One Additional Death Attributed to Covid-19

According to the LA County Department of Public Health, 12 Malibu residents have died from COVID-19, as of the latest available data from the health department. That marks one additional death caused by the virus in the past week. Since April 2020, 741 cases have been reported among Malibu residents, up 11 in the week from Nov. 30-Dec. 6. 

An outbreak involving eight cases was reported at Malibu Middle School in the past week. As of Tuesday, Dec. 7, there remained 20 students and/or staff members quarantined due to the outbreak at the school. The outbreak represents the largest case of community spread at a Malibu school campus since classes resumed for in-person learning at the beginning of this school year. No cases were reported at either of Malibu’s two public elementary schools.

In total, 7,840  Malibu residents have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine–up 75 since the latest available count. As of Dec. 2, 5,725 students ages 12-17 in the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, or about 85 percent of the student body ages 12 and up. Numbers available from LA County show 2,171 students ages five-11 in the district have been vaccinated–34.5 percent of the student body in that age group.

The Malibu Times is the first newspaper in Malibu, serving the community since 1946.

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