Long Beach, California 2021-02-23 21:38:36 –
Officials announced on Tuesday, February 23, that 10 residents of Long Beach had died from coronavirus-related causes, bringing the city to deaths at 818.
The city also reported 96 cases of coronavirus. Since the beginning of the pandemic, 50,951 cases have been confirmed on Long Beach.
Since then, about 47,750 people (94% of those who tested positive) have recovered.
Indicators for tracking the epidemic and impact of the coronavirus on Long Beach continue to decline on Tuesday, as it did since mid-January.
For example, the city’s new daily case rate has dropped from 14.8 the day before to 14 per 100,000. And the positive test rate dropped from 4.9% on Monday to 4.7% on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, the number of people receiving virus treatment at local hospitals has dropped from 170 the day before to 158.
Both Long Beach and Los Angeles County are heading in the right direction to move from the state’s most restrictive “purple layer,” but there is still progress. To move to the next most restrictive “Red Tier,” the county’s positive test rate must be less than 8% and the new daily case rate must be less than 7 per 100,000.
According to state data, LA County currently has a positive test rate of 5.1%, but there is also a new daily case rate of 12.3 per 100,000 people.