Since Monday, the local beach cities from El Segundo to Torrance have already accumulated a whopping total of one hundred and thirteen new confirmed cases, blowing past last week’s total of seventy-one cases and every other week since April 5th when there were one hundred and twenty-four cases. With Sunday’s new cases remaining to finish the week, it looks likely we’ll be at a new record.
Torrance was the frontrunner among these beach cities again with another ten new confirmed cases. Their total for the week so far is fifty, eclipsing the forty-three that they had the entirety of last week and every week since April 19th when they had fifty-one. Manhattan Beach was close behind with another nine(!) new confirmed cases today, taking their total for the week to twenty-three. The city has already more than doubled the eleven cases that they had the entirety of last week, more than quadrupled the five cases during the week before that and surpassed their all-time weekly high of twenty cases set on March 29th.
Redondo Beach and Hermosa Beach each contributed six new confirmed cases today. Redondo Beach is now at twenty cases for the week, more than the seventeen cases two weeks ago and matching the twenty cases for the week ending April 12th. Hermosa Beach is now at thirteen for the week, breaking their weekly record of eleven set just last week and back on April 5th. El Segundo trailed behind again with just one new confirmed case so they are now at seven for the week, their most in a week since April 26th.
El Segundo handily has the fewest confirmed cases among these South Bay beach cities with forty-nine. With its much larger population, it is Redondo Beach that retains the title of the lowest case rate at 276.6 per 100,000 people. Along with El Segundo at 291.1 per 100,000 people, they are the only two of these beach cities with a case rate below the 300 level still. Torrance continues to have the most confirmed cases (now 542, more than two and a half times the city with the next highest count, Redondo Beach at 190). Torrance also has the highest case rate of these beach cities at 363.1 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…