Since Monday, the local beach cities from El Segundo to Torrance have already accumulated a total of eighty-three new confirmed cases. This is already 58.9% of last week’s record high total of 141 confirmed cases and more than the 71 cases from either of the two weeks before that.

Torrance was at the forefront among these beach cities again with another twelve new confirmed cases today. Their total for the week is thirty-nine which is already 61.9% of last week’s record high total of 63 cases and more than the entirety of either of the first two weeks of June. Redondo Beach had six new confirmed cases today, twenty for the week – already 74% of last week’s total of twenty-seven cases.

Manhattan Beach had two new confirmed cases today. They are thirteen for the week, half of last week’s record high total of twenty-six and more than any other back to the week ending April 5th when there were nineteen cases. El Segundo had three new confirmed cases today, for a total of six for the week. Hermosa Beach had the day off with no new cases.

El Segundo handily has the fewest confirmed cases among these South Bay beach cities with only fifty-seven cases. Hermosa Beach is a distant second with seventy-seven cases. With its much larger population, Redondo Beach retains the title of the lowest case rate at 315.9 per 100,000 people. El Segundo has the next lowest case rate at 339.6 per 100,000 people while the remaining three cities are distant runners-up. Torrance continues to have the most confirmed cases (now 594, more than two and a half times the city with the next highest count, Redondo Beach at 217). Torrance also has the highest case rate of these beach cities at 397.9 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…