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Claremont cases stand at 24 for six days; coronavirus update

Claremont’s confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus has remained steady at 24 for almost a week, and new deaths from COVID 19 countywide were below 30 for two consecutive days, according to a news release from Los Angeles County Public Health on Monday.

Public Health has confirmed 49 new deaths and 1,349 new cases of COVID-19 over the weekend. There were 21 deaths and 781 new cases reported Saturday, and on Sunday there were 28 deaths and 568 cases reported. Two days is not long enough to be considered a trend, however, the death rate over the weekend was approximately 50 percent less than the rate for the entire week (April 27 through May 3.) The lowest number of deaths from the previous week was 18 recorded last Saturday.

Thirty-seven people who died over the weekend were over the age of 65, and seven were between the ages of 41 and 65. Thirty-three people had underlying health conditions including 28 over the age of 65.

Since its first coronavirus update on March 4, health officials have reported 1,256 deaths and identified 26,217 positive cases across all areas of L.A. County. Ninety-three percent of people who died had underlying health conditions. As of Saturday, a total of 5,019 people who tested positive for COVID-19 (19% of positive cases) have been hospitalized at some point during their illness.

L.A. County continues to be have the highest number of deaths of any county in the state, recording about 55 percent of California’s total of 2,254. It also has the highest rate when adjusted for population with 12.2 deaths per 100,000 residents. Riverside County is second at 7.4, followed by San Mateo County at 6.9, according to data collected by the Washington Post. The Bronx in New York has the highest rate in the country at 253.3 deaths per 100,000.

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