Manhattan Beach Sees 2 New COVID-19 Deaths In A WeekJan 11, 2021 08:58AM ● By Jeanne Fratello
Manhattan Beach has seen two new COVID-19 deaths in the past week, as well as 101 new COVID-19 cases, according to data from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health and the city of Manhattan Beach.
The county does not provide city-specific demographics on cases or deaths.
Manhattan Beach has seen a spike in cases since the beginning of December, and a new burst in January. There have been 143 new COVID-19 cases since December 31. The cumulative total of COVID cases jumped from 787 cases on December 31 to 930 on January 10, an average of 14.3 new cases per day.
The rise in cases has prompted at least two significant changes in the city - the closure of the city's outdoor dining seating areas, and the potential delay of the return of in-person student cohorts until February 1.
Los Angeles County has also noted two educational institutions in Manhattan Beach as having experienced three or more cases. Manhattan Beach Middle School has reported three staff cases and one student case (although students have not been in in-person school since December.) La Marina Preschool has reported four staff and three student cases.
Additionally, Los Angeles County has issued citations for lack of compliance with the health order to two businesses: The Castle and the 900 Club.