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Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) Cases
Los Angeles County

COVID-19 Coronavirus

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May 24, 2020

Total number of positive cases: 44,988
Number of deaths: 2,104


Reported COVID-19 Cases in Los Angeles County

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

COVID-19 Cases, Los Angeles County

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Note: Seemingly dramatic increases in new cases in late April included surges in back-logged test results that resulted from additional testing labs, not previously connected to the county's electronic reporting system, joining the increased testing capacity for the county. Weekend reporting lags also contributed to some of the surges in case numbers in the early part of work weeks.

Until 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 EACH 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 May 24, 2020

By Los Angeles County Service Planning Areas

(Please note that we have now statistically divided the Santa Clarita Valley region off from the San Fernando Valley Service Planning Area.)

Percent of overall Los Angeles County population for each region is in blue

COVID-19 Cases, Los Angeles County

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


By City of Los Angeles Regions

Percent of overall City of Los Angeles population for each region is in blue

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.

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.



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Confirmed COVID-19 Cases and Deaths by Age Group and Race/Ethnicity

As of May 24, 2020

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

Age Group Total Cases Percent
Age 0 to 17 1,795 4.2%
Age 18 to 40 15,155 35.6%
Age 41 to 65 17,106 40.2%
Age Over 65 8,376 19.7%
Unknown 172 0.4%

Age Group For Every 100 Confirmed COVID-19 Cases:

COVID-19 Cases by Age Group, Los Angeles County

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Confirmed COVID-19-Related Deaths by Age Group:

Includes Long Beach and Pasadena with all Los Angeles County

NOTE: None of the three public health agencies in Los Angeles County provide a running tally of COVID-19 deaths by age group, although L.A. County Dept. of Public Health has reported a specific daily breakdown for the county, since March 30, excepting Long Beach and Pasadena. Data for the table below is extracted from L.A. County's daily reports.

Age Group Total Deaths Percent
Age 0 to 17 0 0.0%
Age 18 to 40 46 2.2%
Age 41 to 65 390 18.5%
Age Over 65 1,533 72.9%
Unspecified 135 6.4%

† Many of these deaths were age 60 or older, although not specified within the age groupings in this table. One death was reported as age 30-50 and another as age 50-70; nine were reported to be age 18-65. Most were reported by the cities of Long Beach and Pasadena, that operate independent public health agencies.


Confirmed COVID-19 Cases by Sex:

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

Sex Total Cases Percent
Female 21,079 49.5%
Male 21,219 49.8%
Other 10 3.4%
Under Investigation 296 0.7%

Confirmed COVID-19 Cases and Deaths by Race/Ethnicity:

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

CASES...

Race/Ethnicity Race Percent of Total Population†† Total COVID-19 Cases Percent of COVID-19 Cases
American Indian/ Alaska Native 0.2% 34 0.1%
Asian 14.4% 2,738 6.5%
Black 7.9% 1,792 4.2%
Hispanic/ Latino 48.5% 15,221 36.0%
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander 0.2% 272 0.6%
White 26.3% 5,400 12.8%
Other 2.5% 2,446 5.8%
Under Investigation --- 14,701 34.8%


DEATHS...

Race/Ethnicity Race Percent of Total Population†† Total COVID-19 Deaths Percent of COVID-19 Deaths
American Indian/ Alaska Native 0.2% 2 0.1%
Asian 14.4% 336 17.4%
Black 7.9% 233 12.0%
Hispanic/Latino 48.5% 767 39.6%
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander 0.2% 16 0.8%
White 26.3% 567 29.3%
Other 2.5% 20 1.0%
Under Investigation --- 12 0.6%

†† 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.


Locations by City/Community Where Cases Occurred

As of May 24, 2020

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


1,968 cases are under investigation. Remaining cases distributed as below:

(The City of Los Angeles, as a whole, has 21,336 cases)

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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).

Cities and noted unincorporated communities in Los Angeles County currently with no reported cases of COVID-19: City of Avalon and unincorporated communities of Charter Oak, East Pasadena and San Pasqual. These are very small communities. It cannot be stressed enough, however, that, because no COVID-19 cases are currently reported for these communities, these communities offer no risk of infection.


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