The local beach cities from El Segundo to Torrance together added twelve new confirmed cases to their total of ninety-five since Monday. This is already over 67% 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 five new confirmed cases today. Their total for the week thus far is forty-four which is already 69.8% of last week’s record high total of 63 cases and more than any of the first three weeks of June. Redondo Beach had just two new confirmed cases today, twenty-two for the week – already more than 81% of last week’s total of twenty-seven cases.

Manhattan Beach had three new confirmed cases today. They are sixteen for the week, already more than 61% of last week’s record high total of twenty-six and more than any other week back to the week ending April 5th when there were nineteen cases. Hermosa Beach had two new confirmed cases today, for a total of seven for the week. El Segundo 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-nine cases. With its much larger population, Redondo Beach retains the title of the lowest case rate at 318.8 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 599, more than two and a half times the city with the next highest count, Redondo Beach at 219). Torrance also has the highest case rate of these beach cities at 401.3 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…