Mark McDermott

South Bay registers first confirmed COVID-19 death; confirmed cases jump to 79 locally, 799 in Los Angeles County

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by Mark McDermott

The South Bay has just experienced its first COVID-19 related death, according to data released Wednesday by the Los Angeles County Public Health Department. The County confirmed 138 new COVID-19 cases and three more deaths, bringing the countywide total to 799 cases and 13 deaths. Included in those numbers were 18 new cases in the South Bay, bringing the total locally to 79. cases.
Public Health director Dr. Barbara Ferrer said that the three deaths confirmed on Wednesday were all over 65 years old and had underlying health issues.

“We talk about numbers, but these aren’t numbers,” Ferrer said. “These are people’s lives.” 

Manhattan Beach saw a big jump, from 11 to 17 confirmed COVID-19 cases between Tuesday and Wednesday. Carson, Torrance, and Lomita each have nine cases, Hawthore 8, San Pedro 4, El Segundo 2, and both Gardena and Lawndale a case each. 

Ferrer continued to implore that people adhere to social distancing orders. 

“Our hearts go out to each and every family affected by the unfortunate deaths and serious illness associated with COVID-19,” Ferrer said.“Please help us reduce the number of people with serious illness by doing your part. Social distancing is hard – so take advantage of some of the activities offered by our County departments like virtual workouts, e-books and virtual story hours for kids through the Library, virtual museum tours by Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and services from the Department of Mental Health for those who may being feeling stressed, depressed or anxious during this difficult time.”

Laboratory Confirmed Cases — 799* Total Cases
Los Angeles County (excl. LB and Pas) — 764
Long Beach — 28
Pasadena — 7
Deaths 13**
Los Angeles County (excl. LB and Pas) 12
Long Beach 1
Pasadena 0
Age Group (Los Angeles County Cases Only-excl LB and Pas)
0 to 17 — 10
18 to 40 –310
41 to 65 –303
over 65 –141
Hospitalization
Hospitalized (Ever) 160
CITY / COMMUNITY**
Agoura Hills 3
Alhambra 6
Altadena 5
Arcadia 4
Arleta 1
Athens 1
Baldwin Hills 3
Bell Gardens 3
Bellflower 7
Beverly Hills 13
Beverlywood 8
Boyle Heights 5
Brentwood 34
Burbank 3
Calabasas 4
Canoga Park 2
Canyon Country 1
Carson 9
Castaic 2
Century City 7
Century Palms/Cove 3
Cerritos 2
Claremont 1
Cloverdale/Cochran 3
Compton 2
Covina 3
Crenshaw District 2
Crestview 7
Culver City 6
Del Rey 5
Diamond Bar 2
Downey 5
Downtown 6
Duarte 1
Eagle Rock 2
East Hollywood 1
East Los Angeles 3
Echo Park 4
El Segundo 2
Encino 13
Exposition Park 1
Florence 4
Gardena 1
Glassell Park 1
Glendale 12
Glendora 2
Granada Hills 7
Hancock Park 8
Harbor Gateway 2
Harvard Heights 1
Hawthorne 8
Highland Park 2
Hollywood 23
Hollywood Hills 8
Hyde Park 1
Inglewood 5
Koreatown 5
La Canada Flintridge 3
La Mirada 4
La Verne 2
Lake Balboa 2
Lakewood 4
Lancaster 13
Lawndale 1
Lomita 9
Los Feliz 3
Lynwood 3
Manhattan Beach 17
Mar Vista 6
Melrose 33
Miracle Mile 8
Monterey Park 4
Mt. Washington 2
North Hollywood 11
Northridge 2
Norwalk 2
Pacific Palisades 9
Palmdale 2
Palms 8
Panorama City 1
Paramount 3
Park La Brea 8
Pico 2
Pico Rivera 1
Playa Vista 5
Pomona 1
Porter Ranch 1
Rancho Palos Verdes 5
Redondo Beach 9
Reseda 5
San Dimas 1
San Fernando 3
San Gabriel 1
San Pedro 4
Santa Clarita 10
Santa Monica 18
Santa Monica Mountains 3
Sherman Oaks 12
Silverlake 6
South El Monte 3
South Gate 2
South Park 1
South Pasadena 3
South Whittier 3
Stevenson Ranch 2
Studio City 7
Sun Valley 2
Sunland 1
Sylmar 1
Tarzana 9
Temple 3
Torrance 9
Tujunga 1
University Park 4
Valinda 1
Valley Glen 11
Van Nuys 4
Venice 9
Vermont Knolls 1
Vermont Vista 3
Vernon Central 1
Walnut 1
Watts 1
West Adams 4
West Covina 2
West Hills 4
West Hollywood 31
West Los Angeles 4
West Vernon 5
Westchester 5
Westlake 1
Westwood 9
Whittier 3
Wholesale District 4
Willowbrook 1
Wilmington 4
Wilshire Center 2
Winnetka 3
Woodland Hills 11
– Under Investigation 56

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