COVID Continues – Culver City Marks 80 Fatalities

The City of Culver City mourns the loss of our residents who have passed away, which sadly includes the passing of residents due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The County of Los Angeles Public Health Department tracks COVID-19 cases and deaths of County residents.

Culver City’s Case and Death Counts – as of February 23, 2021
– Cases in Culver City – 2,066
– Deaths in Culver City – 80

– Cases in Los Angeles County – 2,157 new cases were reported today (1,185,457 cases to date)
– Deaths in Los Angeles County – 136 new deaths were reported today (20,987 deaths to date)

There are 2,064 people with COVID-19 currently hospitalized, and 30% of these people are in the intensive care unit. Testing results are available for nearly 5,789,000 individuals with 19% of people testing positive. Today’s daily test positivity rate is 3.3%.

Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd, Director of Public Health shared comments on the County’s devastating milestone: As we mark this heartbreaking day and note with sadness the loss of over 20,000 County residents, we mourn with all of you who have lost someone you love to COVID-19. We are deeply sorry for your loss, and wish you healing and peace. As more and more of our County residents return to businesses and school, it’s important to remember that the actions we all take today will affect the numbers of cases, hospitalizations and deaths several weeks from now. As we continue to bear witness to the devastating loss of life from COVID-19, we ask that everyone continue to use the tools we know work to slow the spread of the virus: wear a mask and keep 6 feet of distance anytime you are around others not in your household. This virus is still easily transmitted among people in contact with each other and we must do all we can to continue the momentum of the decreases we are seeing cases, hospitalizations and deaths.

COVID-19 is still among us, and while cases are trending downwards, we must stay diligent. Wear a face covering, wash your hands, and keep practicing physical distancing. Avoid large and indoor gatherings.

City of Culver City

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