Number of cases within SCV reaches 1,031

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The number of cases reported in the last day for the SCV increased by 14, bringing the total number of cases, including those due to an outbreak at Pitchess Detention Center, to 1,031. 

A total of 1,072 new COVID-19 cases were reported in the last 24 hours in Los Angeles County, bringing the total number of countywide cases to 43,052. 

The L.A. County Public Health Department also reported 35 new deaths in the last day, bringing the total number of deaths to 2,049. 

Of those who died in the last day, 25 were over the age of 65 and 20 of them had underlying conditions, said DPH Director Barbara Ferrer. Five others were between the age of 41 and 64 and three of them had underlying conditions. 

The remaining five deaths were in the city of Long Beach and Pasadena, two cities with their own health departments. 

Ferrer said 40% of the deaths related to COVID-19 with underlying conditions have been people under the age of 65, and 35-40% of people who have died within L.A. County have underlying conditions. 

“I know sometimes folks think there’s a very tiny group of people who are at an elevated risk of serious illness from COVID-19,” said Ferrer. “But here in L.A. County, it’s one out of three of us who has an underlying condition that can put you or your loved one at a much higher risk for serious illness related to COVID-19.” 

The mortality rate countywide is now at 4.75% among confirmed cases. 

Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital said Monday 1,332 patients were tested, with 197 of those tests returning positive, while 1,245 were negative and 35 are still pending, according to hospital spokesman Patrick Moody, who added that the disparity in figures is from patients being tested more than once. A total of 14 people remain in the hospital for treatment and 68 have recovered and been discharged as of Monday.

Public Health reported Friday that the number of cases within the SCV, including all area health care providers’ daily figures and Pitchess Detention Center, totaled 1,031, which, broken down by region, is as follows: 

City of Santa Clarita: 632

Unincorporated – Acton: 10

Unincorporated – Agua Dulce: 6

Unincorporated – Bouquet Canyon: 0

Unincorporated – Canyon Country: 34

Unincorporated – Castaic: 25 (with 267 cases from Pitchess Detention Center) 

Unincorporated – Lake Hughes: 1

Unincorporated – Newhall: 0

Unincorporated – Placerita Canyon: 0

Unincorporated – San Francisquito Canyon/Bouquet Canyon: 0

Unincorporated – Sand Canyon: 0

Unincorporated – Saugus: 4

Unincorporated – Saugus/Canyon Country: 0

Unincorporated – Stevenson Ranch: 29

Unincorporated – Val Verde: 16

Unincorporated – Valencia: 7

Pitchess Detention Center, including all four of its jails, had a total of 267 inmates who had been diagnosed as COVID-19 positive and have been included in Castaic’s numbers, while the 30 staff who tested positive are reported to the region in which they reside, according to Public Health’s Friday’s figures.

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