MANHATTAN BEACH, CA — COVID-19 numbers in Manhattan Beach increased by 5 today to 213, after only increasing by one yesterday (from 207 to 208) in reports from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. Public Health has confirmed 44 new deaths and 2,758 new cases of COVID-19 today for the County. Manhattan Beach has had 4 deaths overall.
To combat the spread of COVID-19, the Manhattan Beach City Council voted 4-1 to issue $100 citations to individuals not wearing facial coverings. SEE RELATED: City Council Votes To Fine Non Mask Wearers in Manhattan Beach
Countywide numbers are rising for new cases and new hospitalizations, with today's number of hospitalizations at 2,193, surpassing yesterday's numbers, which set a record in LA County. Out of the 2,193 confirmed COVID-19 cases currently hospitalized, 26 percent of the individuals are confirmed cases in the ICU and 17 percent are confirmed cases on ventilators, according to the county. The 3-day average for people hospitalized is 2,084. This is more people hospitalized each day for COVID-19 than at any point during the pandemic, according to county data. Data also shows younger people between the ages of 18 and 40 years old are being hospitalized at a higher rate than seen before.
At the beginning of June, the 7-day average of new cases was 1,452. Now the 7-day average is 2,859 new cases a day, double the rate from six weeks ago and higher than any point during this entire pandemic, the county said. Testing results are available for over 1,409,000 individuals with 9 percent of all people testing positive.
To date, Public Health has identified 143,009 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of LA County, and a total of 3,932 deaths. Ninety-three percent of people who died had underlying health conditions. Of those who died, information about race and ethnicity is available for 3,598 people (98 percent of the cases reported by Public Health); 45% of deaths occurred among Latino/Latinx residents, 26% among White residents, 16% among Asian residents, 11% among African American/Black residents, less than 1% among Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander residents and 2% among residents identifying with other races. Upon further investigation, 56 cases and six deaths reported earlier were not LA County residents.
In today's news release, the county wrote, "Business owners and residents must take immediate action in order to slow the spread of COVID-19. Stay home if you are elderly or have serious underlying health conditions. Everyone else should stay home as much as possible, and limit activities outside of your home to what is essential – work, getting groceries and medicine, and medical visits. Always wear a face covering and keep physical distance when you are outside your home and wash your hands frequently. The actions of everyone to slow the spread cannot wait.
"It’s important if someone thinks they could be positive for COVID-19 and are awaiting testing results, to stay at home and act as if they are positive. This means self-isolating for 10 days and 72 hours after symptoms and fever subside. If a person tests positive for COVID-19, they should plan on receiving a call from a public health specialist to discuss how to protect themselves and others, to find out where they may have been, and who they were in close contact with while infectious."
Information on Reopening Protocols, the COVID-19 Surveillance Interactive Dashboard, Roadmap to Recovery, Recovery Dashboard, and things you can do to protect yourself, your family and your community are on the Public Health website.