Tracking COVID-19 Cases Reported in Monrovia

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CityCases Reported by Los Angeles County Department of Public Health
Monrovia 13

April 7

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) has confirmed 22 new deaths and 550 new cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19), including one additional case in Monrovia. The number of cases in Monrovia now stands at 13. Public Health now calculates a crude rate of 34.7 per 100,000. This represents the number of cases per 100,000 people and allows for the proportional comparison of cities of different sizes.

Twenty-one of the people who died had underlying health conditions and 16 people were over the age of 65. Six people who died were between the ages of 41 and 65 years old and one of these individuals did not have underlying health conditions. Over the last 48 hours, there have been 970 new cases.

To date, Public Health has identified 6,910 cases across all areas of L.A. County, including 169 deaths. As of today, 1,510 people who tested positive for COVID-19 (22% of positive cases) have been hospitalized at some point during their illness. Testing capacity continues to increase in L.A. county, with over 35,000 individuals tested and 14% of people testing positive.

The best community and individual defense against COVID-19 is to wash your hands frequently, avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands, avoid being around sick people, practice physical distancing, especially by staying at home and wearing a face covering when out procuring or providing essential services.

COVID-19 impacts each person’s emotional wellbeing differently. One of the most important aspects of our mental health is feeling connected. Call, email, text or video chat with the people in your life. Reach out every day. This can often provide reassurance to those we care about and those who care about us. If you feel overwhelmed or stressed and would like to speak with someone, you can call the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health Access Center 24/7 Helpline at (800) 854-7771. For those of you who are experiencing violence or the threat of violence in your home, help is available. The Los Angeles County’s Domestic Violence services and shelters remain open and accepting intakes. You can call the Domestic Violence Hotline at (800) 978-3600 or visit, publichealth.lacounty.gov/dvcouncil for more information. Law enforcement is responding to domestic violence 911 calls, Emergency Protective Orders are being issued, and nonprofit legal services are available.

“We extend our condolences to every family member and friend of a loved one lost to COVID-19,” said Barbara Ferrer, director of Public Health. “This week, and perhaps next week, it is even more important that we all stay home as much as possible.  Adapting to life at home can be challenging, causing feelings of isolation and stress. Please continue to connect with friends and family, and show kindness and compassion for the people in your life. ” 

Public Health is asking the general public to wear non-medical cloth face coverings when interacting with others while obtaining or providing essential supplies and services. Members of the general public should use a clean face covering anytime they will be in contact with other people who are not household members in public or private spaces. N95 and surgical masks should only be used by healthcare workers, first responders, essential workers providing care for people who are ill, and people who are ill.

April 6

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) has confirmed 15 new deaths and 420 new cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19). On Saturday, Monrovia’s number of cases increased by one to a total of nine cases. The count jumped again on Sunday to 11 cases. Monday once again saw the number of cases in Monrovia increase by one to a total of 12 cases. Public Health calculates a crude rate of 32.03 per 100,000. This represents the number of cases per 100,000 people and allows for the proportional comparison of cities of different sizes.

Eight of the people who died had underlying health conditions and 12 people were over the age of 65. Five individuals over the age of 65 did not have underlying health conditions. Three people who died were between the ages of 41 and 65 years old and two of these individuals did not have underlying health conditions. Over the last 48 hours, there have been 1,083 new cases.

To date, Public Health has identified 6,360 cases across all areas of L.A. County, including 147 deaths. As of today, 1,366 people who tested positive for COVID-19 (21% of positive cases) have been hospitalized at some point during their illness. Testing capacity continues to increase in L.A. county, with over 32,000 individuals tested and 14% of people testing positive.

The best community and individual defense against COVID-19 is to wash your hands frequently, avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands, avoid being around sick people, practice physical distancing, especially by staying at home and wearing a face covering when out procuring or providing essential services.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Public Health are recommending that the general public wear non-medical cloth face coverings when interacting with others while obtaining essential supplies and services. Wearing a cloth face covering does not eliminate the need to physically distance yourself from others and to wash your hands frequently. Members of the general public should use a clean face covering anytime they will be in contact with other people who are not household members in public or private spaces. You are asked to wear a cloth face covering over your nose and mouth when you must be in public for essential activities, such as shopping at the grocery store. They are an additional tool that can protect others from possible exposure to respiratory droplets that may come from the mouth when we talk, sneeze or cough. N95 and surgical masks should only be used by healthcare workers, first responders, essential workers providing care for people who are ill, and people who are ill.

“We are saddened to note that the virus continues to devastate families across the county and we extend our deepest condolences to all who are mourning the loss of a loved one,” said Barbara Ferrer, director of Public Health. “We cannot underestimate COVID-19, a virus that knows no boundaries, infects people of all ages, and can cause significant illness and death, particularly among people who are elderly or who have underlying serious health conditions. As we expect to see a significant increase in cases over the next few weeks, we are asking that everyone avoid leaving their homes for anything except the most urgent matters. And when you do leave, please make sure to cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face covering if you will be around others, maintain a distance of at least 6 feet from everyone else, and frequently wash your hands. If you are ill, please self-isolate and if you are a close contact of someone who is positive or presumed to be positive for COVID-19, please self-quarantine for 14 days. These are our most powerful tools to slow the spread and reduce the likelihood of overwhelming our health care system. “

April 3

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) has confirmed 11 new deaths and 521 new cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19), including one additional case in Monrovia. The total number of cases in Monrovia now stands at 8. Public Health also calculates a crude rate in Monrovia of 21.35 cases per 100,000 people; this represents the number of cases divided by the underlying population and allows for the proportional comparison of cities of different sizes.

Seven of the 11 deaths reported today occurred in people over the age of 65; three people were between 41– 65 years old, and one person was between 18 to 40 years old. All reported underlying health conditions except for one individual between 41– 65 years old. Additional information regarding some of the new cases is pending further investigation. Over the last 48 hours, there have been 1,055 new cases.

To date, Public Health has identified 4,566 cases across all areas of L.A. County, including 89 deaths. As of today, 1,018 people who tested positive for COVID-19 (22% of positive cases) have been hospitalized at some point during their illness.

Emerging evidence suggests that there may be a significant number of people infected with COVID-19 who are asymptomatic and capable of spreading the virus to others. New guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reminds us we need to use universal precautions all the time – assuming that each of us can infect others even when we aren’t sick, and that others can infect us.

April 2

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) has confirmed 13 new deaths and 534 new cases of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). Twelve of the 13 deaths reported today occurred in people over the age of 65; one person was between 41– 65 years old. All reported underlying health conditions except for one individual over the age of 65. Additional information regarding some of the new cases is pending further investigation. Over the last 48 hours, there have been 1047 new cases. There has been no change in the number of cases in Monrovia since Wednesday.

To date, Public Health has identified 4045 cases across all areas of LA County, including 78 deaths.  Upon further investigation, seven cases reported earlier were not LA County residents. As of today, 879 people who tested positive for COVID-19 (22% of positive cases) have been hospitalized at some point during their illness.

Emerging evidence suggests that there may be a significant number of people infected with COVID-19 who are asymptomatic and capable of spreading the virus to others. New guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggests that we need to think about using universal precautions all the time – assuming that each of us can infect others even when we aren’t sick.

April 1

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) has confirmed 11 new deaths and 513 new cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19), including two additional cases in Monrovia. On Tuesday, Public Health reported five cases in the city which saw its first two cases on March 26. The number of cases in Monrovia now stands at seven. Public Health also calculates a crude rate in Monrovia of 18.68 cases per 100,000 people; this is to proportionally compare cities of different sizes.

Nine of the 11 deaths reported Wednesday occurred in people over the age of 65, one person was between 41– 65 years old; and one was person between 18–40 years old. All reported underlying health conditions except for two individuals over the age of 65. Additional information regarding some of the new cases is pending further investigation. Over the last 48 hours, there have been 1,061 new cases.

To date, Public Health has identified 3,518 cases across all areas of L.A. County, including 65 deaths. Upon further investigation, 11 cases reported earlier were not L.A. County residents. As of Wednesday, 733 people who tested positive for COVID-19 (21% of positive cases) have been hospitalized at some point during their illness.

Emerging evidence suggests that there may be a significant number of people infected with COVID-19 who are asymptomatic and capable of spreading the virus to others. New guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggests the need for using universal precautions all the time — assuming that each of us can infect others even when we aren’t sick.

“Our sadness is not diminished by the daily frequency of announced deaths related to COVID-19, and reminds us of our need to work together to protect each other,” said Los Angeles County Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer. “The hard truth is we have some difficult days ahead as we work tirelessly to flatten the curve of this horrible virus. Though the end may not be as close as we’d like, if we all continue to do our part to slow the spread by staying home, social distancing, self-isolating when we are positive or presumed positive, and self-quarantining if we are close contacts of a positive case, we will get to the end of the COVID-19 crisis more quickly, together.”

March 31

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) has confirmed 10 new deaths and 548 new cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19), including one additional case in Monrovia. L.A. County Public Health had previously reported four cases in Monrovia on Friday. The total number of cases in Monrovia now stands at five.

Six of the 10 deaths reported Tuesday occurred in people over the age of 65, two between 41– 65 years old; and two between 18 – 40 years old. All had reported underlying health conditions except for one individual between 18-40 years old. Additional information regarding some of the new cases is pending further investigation. Over the last 48 hours, there have been 890 new cases.

To date, Public Health has identified 3,011 cases across all areas of L.A. County, including 54 deaths. Upon further investigation, 11 cases reported earlier were not LA County residents. As of today, 594 people who tested positive for COVID-19 (20% of positive cases) have been hospitalized at some point during their illness.

March 30

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) has confirmed seven new deaths and 342 new cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The total number of cases in Monrovia still stands at four, which were reported on Friday, March 27.

Six of the seven deaths reported Monday occurred in people over the age of 65; five of those had underlying health conditions. One death was reported in an individual between 41 – 65 years old who also had underlying health conditions. Additional information regarding some of the new cases is pending further investigation. Over the last 48 hours, there have been 675 new cases in the county.

To date, Public Health has identified 2,474 cases across all areas of L.A. County, including 44 deaths. Upon further investigation, four cases reported earlier were not L.A. County residents. As of today, 492 people who tested positive for COVID-19 (20% of positive cases) have been hospitalized at some point during their illness. The county’s mortality rate continues at 1.8%, higher than both the national average and New York City.

“At this point in time, although our numbers continually rise, we do have to assume that there are other people that are infected who haven’t yet been tested. So, the true number of people infected in L.A. County is likely to be significantly higher,” said Los Angeles County Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer.

Current Health Officer Orders prohibit any public or private gatherings or events, and temporarily close all beaches and hiking trails throughout the entire County. Only essential businesses may remain open, and individuals are asked to stay home except to obtain essential goods or services. Health Officer Orders will continue through April 19.

“I want to thank everyone who is doing their part to slow the spread of COVID-19, both businesses and residents across the county who have met this moment with innovation and charity,” said Ferrer. “This situation is serious, and I applaud the essential employees who meet the daily challenge of keeping the public healthy and our community functioning, from public safety and healthcare workers, to grocery store clerks and food deliverers. The greatest service the general public can provide is to stay home, to self-isolate when sick and to self-quarantine if exposed. These measures will make the biggest impact in our efforts to mitigate the infection rate in the county.”

March 27

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) has confirmed five new deaths and 257 new cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19), including two additional cases in Monrovia. The first two cases in Monrovia were reported on Thursday. Additional information regarding some of the new cases is pending further investigation. Over the last 48 hours there have been 678 new cases.

To date, Public Health has identified 1465 cases across all areas of LA County, including 26 deaths. Upon further investigation, two cases reported earlier were not LA County residents. As of today, 317 positive cases (21% of positive cases) have been hospitalized.

Friday, a new Health Officer Order is being issued to temporarily close beaches and hiking trails due to recent dramatic increases in COVID-19 cases, and increased usage of beaches and hiking trails by many groups of people. It is imperative that everyone, collectively, take action to slow the spread of COVID-19. County and City Parks may remain open for passive recreational activities. Persons using the parks are required to practice social distancing at all times. The Order is effective immediately and will continue through April 19.

“The crowds we saw at our beaches last weekend were unacceptable,” said Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn. “In order to save lives, beaches in LA County will be temporarily closed. I understand that this is a huge sacrifice for everyone who enjoys going to our beaches. But we cannot risk another sunny weekend with crowds at the beach spreading this virus. This closure is temporary and we can always reopen these beaches when it is safe to do so.”

“The new Health Officer Order is in line with our efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19 in Los Angeles County. It is crucial that we limit access to non-essential places where crowds have been gathering,” said Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd, Los Angeles County Public Health director. “Please practice social distancing when you do go outside to enjoy the beautiful weather. That means staying at least 6 feet away from other people.”

March 26

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) has confirmed nine new deaths and 421 new cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Among the number of new cases reported Thursday are two cases in Monrovia, which includes areas of unincorporated Bradbury. Additional information regarding some of the new cases is pending further investigation. Over the last 48 hours there have been 559 new cases.

To date, Public Health has identified 1,216 cases across all areas of L.A. County, including 21 deaths. Upon further investigation, one death and four cases reported earlier were not L.A. County residents. As of today, 253 positive cases (21% of positive cases) have been hospitalized.

On Wednesday, Health Officer Orders were issued to ensure that individuals who test positive for COVID-19, and those who are told by a clinician they are presumed to be positive for COVID-19 are required to self-isolate for a period of 7 days and 3 days of being symptom free. Additionally, those who have been in close contact with someone who is positive or presumed positive must quarantine themselves for 14 days from their last exposure to that person. It is critically important that everyone adheres to all the social distancing measures and practice good public health hygiene, including washing hands as frequently as possible.

“We are sad to report these nine additional deaths today – it is the highest daily number we’ve released to date,” said Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd, Los Angeles County Public Health Director. “Unfortunately, we have been expecting this. To the families and loved ones, we are deeply sorry for your loss. This dramatic increase in cases is due in part to increased testing capacity in LA County which is allowing us to identify more positive cases. In order to slow the spread and save lives, all of us must do our part by staying home, adhering to all social distancing measures and caring for each other.”

Public Health has issued the following guidance during this time of increased spread:

  • If you are mildly sick, stay home for at least seven days or until 72 hours after being fever free, whichever is longer. Call your doctor if you are concerned and/or your symptoms worsen. Individuals who are elderly, have underlying health conditions or pregnant should consider contacting their providers earlier when they are sick.

Public Health reminds L.A. County residents to do their part and adhere to the Order by always practicing social distancing.

Additional things you can do to protect yourself, your family and your community are on the Public Health website.

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