Number of Confirmed COVID-19 Cases Top 15,000 in L.A. County

The number of Los Angeles County's coronavirus cases stands at 15,140 today, with 633 deaths.

Dr. Barbara Ferrer, the head of the county's Department of Public Health reported Tuesday that the county had confirmed another 1,400 cases of COVID-19 in L.A. County and another 46 deaths. The high number of new cases is at least partly attributed to a reporting backlog thanks to delayed lab test results from at least 880 cases from over the weekend.

Dr. Ferrer also said that at least 43 cases have been confirmed at the Union Rescue Mission on Skid Row in downtown Los Angeles. The facility has been locked down and no new residents are being accepted at this time.

Health officials reiterated the importance for people to stay at home and avoid contact with others - especially those who are over 65+ and/or have health issues like lung disease, diabetes, moderate-severe asthma & heart disease.

The number of confirmed cases around Southern California include:

  • Los Angeles County: 15,140 cases - 633 deaths
  • Orange County: 1,691 cases - 33 deaths
  • Riverside County: 2,847 cases - 85 deaths
  • Ventura County: 428 cases - 13 deaths
  • San Bernardino County: 1,406 cases - 60 deaths
  • San Diego County: 2,325 cases - 72 deaths

Statewide, there are more than 33,943 cases with at least 1,230 deaths reported. According to data collected by Johns Hopkins University, there are more than 810,561 cases nationwide with the death toll reaching 43,630 by Tuesday afternoon.

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