LA County Updates Its COVID-19 Numbers


April 27

LA County Updates Its COVID-19 Numbers

Today, April 27, the Los Angeles County Dept. of Public Health (Public Health) confirmed 29 new deaths due to COVID-19 bringing the total of deaths to 942 in the county including Long Beach and Pasadena (both cities have independent health departments). As of the total number of deaths, 92% had underlying health conditions.

There were 900 new cases of COVID-19 reported in Los Angeles County, including Long Beach and Pasadena, bringing the total number of new cases to 20,417.

Twenty-five people who died were over the age of 65 and three people who died were between the ages of 41 and 65. Nineteen people had underlying health conditions including 18 people over the age of 65 years old and one person between the ages of 41 and 65 years old. One death was reported by the City of Pasadena.

As of April 27, 23% of people who tested positive for COVID-19 have been hospitalized at some point during their illness.

Los Angeles County continues to increase testing capacity. Of about 124,000 people tested 14% were positive.

“The increases in deaths represent our family members, friends and neighbors, including front line essential workers, who have passed away from COVID-19. To all who are grieving, you are in our thoughts and prayers, and we are so sorry for your loss,” said Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd, director of Public Health. “Healthcare workers are on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic, and they put themselves at risk everyday so that we all can receive excellent care. We owe them a debt of gratitude and the protection and equipment they need to do their jobs safely. They are our heroes.”

As of April 26 the City of Glendale reported 15 deaths. Included in the total number of positive COVID-19 cases – 20,417 – in LA County, Glendale reported 488, La Cañada Flintridge 37, Eagle Rock 80, Sunland 102 and Tujunga has reported 59. In the unincorporated Los Angeles County areas, Angeles National Forest has one reported positive case and La Crescenta/Montrose has reported 16 cases, according to Public Health.