COVID-19 City Update: 5.01
By the Numbers (Long Beach only):
- 768 total positive results
- 37 fatalities
- 42 people hospitalized
- Approximately 475 recovered (Please note that, for low-risk patients recovering at home, recovery data is self-reported.)
- Data snapshot at 12:01 a.m. today
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 24 were over 80 years old
- 18 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:
- 230 positive cases have been confirmed at a total of 19 long-term care facilities in the city, since the start of the pandemic (19 is a cumulative number; the Health Department is currently monitoring long-term care facilities with active cases). These cases include both facility residents and staff members (who may not be residents). Long Beach has a total of 93 long-term care facilities.
- 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 (more than two cases of COVID-19) including counts for health care workers and residents (see attachment).
Tracking the Curve:
- Today’s information regarding positive cases, hospitalizations, and demographic breakdown is available online at longbeach.gov/COVID19 and in the City’s data dashboard (attached), providing the most up-to-date information available.
- Recent events have shown how critical funding is to support hospitals, schools, public transportation, affordable housing and small businesses in order to keep a society working for everyone. Completing the 2020 Census is the easiest way to make sure Long Beach has the resources it needs for the decade ahead.
Safer at Home Order:
- An additional health order further protects older adults (4/15)
- Latest version of“Safer at Home” Order (4/10)
- Two additional Health Orders are in effect requiring individuals with COVID-19 to self-isolate, and those at risk to self-quarantine (4/1)
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 email@example.com.
Important Public Safety Announcements:
- The City urges people to remain calm. Follow @LongBeachCity on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and visit longbeach.gov/COVID19 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: longbeach.gov/COVID19 and @LongBeachCity on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Highlights can be found using the hashtag #COVID19LongBeach.
- Media Inquiries: 562.570.NEWS (6397) or firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: cdc.gov/COVID19
- Ready.gov: ready.gov/pandemic
- Port of Long Beach COVID-19 Information: polb.com/business/covid-19-information/#covid-19-overview