L.B Coronavirus Updates: 816 New Cases in A Single Day, 5 New Deaths
On Tuesday, Dec. 8, Long Beach officials reported 816 new coronavirus cases— a single-day record, and five new deaths, bringing the city's death total to 287.
Where things stand:
At this moment, 98 Long Beach residents have currently been hospitalized with the virus, and LA County passed the grim milestone of 8,000 covid-related deaths.
Stay-At-Home: Long Beach and most of Southern California remain under a regional stay-at-home order, which forces in-person dining, salons, bars to stay closed, and retail and grocery stores must operate under limited capacity.
ICU: 74% of Long Beach area hospitals' intensive care beds are currently being utilized.
LBPD: 45 employees in about five weeks, according to police officials, per LBP.
👉Three public-facing Department of Financial Management employees and three employees in the Parks, Recreation, and Marine Department have tested positive for COVID-19.
LA County: Latino residents are now becoming infected with the virus at more than double the rate of white residents, according to the L.A Times.
California: The state announced another record day with 35,400 new cases and 219 deaths.
Long Beach By the Numbers :
👉19,186 total positive results
🔸816 new cases since yesterday
🔸Seven-day positivity rate: 9.3%
🔸46.5 seven-day case rate per 100K population
🚑98 Long Beach residents hospitalized with COVID-19
🏥183 total COVID-19 hospitalizations in area hospitals
🛌Approximately 15,699 recovered
🔬372,843 total tests conducted
Information as of Dec. 7