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Daily coronavirus update; more than 30,000 cases in L.A. County

New data released on Friday by Los Angeles County Public Health reports 51 new deaths and 883 new cases of the novel coronavirus. Total cases in the county is now 30,296 and 1,468 deaths.

There are still no confirmed COVID-19 deaths in the city of Claremont, however, total cases rose slightly to 28.

Of the 51 new deaths, thirty-nine were over the age of 65; eight were between the ages of 41 and 65, and two was between 18 and 40. Forty-three people had underlying health conditions including 36 over the age of 65. As of Friday, a total of 5,298 people who tested positive for COVID-19 (19% of positive cases) have been hospitalized at some point during their illness.

County health officials have not released any demographic information specific to Claremont, however, they provided breakdowns on cases countywide. Among the confirmed cases 6,189 were over 65 years of age; 11,946 were between the ages of 41 and 65; 9,774 were between 18 and 40, and 897 were between 0 and 17. Thirty cases remain under investigation. The cases are pretty evenly split by gender at 14,356 men and 14,304 women.

Breakdowns on race and ethnicity for the deceased include: American Indian or Alaska native 1; Asian 248; African American 165; Hispanic 520; white 389; and other 15, while 13 remain under investigation.

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