LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Controller Ron Galperin today released an updated version of the COVID-19 dashboard that maps and tracks infections and deaths in Los Angeles County, which now shows the number of cases by ethnicity, race and age.
“This is a critical moment for Los Angeles as cases and hospitalizations are rising dangerously countywide,'' Galperin said. “My dashboard can help people understand where infections and deaths are occurring and how communities and the people living in them are being impacted by the pandemic.
“It's clear that people of color who live in economically disadvantaged communities are disproportionately affected, showing the absolute imperative for a more equitable distribution of resources to those areas now and in the future,'' Galperin added.
The initial dashboard was released in May as part of the controller's comprehensive COVID-19 Resource Hub, and Galperin's new dashboard includes a list of the 10 areas in the county with the highest number of cases and deaths.
As of Thursday, Los Angeles area communities with the most overall COVID-19 cases, according to the dashboard, were:
-- East Los Angeles: 3,388 cases;
-- South Gate: 2,476 cases; and,
-- Boyle Heights: 2,402 cases.
Communities with the most overall COVID-19 deaths were:
-- Glendale: 120 deaths;
-- Westlake District: 112 deaths; and,
-- Pico-Union: 71 deaths.
Data on the dashboard is gathered from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health and updated daily, the controller's office stated.
The dashboard also shows the percentage of deaths that have occurred in residential and acute-care facilities and has four county-city gradient maps displaying cases and death rates by population.