Tracking the coronavirus in Los Angeles County

Tracking the coronavirus in Los Angeles County

confirmed cases
Tier 1

The latest trends

The L.A. County Department of Public Health announces new cases and deaths each day, as do the independent agencies governing Long Beach and Pasadena. Not all of the agencies provide a tally of how many people have recovered from COVID-19.

Though bottlenecks in testing and reporting lags can introduce delays, the latest numbers appear here as soon as all three agencies have reported.

Cumulative cases by day

Over the past week, the county has averaged 975 new cases and 20.7 new deaths per day. The number of confirmed infections is currently doubling every 165 days.

New cases by day
Deaths by day
The lines above are seven-day averages. They offer a more stable view of the trend than daily totals. That's why experts wait for lines like these to flatten before they say conditions are improving.

State and local officials are closely watching the latest figures as they weigh when and how to reopen. Over the last seven days, officials have reported 6,823 new cases, which amounts to 68 per 100,000 residents.

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Mapping the cases

The county has provided case totals for 0 cities, neighborhoods and unincorporated areas.

Track cases across the state

Explore the latest data statewide by visiting our comprehensive dashboard.

Hospitals and patients

Lockdown measures aim to slow the virus in hope of preventing hospitals from being overrun.

To keep tabs on capacity, officials watch out for rapid increases in the number of confirmed COVID-19 patients.

Intensive care and other hospitalized patients
California Department of Public Health

There are now 749 patients admitted to county hospitals with a confirmed case of COVID-19, according to the latest figures from the state. Of those, 207 are in an intensive-care unit.

Officials also closely monitor the number of beds open in intensive-care units. In late July, the state changed its tracking method to exclude beds that are only for infants from the count.

There are currently 967 staffed and available beds in Los Angeles County according to the latest government data.

Nursing homes

Nursing homes have become a tragic focal point of the coronavirus outbreak. California's Department of Public Health has listed 459 skilled nursing and assisted-living facilities in Los Angeles County that currently have COVID-19 cases.

The state last updated the list on September 20. Officials withhold the precise number where there are 10 or fewer cases. The numbers reflect cumulative counts.

Reopenings and restrictions

Here’s what is allowed to open in the Los Angeles County, according to the governor’s reopening plan.

The new system classifies counties into four tiers, based on a set of metrics developed by state officials. Which tier a county falls in decides what can be reopened.

Tier 1: Widespread risk

  • Aquariums Open outdoors only with modifications
  • Bars, brewpubs and distilleries (with no meals provided) Closed
  • Cardrooms Open outdoors only with modifications
  • Carwashes Open with modifications
  • Child care Open with modifications
  • Concert venues Closed
  • Day camps Open with modifications
  • Dine-in restaurants Open outdoors only with modifications
  • Family entertainment Open outdoors only with modifications for kart racing, mini-golf, batting cages
  • Food banks, gas stations and convenience stores Open with modifications
  • Gyms Open outdoors only with modifications
  • Hair salons and barbershops Open indoor with modifications with max 25% capacity, according to a more restrictive county order
  • Higher education Closed for indoor lectures and student gatherings. Some courses conducted in certain indoor settings, like labs and studio arts, may be open
  • Hotels for tourism and individual travel Open with modifications
  • K-12 schools Schools are permitted to open to stable groups of no more than 12 students with disabilities, students requiring instruction for English as a second language and students needing other specialized in-school services, according to a county order
  • Libraries Open with modifications. Max 25% capacity
  • Movie theaters Open outdoors only with modifications
  • Museums Open outdoors only with modifications
  • Nail salons Open outdoors only with modifications
  • Nonessential business offices Work remotely
  • Pet groomers and landscapers Open with modifications
  • Places of worship and cultural ceremonies Open outdoors only with modifications
  • Professional sports without spectators Open without live audiences with modifications
  • Racetracks without spectators Open outdoors only with modifications
  • Retailers Open with modifications. Max 25% capacity
  • Shopping malls Closed according to a more restrictive county order
  • State and local government Open with modifications
  • Takeout restaurants Open with modification
  • Tattoo parlors Closed
  • Theme parks Closed
  • Wineries Open outdoors with modifications
  • Zoos Open outdoors only with modifications