A County Updates Its Numbers

At today’s, April 17, daily update, Barbara Ferrer, director of Public Health at Los Angeles County, announced that there were 40 new deaths reported due to COVID-19, which brings the total number of deaths to 495. The mortality rate in LA County is 4.3%.

There were 966 new positive cases of COVID-19 reported in LA County as of today bringing the total to 11,391 cases.

“We are saddened by every life lost in LA County during this global crisis, and our hearts go out to the loved ones who are mourning. We mourn with you,” said Ferrer. “Each day, we are inspired by all of you who are continuing to do your part to slow the spread of COVID-19. It is an unprecedented time, and so many have shown courage, goodwill and compassion as our lives have all changed dramatically and we’ve all been affected in different ways. These times are tough, but they are temporary. Remaining committed to the strategies that are helping us gradually get ahead of COVID-19, we will, one day at a time, get through this together.”

Of the 11,391 cases, 406 are in Long Beach and 198 are in Pasadena. Of the 495 total number of deaths, 18 were in Long Beach and 16 were in Pasadena. Both Long Beach and Pasadena have their own Public Health departments.

Of the total 11,391, cases, the City of Glendale has reported 310 cases and, as of April 16, reported six deaths.

Other cities that have reported positive cases of COVID-19 include: La Cañada with 26 cases, Eagle Rock has 10 cases, Sunland has 37 cases and Tujunga has reported 23. In the unincorporated areas of Angeles National Forest, there are one to four cases reported and La Crescenta reported 12, according to an April 17 statement from Public Health.

Public Health LA County has yet to release numbers of deaths in specific areas like La Cañada, Tujunga or La Crescenta but hope to be able to release that data next week.