Today, was relatively calm after the local beach cities from El Segundo to Torrance cumulatively set a one day record high of thirty-two new confirmed cases. The previous record was twenty-five new cases back on April 20th.

Torrance was at the front of the class again today with seven new confirmed cases, less than half yesterday’s increase of fifteen. Redondo Beach added three new confirmed cases and Manhattan Beach contributed two, each were half their respective increase the day before. Hermosa Beach had just one new case, down from five the previous day. El Segundo registered another shutout with no new confirmed case.

El Segundo with 44 confirmed cases still has the fewest among these South Bay beach cities. It now has the lowest case rate at 262.1 per 100,000 people with Redondo Beach’s addition of three new confirmed cases today. Hermosa Beach which had the lowest case rate just seven days ago has added so many new confirmed cases that they now have a case rate of 310.1 per 100,000 people. Torrance continues to have the most confirmed cases (now 521, more than two and a half times the city with the next highest count, Redondo Beach at 182). Torrance also has the highest case rate of these cities at 349.0 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…