Health Officials Say Number of Coronavirus Cases Has Topped 20,000

Another 29 deaths due to the coronavirus was reported by L.A. County health officials today, bringing the countywide death toll to 942.

According to Dr. Barbara Ferrer, the head of the county's Department of Public Health, 25 of the people who died were over the age of 65 with three deaths occurring for people aged 41 to 65. At least 19 of the deaths had underlying health conditions.

One of the deaths was reported by the City of Pasadena, who maintains a separate health department from the county.

Health officials on Monday also announced 900 more cases of COVID-19, bringing the county's total to 20,417.

Dr. Ferrer also expressed her condolences for those who passed away from COVID-19 in recent weeks.

“The increases in deaths represent our family members, friends and neighbors including front-line essential workers, who have passed away from COVID-19. To all who are grieving, you are in our thoughts and prayers, and we are so sorry for your loss,” said Ferrer. “Healthcare workers are on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic, and they put themselves at risk everyday so that we all can receive excellent care. We owe them a debt of gratitude and the protection and equipment they need to do their jobs safely. They are our heroes."

L.A. County leaders also shared their roadmap to an economic recovery amid the coronvirus pandemic. Some of the steps include:

  • Economic Resiliency Task Force
  • Recovery to support and unify families, communities and businesses
  • Reinvent how we operate
  • Return to learning and enrichment activities for children and youth

The number of confirmed cases around Southern California include:

  • Los Angeles County: 20,417 cases - 942 deaths
  • Orange County: 2,126 cases - 39 deaths
  • Riverside County: 3,563 cases - 118 deaths
  • Ventura County: 497 cases - 17 deaths
  • San Bernardino County: 1,751 cases - 82 deaths
  • San Diego County: 3,043 cases - 111 deaths

Statewide, there are more than 43,464 cases with at least 1,755 deaths reported. According to data collected by Johns Hopkins University, there are more than 979,077 cases nationwide with the death toll reaching 55,563 by Monday afternoon.

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