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Culver City Coronavirus Cases Stand at 19

LA County Reports 13 New Deaths and 534 New Cases of Confirmed COVID-19

 


The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has confirmed 13 new deaths and 534 new cases of 2019 Novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Twelve of the 13 deaths reported on Thursday occurred in people over the age of 65, one person was between 41– 65 years old. All reported underlying health conditions except for two individuals over the age of 65. Over the last 48 hours, there have been 1047 new cases.

The rate of reported infections stands at 47.09 per 100K in Culver City. The more affluent areas appear to have much higher per 100K levels, including West Los Angeles 64.1, Cheviot Hills 97.15, Beverly Hills 129.86, Brentwood 134.33 and Century City 140.36. Similar numbers are reported in the beach communities in the South Bay. The Melrose district had a whopping 113 cases. It was the largest in the county. The lower per 100K numbers are on the east side of Los Angeles County.

To date, Public Health has identified 4045 cases across all areas of LA County, including 78 deaths. Upon further investigation, 7 cases reported earlier were not LA County residents. As of today, 879 people who tested positive for COVID-19 (22% of positive cases) have been hospitalized at some point during their illness.

Emerging evidence suggests that there may be a significant number of people infected with COVID-19 who are asymptomatic and capable of spreading the virus to others. New guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggests that we need to think about using universal precautions all the time – assuming that each of us can infect others even when we aren’t sick.

“Our sadness is not diminished by the daily frequency of announced deaths related to COVID-19, and reminds us of our need to work together to protect each other,” said Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd, Los Angeles County Public Health Director. “The hard truth is we have some difficult days ahead as we work tirelessly to flatten the curve of this horrible virus. Though the end may not be as close as we’d like, if we all continue to do our part to slow the spread by staying home, social distancing, self-isolating when we are positive or presumed positive, and self-quarantining if we are close contacts of a positive case, we will get to the end of the COVID-19 crisis more quickly, together.”

Public Health has issued the following guidance for people with mild illness during this time of increased spread:

If you are mildly sick, stay home for at least seven days and until 72 hours after being fever and symptom free. Call your doctor if you are concerned and/or your symptoms worsen. Individuals who are elderly, have underlying health conditions or pregnant should consider contacting their providers earlier when they are sick.

Additional things you can do to protect yourself, your family and your community are on the Public Health website, http://www.publichealth.lacounty.gov.

 

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