Younger People Continue to Make Up the Majority of Positive New COVID-19 Cases in Los Angeles County

Los Angeles–The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) has confirmed 10 new deaths and 1,789 new cases of confirmed COVID-19.

Younger residents continue to make up the majority of positive new cases. Of the new cases reported today, 69% are of people under the age of 50 years old. Residents between the ages of 30 and 49 years old have the highest case rate among all age groups in LA County, 35% of new cases today.

Being around people who aren’t part of your household puts you at a greater risk for COVID-19, which is why it is so important to stay at home as much as possible and avoid all gatherings, of any size, with people who are not part of your household.

To date, Public Health has identified 208,528 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of L.A. County, and a total of 4,977 deaths. There are currently 1,568 hospitalized, of which 31% are confirmed cases in the ICU. Upon further investigation, 22 cases reported earlier were not L.A. County residents.

Of the 10 new deaths reported today (excluding Long Beach and Pasadena), three people that passed away were over the age of 80, two people who died were between the ages of 65 and 79 years old and five people who died were between the ages of 50 and 64 years old. Eight people had underlying health conditions including three people over the age of 80 years old, two people between the ages of 65 and 79 years old and three people between the ages of 50 and 64 years old.

Ninety-two percent of the people who died from COVID-19 had underlying health conditions. Of those who died, information about race and ethnicity is available for 4,685 people (99 percent of the cases reported by Public Health); 49% of deaths occurred among Latino/Latinx residents, 24% among White residents, 15% among Asian residents, 10% among African American/Black residents, less than 1% among Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander residents and 1% among residents identifying with other races.

Testing results are available for 1,932,963 individuals with 10% of all people testing positive.


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