Such outbreaks reflected a continued rise in cases countywide. Health officials reported another 281 COVID-19 deaths on Wednesday, lifting the countywide death toll from the virus to 12,955.
The Century Villages at Cabrillo houses 2,133 people, yet only 32 residents have tested positive for coronavirus since March. Leadership said they acted quickly when news of COVID-19 first circulated, particularly because many of its residents are older and asthmatic.
In his annual State of the City address, Mayor Robert Garcia also announced new economic programs benefiting Long Beach City College students and grocery workers.
Long Beach has passed more than 40,000 COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic.
Educators, grocery store workers and emergency responders, who are also in the eligible group, will be vaccinated in the coming weeks.
Vaccines for the general public likely won’t be available until the late spring or summer.
Now at 578 patients as of Monday, Long Beach-area hospitalizations have more than quadrupled since Nov. 30, with the most drastic increases occurring in mid-December—about two weeks after Thanksgiving.
Cars wrapped around the campus, down Orange Avenue, snaking onto PCH all the way to Walnut Avenue on Monday and did the same Tuesday afternoon.
Los trabajadores de la salud de Long Beach y los trabajadores esenciales de emergencia ahora pueden programar una cita para vacunarse en una de las clínicas de vacunación COVID-19 de la ciudad.
Beginning Saturday, Long Beach Airport will also begin operation of its own general drive-through COVID-19 testing site available for all other passengers traveling through the facility.