L.A. County reports 2,055 new coronavirus cases, 48 deaths

L.A. County reports 2,055 new coronavirus cases, 48 deaths


Los Angeles County public health officials reported 2,055 new cases of COVID-19 and 48 related deaths Saturday, marking the third-highest daily case count since the pandemic began.

Officials attributed the high number in part to delays in lab reporting.

Long Beach, which has its own public health department, reported an additional 48 cases and two deaths, bringing the county’s total to more than 81,000 cases and more than 3,100 deaths.

“While the most critical numbers for us to watch are daily hospitalizations and deaths, and these numbers remain stable, we are mindful that positive cases across the county have increased, and this reflects both high rates of testing and increased community transmission over the past few weeks,” Barbara Ferrer, the L.A. County health director, said in a statement.

“Many businesses and spaces reopened in the last month, and residents have found themselves in crowded situations at boardwalks, bars and protests.”