Right now, hospitalization utilization is at 60%, ventilators utilization is at 34% and ICU use is at 45% in the Long Beach area, which health officials are including Lakewood and Los Alamitos hospitals in.
After a rush to get staff, equipment and supplies in the beginning months of the coronavirus pandemic, Community Hospital continues to languish without patients because its operators are waiting for a final inspection and licensing from the state health department.
Los Angeles County Health Director Barbara Ferrer said this week that about half of all new cases in the county are among people between the ages of 18 and 40.
All professional firework shows, gatherings and block parties were not permitted by the city in order to slow the spread of the coronavirus.
Patrons of some Downtown Long Beach restaurants were shocked when a homeless man erupted into screams Monday afternoon and ran down the street with a bloodied back, apparently stabbed in front of the Chase Bank on Pine Avenue and Third Street.
A total of 1,947 people were hospitalized as of July 3 with confirmed cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus. The number dropped slightly to 1,921 on July 4.
About 200 people participated in a 9-mile march from Downtown to North Long Beach Friday calling for unity amongst neighbors following a recent wave of violent incidents.
This is the second shooting on that block in three days, but police do not yet know if they are connected.
Despite the increase in positive cases, hospitalizations and fatalities are still relatively stable.
For the last few weeks the city has been testing more than 1,000 people each day at its five testing locations.