2,129 New Coronavirus Cases In LA County As Deaths Near 3,000

Nick Garber

LOS ANGELES, CA — Los Angeles County reported a record-high single-day number of coronavirus cases Wednesday, but health officials blamed the spike on a "dump" of test results from a single lab, while insisting that key metrics such as hospitalization and transmission rates were holding steady.

The county Department of Public Health announced 2,129 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, pushing the overall total to 77,189. Public health director Barbara Ferrer said at least 600 of those cases were the result of a backlog of results from one testing facility.

"We're getting dumps of lab reports that were not submitted to us in a timely way," Ferrer said as she urged testing facilities to immediately turn in their data to the county.

Shortly after Ferrer gave her county update, Long Beach health officials Wednesday afternoon reported another 71 confirmed cases, raising the overall county total to 77,260.

The county reported another 34 deaths from the virus, although two of those deaths were reported Tuesday afternoon by officials in Long Beach and Pasadena. Long Beach announced one more death Wednesday afternoon. The new fatalities lifted the county's overall death total to 2,992.

As of Wednesday, there were 1,420 people hospitalized in the county due to coronavirus. While that number is a slight uptick from Tuesday, Ferrer said the hospitalization rate -- a key measure of efforts to contain the virus - - has been holding steady in recent weeks. Dr. Christina Ghaly, the county's health services director, said the local transmission rate has also remained stable, and there was no immediate fear of hospitals being overwhelmed with patients.

The rate of people who are tested who wind up being positive for COVID- 19 is also holding steady at 8%, officials said.

But they warned that people should not get complacent -- stressing the virus is still spreading in the community and residents need to keep taking precautions, even as the economy reopens.

"Given that the vast majority of those living in Los Angeles County are still susceptible to COVID-19 and the infection, we need to rely on a refined set of practices that allow us to get back to work and back to living our lives safely," Ghaly said.

Ferrer said all residents and staff have now been tested at all 315 skilled nursing facilities in the county, outside of Long Beach and Pasadena, which have their own health departments. Like the county as a whole, the seven- day average death rate has also been trending downward at nursing home, Ferrer said.

She also announced that limited, restricted visitation can now resume at nursing facilities that have not had any new COVID-19 infections occur for a period of 28 days.

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

  • Los Angeles County: 73,419 (excluding Long Beach and Pasadena)
  • Long Beach: 2,712
  • Pasadena: 1,058

Confirmed cases by city:

  • Agoura Hills: 39
  • Alhambra: 309
  • Arcadia: 114
  • Artesia: 72
  • Azusa: 288
  • Baldwin Park: 552
  • Bell: 509
  • Bell Gardens: 493
  • Bellflower: 592
  • Beverly Hills: 188
  • Bradbury: 4
  • Burbank: 463
  • Calabasas: 98
  • Carson: 551
  • Cerritos: 162
  • Claremont: 71
  • Commerce: 139
  • Compton: 1009
  • Covina: 271
  • Cudahy: 362
  • Culver City: 176
  • Diamond Bar: 94
  • Downey: 1103
  • Duarte: 154
  • El Monte: 1011
  • El Segundo: 41
  • Gardena: 373
  • Glendale: 1197
  • Glendora: 203
  • Hawaiian Gardens: 128
  • Hawthorne: 561
  • Hermosa Beach: 47
  • Hidden Hills: 3
  • Huntington Park: 831
  • Industry: 12
  • Inglewood: 785
  • Irwindale: 5
  • La Canada Flintridge: 60
  • La Habra Heights: 12
  • La Mirada: 245
  • La Puente: 254
  • La Verne: 52
  • Lakewood: 298
  • Lancaster: 808
  • Lawndale: 164
  • Lomita: 58
  • Lynwood: 984
  • Malibu: 41
  • Manhattan Beach: 91
  • Maywood: 480
  • Monrovia: 200
  • Montebello: 633
  • Monterey Park: 236
  • Norwalk: 781
  • Palmdale: 975
  • Palos Verdes Estates: 46
  • Paramount: 594
  • Pico Rivera: 729
  • Pomona: 904
  • Rancho Palos Verdes: 112
  • Redondo Beach: 166
  • Rolling Hills: 2
  • Rolling Hills Estates: 18
  • Rosemead: 175
  • San Dimas: 95
  • San Fernando: 251
  • San Gabriel: 190
  • San Marino: 24
  • Santa Clarita: 917
  • Santa Fe Springs: 103
  • Santa Monica: 340
  • Sierra Madre: 22
  • Signal Hill: 55
  • South El Monte: 187
  • South Gate: 1153
  • South Pasadena: 138
  • Temple City: 197
  • Torrance: 466
  • Vernon: 5
  • Walnut: 65
  • West Covina: 579
  • West Hollywood: 210
  • Westlake Village: 7
  • Whittier: 476
  • Los Angeles: 35,053
  • Los Angeles - Adams-Normandie: 80
  • Los Angeles - Alsace: 99
  • Los Angeles - Angeles National Forest: 1
  • Los Angeles - Angelino Heights: 21
  • Los Angeles - Arleta: 360
  • Los Angeles - Atwater Village: 58
  • Los Angeles - Baldwin Hills: 222
  • Los Angeles - Bel Air: 39
  • Los Angeles - Beverly Crest: 46
  • Los Angeles - Beverlywood: 47
  • Los Angeles - Boyle Heights: 1260
  • Los Angeles - Brentwood: 92
  • Los Angeles - Brookside: 1
  • Los Angeles - Cadillac-Corning: 37
  • Los Angeles - Canoga Park: 648
  • Los Angeles - Carthay: 91
  • Los Angeles - Central: 705
  • Los Angeles - Century City: 46
  • Los Angeles - Century Palms/Cove: 438
  • Los Angeles - Chatsworth: 236
  • Los Angeles - Cheviot Hills: 25
  • Los Angeles - Chinatown: 29
  • Los Angeles - Cloverdale/Cochran: 103
  • Los Angeles - Country Club Park: 122
  • Los Angeles - Crenshaw District: 98
  • Los Angeles - Crestview: 100
  • Los Angeles - Del Rey: 97
  • Los Angeles - Downtown: 214
  • Los Angeles - Eagle Rock: 234
  • Los Angeles - East Hollywood: 263
  • Los Angeles - Echo Park: 67
  • Los Angeles - El Sereno: 306
  • Los Angeles - Elysian Park: 20
  • Los Angeles - Elysian Valley: 79
  • Los Angeles - Encino: 158
  • Los Angeles - Exposition: 16
  • Los Angeles - Exposition Park: 363
  • Los Angeles - Faircrest Heights: 10
  • Los Angeles - Figueroa Park Square: 72
  • Los Angeles - Florence-Firestone: 669
  • Los Angeles - Glassell Park: 240
  • Los Angeles - Gramercy Place: 93
  • Los Angeles - Granada Hills: 457
  • Los Angeles - Green Meadows: 264
  • Los Angeles - Hancock Park: 99
  • Los Angeles - Harbor City: 146
  • Los Angeles - Harbor Gateway: 211
  • Los Angeles - Harbor Pines: 9
  • Los Angeles - Harvard Heights: 183
  • Los Angeles - Harvard Park: 470
  • Los Angeles - Highland Park: 356
  • Los Angeles - Historic Filipinotown: 191
  • Los Angeles - Hollywood: 362
  • Los Angeles - Hollywood Hills: 98
  • Los Angeles - Hyde Park: 206
  • Los Angeles - Jefferson Park: 71
  • Los Angeles - Koreatown: 386
  • Los Angeles - Lafayette Square: 25
  • Los Angeles - Lake Balboa: 264
  • Los Angeles - Lakeview Terrace: 158
  • Los Angeles - Leimert Park: 76
  • Los Angeles - Lincoln Heights: 398
  • Los Angeles - Little Armenia: 232
  • Los Angeles - Little Bangladesh: 199
  • Los Angeles - Little Tokyo: 35
  • Los Angeles - Longwood: 32
  • Los Angeles - Los Feliz: 67
  • Los Angeles - Manchester Square: 34
  • Los Angeles - Mandeville Canyon: 3
  • Los Angeles - Mar Vista: 97
  • Los Angeles - Marina Peninsula: 15
  • Los Angeles - Melrose: 713
  • Los Angeles - Mid-city: 146
  • Los Angeles - Miracle Mile: 49
  • Los Angeles - Mission Hills: 214
  • Los Angeles - Mt. Washington: 134
  • Los Angeles - North Hills: 627
  • Los Angeles - North Hollywood: 944
  • Los Angeles - Northridge: 443
  • Los Angeles - Pacific Palisades: 63
  • Los Angeles - Pacoima: 1050
  • Los Angeles - Palisades Highlands: 8
  • Los Angeles - Palms: 231
  • Los Angeles - Panorama City: 1066
  • Los Angeles - Park La Brea: 25
  • Los Angeles - Pico-Union: 784
  • Los Angeles - Playa Del Rey: 5
  • Los Angeles - Playa Vista: 38
  • Los Angeles - Porter Ranch: 111
  • Los Angeles - Rancho Park: 20
  • Los Angeles - Regent Square: 11
  • Los Angeles - Reseda: 789
  • Los Angeles - Reseda Ranch: 34
  • Los Angeles - Reynier Village: 17
  • Los Angeles - San Pedro: 1048
  • Los Angeles - Shadow Hills: 13
  • Los Angeles - Sherman Oaks: 290
  • Los Angeles - Silverlake: 229
  • Los Angeles - South Carthay: 42
  • Los Angeles - South Park: 644
  • Los Angeles - St Elmo Village: 53
  • Los Angeles - Studio City: 90
  • Los Angeles - Sun Valley: 410
  • Los Angeles - Sunland: 194
  • Los Angeles - Sycamore Square: 1
  • Los Angeles - Sylmar: 1064
  • Los Angeles - Tarzana: 294
  • Los Angeles - Temple-Beaudry: 449
  • Los Angeles - Thai Town: 47
  • Los Angeles - Toluca Lake: 23
  • Los Angeles - Toluca Terrace: 8
  • Los Angeles - Toluca Woods: 3
  • Los Angeles - Tujunga: 146
  • Los Angeles - University Hills: 16
  • Los Angeles - University Park: 289
  • Los Angeles - Valley Glen: 178
  • Los Angeles - Valley Village: 251
  • Los Angeles - Van Nuys: 994
  • Los Angeles - Venice: 77
  • Los Angeles - Vermont Knolls: 247
  • Los Angeles - Vermont Square: 123
  • Los Angeles - Vermont Vista: 569
  • Los Angeles - Vernon Central: 988
  • Los Angeles - Victoria Park: 74
  • Los Angeles - View Heights: 11
  • Los Angeles - Watts: 505
  • Los Angeles - Wellington Square: 35
  • Los Angeles - West Adams: 329
  • Los Angeles - West Hills: 181
  • Los Angeles - West Los Angeles: 108
  • Los Angeles - West Vernon: 706
  • Los Angeles - Westchester: 127
  • Los Angeles - Westlake: 1114
  • Los Angeles - Westwood: 95
  • Los Angeles - Wholesale District: 960
  • Los Angeles - Wilmington: 415
  • Los Angeles - Wilshire Center: 349
  • Los Angeles - Winnetka: 374
  • Los Angeles - Woodland Hills: 210
  • Unincorporated - Acton: 17
  • Unincorporated - Agua Dulce: 9
  • Unincorporated - Altadena: 188
  • Unincorporated - Anaverde: 3
  • Unincorporated - Angeles National Forest: 2
  • Unincorporated - Arcadia: 13
  • Unincorporated - Athens-Westmont: 341
  • Unincorporated - Athens Village: 48
  • Unincorporated - Avocado Heights: 47
  • Unincorporated - Azusa: 106
  • Unincorporated - Bassett: 163
  • Unincorporated - Bouquet Canyon: 1
  • Unincorporated - Canyon Country: 39
  • Unincorporated - Castaic: 1724
  • Unincorporated - Covina: 78
  • Unincorporated - Covina (Charter Oak): 68
  • Unincorporated - Del Aire: 19
  • Unincorporated - Del Rey: 1
  • Unincorporated - Del Sur: 2
  • Unincorporated - Desert View Highlands: 6
  • Unincorporated - Duarte: 22
  • Unincorporated - East La Mirada: 24
  • Unincorporated - East Los Angeles: 1819
  • Unincorporated - East Pasadena: 4
  • Unincorporated - East Rancho Dominguez: 123
  • Unincorporated - East Whittier: 17
  • Unincorporated - El Camino Village: 63
  • Unincorporated - El Monte: 1
  • Unincorporated - Elizabeth Lake: 3
  • Unincorporated - Florence-Firestone: 979
  • Unincorporated - Glendora: 3
  • Unincorporated - Hacienda Heights: 231
  • Unincorporated - Hawthorne: 11
  • Unincorporated - Hi Vista: 1
  • Unincorporated - Kagel/Lopez Canyons: 8
  • Unincorporated - La Crescenta-Montrose: 38
  • Unincorporated - La Rambla: 43
  • Unincorporated - La Verne: 6
  • Unincorporated - Ladera Heights: 25
  • Unincorporated - Lake Hughes: 1
  • Unincorporated - Lake Los Angeles: 35
  • Unincorporated - Lake Manor: 4
  • Unincorporated - Lennox: 152
  • Unincorporated - Leona Valley: 4
  • Unincorporated - Littlerock: 17
  • Unincorporated - Littlerock/Juniper Hills: 2
  • Unincorporated - Littlerock/Pearblossom: 28
  • Unincorporated - Llano: 1
  • Unincorporated - Marina del Rey: 16
  • Unincorporated - Monrovia: 24
  • Unincorporated - Newhall: 1
  • Unincorporated - North Lancaster: 6
  • Unincorporated - North Whittier: 25
  • Unincorporated - Northeast San Gabriel: 76
  • Unincorporated - Palmdale: 6
  • Unincorporated - Pearblossom/Llano: 4
  • Unincorporated - Pellissier Village: 1
  • Unincorporated - Pomona: 4
  • Unincorporated - Quartz Hill: 49
  • Unincorporated - Rancho Dominguez: 22
  • Unincorporated - Roosevelt: 1
  • Unincorporated - Rosewood: 8
  • Unincorporated - Rosewood/East Gardena: 2
  • Unincorporated - Rosewood/West Rancho Dominguez: 30
  • Unincorporated - Rowland Heights: 204
  • Unincorporated - San Jose Hills: 136
  • Unincorporated - San Pasqual: 2
  • Unincorporated - Santa Catalina Island: 3
  • Unincorporated - Santa Monica Mountains: 28
  • Unincorporated - Saugus: 5
  • Unincorporated - South Antelope Valley: 1
  • Unincorporated - South El Monte: 10
  • Unincorporated - South San Gabriel: 63
  • Unincorporated - South Whittier: 282
  • Unincorporated - Stevenson Ranch: 41
  • Unincorporated - Sun Village: 26
  • Unincorporated - Sunrise Village: 9
  • Unincorporated - Twin Lakes/Oat Mountain: 7
  • Unincorporated - Val Verde: 23
  • Unincorporated - Valencia: 12
  • Unincorporated - Valinda: 178
  • Unincorporated - View Park/Windsor Hills: 46
  • Unincorporated - Walnut Park: 198
  • Unincorporated - West Antelope Valley: 2
  • Unincorporated - West Carson: 127
  • Unincorporated - West LA: 24
  • Unincorporated - West Puente Valley: 63
  • Unincorporated - West Rancho Dominguez: 10
  • Unincorporated - West Whittier/Los Nietos: 256
  • Unincorporated - White Fence Farms: 16
  • Unincorporated - Whittier: 15
  • Unincorporated - Willowbrook: 392
  • Unincorporated - Wiseburn: 23
  • Under Investigation: 1,850

City News Service contributed to this report

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This article originally appeared on the Hollywood Patch