Surge in LA County COVID-19 Infections Attributed to Results from a Backlog of Tests

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health today announced 1,400 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 infections, with 743 of those coming from a backlog of tests whose results are newly released.

 That brings the total number of confirmed infections to 15,140.  However, a recent study by the Health Department with the University of Southern California suggests that 2.8% to 5.6% of the county’s adult population has that antibody to the virus — which means that 221,000 to 442,000 may have had the infection.

The number of confirmed infections of West Hollywood residents increased from 114 reported on Monday to 120 today. That means that one of every 307 WeHo residents has been confirmed to have the virus.

The Health Department reported that there have been 46 new deaths associated with the COVID-19 infection, bringing the total countywide to 663.  Thirty-three of those who died were over the age of 65; four people were between the ages of 41 and 65, and two were between the ages of 18 and 40. Thirty-one people had underlying health conditions, including 27 of those over the age of 65, three of those aged 41 to 65 and one person between the ages of 18 and 40.

In its announcement of the latest county, the Health Department said Public Health said that it continues to receive a backlog of test results. “In an effort to expand testing capacity, many new labs are responding to the emergency and Public Health is working with them to ensure that they have the proper reporting systems in place. Until this reporting issue is resolved, there may be periodic increases in positive cases and total cases due to unevenness in daily reporting.”

Nearby communities also saw an increase in confirmed infections, with those in Beverly Hills up by five from yesterday’s count of 94. The number of confirmed infections in Culver City increased by two to 44. As of today there are 157 confirmed infections in the Hollywood neighborhood, an increase of 11 from Monday’s count of  146. The number of confirmed infections in the Melrose neighborhood increased by 16 to a total of 265 today.

Seventy-two residents of the Little Armenia neighborhood in Los Angeles have been confirmed to be infected, up from 65 on Monday. That means 897.2 of 100,000 residents of that area have been infected – the highest rate among the 335 cities and communities surveyed by the Health Department.  

There number of infections in the Crestview neighborhood grew by four to a total of 55, meaning that 483.81 per 100,000 residents there have been infected. Crestview is the second most highly infected neighborhood.

The Carthay neighborhood in Los Angeles, with 54 infections as of today ranks third, with 375.97 infections per 100,000 residents. Rancho Dominguez saw no increase in the previously confirmed 10 infections, which equals 375.8 per 100,000 residents and makes it the fourth most highly infected area.

The Hancock Park neighborhood has 61 confirmed infections, up from 58 on Monday,  as of today, which ranks it fifth with 358 infections per 100,000 residents. With its  265 infections,  the Melrose neighborhood has 341.07 infections per 100,000 residents and is the sixth most infected area.

West Hollywood is now the seventh most highly infected community, with 324.70 residents per 100,000 having a confirmed COVID-19 infection.

As reported previously, the county has loosened conditions for qualifying for same-day tests, which formerly were reserved for those with symptoms of an infection who were 65 or older or had an underlying health condition such as heart disease.  Those who want to be tested now must only exhibit symptoms of a possible infection, which include coughing, a fever, tiredness and, in severe cases, difficulty breathing.  Those who want to be tested must first go online to see if they qualify and to book an appointment. A testing site adjacent to West Hollywood is on Alden Drive at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

The best protection against COVID-19 is to wash your hands frequently, avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands, self-isolate if you are sick, practice physical distancing (especially by staying at home) and wear a clean face covering when out in the public procuring or providing essential services. N95 and surgical masks should only be used by healthcare workers, first responders and essential workers providing care for people who are ill.

Essential businesses must provide a cloth face covering for all employees to wear while performing duties that involve contact with other employees and or the public and to post physical distancing plans. The public is required to wear a face covering to enter essential businesses as well. Beaches, trails and trailheads and non-essential businesses remain closed, and all public and private gatherings of any number of people occurring outside a single household or living unit remain prohibited.

Residents with questions about the COVID-19 pandemic and who are looking for resources to deal with it can find answers on the City of West Hollywood’s  website.  Here is a list of links to sections about particular issues:

Below is a list of cities and neighborhoods in Los Angeles County, the number of confirmed COVID-19 infections in each.

City of Agoura Hills29
City of Alhambra51
City of Arcadia32
City of Artesia11
City of Avalon0
City of Azusa31
City of Baldwin Park52
City of Bell104
City of Bell Gardens63
City of Bellflower78
City of Beverly Hills99
City of Bradbury
City of Burbank151
City of Calabasas29
City of Carson181
City of Cerritos42
City of Claremont19
City of Commerce9
City of Compton126
City of Covina66
City of Cudahy40
City of Culver City44
City of Diamond Bar25
City of Downey147
City of Duarte37
City of El Monte72
City of El Segundo21
City of Gardena121
City of Glendale369
City of Glendora35
City of Hawaiian Gardens8
City of Hawthorne134
City of Hermosa Beach22
City of Hidden Hills0
City of Huntington Park87
City of Industry
City of Inglewood215
City of Irwindale
City of La Canada Flintridge33
City of La Habra Heights
City of La Mirada40
City of La Puente30
City of La Verne13
City of Lakewood61
City of Lancaster184
City of Lawndale42
City of Lomita29
City of Long Beach464
City of Lynwood119
City of Malibu26
City of Manhattan Beach61
City of Maywood45
City of Monrovia23
City of Montebello88
City of Monterey Park47
City of Norwalk124
City of Palmdale248
City of Palos Verdes Estates36
City of Paramount97
City of Pasadena249
City of Pico Rivera107
City of Pomona97
City of Rancho Palos Verdes50
City of Redondo Beach94
City of Rolling Hills
City of Rolling Hills Estates13
City of Rosemead19
City of San Dimas23
City of San Fernando48
City of San Gabriel23
City of San Marino9
City of Santa Clarita244
City of Santa Fe Springs15
City of Santa Monica135
City of Sierra Madre
City of Signal Hill5
City of South El Monte6
City of South Gate172
City of South Pasadena34
City of Temple City29
City of Torrance217
City of Vernon0
City of Walnut19
City of West Covina72
City of West Hollywood120
City of Westlake Village6
City of Whittier80
Los Angeles6904
Los Angeles – Adams-Normandie17
Los Angeles – Alsace16
Los Angeles – Angeles National Forest0
Los Angeles – Angelino Heights
Los Angeles – Arleta56
Los Angeles – Atwater Village17
Los Angeles – Baldwin Hills44
Los Angeles – Bel Air26
Los Angeles – Beverly Crest31
Los Angeles – Beverlywood29
Los Angeles – Boyle Heights116
Los Angeles – Brentwood61
Los Angeles – Brookside0
Los Angeles – Cadillac-Corning11
Los Angeles – Canoga Park145
Los Angeles – Carthay54
Los Angeles – Central74
Los Angeles – Century City29
Los Angeles – Century Palms/Cove50
Los Angeles – Chatsworth54
Los Angeles – Cheviot Hills15
Los Angeles – Chinatown
Los Angeles – Cloverdale/Cochran22
Los Angeles – Country Club Park44
Los Angeles – Crenshaw District41
Los Angeles – Crestview55
Los Angeles – Del Rey43
Los Angeles – Downtown36
Los Angeles – Eagle Rock63
Los Angeles – East Hollywood80
Los Angeles – Echo Park13
Los Angeles – El Sereno60
Los Angeles – Elysian Park7
Los Angeles – Elysian Valley14
Los Angeles – Encino73
Los Angeles – Exposition
Los Angeles – Exposition Park83
Los Angeles – Faircrest Heights
Los Angeles – Figueroa Park Square16
Los Angeles – Florence-Firestone74
Los Angeles – Glassell Park87
Los Angeles – Gramercy Place18
Los Angeles – Granada Hills81
Los Angeles – Green Meadows32
Los Angeles – Hancock Park61
Los Angeles – Harbor City32
Los Angeles – Harbor Gateway48
Los Angeles – Harbor Pines0
Los Angeles – Harvard Heights32
Los Angeles – Harvard Park60
Los Angeles – Highland Park52
Los Angeles – Historic Filipinotown34
Los Angeles – Hollywood157
Los Angeles – Hollywood Hills53
Los Angeles – Hyde Park37
Los Angeles – Jefferson Park6
Los Angeles – Koreatown93
Los Angeles – Lafayette Square9
Los Angeles – Lake Balboa53
Los Angeles – Lakeview Terrace36
Los Angeles – Leimert Park25
Los Angeles – Lincoln Heights40
Los Angeles – Little Armenia72
Los Angeles – Little Bangladesh54
Los Angeles – Little Tokyo
Los Angeles – Longwood8
Los Angeles – Los Feliz29
Los Angeles – Manchester Square8
Los Angeles – Mandeville Canyon
Los Angeles – Mar Vista45
Los Angeles – Marina Peninsula9
Los Angeles – Melrose265
Los Angeles – Mid-city34
Los Angeles – Miracle Mile32
Los Angeles – Mission Hills46
Los Angeles – Mt. Washington25
Los Angeles – North Hills93
Los Angeles – North Hollywood200
Los Angeles – Northridge101
Los Angeles – Pacific Palisades33
Los Angeles – Pacoima117
Los Angeles – Palisades Highlands
Los Angeles – Palms82
Los Angeles – Panorama City141
Los Angeles – Park La Brea11
Los Angeles – Pico-Union126
Los Angeles – Playa Del Rey
Los Angeles – Playa Vista16
Los Angeles – Porter Ranch42
Los Angeles – Rancho Park9
Los Angeles – Regent Square
Los Angeles – Reseda126
Los Angeles – Reseda Ranch11
Los Angeles – Reynier Village6
Los Angeles – San Pedro90
Los Angeles – Shadow Hills10
Los Angeles – Sherman Oaks97
Los Angeles – Silverlake97
Los Angeles – South Carthay22
Los Angeles – South Park70
Los Angeles – St Elmo Village5
Los Angeles – Studio City26
Los Angeles – Sun Valley70
Los Angeles – Sunland46
Los Angeles – Sycamore Square0
Los Angeles – Sylmar195
Los Angeles – Tarzana61
Los Angeles – Temple-Beaudry103
Los Angeles – Thai Town12
Los Angeles – Toluca Lake9
Los Angeles – Toluca Terrace0
Los Angeles – Toluca Woods
Los Angeles – Tujunga35
Los Angeles – University Hills
Los Angeles – University Park42
Los Angeles – Valley Glen57
Los Angeles – Valley Village60
Los Angeles – Van Nuys172
Los Angeles – Venice40
Los Angeles – Vermont Knolls28
Los Angeles – Vermont Square25
Los Angeles – Vermont Vista63
Los Angeles – Vernon Central87
Los Angeles – Victoria Park26
Los Angeles – View Heights6
Los Angeles – Watts56
Los Angeles – Wellington Square6
Los Angeles – West Adams75
Los Angeles – West Hills35
Los Angeles – West Los Angeles46
Los Angeles – West Vernon123
Los Angeles – Westchester53
Los Angeles – Westlake150
Los Angeles – Westwood42
Los Angeles – Wholesale District46
Los Angeles – Wilmington60
Los Angeles – Wilshire Center71
Los Angeles – Winnetka84
Los Angeles – Woodland Hills93
Unincorporated – Acton8
Unincorporated – Agua Dulce
Unincorporated – Altadena51
Unincorporated – Anaverde
Unincorporated – Angeles National Forest
Unincorporated – Arcadia
Unincorporated – Athens-Westmont60
Unincorporated – Athens Village12
Unincorporated – Avocado Heights6
Unincorporated – Azusa6
Unincorporated – Bandini Islands0
Unincorporated – Bassett20
Unincorporated – Bouquet Canyon0
Unincorporated – Bradbury0
Unincorporated – Canyon Country21
Unincorporated – Castaic12
Unincorporated – Cerritos0
Unincorporated – Charter Oak0
Unincorporated – Claremont0
Unincorporated – Covina16
Unincorporated – Covina (Charter Oak)11
Unincorporated – Del Aire6
Unincorporated – Del Rey0
Unincorporated – Del Sur
Unincorporated – Desert View Highlands
Unincorporated – Duarte
Unincorporated – East Covina0
Unincorporated – East La Mirada6
Unincorporated – East Lancaster0
Unincorporated – East Los Angeles202
Unincorporated – East Pasadena0
Unincorporated – East Rancho Dominguez14
Unincorporated – East Whittier
Unincorporated – El Camino Village
Unincorporated – El Monte0
Unincorporated – Elizabeth Lake0
Unincorporated – Florence-Firestone116
Unincorporated – Franklin Canyon0
Unincorporated – Glendora0
Unincorporated – Hacienda Heights40
Unincorporated – Harbor Gateway0
Unincorporated – Hawthorne
Unincorporated – Hi Vista0
Unincorporated – Kagel/Lopez Canyons
Unincorporated – La Crescenta-Montrose13
Unincorporated – La Habra Heights0
Unincorporated – La Rambla6
Unincorporated – La Verne
Unincorporated – Ladera Heights16
Unincorporated – Lake Hughes0
Unincorporated – Lake Los Angeles11
Unincorporated – Lake Manor
Unincorporated – Lakewood0
Unincorporated – Lennox30
Unincorporated – Leona Valley
Unincorporated – Littlerock
Unincorporated – Littlerock/Juniper Hills
Unincorporated – Littlerock/Pearblossom
Unincorporated – Llano
Unincorporated – Lynwood0
Unincorporated – Marina del Rey9
Unincorporated – Miracle Mile0
Unincorporated – Monrovia5
Unincorporated – Newhall0
Unincorporated – North Lancaster0
Unincorporated – North Whittier
Unincorporated – Northeast San Gabriel8
Unincorporated – Palmdale
Unincorporated – Palos Verdes Peninsula0
Unincorporated – Pearblossom/Llano
Unincorporated – Pellissier Village0
Unincorporated – Placerita Canyon0
Unincorporated – Pomona0
Unincorporated – Quartz Hill18
Unincorporated – Rancho Dominguez10
Unincorporated – Roosevelt0
Unincorporated – Rosewood
Unincorporated – Rosewood/East Gardena0
Unincorporated – Rosewood/West Rancho Dominguez
Unincorporated – Rowland Heights32
Unincorporated – San Clemente Island0
Unincorporated – San Francisquito Canyon/Bouquet Canyon0
Unincorporated – San Jose Hills12
Unincorporated – San Pasqual0
Unincorporated – Sand Canyon0
Unincorporated – Santa Catalina Island
Unincorporated – Santa Monica Mountains8
Unincorporated – Saugus
Unincorporated – Saugus/Canyon Country0
Unincorporated – South Antelope Valley0
Unincorporated – South Edwards0
Unincorporated – South El Monte
Unincorporated – South San Gabriel7
Unincorporated – South Whittier46
Unincorporated – Southeast Antelope Valley0
Unincorporated – Stevenson Ranch15
Unincorporated – Sun Village
Unincorporated – Sunrise Village
Unincorporated – Twin Lakes/Oat Mountain
Unincorporated – Universal City0
Unincorporated – Val Verde
Unincorporated – Valencia
Unincorporated – Valinda22
Unincorporated – View Park/Windsor Hills21
Unincorporated – Walnut0
Unincorporated – Walnut Park36
Unincorporated – West Antelope Valley
Unincorporated – West Carson39
Unincorporated – West Chatsworth0
Unincorporated – West LA
Unincorporated – West Puente Valley7
Unincorporated – West Rancho Dominguez
Unincorporated – West Whittier/Los Nietos24
Unincorporated – Westfield/Academy Hills0
Unincorporated – Westhills0
Unincorporated – White Fence Farms
Unincorporated – Whittier
Unincorporated – Whittier Narrows0
Unincorporated – Willowbrook33
Unincorporated – Wiseburn
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Scott Sigman
Scott Sigman
2 years ago

How are the numbers calculated. If someone is better are they still concidered a case of infection? if some one dies is the number of cases deduct deaths? I havent known of a person or friendd sick in LA only in New York. Curious

Former Staff
2 years ago
Reply to  Scott Sigman

If someone has been confirmed to have been infected, he or she is on the list of infected people. That list includes those who have recovered, those who are struggling with the infection, and those who have died from a confirmed infection. It does not include the very large number of people who likely are infected but are unaware of it.

2 years ago

The numbers in West Hollywood are alarming. That being said, why are people still not following the safety guidelines put in place by the City and State. Masks in public and 6′ social distancing is not a lot to ask. Many people today walking on Santa Monica Boulevard were out without face coverings.

2 years ago
Reply to  Janice

I went out yesterday for a walk around Melrose and Fairfax. Three times I had to go into street to get away from young persons running on sidewalk. I know it’s hard to run and wear a mask, but is it to much to ask when they seen senior out like that for them to move into street?

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