Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, September 5, 2020

MVNews this week:  Page 7


Mountain Views-News Saturday, September 5, 2020 

09/04/2020 3:30pm 

(Compared to 8/28/2020)


 Total Cases 246,407 

 Deaths 5977 

STATS BY CITY Population Cases Deaths 

 (last week's stats in parenthesis)

 09/04/20 08/28/20

Pasadena 14,1371 2411 (2331) 117 (111)

Uninc- East Pasadena 6,403 74 (68) 1 (1)


City of Arcadia 57,754 450 (437) 31 (30)

Uninc. - Arcadia 7.981 83 ( 81) 3 (2)

City of Bradbury 1,069 14 (13) 0 (0)

City of Duarte 22,016 511 (466) 25 (25)

Uninc.- Duarte 4,428 130 (116) 4 (4)

City of Monrovia 38,800 700 (677) 37 (36)

Uninc - Monrovia 3,881 78 (74) 0 (0)


City of Sierra Madre 10,989 68 (67) 3 (3)

City of So.Pasadena 26,053 256 (249) 26 (26)

Uninc.- Altadena 43,260 644 (661) 11 (13)

La County Testing as of 08/28/20: 2,331,616 (2,257,457)

Positivity Rate (No. of persons positive out of total persons tested) as 09/04/20: 10.2%

Nationally recommended Positivity Level: 5%

For updated information go to:

As COVID-19 hospitalizations continues to decline, the Los Angeles County 
Department of Public Health (Public Health) reports three additional cases of 
multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C). This brings the total 
cases of MIS-C in L.A. County to 31 children.

All of the 31 children with MIS-C in L.A. County were hospitalized and nearly 
half of the children treated in the ICU. Twenty-six percent of these cases were between 
the ages of 0 and 5 years old, 39% were between the ages of 6 and 12 years 
old, and 35% were between the ages of 13 and 20 years old. Latino/Latinx children 
continue to make up the majority of cases accounting for 71% of all cases. 
There continues to be no reported deaths in children with MIS-C in LA County.

Parents and guardians are urged to contact their child's primary care provider 
if they believe their child is displaying MIS-C symptoms, - inflamed body parts, 
including the heart, lungs, kidneys, brain, skin, eyes, or gastrointestinal organs. 
If they do not have a primary care provider, dial 2-1-1 and L.A. County will help 
connect them to one.

The County continues to see significant reductions in the number of people positive 
for COVID-19 that are hospitalized. Currently, there are 992 people who are 
confirmed cases currently hospitalized and 30% of these people are in the ICU. 
This is more than a 50% decrease from the over 2,000 COVID-19 patients hospitalized 
in early August.

Today, Public Health confirms 47 new deaths and 1,493 new cases of COVID-19. 
To date, Public Health has identified 246,407 positive cases of COVID-19 across 
all areas of L.A. County, and a total of 5,977 deaths.

"Every day we think of all the many families experiencing the profound loss of 
losing a loved one to COVID-19 and send our deepest sympathies," said Barbara 
Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd, Director of Public Health. "We have an opportunity this 
holiday weekend to change the trajectory of the virus in L.A. County. Our last 
two summer holidays both led to increases in cases, hospitalizations and deaths. 
I believe it is possible to celebrate Labor Day without repeating our last failures 
if everyone understands how much depends on individual actions we each will 
take. Please have fun without exposing others or yourself to COVID-19. This is 
not the time or the place for parties or gatherings. We will all win if we each do 
our part."

Of the 47 new deaths reported today, 14 people that passed away (excluding Long 
Beach and Pasadena) were over the age of 80 years old, 16 people who died were 
between the ages of 65 and 79 years old, 11 people who died were between the 
ages of 50 and 64 years old, and four people who died were between the ages of 30 
and 49 years old. Twenty-nine people had underlying health conditions including 
nine people over the age of 80 years old, 10 people between the ages of 65 and 
79 years old, six people between the ages of 50 and 64 years old, and four people 
between the ages of 30 and 49 years old. One death was reported by the City of 
Long Beach and one death was reported by the City of Pasadena.

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 5,622 people (99 percent of the cases reported by Public Health); 
51% 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, 85 
cases and two deaths reported earlier were not LA County residents.

Testing results are available for more than 2,347,000 individuals with 10% of all 
people testing positive. The Reopening Protocols, COVID-19 Data Dashboard, 
Recovery Metrics, Recovery Dashboard, and additional things you can do to protect 
yourself, your family and your community are on the Public Health website,



LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles County Health Officer has extended an Extreme Heat Warning as high temperatures 
have been forecast for the following areas:

• West San Fernando Valley – through Tuesday, September 8

• Santa Clarita Valley – through Tuesday, September 8

• Antelope Valley – through Tuesday, September 8

• East San Fernando Valley – through Tuesday, September 8

• East San Gabriel Valley – through Tuesday, September 8

• West San Gabriel Valley – through Tuesday, September 8


Additionally, a Heat Alert has been extended for:

• Los Angeles Basin – Saturday, September 5 through Monday, September 7


Public Health reminds everyone to take precautions to avoid heat-related illness, especially older adults, young 
children, outdoor workers, athletes, and people with a chronic medical condition who are especially sensitive to 
negative health impacts from extreme heat. Public Health offers the follow-ing recommendations during high 
temperature days:


• Drink plenty of water and keep hydrated throughout the day.

• If you must go out, plan your day to avoid going out during the hottest hours, and wear sunscreen. Wear 
lightweight, light-colored clothes, and bring a hat or umbrella with you.

• Cars get very hot. Never leave children or pets in cars and call 911 if you see a child or pet in a car alone.

• Beware of heat-related illness, like heat stroke and call 911 if you see these symptoms: high body temperature, 
vomiting, and pale and clammy skin.

• Check on those at risk, like those who are sick, older adults, pregnant women, and children, and those 
who live alone.

• Avoid strenuous work outs wearing face coverings or masks not intended for athletic purpos-es; this 
means avoiding contact with others while you work out.

• Visit your power company’s website or contact them by phone to determine if you are sched-uled for a 
rolling power outage.


“While it is very important that everyone take special care of themselves, it is equally important that we reach out 
and check on others, in particular those who are especially vulnerable to the harmful effects of high temperatures, 
including children, the elderly, and their pets,” said Muntu Davis, MD, MPH, Los Angeles County Health Officer. 
“High temperatures are not just an inconvenience, they can be dangerous and even deadly. But we can protect 
ourselves, our families, and our neighbors if we take steps to remain cool and hydrated. It is critically important 
to never leave children, elderly peo-ple, or pets unattended in homes with no air conditioning and particularly in 
vehicles, even if the win-dows are ‘cracked’ or open, as temperatures inside can quickly rise to life-threatening levels. 
If you have an elderly or infirm neighbor who is without air conditioning, check on them throughout the day.”


As Health Officer Orders remain in effect, Public Health, City and County partners have planned ways to safely 
operate cooling centers during times of high heat. Cooling centers will be open to provide the public relief from 
the heat. Residents who do not have access to air conditioning are encouraged to take advantage of these free cooling 
centers. To find a location near you, vis-it or call 211.


COVID-19 UPDATE 9/4/2020



Valid: Friday, September 4, 2020 through 
Monday, September 07, 2020

This advisory is in effect through Monday evening. 
South Coast AQMD will issue an update if 
additional information becomes available.

 Poor air quality is expected throughout the South 
Coast Air Basin for Friday through Monday. Air 
quality will be impacted by elevated ozone levels 
due to a heat wave.

High temperatures are expected to persist through 
Monday throughout the South Coast Air Basin, 
increasing the likelihood of elevated ground-level 
ozone (smog) levels in many areas.

The National Weather Service (NWS) is predicting 
the continuation of a heat wave over Southern 
California that will last through at least Monday. 
The NWS has is-sued excessive heat warnings for 
most of the South Coast Air Basin. For infor-
mation regarding the NWS warnings and the most 
current weather information, visit the NWS’ Los 
Angeles ( and San 
Diego ( websites. 
Elevated temperatures, which enhance ozone formation 
rates, coupled with predicted atmospheric 
inversions that trap pol-lution near the surface are 
expected to cause unusually high and persistent 
levels of ozone pollution.

Friday through Monday, AQI levels may reach 
the Unhealthy to Very Unhealthy AQI categories 
in the afternoon and early evening in the Santa 
Clarita Valley, the San Fernando Valley, the San 
Gabriel Mountains, the San Gabriel Valley, the In-
land Empire, and the San Bernardino Mountains. 
Hourly AQI forecasts are availa-ble at www.aqmd.
gov/forecast and can be used to plan activities 
when the air qual-ity is best.

When air quality is Unhealthy and reaches an air 
quality index (AQI) range of 151 to 200, everyone 
may begin to experience some adverse health effects, 
and resi-dents with higher sensitivity to air 
pollution may experience more serious effects. 
When air quality is Very Unhealthy with an AQI 
range of 201 to 300, everyone in the region may 
experience more serious health effects.

Ozone air pollution can cause respiratory health 
problems, including trouble breathing, asthma attacks, 
and lung damage. Research also indicates 
that ozone exposure can increase the risk of premature 
death. Children, older adults, and peo-ple 
with asthma or COPD may be more sensitive to 
the health effects of ozone.

Areas of direct impacts and poor air quality may 
include portions of:

Los Angeles County: Central Los Angeles (Area 
1), Northwest Coastal LA County (Area 2), West 
San Fernando Valley (Area 6), East San Fernando 
Valley (Area 7), West San Gabriel Valley (Area 8), 
East San Gabriel Valley (Area 9), Pomona-Walnut 
Valley (Area 10), South San Gabriel Valley (Area 
11), Santa Clarita Valley (Area 13), San Gabriel 
Mountains (Area 15)




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