Los Angeles County Continues to See Decline in New COVID-19 Cases

Los Angeles–Los Angeles County Public Health today confirmed 205 new deaths and 3,763 new cases of COVID-19. The County continues to make progress in reducing the number of daily new cases and slowing transmission.

To date, Public Health identified 1,124,558 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of L.A. County and a total of 17,057 deaths. The County has experienced more than 7,000 new COVID-19 deaths in a little over a month, when on December 30, Public Health reported 10,000 COVID-19 deaths. By comparison, deaths between February and October totaled 7,000.

Of the 205 new deaths reported today, 58 people who passed away were over the age of 80, 75 people who died were between the ages of 65 and 79, 49 people who died were between the ages of 50 and 64, 19 people who died were between the ages of 30 and 49, and one person who died was between the ages of 18 and 29. Three deaths were reported by the City of Pasadena.

Testing results are available for nearly 5,530,000 individuals with 19% of people testing positive. Today’s daily test positivity rate is 10.0%.

There are 5,259 people with COVID-19 currently hospitalized and 27% of these people are in the ICU. The 3-day average for daily hospitalizations is 5,328.