Long Beach releases racial data on COVID-19 fatalities; 21 new cases and one new death
Long Beach city officials released data on COVID-19 related deaths based on race & ethnicity, 21 new positive COVID-19 cases, and the death of another Long Beach resident.of
The data shows Long Beach's African-American community, which accounts for 12.9% of Long Beach's population, according to the US Census Bureau, but make up 28.9% of COVID-19 deaths. African Americans also represent 17% of hospitalizations.
15 White residents have died from COVID, accounting for 39.5% of deaths. Whites make up 28.1% of Long Beach's population and 23% of COVID-19 related hospitalizations.
Eight Latino resident has died from COVID-19 account for 21.1% and 37% of hospitalizations. Latinos make up 42.2% of Long Beach's population.
Long Beach officials announced 21 new cases of COVID-19, bring the total number of cases to 789 and one new death.
By the Numbers: As of 3:00 p.m
789 confirmed cases
Approximately 494 recovered (recovery data is self-reported.)