L.A. County announced Saturday there are now at least 36 confirmed cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
And of the 191 tests administered at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital, officials said they have diagnosed 16 cases of COVID-19.
Three of those positive cases have been hospitalized, according to Patrick Moody, a spokesman for the hospital.
Of 191 tests, 120 have returned and 71 are still pending results.
At approximately 2:45 p.m. on Saturday, officials with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health said that the city of Santa Clarita has a total of 32 confirmed cases and Castaic has four.
The figures represent a 33% increase over the Friday afternoon total of 27 released by the health agency.
One of the challenges facing health officials has been the return time in getting test results. One local hospital official mentioned Thursday the current turnaround time for results was about a week.
The numbers are as follows, according to the Saturday DPH numbers:
- City of Santa Clarita: 32
- Unincorporated – Castaic: 4
- Unincorporated – Acton: 0
- Unincorporated – Agua Dulce: 0
- Unincorporated – Canyon Country: “–”
- Unincorporated – Lake Hughes: 0
- Unincorporated – Newhall: 0
- Unincorporated – Placerita Canyon: 0
- Unincorporated – Sand Canyon: 0
- Unincorporated – Saugus: 0
- Unincorporated – Saugus/Canyon Country: 0
- Unincorporated – Stevenson Ranch: “–”
- Unincorporated – Val Verde: 0
- Unincorporated – Valencia: “–”
Anywhere there is a “ – ” means they could have between one and four cases, according to county DPH officials.
“This is done to protect patient privacy,” said Bernard Tolliver, a DPH spokesman. “Once these locations have five or greater cases then that will be included. Locations that have zero will say ‘zero.’”