• Matt Esnayra

Long Beach Covid-19 Update: City reports 18 New Deaths; LB Airport Employee test positive for Virus

Where things stand: Coronavirus cases in Long Beach intensified; in just one-month span, the city's case count doubled from 17,550 on Dec. 4 to 35,136 on Jan. 4.

  • City officials announced 523 new cases and 18 new coronavirus related deaths, bringing the City's death toll to 420.

  • Two city employees, one from Long Beach Airport and the other from the Parks, Recreation and Marine Community Recreation Services Bureau, has tested positive for COVID-19 and are currently recovering at home.

  • Long Beach's Community Hospital near the Traffic Circle re-opened on Monday, accepting non-Covid-19 transfer patients.

  • The City's seven-day positive case rate surged to 17.5%, which means 1 in 5 people tested positive for the virus.

What's Happening:

California Governor Gavin Newsom said he is attempting to produce a multibillion-dollar recovery package for California businesses grappling with the pandemic's economic fallout, per SF Chronicle.

  • The plan would include $4 billion in grants for small businesses, corporate tax credits, and fee waivers, with some funding going towards housing and environmentally focused infrastructure.

  • The California Department of Public Health on Tuesday directed counties with available intensive care capacity to receive transfer patients from hospitals swamped with Covid-19 patients.

LA County Coivd-19 Update:👇

By the Numbers:

  • 35,664 total positive results (+528)

  • Seven-day positivity rate: 17.5%

  • 122.8 seven-day case rate per 100K population

  • 420 fatalities*

  • 244 Long Beach residents hospitalized with COVID-19

  • 573 total COVID-19 hospitalizations in area hospitals

  • Approximately 25,053 recovered

  • 527,604 total tests conducted

  • Information as of Jan. 4

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