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The Long Beach Health Department announced Monday night that if the current Covid-19 hospitalization rate continues to rise, it could "threaten hospital capacity and ultimately costs lives."

Why it matters:

Since Nov. 1, hospitalizations at Long Beach area hospitals have risen to 366%, and Long Beach residents hospitalized from COVID-19 have grown by 94%. As of Sunday, close to 7,800 people were hospitalized across California after testing positive for the virus.

  • The City of Long Beach is expected to install new Covid-19 related health orders reminiscent of the health orders issued by L.A. County last week.

  • On Saturday, the L.B. Health Department officials announced they anticipated 1,000 additional cases by Monday.

  • Last week L. A County suspended in-person dining due to a surge of Covid-19, and today California Governor Newsom says stay-at-home order could be issued if cases continue to rise.

  • Currently, 59% of hospital beds, not including pediatric beds, are in use in Long Beach hospitals. Intensive Care Units are at 64% of total capacity, and 43% of available ventilators are used.

By the Numbers Covid-19 in Long Beach:

  • 16,202 total positive results

  • 680 new cases since last update (Nov. 24)*

  • Seven-day positivity rate: 5.3%

  • 24.7 daily new cases per 100K population

  • 275 fatalities

  • 64 people hospitalized

  • Approximately 14,378 recovered

  • 340,497 total tests conducted

  • Information as of November 28

LBFD Firefighters had to use the Jaws-of-life to pry open a vehicle after a multi-car crash in West Long Beach Saturday night, per LBP.


Long Beach firefighters arrived at the scene of a two-vehicle crash at roughly 9:28 p.m., at the intersection of Anaheim Street and Canal Ave.

  • Firefighters needed the Jaws-of-Life to extract one person from their vehicle.

  • Paramedics transported two people to nearby hospitals for medical attention.

On Saturday, Santa Clara County officials banned all contact sports from holding games and conducting practices for the next three weeks, jeopardizing two 49ers' home games.


The temporary ban comes as coronavirus cases continue to rise across the San Francisco Bay area; Santa Clara County officials announced 760 new cases of COVID-19 and 239 COVID-related hospitalizations, 71 of whom are in the ICU.

  • The ban also includes a mandatory 14-day quarantine for travelers upon return to the County who drove more than 150 miles.

  • The temporary ban also affects the San Jose Sharks, and the Stanford Cardinals and San Jose State football teams.

  • The 49ers have two remaining home games, one on Dec. 7 versus the Buffalo Bills and Dec. 13 against the Washington Football Team.

  • Hotels and other lodging facilities will be open only for essential travel and for use to facilitate isolation or quarantine.