COVID-19 City Update: 8.24

By the Numbers (Long Beach only):   

  • 10,147 total positive results
    • 131 new cases since Friday
    • Seven-day positivity rate (updated M/W/F): 8.0%
  • 203 fatalities
  • 80 people hospitalized 
  • Approximately 9,030 recovered (Please note that, for low-risk patients recovering at home, recovery data is self-reported) 
  • 176,884 total tests conducted 
  • Information as of August 22

Details Regarding Fatalities:

  • 133 are associated with long-term care facilities (LTCF)
  • Ages:
    • 2 were in their 20s
    • 4 were in their 40s
    • 17 were in their 50s
    • 48 were in their 60s
    • 47 were in their 70s
    • 55 were in their 80s
    • 30 were over 90 
  • 89 female, 114 male
  • 132 individuals had underlying health conditions; an investigation is underway for one individual, a male in his 70s, as it is unknown whether they had underlying conditions.

Today’s Highlights:

  • Mayor Robert Garcia and Health and Human Services Communicable Disease Controller and COVID-19 Surveillance Lead Emily Holman will deliver updates today at 3 p.m. The briefing will be livestreamed on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @LongBeachCity and on YouTube @LongBeachCityCA.
  • With high temperatures continued, the activation of air-conditioned cooling centers have been extended throughout the city through Friday.

Long-Term Care Facility Case Information: 

  • A total of 1,347 positive cases have been confirmed at LTCFs in the city since the start of the pandemic (see attachment).

Tracking the Curve: