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For Immediate Release:

September 10, 2021

Transmission Remains High in L.A. County Even with 50% Decrease from August Peak; Delta Variant Accounts for All Samples Sequenced

50 New Deaths and 2,024 New Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 in Los Angeles County

Please note: Tomorrow, Saturday, September 11 and Sunday, September 12, Public Health will make improvements to the data processing systems which will result in no new data being reported on those days. Neither the collection of this data nor outbreak investigations will be affected by this pause in reporting; however, no press releases will be issued during this system's upgrade.

Los Angeles County’s 7-day cumulative case rate decreased 35% from last week to 104 new cases per 100,000 residents. This is the third week in a row of decreases in the County’s case rate. Overall, the County has seen a 50% decrease from the peak of 204 cases per 100,000 on August 19.

These recent declines may reflect the masking requirements implemented early in the surge and the small increases in the County’s vaccination coverage. Other parts of the country that do not have masking requirements and don’t have as much vaccination coverage have not seen these significant declines in cases.

Today, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) confirms 50 new deaths and 2,024 new cases of COVID-19. Of the 50 new deaths reported today, 12 people who passed away were over the age of 80, 13 people who died were between the ages of 65 and 79, 14 people who died were between the ages of 50 and 64, five people who died were between the ages of 30 and 49, and two people who died were between the ages of 18 and 29. Two deaths were reported by the City of Long Beach and two deaths were reported by the City of Pasadena. To date, Public Health identified 1,427,817 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of L.A. County and a total of 25,611 deaths.

The County has seen deaths rise over the course of August, the expected consequence of the July surge in cases. Death rates continue to be nearly flat in all vaccinated groups.

There are 1,368 people with COVID-19 currently hospitalized, a decrease of 273 people over the past week.

Testing results are available for nearly 8,313,000 individuals with 16% of people testing positive. Today’s test positivity rate is 2.5%.

The Delta variant now accounts for 100% of the COVID-19 strains seen among samples sequenced in the Los Angeles County area. This variant is more infectious and more efficiently transmitted between people compared with earlier COVID-19 strains. While emerging data affirms that fully vaccinated people are well protected from severe infections with Delta variants, it now is clear that fully vaccinated people can become infected, and if infected with Delta, can infect others.

As a result of reanalyzing many samples with an updated version of the genetic library used to identify variants, a lab that performs much of the variant sequencing reclassified many older specimens as Mu or Lambda variants, resulting in an increase in the total number of these variants reported linked to L.A. County residents. To date, 232 cases linked to Mu variants and 28 cases linked to Lambda variants have been identified. Most of those specimens were collected earlier in the summer.

"To everyone who has lost friends and family during this difficult time, we are wishing you peace and comfort, and our prayers remain with you,” said Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd, Director of Public Health. “These continued losses are unbearable, especially because so many are preventable by widely available and extremely safe COVID-19 vaccines. While it is encouraging to see a significant decrease in cases, we have a long way to go to get back to low transmission rates. In order to continue making progress, we need to close gaps in vaccination coverage. Wherever we have large numbers of unvaccinated individuals, there is great risk with Delta of widespread transmission that includes people who are fully vaccinated.”

As of September 5, 91% of L.A. County residents 65 and over have received at least one dose of the vaccine, 76% of residents 16 and over and 75% of residents 12 and over. Sixty-six percent of residents 12 and over have been fully vaccinated. Sixty-four percent of L.A. County teens between the ages of 12 and 17 received at least one dose and 54% are fully vaccinated. Countywide, more than 54,000 additional doses have been administered by L.A. County providers as a third dose for people who are immunocompromised. Out of the nearly 10.3 million L.A. County residents, including those who are not yet eligible for the vaccine, 65% have received at least one dose, and 57% are fully vaccinated.

Among the more than 5.3 million fully vaccinated people in L.A. County, Public Health identified 43,598 people fully vaccinated who tested positive for COVID-19 as of September 7; this remains less than 1% of all those vaccinated have become infected with COVID-19. Of those who tested positive, 1,243 were hospitalized, up from 1,049 the week prior. This translates to 0.023% of all fully vaccinated people were hospitalized. Deaths in this group over this interval increased, from 118 to 165, to 0.0031%. When we have a vaccine that provides excellent protection from COVID-related hospitalizations and deaths but somewhat less protection from infection and transmission, we will see rising infections among vaccinated people, especially when community transmission is high. In April of this year, the case rate ratio indicated unvaccinated people were 6.5 times more likely than vaccinated people to become infected. As the months progressed, the rate ratio slowly declined as more vaccinated people tested positive for COVID-19. Nonetheless, unvaccinated people remain 4 times more likely to get COVID-19 than those who are fully vaccinated. Also, in April of this year, the ratio for hospitalizations indicated vaccinated people were more than 5 times less likely than unvaccinated people to be hospitalized for COVID-19. Since April, the protective effect of vaccination on hospitalization has nearly doubled, with vaccinated people nearly 12 times less likely to be hospitalized than unvaccinated people in August of this year. Deaths among unvaccinated people were exceedingly rare. Even with the small increase in deaths among those fully vaccinated during the late summer, in July and August, unvaccinated individuals were 10 times more likely to die from COVID-19 than those vaccinated. These findings reassure us that the vaccine is doing its very important work of dramatically reducing illness and suffering from COVID-19 among the people who are vaccinated.

Anyone 12 and older living or working in L.A. County can get vaccinated against COVID-19. Many vaccination sites across the county, including all the County-run sites, are also offering third doses of vaccine to eligible immunocompromised people. Vaccinations are always free and open to eligible residents and workers regardless of immigration status.

Visit: www.VaccinateLACounty.com (English) and www.VacunateLosAngeles.com (Spanish) to find a vaccination site near you, 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.

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.

Please see additional information below:

Total Cases

Laboratory Confirmed Cases

1427817

-- Los Angeles County (excl. LB and Pas)*

1352699

-- Long Beach

62209

-- Pasadena

12909

Deaths

25611

-- Los Angeles County (excl. LB and Pas)

24261

-- Long Beach

992

-- Pasadena

358

Age Group (Los Angeles County Cases Only-excl LB and Pas)

- 0 to 4

35035

- 5 to 11

72394

- 12 to 17

84179

- 18 to 29

322956

- 30 to 49

450126

- 50 to 64

251194

- 65 to 79

100045

- over 80

35965

- Under Investigation

805

Gender (Los Angeles County Cases Only-excl LB and Pas)

- Female

682996

- Male

640048

- Other

733

- Under Investigation

28922

Race/Ethnicity (Los Angeles County Cases Only-excl LB and Pas)

- American Indian/Alaska Native

2294

- Asian

64439

- Black

63714

- Hispanic/Latino

701680

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

4953

- White

162525

- Other

114784

- Under Investigation

238310

Hospitalization (Los Angeles County Cases Only-excl LB and Pas)

- Hospitalized (Ever)

99083

Deaths Race/Ethnicity (Los Angeles County Cases Only-excl LB and Pas)

- American Indian/Alaska Native

53

- Asian

3229

- Black

2085

- Hispanic/Latino

12913

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

79

- White

5642

- Other

212

- Under Investigation

48

CITY / COMMUNITY**

Cases

Case Rate

City of Agoura Hills

1353

6479

City of Alhambra

7910

9121

City of Arcadia

3229

5591

City of Artesia

2390

14230

City of Avalon

28

724

City of Azusa

7152

14293

City of Baldwin Park

14293

18618

City of Bell

7367

20277

City of Bell Gardens

8934

20742

City of Bellflower

12527

16115

City of Beverly Hills

3492

10116

City of Bradbury

41

3835

City of Burbank

10727

10008

City of Calabasas

1670

6866

City of Carson

11638

12401

City of Cerritos

3599

7188

City of Claremont

2685

7359

City of Commerce*

2658

20338

City of Compton

19091

19109

City of Covina

7396

15084

City of Cudahy

5281

21691

City of Culver City

2767

6941

City of Diamond Bar

3845

6685

City of Downey

19819

17345

City of Duarte

2673

12141

City of El Monte

18609

15869

City of El Segundo

999

5951

City of Gardena

7506

12243

City of Glendale

23830

11540

City of Glendora

5695

10793

City of Hawaiian Gardens

2509

17096

City of Hawthorne

12243

13789

City of Hermosa Beach

1444

7341

City of Hidden Hills

125

6614

City of Huntington Park

12070

20291

City of Industry

188

43021

City of Inglewood

16297

14348

City of Irwindale

297

20356

City of La Canada Flintridge

1001

4837

City of La Habra Heights

126

2310

City of La Mirada

5068

10218

City of La Puente

7345

18048

City of La Verne

3378

10150

City of Lakewood

8920

11100

City of Lancaster*

26676

16510

City of Lawndale

4150

12346

City of Lomita

1839

8872

City of Lynwood*

14572

20226

City of Malibu

625

4822

City of Manhattan Beach

1934

5372

City of Maywood

5671

20218

City of Monrovia

3769

9714

City of Montebello

11256

17485

City of Monterey Park

5426

8715

City of Norwalk

18074

16794

City of Palmdale

28327

17819

City of Palos Verdes Estates

632

4674

City of Paramount

11087

19790

City of Pico Rivera

12271

19089

City of Pomona

28099

18020

City of Rancho Palos Verdes

2001

4681

City of Redondo Beach

3877

5644

City of Rolling Hills

78

4021

City of Rolling Hills Estates

416

5128

City of Rosemead

5425

9801

City of San Dimas*

3837

11117

City of San Fernando

5860

23810

City of San Gabriel

3567

8710

City of San Marino

454

3419

City of Santa Clarita

25458

11550

City of Santa Fe Springs

3268

17796

City of Santa Monica

6304

6819

City of Sierra Madre

584

5314

City of Signal Hill

1378

11681

City of South El Monte

3739

17903

City of South Gate

20633

21021

City of South Pasadena

1625

6237

City of Temple City

2666

7313

City of Torrance

9218

6175

City of Vernon

135

64593

City of Walnut

2070

6780

City of West Covina

14678

13561

City of West Hollywood

3438

9304

City of Westlake Village

144

1722

City of Whittier

12699

14524

Los Angeles

583042

14415

Los Angeles - Adams-Normandie

1337

16301

Los Angeles - Alsace

1789

14375

Los Angeles - Angeles National Forest

5

12500

Los Angeles - Angelino Heights

333

13309

Los Angeles - Arleta

7704

22415

Los Angeles - Atwater Village

1658

11305

Los Angeles - Baldwin Hills

3446

11071

Los Angeles - Bel Air

536

6359

Los Angeles - Beverly Crest

855

6826

Los Angeles - Beverlywood

1220

9261

Los Angeles - Boyle Heights*

18912

21767

Los Angeles - Brentwood

2015

6509

Los Angeles - Brookside

45

7745

Los Angeles - Cadillac-Corning

837

11754

Los Angeles - Canoga Park

10644

16303

Los Angeles - Carthay

1246

8675

Los Angeles - Central

8228

21102

Los Angeles - Century City

832

6504

Los Angeles - Century Palms/Cove

7023

20799

Los Angeles - Chatsworth

4406

11889

Los Angeles - Cheviot Hills

618

6739

Los Angeles - Chinatown

901

11233

Los Angeles - Cloverdale/Cochran

1879

12911

Los Angeles - Country Club Park

1783

11767

Los Angeles - Crenshaw District

1791

12951

Los Angeles - Crestview

1241

10917

Los Angeles - Del Rey

2564

8565

Los Angeles - Downtown*

5146

18708

Los Angeles - Eagle Rock

4228

10680

Los Angeles - East Hollywood

3664

12511

Los Angeles - Echo Park

1622

11378

Los Angeles - El Sereno

6908

16523

Los Angeles - Elysian Park

621

10872

Los Angeles - Elysian Valley

1444

14197

Los Angeles - Encino

4331

9588

Los Angeles - Exposition

433

13019

Los Angeles - Exposition Park

7034

15660

Los Angeles - Faircrest Heights

357

9917

Los Angeles - Figueroa Park Square

1556

17842

Los Angeles - Florence-Firestone

10222

21545

Los Angeles - Glassell Park

3893

12318

Los Angeles - Gramercy Place

1661

15431

Los Angeles - Granada Hills

7829

13454

Los Angeles - Green Meadows

4424

20572

Los Angeles - Hancock Park

1339

7858

Los Angeles - Harbor City

3103

10674

Los Angeles - Harbor Gateway

5711

13099

Los Angeles - Harbor Pines

215

8925

Los Angeles - Harvard Heights

2818

15625

Los Angeles - Harvard Park

8079

21297

Los Angeles - Highland Park

6501

13434

Los Angeles - Historic Filipinotown

2301

16590

Los Angeles - Hollywood

7353

10773

Los Angeles - Hollywood Hills

2219

7539

Los Angeles - Hyde Park

4485

15714

Los Angeles - Jefferson Park

1323

16388

Los Angeles - Koreatown

6189

11973

Los Angeles - Lafayette Square

613

13446

Los Angeles - Lake Balboa

6279

14877

Los Angeles - Lakeview Terrace

2591

19729

Los Angeles - Leimert Park

1985

13029

Los Angeles - Lincoln Heights

5645

17318

Los Angeles - Little Armenia

1300

16199

Los Angeles - Little Bangladesh

3143

11089

Los Angeles - Little Tokyo

474

15129

Los Angeles - Longwood

656

15242

Los Angeles - Los Feliz

1421

6576

Los Angeles - Manchester Square

1217

14257

Los Angeles - Mandeville Canyon

196

6274

Los Angeles - Mar Vista

2741

6454

Los Angeles - Marina Peninsula

221

5069

Los Angeles - Melrose

9713

12501

Los Angeles - Mid-city

1478

9834

Los Angeles - Miracle Mile

1360

7562

Los Angeles - Mission Hills

4902

20320

Los Angeles - Mt. Washington

3183

13183

Los Angeles - North Hills

10477

17015

Los Angeles - North Hollywood

24149

15948

Los Angeles - Northridge

8979

12864

Los Angeles - Pacific Palisades

1106

5195

Los Angeles - Pacoima

18724

24324

Los Angeles - Palisades Highlands

194

5044

Los Angeles - Palms

3266

7444

Los Angeles - Panorama City

14855

19741

Los Angeles - Park La Brea

858

6318

Los Angeles - Pico-Union

7708

18422

Los Angeles - Playa Del Rey

165

5163

Los Angeles - Playa Vista

820

7491

Los Angeles - Porter Ranch

3109

8736

Los Angeles - Rancho Park

496

7561

Los Angeles - Regent Square

320

11511

Los Angeles - Reseda

13145

17157

Los Angeles - Reseda Ranch

801

17278

Los Angeles - Reynier Village

327

7734

Los Angeles - San Pedro*

8941

11457

Los Angeles - Shadow Hills

475

10693

Los Angeles - Sherman Oaks

7755

8888

Los Angeles - Silverlake

4029

9140

Los Angeles - South Carthay

928

8759

Los Angeles - South Park

8102

21343

Los Angeles - St Elmo Village

759

16558

Los Angeles - Studio City

1868

8324

Los Angeles - Sun Valley

10508

20022

Los Angeles - Sunland

2665

13059

Los Angeles - Sycamore Square

43

6646

Los Angeles - Sylmar*

18065

21924

Los Angeles - Tarzana

3949

12790

Los Angeles - Temple-Beaudry

5752

14569

Los Angeles - Thai Town

1101

11224

Los Angeles - Toluca Lake

708

8134

Los Angeles - Toluca Terrace

171

13093

Los Angeles - Toluca Woods

141

7589

Los Angeles - Tujunga

3488

12542

Los Angeles - University Hills

311

9070

Los Angeles - University Park

4043

14725

Los Angeles - Valley Glen

4495

14975

Los Angeles - Valley Village

2685

10862

Los Angeles - Van Nuys*

16426

17626

Los Angeles - Venice

2523

7446

Los Angeles - Vermont Knolls

3278

19058

Los Angeles - Vermont Square

1685

22006

Los Angeles - Vermont Vista

8554

20769

Los Angeles - Vernon Central

12009

23095

Los Angeles - Victoria Park

1168

13906

Los Angeles - View Heights

281

7607

Los Angeles - Watts

8479

19869

Los Angeles - Wellington Square

668

13591

Los Angeles - West Adams

4534

16410

Los Angeles - West Hills

3795

9360

Los Angeles - West Los Angeles

3141

8346

Los Angeles - West Vernon

11291

21048

Los Angeles - Westchester

3386

6562

Los Angeles - Westlake

8584

14462

Los Angeles - Westwood

3532

6528

Los Angeles - Wholesale District*

7744

21434

Los Angeles - Wilmington

9577

16954

Los Angeles - Wilshire Center

6373

12703

Los Angeles - Winnetka

7721

14909

Los Angeles - Woodland Hills

6563

9644

Unincorporated - Acton

663

8318

Unincorporated - Agua Dulce

375

9019

Unincorporated - Altadena

3923

8994

Unincorporated - Anaverde

170

11273

Unincorporated - Angeles National Forest

37

2972

Unincorporated - Arcadia

712

8921

Unincorporated - Athens-Westmont

7386

17403

Unincorporated - Athens Village

1167

23831

Unincorporated - Avocado Heights

1247

18406

Unincorporated - Azusa

2618

16442

Unincorporated - Bassett

2843

19187

Unincorporated - Bouquet Canyon

62

5778

Unincorporated - Bradbury

52

48148

Unincorporated - Canyon Country

1080

13975

Unincorporated - Castaic*

4260

15667

Unincorporated - Cerritos

76

12947

Unincorporated - Charter Oak

0

0

Unincorporated - Claremont

50

7123

Unincorporated - Covina

2648

15744

Unincorporated - Covina (Charter Oak)

1756

13360

Unincorporated - Del Aire

377

8582

Unincorporated - Del Rey

41

12893

Unincorporated - Del Sur

221

9151

Unincorporated - Desert View Highlands

403

16165

Unincorporated - Duarte

937

21161

Unincorporated - East Covina

43

13070

Unincorporated - East La Mirada

616

11640

Unincorporated - East Lancaster

19

16667

Unincorporated - East Los Angeles

27103

21636

Unincorporated - East Pasadena

237

3701

Unincorporated - East Rancho Dominguez

3059

19983

Unincorporated - East Whittier

558

10516

Unincorporated - El Camino Village

949

10795

Unincorporated - El Monte

24

16552

Unincorporated - Elizabeth Lake

98

5900

Unincorporated - Florence-Firestone

14805

22881

Unincorporated - Franklin Canyon

1

8333

Unincorporated - Glendora

82

12424

Unincorporated - Hacienda Heights

5883

10519

Unincorporated - Harbor Gateway

0

0

Unincorporated - Hawthorne

346

13763

Unincorporated - Hi Vista

52

4736

Unincorporated - Kagel/Lopez Canyons

301

21317

Unincorporated - La Crescenta-Montrose

1366

6899

Unincorporated - La Habra Heights

16

2367

Unincorporated - La Rambla

305

14699

Unincorporated - La Verne*

189

9265

Unincorporated - Ladera Heights

541

7651

Unincorporated - Lake Hughes

49

7335

Unincorporated - Lake Los Angeles

1828

14068

Unincorporated - Lake Manor

173

10530

Unincorporated - Lakewood

0

0

Unincorporated - Lennox

3868

17159

Unincorporated - Leona Valley

139

7938

Unincorporated - Littlerock

610

15170

Unincorporated - Littlerock/Juniper Hills

140

10794

Unincorporated - Littlerock/Pearblossom

596

16699

Unincorporated - Llano

54

6157

Unincorporated - Marina del Rey

632

6716

Unincorporated - Miracle Mile

0

0

Unincorporated - Monrovia

433

11157

Unincorporated - Newhall

70

31818

Unincorporated - North Lancaster

181

15109

Unincorporated - North Whittier

1241

14844

Unincorporated - Northeast San Gabriel

1834

7630

Unincorporated - Padua Hills

12

5581

Unincorporated - Palmdale

119

14133

Unincorporated - Palos Verdes Peninsula

30

4831

Unincorporated - Pearblossom/Llano

165

8436

Unincorporated - Pellissier Village

188

30372

Unincorporated - Placerita Canyon

4

870

Unincorporated - Pomona

71

3664

Unincorporated - Quartz Hill

1488

11530

Unincorporated - Rancho Dominguez

464

17437

Unincorporated - Roosevelt

103

11063

Unincorporated - Rosewood

195

15163

Unincorporated - Rosewood/East Gardena

189

15842

Unincorporated - Rosewood/West Rancho Dominguez

586

17435

Unincorporated - Rowland Heights

4070

7977

Unincorporated - San Clemente Island

0

0

Unincorporated - San Francisquito Canyon/Bouquet Canyon

17

1981

Unincorporated - San Jose Hills

3791

18748

Unincorporated - San Pasqual

43

2113

Unincorporated - Sand Canyon

21

6818

Unincorporated - Santa Catalina Island

216

80899

Unincorporated - Santa Monica Mountains*

955

5129

Unincorporated - Saugus

158

101935

Unincorporated - Saugus/Canyon Country

46

12921

Unincorporated - South Antelope Valley

40

8791

Unincorporated - South El Monte

378

21058

Unincorporated - South San Gabriel

1021

11539

Unincorporated - South Whittier

9411

15891

Unincorporated - Southeast Antelope Valley

102

13060

Unincorporated - Stevenson Ranch

1570

7488

Unincorporated - Sun Village

1025

16981

Unincorporated - Sunrise Village

207

15972

Unincorporated - Twin Lakes/Oat Mountain

129

7780

Unincorporated - Val Verde

409

12360

Unincorporated - Valencia

256

8333

Unincorporated - Valinda

4186

17911

Unincorporated - View Park/Windsor Hills

948

8148

Unincorporated - Walnut Park

3312

20517

Unincorporated - West Antelope Valley

61

4037

Unincorporated - West Carson

2645

11976

Unincorporated - West Chatsworth

4

33333

Unincorporated - West LA

214

22479

Unincorporated - West Puente Valley

1886

19176

Unincorporated - West Rancho Dominguez

225

16556

Unincorporated - West Whittier/Los Nietos

4732

17575

Unincorporated - Westfield/Academy Hills

56

4308

Unincorporated - Westhills

62

7390

Unincorporated - White Fence Farms

345

9367

Unincorporated - Whittier

358

9461

Unincorporated - Whittier Narrows

54

450000

Unincorporated - Willowbrook

7553

21634

Unincorporated - Wiseburn

623

10337

- Under Investigation

16467

These numbers are subject to change based on further investigation. 13 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.

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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