Today, Torrance was again way out front among these South Bay beach cities with a further eight more new confirmed cases. That makes for a total of thirty since the start of the week, seven short of their total for the entirety of last week and already surpassing the week before that. Manhattan Beach ended their streak of consecutive days with at least one new confirmed case at eight, their longest since April 8th. They are sitting at six confirmed cases for the week having already eclipsed their total from the entirety of last week. Hermosa Beach added another confirmed case to raise their total to 49. They are at four additions for the week and their fourth consecutive day of at least one new confirmed case.

El Segundo with 41 confirmed cases has the fewest among these South Bay beach cities. Redondo Beach now has the lowest case rate at 243.1 per 100,000 people just barely edging out the less populated El Segundo at 244.3 per 100,000 people. Hermosa Beach’s recent confirmed case additions has raised their case rate to 249.1 per 100,000 people. Torrance continues to have the most confirmed cases (now 479, more than two and a half times the next highest city, Redondo Beach, with their count of 167). Torrance also has the highest case rate at 320.9 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…