LB reports 3 new COVID-19 deaths & LA County Health Dept releases a racial breakdown of fatalities
Three more Long Beach residents have died due to coronavirus complications, bring the cities fatalities to six.
According to city officials, all three of the new fatalities were in their 80's and had underlying health problems.
Officials also reported 26 more cases of coronavirus.
Long Beach's new appointment only drive-thru testing site at Long Beach City College's Pacific Coast Campus has opened next to the Rapid Assessment Clinic.
Today is the first time city officials announced multiple deaths in a single day.
By the numbers: Long Beach
256 confirmed cases.
6 total COVID-19 deaths
Los Angeles County:
For the first time, the LA County Department of Public Health has shared data on the racial breakdown of coronavirus fatality rate.
The limited data is based on 93 confirmed coronavirus deaths, but the limited data does reveal that African-Americans are more likely to die from the coronavirus
L.A. County Health Director Dr. Barbara Ferrer said, “When we look at these numbers by the total population of each group, African Americans have a slightly higher rate of death than other races,”.
Here's the breakdown:
17% African American
9% belonging to another race or ethnicity
By the Numbers
6,910 total cases
550 cases today
12 LA County Fire Department personnel have tested positive.
24 LA County Sheriff personnel tested positive for COVID-19
10 cases among the homeless.
😷: LA Mayor Eric Garcetti issued an emergency order that will require many workers providing non-medical essential services to wear a mask while at work.
👷🏻♂️👷🏻♀️: Gov. Newsom says 2.3 million Californians have filed claims for unemployment insurance, per the Press-Telegram.
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