LA County Updates Its Numbers

Los Angeles County Public Health today, May 2, announced 38 deaths due to COVID-19 in LA County. This brings the total number of deaths to 1,209. There are also an additional 691 positive cases of COVID-19 today bringing the total of cases within LA County to 24,894. 

The total number of cases include 610 in the City of Glendale, 36 in La Cañada Flintridge, 93 in Eagle Rock, 100 cases in Sunland and 72 in Tujunga. In the unincorporated area of LA County, Angeles National Forest has reported one case and Montrose La Crescenta has reported 17. 

“This week, the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) updated their guidance on how long people who are positive for COVID-19 should self-isolate. New evidence suggests it may take longer for the virus to shed, which means that an infected person may be able to infect other people for a longer period of time than was initially thought. People who are positive or presumed positive for COVID-19 should now self-isolate for 10 days and 72 hours after fever and symptoms subside. This means you must stay home until your fever has resolved without the use of fever-reducing medications and there is improvement in your respiratory symptoms (e.g., cough, shortness of breath) for at least 3 days (72 hours) after recovery, AND at least 10 days have passed since your symptoms first appeared or you were tested. If you have been in close contact with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19 or is presumed to be infected with COVID-19, you must quarantine for 14 days from your last contact with that individual. If you begin experiencing symptoms, you must self-isolate for 10 days and 72 hours after fever and symptoms subside. Individuals who are elderly or who have underlying health conditions may be at higher risk of serious illness and should contact their doctor as soon as they are sick,” according to Public Health.