Another 18 deaths were confirmed by Los Angeles County Department of Public Health officials on Monday, bringing the county's death toll to 1,839. That's the fewest number of deaths reported since late-March.
Of the 18 new deaths, 15 people who died were over the age of 65 years old and three people who died were between the ages of 41 to 65 years old. At least 15 people had underlying health conditions.
Dr. Barbara Ferrer the director of the County's Department of Public Health also reported another 477 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the countywide total to 38,351.
While many of the restrictions imposed by stay-at-home orders have been eased in recent days, Dr. Ferrer cautioned residents from becoming complacent, as crowds begin to reappear in public spaces.
"Because many more people are out than even a week ago, the risk for spreading COVID-19 is greater," Ferrer said Monday afternoon. "It is so important that we all continue to practice physical distancing and wearing cloth face coverings at all times when we are out and around other people to help prevent sharp increase in cases, hospitalizations and deaths."
The number of confirmed cases around Southern California include:
- Los Angeles County: 38,351 cases - 1,839 deaths
- Orange County: 4,125 cases - 84 deaths
- Riverside County: 5,618 cases - 242 deaths
- Ventura County: 764 cases - 25 deaths
- San Bernardino County: 3,511 cases - 155 deaths
- San Diego County: 5,836 cases - 209 deaths
Statewide, there are more than 75,042 cases with at least 3,054 deaths reported. According to data collected by Johns Hopkins University, there are more than 1,496,509 cases nationwide with the death toll reaching 89,874 by Monday afternoon.