Long Beach Reports 22 New Coronavirus Related Fatalities
On Tuesday, city officials announced 22 new Coronavirus related deaths, bringing Long Beach's death toll to 380.
According to the Health Department, the 22 new deaths occurred on Dec. 27 and Dec. 28; the city also reported 476 new coronavirus cases for a total of 31,076 since the start of the pandemic.
The City of Long Beach has issued an "urgent holiday message" asking the public to stay home for New Year's Eve as coronavirus cases, hospitalizations, and deaths have flooded Long Beach area hospitals.
State officials have extended its strict stay-at-home orders in the Southern California and San Joaquin Valley regions on Tuesday.
The Southern California region's ICU bed capacity remains at 0%.
LA County Health officials are encouraging members in the film industry to pause their projects and cease traveling.
Public Health reported 27 new deaths and 12,979 new cases.
The health agency also confirms the highest number of hospitalizations recorded in a day, with 7,181 people with COVID-19 currently hospitalized.
Colorado health officials did confirm the appearance of the new variant strain of coronavirus in the United States, per Denver Post.
Long Beach Covid-19 Update: 12/29
31,076 total positive results
476 new cases since yesterday
Seven-day positivity rate: 14.7%
131.1 seven-day case rate per 100K population
199 Long Beach residents hospitalized with COVID-19
492 total COVID-19 hospitalizations
Approximately 22,218 recovered
Source: City of Long Beach