Today, Torrance added five new confirmed cases to their count. Hermosa Beach and Redondo Beach increased their counts by three each while El Segundo and Manhattan Beach each contributed one to their tally. It doesn’t happen often that all of these South Bay beach cities register onto the score board. It has only happened on April 3rd, 18th, 20th and 21st and then twice this week, Thursday and today.

El Segundo now has the fewest confirmed cases (39) among these South Bay beach cities. Prior to this week, El Segundo hasn’t had the lowest count since April 21st. Hermosa Beach started the week with two fewer cases (35) than El Segundo and ended the week ahead by six with 45. Hermosa Beach still has the lowest case rate at 228.8 per 100,000 people but has almost caught up to El Segundo’s rate of 232.3 per 100,000 people. Hermosa Beach started the week with a case rate of 177.9 per 100,000 people. Torrance continues to have the most confirmed cases (now 449, still more than two and a half times the next highest city, Redondo Beach, with their count of 167) and the highest case rate at 300.8 per 100,000 people.

Torrance had three deaths this week and Redondo had one. Torrance now has a cumulative total of 49 deaths which raises their mortality rate to 32.8 per 100,000 people. Redondo Beach’s eight fatalities and mortality rate of 11.6 per 100,000 people ranks them second behind Torrance among these South Bay beach cities. None of the other South Bay beach cities has experienced a fatality since the start of the month.

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…