COVID-19 City Update: 8.14
By the Numbers (Long Beach only):
- 9,552 total positive results
- 189 fatalities
- 78 people hospitalized
- Approximately 8,293 recovered (Please note that, for low-risk patients recovering at home, recovery data is self-reported)
- Information as of August 13
Details Regarding Fatalities:
- 127 are associated with long-term care facilities
- 2 were in their 20s
- 4 were in their 40s
- 15 were in their 50s
- 43 were in their 60s
- 43 were in their 70s
- 55 were in their 80s
- 27 were over 90
- 84 female, 105 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:
- 1,283 positive cases have been confirmed at a total of 33 long-term care facilities (LTCF) in the city since the start of the pandemic (see attachment).
- Thirty-three 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).
- The City yesterday issued a revised health order with updated protocols addressing youth sports leagues, dine-in restaurants, golf and reopening K-12 schools. An amendment to the Licensed Congregate Health Care Facilities Order also was issued.
- With high temperatures forecasted today and throughout the weekend, the City has activated five air-conditioned cooling centers through Sunday, August 16. COVID-19 safety protocols will be in effect at each of the locations.
- A new testing site in the Harbor District will provide up to 200 additional tests per day to port-area workers and the public.
Orders of the Health Officer
- Latest version of “Safer at Home” Order (8/13)
- Required Protocols for Licensed Congregate Health Care Facilities (8/11)
- Amendments to the Isolation and Quarantine orders requiring individuals with COVID-19 to self-isolate, and those at risk to self-quarantine (7/28)
- Access to Diagnostic Testing Through Healthcare Facilities (7/20)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Whom 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 (normal business hours, weekdays): 562.570.NEWS (6397) or email@example.com
- 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: cdc.gov/COVID19
- Ready.gov: ready.gov/pandemic
- Port of Long Beach COVID-19 Information: polb.com/business/covid-19-information/#covid-19-overview