Today, Manhattan Beach had one new confirmed case and Redondo Beach and Torrance each had three new cases. Redondo Beach’s 138 confirmed cases now brings its case rate (200.9) just over the 200 mark per 100,000 people. Torrance continues to have the most confirmed cases (356) of the South Bay beach cities and the highest case rate at 238.5 per 100,000 people. Hermosa Beach continues to have the fewest confirmed cases (28) and the lowest case rate at 142.4 per 100,000 people.

For the week ending Sunday, El Segundo had no new confirmed cases, Hermosa Beach had two, Manhattan Beach had three, Redondo Beach had twelve, and Torrance had fifteen. For the week ending Sunday, Redondo Beach and Torrance each had one death.

The current overall situation in the beach cities of South Bay Los Angeles range from stabilized (Hermosa Beach, El Segundo and Manhattan Beach) to slightly less so (Redondo Beach) to hopefully starting to stabilize (Torrance). In contrast, the confirmed cases in Los Angeles County continue to increase at a much higher rate than these cities.

To this date, most of the beach cities considered here have done well at keeping the spread down. Looking at individual, isolated portions of the overall story told by the charts below, it’s possible to see an idyllic local picture and wonder what’s the big deal? Looking just several miles distant or at the larger context, the situation isn’t nearly so idyllic though and bears further vigilant monitoring because things can get bad very quickly…