LA County Updates Its COVID-19 Numbers

Los Angeles County Dept. of Public Health on June 11confirmed 46 new deaths due to COVID-19 bringing the total in the County to 2,813.

As of June 9 the City of Glendale has reported 95 deaths due to COVID-19, La Cañada Flintridge continues to report five deaths, Eagle Rock reported 16 deaths, Sunland reported 18 deaths and Tujunga reported 11 deaths. In the unincorporated areas of LA County, Altadena has reported five deaths and La Crescenta Montrose has reported one death.

As of June 9, 8% of the 732,503 people who have been tested for COVID-19 have tested positive. This does not include those tested in Long Beach or Pasadena; each city has its individual public health offices.

There are an additional 1,857 new cases that tested positive for COVID-19 reported by LA County Public Health on June 11. This number includes Pasadena and Long Beach. The total number of those who have tested positive for COVID-19 across LA County is 68,875. This number includes 1,093 cases in Glendale, 56 in La Cañada Flintridge, 213 in Eagle Rock, 11 in Shadow Hills, 171 in Sunland and 137 in Tujunga. In the unincorporated areas of LA County, Altadena has reported a total of 178 positive cases of COVID-19 and Montrose-La Crescenta has reported 35 cases.

A modified Health Officer Order and directives for the reopening of additional businesses is being issued today with an effective date of June 12.  The Health Officer Order will allow for the following sectors to reopen once they implement the required protocols for infection control and distancing:

  • Gyms and fitness facilities
  • Pro-league arenas without live audiences
  • Day camps
  • Museums, galleries, zoos and aquariums
  • Campgrounds, RV parks and outdoor recreation
  • Music, film and television production
  • Hotels for leisure travel

As with all businesses that are permitted to reopen, the Health Officer Order contains protocols for reopening to ensure it is done as safely as possible for employees, customers and residents. Employees and visitors to these businesses will need to wear a cloth face covering when around other people and practice physical distancing of at least six feet at all times. It is important for everyone to follow the directives and to do their part every day to keep everyone as safe as possible.

“Each day, we are thinking of the many people across LA County who have lost loved ones to COVID-19. You are in our prayers, and we hope you find healing during this difficult time,” said Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd, director of Public Health. “Reopening businesses and public spaces safely requires everyone to continue to make physical distancing, wearing cloth face coverings and other infection control practices a part of day-to-day life. We have shown that we can work together on slowing the spread of COVID-19, and we need to continue to do so through our recovery journey to prevent huge increases in cases, hospitalizations and deaths.”

USC Verdugo Hills Hospital released information concerning COVID-19 cases: As of June 11 there were seven patients confirmed with COVID-19 currently in the hospital, 120 patients have been sent home and 35 have been transferred. There are 57 patients who have tested negative for COVID-19 that are currently in the hospital, 1,376 have been sent home and 11 have been transferred. For patients with pending COVID-19 test results, 20 are currently hospitalized and five have been sent home.