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For Immediate Release:

April 22, 2021

Public Health Recommends Vaccinations for People Who Had COVID-19 and Recovered; Walk-Ins Open Up at County-Run Mass Vaccination Sites Through Monday - 36 New Deaths and 439 New Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 in Los Angeles County

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) has confirmed 36 new deaths and 439 new cases of COVID-19. To date, Public Health identified 1,230,362 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of L.A. County and a total of 23,736 deaths.

Of the 36 new deaths reported today, 16 people that passed away were over the age of 80, 10 people who died were between the ages of 65 and 79, and 10 people who died were between the ages of 50 and 64.

"To the friends and families grieving the loss of a loved one to COVID-19, we are deeply sorry for your loss and wish you peace," said Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd, Director of Public Health. "Although transmission has been slowed in Los Angeles County, people are still dying every day from COVID-19. If you aren't vaccinated, your chances of dying from COVID-19 is about 1 in 500. If you get vaccinated, your chances of dying from COVID-19 are less than 1 in a million. The more people vaccinated, the less deaths we will suffer. Even if you had COVID-19 and recovered, you still need to get vaccinated to have more complete and longer-lasting protection."

Starting today, Thursday, April 22, Public Health is offering a limited number of walk-in registration spots at County-run mass vaccination sites through Monday, April 26 while supply lasts. Anyone 16 and older living or working in Los Angeles County can now get vaccinated without booking an appointment at the following locations (teens 16 and 17 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian). Registration for COVID-19 appointments will be completed on-site.
Vaccination sites accepting walk-ups include:


Public Health will host a Virtual Town Hall on COVID-19 Vaccines on Tuesday, April 27, at 6:00 p.m. Join the town hall to learn more and hear updates. The town hall will be streamed live on Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube @lapublichealth. For more information and to submit a question, visit: tinyurl.com/DPHVaccineTownHall

Everyone living or working in L.A. County 16 and older is eligible for COVID-19 vaccine. To learn how to make an appointment, what verifications people will need to show at the vaccination appointment, and much more, visit: www.VaccinateLACounty.com (English) and www.VacunateLosAngeles.com (Spanish). Vaccinations are always free and open to eligible residents and workers regardless of immigration status.

There are 468 people with COVID-19 currently hospitalized and 24% of these people are in the ICU. Testing results are available for nearly 6,380,000 individuals with 18% of people testing positive. Today's daily test positivity rate is 0.9%.

County Reopening Protocols, COVID-19 Surveillance Interactive Dashboard, Roadmap to Recovery, Recovery Dashboard, and additional actions you can take 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 1230362*

Deaths 23736

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. 82 cases and 1 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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The Department of Public Health is committed to promoting health equity and ensuring optimal health and well-being for all 10 million residents of Los Angeles County. Through a variety of programs, community partnerships and services, Public Health oversees environmental health, disease control, and community and family health. Nationally accredited by the Public Health Accreditation Board, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health comprises nearly 4,500 employees and has an annual budget of $1.2 billion. To learn more about Los Angeles County Public Health, please visit www.publichealth .lacounty.gov, and follow LA County Public Health on social media at twitter.com/lacounty.gov, and follow LA County Public Health on social media at twitter.com/lapublichealth, facebook.com/lapublichealth, instagram.com/lapublichealth and youtube.com/lapublichealth.




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