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While the charts of the new daily confirmed cases for each of the local beach cities and their composite total have trended down for over a week, the numbers posted on Sunday (for the day prior) were uncommonly low. The county Public Health department has stated (again) that “the data reported today is incomplete due to delays in the State electronic lab reporting system”. There are also ongoing problems with the county hospitalization data.
Also, there was another death recorded for Torrance today (again). This is the third death among Torrance residents this week and raises their cumulative total to fifty-six and their mortality rate to 37.5 per 100,000 residents. Both of these are substantially higher than any of the other South Bay beach cities.
There were no new deaths recorded for Torrance today so this week’s total stays at three deaths among their residents with a cumulative total of fifty-six and a fatality rate of 37.5 per 100,000 residents. Both of these are substantially higher than any of the other South Bay beach cities. The Costco location on Hindry Avenue in Hawthorne is now up to eleven confirmed cases among their staff. No other Costco locations are currently listed in the county Public Health department’s reports.
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…