Today, Torrance again added another nine new confirmed cases to their count. Redondo Beach increased their count by three while Hermosa Beach and Manhattan Beach each added one and El Segundo alone went scoreless again.

Torrance had another death today, joining deaths on Tuesday and Wednesday. Torrance now has a cumulative total of 49 deaths which raises their mortality rate to 32.8 per 100,000 people. Redondo Beach also added a death today, the only other South Bay beach city to experience a COVID-19 fatality since the start of the month. Their mortality rate is now 11.6 per 100,000 people to place second behind Torrance among these beach cities. Hermosa Beach is still third with a rate of 10.2 per 100,000 people.

El Segundo now has the fewest confirmed cases (38) among these South Bay beach cities. Hermosa Beach still has the lowest case rate at 214.0 per 100,000 people but quickly catching up to El Segundo’s rate of 226.4 per 100,000 people. Torrance continues to have the most confirmed cases (now 444, still more than two and a half times the next highest city, Redondo Beach, with their count of 164) and the highest case rate at 297.0 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…