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Over 30 New Santa Clarita Coronavirus Cases Confirmed, 1,777 Additional In L.A. County

31 additional Santa Clarita coronavirus cases have been confirmed Thursday, with an additional 1,777 cases being confirmed within Los Angeles County.

The Santa Clarita Valley total is now 3,448 and the L.A. County total of cumulative coronavirus cases now stands at 124,738 as of Thursday, according to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LADPH).

A total of 2,037 people are currently hospitalized due to COVID-19 throughout L.A. County, according to LADPH Director Dr. Barbara Ferrer. This remains substantially higher than the 1,350 to 1,450 daily hospitalizations seen four weeks ago, according to DPH officials.

Testing results are available for over 1,240,000 individuals as of Thursday, with a daily positivity rate of 9.2 percent, according to public health officials.

50 additional deaths have been reported within the County Thursday, for a total of 3,689 people who have died due to coronavirus in Los Angeles County.

As of Thursday, a total of 3,448 cumulative cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in the Santa Clarita Valley since testing began in March. These include:

  • 1,445 in the City of Santa Clarita*
  • 52 in the unincorporated areas of Canyon Country
  • 1,813 in Castaic*
  • One in unincorporated Sand Canyon
  • Seven in the unincorporated areas of Saugus
  • 77 in Stevenson Ranch
  • 15 in the unincorporated areas of Valencia
  • 34 in the unincorporated areas of Val Verde
  • Three  in the unincorporated areas of Newhall
  • One in the unincorporated areas of Bouquet Canyon

*As of  Wednesday, July 8, officials had recorded 1,317 cumulative cases among prisoners at the North County Correctional Facility, and 493 at the Peter J. Pitchess Detention Center. Those cases are counted in both the City of Santa Clarita and Castaic totals. 

Additionally, 33 cases have been confirmed in nearby Acton as well as 16 in Agua Dulce.

An analysis of available data indicates that as of Wednesday, July 8, approximately 53 percent of all cumulative cases in and around the Santa Clarita Valley can be attributed to the inmate population at the North County Correctional Facility and the Pitchess Detention Center.

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Coronavirus cases at Pitchess Detention Center vs. the Santa Clarita community as of June 9. Source: Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.

Public health officials are not releasing recovery numbers by city, according to the department.

As of Wednesday, July 8, Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital has conducted 3,936 COVID-19 tests. Of those, 415 have tested positive, and 407 tests are still pending with Henry Mayo, according to Patrick Moody, spokesperson for the hospital.

Some local patients are tested multiple times, creating a discrepancy in the numbers, according to hospital officials.

There are 11 patients in the hospital as of Wednesday, while 132 patients have been discharged since the hospital’s first case was reported in March, according to Moody.

This is a significant decrease from the 19 patients that were in the hospital last week.

A majority of all deaths in the county had underlying health conditions, according to public health, further encouraging those with medical issues to stay home, if possible.

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