Two additional coronavirus deaths reported in LA County, total of 536 confirmed cases

Public Health officials Monday announced 128 new coronavirus cases in Los Angeles County, as well as two additional deaths as a result of COVID-19.

This brings the total number of deaths in the county to seven and the total number of positive cases up to 536.

The first new death was an individual over the age of 65 with underlying health conditions from Glendale. The other was an individual between the ages of 30 and 50, from a location that is still under investigation, according to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. 

Additionally, the city of Long Beach reported its first coronavirus death Monday. A woman in her 50s died of complications to COVID-19. The patient had underlying health conditions.

“We’ve been dreading this day and were hoping it would never come,” said Mayor Robert Garcia. “We extend our deepest condolences to the victim’s family, friends, and loved ones. We all mourn this incredible loss to our community.”

It was unclear if the Long Beach resident is the same as the second Los Angeles County death reported Monday.


Details regarding the second death reported Monday were not immediately available.

Los Angeles County Public Health Director Dr. Barbara Ferrer said that 80% of the confirmed cases are individuals between the ages of 18 and 65, specifying that 42% of the cases were between the ages of 18 and 40.

"This virus can, in fact, infect people across the board, and all people need to be vigilant," she said, as she stressed to younger residents the need to take social distancing seriously.

"It is more important than ever, for every single person to follow social distancing requirements," Ferrer said. "Social distancing isn't a sometimes I do, and sometimes I don't."

Of the confirmed cases, 90 individuals required hospitalization at some point, Ferrer said.

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Ferrer said that the increased number of cases will continue to rise because healthcare workers now have the ability to test more individuals for COVID-19.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, symptoms of the virus include fever, coughing and shortness of breath. 

LA City Councilmember David Ryu said Monday that the city and county reached a deal with a South-Korea-based company in order to receive an additional 20,000 coronavirus test kits. With the additional kits, the county will have the ability to conduct 5,000 tests per day as early as Friday.

RELATED: All hiking trails in LA County will close to reinforce need for social distancing

County Sheriff Alex Villanueva, meanwhile, says his agency will be providing 250,000 N95 protective masks to a medical supply distributor in Long Beach for distribution to hospitals throughout the county. He says another 125,000 will be provided to the Los Angeles Police Department, and more will be provided to other law enforcement agencies.

Public Health has issued the following guidance during this time of increased spread:

• If you are mildly sick, stay home for at least seven days or until 72 hours after being fever free, whichever is longer. Call your doctor if you are concerned and/or your symptoms worsen. Individuals who are elderly, have underlying health conditions or pregnant should consider contacting their providers earlier when they are sick.

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Laboratory Confirmed Cases:     536
-- Los Angeles County (excl. LB and Pas)    516*
-- Long Beach    17
-- Pasadena    3
Age Group (Los Angeles County Cases Only-excl LB and Pas)     
-  0 to 17    9
-  18 to 40    217
-  41 to 65    198
-  over 65    92
Hospitalization and Death     
-  Hospitalized (Ever)    90
-  Deaths    7
Agoura Hills    1
Alhambra    4
Altadena    5
Arcadia    3
Athens    1
Baldwin Hills    3
Bellflower    3
Beverly Hills    12
Beverlywood    7
Boyle Heights    5
Brentwood    27
Burbank    2
Calabasas    3
Canoga Park    2
Carson    6
Castaic    1
Century City    4
Century Palms/Cove    1
Cerritos    2
Cloverdale/Cochran    1
Compton    1
Covina    1
Crestview    6
Culver City    5
Del Rey    2
Diamond Bar    2
Downtown    2
Duarte    1
Eagle Rock    2
East Hollywood    1
East Los Angeles    2
Echo Park    2
El Segundo    1
Encino    10
Exposition Park    1
Florence    1
Gardena    1
Glendale    9
Glendora    1
Granada Hills    5
Hancock Park    6
Hawthorne    3
Hollywood    14
Hollywood Hills    7
Hyde Park    1
Inglewood    3
Koreatown    3
La Canada Flintridge    2
La Mirada    3
La Verne    2
Lake Balboa    2
Lakewood    1
Lancaster    7
Lawndale    2
Lincoln Heights    1
Lomita    8
Los Feliz    2
Lynwood    2
Manhattan Beach    9
Mar Vista    6
Melrose    19
Miracle Mile    5
Monterey Park    3
North Hollywood    9
Northridge    1
Pacific Palisades    8
Palmdale    1
Palms    2
Paramount    2
Park La Brea    6
Playa Vista    3
Rancho Palos Verdes    1
Redondo Beach    5
Reseda    3
San Dimas    1
San Fernando    1
San Pedro    2
Santa Clarita    7
Santa Monica    12
Santa Monica Mountains    2
Sherman Oaks    8
Silverlake    4
South El Monte    1
South Gate    1
South Park    1
South Pasadena    3
South Whittier    2
Stevenson Ranch    2
Studio City    7
Sun Valley    2
Sunland    1
Sylmar    1
Tarzana    8
Temple    1
Torrance    4
Tujunga    1
University Park    1
Valley Glen    7
Van Nuys    4
Venice    7
Vermont Knolls    1
Vermont Vista    1
Vernon Central    1
Walnut    1
West Adams    1
West Covina    1
West Hills    4
West Hollywood    23
West Los Angeles    4
West Vernon    2
Westchester    3
Westlake    1
Westwood    6
Whittier    2
Wilmington    3
Wilshire Center    1
Winnetka    1
Woodland Hills    7
-  Under Investigation    61
*These numbers are subject to change based on further investigation; one previously reported case was not in Public Health's jurisdiction.
**Locations that were less <25000 have been added to the nearest city or community.

CNS contributed to this report.