LB COVID-19 Update: 78 New Cases and One New Death
The City of Long Beach announced 78 new coronavirus cases and one new death, bring the city's COVID-19 death toll to 115.
Long Beach COVID-19 Brief: As of June 16th
😷: 2,712 Confirmed Cases
🚑: 68 hospitalizations
🛌: 2,092 recoveries
Catch up fast:
On June 9th City Council meeting, City Manager Tom Modica noted that Long Beach's hospitalization rate continues to rise saying, "we obviously like to have our economy back up and going again, but it's also a balance with the amount of cases that we still continue to see that are climbing and our hospitalization rate is up, and it's actually higher than the County right now on a hundred thousand population basis."
The city also revealed that all residents could receive COVID-19 testing, regardless of symptoms, at three City-operated testing sites, but appointment availability will continue to be prioritized for those who are showing symptoms, individuals who are 65 years old or older and those with underlying health issues.
Long Beach Mayor announced summer programs:
Long Beach changed the hours of operation for COVID testing sites effective today, June 16.
*Cabrillo High School (2001 Santa Fe Avenue), 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Mondays through Wednesdays
*Jordan High School (6500 Atlantic Avenue), 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., Thursdays through Sundays
*Veterans Memorial Stadium (5000 E. Lew Davis Street), 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., weekdays
Hours are unchanged at the following sites:
Drive-through testing at Long Beach City College, Pacific Coast Campus (1305 Pacific Coast Highway), from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., seven days a week
The Rapid Assessment Clinic at LBCC, Pacific Coast Campus, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., seven days a week
Jordan Plus (171 W. Bort Street), 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., weekdays
St. Mary Medical Center (1050 Linden Avenue) will operate from 8 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. until Thursday, June 18, its final day of operation as a testing site.