Long Beach so far has not seen an increase in coronavirus cases as a result of the thousands of people protesting here over the past two weeks, but health officials on Monday said they’re keeping an eye on the numbers.

“We have not seen a spike at this point that we can attribute to the protests, but it will take some time as the (virus) incubation period is 2 to 14 days,” Long Beach Health Officer Anissa Davis said in a news conference Monday.

Health officials are concerned over a possible spike in infections after more than 3,000 people gathered in Downtown Long Beach on May 31 to protest police brutality and the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Dozens of smaller gatherings have since taken place in the past weeks, with the most recent on Monday as several hundred people took to skateboards, bikes and roller-skates along Ocean Boulevard.

Davis said health workers have been asking those who are getting tested for COVID-19 if they have been to any protests, but there are also other factors that could contribute to a rise in cases, such as recent Mother’s Day gatherings and businesses reopening.

“It’s challenging to isolate each variable,” she said.

Long Beach has seen a steady rise in positive cases in recent weeks. On Monday, the city reported 2,634 total positive cases, up from 2,273 the previous Monday, June 8. The city reported 114 deaths and 76 hospitalizations. Of the deaths, 88 are connected to long-term care facilities.

Officials on Monday also reminded residents to wear masks and maintain social distancing, noting some anecdotal reports of people not wearing face masks and businesses not following health orders.

“First, as a reminder, there’s been a series of studies showing that wearing face coverings is more important than ever and as more and more of the economy opens up, you should aways be wearing one when you’re leaving your home and interacting with other people,” Mayor Robert Garcia said Monday.

Garcia said city inspectors were out over the weekend and will be out again next weekend checking for businesses that were not in compliance with reopening mandates.

Los Angeles County on Monday announced 19 more deaths from coronavirus, bringing the total to 2,926, while nearly 1,100 new cases of COVID-19 were also confirmed for a total of 73,791.

The numbers of new deaths and confirmed cases are typically lower on Mondays and Tuesdays as figures are compiled from the weekend.

Despite rising case and fatality numbers, county officials said they still remain confident moving forward with economic recovery efforts, although some businesses—most notably newly reopened dine-in restaurants—are struggling to comply with mandatory protocols such as social distancing and limited capacity.

The county’s public health director, Barbara Ferrer, said inspectors visited 2,000 restaurants over the weekend, and half of them were “still not in compliance” with health requirements.

“They’ll be revisiting all of the restaurants that were not in compliance and issuing them an order to come into compliance,” Ferrer said. “We’ve been doing a lot of education, but starting this week we’re actually going to revisit places where we noted that people still had concerns, they had confusion, they hadn’t quite made the changes. There should be no places where tables are right next to each other.”

City News Service contributed to this report