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For Immediate Release:

May 16, 2021

Public Health Reports 7 New Deaths and 240 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 16
Daily new cases: 240*
Daily deaths: 7*
Daily positivity rate (7-day avg): 0.4%
Daily hospitalizations: 325

Saturday, May 15
Daily new cases: 306
Daily deaths: 15
Daily positivity rate (7-day avg): 0.4%
Daily hospitalizations: 347

Friday, May 14
Daily new cases: 583**
Daily deaths: 17
Daily positivity rate (7-day avg): 0.5%
Daily hospitalizations: 366

Thursday, May 13
Daily new cases: 284
Daily deaths: 17
Daily positivity rate (7-day avg): 0.5%
Daily hospitalizations: 375

Wednesday, May 12
Daily new cases: 322
Daily deaths: 21
Daily positivity rate (7-day avg): 0.5%
Daily hospitalizations: 379

Tuesday, May 11
Daily new cases: 224
Daily deaths: 18
Daily positivity rate (7-day avg): 0.5%
Daily hospitalizations: 374

Monday, May 10
Daily new cases: 179*
Daily deaths: 4*
Daily positivity rate (7-day avg): 0.6%
Daily hospitalizations: 389

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

** Number reflects a backlog from a single provider that reported over 300 positive lab results from January.

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.

Always check with trusted sources for the latest accurate information about novel coronavirus:

Laboratory Confirmed Total Cases 1237411*

Deaths 24094

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. 64 cases and 1 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.

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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