L.A. County Continues Making Progress on Recovery Journey


The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) has confirmed 23 new deaths and 406 new cases of COVID-19. To date, Public Health identified 1,222,778 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of L.A. County and a total of 23,292 deaths.

Los Angeles County recently moved to the orange tier in the State's Blueprint for a Safer Economy that allowed the County to expand permitted activities in several key sectors including bars, breweries, wineries, and distilleries, family entertainment centers, gyms, movie theatres, restaurants, retail establishments, grocery stores, and outdoor live events with required safety measures in place including masking and distancing requirements. Now that 4 million people have been vaccinated who are living in communities across the state in the Healthy Places Index quartile 1, L.A. County’s daily case rate must be at or below 5.9 new cases per 100,000 people and the County's test positivity rate must be at or below 4.9% to remain in the orange tier. To move to the less restrictive yellow tier, the County's case rate must be less than 2 new cases per 100,000 people and test positivity must be less than 2%.

Today, the State released updated numbers; L.A. County's adjusted case rate remained at 3.1 new cases per 100,000 people. The test positivity rate dropped from 1.5% to 1.4% and in areas with the fewest health affirming resources, L.A. County’s test positivity rate dropped from 2.1% to 1.9%.

The State also announced today, that on June 15, California will fully reopen the state if there is enough vaccine supply for Californians 16 years and older to be vaccinated and hospitalizations rates remain stable and low, especially among fully vaccinated Californians.

Of the 23 new deaths reported today, three people that passed away were over the age of 80, 12 people who died were between the ages of 65 and 79, seven people who died were between the ages of 50 and 64, and one person who died was between the ages of 30 and 49.

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