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For Immediate Release:

May 29, 2021

Enjoy Memorial Day Weekend Safely - 7 New Deaths and 220 New Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 in Los Angeles County

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) has confirmed 7 new deaths and 220 new cases of COVID-19. Of the seven new deaths reported today, three people that passed away were over the age of 80, two people who died were between the ages of 65 and 79, one person who died was between the ages of 50 and 64, and one person who died were between the ages of 30 and 49.

To date, Public Health identified 1,243,712 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of L.A. County and a total of 24,338 deaths.

There are 273 people with COVID-19 currently hospitalized and 18% of these people are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). Testing results are available for more than 6,750,000 individuals with 17% of people testing positive. Today's daily test positivity rate is 0.3%. Over the past month the County continues to see small declines in cases, hospitalizations and deaths.

There’s so much more to enjoy this Memorial Day weekend in Los Angeles County. Public Health encourages everyone to celebrate Memorial Day safely with family and friends, whether hanging out at the beach, going camping, or barbequing at home. Gatherings should be in accordance with Public Health Guidance for Informal Social Gatherings. If all guests are fully vaccinated, people can gather indoors and outdoors without any masking or distancing requirements. If guests from more than one household at your gathering are unvaccinated, they should wear masks and keep a distance from people in other households. In these situations, gathering outdoors with at most 100 others is safest, and gathering indoors is strongly discouraged. If gathering indoors, keep the numbers lower, at 50% of capacity or 50 people, whichever is fewer and allows for physical distancing indoors.

“We send our deepest sympathies to the friends and families that are grieving the loss of a loved one," said Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd, Director of Public Health. “We are all glad this Memorial Day will look so different from last Memorial Day – it’s such a relief for so many of us to be able to gather with family and friends again. If you're celebrating with someone elderly and they haven't been vaccinated, celebrate safely outdoors with masks and distancing or virtually. I encourage everyone who hasn't been vaccinated yet, to make time to get vaccinated. The vaccine provides the best protection and is keeping transmission in L.A. County low."

Through Thursday, June 3, at all the county-run vaccination sites, LA City sites and the St. John’s Well Child and Family Center sites, everyone 18 and older getting their first COVID-19 vaccine or bringing a first-time vaccine recipient with them to their second dose appointment, will have an opportunity to win a pair of tickets to the 2021-2022 home season of either the LA Kings or the LA Galaxy. Two residents will be awarded prizes. More information, including official rules and participating site locations, can be found online on the Los Angeles County Vaccination Sweepstakes page.

Anyone 12 and older living or working in L.A. County is eligible to be vaccinated. Visit: www.VaccinateLACounty.com (English) and www.VacunateLosAngeles.com (Spanish) to find a vaccination site near you, to make an appointment at vaccination sites, 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, connecting to free transportation to and from a vaccination site, or scheduling a home-visit if you are homebound.

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 1243712*

Deaths 24338

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. 30 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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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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