Long Beach Covid-19 Update: Four new Covid-19 Deaths; LB has reached a testing milestone

What's New:

🔬: City officials announced that Long Beach had conducted half a million tests for COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic. In total, 502,465 people have been tested in Long Beach ran sites.

  • 🌲: Two public-facing employees in the Parks Department have tested positive for COVID-19.

  • 🚑: Community Hospital Long Beach operator Molina, Wu, Network, LLC (MWN) announced the facility was granted a license to open from the California Department of Public Health and will be able to receive transfer patients as soon as Monday, Jan. 4

  • 😷: Four more Long Beach residents have died from Coronavirus and 692 new confirmed cases.

  • 💉: Los Angeles County: Up to 40 percent of front-line workers in Los Angeles County have declined to take the coronavirus vaccine, per Newsweek.

  • On Dec 30., Supervisor Janice Hahn has requested the U.S Navy medical ship Mercy's return to assist with providing medical care.

By the Numbers (Long Beach only):

  • 32,368 total positive results (+692 since yesterday)

  • Seven-day positivity rate: 15.0%

  • 130.7 seven-day case rate per 100K population

  • 395 fatalities

  • 219 Long Beach residents hospitalized with COVID-19

  • 514 total COVID-19 hospitalizations in area hospitals

  • Approximately 23,125 recovered

  • 502,465 total tests conducted

  • Information as of Dec. 30

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