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Three more Long Beach residents have died due to coronavirus complications, bring the cities fatalities to six.

  • According to city officials, all three of the new fatalities were in their 80's and had underlying health problems.

  • Officials also reported 26 more cases of coronavirus.

  • Long Beach's new appointment only drive-thru testing site at Long Beach City College's Pacific Coast Campus has opened next to the Rapid Assessment Clinic.

  • Today is the first time city officials announced multiple deaths in a single day.


By the numbers: Long Beach

  • 256 confirmed cases.

  • 87 recoveries

  • 6 total COVID-19 deaths


Los Angeles County:

For the first time, the LA County Department of Public Health has shared data on the racial breakdown of coronavirus fatality rate.


  • The limited data is based on 93 confirmed coronavirus deaths, but the limited data does reveal that African-Americans are more likely to die from the coronavirus

  • L.A. County Health Director Dr. Barbara Ferrer said, β€œWhen we look at these numbers by the total population of each group, African Americans have a slightly higher rate of death than other races,”.


Here's the breakdown:

  • 19% Asian

  • 17% African American

  • 28% Latinx

  • 27% White

  • 9% belonging to another race or ethnicity


By the Numbers

  • 6,910 total cases

  • 550 cases today

  • 169 deaths

  • 1,510 hospitalized

  • 12 LA County Fire Department personnel have tested positive.

  • 24 LA County Sheriff personnel tested positive for COVID-19

  • 10 cases among the homeless.


Elsewhere:

  • 😷: LA Mayor Eric Garcetti issued an emergency order that will require many workers providing non-medical essential services to wear a mask while at work.Β 

  • πŸ‘·πŸ»β€β™‚οΈπŸ‘·πŸ»β€β™€οΈ: Gov. Newsom says 2.3 million Californians have filed claims for unemployment insurance, per the Press-Telegram.

  • Death toll surpasses 10,000 in France

  • Trump calls the World Health Organization "very China-centric" and threatens to withhold future funding.

Gov. Newsom says "We have secured... 200 million masks on a monthly basis starting in the next few weeks,".



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In Long Beach:


  • Total confirmed cases: 230

  • Total recoveries: 71

  • Total deaths: 3 (All of which were women with underlying health issues)

  • Five long-term care facilities in the city have at least one resident who has contracted the coronavirus.

In Los Angeles County:

  • Total confirmed cases: 6,360

  • Total cases reported on 4/5/2020: 420

  • Total deaths: 147

  • Total hospitalized: 1,366

Age Group (L.A County Cases Only-excl LB and Pasadena)


  • 0 to 17:59

  • 18 to 40: 2072

  • 41 to 65: 2650

  • Over 65: 1278

  • Under Investigation: 30

Neighboring Cities/Towns:

  • Bellflower: 37

  • Carson: 93

  • Cerritos: 23

  • Compton: 36

  • Downey: 71

  • Gardena: 30

  • Hawaiian Gardens:0

  • Lakewood:32

  • Lomita:11

  • Paramount: 26

  • Palos Verdes Estates: 25

  • Rancho Palos Verdes:33

  • Torrance:92

  • Signal Hill: 0

Orange County:

  • 882 total cases

  • 14 deaths

  • 130 hospitalized


Elsewhere:

  • 🀞🏻: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been hospitalized with coronavirus symptoms.

  • 🩺: California Gov. Gavin Newsom is sending 500 ventilators to New York the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in the United States.

  • πŸ“‰: Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte will talk with scientists about ways to safely end a month-long lockdown.

  • πŸ—³: Wisconsin holds its primary election during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Update:

L.B.P.D is saying, officers found a 60-year-old man with multiple stab wounds to his upper torso in North Alaimots Beach last night.


  • The victim's identity has not been revealed to the press, he has only been described as a 60-year-old male Long Beach resident.

  • According to a preliminary investigation, the victim was in a "verbal dispute with an unknown subject(s)" before the police arrived.

  • The motive for the altercation is unknown at this time.


Previously Reported On MTLB:

LBPD Finds Dead Body with Gunshot Wound in North Alamitos Beach


L.B.P.D is investigating the murder of a man who sustained a gunshot wound to his upper body in Alamitos Beach Monday night.


What they're saying:

According to L.B.P.D spokesperson, at approximately 5:10 p.m officers were sent to the 400 block of Zona Court in the North Alamito Beach neighborhood of Long Beach, responding to what the police are calling an "unknown trouble call".


When officers arrived at the scene they found an unconscious man with a gunshot wound to his upper body. Long Beach Firefighters determined the victim was dead at the scene.


The identity of the suspect and motive is unknown at this hour.


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