COVID-19 City Update: 7.20

By the Numbers (Long Beach only):   

  • 6,522 total positive results
  • 159 fatalities
  • 104 people hospitalized 
  • Approximately 4,955 recovered (Please note that, for low-risk patients recovering at home, recovery data is self-reported) 
  • Data dashboard updated July 18

Details Regarding Fatalities:

  • 118 are associated with long-term care facilities
  • Ages:
    • 1 were in their 20s
    • 2 were in their 40s
    • 9 were in their 50s
    • 34 were in their 60s
    • 36 were in their 70s
    • 52 were in their 80s
    • 25 were over 90 
  • 72 female, 87 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: 

  • 1,087 positive cases have been confirmed at a total of 31 long-term care facilities (LTCF) in the city since the start of the pandemic (see attachment).
    • Thirty-one 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 and on the City’s digital dashboard, providing the most up-to-date information available (see attachment).

Today’s Highlights:

  • A Police Department employee in the South Division has tested positive for COVID-19. The employee, who is not a Long Beach resident, was last at work on July 15. They are currently recovering at home in self-isolation. 
  • A Fire Department employee based at Station 13 has tested positive for COVID-19. The employee, who is not a Long Beach resident, was last at work on July 18. They are recovering in self-isolation. 
  • Work on the City’s Framework for Reconciliation has moved forward; so far, more than 800 people have participated in listening sessions and community town halls to address the long-standing impacts of systemic racism in Long Beach and throughout the country.
  • Great Plates Delivered, a meal program for older adults, has been extended to August 9.
  • The City will offer additional summer youth programs, including Virtual Camp, In-Person Nature Camps and Middle School Adaptive Camps beginning July 20.
  • The City of Long Beach is encouraging residents to provide input on the City’s budget by participating in a Budget Priority Survey available now and continuing throughout the budget process.

Orders of the Health Officer

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, weekdays: 562.570.NEWS (6397) or

Whom 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 (normal business hours, weekdays): 562.570.NEWS (6397) or 
  • Business Information Line (normal business hours, weekdays): 562.570.4BIZ (4249)
  • Public Information Line (normal business hours, weekdays): 562.570.INFO (4636)
  • Health Providers:
    • Normal business hours, weekdays: 562.570.4302
    • After hours, emergency only: 562.500.5537
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: