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For Immediate Release:

August 15, 2021

Public Health Reports 8 New Deaths and 3,356 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, August 15
Daily new cases: 3,356*
Daily deaths: 8*
Daily positivity rate (7-day avg): 3.6%
Daily hospitalizations: 1,650

Saturday, August 14
Daily new cases: 4,229
Daily deaths: 21
Daily positivity rate (7-day avg): 3.7%
Daily hospitalizations: 1,627

Friday, August 13
Daily new cases: 3,810
Daily deaths: 19
Daily positivity rate (7-day avg): 3.8%
Daily hospitalizations: 1,645

Thursday, August 12
Daily new cases: 3,865
Daily deaths: 23
Daily positivity rate (7-day avg): 3.8%
Daily hospitalizations: 1,648

Wednesday, August 11
Daily new cases: 3,498
Daily deaths: 28
Daily positivity rate (7-day avg): 3.8%
Daily hospitalizations: 1,573

Tuesday, August 10
Daily new cases: 2,622
Daily deaths: 22
Daily positivity rate (7-day avg): 4.0%
Daily hospitalizations: 1,503

Monday, August 9
Daily new cases: 2,919*
Daily deaths: 6*
Daily positivity rate (7-day avg): 4.2%
Daily hospitalizations: 1,437

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

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Laboratory Confirmed Total Cases 1350370*

Deaths 24900

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. 9 cases 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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