COVID-19 City Update: 12.18

By the Numbers (Long Beach only): 

  • 24,622 total positive results
    • 547 new cases since yesterday
    • Seven-day positivity rate: 12.9%
    • 106.4 seven-day case rate per 100K population
  • 311 fatalities
  • 117 Long Beach residents hospitalized with COVID-19
  • 337 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 18,219 recovered (Please note that, for low-risk patients recovering at home, recovery data is self-reported) 
  • 430,415 total tests conducted 
  • Information as of Dec. 17

State Indicators (Updated on 12/15/20):

  • Current LA County Tier: Purple Tier (Widespread)
  • Seven-day positivity rate: 11.4%
  • 42.2 daily new cases per 100K population
  • Testing positivity in lowest-resourced areas (health equity metric): 17.0%

Details Regarding Fatalities:

  • 170 are associated with long-term care facilities (LTCF)
  • Ages:
    • 2 were in their 20s
    • 1 were in their 30s
    • 9 were in their 40s
    • 33 were in their 50s
    • 67 were in their 60s
    • 71 were in their 70s
    • 89 were in their 80s
    • 39 were over 90 
  • 136 female, 175 male
  • 4 individuals had no known underlying health conditions

Daily Highlights

  • The case count over the past month, from Nov. 16 to Dec. 16, has accounted for 42% of all cases in Long Beach since the first COVID-19 cases were reported in March. The average number of new daily cases is now 543, a 142% increase over the past two weeks and a 1,292% increase since the beginning of the surge. Similarly, the number of average daily hospitalizations increased 408% from Nov. 10 to Dec. 10.
  • Today, the City announced that COVID-19 vaccinations to frontline healthcare workers have begun. Brandon Gatling, a registered nurse at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, was among the first in Long Beach to receive the lifesaving vaccine.
  • Applications are now available for the new Long Beach Outdoor Dining Grant Program, which will provide financial relief to Long Beach bars, breweries, distilleries, restaurants and wineries. It will administer grants up to $10,000 to reimburse a variety of existing eligible expenses associated with operating outdoors. Eligible expenses must have been incurred between June 1, 2020 and Dec. 28, 2020.
  • Long Beach today released its Christmas 2020 and New Year’s 2021 holiday schedule for City services. The City is reminding all residents and visitors to comply with the Safer at Home Order and Regional Stay at Home Order to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 as cases continue to surge.

Long-Term Care Facility Case Information:

  • A total of1,932 positive cases have been confirmed at LTCFs in the city since the start of the pandemic (see attachment).

Tracking the Curve: