• Matt Esnayra

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

  • 402 fatalities*

  • 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.

LA County Public Health Director Dr. Barbara Ferrer: "We're losing on average, a person every 15 minutes here in LA County"

  • LA County Supervisor Hilda Solis on Anti-Mask Protesters:

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