The novel coronavirus COVID-19 has been spreading around the world since early January. Los Angeles is beginning to see the effects two months later, as the virus infects people across different LA neighborhoods.
As of March 27, Los Angeles, Long Beach and Pasadena have 1,465 confirmed cases and 26 deaths. LA County issued a “Safer at Home” order in an attempt to slow the virus’s spread. As of Friday, LA County Supervisor Janice Hahn announced that all public beaches will be closed as recommended by LA County Public Health.
#BREAKING: Per order of @lapublichealth all @CountyofLA beaches will temporarily close.
The crowds we saw last weekend were unacceptable and we’\;re making this decision to save lives. More info at https://t.co/QT7kvrIEIC pic.twitter.com/VcM3tXn0u9
&mdash\; Janice Hahn (@SupJaniceHahn) March 27, 2020
The heatmap below shows the spread of virus throughout the neighborhoods of Los Angeles as of March 26:
For a more an interactive in-depth view of COVID-19 cases around the world, visit John Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering’s interactive dashboard:
More information about COVID-19 in Los Angeles County can be found at the County of Los Angeles Public Health website: