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Monday, June 1, 2020
Los Angeles County Announces 22 New COVID-19 Deaths
978 new cases confirmed on Monday
CITY NEWS SERVICE
County health officials announced 22 new deaths and 978 new cases of the Coronavirus on Monday.
To date, 55,968 positive cases of the virus have been identified in LA County, leading to 2,384 deaths.
“This is a very difficult time in our communities, and there are many people who are experiencing the profound sorrow of loved ones who have passed away from COVID-19. We are deeply sorry for your loss. Please know we think of you every day,” said Barbara Ferrer, director of public health.
Ninety-three percent of people who died had underlying health conditions. Of those who died, information about race and ethnicity is available for 2,200 people (99 percent of the cases reported by Public Health) 41 percent of deaths occurred among Latino/Latinx residents, 28 percent among White residents, 17 percent among Asian residents, 12 percent among African American residents, 1 percent among Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander residents and 1 percent among residents identifying with other races.
Upon further investigation, six cases reported earlier were not LA County residents. As of today, 6,528 people who tested positive for the virus (12 percent of positive cases) have been hospitalized at some point during their illness. There are 1,357 people who are currently hospitalized, 28 percent of these people are in the ICU and 18 percent are on ventilators. Testing capacity continues to increase in LA County, with testing results available for nearly 612,000 individuals and 8 percent of people testing positive.