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For Immediate Release:

May 01, 2021

L.A. County Test Positivity Remains at Lowest Levels - 29 New Deaths and 500 New Positive Cases of Confirmed COVID-19 in Los Angeles County

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) has confirmed 29 new deaths and 500 new cases of COVID-19. Of the 29 new deaths reported today, 11 people that passed away were over the age of 80, eight people who died were between the ages of 65 and 79, five people who died were between the ages of 50 and 64, three people who died was between the ages of 30 and 49. Two deaths were reported by the City of Pasadena.

To date, Public Health identified 1,233,488 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of L.A. County and a total of 23,918 deaths.

There are 414 people with COVID-19 currently hospitalized and 21% of these people are in the ICU. Testing results are available for more than 6,502,000 individuals with 18% of people testing positive. Today's daily test positivity rate is 0.6%. The County's test positivity remains at the lowest levels of the pandemic.

To date, Public Health has identified 7,103 COVID-19 cases among people experiencing homelessness. Since the peak of 684 weekly cases reported during late-December, case numbers among people experiencing homelessness substantially dropped to 59 new cases reported this week. The number of new cases reported this week includes 51 cases from previous weeks that were newly identified as cases associated with people experiencing homelessness and were included in the new case totals. To date, a total of 206 people who were experiencing homelessness have passed away from COVID-19. Of the people experiencing homelessness who passed away, 93 were sheltered, 68 were unsheltered, and for 45 people who passed away, their shelter status was unknown.

There are 122 providers reporting they are administering vaccinations to people experiencing homelessness. Currently, 19,854 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered to people experiencing homelessness across Los Angeles County. Of those vaccinated, at least 2,838 people received second doses. The County continues working with partner organizations to vaccinate and protect people experiencing homelessness from COVID-19 infection.

“To those grieving the loss of a family member or friend, our hearts go out to you and we wish you peace," said Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd, Director of Public Health. “Getting vaccinated in L.A. County is easier and more accessible than ever before and we encourage everyone waiting to get vaccinated to take advantage of the opportunity as soon as possible. There continues to be much higher risk of COVID-19 transmission among unvaccinated people. As more L.A. County residents and workers are vaccinated, the risk of transmission of variants is significantly reduced and we get back to the many activities that we loved to do before the pandemic."

COVID-19 vaccinations are available without appointments at all of County sites through next week. Everyone 16 and older living or working in L.A. County can walk-in and get vaccinated. You should bring a photo ID with you and teens 16 and 17 should be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Visit: www.VaccinateLACounty.com (English) and www.VacunateLosAngeles.com (Spanish) to learn how to make an appointment at vaccination sites, what verifications people will need to show at your vaccination appointment, and much more. If you don’t have internet access, can’t use a computer, or you’re over 65, you can call 1-833-540-0473 for help finding an appointment. There may be an extended wait time to speak with an operator for help making an appointment during high demand times. Vaccinations are always free and open to eligible residents and workers regardless of immigration status. County Reopening Protocols, COVID-19 Vaccine Dashboard, 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 1233488*

Deaths 23918

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. 72 cases and 1 death 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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