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For Immediate Release:

May 09, 2021

Public Health Reports 5 New Deaths and 248 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 number of cases and deaths are likely to reflect reporting delays over the weekend.

Sunday, May 9
Daily new cases: 248*
Daily deaths: 5*
Daily positivity rate (7-day avg): 0.5%
Daily hospitalizations: 400

Saturday, May 8
Daily new cases: 415
Daily deaths: 20
Daily positivity rate (7-day avg): 0.6%
Daily hospitalizations: 379

Friday, May 7
Daily new cases: 421
Daily deaths: 16
Daily positivity rate (7-day avg): 0.6%
Daily hospitalizations: 376

Thursday, May 6
Daily new cases: 414
Daily deaths: 19
Daily positivity rate (7-day avg): 0.6%
Daily hospitalizations: 387

Wednesday, May 5
Daily new cases: 287
Daily deaths: 21
Daily positivity rate (7-day avg): 0.6%
Daily hospitalizations: 400

Tuesday, May 4
Daily new cases: 273
Daily deaths: 18
Daily positivity rate (7-day avg): 0.7%
Daily hospitalizations: 386

Monday, May 3
Daily new cases: 255*
Daily deaths: 0*
Daily positivity rate (7-day avg): 0.7%
Daily hospitalizations: 390

* Number reflects an undercount due to a lag from weekend reporting.

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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Laboratory Confirmed Total Cases 1235651*

Deaths 23999

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** CASES (Case Rate)

These numbers are subject to change based on further investigation. 111 cases and 5 deaths 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.

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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