Today, each of the South Bay beach cities that we monitor posted at least one new confirmed case (again). Torrance was again at the head of the pack with a further eight more new confirmed cases. That makes a total of thirty-eight since the start of this week and already surpassing their total for the entirety of last week. Hermosa Beach added another four confirmed cases to raise their total for this week to eight. They have already surpassed by two their total for the week before last. This is also their fifth consecutive day of at least one new confirmed case. Manhattan Beach had two new confirmed cases raising their total for the week to eight, handily exceeding their total of five last week and the most that they have had in a week since the week ending April 12th. Redondo Beach had two new confirmed cases as well and El Segundo added one for a total of three so far this week.

El Segundo with 42 confirmed cases has the fewest among these South Bay beach cities. Even though Redondo Beach has four times more confirmed cases at 169, it has the lowest case rate of all these cities at 246.0 per 100,000 people. El Segundo, with the smallest population of these cities, has the next lowest case rate at 250.2 per 100,000 people. With all their recent additions to their cumulative total of 53 confirmed cases, Hermosa Beach’s case rate of 269.4 per 100,000 people now exceeds Manhattan Beach’s rate of 263.9 per 100,000 people from 95 confirmed cases. Torrance continues to have the most confirmed cases (now 487, more than two and a half times the next highest city, Redondo Beach, with their count of 169). Torrance also has the highest case rate at 326.3 per 100,000 people, the only one of these South Bay beach cities above the level of 300 per 100,000 people.

Redondo Beach recorded one new death today alongside Rancho Palos Verdes, Rolling Hills Estates (their first), Gardena and Hawthorne. 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. Torrance now has reached a cumulative total of 50 deaths (one this week, three last week) which raises their mortality rate to 33.5 per 100,000 people. 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…