Long Beach on Tuesday reported 22 new COVID-19 related deaths as the state extended its regional stay-at-home order across Southern California due to surging hospitalizations.

The 22 new fatalities are from Sunday and Monday, for a total of 380 deaths since the start of the pandemic. Of those, 190 are connected to long-term care facilities.

The city also reported 476 new cases for a total 31,076 total positive results and 492 people hospitalized in five area hospitals, up from 482 the previous day.

Long Beach is issuing an urgent holiday message for people to stay home over the New Year’s weekend, as the COVID surge continues.

With the Southern California region’s current ICU capacity still listed at 0%, health officials are anticipating case numbers and hospitalizations will continue to rise through January based on gatherings that likely occurred for Christmas and again for New Year’s Eve.

The region is expected to remain under the stricter orders for weeks to come.

“We should expect that the hospitals that are under duress, that are in crisis already, will continue to see a high number of patients knocking on the door asking for care,” California Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly said. “….All of those trends tell me and give me continued concern that we need to continue to work to prepare for (the) next holiday surge of cases into the early part of next year.”

In anticipation of the state’s action, Los Angeles County on Sunday night extended its local stay-at-home order, which essentially mirrors the state’s restrictions.

— City News Service contributed to this report