LA County Updates Its COVID-19 Numbers


May 5

Los Angeles County Public Health announced 58 new deaths due to COVID-19 in Los Angeles County. This brings the death toll to 1,313; 93% of those who died had underlying health conditions. Public Health also announced 1,638 new positive tests of COVID-19 bringing the total to 27,815 in LA County. Of this total, the number of positive cases Glendale reported is 651, La Cañada Flintridge reported 39 cases, Eagle Rock has reported 100 cases, Sunland 106 and Tujunga 81. In the unincorporated area of LA County, Angeles National Forest number of cases has been adjusted from one to zero, and La Crescenta/Montrose is at 17 cases.

According to the City of Glendale reporting as of May 4, there were 34 deaths due to COVID-19 in the city.

Gov. Gavin Newson is expected to set forth a second phase reopening plan as early as Friday to allow lower-risk businesses to open for business with modifications to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Clothing and sporting good stores as well as florists will be part of this reopening plan. LA County is also looking into reopening businesses.

“As the County of Los Angeles plans on soon reopening some businesses and getting people back to work, Public Health is tracking key measures that inform reopening plans in LA County to ensure it is safe and we still slow the spread of COVID-19. The measures include making sure we have the tools to slow the spread and that we are effective at slowing the spread,” according to Public Health. “Public Health continues planning for recovery and relaxing select directives of the ‘Safer-At-Home’ Order. As relaxing occurs, businesses and residents will need to continue to observe and practice physical distancing requirements and infection control precautions. Physical distancing, wearing cloth face coverings, frequent hand washing, self-isolation and self-quarantine will continue to be very important throughout the foreseeable future. People who have underlying health conditions will still be at much greater risk for serious illness from COVID-19, so it will continue to be very important for our vulnerable residents to stay at home as much as possible, to have groceries and medicine delivered, and to know to call their providers immediately if they have even mild symptoms.”

The road back will be different but at least it is the beginning of people discovering what their new normal will be.