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L.B COVID19 Update: 1 new death, 29 new cases & 47 nursing home residents test positive


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.

  • 📈U.S. coronavirus death toll near 15,000

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

  • ✡: Passover starts

  • 🏀: NBA might not restart 2019-2020 season