1,568 New Coronavirus Cases In LA County; 58 More Deaths

Nick Garber

LOS ANGELES, CA — Another daunting number of new coronavirus cases was confirmed in Los Angeles County on Saturday, as the county added 1,568 new cases of COVID-19 and 58 more deaths.

The new updates bring the county's totals to 72,023 cases and 2,890 deaths, and come after health orders were relaxed again, allowing businesses such as museums, gyms, galleries, RV parks and zoos to reopen as soon as this weekend, provided they impose restrictions such as ensuring social distancing and requiring face coverings for employees and visitors.

That the coronavirus is spreading faster in Los Angeles County since the easing of shutdown restrictions isn't a surprise to public health officials. The question is how much worse the outbreak will become.

On Thursday, the county reported its highest single-day total of new cases since the pandemic began — 1,857 — although it attributed about one-third of the cases to a backlog of testing results.

On Friday, the county reported another 1,633 confirmed cases, pushing the countywide total above 70,000, reaching 70,476. Public health director Barbara Ferrer again attributed about 500 of the day's new cases to a backlog of test results reported by a single lab.

County health officials this week noted that the rate of spread of COVID-19 was inching higher, potentially threatening the availability of intensive-care unit hospital beds within two to four weeks.

The concerns, however, didn't stop the county from moving forward with its new health order, which as of Friday morning allowed the opening of:

  • Gyms and fitness facilities
  • Professional sports without live audiences
  • Day camps
  • Museums, galleries, zoos and aquariums
  • Campgrounds, outdoor recreation and RV parks
  • Music, film and television production
  • Hotels, lodging and short-term rentals for tourism and personal travel

For businesses and attractions that do reopen, restrictions will have to be enforced, including face coverings and social distancing and rigorous cleaning and sanitation regimens.

Just because the county has cleared the businesses to reopen does not mean all of them automatically will. The Los Angeles Zoo issued a statement Thursday saying it does not anticipate reopening until July, with officials still "making preparations" to resume operating.

The locations with laboratory-confirmed coronavirus cases around Los Angeles County, as of Saturday, are:

  • Los Angeles County: 68,430 (excluding Long Beach and Pasadena)
  • Long Beach: 2,565
  • Pasadena: 1,028

Confirmed cases by city:

  • Agoura Hills: 38
  • Alhambra: 282
  • Arcadia: 106
  • Artesia: 58
  • Azusa: 270
  • Baldwin Park: 484
  • Bell: 479
  • Bell Gardens: 435
  • Bellflower: 546
  • Beverly Hills: 165
  • Bradbury: 4
  • Burbank: 441
  • Calabasas: 98
  • Carson: 525
  • Cerritos: 153
  • Claremont: 70
  • Commerce: 121
  • Compton: 919
  • Covina: 244
  • Cudahy: 343
  • Culver City: 172
  • Diamond Bar: 87
  • Downey: 1027
  • Duarte: 145
  • El Monte: 903
  • El Segundo: 38
  • Gardena: 347
  • Glendale: 1117
  • Glendora: 185
  • Hawaiian Gardens: 113
  • Hawthorne: 523
  • Hermosa Beach: 42
  • Hidden Hills: 3
  • Huntington Park: 755
  • Industry: 12
  • Inglewood: 746
  • Irwindale: 5
  • La Canada Flintridge: 56
  • La Habra Heights: 12
  • La Mirada: 227
  • La Puente: 223
  • La Verne: 43
  • Lakewood: 270
  • Lancaster: 745
  • Lawndale: 156
  • Lomita: 57
  • Lynwood: 919
  • Malibu: 41
  • Manhattan Beach: 86
  • Maywood: 426
  • Monrovia: 187
  • Montebello: 560
  • Monterey Park: 221
  • Norwalk: 717
  • Palmdale: 901
  • Palos Verdes Estates: 44
  • Paramount: 524
  • Pico Rivera: 696
  • Pomona: 801
  • Rancho Palos Verdes: 106
  • Redondo Beach: 164
  • Rolling Hills: 2
  • Rolling Hills Estates: 17
  • Rosemead: 162
  • San Dimas: 88
  • San Fernando: 241
  • San Gabriel: 182
  • San Marino: 24
  • Santa Clarita: 886
  • Santa Fe Springs: 99
  • Santa Monica: 330
  • Sierra Madre: 15
  • Signal Hill: 46
  • South El Monte: 172
  • South Gate: 1050
  • South Pasadena: 138
  • Temple City: 191
  • Torrance: 444
  • Vernon: 4
  • Walnut: 61
  • West Covina: 530
  • West Hollywood: 198
  • Westlake Village: 7
  • Whittier: 440
  • Los Angeles: 32,808
  • Los Angeles - Adams-Normandie: 69
  • Los Angeles - Alsace: 74
  • Los Angeles - Angeles National Forest: 1
  • Los Angeles - Angelino Heights: 21
  • Los Angeles - Arleta: 334
  • Los Angeles - Atwater Village: 56
  • Los Angeles - Baldwin Hills: 203
  • Los Angeles - Bel Air: 39
  • Los Angeles - Beverly Crest: 41
  • Los Angeles - Beverlywood: 43
  • Los Angeles - Boyle Heights: 1125
  • Los Angeles - Brentwood: 90
  • Los Angeles - Cadillac-Corning: 36
  • Los Angeles - Canoga Park: 609
  • Los Angeles - Carthay: 93
  • Los Angeles - Central: 634
  • Los Angeles - Century City: 40
  • Los Angeles - Century Palms/Cove: 420
  • Los Angeles - Chatsworth: 230
  • Los Angeles - Cheviot Hills: 22
  • Los Angeles - Chinatown: 29
  • Los Angeles - Cloverdale/Cochran: 95
  • Los Angeles - Country Club Park: 116
  • Los Angeles - Crenshaw District: 93
  • Los Angeles - Crestview: 97
  • Los Angeles - Del Rey: 96
  • Los Angeles - Downtown: 197
  • Los Angeles - Eagle Rock: 219
  • Los Angeles - East Hollywood: 255
  • Los Angeles - Echo Park: 64
  • Los Angeles - El Sereno: 266
  • Los Angeles - Elysian Park: 17
  • Los Angeles - Elysian Valley: 74
  • Los Angeles - Encino: 156
  • Los Angeles - Exposition: 16
  • Los Angeles - Exposition Park: 337
  • Los Angeles - Faircrest Heights: 10
  • Los Angeles - Figueroa Park Square: 64
  • Los Angeles - Florence-Firestone: 610
  • Los Angeles - Glassell Park: 218
  • Los Angeles - Gramercy Place: 92
  • Los Angeles - Granada Hills: 438
  • Los Angeles - Green Meadows: 243
  • Los Angeles - Hancock Park: 96
  • Los Angeles - Harbor City: 144
  • Los Angeles - Harbor Gateway: 189
  • Los Angeles - Harbor Pines: 9
  • Los Angeles - Harvard Heights: 176
  • Los Angeles - Harvard Park: 441
  • Los Angeles - Highland Park: 316
  • Los Angeles - Historic Filipinotown: 179
  • Los Angeles - Hollywood: 329
  • Los Angeles - Hollywood Hills: 91
  • Los Angeles - Hyde Park: 190
  • Los Angeles - Jefferson Park: 63
  • Los Angeles - Koreatown: 371
  • Los Angeles - Lafayette Square: 25
  • Los Angeles - Lake Balboa: 250
  • Los Angeles - Lakeview Terrace: 141
  • Los Angeles - Leimert Park: 73
  • Los Angeles - Lincoln Heights: 357
  • Los Angeles - Little Armenia: 229
  • Los Angeles - Little Bangladesh: 185
  • Los Angeles - Little Tokyo: 34
  • Los Angeles - Longwood: 31
  • Los Angeles - Los Feliz: 61
  • Los Angeles - Manchester Square: 31
  • Los Angeles - Mandeville Canyon: 3
  • Los Angeles - Mar Vista: 93
  • Los Angeles - Marina Peninsula: 15
  • Los Angeles - Melrose: 682
  • Los Angeles - Mid-city: 136
  • Los Angeles - Miracle Mile: 48
  • Los Angeles - Mission Hills: 202
  • Los Angeles - Mt. Washington: 129
  • Los Angeles - North Hills: 600
  • Los Angeles - North Hollywood: 903
  • Los Angeles - Northridge: 425
  • Los Angeles - Pacific Palisades: 61
  • Los Angeles - Pacoima: 985
  • Los Angeles - Palisades Highlands: 7
  • Los Angeles - Palms: 219
  • Los Angeles - Panorama City: 1017
  • Los Angeles - Park La Brea: 23
  • Los Angeles - Pico-Union: 734
  • Los Angeles - Playa Del Rey: 4
  • Los Angeles - Playa Vista: 35
  • Los Angeles - Porter Ranch: 106
  • Los Angeles - Rancho Park: 20
  • Los Angeles - Regent Square: 10
  • Los Angeles - Reseda: 751
  • Los Angeles - Reseda Ranch: 32
  • Los Angeles - Reynier Village: 14
  • Los Angeles - San Pedro: 1012
  • Los Angeles - Shadow Hills: 11
  • Los Angeles - Sherman Oaks: 280
  • Los Angeles - Silverlake: 220
  • Los Angeles - South Carthay: 40
  • Los Angeles - South Park: 586
  • Los Angeles - St Elmo Village: 50
  • Los Angeles - Studio City: 88
  • Los Angeles - Sun Valley: 389
  • Los Angeles - Sunland: 172
  • Los Angeles - Sycamore Square: 1
  • Los Angeles - Sylmar: 1004
  • Los Angeles - Tarzana: 283
  • Los Angeles - Temple-Beaudry: 412
  • Los Angeles - Thai Town: 39
  • Los Angeles - Toluca Lake: 23
  • Los Angeles - Toluca Terrace: 8
  • Los Angeles - Toluca Woods: 3
  • Los Angeles - Tujunga: 138
  • Los Angeles - University Hills: 16
  • Los Angeles - University Park: 271
  • Los Angeles - Valley Glen: 168
  • Los Angeles - Valley Village: 250
  • Los Angeles - Van Nuys: 933
  • Los Angeles - Venice: 74
  • Los Angeles - Vermont Knolls: 223
  • Los Angeles - Vermont Square: 104
  • Los Angeles - Vermont Vista: 519
  • Los Angeles - Vernon Central: 898
  • Los Angeles - Victoria Park: 68
  • Los Angeles - View Heights: 11
  • Los Angeles - Watts: 463
  • Los Angeles - Wellington Square: 34
  • Los Angeles - West Adams: 308
  • Los Angeles - West Hills: 171
  • Los Angeles - West Los Angeles: 99
  • Los Angeles - West Vernon: 661
  • Los Angeles - Westchester: 123
  • Los Angeles - Westlake: 1007
  • Los Angeles - Westwood: 90
  • Los Angeles - Wholesale District: 929
  • Los Angeles - Wilmington: 391
  • Los Angeles - Wilshire Center: 317
  • Los Angeles - Winnetka: 367
  • Los Angeles - Woodland Hills: 200
  • Unincorporated - Acton: 16
  • Unincorporated - Agua Dulce: 9
  • Unincorporated - Altadena: 180
  • Unincorporated - Anaverde: 2
  • Unincorporated - Angeles National Forest: 2
  • Unincorporated - Arcadia: 12
  • Unincorporated - Athens-Westmont: 310
  • Unincorporated - Athens Village: 48
  • Unincorporated - Avocado Heights: 42
  • Unincorporated - Azusa: 96
  • Unincorporated - Bassett: 151
  • Unincorporated - Bouquet Canyon: 1
  • Unincorporated - Canyon Country: 39
  • Unincorporated - Castaic: 1720
  • Unincorporated - Covina: 71
  • Unincorporated - Covina (Charter Oak): 61
  • Unincorporated - Del Aire: 18
  • Unincorporated - Del Rey: 1
  • Unincorporated - Del Sur: 2
  • Unincorporated - Desert View Highlands: 6
  • Unincorporated - Duarte: 19
  • Unincorporated - East La Mirada: 23
  • Unincorporated - East Los Angeles: 1617
  • Unincorporated - East Pasadena: 4
  • Unincorporated - East Rancho Dominguez: 109
  • Unincorporated - East Whittier: 15
  • Unincorporated - El Camino Village: 60
  • Unincorporated - Elizabeth Lake: 4
  • Unincorporated - Florence-Firestone: 869
  • Unincorporated - Glendora: 3
  • Unincorporated - Hacienda Heights: 209
  • Unincorporated - Hawthorne: 10
  • Unincorporated - Hi Vista: 1
  • Unincorporated - Kagel/Lopez Canyons: 8
  • Unincorporated - La Crescenta-Montrose: 35
  • Unincorporated - La Rambla: 35
  • Unincorporated - La Verne: 5
  • Unincorporated - Ladera Heights: 25
  • Unincorporated - Lake Hughes: 1
  • Unincorporated - Lake Los Angeles: 33
  • Unincorporated - Lake Manor: 4
  • Unincorporated - Lennox: 144
  • Unincorporated - Leona Valley: 3
  • Unincorporated - Littlerock: 16
  • Unincorporated - Littlerock/Juniper Hills: 2
  • Unincorporated - Littlerock/Pearblossom: 26
  • Unincorporated - Llano: 1
  • Unincorporated - Marina del Rey: 17
  • Unincorporated - Monrovia: 23
  • Unincorporated - Newhall: 1
  • Unincorporated - North Lancaster: 6
  • Unincorporated - North Whittier: 22
  • Unincorporated - Northeast San Gabriel: 69
  • Unincorporated - Palmdale: 6
  • Unincorporated - Pearblossom/Llano: 4
  • Unincorporated - Pellissier Village: 1
  • Unincorporated - Pomona: 4
  • Unincorporated - Quartz Hill: 48
  • Unincorporated - Rancho Dominguez: 20
  • Unincorporated - Roosevelt: 1
  • Unincorporated - Rosewood: 8
  • Unincorporated - Rosewood/East Gardena: 1
  • Unincorporated - Rosewood/West Rancho Dominguez: 30
  • Unincorporated - Rowland Heights: 189
  • Unincorporated - San Francisquito Canyon/Bouquet Canyon: 0
  • Unincorporated - San Jose Hills: 122
  • Unincorporated - San Pasqual: 2
  • Unincorporated - Santa Catalina Island: 2
  • Unincorporated - Santa Monica Mountains: 28
  • Unincorporated - Saugus: 5
  • Unincorporated - South Antelope Valley: 1
  • Unincorporated - South El Monte: 10
  • Unincorporated - South San Gabriel: 54
  • Unincorporated - South Whittier: 238
  • Unincorporated - Stevenson Ranch: 39
  • Unincorporated - Sun Village: 25
  • Unincorporated - Sunrise Village: 8
  • Unincorporated - Twin Lakes/Oat Mountain: 7
  • Unincorporated - Val Verde: 23
  • Unincorporated - Valencia: 11
  • Unincorporated - Valinda: 150
  • Unincorporated - View Park/Windsor Hills: 45
  • Unincorporated - Walnut Park: 182
  • Unincorporated - West Antelope Valley: 2
  • Unincorporated - West Carson: 127
  • Unincorporated - West LA: 24
  • Unincorporated - West Puente Valley: 60
  • Unincorporated - West Rancho Dominguez: 10
  • Unincorporated - West Whittier/Los Nietos: 239
  • Unincorporated - White Fence Farms: 15
  • Unincorporated - Whittier: 15
  • Unincorporated - Willowbrook: 359
  • Unincorporated - Wiseburn: 22
  • Under Investigation: 1,876

City News Service contributed to this report

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This article originally appeared on the Hollywood Patch