Long Beach Covid-19 Update: Death Toll Surpasses 400, Outbreak at LBFD Fire House Infects 10
What's New: In Long Beach
The City announced seven new Covid-19 related deaths on Monday, bringing the death toll to 402.
Long Beach officials also reported 2,768 new cases since Dec. 31.
The Health Department is currently investigating an Covid-19 outbreak within the Long Beach Fire Department, that has left ten public-facing employees, who are stationed at or were assigned to work shifts at Fire Station 14.
Two public-facing employees from the Parks, Recreation and Marine Community Recreation Services Bureau have tested positive for COVID-19.
By the Numbers Covid In Long Beach:
35,136 total positive results (2,768 new cases since Dec. 31)
Seven-day positivity rate: 16.7%
114.7 seven-day case rate per 100K population
247 Long Beach residents hospitalized with COVID-19
541 total COVID-19 hospitalizations in area hospitals
Approximately 24,413 recovered
512,160 total tests conducted
Information as of Jan. 2
In Los Angeles County:
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health reports 91 new deaths and 12,488 new COVID-19 cases.
Due to a lack of ICU capacity, patients in Los Angeles County who are not breathing after 20 minutes of resuscitation will no longer be taken to the hospital, per CNN.
7,697 people with COVID-19 are currently hospitalized and 21% of these people are in the ICU.
Since the start of the pandemic, 28,448 healthcare workers and first responders tested positive for COVID-19. Half of the cases are among Latino/Latinx healthcare workers, and 67% of cases are among women.
There have been a total 132 deaths among healthcare workers and 57% of these deaths occurred among men which is an overrepresentation of deaths, since the majority of cases are among women, according to LACDPH.
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