Another 62 deaths were reported in Los Angeles County today, bringing the countywide death toll to 1,172. Dr. Barbara Ferrer, the Director of Public Health, said at least 1,093 deaths due to COVID-19 have come during the month of April.
At least 46 people who died were over the age of 65 years old, seven people who died were between the ages of 41 and 65, and one person who died was between the ages of 18 and 40. Of the 62 deaths reported by health officials today, 46 had underlying health conditions, including 39 over the age of 65 and seven people between 41 and 65.
Dr. Ferrer also reported another 1,065 cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of infections countywide to 24,215.
Health officials also said today that infected people are believed to spread the coronavirus longer than the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) initially thought. Health officials are now calling for all infected individuals to isolate themselves for at least 10 days after the onset of symptoms.
Also, amid a surge in demand for mental health services during the #COVID19 pandemic, Los Angeles County Health Officials said Friday that they had struck a deal with the meditation/mindfulness app, Headspace through 2020, as part of the county's efforts to help residents work on their mental health during quarantine. People can sign up for a new account at headspace.com/lacounty.
The number of confirmed cases around Southern California include:
- Los Angeles County: 24,215 cases - 1,172 deaths
- Orange County: 2,537 cases - 50 deaths
- Riverside County: 4,031 cases - 149 deaths
- Ventura County: 535 cases - 18 deaths
- San Bernardino County: 2,058 cases - 93 deaths
- San Diego County: 3,564 cases - 124 deaths
Statewide, there are more than 50,464 cases with at least 2,052 deaths reported. According to data collected by Johns Hopkins University, there are more than 1,070,411 cases nationwide with the death toll reaching 63,127 by Friday afternoon.