Tuesday Numbers: LA County Surpasses 20,000 COVID Deaths, Meaning 1 in Every 500 People in County Lost Life to Virus


Los Angeles County crossed the grim milestone of the 20,000 cumulative COVID deaths on Tuesday. That means in a county of 10 million people, the coronavirus has claimed one in every 500 people.

County health officials announced 157 more COVID-related deaths on Tuesday, which brings the county’s cumulative death toll to 20,057 people.

The highest number of COVID deaths in a single day in the county is 318 deaths, recorded on Jan. 8, while the second highest is 316 deaths, which occurred on Jan. 30.

There are 2,146 people currently in the hospital in Los Angeles County according to county health officials. That’s 67 fewer people in the hospital than on Monday when there were 2,213 people hospitalized. 

The county’s all-time high for COVID hospitalizations occurred on Jan. 7, when there were 8,098 people hospitalized.

There are 619 people currently in the ICU according to the state.  

LA County reported 2,091 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday. The county now has a cumulative total of 1,183,378 cases since the pandemic began in March.


To date, almost 5.78 million people have been tested for the coronavirus since the pandemic began.

West Hollywood recorded 3 new cases for a cumulative total of 2,099 cases since the pandemic began. The city had 2 new deaths; the cumulative death total is 30 deaths.

Below are the numbers for areas near West Hollywood:

  • Beverly Hills – 13 new cases for a total of 2,438 cases and 28 deaths.
  • Carthay neighborhood – 3 new case for a total of 874 cases and 52 deaths.
  • Century City – 1 new case for a total of 564 cases and 12 deaths.
  • Culver City – 4 new cases for a total of 2,066 cases and 80 deaths.
  • Hollywood – 13 new cases for a total of 5,126 cases and 57 deaths.
  • Melrose neighborhood – 10 new cases total of 7,701 cases and 186 deaths.
  • Miracle Mile – 2 new cases for a total of 886 cases and 14 deaths.
  • Park La Brea – 2 new cases for a total of 550 cases and 1 death.
  • Santa Monica – 17 new cases for a total of 4,268 cases and 135 deaths.

The Carthay neighborhood incorporates the areas of Los Angeles between the Beverly Hills city limits and Fairfax Avenue, with Beverly Boulevard as the northern border and Wilshire Boulevard as the southern border. 

The Melrose neighborhood incorporates the areas of Los Angeles east of La Cienega and west of Vermont Avenue, between Santa Monica Boulevard on the north and Beverly Boulevard on the south.

For information about the many resources available to West Hollywood residents who have been impacted by COVID-19,  CLICK HERE.

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