Tracking coronavirus in Los Angeles County

Tracking coronavirus in Los Angeles County

confirmed cases

What we know

The latest trends

The L.A. County Department of Public Health announces new cases and deaths each day, though bottlenecks in testing and reporting lags can introduce delays.

Experts say the true number of people infected is unknown and likely much higher than official tallies.

Cumulative cases by day

Over the past week, the county has averaged 1,234 new cases and 40.7 new deaths per day. The number of confirmed infections is currently doubling every 32.7 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. One metric is whether counties have kept the number of new cases reported over the last 14 days to less than 25 per 100,000 residents.

Los Angeles County currently fails that test. Over the last two weeks, officials have confirmed 17,989 new cases, which amounts to 178.1 per 100,000.

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Mapping the cases

The county has provided case totals for 313 cities, neighborhoods and unincorporated areas.

Hospitals and patients

One goal of the state's stay-at-home mandate is to slow the virus in hope of preventing hospitals from being overrun.

There are currently patients admitted to Los Angeles County hospitals who have a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19, according to the latest government figures. Of those, are in an intensive-care unit.

Intensive care and other hospitalized patients
California Department of Public Health

In order to reopen, counties must show that hospitalizations have stabilized, meaning that daily increases have averaged less 5% over a seven-day period, or that a county can’t have more than 20 hospitalizations on any single day over a 14-day period.

Currently, 50 of the state's 58 counties pass this test, which is one of several that can be applied. Los Angeles County currently meets the standard.

Nursing homes

Nursing homes have become a tragic focal point of the coronavirus outbreak. California's Department of Public Health has listed 354 skilled nursing and assisted-living facilities in Los Angeles County that currently have COVID-19 cases.

The state last updated the list on June 5. Officials withhold the precise number where there are 10 or fewer cases. The numbers reflect cumulative counts.

Reopenings and restrictions

County order: Safer at home order until further notice

Face coverings: Residents ordered to wear face coverings in public and at essential businesses

Essential retail: Grocery stores, pharmacies, banks and post offices, etc. are open

Retail: Indoor and outdoor retail shopping can reopen at 50% capacity

Restaurants: Dine-in restaurants reopened, but only household members per table.

Bars: Bars closed

Lifestyle: Gyms closed. Golf courses, drive-in movie theaters, barbershops and hair salons reopened

Parks: Trails and county parks reopened. State park campgrounds, parking lots and indoor facilities closed

Beaches: Trails and county parks reopened. State park campgrounds, parking lots and indoor facilities closed

Schools: Most K-12 schools are distance learning. Colleges online only

Government: Open only for essential functions

Gatherings: Only allowed with members of your household.

What's open in every county

We're tracking what's open, closed and restricted throughout the state in ten different categories, including parks, retail, restaurants and more. Find out what's open where you live.