COVID-19 City Update: 11.23

By the Numbers (Long Beach only): 

  • 15,226 total positive results
    • 102 new cases since yesterday*  
    • Seven-day positivity rate: 5.9%
    • 22.7 daily new cases per 100K population
  • 270 fatalities
  • 51 people hospitalized 
  • Approximately 13,705 recovered (Please note that, for low-risk patients recovering at home, recovery data is self-reported) 
  • 317,771 total tests conducted 
  • Information as of November 21

*Please note that, due to a data processing delay at the state level, the positive cases reported are lower than the actual. Tomorrow’s report will include all the weekend data.

State Indicators (Updated on Tuesdays*):

  • Current LA County Tier: Purple Tier (Widespread)
  • Seven-day positivity rate: 5.3%
  • 13.7 daily new cases per 100K population
  • Testing positivity in lowest-resourced areas (health equity metric): 6.5%

*Today’s data reflects the latest numbers provided by the State on Monday, Nov. 16.

Details Regarding Fatalities:

  • 158 are associated with long-term care facilities (LTCF)
  • Ages:
    • 2 were in their 20s
    • 1 were in their 30s
    • 7 were in their 40s
    • 24 were in their 50s
    • 63 were in their 60s
    • 63 were in their 70s
    • 75 were in their 80s
    • 35 were over 90 
  • 113 female, 157 male
  • 3 individuals had no known underlying health conditions

Daily Highlights

  • In Long Beach, over the past two weeks, the number of new cases has increased by more than 120% — a much steeper curve than the City saw during the summer surge. 
    • The positivity rate is now at 5.9%, compared to 2.9% at its lowest.
    • The case rate is 34 per 100,000, up from a low of 6.9 per 100,000.
  • Since Nov. 1, the local area COVID-19 hospitalizations have increased 200%. While hospital capacity in Long Beach remains available, hospitalizations are climbing.
  • The City broke all testing records on Friday, Nov. 20, when 2,534 tests were conducted. Yesterday, 1,370 people were tested, which is twice the usual volume on Sundays.
  • The City will be aligning with the County to prohibit in-person dining at restaurants, breweries, wineries and bars beginning Wednesday, Nov. 25, for the next three weeks, at minimum, to slow the spread of transmission in Long Beach. An updated health order will be forthcoming. 
  • The City continues to expand testing and surpass State requirements. People may schedule an appointment online or by calling 562.570.INFO (4636). Appointments can be made up to three days in advance.
  • Two public-facing Fire Department employees have tested positive for COVID-19, including:
    • An employee assigned to Fire Station 21, who is not a Long Beach resident. They were last at work on Nov. 16 and are now recovering at home.
    • An employee who is not a Long Beach resident. They were last at work on Nov. 20 and are now recovering at home. 

Long-Term Care Facility Case Information:

  • A total of1,519 positive cases have been confirmed at LTCFs in the city since the start of the pandemic (see attachment).

Tracking the Curve: