May 27: LB Health Dept. Worker Tests Positive For COVID-19; LB Death Toll Rises To 81; Info Comes On Same day LB Announces It Will Join w/ LA County In Seeking Sac;to "Variance" To Enable Add'l LB Reopenings
|Total positives (red dots) and deaths (black dots)||Daily new reported positive cases
LB Hospitalizations (from Apr. 20): Red bars = Snapshot 12:01 a.m. Blue bars = Updated daily|
|(May 27, 2020, 7:25 p.m.) -- On May 27, 2020, the City of Long Beach dislcosed that a LB Dept. of Health & Human Services employee has tested positive for COVID-19 and LB's COVID-19 death toll has risen to 81.
The information comes on the same day that Mayor Garcia announced at a midafternoon news briefing that Long Beach will join with Los Angeles County in seeking a "variance" from CA's Dept. of Public Health to let all of L.A. County -- including Long Beach with its separate Health Department -- reopen additional businesses that the state agency has allowed for some counties -- including OC -- but not yet Los Angeles County (with some COVID-19 metrics exceeding Sac'to specified levels.)
In a May 27 release, the City of Long Beach indicated:
67 persons are hospitalized. 1,666 (up from 1,605) LB residents to date have tested positive, approx. 1,184 ave recovered.
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