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.
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
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