Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, August 8, 2020

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Mountain Views-News Saturday, August 8, 2020 

08/07/2020 3:30pm 

(Compared to 7/31/2020)

LOS ANGELE COUNTY 08/07/20 07/31/20 

 Total Cases 193,423 185,872 
Deaths 4,627 4,552 

STATS BY CITY Population Cases Deaths 

 (last week's stats in parenthesis)

Pasadena 14,1371 2060 (1943) 111 (105)

Uninc- East Pasadena 6,403 57 (47) 1 (1)

City of Arcadia 57,754 364 (309) 21 (15)

Uninc. - Arcadia 7.981 74 ( 70) 2 (1)

City of Bradbury 1,069 13 (12) 0 (0)

City of Duarte 22,016 389 (360) 24 (24)

Uninc.- Duarte 4,428 93 (84) 2 (2)

City of Monrovia 38,800 565 (559) 34 (34)

Uninc - Monrovia 3,881 67 (66) 0 (0)


City of Sierra Madre 10,989 60 (51) 3 (3)

City of So.Pasadena 26,053 227 (217) 25 (25)


Uninc.- Altadena 43,260 500 (440) 13 (11)

La County Testing as of 08/07/20: 1,892,897

Positivity Rate (No. of tests that are positive out of total tests taken) as 08/07/20: 10.5%

Nationally recommended Positivity Level: 8% 

For updated information go to:


COVID-19 UPDATE 8/07/2020

Public Health anticipates a continued reporting of a backlog of cases as the State electronic 
laboratory system (ELR) reporting delay is addressed. Data sources that track other 
key indicators, including hospitalizations and deaths, are not affected by this reporting 


Ninety-two percent of the people who died from COVID-19 had underlying health conditions. 
Of those who died, information about race and ethnicity is available for 4,610 
people (99 percent of the cases reported by Public Health); 49% of deaths occurred among 
Latino/Latinx residents, 24% among White residents, 15% among Asian residents, 10% 
among African American/Black residents, less than 1% among Native Hawaiian/Pacific 
Islander residents and 1% among residents identifying with other races. Upon further 
investigation, 55 cases and four deaths reported earlier were not LA County residents.


“So many families are experiencing the pain and sadness of losing a loved one to COVID-
19. We extend our deepest sympathies to all of you," said Barbara Ferrer, PhD, 
MPH, MEd, Director of Public Health. “We remain guided by science and data that can 
be used appropriately to move us forward along the road to recovery in a measured way. 
The lower number of daily hospitalizations we are seeing is an indicator that we are making 
some progress. However, we need to see lower rates and our future success depends 
on commitments we each make every day about doing our part, working together and 
sustaining efforts that get us to the other side of this pandemic. Our collective goals of 
slowing the spread of this virus and reopening and keeping open vital community and 
economic sectors means we must put off the parties, gatherings, and trips to crowded 
places in order to get to low community transmission rates so we can re-open our schools 
and get more people back to work."


Businesses must make sure they are doing their part to slow the spread of COVID-19. 
Current Health Officer Orders require business owners to take immediate action to implement 
strategies that protect workers and customers. They must also report COVID-19 
outbreaks to Public Health in a timely fashion. Health Officer Orders require businesses 
with three or more known cases of COVID-19 within the workplace over the span of 14 
days, to report the outbreak to Public Health.


Residents must also make sure they are doing their part. Residents should not gather 
with anyone they don't live with. They should wear a face covering securely over their 
nose and mouth and keep six feet apart from others not in their household when out in 
public and wash hands frequently. All events and gatherings, unless specifically allowed 
by Health Officer Orders remain prohibited.


This State ELR issue has undercounted the County's positive cases and affects the number 
of COVID-19 cases reported each day and our contact tracing efforts. Given the current 
ELR delays, the department urges any person with a positive lab result to call 1-833-
540-0473 to connect with a public health specialist who can provide information about 
services and support. Residents who do not have COVID-19 should continue to call 211 
for resources or more information.


The Reopening Protocols, COVID-19 Surveillance Interactive Dashboard, Roadmap to 
Recovery, Recovery Dashboard, and additional things you can do to protect yourself, 
your family and your community are on the Public Health website, www.publichealth.

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