Today, Torrance as usual was out front among these South Bay beach cities with a further five more new confirmed cases. That makes for a total of twenty-two since the start of the week, just two shy of their total for the entirety of the week before last. Manhattan Beach added two to their total for six so far this week, already eclipsing their total for the entirety of last week. This is their eighth consecutive day with at least one new confirmed case. The last time this happened was their consecutive streak that ended on April 8th! Hermosa Beach got on the scoreboard with a single as well today for their third this week.

El Segundo still has the fewest confirmed cases (41) among these South Bay beach cities but their smaller population means that Hermosa Beach just barely retains the lowest case rate at 244.0 per 100,000 people from their 48 cases. El Segundo currently has a case rate just slightly higher at 244.3 per 100,000 people. Torrance continues to have the most confirmed cases (now 471, more than two and a half times the next highest city, Redondo Beach, with their count of 166). Torrance also has the highest case rate at 315.5 per 100,000 people, the only one of these South Bay beach cities above the level of 300 per 100,000 people.

Torrance has one new death this week to add to their three last week. Redondo Beach also had one new death last week. Torrance now has reached a cumulative total of 50 deaths which raises their mortality rate to 33.5 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. El Segundo still has not had a single mortality.

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…