The Rate of Confirmed COVID-19 Infections in WeHo Is Falling

The week by week increase in confirmed COVID-19 infections (the orange line) has declined even as the overall county (the blue line) continues to grow.

EDITOR’S NOTE: An earlier version of this story erred in calculating the rate of testing by residents of West Hollywood. So far, one of every 53 WeHo residents has been tested for the COVID-19 virus according to the Health Department. The story has been corrected

While the number of confirmed COVID-19 infections in West Hollywood continues to grow, the growth rate has slowed dramatically.

As of today, 134 West Hollywood residents have been confirmed to have been infected by the COVID-19 virus, an increase of one from the 133 reported on Monday. But as the chart posted above indicates, the weekly increase in the number of confirmed infections has fallen from 280% during the third week of March to 16.7% this past week.

The reason for the decline is unclear. However, it may indicate that the number of infections is beginning to plateau.

A COVID-19 “surveillance dashboard” launched today by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health indicates that so far two West Hollywood residents have been confirmed to have died of a COVID-19-related illness. To date there have been 1,000 deaths countywide and a total of 20,976 confirmed infections.

The dashboard also shows that 704 West Hollywood residents have been tested for the COVID-19 virus so far. However, the dashboard also notes that the addresses of many of those tested are not available, so the number of West Hollywood residents who have been tested may be higher. If that number is correct, it means that one of every 53 residents has been tested. Those who want to be tested must first go online to see if they qualify and to book an appointment. A testing site adjacent to West Hollywood is on Alden Drive at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.


The Health Department dashboard shows that the COVID-19 virus death rate in West Hollywood is 5.41 per 100,000 people, a calculation using the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2018 estimated population of 36,951. The death rate is dramatically higher in the Melrose neighborhood to the south of West Hollywood. Eighteen residents of that neighborhood have died so far of COVID-19-related causes, which is equal of 23.17 of every 100,000.  As of today, 313 Melrose residents have been confirmed to be infected.

Four residents of Beverly Hills have died of COVID-19 infections. The city as of today has 105 residents confirmed to be infected. The death rate is 11.59 per 100,000.

Culver City, with 58 confirmed infections, has experienced two deaths, which is the equivalent of 5.02 per 100,000 people.  And the Hollywood neighborhood to the east of West Hollywood, which has 182 infections as of today, has had three of its residents die. That is 4.4 per 100,000.

The Health Department reports that 4,507 people who tested positive for COVID-19 (21% of positive cases) have been hospitalized at some point during their illness. “Testing capacity continues to increase in L.A. County, with testing results available for over 133,000 individuals and 14% of people testing positive.”

The Health Department said it has begun investigations at 333 nursing homes, assisted living facilities, shelters, treatment centers, supportive living, and correctional facilities where at least one confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19 has been reported.

“The total confirmed cases in institutional settings is 4,488, including  2,656 residents and 1,832 staff,” the report said.  “At last Friday’s press briefing, due to an error in data reporting, incorrect numbers were reported for total cases and cases among residents. Public Health has confirmed 462 residents in institutional settings have died from COVID-19, representing 46% of all deaths. The majority of these people resided in skilled nursing facilities.”

“LA County has hit the tragic milestone of 1,000 people dying from COVID-19,” said Barbara Ferrer, director of Public Health, in an announcement of the latest data…  “With over 400 deaths from COVID-19 occurring among nursing home residents, the pandemic has amplified the cracks in our society, including the care and protection of people who are older and medically fragile.

“While managers and staff at all our skilled nursing facilities are doing their very best under difficult circumstances to care for their residents, we are still seeing many cases and deaths among residents and staff in these facilities. We need to accelerate our ability to quickly identify and isolate asymptomatic, as well as symptomatic, residents and staff, and quarantine those who are close contacts.”

The best protection against COVID-19 is to wash your hands frequently, avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands, self-isolate if you are sick, practice physical distancing (especially by staying at home) and wear a clean face covering when out in the public procuring or providing essential services. N95 and surgical masks should only be used by healthcare workers, first responders and essential workers providing care for people who are ill.

Essential businesses must provide a cloth face covering for all employees to wear while performing duties that involve contact with other employees and or the public and to post physical distancing plans. The public is required to wear a face covering to enter essential businesses as well. Beaches, trails and trailheads and non-essential businesses remain closed, and all public and private gatherings of any number of people occurring outside a single household or living unit remain prohibited.

Residents with questions about the COVID-19 pandemic and who are looking for resources to deal with it can find answers on the City of West Hollywood’s  website.  Here is a list of links to sections about particular issues:

Below is a list of cities and neighborhoods in Los Angeles County with the number of confirmed COVID-19 infections in each.  They are ranked by the number of infections per 100,000 people, which is a measure of the density of infections.

Unincorporated – West LA181890.76
Unincorporated – Saugus21290.32
Unincorporated – Val Verde361087.94
Los Angeles – Little Armenia811009.35
Unincorporated – Santa Catalina Island2749.06
Los Angeles – Crestview61536.59
Los Angeles – Vermont Square37483.22
Los Angeles – Carthay65452.55
Los Angeles – Pico-Union171408.68
Los Angeles – East Hollywood118402.91
Los Angeles – Melrose313402.85
Los Angeles – Victoria Park33392.9
Los Angeles – Historic Filipinotown54389.33
Los Angeles – Westlake230387.5
Los Angeles – Country Club Park58382.76
Los Angeles – West Adams105380.02
Unincorporated – Rancho Dominguez10375.8
Los Angeles – Lakeview Terrace49373.11
Los Angeles – Reseda Ranch17366.7
Los Angeles – Hancock Park62363.87
Los Angeles – Sylmar299362.87
City of West Hollywood134362.64
Los Angeles – Temple-Beaudry142359.66
Los Angeles – Sunland72352.8
Los Angeles – Valley Village86347.9
Los Angeles – Bel Air29344.05
Los Angeles – Canoga Park223341.56
Los Angeles – West Vernon178331.82
City of Bell119327.53
Los Angeles – Longwood14325.28
Los Angeles – Panorama City244324.25
Los Angeles – Glassell Park102322.74
Los Angeles – Crenshaw District44318.17
Los Angeles – Adams-Normandie26317
Los Angeles – Vernon Central164315.4
City of San Fernando77312.86
City of Beverly Hills105304.17
Los Angeles – Harvard Heights54299.42
Los Angeles – Vermont Knolls51296.51
Los Angeles – Harvard Park112295.24
Los Angeles – Pacoima224290.99
Unincorporated – La Rambla6289.16
Los Angeles – South Park108284.5
Los Angeles – St Elmo Village13283.6
Los Angeles – Exposition Park124276.06
Los Angeles – Van Nuys257275.77
City of Palos Verdes Estates37273.63
Unincorporated – East Los Angeles342273.01
Los Angeles – Central106271.85
Unincorporated – Canyon Country21271.74
Unincorporated – Florence-Firestone174268.91
Los Angeles – Hollywood182266.65
Los Angeles – University Park73265.88
Unincorporated – Athens Village13265.47
Los Angeles – Arleta91264.77
Los Angeles – Lafayette Square12263.22
Los Angeles – Valley Glen79263.19
Los Angeles – Mission Hills63261.15
City of South Pasadena68261.01
Los Angeles – Winnetka135260.69
City of Cudahy63258.76
Los Angeles – Florence-Firestone122257.14
Los Angeles – Beverly Crest32255.49
City of Inglewood290255.32
Unincorporated – Walnut Park41253.98
Unincorporated – West Carson56253.55
Los Angeles – Vermont Vista102247.66
City of Glendale502243.11
City of Carson228242.95
Los Angeles – Silverlake107242.72
Los Angeles – Gramercy Place26241.55
Unincorporated – Twin Lakes/Oat Mountain4241.25
Los Angeles – Angelino Heights6239.81
Los Angeles9697239.75
Los Angeles – Cadillac-Corning17238.73
City of Palmdale379238.41
Unincorporated – Palmdale2237.53
Los Angeles – San Pedro185237.06
Los Angeles – Century Palms/Cove80236.92
City of Duarte52236.19
Los Angeles – Wholesale District85235.27
Los Angeles – Century City30234.52
Unincorporated – Rosewood3233.28
Los Angeles – Mid-city35232.87
Los Angeles – Green Meadows50232.5
Los Angeles – Reseda178232.32
City of Gardena142231.61
City of South Gate226230.25
Los Angeles – Koreatown119230.21
Los Angeles – Palms101230.19
Los Angeles – Tarzana71229.95
Los Angeles – Figueroa Park Square20229.33
Los Angeles – Little Bangladesh65229.33
Los Angeles – North Hills141228.99
City of Industry1228.83
City of Pico Rivera147228.67
Los Angeles – Beverlywood30227.74
Los Angeles – Cloverdale/Cochran33226.76
Los Angeles – Tujunga63226.54
Los Angeles – South Carthay24226.52
City of Lynwood163226.24
Los Angeles – Shadow Hills10225.12
Los Angeles – Wellington Square11223.8
Los Angeles – Jefferson Park18222.97
City of Huntington Park132221.91
Unincorporated – Athens-Westmont92216.77
City of Malibu28216.03
Los Angeles – Northridge150214.91
Unincorporated – View Park/Windsor Hills25214.87
City of Maywood60213.91
Unincorporated – Ladera Heights15212.13
City of Burbank226210.86
City of Paramount118210.63
Los Angeles – El Sereno88210.49
City of Bell Gardens90208.96
Los Angeles – Alsace26208.92
Unincorporated – Rosewood/West Rancho Dominguez7208.27
Los Angeles – North Hollywood314207.37
Los Angeles – Downtown57207.22
Los Angeles – Eagle Rock82207.13
Los Angeles – Brentwood64206.75
Los Angeles – Marina Peninsula9206.42
Los Angeles – Sun Valley107203.88
Los Angeles – Leimert Park31203.48
Los Angeles – Lincoln Heights66202.47
Los Angeles – Chatsworth75202.37
Unincorporated – Quartz Hill26201.46
Los Angeles – Boyle Heights175201.42
Los Angeles – Wilshire Center100199.32
Los Angeles – Watts85199.18
Los Angeles – Hyde Park56196.21
Los Angeles – Miracle Mile35194.61
Los Angeles – Hollywood Hills57193.65
Unincorporated – Avocado Heights13191.88
City of Compton190190.18
Los Angeles – View Heights7189.5
Los Angeles – Reynier Village8189.21
Los Angeles – Elysian Valley19186.81
Los Angeles – Granada Hills108185.6
City of Montebello119184.85
City of Manhattan Beach66183.34
Los Angeles – Baldwin Hills57183.13
Unincorporated – Lake Manor3182.59
Unincorporated – Bassett27182.22
Unincorporated – Lennox41181.88
City of Hawthorne161181.33
Unincorporated – Duarte8180.67
Los Angeles – Lake Balboa76180.07
City of La Canada Flintridge37178.8
Los Angeles – Encino80177.1
City of Covina86175.4
Los Angeles – Cheviot Hills16174.46
Los Angeles – Playa Vista19173.56
City of Lancaster280173.3
City of Downey195170.66
Los Angeles – Pacific Palisades36169.09
City of Santa Monica156168.75
Unincorporated – Littlerock/Pearblossom6168.11
Los Angeles – Rancho Park11167.68
City of Torrance245164.13
Los Angeles – Toluca Woods3161.46
Los Angeles – Highland Park78161.19
City of El Segundo27160.85
City of Norwalk173160.75
Los Angeles – Studio City36160.43
City of Rolling Hills Estates13160.24
Los Angeles – Little Tokyo5159.59
Unincorporated – Del Aire7159.34
Unincorporated – Hawthorne4159.11
City of Lawndale53157.67
Los Angeles – Elysian Park9157.56
Los Angeles – Atwater Village23156.83
Unincorporated – Monrovia6154.6
City of Lomita32154.37
Los Angeles – Del Rey46153.66
Los Angeles – Toluca Terrace2153.14
Los Angeles – Los Feliz33152.72
Unincorporated – West Puente Valley15152.52
Los Angeles – Manchester Square13152.3
Unincorporated – Glendora1151.52
Los Angeles – Woodland Hills103151.35
Unincorporated – Altadena66151.31
City of Santa Clarita332150.62
Los Angeles – Wilmington85150.48
City of Redondo Beach103149.93
Unincorporated – West Rancho Dominguez2147.17
City of Bellflower114146.65
Los Angeles – Porter Ranch52146.12
City of Culver City58145.49
Los Angeles – Mt. Washington35144.96
Los Angeles – Harbor City42144.48
City of Calabasas35143.9
City of Agoura Hills30143.66
Los Angeles – West Los Angeles53140.82
City of Irwindale2137.08
Los Angeles – Sherman Oaks119136.38
Los Angeles – Harbor Gateway59135.32
Unincorporated – West Antelope Valley2132.36
Unincorporated – East La Mirada7132.28
City of Temple City48131.67
City of Rancho Palos Verdes56131
Unincorporated – East Rancho Dominguez20130.65
Unincorporated – Valencia4130.21
Los Angeles – Venice44129.85
City of Whittier108123.52
Unincorporated – Lake Los Angeles16123.13
Los Angeles – Mar Vista52122.44
Los Angeles – Thai Town12122.34
City of Azusa61121.9
Unincorporated – Willowbrook42120.3
Los Angeles – Echo Park17119.25
Los Angeles – Westchester61118.21
City of Hermosa Beach23116.93
Unincorporated – Marina del Rey11116.88
Los Angeles – University Hills4116.65
Unincorporated – Valinda27115.53
Unincorporated – West Whittier/Los Nietos31115.13
Unincorporated – Llano1114.03
Los Angeles – West Hills46113.45
City of El Monte133113.41
Unincorporated – Covina19112.97
Los Angeles – Chinatown9112.21
City of La Mirada55110.89
City of West Covina119109.95
Unincorporated – South Whittier63106.38
Unincorporated – Whittier4105.71
City of South El Monte22105.34
City of Monterey Park65104.4
Los Angeles – Toluca Lake9103.4
Unincorporated – Pearblossom/Llano2102.25
City of Monrovia39100.52
Unincorporated – Acton8100.36
City of Baldwin Park77100.3
Unincorporated – Littlerock499.48
Unincorporated – Covina (Charter Oak)1398.9
City of Cerritos4997.87
City of Pomona15196.84
City of Alhambra8294.55
Unincorporated – Azusa1594.2
Unincorporated – San Jose Hills1993.96
City of Bradbury193.55
City of Lakewood7593.33
City of Santa Fe Springs1792.57
Unincorporated – South San Gabriel890.42
Los Angeles – Exposition390.2
Unincorporated – Rowland Heights4690.16
City of La Puente3688.46
Unincorporated – Hacienda Heights4987.62
City of Commerce1184.17
Unincorporated – North Lancaster183.47
Los Angeles – Westwood4583.17
Unincorporated – Wiseburn582.96
City of San Marino1182.85
Unincorporated – Del Sur282.82
Los Angeles – Park La Brea1181
Unincorporated – La Crescenta-Montrose1680.8
Unincorporated – Angeles National Forest180.32
Unincorporated – Desert View Highlands280.22
Unincorporated – El Camino Village779.63
City of Glendora4279.6
City of San Dimas2778.22
Los Angeles – Palisades Highlands378
City of Artesia1377.4
Unincorporated – Sunrise Village177.16
Unincorporated – Littlerock/Juniper Hills177.1
Unincorporated – Stevenson Ranch1676.31
Unincorporated – East Whittier475.39
City of Walnut2375.33
Los Angeles – Regent Square271.94
City of Westlake Village671.77
Unincorporated – North Whittier671.77
Unincorporated – Kagel/Lopez Canyons170.82
City of San Gabriel2970.81
Unincorporated – Santa Monica Mountains1369.81
Unincorporated – Anaverde166.31
Unincorporated – Sun Village466.27
Unincorporated – Castaic1866.2
City of Arcadia3764.06
City of Hawaiian Gardens961.32
City of Claremont2260.3
Unincorporated – Elizabeth Lake160.2
City of Signal Hill759.34
City of Diamond Bar3459.12
Unincorporated – Leona Valley157.11
Unincorporated – South El Monte155.71
Los Angeles – Faircrest Heights255.56
Unincorporated – White Fence Farms254.3
City of Rosemead3054.2
Unincorporated – Northeast San Gabriel1354.09
City of Rolling Hills151.55
Unincorporated – Arcadia450.12
Unincorporated – La Verne149.02
City of La Verne1648.07
City of Sierra Madre545.5
City of La Habra Heights236.66
Los Angeles – Mandeville Canyon132.01
Los Angeles – Playa Del Rey131.29
Unincorporated – Agua Dulce124.05
City of Avalon00
City of Hidden Hills00
City of Vernon00
Los Angeles – Angeles National Forest00
Los Angeles – Brookside00
Los Angeles – Harbor Pines00
Los Angeles – Sycamore Square00
Unincorporated – Bouquet Canyon00
Unincorporated – Bradbury00
Unincorporated – Cerritos00
Unincorporated – Charter Oak00
Unincorporated – Claremont00
Unincorporated – Del Rey00
Unincorporated – East Covina00
Unincorporated – East Lancaster00
Unincorporated – East Pasadena00
Unincorporated – El Monte00
Unincorporated – Franklin Canyon00
Unincorporated – Harbor Gateway00
Unincorporated – Hi Vista00
Unincorporated – La Habra Heights00
Unincorporated – Lake Hughes00
Unincorporated – Lakewood00
Unincorporated – Miracle Mile00
Unincorporated – Newhall00
Unincorporated – Palos Verdes Peninsula00
Unincorporated – Pellissier Village00
Unincorporated – Placerita Canyon00
Unincorporated – Pomona00
Unincorporated – Roosevelt00
Unincorporated – Rosewood/East Gardena00
Unincorporated – San Clemente Island00
Unincorporated – San Francisquito Canyon/Bouquet Canyon00
Unincorporated – San Pasqual00
Unincorporated – Sand Canyon00
Unincorporated – Saugus/Canyon Country00
Unincorporated – South Antelope Valley00
Unincorporated – Southeast Antelope Valley00
Unincorporated – West Chatsworth00
Unincorporated – Westfield/Academy Hills00
Unincorporated – Westhills00
Unincorporated – Whittier Narrows00
Unincorporated – Bandini Islands0NA
Unincorporated – Lynwood0NA
Unincorporated – South Edwards0NA
Unincorporated – Universal City0NA
Unincorporated – Walnut0NA
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4 years ago

This is simply too, too tragic.
Thank you for the important updates.

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