COVID-19 City Update: 9.18

By the Numbers (Long Beach only): 

  • 11,440 total positive results
    • 61 new cases since yesterday
    • Seven-day positivity rate: 3.8%
    • 6.1 daily new cases per 100K population
  • 237 fatalities
  • 44 people hospitalized 
  • Approximately 10,643 recovered (Please note that, for low-risk patients recovering at home, recovery data is self-reported) 
  • 205,927 total tests conducted 
  • Information as of September 17

State Indicators (Updated on Tuesdays):

  • Current LA County Tier: Tier 1 (Widespread)
  • Seven-day positivity rate: 3.2%
  • 8.1 daily new cases per 100K population

Details Regarding Fatalities:

  • 150 are associated with long-term care facilities (LTCF)
  • Ages:
    • 2 were in their 20s
    • 5 were in their 40s
    • 21 were in their 50s
    • 56 were in their 60s
    • 54 were in their 70s
    • 66 were in their 80s
    • 33 were over 90 
  • 101 female, 136 male
  • 236 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 Sept. 15. They are now isolating at home.
  • The City will hold a press conference on Tuesday, Sept. 22 for the start of a new COVID-19 testing program in Long Beach focused on traditionally underserved Latinx and undocumented communities, in partnership with the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA).

Long-Term Care Facility Case Information:

  • A total of1,471 positive cases have been confirmed at LTCFs in the city since the start of the pandemic (see attachment).

Tracking the Curve: