New data from Long Beach shows the total number of positive coronavirus cases is 1,271 since the beginning of the outbreak, and the city’s health department is monitoring long-term care facilities, 362 cases have been confirmed.
There have been 51 COVID-19-related deaths, according to Long Beach public health officials.
The numbers continue to fluctuate “due to the wider scope of testing criteria and a backlog at various labs,” officials said.
Of the 51 deaths, 40 were residents of long-term care facilities. These cases included both facility residents and staff members (who may not be residents), and ll had underlying heath problems. One of those fatalities was a person in their 40s, 13 were between 50-70, and 37 were over age 70.
There have been 362 positive cases confirmed at 23 of the city’s 93 long-term care facilities in the city since the start of the pandemic. The Health Department said it was currently monitoring long-term care facilities with active cases.
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