Yesterday, Torrance was the only South Bay beach city with any new confirmed cases (five of them) but today, all of the cities got on the scoreboard. This hasn’t happened for the past seven weeks… Torrance is again in the lead with four new confirmed cases, followed by Redondo Beach (as usual) with three, Hermosa Beach with two and Manhattan Beach and El Segundo each with one.
Torrance had a death yesterday and another one the day before, 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.
Among these beach cities, Hermosa Beach still has the fewest confirmed cases (tied with El Segundo at thirty-eight) and the lowest case rate at 193.2 per 100,000 people. El Segundo has a smaller population though so their case rate is actually higher at 226.4 per 100,000 people. Torrance continues to have the most confirmed cases (now 426, more than two and a half times the next highest city, Redondo Beach, with 154) and the highest case rate at 285.4 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…