COVID-19 in L.B: 2 New Deaths and 134 New Cases
As personal care businesses reopen, city health officials announced on Friday two more COVID-19 related deaths and 134 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19 — bringing Long Beach's total to more than 3,600.
Due to the high demand for COVID-19 testing, there have been long wait times says Long Beach Health Department Director Kelly Colopy, "all of our test sites are full for the next few days," and ... "we're seeing a lot of employers who believe it's important that we test people before they start,".
Long Beach's positivity rate is currently at 8.4%
A third of all Long Beach's positive cases are among people who are under the age of 30, including increases among those aged zero through nine, and 10 through 19-years-old.
California sees a surge in COVID-19 cases across the state. The situation has gotten so dire in Imperial County that Governor Gavin Newsom has recommended the county reimpose stay-at-home orders. 500+ patients have been transferred out of Imperial County in the past five weeks, and Newsom has sent National Guard members to assist, according to the S.F Chronicle.
Imperial County has a coronavirus positivity rate of 23%, with a case rate of 680 in the past week, per CNN.
COVID-19 in Long Beach:
😷3,643 total positive results
🚑77 people hospitalized