The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health today reports a high number of new confirmed COVID-19 infections and deaths, with the increase largely attributed to the receipt of a backlog of reports over the weekend.
According to the Health Department there are 4,825 newly confirmed COVID-19 infections in Los Angeles County and 91 new deaths from illnesses related to the virus.
The Health Department also has reported one new case of multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C). This brings the total cases of MIS-C in L.A. County to 16 children. Ten of these cases are among girls. The majority of cases (73%) were of Latin children.
MIS-C is a condition that has been affecting children under 21 years old across the country who may have been exposed to COVID-19 or had COVID-19. Different body parts can become inflamed, including the heart, lungs, kidneys, brain, skin, eyes, or gastrointestinal organs and there can be lifelong health impacts.
To date, the Health Department has reported 183,383 COVID-19 infections in Los Angeles County and a total of 4,516 deaths.
The Health Department reports eight newly confirmed infections among West Hollywood residents, bringing the total to 420 so far. The number of WeHo residents who have died of COVID-19 related illnesses remains at five. In Beverly Hills, the number of confirmed infections has increased by three to 530. The number of deaths remains at nine. In Culver City there have been four more confirmed infections, bringing its count to are 313. The number of deaths remains at 27. Eleven members of the Culver City Police Station staff have been confirmed to be infected.
Hollywood has 841 confirmed infections, up 26 from yesterday’s count. The number of deaths remains at eight. The Melrose neighborhood has 1,395 confirmed infections, up 51 from yesterday. There has been one new death, bringing the total so far to 49.
Public Health has a dedicated call line for confirmed cases of COVID-19. If you are positive for COVID-19 and have not yet connected with a public health specialist or need more information on services, call toll-free at 1 (833) 540-0473. Residents who do not have COVID-19 can continue to call 211 for resources or more information.
As noted before, one way the virus can be transmitted is through a cough, a sneeze or even through air that comes from the mouth when someone talks. For that reason, residents must wear face coverings when out in public and can be cited for not doing so. The citations come with a $250 fine and a $50 administrative fee.
West Hollywood residents with questions about the COVID-19 pandemic or 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 subjects and issues: