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COVID-19 Coronavirus

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September 29, 2020

Total cases: 269,284
Total deaths: 6,551

New cases reported today: 905

7-Day Rolling Avg.: 1,064 (previous day's 7-day avg.: 1,051)

New deaths reported today: 29

7-Day Rolling Avg.: 25 ◀ (previous day's 7-day avg.: 25)

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.

California: 814,577 cases; 15,738 deaths
United States: 7,186,527 cases; 205,895 deaths
World: 33,495,373 cases; 1,004,314 deaths

Source: Johns Hopkins University COVID-19 Dashboard



COVID-19 Daily Cases as L.A. County Reopened, Closed Again, Reopened Again

Daily COVID-19 Cases Reported from March 4 through September 28

Daily Reported COVID-19 Cases, Los Angeles County

Los Angeles Almanac chart.


Timeline, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Los Angeles County
Timeline of COVID-19 Cases by Community in Los Angeles County
Top 20 Communities, March through September 28


Time-Lapse Map Video of Coronavirus, Los Angeles County
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 | Aug
Last 30 Days (Table follows)

COVID-19 Cases, Los Angeles County

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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, Los Angeles County

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


COVID-19, Deaths, Los Angeles County

Los Angeles Almanac chart.

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 September 29, 2020

By Los Angeles County Service Planning Areas

(Please note that we 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

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

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.


Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients
& Available ICU (1) Beds/Ventilators
Los Angeles County

Medical, Nurse, Hospital

As Reported September 29, 2020

Daily Number Number (Past 3-Day Average) Change (Over Past 14 Days) (2) Percent of Capacity
Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients 698 -11% ---
Available ICU Beds (3) 972 ▶ 0% 39%
Available Ventilators (4) 2,274 ▶ 0% 65%

(1) "ICU" Intensive Care Unit
(2) Green color represents improving change. Red color represents negative change.
(3) Defined as physical, usable intensive care beds in the facility, excluding surge and neonatal ICU beds
(4) Those physically in the facility, except those used exclusively for neonatal ICU patients

Source: As reported by the Los Angeles County Dept. of Public Health


Positive Tests for COVID-19 in Los Angeles County

Accumulated Test Results, as of Sep. 23, 2020:

→ Total COVID-19 tests: 4,218,754
→ Total Positive Tests: 264,533
→ Accumulated Positive Rate: 6.3% (all test results for all time)
→ 7-Day Average Positive Rate: 2.9% (for this date and previous 6 days)

Note: For all Los Angeles County, except Long Beach and Pasadena


COVID-19 Testing Positivity Rate, Los Angeles County

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

As of September 29, 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% 4,261 1.7%
Age 5 to 11 8.5% 9,227 3.6%
Age 12 to 17 7.6% 11,428 4.5%
Age 18 to 29 18.3% 63,359 24.9%
Age 30 to 49 28.2% 87,247 34.2%
Age 50 to 64 18.4% 49,203 19.3%
Age 65 to 79 9.5% 19,536 7.7%
Age 80+ 3.4% 9,086 3.6%
Unknown --- 1,529 0.6%

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


Confirmed COVID-19-Related Deaths by Age Group

As of September 29, 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% 44 0.7%
Age 30 to 49 28.2% 421 6.8%
Age 50 to 64 18.4% 1,169 18.9%
Age 65 to 79 9.5% 1,903 30.8%
Age 80+ 3.4% 2,512 40.6%
Unknown --- 138 2.2%
Long Beach††† 4.6% 245 ---
Pasadena††† 1.4% 122 ---

† Calculated from U.S. Census 2018 5-year population estimates for Los Angeles County.
†† Calculated against deaths county-wide, except those in Long Beach and Pasadena (see following note).
††† The cities of Long Beach and Pasadena operate independent public health agencies and offer independent demographic breakdowns.


Confirmed COVID-19 Cases by Sex

As of September 29, 2020

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

Sex Total Cases Percent
Female 128,475 50.4%
Male 123,387 48.4%
Other 135 4.7%
Under Investigation 2,879 1.1%


Confirmed COVID-19 Cases by Race/Ethnicity

As of September 29, 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% 244 0.1%
Asian 14.4% 8,062 3.2%
Black 7.9% 7,779 3.1%
Hispanic/ Latino 48.5% 96,758 38.0%
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander 0.2% 750 0.3%
White 26.3% 20,730 8.1%
Other 2.5% 27,009 10.6%
Under Investigation --- 93,544 36.7%

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


Confirmed COVID-19 Deaths by Race/Ethnicity

As of September 29, 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 0.2%
Asian 14.4% 900 14.6%
Black 7.9% 603 9.8%
Hispanic/Latino 48.5% 3,160 51.1%
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander 0.2% 21 0.3%
White 26.3% 1,436 23.2%
Other 2.5% 33 0.5%
Under Investigation --- 19 0.3%

‡ 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

Map, Los Angeles County, Communities, COVID-19

As of September 29, 2020

For Los Angeles County, including Long Beach and Pasadena

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


The city of Avalon on Santa Catalina Island remained without any confirmed COVID-19 cases until June 23. It was the last of Los Angeles County's 88 cities to fall to COVID-19 infections.


Places of residence for 4,742 cases remain under investigation. Remaining cases are distributed as below:

(The City of Los Angeles, as a whole, has recorded 109,405 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