The number of COVID-19 cases in L.A. County passed 3,000 on Tuesday as officials reported an additional 534 cases, and another ten deaths. At least one of those deaths included a health care worker.
Four of the people who passed were under the age of 65.
Dr. Barbara Ferrer, the Director for the Department of Public Health, said there were
87% who were positive and passed away did have underlying health conditions.
Ferrer said that of those who are currently hospitalized in L.A. County hospitals, about 25% of them are currently in the ICU. At least 34% of those in the ICU are 65 and older and the vast majority have underlying health conditions. She added that there are currently six people in the ICU who are under the age of 35.
Supervisor Hilda Solis also took a moment during the Tuesday afternoon update to bring attention to the issue of domestic violence, and urged anyone who needed help to reach out to county resources.
“It’s especially difficult and could be dangerous for people enduring domestic violence," Solis said. "Not everyone is safer at home.”
Solis urged anyone who needed help to call the county hotline at 800-978-3600 and connect with domestic violence services.
The number of confirmed cases around the Southland include:
- Los Angeles County: 3,011 - 54 deaths
- Orange County: 502 - 7 deaths
- Riverside County: 291 - 9 deaths
- Ventura County: 126 - 4 deaths
- San Bernardino County: 125 - 4 deaths
- San Diego County: 603 - 7 deaths.
Statewide, there are more than 7,477 cases with at least 150 deaths reported. Health officials say there are more than 181,000 cases nationwide with the death toll reaching 3,600 Tuesday afternoon.