The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed 27 new deaths and 1,339 new positive cases of COVID-19 on Saturday. Daily numbers have fallen slightly since Friday, when public health confirmed 38 new deaths and more than 1,630 new positive cases.
To date, public health has identified 239,756 positive cases of COVID-19 in Los Angeles County. Los Angeles has a total of 5,759 virus-related deaths.
Saturday’s update comes a few days after Governor Gavin Newsom introduced new guidelines for reopening schools, day hospitals and youth sports leagues. The latest set of numbers also follows the governor’s announcement of color-coded instructions for reopening the state.
Newsom provided Californians with a color-coded map showing the severity of COVID-19 across the state in various shades. From mustard yellow symbolizing minimal expansion to dark purple, which represents very widespread, California represents various colors of the Newsom range. But while the northern parts of the state show less significant margins, most of southern California is in the extended zone.
To date, California has a total of 700,778 confirmed cases and 12,905 deaths.