L.A. County health officials reported another 55 deaths due to COVID-19, bringing the countywide total to 1,111.
Of the 55 deaths, at least 35 were people who died were over the age of 65 years old, eight people who died were between the ages of 41 to 65 years old, and three people who died were between the ages of 18 and 40 years old. At least 35 people had underlying health conditions including 29 people over the age of 65 years old, four people between the ages of 41 to 65 years old, and two people between the ages of 18 and 40 years old. Another 3 deaths were reported by the City of Long Beach and six by the City of Pasadena - both cities have their own health departments, separate from the county.
Another 733 new coronavirus cases were also reported Thursday afternoon, bringing the countywide total to 23,182.
“Many in LA County are mourning loved ones who have passed away from COVID-19. Our community is very much with you, and you are in our thoughts and prayers every day," said Dr. Barbara Ferrer, Director of Public Health. "During the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important for all residents to have access to both testing and medical care. If you need a medical provider, please call 211, and they will connect you to providers in your community. At the first sign of symptoms, those with underlying health conditions need to call their provider."
During today's briefing, L.A. County officials said that coronavirus testing is currently not offered for "low-risk, asymptomatic people," after L.A. City officials said it would provide testing to all residents, regardless of symptoms.
The number of confirmed cases around Southern California include:
- Los Angeles County: 23,182 cases - 1,111 deaths
- Orange County: 2,393 cases - 45 deaths
- Riverside County: 3,942 cases - 143 deaths
- Ventura County: 517 cases - 17 deaths
- San Bernardino County: 1,928 cases - 89 deaths
- San Diego County: 3,432 cases - 120 deaths
Statewide, there are more than 488,884 cases with at least 1,958 deaths reported. According to data collected by Johns Hopkins University, there are more than 1,054,261 cases nationwide with the death toll reaching 61,717 by Thursday afternoon.