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Another big spike in new confirmed cases; Claremont’s total cases now at 19

Los Angeles County Department of Public Health recorded another spike in new cases of the novel coronavirus, including three new cases in the city of Claremont, according a news release on Tuesday. The total confirmed cases in Claremont now stands at 19.

“The department of health has confirmed 46 new deaths and 1400 new cases of COVID-19. Of the new cases 734 are from a backlog of tests, and 625 are daily reported cases. Thirty-three people who died were over the age of 65, four people were between the ages of 41 and 65 and two people were between the ages of 18 to 40. Thirty-one people had underlying health conditions including 27 people over the age of 65, three people between the ages of 41 to 65 years old and one person between the ages of 18 to 40. Five deaths were reported by the City of Pasadena and two deaths were reported by the City of Long Beach.

“Public Health continues to receive a backlog of test results. In an effort to expand testing capacity, many new labs are responding to the emergency and Public Health is working with them to ensure that they have the proper reporting systems in place. Until this reporting issue is resolved, there may be periodic increases in positive cases and total cases due to unevenness in daily reporting” the statement read.

So far there have been 15,140 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of Los Angeles County, and a total of 663 deaths. Eighty-nine percent of people who died had underlying health conditions.

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