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For Immediate Release:

July 13, 2021

L.A. County COVID-19 Case Numbers Show Substantial Increase in One Month - 12 New Deaths and 1,103 New Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 in Los Angeles County

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) has confirmed 1,103 new cases of COVID-19. One month ago, on June 13, the 5-day average of cases was 201 and today the 5-day average is 1,095; this is an increase of more than 500% in just one month.

The test positivity rate has increased nearly 700% from the 0.5% seen a month ago; today’s test positivity rate is 3.4%.

To date, Public Health identified 1,259,772 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of L.A. County and a total of 24,554 deaths. Of the 12 new deaths reported today, six people that passed away were over the age of 80, four people who passed were between the ages of 65 and 79, and one person who passed was between the ages of 50 and 64. One death was reported by the City of Pasadena.

There are 376 people with COVID-19 currently hospitalized, and 23% of these people are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). Testing results are available for nearly 7,126,000 individuals with 16% of people testing positive.

The number of COVID-19 cases among people experiencing homelessness remains substantially lower than the peak of 630 weekly cases reported during late-December. This week, there were 50 new cases reported among people experiencing homelessness which includes 20 cases from previous weeks that were newly identified as cases associated with people experiencing homelessness and are included in the new case totals. To date, 7,420 people experiencing homelessness in Los Angeles County tested positive for COVID-19 and 215 people who were experiencing homelessness passed away from COVID-19. Of the people experiencing homelessness who passed away, 98 were sheltered, 70 were unsheltered, and for 47 people who passed away, their shelter status was unknown.

There are 1,034 providers administering vaccinations to people experiencing homelessness; together they have administered over 43,207 doses of COVID-19 vaccine to people experiencing homelessness across Los Angeles County. The County continues to work closely with partner organizations to vaccinate and protect people experiencing homelessness from COVID-19 infection.

"We send our deepest condolences to everyone mourning a loved one lost to COVID-19,” said Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd, Director of Public Health. “The COVID-19 vaccines are the most powerful tool to reduce the risk of serious illness if infected. A significant number of unvaccinated people indoors, with a highly contagious Delta variant circulating, makes it easy for this variant to be transmitted at higher rates. If you are not fully vaccinated yet, wear your mask in all indoor public settings and wash your hands or use hand sanitizer frequently when outside your home. Get vaccinated without delay to have the best protection.”

Public Health encourages everyone unvaccinated for COVID-19 to get fully vaccinated as the start of school year gets near. If you begin your two-dose series for the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines this week, it may allow enough time to be fully protected by the start of the school year depending on the school. For all of the vaccines, you are only considered fully protected two weeks after all doses are complete.

Through Thursday, at County-run vaccination sites, LA City sites, and St. John’s Well Child and Family Center sites, everyone 18 and older coming to get a vaccine will have an opportunity to win one of seven packages of concert tickets. Prizes will include tickets to see Celine Dion, Grupo Firma, Kane Brown, Luke Bryan, and Dan and Shay at Staples Center, and box seats to four classical concerts at the Hollywood Bowl. Official rules and participating site locations are posted online on the Los Angeles Vaccination Sweepstakes page. Winners will be contacted by phone and/or email.

Through Thursday, at County-run vaccination sites, LA City sites, and St. John’s Well Child and Family Center sites, everyone 18 and older coming to get a vaccine will have an opportunity to win one of seven packages of concert tickets. Prizes will include tickets to see Celine Dion, Grupo Firma, Kane Brown, Luke Bryan, and Dan and Shay at Staples Center, and box seats to four classical concerts at the Hollywood Bowl. Official rules and participating site locations are posted online on the Los Angeles Vaccination Sweepstakes page. Winners will be contacted by phone and/or email. line on the Los Angeles County Vaccination Sweepstakes page. Winners will be contacted by phone and/or email.

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. Vaccinations are always free and open to eligible residents and workers regardless of immigration status.

COVID-19 Sector Protocols, Best Practices, COVID-19 Vaccine Dashboard, COVID-19 Surveillance Interactive Dashboard, 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.

Laboratory Confirmed Total Cases 1259772*

Deaths 24554

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. 34 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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