Today, Torrance once again led the South Bay beach cities with five more new confirmed cases. Hermosa Beach added another three confirmed cases on their sixth consecutive day of at least one new confirmed case, their longest ever. Manhattan Beach also had three new confirmed cases and Redondo Beach added one to their total. El Segundo was shut out today.

It may be of particular interest that while Torrance had five new confirmed cases reported today, the county public health department has also now listed the Costco location at 2640 Lomita Blvd., as a worksite with a total of five staff who are confirmed cases.

El Segundo with 42 confirmed cases has the fewest among these South Bay beach cities. Even though Redondo Beach has just over four times more confirmed cases at 170, it has the lowest case rate of all these cities at 247.5 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 achieve their cumulative total of 56 confirmed cases, Hermosa Beach’s case rate of 284.7 per 100,000 people now handily exceeds Manhattan Beach’s rate of 272.2 per 100,000 people from 98 confirmed cases. Torrance continues to have the most confirmed cases (now 492, more than two and a half times the next highest city, Redondo Beach). Torrance also has the highest case rate at 329.6 per 100,000 people, the only one of these South Bay beach cities that has surpassed the level of 300 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…