Pregnant woman, fetus die from COVID-19; County confirms 1,202 new cases, 60 new deaths

Here are the current numbers of novel coronavirus cases in Los Angeles County and across Southern California:

Los Angeles County: 57,118 confirmed cases, 2,443 deaths
Orange County: 6,574 cases, 150 deaths
Riverside County: 8,155 confirmed cases, 342 deaths
San Bernardino County: 5,501 cases, 208 deaths
Ventura County: 1,164 cases, 34 deaths
San Diego County: 7,554 cases, 269 deaths

TUESDAY’S UPDATE: June 1, 2020

2:30 p.m.

Los Angeles County officials on Tuesday confirmed an additional 60 deaths and 1,202 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the county’s totals to 57,118 cases and 2,443 fatalities.

MONDAY’S UPDATE: June 1, 2020

1 p.m.

Los Angeles County Public Health Director Dr. Barbara Ferrer confirmed the death of a pregnant woman, whose fetus also died, and the county’s first known case of a jail inmate due to the virus.

Officials also confirmed 978 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Monday and 22 additional deaths, bringing the county’s totals to 55,968 cases and 2,384 fatalities.

Dr. Ferrer also announced four more deaths among the county’s homeless population, raising the number of homeless who have died from the virus to 11.

In addition to the latest figures, Dr. Ferrer also commented on the death of George Floyd. She tied together Floyd’s death and the impact of COVID-19 on the black community in Los Angeles County.

“We know that black Americans fair worse than other groups on virtually every measure of health status. And it has become all too common to blame this on individual behaviors, when in fact, the science is clear. The root cause of health inequity is racism and discrimination and how it limits access to the very opportunities and resources each of us need for optimal health and well-being. Science also tells us that lifetime stress associated with experiences of daily acts of discrimination and oppression play a major role.”

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