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For Immediate Release:

February 06, 2021

Public Health Officials Advises Residents Skip Super Bowl Parties Tomorrow; Nine New MIS-C Cases in Children Confirmed Public Health Reports 193 New Deaths and 4,860 New Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 in Los Angeles County

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) has confirmed 193 new deaths and 4,860 new cases of COVID-19. To date, Public Health identified 1,143,422 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of L.A. County and a total of 17,955 deaths. There are 4,607 people with COVID-19 currently hospitalized and 28% of these people are in the ICU.

Public Health warns Super Bowl parties can become super-spreader events. Please plan to enjoy this year’s Super Bowl without putting yourself or your friends, family and neighbors at risk. Cases and hospitalizations are going down, but remain high, and we cannot afford to engage in risky activities that could result in this virus spreading more easily. When people from different households mix, this increases the risk of spread of COVID-19, especially if this occurs indoors and without face coverings and physical distancing. The risk of spread also increases the longer the duration of these interactions. These kinds of gatherings in the past have resulted in a tragic surge in cases, an overwhelmed healthcare system, and many deaths.

The safest way to enjoy the Super Bowl is with the people you live with and virtually with those that don’t live you. If you decide to privately gather with others, it must be held outdoors, kept small (limited to a total of 15 or less people from up to 3 different households only), and limited to 2 hours. Everyone attending the private gathering must also wear a face covering and maintain at least six feet of physical distancing from people from the other households.

It is critically important that people not attend any private gatherings or leave their home if they are experiencing symptoms of illness, have not finished their isolation period after testing positive for COVID-19, or have not finished their quarantine period after being exposed or likely to have been exposed to someone who is positive for COVID-19.

Public Health has confirmed nine additional case of multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C). This brings the total cases of MIS-C in L.A. County to 75 children including one child death. All 75 children with MIS-C in L.A. County were hospitalized and 44% of the children were treated in the ICU. Of the children with MIS-C, 32% were under the age of 5 years old, 39% were between the ages of 5 and 11 years old, and 29% were between the ages of 12 and 20 years old. Latino/Latinx children account for 76% of the reported cases.

MIS-C is an inflammatory condition associated with COVID-19 and symptoms include fever that does not go away and inflamed body parts, including the heart, lungs, kidneys, brain, skin, eyes, or gastrointestinal organs. If you believe your child is displaying MIS-C symptoms, contact your primary care or an urgent care provider. Seek emergency care for critical or life-threatening conditions. If you do not have a primary care provider, dial 2-1-1 and L.A. County will help connect you to one.

“We send our deepest sympathies to every person experiencing the sorrow of losing a loved one to COVID-19,” said Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd, Director of Public Health. “Despite seeing some decreases, we continue to experience widespread community transmission in our county. The riskiest thing people can do tomorrow for Super Bowl Sunday, given our high case counts, is gather with others that don't live with them to enjoy the game. Please don't attend or host parties that could turn Super Bowl Sunday into super-spreader Sunday. Instead, enjoy the game at home with those who live with you or connect virtually with friends and family online to prevent another surge in cases."

Of the 193 new deaths reported today, 54 people that passed away were over the age of 80, 91 people who died were between the ages of 65 and 79, 29 people who died were between the ages of 50 and 64, 11 people who died were between the ages of 30 and 49. Five deaths were reported by the City of Long Beach and three deaths were reported by the City of Pasadena.

Testing results are available for nearly 5,590,000 individuals with 19% of people testing positive.

COVID-19 vaccine supply remains very limited. Los Angeles County healthcare workers in Phase 1A and County residents age 65 and older are eligible to get their vaccination. Health care providers may provide communication to this high-priority age group about COVID-19 vaccinations and how to receive one through their provider. For information about vaccines in L.A. County, when your turn is coming up and to sign up for a vaccination newsletter, and much more, visit: www.VaccinateLACounty.com. Eligible residents with internet access and a computer can use the website to sign up for vaccine as appointments become available. Please don't sign up to be vaccinated if it is not your turn.

A call center is available and reserved for people with disabilities or who don’t have a computer or internet access. For those without access to a computer or the internet, or with disabilities, the call center is open to help schedule appointments daily from 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. at 833-540-0473. The call center uses the same system as the online system and is a low-tech way for those with accessibility needs and older people who may not have a computer or a smart phone to make an appointment.

The Reopening Protocols, COVID-19 Surveillance Interactive Dashboard, Roadmap to Recovery, Recovery Dashboard, and additional things you can do to protect yourself, your family and your community are on the Public Health website, www.publichealth.lacounty.gov.

Please see additional information below:

Laboratory Confirmed Total Cases 1143422*

Deaths 17955

Age Group (Los Angeles County Cases Only-excl LB and Pas)

Gender (Los Angeles County Cases Only-excl LB and Pas)

Race/Ethnicity (Los Angeles County Cases Only-excl LB and Pas)

Hospitalization

Deaths Race/Ethnicity (Los Angeles County Cases Only-excl LB and Pas)

CITY / COMMUNITY CASES (Case Rate**)

These numbers are subject to change based on further investigation. 202 cases and 2 deaths previously reported were not in Public Health's jurisdiction. * Means that case numbers include cases associated with correctional facility outbreaks located in the city/community. **Rate is crude and is per 100,000. This represents the number of cases per 100,000 people and allows for the proportional comparison of cities of different sizes.

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