LA County Department of Health releases coronavirus case status updates daily. The city of Inglewood has seen a dramatic increase of positive COVID-19 cases between March 31 and April 8.
On March 31 there were 31 cases, up five from the day before and as of April 9 that number swelled to 99. Two Inglewood nursing homes, Century Skilled Nursing Care at Centinela and Florence and Inglewood Health Care on Hillcrest and Manchester are institutions with a single confirmed case. No data is provided on where the other 97 cases were possibly contracted.
Both facilities are less than two miles from SoFi Stadium and the city’s lone hospital, Centinela Medical Center.
We reached out to Centinela Medical Center to find out if the hospital had been inundated with person’s seeking testing.
“The hospital is conducting COVID-19 virus testing through the Emergency Department,” said Molly Lawson. “Since this public health crisis began we have tested a little over 100 people, as of March 31, with less than 10% positive rate.”
The coronavirus pandemic has caused states across the nation to issue stay at home orders which is closing commerce and wreaking havoc on the daily lives of citizens.
As the numbers continue to rise, Inglewood Mayor James Butts has issued a similar directive as LA Mayor Eric Garcetti, requiring all persons in the city to wear face coverings when in public.
Centinela Medical Center urges residents who develop a fever and symptoms such as a cough or difficulty breathing to call your health care provider for medical advice. In addition to Centinela Hospital, there are many other COVID-19 testing sites. You can find a location by clicking here.
On Monday, April 6th, the city began taking the temperature of employees and by Wednesday, Mayor Butts sent out a late afternoon email announcing he was shutting down City Hall from April 13 to April 27. The city has yet to officially announce if an employee has either the symptoms described or tested positive. The city has also not publicly decided to cancel/postpone the annual Earth Day music festival due to take place on Saturday, April 18.
Los Angeles County has a reported 7,955 cases with 223 deaths. 633 cases remain under investigation.
**Number of positive cases since April 9**
Los Angeles – 3,587
Glendale – 194
Santa Clarita – 126
Torrance – 121
Carson – 103
West Hollywood – 101
Inglewood – 99
Downey – 98
Burbank – 88
Santa Monica – 82
Redondo Beach – 78
Palmdale – 77
Lancaster – 74
Compton – 49
You can read the full list by clicking here.