LA County Updates Its COVID-19 Numbers

Update June 18

LA County

On June 18 the Los Angeles County Dept. of Public Health confirmed 36 deaths due to COVID 19. This brings the total of deaths due to COVID-19 in LA County to 3,027. Ninety-four percent of people who died had underlying health conditions. Of those who died, information about race and ethnicity is available for 2,807 people (99% of the cases reported by Public Health.

Upon further investigation, 13 cases reported earlier were not LA County residents.

As of June 16 there were 100 deaths reported in the City of Glendale, La Cañada Flintridge reported six deaths, Eagle Rock reported 16 deaths, Sunland reported 19 deaths and Tujunga reported 11 deaths. In the unincorporated areas of LA County Altadena has reported six deaths and La Crescenta/Montrose reported one death.

Today, Thursday, June 18, Public Health confirmed 1,051 new positive cases of COVID-19 bringing the total number of positive cases in LA County to 78,227. Of that number 1,209 cases were reported from Glendale, 65 in La Cañada Flintridge, 240 in Eagle Rock, 13 in Shadow Hills, 195 in Sunland and 150 in Tujunga. In the unincorporated areas of LA County Altadena has reported 192 cases of positive COVID-19 and La Crescenta/Montrose reported 38 cases.

A modified Health Officer Order and directives for the reopening of additional businesses is being issued today with an effective date of June 19. The Health Officer Order will allow for the following sectors to reopen once they implement the required protocols for infection control and distancing:

­– Cardrooms, satellite wagering facilities and racetracks with no spectators.

– Personal care services including: esthetician, skin care and cosmetology services; electrology; nail salons; body art professionals, tattoo parlors, microblading and permanent make-up; and piercing shops; and massage therapy.

– Bars, wineries, breweries and tasting rooms.

The Health Officer Order contains protocols for all businesses that are permitted to reopen 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. Some employees may be required to wear face shields. It is important for everyone to follow the directives and to do their part every day to keep everyone as safe as possible. Businesses should take the time to put all of the protocols in place before reopening. The directives will be available online and are contained in sector-specific protocols that inform all reopenings.