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For Immediate Release:

November 17, 2020

Public Health Reports 25 New Deaths and 2,301 New Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 in Los Angeles County

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) has confirmed 25 new deaths and 2,301 new cases of COVID-19. To date, Public Health identified 344,523 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of L.A. County and a total of 7,299 deaths.

There are 1,126 people with COVID-19 currently hospitalized and 27% of these people are in the ICU. The County has not experienced the number of daily COVID-19 hospitalizations over 1,100 since late-August. This is more than a 40% increase from two week ago when daily hospitalizations were 798.

Testing results are available for more than 3,420,000 individuals with 9% of all people testing positive.

“I extend my deepest sympathies to all those who are mourning loved ones and friends who have passed away from COVID-19 and my wishes for a complete recovery to those who are sick and hospitalized with COVID-19,” said Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd, Director of Public Health. “As COVID-19 transmission and hospitalizations accelerate, we are at time where immediate action is needed to change our current trajectory. Working with the Board of Supervisors, we will modify requirements to enhance safeguards and slow the spread of COVID-19.”

Of the 25 new deaths reported today, seven people that passed away were over the age of 80 years old, eight people who died were between the ages of 65 and 79 years old, seven people who died were between the ages of 50 and 64 years old, two people who died were between the ages of 30 and 49 years old, and one person who died was between the ages of 18 and 29 years old. Nineteen people who died had underlying health conditions including five people over the age of 80, six people between the ages of 65 and 79 years old, five people between the ages of 50 and 64 years old, two people between the ages of 30 and 49 years old, and one person between the ages of 18 and 29 years old.

Ninety-three percent of the people who died from COVID-19 had underlying health conditions. Of those who died, information about race and ethnicity is available for 6,886 people (99 percent of the cases reported by Public Health); 52% of deaths occurred among Latino/Latinx residents, 23% among White residents, 14% among Asian residents, 10% among African American/Black residents, less than 1% among Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander residents and 1% among residents identifying with other races. Upon further investigation, 121 cases and one death reported earlier were not L.A. County residents.

The Reopening Protocols, COVID-19 Surveillance Interactive Dashboard, Roadmap to Recovery, Recovery Dashboard, and additional things you can do to protect yourself, your family and your community are on the Public Health website,

www.publichealth.lacounty.gov.

Please see additional information below:

Laboratory Confirmed Total Cases 344523 *

Deaths 7299

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. 121 cases and one death previously reported were 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.

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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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