The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health today reports the count of those infected with the COVID-19 virus exceeds 200,000.
The Health Department reports 3,290 newly confirmed infections, bringing the count to 201,106. That count is high partly because the Health Department has received a backlog of reported infections from one lab. The Health Department confirms 48 new deaths, bringing that total to 4,869.
The Health Department today reports six newly confirmed infections in West Hollywood, bringing the total to 446. The number of WeHo residents who have died of COVID-19 related illnesses remains at five. In Beverly Hills, the number of confirmed infections is now 547. That is a reduction from yesterday’s count of 547. Such reductions sometimes happen when the Health Department determines that the address of someone diagnosed with the virus was incorrect. The number of COVID-19 related deaths in Beverly Hills remains at 10. In Culver City the number of infections is now 331, an increase of one from yesterday’s count. The number of deaths remains at 29.
Hollywood has 16 newly confirmed infections, meaning its total to date is 910. The number of deaths remains at nine. The Melrose neighborhood has 18 newly confirmed infections, bringing its total to 1,505. The number of deaths has increased by one to 55.
In its announcement today, the Health Department said it continues to respond to a high volume of complaints about violations of health orders related to the COVID-19 virus. Since March, the Health Department has received 20,129 omplaints and investigated more than 19,000 restaurants, more than 4,300 grocery stores, and more than 3,600 other businesses.
Twenty-seven restaurants and 76 other businesses, which include seven gyms, were shut down for violations. Most of the businesses under investigation either came into compliance or were working to come into compliance and that’s why they were not closed.
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: