The City of Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) has launched a new monkeypox (MPX) dashboard to provide the public with information on MPX cases and vaccinations in the City. The new MPX dashboard, available as a button feature on the Health Department’s MPX website, will offer a user-friendly experience and real-time access to increased data transparency.
“As MPX continues to impact our community, we remain committed to ensuring residents have access to detailed, timely and up-to-date information,” said Mayor Robert Garcia. “This new dashboard will allow people to stay informed with data on both cases and vaccinations in Long Beach.”
The MPX dashboard provides the public with more granular data than what has previously been available, including a breakdown by age, gender, race/ethnicity, zip code and sexual orientation for MPX cases and vaccine doses administered. The dashboard will be updated Monday through Friday to reflect cases identified and vaccines administered from the day before so that the public can get the most up-to-date information. This data will allow the City to make more informed decisions in its MPX response.
As of today, there are 89 confirmed and probable cases of MPX in Long Beach. At least three have required hospitalization, and all others are either isolating and recovering at home or have recovered. To date, the City has administered over 5,000 doses of MPX vaccine.
The City has been working diligently in its response to monkeypox and has been working closely with schools, early childhood education providers and healthcare providers in the community, including sexual health clinics and LGBTQ+ centers, to provide vaccine, education and guidance. The Health Department has activated its Department Operations Center, prioritizing resources and leadership to focus on the clinical, epidemiological and community response.
The Department encourages all residents to visit longbeach.gov/mpx for up-to-date facts on MPX and to avoid misinformation. You can also follow updates, tips and notices on the Health Department’s social media pages @LBHealthDept and by following the hashtag #mpxLB.