Coronavirus Cases Surpass 32,000 in L.A. County

Another 39 deaths due to COVID-19 were reported Monday by L.A. County health officials, bringing the county's death toll to 1,569. Officials also reported another 591 coronavirus cases, bringing the countywide total to 32,258.

According to Dr. Barbara Ferrer, the county's Public Health Director, at least 1 death was a person age between 18 and 40, with no underlying health conditions.

The lower number of new COVID-19 cases was partly attributed to the fact that a number of testing labs are closed over the weekend.

County health officials also say that at least 234 known cases of the virus have been confirmed among those people who are experiencing homelessness. At least 387 institutional settings, which include nursing homes, shelters and jails, are currently being investigated by health officials.

“For those of you who were out this weekend as we began our recovery journey, thank you so much for following physical distancing measures and other rules for using reopened outdoor space, and thank you to the Department of Parks and Recreations and their partners for all of the work they’re doing to keep people safe," Dr. Ferrer said Monday. "Our retail establishments will need to be sure not to open for curbside pickup until they are able to meet all the directives in the Health Officer Order and comply with the protocols.” 

The number of confirmed cases around Southern California include:

  • Los Angeles County: 32,258 cases - 1,569 deaths
  • Orange County: 3,557 cases - 76 deaths
  • Riverside County: 5,039 cases - 205 deaths
  • Ventura County: 666 cases - 19 deaths
  • San Bernardino County: 2,964 cases - 114 deaths
  • San Diego County: 4,926 cases - 175 deaths

Statewide, there are more than 68,064 cases with at least 2,719 deaths reported. According to data collected by Johns Hopkins University, there are more than 1,339,819 cases nationwide with the death toll reaching 79,894 by Monday afternoon.

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