COVID-19 City Update: 8.17

By the Numbers (Long Beach only):   

  • 9,736 total positive results
    • Seven-day positivity rate (updated M/W/F): 9.0%
  • 190 fatalities
  • 80 people hospitalized 
  • Approximately 8,481 recovered (Please note that, for low-risk patients recovering at home, recovery data is self-reported) 
  • 166,905 tests conducted
  • Information as of August 15

Details Regarding Fatalities:

  • 127 are associated with long-term care facilities (LTCF)
  • Ages:
    • 2 were in their 20s
    • 4 were in their 40s
    • 15 were in their 50s
    • 43 were in their 60s
    • 44 were in their 70s
    • 55 were in their 80s
    • 27 were over 90 
  • 84 female, 106 male
  • All individuals had underlying health conditions

Today’s Highlights:

  • A Police Department employee assigned to the Support Bureau has tested positive for COVID-19. The employee, who is not a Long Beach resident, was last at work on August 9. They are now isolating at home.
  • With high temperatures expected to continue, cooling centers will remain open through Wednesday, August 19. COVID-19 safety protocols will be in effect at each of the locations.

Long-Term Care Facility Case Information: 

  • A total of 1,295 positive cases have been confirmed at LTCFs in the city since the start of the pandemic (see attachment).

Tracking the Curve: