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City officials announced another Long Beach resident, a man in '80s with underlying health problems, died from coronavirus complications and that four of the total seven deaths are connected to long-term living facilities.


Confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Long Beach: As of April 8th, 3:00 p.m

  • 285 residents have tested positive

  • 38 people have been hospitalized

  • 2,000 people have been tested for the virus

  • 140 recoveries

  • 7 deaths

Confirmed cases of COVID-19 in L.A County: As of April 8th, 3:00 p.m

  • 7,530 total cases

  • 620 cases on 4/8

  • 198 total deaths (7 in L.B & 3 in Pasadena)

  • 1714 hospitalized

  • 25 L.A County Sheriff's Dept members tested positive

  • 405 LASD members are self-quarantining and 150 have returned to work

  • 14 L.A County Fire Department members tested positive


What's New:

  • Four of the fatalities are "associated with long-term care facilities" declared city health officials.

  • 47 cases of coronavirus can be linked to six Long Beach area long-term care facilities, and the facilities are; Bixby Knolls Tower, Broadway By the Sea, Long Beach Healthcare Center, Pacific Palms Healthcare, and Palmcrest Grand Assisted Living.

  • Community Hospital is "opening soon," says State Senator Lena Gonzalez for coronavirus patients

  • Long Beach area hospitals can staff more than 1,500 beds

  • LBPD will start citing people who disobey stay at home orders unless they are essential workers.


Elsewhere:

  • 🍽: Restaurants in Hong Kong are encouraging customers to use their own containers when ordering take-out due to coronavirus pandemic.

  • πŸ“ˆU.S. coronavirus death toll near 15,000

  • 🐀: Twitter/Square CEO Jack Dorsey is donating $1 Billion in coronavirus relief efforts.

  • ✑: Passover starts

  • πŸ€: NBA might not restart 2019-2020 season



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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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