three Cs: crowds, confined spaces and close contact with people outside your own household. If a trail is crowded, look for another one. If the beach is full of people, move to a less populated area. Wear your face covering and keep your distance whenever there are other people around that are not from your household. We must work together to get back to being able to slow the spread. Unless we can do this, our recovery journey is in jeopardy.”
Of the 51 people that passed away (excluding Long Beach and Pasadena), 37 people were over the age of 65 years old, 11 people who died were between the ages of 41 and 65 years old, and three people who died were between the ages of 18 and 40 years old. Forty-three people had underlying health conditions including 32 people over the age of 65 years old, eight people between the ages of 41 to 65 years old, and three people between the ages of 18 and 40 years old. Four deaths were reported by the City of Long Beach and two deaths reported by the city of Pasadena.
Ninety-three percent of people who died had underlying health conditions. Of those who died, information about race and ethnicity is available for 3,529 people (99 percent of the cases reported by Public Health); 46% of deaths occurred among Latino/Latinx residents, 26% among White residents, 16% among Asian residents, 11% among African American/Black residents, less than 1% among Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander residents and 1% among residents identifying with other races. Upon further investigation, 32 cases and two deaths reported earlier were not L.A. County residents.
Business owners and residents must take immediate action in order to slow the spread of COVID-19. Businesses that are open need to adhere to the health officer directives. Stay home if you are elderly or have serious underlying health conditions. Everyone should wear a face covering and keep physical distance when you are outside your home and wash your hands frequently. The actions of L.A. County residents to slow the spread cannot wait; we need to act now.
The Reopening Protocols, COVID-19 Surveillance Interactive Dashboard, Roadmap to Recovery, Recovery Dashboard, and additional things you can do to protect yourself, your family and your community are on the Public Health website, www.publichealth.lacounty.gov.
As testing capacity continues to increase across the state, the California Department of Public Health is working to expand access to COVID-19 testing. Testing should be used for medical evaluation of persons with symptoms of COVID-19 as well as for efforts by public health agencies and essential employers to prevent and control the spread of COVID-19. Individuals prioritized for testing include:
– Hospitalized patients
– Symptomatic and asymptomatic healthcare workers, first responders, and other social service employees
– Symptomatic individuals age 65 and older or symptomatic individuals of any age with chronic medical conditions that increase the risk of severe COVID-19 illness
– Individuals who are tested as part of disease control efforts in high-risk settings
– Asymptomatic residents and employees of congregate living facilities when needed to prevent disease transmission
– Symptomatic and asymptomatic individuals in essential occupations such as grocery store and food supply workers, utility workers and public employees
– Other individuals with symptoms consistent with COVID-19
As of July 11, 31 counties have one of the following: indoor closure orders, indoor closure orders in progress, or indoor closure orders that will be required if on the County Monitoring List for three or more days.
2. Contra Costa
8. Los Angeles
18. San Benito
19. San Bernardino
20. San Diego
21. San Joaquin
22. Santa Barbara
23. Santa Clara
For the counties on the County Data Monitoring list, please visit this CDPH webpage.
Racial Demographics – A More Complete Picture
The California Department of Public Health is committed to health equity and collecting more detailed racial and ethnic data that will provide additional understanding for determining future action. Health outcomes are affected by forces including structural racism, poverty and the disproportionate prevalence of underlying conditions such as asthma and heart disease among Latinos and African American Californians. Only by looking at the full picture can we understand how to ensure the best outcomes for all Californians.
The differences in health outcomes related to COVID-19 are most stark in COVID-19 deaths. We have nearly complete data on race and ethnicity for COVID-19 deaths, and we are seeing the following trends. Overall, for adults 18 and older, Latinos, African Americans and Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders are dying at disproportionately higher levels. The proportion of COVID-19 deaths in African Americans is about double their population representation across all adult age categories. For Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders, overall numbers are low, but about three-fold difference between the proportion of COVID-19 deaths and their population representation. More males are dying from COVID-19 than females, in line with national trends. More information is available at COVID-19 Race and Ethnicity Data.
New Data Portal
The state has launched a new, user-friendly data portal at COVID-19 Statewide Update that tracks COVID-19 cases statewide and by county, gender, age and ethnicity. The portal also outlines statewide hospitalizations and testing efforts. The data presented on the portal will be updated daily and will include additional information as it is available.
Your Actions Save Lives
Every person has a role to play. Protecting yourself and your family comes down to common sense:
What to Do if You Think You’re Sick
Call ahead: If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 (fever, cough or shortness of breath), call your health care provider before seeking medical care so that appropriate precautions can be taken. More than 85 community testing sites also offer free, confidential testing: Find a COVID-19 Testing Site.
California Public Health officials lifted the regional Stay at Home Order statewide on Monday as Los Angeles County Public Health officials confirmed 43 new deaths and 6,642 new cases of confirmed COVID-19 countywide, and Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital in Valencia reported five new deaths on Saturday and Monday.
Los Angeles County is set to align its health order with California's by the end of the week, as the state lifted its regional stay-at-home order statewide Monday, green-lighting the reopening of in-person outside dining and hair and nail salons, among other businesses.
Officials with the California Department of Public Health on Monday ordered the Regional Stay at Home Order lifted for all regions statewide, including the three regions that had still been under the order – San Joaquin Valley, Bay Area, and Southern California.
As another winter storm hit the Santa Clarita Valley and surrounding areas, Interstate 5 was shut down through the Grapevine in "Operation Snowflake" Monday morning, with some lanes reopened by Monday afternoon.
Because of the recent rainfall, Los Angeles County Health Officer Muntu Davis, MD, MPH, is cautioning residents about beach water use due to bacteria, chemicals, debris, trash, and other public health hazards from city streets and mountain areas that are likely to contaminate ocean waters at and around discharging storm drains, creeks, and rivers.
Citing the case of a convicted child rapist, Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger said Friday she’s concerned there is a growing trend that the rights of victims of some of the most violent crimes are not being protected under District Attorney George Gascón’s administration.
Medical examiners with the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office identified Benjamin Marquez IV, 31, of Castaic, as the man killed in a solo-vehicle crash that left one dead and sent another to the hospital Saturday.
The COVID-19 crisis has trashed recycling efforts and instead generated an increase in plastic waste, according to a recent study, but Los Angeles County restaurants could soon be required to make adjustments related to disposable food ware in an effort to reduce waste.
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health officials on Friday confirmed 256 new deaths and 9,277 new cases of confirmed COVID-19 countywide, as Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital in Valencia reported it's 107th death.
The Los Angeles County Library, in collaboration with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, is set to host a series of free virtual workshops running every other week on Fridays from January through June.
The Los Angeles County Development Authority will launch the Small Business Stabilization Loan Program on Jan. 28 and will begin accepting applications to help small businesses prevent further job loss and business closures.