COVID-19 City Update: 5.08

By the Numbers (Long Beach only):

  • 898 total positive results
  • 40 fatalities 
  • 50 people hospitalized 
  • Approximately 564 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
  • 32 are associated with long-term care facilities
  • One individual in their 40s, three individuals were in their 50s, seven were in their 60s, four were in their 70s and 25 were over 80 years old
  • 20 individuals were men and 20 were women 
  • At this time, to avoid risk to patient privacy, no further details will be provided

Long-Term Care Facility Case Information: 

  • 264 positive cases have been confirmed at a total of 21 long-term care facilities in the city since the start of the pandemic (21 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 and in the City’s data dashboard (attached), providing the most up-to-date information available.

Today’s Highlights: 

  • Mayor Robert Garcia and City Health Officer Dr. Anissa Davis will host a livestream briefing at 3 p.m. today. It can be viewed on the City’s Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages.
  • Effective today, non-essential retail businesses are permitted to open, with safety restrictions. More information on affected businesses and required safety protocols can be viewed through the issued press release.
  • Today the City issued an update to the isolation and quarantine orders, which includes an extension of the self-isolation period and changes to the period of exposure risk for quarantine.
  • Trails and associated parking lots also reopened with restrictions today, and golf courses and car dealership showrooms may also open today with restrictions.
  • Because Mother’s Day typically attracts large gatherings at public parks, City officials wish to remind the public that parks are open for passive use only. Gatherings and picnicking will not be allowed in the parks or parking spaces.

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