County reports 57 deaths over weekend and 1075 cases; Claremont has 29 cases

Claremont’s confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus climbed modestly to 29 over the weekend, while the county recorded 1075 new cases and 57 new deaths from COVID 19 countywide, according to a news release from Los Angeles County Public Health on Monday.

There were 18 deaths and 484 new cases reported Saturday, and on Sunday there were 39 deaths and 591 cases. Forty-five of the people who died were over the age of 65, seven were between the ages of 41 and 65 and one was between 18 and 40. Thirty-five people had underlying health conditions including 31 over the age of 65. There are still no confirmed deaths in Claremont, however the county’s mortality data by location lags a few days behind its other data.

Since its first coronavirus update on March 4, health officials have reported 1,569 deaths and identified 32,258 positive cases across all areas of L.A. County. Ninety-two percent of people who died had underlying health conditions. As of Monday, a total of 5,437 people who tested positive for COVID-19 (17% of positive cases) have been hospitalized at some point during their illness.

Over the course of the last week the county has reported 313 new deaths, 6041 new cases and 418 hospitalizations. That reflects a roughly nineteen percent increase in deaths and 18 percent growth of cases but just seven percent new hospitalizations.

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 roughly 2,800 deaths. It also has the highest rate when adjusted for population with 15.2 deaths per 100,000 residents. Riverside County is second at 9, followed by San Mateo County at 8.5 and Yolo at 8.4, according to data collected by the Washington Post. The Bronx in New York has the highest rate in the country at 268 deaths per 100,000.


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