What a week! The county public health department could not have picked a more critical weekend to stop reporting the situation numbers while they upgraded their data systems. We can now close out a week of new record highs.

The local beach cities from El Segundo to Torrance together have added two hundred and thirteen new confirmed cases for the week ending Sunday. This total is 51% more than last week’s record high total of 141 new confirmed cases and three times the seventy-one cases from either of the two weeks before that.

Torrance was at the forefront among these beach cities again adding seven new confirmed cases to finish the week with ninety-four, forty-four percent of the total. This week’s count is also 49% more than last week’s record high of 63 new cases. Redondo Beach added four new confirmed cases on Sunday and forty-eight during the week, seventy-five percent more than the previous week and thirty-seven percent more than their previous record high week of thirty-five cases set back on April 6th.

Manhattan Beach added four new confirmed cases to finish the week with thirty-seven new confirmed cases, forty-two percent more than last week’s record high total of twenty-six cases. Hermosa Beach didn’t add any new confirmed cases on Sunday to the new record weekly high of nineteen that they already had in hand over last week’s record high of sixteen new cases. El Segundo added two more new confirmed cases for a new record weekly high of fifteen new cases, breaking their previous record of thirteen cases set during the week ending April 26th.

El Segundo still has the fewest confirmed cases among these South Bay beach cities with sixty-six cumulative 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 356.6 per 100,000 people even though they have more than three and a half times the count of cases as El Segundo which has the next lowest case rate at 381.3 per 100,000 people.

Torrance continues to have the most confirmed cases (now 649, more than two and a half times the city with the next highest count, Redondo Beach with 245 cases). With all their new confirmed cases these past two weeks and much smaller populations, both Hermosa Beach and Manhattan Beach now have the highest infection rates at 462.6 per 100,000 people and 447.2 per 100,000 people, respectively. Torrance’s rate of 434.8 per 100,000 people drops to third place.

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…