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County records 3,019 new cases of COVID-19 over weekend; Claremont now has 35 cases

by Steven Felschundneff steven@claremont-courier.com

Claremont’s confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus increased modestly to 35 over the weekend, while the county recorded 3,019 new cases and 67 deaths from COVID-19 countywide, according to a news release from Los Angeles County Public Health on Monday.

There were 41 deaths and 1,032 new cases reported Saturday; 14 deaths and 940 cases on Sunday; and 12 deaths and 1047 cases reported Monday. Forty-eight of the people who died were over the age of 65, while 11 were between the ages of 41 and 65. Forty-four people had underlying health conditions.

Since its first coronavirus update on March 4, health officials have reported 2,116 deaths and identified 46,018 positive cases across all areas of L.A. County. Ninety-three percent of people who died had underlying health conditions. As of Monday, a total of 6,190 people who tested positive for COVID-19 (13% of positive cases) have been hospitalized at some point during their illness. Of the 1,440 people currently hospitalized, 28 percent are in the ICU and 18 percent are on ventilators.

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