• Matt Esnayra

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

🙏287 fatalities

🚑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

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