COVID-19 City Update: 10.26

By the Numbers (Long Beach only): 

  • 13,048 total positive results
    • 94 new cases since Friday  
    • Seven-day positivity rate: 3.3%
    • 7.2 daily new cases per 100K population
  • 255 fatalities
  • 55 people hospitalized 
  • Approximately 12,285 recovered (Please note that, for low-risk patients recovering at home, recovery data is self-reported) 
  • 256,567 total tests conducted 
  • Information as of October 24

State Indicators (Updated on Tuesdays):

  • Current LA County Tier: Purple Tier (Widespread)
  • Seven-day positivity rate: 3.4%
  • 7.6 daily new cases per 100K population
  • Testing positivity in lowest-resourced areas (health equity metric): 5.9%

Details Regarding Fatalities:

  • 156 are associated with long-term care facilities (LTCF)
  • Ages:
    • 2 were in their 20s
    • 6 were in their 40s
    • 23 were in their 50s
    • 60 were in their 60s
    • 59 were in their 70s
    • 71 were in their 80s
    • 34 were over 90 
  • 106 female, 149 male
  • 254 individuals had underlying health conditions

Today’s Highlights:

  • Long Beach has updated the health order to allow for the expansion of personal care services, family entertainment centers and private outdoor playgrounds. The changes went into effect at 12:01 a.m. Monday, Oct. 26, and are in alignment with the State and County of Los Angeles guidelines.
  • Registered voters now have the option to safely cast ballots in person at more than 30 vote centers throughout Long Beach for the 2020 General Election.
  • The City’s Ethics Commission has established a subpool of 23 qualified applicants and randomly selected the first nine commissioners for the Independent Redistricting Commission.
  • The City announced the upcoming retirements of Human Resources Director Alejandrina (Alex) Basquez and Finance Director/CFO John Gross. 

Long-Term Care Facility Case Information:

  • A total of1,482 positive cases have been confirmed at LTCFs in the city since the start of the pandemic (see attachment).

Tracking the Curve: