The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Los Angeles has surpassed 2,000 people, Los Angeles County public health officials announced Sunday, March 29.

Officials also reported five new deaths related to COVID-19, the disease resulting from the novel coronavirus, and 332 new cases. A total of 2,136 residents of the county are now confirmed to have contracted the disease as of Sunday, according to county health officials. There have been 37 confirmed deaths.

Information on the latest individuals to succumb to illness was still pending, health officials said, while they did shed light on cases announced Saturday.

“Five of the six deaths reported yesterday occurred in people over the age of 60, and one death was reported for an individual between 50 and 60 years old,” a statement said. “Two of the individuals, including the person between 50 and 60 years old, did not have any reported underlying health conditions.”

As of Sunday, 453 people who tested positive for COVID-19, roughly 21% of positive cases, have been hospitalized.



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