Welcome back! The county’s public health department’s data systems are back up and running again with the latest data through Saturday. It is a week of new record highs with Sunday’s numbers still remaining to close out the week.
The local beach cities from El Segundo to Torrance together have now added one hundred and eighty-six new confirmed cases since Monday. This total is already over 31.9% more than last week’s record high total of 141 confirmed cases and more than two and a half times the seventy-one cases from either of the two weeks before that.
Torrance was at the forefront among these beach cities again with seventy-seven new confirmed cases thus far this week. This total is already more than 22% over last week’s record high total of 63 cases. Redondo Beach are at forty-four new confirmed cases for the week – already 25% more than their record high week of thirty-five cases set back on April 6th.
Manhattan Beach are at thirty-three new confirmed for the week, already more than 26% over last week’s record high total of twenty-six. Manhattan Beach also had a new death recorded this weekend among its residents, raising their total to four.
Hermosa Beach also has a new record weekly high of nineteen new confirmed cases, more than 18% over last week’s record high of sixteen cases and more than 20% of their cumulative total. El Segundo currently has thirteen new confirmed cases for the week, over 44% more than last week’s total and tieing their record high set during the week ending April 26th.
El Segundo handily has the fewest confirmed cases among these South Bay beach cities with only sixty-four cases. Hermosa Beach is a distant second with ninety-one cases. With its much larger population, Redondo Beach retains the title of the lowest case rate at 350.8 per 100,000 people. El Segundo has the next lowest case rate at 381.3 per 100,000 people while the remaining three cities are distant runners-up. Torrance continues to have the most confirmed cases (now 642, more than two and a half times the city with the next highest count, Redondo Beach at 241). With all their new confirmed cases this week and much smaller population, Hermosa Beach now has the highest infection rate at 462.6 per 100,000 people, surpassing Torrance’s rate of 430.1 per 100,000 people.
More charts and commentary can be read in the Situation Summary for the South Bay beach cities.
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