Since Monday, the local beach cities from El Segundo to Torrance have accumulated a total of seventy-three new confirmed cases, already surpassing their total of seventy-one for the entirety of last week. Heading into the weekend, these cities look destined to surpass their total of seventy-nine set during the week that ended April 26th.

Torrance again led the way with another seven new confirmed cases, the same as yesterday. Their total so far this week is thirty-six, most of the way to the forty-three that they had the entirety of last week. Manhattan Beach had five new confirmed cases today, their highest single day increase since March 31st when they had nine. The city has twelve for the week, already surpassing the eleven that they had the entirety of last week and more than double the week before that.

El Segundo had three new confirmed cases today for a total of five so far this week, matching their combined total during the entirety of last week and the week before that. Redondo Beach and Hermosa Beach added just one new confirmed case each today, they are thirteen and seven, respectively, to date this week.

El Segundo still has the fewest confirmed cases among these South Bay beach cities with forty-seven. Those new cases today raises their case rate enough to let Redondo Beach reclaim the title of the lowest case rate at 266.1 per 100,000 people. The new cases in Manhattan Beach today raises their case rate to 305.6 per 100,000 people joining Hermosa Beach and Torrance as the third city passing the 300 level. Torrance continues to have the most confirmed cases (now 528, more than two and a half times the city with the next highest count, Redondo Beach at 183). Torrance also has the highest case rate of these beach cities at 353.7 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…