COVID-19 City Update: 6.12
By the Numbers (Long Beach only):
- 2,565 total positive results
- 110 fatalities
- 79 people hospitalized
- Approximately 1,923 recovered (Please note that, for low-risk patients recovering at home, recovery data is self-reported)
Details Regarding Fatalities:
- 84 are associated with long-term care facilities
- 2 were in their 40s
- 7 were in their 50s
- 23 were in their 60s
- 25 were in their 70s
- 33 were in their 80s
- 20 were over 90
- 49 female, 61 male
- All individuals had underlying health conditions
- At this time, to avoid risk to patient privacy, no further details will be provided
Long-Term Care Facility Case Information:
- 669 positive cases have been confirmed at a total of 27 long-term care facilities (LTCF) in the city since the start of the pandemic. (see attachment)
- Twenty-seven 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 71 LTCFs, including assisted living and skilled nursing, that are currently open and operating in the city.
- 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.
Tracking the Curve:
- Information regarding positive cases, hospitalizations and demographic breakdown is available online at longbeach.gov/COVID19 and on the City’s digital dashboard, providing the most up-to-date information available (see attachment).
- Mayor Robert Garcia and Health Department Director Kelly Colopy will update the public on the latest COVID-19 news during a livestream briefing at 3 p.m. today. It can be viewed on the City’s Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages.
- An amended Health Order was issued today allowing wider recreational use of City facilities, including stationary activities at beaches and parks with members of the same household. A press release with more information is forthcoming.
- The City issued a press release today detailing the year-over-year increase in population experiencing homelessness.
- Long Beach will offer the United States Department of Agriculture’s Summer Food Service Program to children and youth throughout the summer months. Details are here.
- The Cabrillo High School testing site is closed today.
- Starting Monday, June 15, testing sites will have new hours:
- Cabrillo High School, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday through Wednesday
- Jordan High School, 3-5 p.m., Thursday through Sunday
- Veterans Stadium, 3-5 p.m., Monday through Friday
- The Long Beach City College Pacific Coast Campus (drive thru) will remain open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., seven days a week. The walk-up Rapid Assessment Clinic at that location will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Effective June 15, all Long Beach residents can receive COVID-19 testing, regardless of symptoms, at City-operated testing sites located at Cabrillo and Jordan High Schools and Veterans Stadium. Appointments are required and can be made online or by calling 562.570.INFO (4636). Appointment availability will continue to be prioritized for those exhibiting symptoms and individuals who are over 65 years of age or have underlying chronic health conditions.
Orders of the Health Officer:
- Latest version of “Safer at Home” Order (6/12)
- Amendments to the Self-Isolation and Quarantine orders requiring individuals with COVID-19 to self-isolate, and those at risk to self-quarantine (5/8)
- An additional health order further protects those living in congregate health facilities (4/15)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com
- 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