Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, November 21, 2020

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Mountain Views-News Saturday, November 21, 2020 

11/20/2020 3:30pm 

LOS ANGELE COUNTY* 11/20/20 11/13/20 

 Total Cases 357,451332,865 

Deaths 7,396 7,246

STATS BY CITY Population Cases Deaths 

 (11/13/2020 stats in parenthesis)


Pasadena 14,1371 3255 (3027) 131 (129)

Uninc- East Pasadena 6,403 104 (101)2 (2)

City of Arcadia 57,754 676 (641)44 (42)

Uninc. - Arcadia7.981 132 (116)4 (4)

City of Bradbury 1,06921 (21)0 (0)

City of Duarte 22,016 722 (667)32 (31)

Uninc.- Duarte4,428 196 (185)4 (4)

City of Monrovia 38,800 986 (928)42 (42)

Uninc - Monrovia 3,88191 (91)0 (0)

City of Sierra Madre 10,989 113 (99)4 (4)

City of So.Pasadena 26,053367 (341)26 (26)

Uninc.- Altadena 43,260 895 (834)19 (18)

La County Testing as of 11/20/20: 3,473,290 (3,319,276)

Positivity Rate (No. of persons positive out of total persons tested)

as 11/20/20: 9.5% Nationally recommended Positivity Level: 5%


The County is experiencing a dangerous acceleration of cases that is increasing at a higher rate than 
the July surge. From June 20 through July 3, the 7-day average increase in new cases was 47%. From 
October 28 through November 10, the 7-day average increase in new cases is surging at 68%.

There are 1,238 people with COVID-19 currently hospitalized and 28% of these people are in the 
ICU. The daily number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 has increased nearly every day since 
November 2 when daily hospitalizations were 777. To date, Public Health identified 353,232 positive 
cases of COVID-19 across all areas of L.A. County, and it is certain that many more have been 
infected; we have experienced a total of 7,363 deaths.

COVID-19 affects different systems in the body and can cause health effects that linger for months. 
COVID-19 often causes a pneumonia that can be serious. The type of pneumonia associated with 
COVID-19 can cause long-standing damage to the tiny air sacs (alveoli) in the lungs. The resulting 
scar tissue can lead to long-term breathing problems.

Heart conditions are also associated with COVID-19, and include inflammation and damage to the 
heart muscle itself. Imaging tests taken months after recovery from COVID-19 patients have shown 
lasting damage to the heart muscle, even in people who experienced only mild COVID-19 symptoms. 
This may increase the risk of heart failure or other heart complications in the future.

“We send our deepest condolences to the many people across our County grieving a family member 
or friend who has passed away due to COVID-19," said Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd, Director 
of Public Health. “Right now, the kindest thing we can do for our family, friends and neighbors is 
to protect each other from potentially becoming infected with COVID-19. As cases are surging and 
hospitalizations are increasing, we need to stay home as much as possible, protect those who are elderly 
or have underlying health conditions, and stop gathering with people not in our households."

Celebrating the holidays will be very different this year. The safest way is to celebrate only with 
members of your household, meaning those with whom you currently live with, and to connect virtually 
with other friends and family who live outside of your household. Other safe options include 
decorating your home and enjoying a drive around neighborhoods seeing other decorations. Public 
Health also recommends to shop early for groceries and other needed items to avoid crowds or have 
groceries delivered to you.

Exercise is important for both physical and mental health, and exercising outdoors is a great option. 
We encourage you to take advantage of our wonderful trails and beaches. If you are walking or jogging 
in an area with other people around, please wear a face covering and practice distancing of at 
least 6 feet.

It is crucial businesses understand, implement and follow all safety protocols closely and ensure 
adherence with all Health Officer Order directives including operating hours, occupancy, masking, 
infection control and distancing requirements, ensuring there are no crowded spaces or places, report 
outbreaks of three or more cases, and allow employees to work from home as much as possible.

Employees are reminded if you need to go onsite to work, wear a face covering, practice distancing 
and follow all other infection control requirements. If you have concerns about your workplace following 
safety protocols that keep you and customers safe, you can anonymously call the customer call 
center at (888) 700-9995, Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Of the 29 new deaths reported today, 12 people that passed away were over the age of 80 years old, 
eight people who died were between the ages of 65 and 79 years old, and seven people who died were 
between the ages of 50 and 64 years old. Eighteen people who died had underlying health conditions 
including eight people over the age of 80 years old, five people between the ages of 65 and 79 years 
old, and five people between the ages of 50 and 64 years old. Two deaths were reported by the City 
of Long Beach.

Ninety-three 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 6,947 people (99 percent of 
the cases reported by Public Health); 52% of deaths occurred among Latino/Latinx residents, 23% 
among White residents, 14% among Asian residents, 9% 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, 135 cases and one death reported earlier were not L.A. 
County residents.

Testing results are available for nearly 3,473,000 individuals with 9% of all people testing positive.

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,


COVID-19 UPDATE 11/20/2020


former police officer with both the Pasadena and 
Torrance Police Departments has been charged 
with being an unlicensed firearms dealer who 
sold dozens of guns, as well as certifying he was 
the actual purchaser of a handgun, when, in fact, 
he was buying the gun for another person, the 
Justice Department announced Tuesday.

 According to the Department of Justice, Lindley 
Alan Hupp, 32, of Long Beach, was named in a 
two-count information filed Friday in United 
States District Court. In conjunction with the 
charging document, federal prosecutors also filed 
a plea agreement in which Hupp agreed to plead 
guilty to the two felony offenses – engaging in the 
business of dealing in firearms without a license, 
and making a false statement in a federal firearm 
licensee’s records during purchase of a firearm.

 According to the court documents, Hupp sold 
at least 48 firearms during an eight and a half year 
period while employed by the Torrance Police. 
Hupp sold another two guns in 2011 while serving 
as an auxiliary police officer with the Pasadena 
Police Department.

 “In violation of federal law, Hupp sold firearms 
without a federal firearms license,” Hupp admitted 
in his plea agreement. “Hupp made a business of 
dealing firearms, in part, by abusing exemptions 
made available to him under California law as 
a sworn peace officer. Of the forty-eight (48) 
firearms defendant sold while employed at the 
TPD, thirty-six (36) firearms were ‘off roster’ 
firearms; that is, firearms that Hupp’s non-law 
enforcement customers could not have purchased 
directly from a licensed firearms dealer.”

 Hupp admitted making a material false 
statement on a Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, 
Firearms and Explosives recertification form 
(Form 4473) when he purchased a Glock 9mm 
handgun in November 2015. After offering to 
sell two Glocks for sale on an online marketplace, 
Hupp purchased one Glock handgun from a Brea 
firearms dealer. When Hupp went to pick up the 
gun after the 10-day waiting period, he signed a 
Form 4473 in which he falsely certified he was “the 
actual transferee/buyer of the firearm” knowing 
that he was the “straw buyer” of the firearm on 
behalf on another individual who purchased the 
handgun from Hupp a few days later.

 Hupp will make his initial appearance in United 
States District Court on December 3.

 This matter was investigated by the Bureau of 
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and 
the FBI.


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