LA County Updates Its COVID-19 Numbers


June 16

Today, June 16, Los Angeles County Public Health confirmed 33 new deaths due to COVID-19 bringing the total of deaths in LA County to 2,959.

Also confirmed today were 1,337 new positive cases of COVID-19 bringing the County total to 75,084. Ninety-three percent of people who died had underlying health conditions. Of those who died, information about race and ethnicity is available for 2,748 people (99 percent of the cases reported by Public Health).

Upon further investigation, 44 cases reported earlier were not LA County residents.

There are 1,288 people who are currently hospitalized, 31% of these people are in the ICU and 25% are on ventilators.

Testing capacity continues to increase in LA County, with testing results available for nearly 841,000 individuals and 8% of people testing positive, according to LA County Public Health.

As the recovery journey continues, successful reopening depends on businesses and individuals carefully following distancing and infection control directives. Because this virus has not changed and is still easily transmitted among people in contact with each other, everyone must continue to follow distancing and infection control directives and wear a clean cloth face covering that securely covers both your nose and mouth when in contact with other people not in your household. Its important if someone thinks they could be positive and are awaiting testing results,

to stay at home and act as if they are positive for COVID-19. This means self-isolating for 10 days and 72 hours after symptoms and fever subside, or until they receive a negative result. If a person tests positive for COVID-19, they should plan on receiving a call from a contact tracer to discuss how to protect themselves and others, to find out where they may have been, and who they were in close contact with while infectious, according to a Public Health statement.

As of June 15, there were 151,452 total cases of COVID-19 in California. There were  3,103 people confirmed with COVID-19 that were hospitalized, 1,053 of those were in the ICU, and 1,220 people were hospitalized suspected of having COVID-19, with 217 of those in ICU. There have been 5,089 deaths due to COVID-19 in California.

Lab tests throughout California, that have been reported, are 2,937,755.

As of June 16, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are 2,104,346 positive cases of COVID-19 and 116,140 deaths due to COVID-19 in the United States.

As of June 15, globally confirmed cases of COVID-19 are 8,134,360 with 440,234 deaths, according to John Hopkins University.

As of June 16 the U.S. leads in positive COVID-19 cases with Brazil second with 923,189 and Russia third at 544,725 cases, according to John Hopkins University.