COVID-19 City Update: 5.01

By the Numbers (Long Beach only):

  • 709 total positive results
  • 36 fatalities 
  • 54 people hospitalized 
  • Approximately 424 recovered (Please note that, for low-risk patients recovering at home, recovery data is self-reported.)

Details Regarding Fatalities:

  • All had underlying health conditions
  • 30 are associated with long-term care facilities
  • Three individuals were in their 50s, seven were in their 60s, three were in their 70s and 23 were over 80 years old
  • 17 individuals were men and 19 were women 
  • At this time, to avoid risk to patient privacy, no further details will be provided

Long-Term Care Facility Case Information: 

  • 210 positive cases have been confirmed at a total of 18 long-term care facilities in the city, since the beginning of the pandemic (18 is a cumulative number; the Long Beach Health and Human Services Department is currently monitoring 11 long-term care facilities with active cases). These cases include both facility residents and staff members (who may not be Long Beach residents).
  • In line with the California Department of Public Health’s standard for listing skilled nursing facilities with positive cases, the City is listing facilities currently experiencing outbreaks (of over 2 cases of COVID-19) including counts for health care workers and residents (see attached)

Tracking the Curve: 

  • Today’s information regarding positive cases, hospitalizations, and demographic breakdown is available online at and in the City’s data dashboard (attached), providing the most up-to-date information available.
  • A person experiencing homelessness who tested positive for COVID-19 visited the City’s Winter Shelter in North Long Beach last week. The individual, an adult male, exhibited symptoms of COVID-19 during the shelter’s intake procedures and was subsequently transported to a Los Angeles County hospital where he was tested and is currently recovering in stable condition. All individuals who had direct exposure to the individual are being tested as a precaution. This case is included in Los Angeles County statistics, not Long Beach. Correction notice: The referenced shelter is in North Long Beach, not West Long Beach as stated yesterday.

Today’s Highlights: 

  • Mayor Robert Garcia and City Health Officer Dr. Anissa Davis will provide the latest COVID-19 updates during a livestream briefing today at 3 p.m. View it on the City’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages at @LongBeachCity.
  • An additional drive-through COVID-19 testing site opens today at Long Beach City College’s Veterans Memorial Stadium, located at 5000 E. Lew Davis St. It is open seven days a week from 3 to 6 p.m. Read more.
  • Now, all frontline essential workers, both symptomatic and asymptomatic, can receive free COVID-19 testing at three Long Beach testing locations. Read more.

Safer at Home Order:

Past News Releases:

  • To view COVID-19-related news releases, visit the City Press Release Archive. Releases include information about economic relief, help for people experiencing homelessness and updates regarding City operations.

Joint Information Center:

  • The Joint Information Center (JIC) remains open during normal business hours, seven days a week: 562.570.NEWS (6397) or

Important Public Safety Announcements:

  • The City urges people to remain calm. Follow @LongBeachCity on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and visit for guidance. Sign up for Alert Long Beach to receive emergency notifications.
  • Long Beach Police and Fire Departments remain fully committed to the ongoing City efforts to ensure the safety and health of its community members.

Who To Call & Additional Resources:

  • Up-To-Date Local Information on COVID-19: and @LongBeachCity on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Highlights can be found using the hashtag #COVID19LongBeach. 
  • Media Inquiries: 562.570.NEWS (6397) or 
  • Business Information Line (normal business hours): 562.570.4BIZ (4249)
  • Public Information Line (normal business hours): 562.570.INFO (4636)
  • Health Providers:
    • Normal hours: 562.570.4302
    • After hours emergency only: 562.500.5537