COVID-19 City Update: 12.07

By the Numbers (Long Beach only): 

  • 18,370 total positive results
    • 820 new cases since Friday 
    • Seven-day positivity rate: 8.4%
    • 41.7 seven-day case rate per 100K population
  • 282 fatalities
  • 79 Long Beach residents hospitalized with COVID-19
  • 173 total COVID-19 hospitalizations in area hospitals (Long Beach Memorial Hospital, St. Mary Medical Center, College Medical Center, Lakewood Regional Medical Center and Los Alamitos Medical Center)*
  • Approximately 15,438 recovered (Please note that, for low-risk patients recovering at home, recovery data is self-reported) 
  • 364,460 total tests conducted 
  • Information as of Dec. 5

*Please note that the area hospitalizations are as of Dec. 7. The COVID-19 online dashboard and attached PDF may not reflect such current information. The City is working toward having area hospitalizations reported on a day-of basis, both in the Media Update and the dashboard.

State Indicators (Updated on 12/1/20):

  • Current LA County Tier: Purple Tier (Widespread)
  • Seven-day positivity rate: 7.0%
  • 20.2 daily new cases per 100K population
  • Testing positivity in lowest-resourced areas (health equity metric): N/A

Details Regarding Fatalities:

  • 160 are associated with long-term care facilities (LTCF)
  • Ages:
    • 2 were in their 20s
    • 1 were in their 30s
    • 8 were in their 40s
    • 25 were in their 50s
    • 64 were in their 60s
    • 66 were in their 70s
    • 79 were in their 80s
    • 37 were over 90 
  • 121 female, 161 male
  • 3 individuals had no known underlying health conditions

Daily Highlights

  • To further protect against the spread of COVID-19, in the midst of an unprecedented increase in cases which continues to impact hospital capacity, the City has issued an updated Health Order that prohibits or limits most non-essential activities, in alignment with the State’s Regional Stay at Home Order. The changes are effective as of 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 6.
  • A public-facing Long Beach Public Library employee assigned to the Billie Jean King Main Library has tested positive for COVID-19. The employee, who is a Long Beach resident, was last at work on Dec. 5. They are now isolating at home.
  • The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services has awarded contracts to community organizations to expand mental health awareness efforts and provide services to individuals experiencing domestic and interpersonal violence during the pandemic.

Long-Term Care Facility Case Information:

  • A total of1,638 positive cases have been confirmed at LTCFs in the city since the start of the pandemic (see attachment).

Tracking the Curve: