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Long Beach Surpasses 20,000 plus Covid-19 Cases, Mayor Introduces Vaccine Plan



City officials announced Thursday that Long Beach had surpassed the grim milestone of 20,000 plus coronavirus cases as Mayor Garcia proclaims that thousands of doses of newly approved vaccine are weeks away from being distributed.

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Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia held a press conference Thursday saying the city would be receiving 3,900 doses of Pfizer vaccine and 11,600 of Moderna's coronavirus vaccine in the next few weeks.

  • 💉 The vaccine will be dispursed within phases, with the first receptions focusing on Long Beach area hospital workers like doctors, nurses, and medical personnel.

🕓: The Pfizer and the Maderno vaccine require two doses, with the Pfizer requiring 21 days between inoculations and the recently approved Moderna vaccine requiring 28 days.

2️⃣: The second tier of phase one includes long-term care facilities, home health care supportive services, and public health field staff workers at the Long Beach Health Department.

😷Individuals aged 65 and older with underlying health problems are eligible within the first round of the rollout.



  • 💉Long Beach first reported cases were on March 9, and it took almost five and a half months to reach 10,000 cases. The following 10,000 cases have occurred in just three and a half months, city officials said.

  • 💉 Two more Long Beach residents have died from the virus bringing the total to 290.

  • Updates:47 Long Beach police officers have tested positive for the virus, bringing the total to 73 officers since the start of the pandemic.

  • LA County: A child died this week from the coronavirus-linked multisystem inflammatory syndrome, known as MIS-C, the first such reported death in Los Angeles County, per LA Times.

By the Numbers (Long Beach only):

  • 20,088 total positive results

  • 480 new cases since yesterday

  • Seven-day positivity rate: 10.3%

  • 63.8 seven-day case rate per 100K population

  • 290 fatalities

  • 87 Long Beach residents hospitalized with COVID-19

  • 199 total COVID-19 hospitalizations in area hospitals

  • Approximately 16,213 recovered

  • 382,820 total tests conducted

  • Information as of Dec. 9




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