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For Immediate Release:

May 23, 2021

Public Health Reports 5 New Deaths and 175 New Positive Cases of Confirmed COVID-19 In Los Angeles County

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) today released the latest data on COVID-19. The number of cases and deaths are likely to reflect reporting delays over the weekend.

Sunday, May 23
Daily new cases: 175*
Daily deaths: 5*
Daily positivity rate (7-day avg): 0.3%
Daily hospitalizations: 339

Saturday, May 22
Daily new cases: 265
Daily deaths: 14
Daily positivity rate (7-day avg): 0.4%
Daily hospitalizations: 330

Friday, May 21
Daily new cases: 264
Daily deaths: 15
Daily positivity rate (7-day avg): 0.4%
Daily hospitalizations: 355

Thursday, May 20
Daily new cases: 245
Daily deaths: 19
Daily positivity rate (7-day avg): 0.4%
Daily hospitalizations: 356

Wednesday, May 19
Daily new cases: 255
Daily deaths: 16
Daily positivity rate (7-day avg): 0.4%
Daily hospitalizations: 352

Tuesday, May 18
Daily new cases: 159
Daily deaths: 12
Daily positivity rate (7-day avg): 0.4%
Daily hospitalizations: 338

Monday, May 17
Daily new cases: 161*
Daily deaths: 4*
Daily positivity rate (7-day avg): 0.4%
Daily hospitalizations: 322

* Number reflects an undercount due to a lag from weekend reporting.

This weekend at select County-run vaccination sites and L.A. City vaccination sites, everyone 18 years and older getting their first COVID-19 vaccine will have a chance to enter the Los Angeles Lakers 2021-22 Season Ticket Vaccination Sweepstakes to win a pair (2) of season tickets for next season. For additional information and locations, visit: Lakers Vaccination Sweepstakes.

COVID-19 vaccinations are available at County-run sites and many community sites without an appointment. Anyone 12 and older living or working in L.A. County can get vaccinated. To find a vaccination site near you, to make an appointment at vaccination sites, and much more, visit: www.VaccinateLACounty.com (English) and www.VacunateLosAngeles.com (Spanish) 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 or scheduling a home-visit if you are homebound. Vaccinations are always free and open to eligible residents and workers regardless of immigration status.

A wide range of data and dashboards on COVID-19 from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health are available on the Public Health website at www.publichealth.lacounty.gov.

Always check with trusted sources for the latest accurate information about novel coronavirus:

Laboratory Confirmed Total Cases 1238781*

Deaths 24171

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. 1 case 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.

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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