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New Tool Shows Coronavirus Test and Death Counts

Information from a new dashboard unveiled by Los Angeles County officials this week indicated that as of Friday, 25 Glendale residents had succumbed to the coronavirus.
Additionally, a total of 1,769 residents had been tested for COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, and 588 were confirmed to be infected. The figures, which are produced by the L.A. County Department of Public Health, only reflect how many tests were positive and do not reflect patient recoveries or possible reinfection.
In La Crescenta-Montrose, 16 residents have been confirmed to have COVID-19 out of 160 tests; 1 resident in that area had died as of Friday.
This information was gathered from the COVID-19 Surveillance Dashboard, which is an interactive map that allows users to conjure raw data and adjusted rates for tests, confirmed cases and deaths recorded for most areas of L.A. County, save for Long Beach and Pasadena because they each have their own public health departments.
A separate chart published by the Department of Public Health indicated Friday that at least eight care centers in Glendale had residents, patients and staff members confirmed to have contracted COVID-19, with five of the institutions recordings deaths from the disease.
Those locations include Autumn Hills Health Care Center (18 confirmed employees, 34 confirmed residents, three confirmed deaths); Chandler Convalescent Hospital (two employees, three residents, one death); Glendale Healthcare Center (eight employees, nine residents, three deaths); Glendale Post Acute Care Center (14 employees, 30 residents, three deaths); Glenhaven Healthcare (15 employees, 16 residents, three deaths); Glenoaks Convalescent Hospital (five employees, 13 residents, no deaths); Griffith Park Health Care Center (one employee, two residents, no deaths) and Leisure Glen Post Acute Care Center (three employees, five residents, no deaths).
Two such facilities in Montrose were also recorded in this data, including the Montrose Healthcare Center (20 employees, 29 residents, five deaths) and the Verdugo Valley Skilled Nursing and Wellness Centre (four employees, nine residents, no deaths).
In La Crescenta, there were 10 employees and four residents listed as having contracted COVID-19 at the La Crescenta Healthcare Center; one death was recorded at that location.
Public Health officials have credited the countywide “Safer at Home” directive with helping to stymie the spread of the disease, which is caused from a novel coronavirus that emerged late last year in China and was declared a global pandemic in March. The county’s order, which also mandates the closure of nonessential businesses and imposes restrictions on those allowed to remain open, remains active through May 15; however, as Gov. Gavin Newsom considers a multistep plan to reopen the state, county officials are almost certain to approve an extension of the directive, potentially with changes.
The COVID-19 Surveillance Dashboard can be accessed at dashboard.publichealth.lacounty.gov/covid19_surveillance_dashboard. For additional information, visit publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus.

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