As of Wednesday, there were 1,538 people hospitalized in the county due to coronavirus, with 32% of them in intensive care units and 19% on ventilators.
Renters who receive subsidies under Section 8 are not eligible.
The Long Beach Police Department opened a homicide investigation today after an autopsy revealed that the death of a homeless man found in the Port of Long Beach was caused by blunt force trauma.
A multiple-vehicle crash that may have started with a stalled vehicle on the southbound 405 Freeway in Long Beach led to crashes on both sides of the freeway that caused several people to be injured, authorities said today.
The gunfire was reported just before 1 a.m. in the 200 block of Bay Street, said Long Beach police Lt. Shaleana Benson.
A man fatally shot in an alley in Long Beach was a 40-year-old named Juan Moreno.
Barbara Ferrer, director of the county Department of Public Health, said infection rates among residents aged 30 to 49 nearly tripled between June and late July, and rates among those 18-29 quadrupled.
A man was fatally injured today when he was pinned between two trailers at an industrial transportation company on Terminal Island, authorities said.
Ferrer pointed to steady declines in hospitalization numbers, which were averaging around 2,200 patients a day in mid-July but have now dropped below 2,000, and in average daily rates of positive tests, which leveled off over the course of last month to average between 8% and 8.8% in recent days.
Officials announced 4,825 new cases in the county, but said about 2,000 over those cases can be attributed to a backlog in results from the state’s laboratory reporting system that occurred between last Thursday and Sunday.