MANHATTAN BEACH, CA — In five days, the number of positive tests for COVID-19 in Manhattan Beach has increased by 14, from 408 cases last Sunday, Oct. 25 to 424 reported cases today [Friday, Oct. 30]. On Thursday, Oct. 22, the city's number was 392.
In Los Angeles County, the Department of Public Health has identified 306,327 positive cases of COVID-19 countywide and a total of 7,056 deaths to date. Ninety-three percent of the people who have died from COVID-19 had underlying health conditions, according to the county. The testing results cover more than 3,101,000 individuals with 9% of all people testing positive. There are 743 people with COVID-19 currently hospitalized and 30% of these people are in the ICU.
The upward trend mirrors what is happening nationwide, though California is faring much better than many other states. In San Francisco, due to an increase in cases and hospitalizations there, the city is temporarily pausing the planned reopening of some businesses and activities, said Mayor London Breed in a briefing today.
Nationwide, there have been at least 9,007,298 reported cases of coronavirus and at least 229,293 people have died in the U.S. from coronavirus, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.