Since Monday, the local beach cities from El Segundo to Torrance have accumulated a whopping total of one hundred and forty-one new confirmed cases, just one case short of doubling last week’s total of seventy-one cases and blowing past the previous record high set during the week ending April 5th when there were one hundred and twenty-four cases.

Torrance was at the forefront among these beach cities again with another thirteen new confirmed cases today. Their total for the week is sixty-three, eclipsing the forty-three that they had the entirety of last week and the previous record high for the week ending April 12th when they had fifty-seven. Redondo Beach had seven new confirmed cases today, finishing the week with twenty-seven, more than any week since April 5th when there were a record weekly high of thirty-five cases.

Manhattan Beach and Hermosa Beach each contributed three new confirmed cases today, finishing with twenty-six and sixteen cases for the week, respectively. Manhattan Beach more than doubled their eleven cases last week, more than quintupled the five cases the week before that and even surpassed their record setting high of twenty cases for the week ending March 29th. Hermosa Beach handily broke their previous weekly record of eleven cases set both last week and also the week ending April 5th. El Segundo trailed behind again with just two new confirmed cases today so they finish the week with a total of nine, their most since the thirteen they had during the week ending April 26th.

El Segundo handily has the fewest confirmed cases among these South Bay beach cities with fifty-one. With its much larger population, Redondo Beach retains the title of the lowest case rate at 286.8 per 100,000 people; the only one of these beach cities with a case rate still below the 300 level. Torrance continues to have the most confirmed cases (now 555, more than two and a half times the city with the next highest count, Redondo Beach at 197). Torrance also has the highest case rate of these beach cities at 371.8 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…