COVID-19 City Update: 12.14

By the Numbers (Long Beach only): 

  • 21,075 total positive results
    • 987 new cases since last update (Dec. 10)*
    • Seven-day positivity rate: 11.5%
    • 81.1 seven-day case rate per 100K population
  • 295 fatalities
  • 96 Long Beach residents hospitalized with COVID-19
  • 274 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 as of Dec. 13)
  • Approximately 16,786 recovered (Please note that, for low-risk patients recovering at home, recovery data is self-reported) 
  • 397,122 total tests conducted 
  • Information as of Dec. 12

*Due to a data processing delay at the State level, today’s new case count includes a portion of backlogged cases from last week. Additional backlogged cases are expected to be reported throughout the week. 

State Indicators (Updated on 12/8/20):

  • Current LA County Tier: Purple Tier (Widespread)
  • Seven-day positivity rate: 8.7%
  • 26.9 daily new cases per 100K population
  • Testing positivity in lowest-resourced areas (health equity metric): 13.9%

Details Regarding Fatalities:

  • 165 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
    • 67 were in their 60s
    • 68 were in their 70s
    • 86 were in their 80s
    • 38 were over 90 
  • 129 female, 166 male
  • 3 individuals had no known underlying health conditions

Daily Highlights

  • Two public-facing Parks, Recreation and Marine employees have tested positive for COVID-19, including:
    • An employee assigned to the Community Recreation Services Bureau, who is not a Long Beach resident. They were last at work on Dec. 4 and are now recovering at home. 
    • An employee assigned to the Marine Bureau, who is a Long Beach resident. They were last at work on Dec. 7 and are now recovering at home. 
  • Due to a significant surge in COVID-19 cases, the Long Beach Unified School District (LBUSD) announced it will continue to provide most instruction through distance learning until at least March 1 rather than starting in-person classes on Jan. 28 as previously intended. For more information and COVID-19-related notifications, visit the LBUSD website.
  • The City, in partnership with Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn and participating agencies, will host a free drive-through food distribution on Thursday, Dec. 17, from 9 a.m. to noon at Cabrillo High School, 2001 Santa Fe Ave. Line formation begins at 8:30 a.m.; walk-ups will not be allowed.
  • Following a high demand for early childhood development materials, the City will distribute an additional 1,000 developmental kits for children from birth to five years. The kits are available for Long Beach residents only and include books, art supplies and other materials. The distributions will be held at the following locations on Saturday, Dec. 19 at 10 a.m. on a first-come, first-served basis, while supplies last:
    • Bret Harte Neighborhood Library (1595 W. Willow St.)
    • Mark Twain Neighborhood Library (1401 E. Anaheim St.)