LB COVID-19 Update: Cases continue to stablize county-wide; 1 new death & 184 new cases in LB
United States: The US has surpassed 170,000 coronavirus related deaths and the virus is the third leading cause of death in America, per CNN.
Los Angeles County: Public Health officials reported 19 coronavirus related deaths and 1,185 new cases, bring the total number of cases to 223,131 since the start of the pandemic.
👉 LA County officials are saying they're seeing " decreases and stabilizing of key indicators, including daily hospitalizations and deaths."
👉one person who died was between the ages of 18 and 29 years old.
Long Beach: Mayor Garcia announced that Long Beach's seven-day positively rate has increased from 8.3 percent to 9.0%, that the rate has "essentially flattened."
👉Long Beach meets four of the six state criteria for reopening; the city's positive rate and case rate remain high and thus remain on the state's monitoring list, Mayor Garcia announced.
🚔An LBPD employee assigned to the Support Bureau tested positive for COVID-19.
😷The city opened a new drive-up COVID-19 testing site at the Port of Long Beach.
Coronavirus in LB :
9,736 total positive results
Seven-day positivity rate (updated M/W/F): 9.0%
80 people hospitalized
Approximately 8,481 recovered (Please note that, for low-risk patients recovering at home, recovery data is self-reported)
166,905 tests conducted
Information as of August 15