LA County Updates its COVID-19 Numbers


May 19

Today, May 19,  Los Angeles County Public Health confirmed 76 new deaths due to COVID-19. This brings the total number of deaths to 1,913.

As of May 17, there were 63 deaths reported in the City of Glendale, five in La Cañada Flintridge, eight in Eagle Rock, 14 in Sunland and eight in Tujunga. In the unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County, Altadena reported five deaths and La Crescenta/Montrose has reported one.

As of May 19, Public Health reported 1,183 new cases of people testing positive for COVID-19. This brings the total to 39,53 cases, which includes 856 in Glendale, 47 in La Cañada Flintridge, Eagle Rock reported 142 cases, Shadow Hills reported 10, Sunland 120 and Tujunga 100. In the unincorporated areas of LA County, Angeles National Forest has reported zero cases, Altadena 126 and La Crescenta/Montrose 26 cases.

As of May 19 USC Verdugo Hills Hospital has reported five patients who have tested positive for COVID-19 currently in the hospital, 91 patients have been sent home and 35 have been transferred. Of the patients with negative COVID-19 test results, 58 are currently hospitalized, 822 have been sent home and nine were transferred. Of the patients with pending COVID-19 tests, seven patients are currently hospitalized and four have been sent home.

“Each day, as we share this information with you, we know there are people across our community who have suffered tremendous loss. For those of you mourning the passing of a loved one, we wish you healing and peace,” said Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd, director of Public Health. “As we continue to reopen more places and spaces in the weeks ahead, we will need to use the tools of physical distancing and wearing cloth face coverings to continue to slow the spread.  We don’t yet have a vaccine but we do have each other. Each of us has the power to protect another person.”