Los Angeles COVID-19 Dashboard
Although COVID-19 is an issue affecting people around the United States and the globe, its impact differs widely across local communities and neighborhoods. These neighborhood profiles highlight the intersections of COVID-19 and other social and economic indicators in specific neighborhoods throughout Los Angeles County.
In order to help our community understand where cases of COVID-19 exist and where the most vulnerable populations live, we’ve created a COVID-19 case map. The data is updated daily. Map 1 shows the rate of cases and deaths per 100,000 people in cities and unincorporated neighborhoods across Los Angeles County. Map 2 show the rate of cases and deaths in City of Los Angeles neighborhoods (where data is available).
Hover over a city/neighborhood below to see the rate of cases per 100,00 people, the total number of cases, 1-day growth rate of cases, the total number of deaths and neighborhood characteristics include the population over 65, the percent of people without health insurance, the population living below the federal poverty line, and the rate of asthma-related ER visits per 1,000 people.
Hover over the line graphs below to see the number of reported cases, hospitalizations, and deaths by date. Note that data is cumulative – meaning that each new day includes all of the cases, hospitalizations and deaths reported for all previous days.
Further down the page, explore cases by age group and race/ethnicity. All data on COVID-19 is pulled directly from the LA County Department of Public Health press releases. All data is updated daily, with the exception of tests which are updated weekly. Daily information is reported as of Thursday, October 22, 2020.
*Cases by Race/Ethnicity exclude Long Beach and Pasadena. 102150 cases and 20deaths are being investigated to determine race/ethnicity.
Why are These Variables Important
Each of the variables shown on the map above are important metrics to consider when exploring the impact COVID-19 is having on our community. The rate of cases per 100,000 people allows you to compare cases across neighborhoods and cities with differing population sizes. The one day case increase variable helps community members understand how quickly the virus is spreading.
Older adults (defined here as 65 and over) are at more risk of contracting serious cases of COVID-19 that may require hospitalization. Understanding where older adults live throughout the county will help shed light on one of the most vulnerable populations. Because COVID-19 often spreads in the lungs, people with pre-existing conditions like asthma are also at a greater risk of developing serious cases requiring hospitalization. Data on asthma-related ER visits per 1,000 people from 2017 are shown for each neighborhood to help contextualize which communities have had higher rates of serious asthma issues in the past.
Other highly vulnerable populations are those living without health insurance and those living with incomes below the federal poverty line, due to the high cost of potential hospitalization. According to initial reports, the cost of receiving treatment for serious cases of coronavirus that require hospitalization may reach $34,000 for those without insurance.
For more information on your neighborhood, please visit the main NDSC mapping portal.
Contributors: Molly Creighton, Mackenzie Goldberg, Peter Griffin, Grace Persico, Elly Schoen