“How many cases of COVID-19 have been diagnosed in my neighborhood?” ” Which nursing homes and assisted living facilities have the largest numbers of COVID-19 cases?” ” Is that rumor true about COVID-19 cases at my favorite store?”
These are some common questions people are asking today…and LA County has a web page that provides the answers via several very helpful lists of COVID-19 case information.
At http://ph.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus/locations.htm you will find lists of cases in:
- Residential Congregate and Acute Care Settings (nursing homes, assisted living facilities, etc.)
- Non-Residential Settings (retail stores, public agencies and facilities, workplaces, etc.)
- Homeless Services and Locations (bridge housing, supportive housing, encampments, etc.)
…and, of course, at the top of the page, case and death summaries by neighborhood, and also broken down with county totals by age, gender, ethnicity.
At the Buzz, we use the neighborhood information, which can also be found in map form here, to put together our daily graphcis showing local case and death counts. We update the graphics daily at https://larchmontbuzz.com/covid-19-neighborhood-case-tracker-updated-daily/
Combing the other LA County lists today provided some interesting additional information. For example, a search for the zip codes that make up the majority of our Buzz readership area (90004, 90005, 90006, 90019, 90020, 90029, 90036, and 90038) turned up a few (but just a very few!) local businesses where cases have been found among employees.
- Anning Johnson Co. – 510 S Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA, 90020 – 5 cases
- Trader Joe’s La Brea – 263 S La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA, 90036 – 4 cases
- Sprouts Farmers Market #437 – 1302 S La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA, 90019 – 3 cases
- Lowes – 4550 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, 90019 – 6 cases
- LA City Fire Department Station 13 – 2401 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, 90006 – 4 cases
It’s a bit harder to quicky pull out numbrs for our area’s congregate living facilities and homeless services locations, since the County lists do not include zip codes for those. But if you want to look up a specific facility, the listings are arranged alphabetically, so they’re pretty easy to scroll through.
In addition to the lists, the County data page also contains a good graph comparing the overall death rate since the end of April with the rate of deaths at “skilled nursing facilities” during the same period — both of which currently show a solid downward trend. (The caveat here, though, is that data for the last week (the gray section of the graph) is still incomplete for the last week, and increases in deaths tend to lag behind surges in diagnoses cases (which we’re still in the middle of) by several weeks…so this graph could change significantly over the next few weeks.)
And finally, there’s also a link to several more helpful LA County graphs showing the trends of 7-day averages for testing and test positivity, as well as daily deaths and current hospitalizations.
If you have any questions about LA County information, data, resources, or services – whether COVID-19-related or any other kind – you can also always call the LA County information line at 211 or visit https://www.211la.org/ (yes, it’s just like the well-known Los Angeles city 311 phone and website information services…but for LA County.)