The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed 13 new deaths and 534 new cases of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) on Thursday –including five new cases in Boyle Heights and seven new cases in the unincorporated county neighborhood of East Los Angeles.

Twelve of the 13 deaths reported Thursday occurred in people over the age of 65; one person was between 41– 65 years old. All reported underlying health conditions except for one individual over the age of 65. 

Over the last 48 hours, there have been 1047 new cases. A digital tool that maps and charts the number of confirmed Covid-19 cases throughout Los Angeles county can be consulted on the County website. On Thursday it showed the number of cases in Boyle Heights as 20, and the total for East Los Angeles as 23.

As of Thursday, Public Health had identified 4045 cases across all areas of LA County, including 78 deaths.  As of Thursday, 879 people who tested positive for Covid-19 (22% of positive cases) have been hospitalized at some point during their illness.

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