Today, was another one of those days when all the local beach cities from El Segundo to Torrance got on the scoreboard with at least one new confirmed case. This is the fifth such occurence within the past two weeks when it hasn’t happened otherwise since April 21st.

Torrance was at the front of the class again today with fifteen new confirmed case, more than doubling yesterday’s increase. Redondo Beach added six new confirmed cases, Hermosa Beach contributed five and Manhattan Beach was good for four. As usual, El Segundo lagged behind its fellow beach cities with only two new confirmed cases.

There were not any further reports of new confirmed cases at local non-residential worksites since the five staff at the Costco location at 2640 Lomita Blvd., on Sunday.

El Segundo with 44 confirmed cases still has the fewest among these South Bay beach cities. El Segundo’s addition of two new confirmed cases and its small population means that Redondo Beach has reclaimed the lowest case rate title at 260.6 per 100,000 people. Hermosa Beach which had the lowest case rate just six days ago has added so many new confirmed cases that they are now only the second of these local beach cities to surpass the 300 level with a case rate of 310.1 per 100,000 people. Torrance continues to have the most confirmed cases (now 514, more than two and a half times the next highest city, Redondo Beach with 179). Torrance also has the highest case rate at 344.3 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…