Yesterday, each of the South Bay beach cities had at least one new confirmed cases, an anomaly which last happened on April 21st. Today, these same cities together had twenty new confirmed cases among them, which hasn’t reached such a high number since April 21st… Torrance led the way again today with a spike of nine new confirmed cases. Redondo Beach (as usual) was close behind contributing seven to their count. Hermosa Beach unusually for them had three new cases, Manhattan Beach had one and El Segundo alone went scoreless.

Heading into the weekend, Torrance is the only one of these cities that recorded any deaths this week, on Tuesday and Wednesday. Torrance now has a cumulative total of 48 deaths which raises their mortality rate to 32.2 per 100,000 people. This is over three times higher than Hermosa Beach and Redondo Beach which each have a rate of 10.2 per 100,000 people.

With three new cases confirmed in Hermosa Beach today, El Segundo now has the fewest confirmed cases (38). Hermosa Beach still has the lowest case rate at 208.4 per 100,000 people but has lost the distinction of being the sole holdout among these beach cities with a confirmed case rate still below 200 per 100,000 people. Torrance continues to have the most confirmed cases (now 435, still more than two and a half times the next highest city, Redondo Beach, with a count of 161) and the highest case rate at 291.4 per 100,000 people.

More charts and commentary can be read in the Situation Summary for the South Bay beach cities.

L.A. County – Thursday, July 2nd

Today, Los Angeles County had 2,160 more new confirmed cases than the total reported from yesterday. This is up over 9% from the the day before and it is the sixth highest single day increase. The cumulative positivity rate in the county (excluding Long Beach and Pasadena) from 100,188 persons tested positive out of 1,133,140…