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For Immediate Release:

October 18, 2020

Public Health Reports 13 New Deaths and 358 New Positive Cases of Confirmed COVID-19 In Los Angeles County

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) today released the latest data on COVID-19. The lower number of cases and deaths reflects reporting delays over the weekend and problems with the State's data feed.

Sunday, October 18
Daily new cases: 358
Daily deaths: 13
Daily positivity rate (7-day avg): 3.4%
Daily hospitalizations: 752

Saturday, October 17
Daily new cases: 953
Daily deaths: 10
Daily positivity rate (7-day avg): 3.5%
Daily hospitalizations: 746

Friday, October 16
8 Daily new cases: 1,072
Daily deaths: 27
Daily positivity rate (7-day avg): 3.6%
Daily hospitalizations: 735

Thursday, October 15
Daily new cases: 1,233
Daily deaths: 24
Daily positivity rate (7-day avg): 3.5%
Daily hospitalizations: 723

Wednesday, October 14
Daily new cases: 1,349
Daily deaths: 22
Daily positivity rate (7-day avg): 3.4%
Daily hospitalizations: 720

Tuesday, October 13
Daily new cases: 790
Daily deaths: 18
Daily positivity rate (7-day avg): 3.3%
Daily hospitalizations: 692

Monday, October 12
Daily new cases: 881
Daily deaths: 2
Daily positivity rate (7-day avg): 3.3%
Daily hospitalizations: 693

A wide range of data and dashboards on COVID-19 from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health are available on the Public Health website at www.publichealth.lacounty.gov.

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Please see additional information below:

Laboratory Confirmed Total Cases 288451 *

Deaths 6876

Age Group (Los Angeles County Cases Only-excl LB and Pas)

Gender (Los Angeles County Cases Only-excl LB and Pas)

Race/Ethnicity (Los Angeles County Cases Only-excl LB and Pas)

Hospitalization

Deaths Race/Ethnicity (Los Angeles County Cases Only-excl LB and Pas)

CITY / COMMUNITY (Rate**)

These numbers are subject to change based on further investigation. Forty-three previously reported was not in Public Health's jurisdiction. * Means that case numbers include cases associated with correctional facility outbreaks located in the city/community. **Rate is crude and is per 100,000. This represents the number of cases per 100,000 people and allows for the proportional comparison of cities of different sizes.

The Department of Public Health is committed to promoting health equity and ensuring optimal health and well-being for all 10 million residents of Los Angeles County. Through a variety of programs, community partnerships and services, Public Health oversees environmental health, disease control, and community and family health. Nationally accredited by the Public Health Accreditation Board, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health comprises nearly 4,500 employees and has an annual budget of $1.2 billion. To learn more about Los Angeles County Public Health, please visit www.publichealth .lacounty.gov, and follow LA County Public Health on social media at twitter.com/lacounty.gov, and follow LA County Public Health on social media at twitter.com/lapublichealth, facebook.com/lapublichealth, instagram.com/lapublichealth and youtube.com/lapublichealth.




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