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No New COVID-19 Deaths Reported In L.A. County For First Time Since Pandemic Start

On Sunday, Los Angeles County public health officials reported no new coronavirus deaths anywhere in the county, including the Santa Clarita Valley, for the first time in months.

Zero new COVID-19 deaths were reported in L.A. County by public health authorities Sunday, marking a shift for many of those living around the county, as well as those in the Santa Clarita Valley.

This milestone marks a dramatic shift in the general downward spiral of COVID-19 infections, hospitalizations, and deaths reported in and around Santa Clarita Valley and the wider L.A. County.

The number of cases and deaths are likely to reflect reporting delays over the weekend, according to health officials, although the number is still a positive moment for the County.

To date, L.A. County has experienced 1,233,772 COVID-19 cases as well as 23,915 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic, with 410 people currently hospitalized with COVID-19, according to the L.A. County Department of Public Health (LADPH). 

Nearly 6,513,000 individuals have been tested across L.A. County, with 18 percent of people testing positive, Public Health officials said.

See Related: Public Health Metrics Continue Reflecting Reduced COVID-19 Transmission In L.A. County

According to the LADPH, Santa Clarita Valley COVID-19 deaths as of May 1 total 291, including:

  • 260 in the City of Santa Clarita
  • 1 in the unincorporated areas of Bouquet Canyon
  • 3 in the unincorporated areas of Canyon Country
  • 18 in Castaic
  • 1 in the unincorporated areas of Newhall
  • 0 in Placerita Canyon
  • 0 in San Francisquito/Bouquet Canyon
  • 0 in unincorporated Sand Canyon
  • 0 in the unincorporated areas of Saugus
  • 1 in the unincorporated areas of Saugus/Canyon Country
  • 6 in Stevenson Ranch
  • 0 in the unincorporated areas of Val Verde
  • 1 in the unincorporated areas of Valencia

A total of 145 coronavirus deaths have been reported at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital, with at least 291 COVID-19 deaths reported across the Santa Clarita Valley since March 2020.

Non-compliance and dangerous conditions at businesses and worksites can be reported to Public Health anonymously by phone at 888-700-9995.

To learn how to make an appointment, what verifications you will need to show at your vaccination appointment, and much more, visit the L.A. County Vaccination website (English) or Vacunate Los Angeles website (Spanish).

Vaccinations are free and open to eligible residents and workers regardless of immigration status.

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No New COVID-19 Deaths Reported In L.A. County For First Time Since Pandemic Start

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About Tim Smith

Tim was raised in Santa Clarita and attended COC before transferring to UC Berkeley in 2017. After getting his B.A. in political science, Tim joined KHTS as a News Intern in 2021.