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COVID-19 Coronavirus

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August 3, 2020

Total cases: 193,865
Total deaths: 4,702

For some reason, Long Beach numbers were not included in the totals reported by the county for this day. We include them here.


New cases reported today: 1,711 (see comment box note above)

7-Day Rolling Avg.: 2,615 (previous day 7-day avg.: 2,661)

New deaths reported today: 13 (see comment box note above)

7-Day Rolling Avg.: 48 (previous day 7-day avg.: 49)

Also see: Day-to-Day Case & Death Numbers since January 2020.

As reported by the Los Angeles County Dept. of Public Health, Long Beach Health Dept., and Pasadena Public Health Dept.


State, National and Global Numbers

California: 512,850 cases; 9,400 deaths
United States: 4,698,244 cases; 155,191 deaths
World: 18,160,139 cases; 690,742 deaths

State, national and global numbers reported by Johns Hopkins University COVID-19 Dashboard.

Since July 22, California has the most COVID-19 cases of any U.S. state.



COVID-19 Daily Cases as L.A. County Reopened

Daily COVID-19 Cases Reported from March 4 through August 1

Daily Reported COVID-19 Cases, Los Angeles County

Los Angeles Almanac chart.

Also see Los Angeles of a Century Ago Offers a Sobering Caution.



Time-Lapse Map Video of Coronavirus, Los Angeles County
Updated video shows time-lapse spread of COVID-19 across Los Angeles County, from March 16 to July 22, 2020.

Reported COVID-19 Cases in Los Angeles County

Jan - Mar | Apr | May | Jun | Jul
Last 30 Days (Table follows)

COVID-19 Cases, Los Angeles County

Los Angeles Almanac chart. Click on chart for larger image.

Through Mar. 8, all confirmed cases were related to travel outside the U.S. or direct exposure to persons who had traveled outside the U.S. On Mar. 9, the first cases of persons infected either elsewhere in the country or in the community were reported.

New Cases and Deaths by Week

(Also see: Table of COVID-19 Cases & Deaths Each Day in Los Angeles County)

COVID-19, Cases, Deaths, by Week, Los Angeles County

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Source: As reported by the Los Angeles County Dept. of Public Health, Long Beach Health Dept., and Pasadena Public Health Dept. The cities of Long Beach and Pasadena operate public health departments independent of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. Los Angeles County's other 86 cities, including the City of Los Angeles, fall under the county's public health department for public health services and monitoring.

Confirmed COVID-19 Cases by Regions

As of August 3, 2020

By Los Angeles County Service Planning Areas

(Please note that we have separated the Santa Clarita Valley region from the county's designated San Fernando Valley Service Planning Area for statistical purposes.)

Percentage of overall county population for each region is in blue type above number of cases.

COVID-19 Cases, Los Angeles County

* Crude rate of COVID-19 cases per 100,000 population.


Daily Reported COVID-19 Cases, Los Angeles County

By City of Los Angeles Regions

Percentage of overall city population for each city region is in blue type above number of cases.

COVID-19 Cases, City of Los Angeles

* Crude rate of COVID-19 cases per 100,000 population.

Note: The total number of cases for all regions within the county or the city of Los Angeles may not match the total reported for that jurisdiction as whole. We count only cases specifically identified by community. For ratio of cases to population, we use U.S. Census Bureau 2018 estimates as the most recent population numbers available.

Maps for earlier dates

Source: From data reported by the Los Angeles County Dept. of Public Health, Long Beach Health Dept., and Pasadena Public Health Dept. Charts created by the Los Angeles Almanac.

Also see: Cases by Specific City/Community.


Available Hospital Beds & Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients
Los Angeles County


Available Hospital Beds - Los Angeles County


Persons Tested for COVID-19 in Los Angeles County

COVID-19 Testing Positivity Rate, Los Angeles County

Los Angeles Almanac chart.


When Date Total Persons Tested Total Persons Positive Total Percent Positive 7-Day Daily Average§
Most Recent 8/1/2020 1,790,197 178,141 10.0% 10.1%
1 Week Prior 7/25/2020 1,695,571 168,474 9.9% 13.7%
2 Weeks Prior 7/18/2020 1,579,082 152,522 9.7% 12.2%
3 Weeks Prior 7/11/2020 1,427,125 133,916 9.4% 12.6%
4 Weeks Prior 7/4/2020 1,270,833 114,165 9.0% 11.9%

§ 7-Day Daily Averages are rolling 7-day averages for the day of the report plus the prior 6 days.

- Data does not include the cities of Long Beach or Pasadena, which operate independent public health agencies.
- Most recent date is incomplete due to lags in reporting.
- Tests are derived from Electronic Lab Reporting (ELR) data.
Source: Los Angeles County Dept. of Public Health COVID-19 Surveillance Dashboard.


L.A.'S LAST PANDEMIC

1918 Pandemic in Los Angeles
There are many similarities between L.A.'s last experience with a pandemic a century ago and L.A.'s COVID-19 experience today.


Confirmed COVID-19 Cases by Age Group

NOTE: Effective July 24, Los Angeles County Public Health changed their age group categories in their reporting, from four age groups to eight.


As of August 3, 2020

For Los Angeles County, excluding Long Beach and Pasadena. See note in source information below.

Age Group Age Percent of Total Population Total COVID-19 Cases Percent of COVID-19 Cases
Age 0 to 4 6.2% 2,669 1.5%
Age 5 to 11 8.5% 5,939 3.2%
Age 12 to 17 7.6% 7,543 4.1%
Age 18 to 29 18.3% 45,478 24.8%
Age 30 to 49 28.2% 63,741 34.7%
Age 50 to 64 18.4% 35,725 19.5%
Age 65 to 79 9.5% 14,338 7.8%
Age 80+ 3.4% 6,989 3.8%
Unknown --- 1,077 0.6%

† Calculated from U.S. Census 2018 5-year population estimates for Los Angeles County.


Confirmed COVID-19-Related Deaths by Age Group

NOTE: Effective July 24, Los Angeles County Public Health changed their age group categories in their reporting, from four age groups to eight.


As of August 3, 2020

For Los Angeles County, including Long Beach and Pasadena

Age Group Age Percent of Total Population Total COVID-19 Deaths Percent of COVID-19 Deaths
Age 0 to 4 6.2% 0 0.0%
Age 5 to 11 8.5% 0 0.0%
Age 12 to 17 7.6% 0 0.0%
Age 18 to 29 18.3% 31 0.7%
Age 30 to 49 28.2% 317 6.7%
Age 50 to 64 18.4% 769 16.3%
Age 65 to 79 9.5% 1,345 28.6%
Age 80+ 3.4% 1,846 39.3%
Unknown --- 107 2.3%
Long Beach†† 4.6% 178 3.8%
Pasadena†† 1.4% 109 2.3%

†† The cities of Long Beach and Pasadena operate independent public health agencies. Long Beach provides no report of deaths by age-group and Pasadena reporsts deaths by different age groupings.


Confirmed COVID-19 Cases by Sex

As of August 3, 2020

For Los Angeles County, excluding Long Beach and Pasadena. See note in source information below.

Sex Total Cases Percent
Female 91,105 49.6%
Male 89,127 48.6%
Other 78 2.4%
Under Investigation 3,189 1.7%


Confirmed COVID-19 Cases by Race/Ethnicity

As of August 3, 2020

For Los Angeles County, excluding Long Beach and Pasadena. See note in source information below.

Race/Ethnicity Race Percent of Total Population Total COVID-19 Cases Percent of COVID-19 Cases
American Indian/ Alaska Native 0.2% 173 0.1%
Asian 14.4% 5,825 3.2%
Black 7.9% 5,183 2.8%
Hispanic/ Latino 48.5% 63,328 34.5%
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander 0.2% 606 0.3%
White 26.3% 13,861 7.6%
Other 2.5% 24,272 13.2%
Under Investigation --- 70,251 38.3%

‡ See Estimated Racial/Ethnic Population of Los Angeles County, 2018


Confirmed COVID-19 Deaths by Race/Ethnicity

As of August 3, 2020

For Los Angeles County, excluding Long Beach and Pasadena. See note in source information below.

Race/Ethnicity Race Percent of Total Population Total COVID-19 Deaths Percent of COVID-19 Deaths
American Indian/ Alaska Native 0.2% 12 0.3%
Asian 14.4% 659 14.9%
Black 7.9% 469 10.6%
Hispanic/Latino 48.5% 2,130 48.2%
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander 0.2% 20 0.5%
White 26.3% 1,080 24.5%
Other 2.5% 27 0.6%
Under Investigation --- 18 0.4%

‡ See Estimated Racial/Ethnic Population of Los Angeles County, 2018


Source: Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. The cities of Long Beach and Pasadena operate public health departments independent of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. Los Angeles County's other 86 cities, including the City of Los Angeles, fall under the county's public health department for public health services and monitoring.


Number of Confirmed COVID-19 Cases by City/Community

As of August 3, 2020

For Los Angeles County, including Long Beach and Pasadena

Also see: COVID-19 Deaths by Community, Los Angeles County


On June 23, the first confirmed case of COVID-19 was reported for the city of Avalon on Santa Catalina Island. Until this point, Avalon was the last of 88 cities in Los Angeles County to have no reported cases of COVID-19.


4,296 cases are under investigation. Remaining cases distributed as below:

(The City of Los Angeles, as a whole, has recorded 79,171 cases)

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Created with Google Charts

Numbers above are subject to change based upon further investigation.

** Unincorporated Community

PLEASE NOTE: Los Angeles County Public Health cautions that the public should not assume that any location in the county is safer from exposure than any other. Cases are occurring across the county, so remain aware and practice social distancing. It should also be noted that an unusually high number of cases within a particular community may possibly be attributed to an outbreak at one or more institutional settings (such as a nursing or jail facility).

Sources:
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health
Long Beach Health Department
Pasadena Public Health Department


On Mar. 11, Los Angeles County Public Health reported the county's first virus-connected death. The patient was a 60-year-old female visitor from outside the county who had recently traveled outside the U.S. The second death was reported on Mar. 19 in the Pasadena area.


On Mar. 9, Los Angeles County Public Health reported the county's first positive case of COVID-19 where the patient had an unknown source of exposure to the virus. The second case was reported on Mar. 11.


The first COVID-19 case in Los Angeles County, a foreign traveler passing through Los Angeles International Airport, was announced on Jan. 26, 2020. The patient had since recovered and no person-to-person transmissions of the virus had been connected to this person.


Also from the Los Angeles County Dept. of Public Health:

Corona Virus Information