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For Immediate Release:

September 17, 2021

L.A. County Health Officer Order to be Issued Today on Vaccination Verifications 25 New Deaths and 1,823 New Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 in Los Angeles County

The Los Angeles County Health Officer Order will be modified today to require vaccination verification or a negative test prior to entry to all mega events and event venues by October 7; children under 12 years of age are exempt. The Health Officer Order will also require vaccination verification for customers and employees at indoor portions of bars, lounges, nightclubs, breweries, wineries, and distilleries.

The requirement for vaccine verification or a negative test within 72 hours prior to attending an outdoor mega event aligns with the recently announced national strategy and includes venues and events with more than 10,000 attendees that are ticketed and/or have controlled points of entry to a well-defined area, such as sport and music arenas and theme parks. This is similar to the requirement for vaccination verification or a negative test prior to entry at all indoor events and arenas with more than 1,000 participants; this requirement has been in place since August 18. Many mega event venues established verification systems during the spring in response to previous capacity restrictions and Public Health will offer large venues and organizers of mega events technical assistance to assist with implementation.

The requirement for vaccine verification for customers in the indoor portions of bars, wineries, breweries, distilleries, nightclubs, and lounges and their employees applies to drinking establishments with either no restaurant permit or a low-risk restaurant permit and requires that all customers and employees have at least one dose of the vaccine by October 7 and full vaccination by November 4. These establishments primarily serve adults and already require patrons to show proof of age; and while children do not usually enter these establishments, children under 12 are exempt from these requirements. Full vaccination verification for services in the indoor portions of restaurants is strongly recommended.

This modified Order aligns with the continued need to reduce risk for transmission and increase vaccination coverage offering a reasonable path forward.

Today, Public Health confirms 25 new deaths and 1,823 new cases of COVID-19. Of the 25 new deaths reported today, six people who passed away were over the age of 80, eight people who died were between the ages of 65 and 79, seven people who died were between the ages of 50 and 64, and two people who died were between the ages of 30 and 49. Two deaths were reported by the City of Long Beach. To date, Public Health identified 1,440,721 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of L.A. County and a total of 25,799 deaths.

There are 1,156 people with COVID-19 currently hospitalized and 29% of these people are in the ICU. Testing results are available for nearly 8,434,000 individuals with 16% of people testing positive. Today’s test positivity rate is 1.6%.

Increasing the proportion of the population that is vaccinated remains one the County’s highest priorities. As of September 12, 91% of L.A. County residents 65 and over have received at least one dose of the vaccine, 77% of residents 16 and over and 76% of residents 12 and over. Sixty-seven percent of residents 12 and over have been fully vaccinated. Sixty-five percent of L.A. County teens between the ages of 12 and 17 received at least one dose and 56% are fully vaccinated. 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 58% are fully vaccinated. Countywide, nearly 68,000 third doses have been administered to immunocompromised people.

"Our hearts and thoughts are with those who have lost neighbors, coworkers, friends, and family during this difficult time; our prayers are with you,” said Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd, Director of Public Health. “Persistent gaps in vaccination coverage should worry us all, as unvaccinated people are at significant risk of catching and transmitting the virus – and of even greater concern, are at risk for becoming severely ill or dying as a consequence of infection. Additional surges are likely in the absence of better vaccination coverage. As evidence mounts affirming the safety and effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines, targeted vaccine requirements to protect the safety of populations at risk for infection are a critical part of policy strategies for preventing future surges of COVID-19. Targeted vaccination requirements are both able to create additional safety at workplaces, schools, establishments and events, and they also increase vaccination coverage in a community.”

Among the more than 5.4 million fully vaccinated people in L.A. County, Public Health identified 47,276 people fully vaccinated who tested positive for COVID-19 as of September 14. While this is an increase of 8% from last week, less than 1% of all those vaccinated have become infected with COVID-19. Of those who tested positive, 1,359 were hospitalized, up from 1,243 the week prior. This translates to 0.03% of all fully vaccinated people being hospitalized. Deaths in this group over this interval increased, from 165 to 199, to 0.004%. While not 100% perfect, the data provides reassurance that the COVID-19 vaccines provide excellent protection from COVID-related hospitalizations and deaths. And because the vaccines don’t provide 100% protection, we need to continue to layer in other protections where there is high risk of transmission and vulnerable residents.

L.A. County continues to offer vaccines at many different sites across the county to make it as easy as possible for eligible L.A. County residents to get vaccinated. Many vaccination sites across the county, including all County-run sites, are also offering third doses of vaccine to eligible immunocompromised people. Once CDC approves booster doses for specific groups of high risk individuals, L.A. County will use its extensive network of over 1,300 vaccination sites to administer doses to those eligible.

To find a vaccination site near you, 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, 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.

Please see additional information below:

Total Cases

Laboratory Confirmed Cases

1440721

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

1364747

-- Long Beach

62956

-- Pasadena

13018

Deaths

25799

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

24443

-- Long Beach

997

-- Pasadena

359

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

- 0 to 4

35487

- 5 to 11

73982

- 12 to 17

85361

- 18 to 29

325460

- 30 to 49

453840

- 50 to 64

252856

- 65 to 79

100776

- over 80

36178

- Under Investigation

807

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

- Female

688720

- Male

645607

- Other

734

- Under Investigation

29686

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

- American Indian/Alaska Native

2307

- Asian

65003

- Black

64583

- Hispanic/Latino

706932

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

5002

- White

164871

- Other

115826

- Under Investigation

240223

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

- Hospitalized (Ever)

99525

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

- American Indian/Alaska Native

53

- Asian

3247

- Black

2108

- Hispanic/Latino

13002

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

81

- White

5691

- Other

213

- Under Investigation

48

CITY / COMMUNITY**

Cases

Case Rate

City of Agoura Hills

1371

6565

City of Alhambra

7961

9180

City of Arcadia

3271

5664

City of Artesia

2405

14320

City of Avalon

30

775

City of Azusa

7218

14424

City of Baldwin Park

14374

18724

City of Bell

7406

20384

City of Bell Gardens

8966

20817

City of Bellflower

12662

16289

City of Beverly Hills

3522

10203

City of Bradbury

42

3929

City of Burbank

10818

10093

City of Calabasas

1704

7006

City of Carson

11729

12498

City of Cerritos

3642

7274

City of Claremont

2722

7461

City of Commerce*

2669

20422

City of Compton

19232

19250

City of Covina

7469

15233

City of Cudahy

5302

21777

City of Culver City

2815

7061

City of Diamond Bar

3894

6770

City of Downey

19975

17482

City of Duarte

2690

12218

City of El Monte

18734

15975

City of El Segundo

1017

6059

City of Gardena

7571

12349

City of Glendale

24038

11641

City of Glendora

5761

10918

City of Hawaiian Gardens

2526

17212

City of Hawthorne

12354

13914

City of Hermosa Beach

1470

7473

City of Hidden Hills

129

6825

City of Huntington Park

12151

20427

City of Industry

188

43021

City of Inglewood

16462

14493

City of Irwindale

297

20356

City of La Canada Flintridge

1013

4895

City of La Habra Heights

126

2310

City of La Mirada

5132

10347

City of La Puente

7396

18173

City of La Verne

3428

10300

City of Lakewood

9054

11267

City of Lancaster*

27051

16743

City of Lawndale

4184

12447

City of Lomita

1859

8968

City of Lynwood*

14665

20355

City of Malibu

635

4899

City of Manhattan Beach

1966

5461

City of Maywood

5692

20293

City of Monrovia

3851

9925

City of Montebello

11328

17597

City of Monterey Park

5458

8766

City of Norwalk

18205

16916

City of Palmdale

28652

18024

City of Palos Verdes Estates

643

4755

City of Paramount

11166

19931

City of Pico Rivera

12345

19204

City of Pomona

28351

18182

City of Rancho Palos Verdes

2024

4735

City of Redondo Beach

3933

5725

City of Rolling Hills

78

4021

City of Rolling Hills Estates

419

5165

City of Rosemead

5459

9863

City of San Dimas*

3863

11192

City of San Fernando

5900

23972

City of San Gabriel

3596

8781

City of San Marino

459

3457

City of Santa Clarita

25802

11706

City of Santa Fe Springs

3283

17877

City of Santa Monica

6404

6927

City of Sierra Madre

596

5424

City of Signal Hill

1402

11884

City of South El Monte

3758

17994

City of South Gate

20775

21166

City of South Pasadena

1646

6318

City of Temple City

2679

7349

City of Torrance

9309

6236

City of Vernon

135

64593

City of Walnut

2080

6813

City of West Covina

14827

13699

City of West Hollywood

3497

9464

City of Westlake Village

145

1734

City of Whittier

12812

14654

Los Angeles

588026

14539

Los Angeles - Adams-Normandie

1343

16374

Los Angeles - Alsace

1805

14504

Los Angeles - Angeles National Forest

5

12500

Los Angeles - Angelino Heights

333

13309

Los Angeles - Arleta

7747

22540

Los Angeles - Atwater Village

1682

11469

Los Angeles - Baldwin Hills

3487

11203

Los Angeles - Bel Air

540

6406

Los Angeles - Beverly Crest

861

6874

Los Angeles - Beverlywood

1244

9444

Los Angeles - Boyle Heights*

19036

21910

Los Angeles - Brentwood

2042

6597

Los Angeles - Brookside

45

7745

Los Angeles - Cadillac-Corning

842

11824

Los Angeles - Canoga Park

10729

16433

Los Angeles - Carthay

1262

8786

Los Angeles - Central

8269

21207

Los Angeles - Century City

839

6559

Los Angeles - Century Palms/Cove

7075

20953

Los Angeles - Chatsworth

4454

12018

Los Angeles - Cheviot Hills

633

6902

Los Angeles - Chinatown

908

11320

Los Angeles - Cloverdale/Cochran

1905

13090

Los Angeles - Country Club Park

1802

11892

Los Angeles - Crenshaw District

1807

13067

Los Angeles - Crestview

1253

11022

Los Angeles - Del Rey

2589

8648

Los Angeles - Downtown*

5201

18908

Los Angeles - Eagle Rock

4263

10768

Los Angeles - East Hollywood

3692

12606

Los Angeles - Echo Park

1635

11469

Los Angeles - El Sereno

6960

16648

Los Angeles - Elysian Park

635

11117

Los Angeles - Elysian Valley

1462

14374

Los Angeles - Encino

4386

9710

Los Angeles - Exposition

435

13079

Los Angeles - Exposition Park

7090

15785

Los Angeles - Faircrest Heights

361

10028

Los Angeles - Figueroa Park Square

1569

17991

Los Angeles - Florence-Firestone

10290

21688

Los Angeles - Glassell Park

3936

12454

Los Angeles - Gramercy Place

1678

15589

Los Angeles - Granada Hills

7908

13590

Los Angeles - Green Meadows

4441

20651

Los Angeles - Hancock Park

1355

7952

Los Angeles - Harbor City

3136

10788

Los Angeles - Harbor Gateway

5763

13218

Los Angeles - Harbor Pines

216

8966

Los Angeles - Harvard Heights

2834

15714

Los Angeles - Harvard Park

8146

21474

Los Angeles - Highland Park

6537

13509

Los Angeles - Historic Filipinotown

2311

16662

Los Angeles - Hollywood

7444

10906

Los Angeles - Hollywood Hills

2242

7617

Los Angeles - Hyde Park

4538

15900

Los Angeles - Jefferson Park

1328

16450

Los Angeles - Koreatown

6222

12036

Los Angeles - Lafayette Square

616

13512

Los Angeles - Lake Balboa

6348

15041

Los Angeles - Lakeview Terrace

2605

19836

Los Angeles - Leimert Park

2006

13167

Los Angeles - Lincoln Heights

5676

17413

Los Angeles - Little Armenia

1305

16262

Los Angeles - Little Bangladesh

3174

11199

Los Angeles - Little Tokyo

477

15225

Los Angeles - Longwood

662

15381

Los Angeles - Los Feliz

1440

6664

Los Angeles - Manchester Square

1232

14433

Los Angeles - Mandeville Canyon

199

6370

Los Angeles - Mar Vista

2782

6550

Los Angeles - Marina Peninsula

223

5115

Los Angeles - Melrose

9795

12607

Los Angeles - Mid-city

1488

9900

Los Angeles - Miracle Mile

1382

7684

Los Angeles - Mission Hills

4940

20478

Los Angeles - Mt. Washington

3207

13282

Los Angeles - North Hills

10568

17163

Los Angeles - North Hollywood

24384

16103

Los Angeles - Northridge

9053

12970

Los Angeles - Pacific Palisades

1115

5237

Los Angeles - Pacoima

18838

24472

Los Angeles - Palisades Highlands

197

5122

Los Angeles - Palms

3313

7551

Los Angeles - Panorama City

14928

19838

Los Angeles - Park La Brea

868

6392

Los Angeles - Pico-Union

7746

18512

Los Angeles - Playa Del Rey

168

5257

Los Angeles - Playa Vista

833

7609

Los Angeles - Porter Ranch

3164

8891

Los Angeles - Rancho Park

501

7637

Los Angeles - Regent Square

323

11619

Los Angeles - Reseda

13259

17306

Los Angeles - Reseda Ranch

809

17450

Los Angeles - Reynier Village

330

7805

Los Angeles - San Pedro*

9020

11558

Los Angeles - Shadow Hills

482

10851

Los Angeles - Sherman Oaks

7878

9029

Los Angeles - Silverlake

4090

9278

Los Angeles - South Carthay

946

8929

Los Angeles - South Park

8152

21475

Los Angeles - St Elmo Village

768

16754

Los Angeles - Studio City

1893

8436

Los Angeles - Sun Valley

10573

20146

Los Angeles - Sunland

2681

13137

Los Angeles - Sycamore Square

43

6646

Los Angeles - Sylmar*

18222

22115

Los Angeles - Tarzana

4011

12991

Los Angeles - Temple-Beaudry

5789

14662

Los Angeles - Thai Town

1106

11275

Los Angeles - Toluca Lake

724

8318

Los Angeles - Toluca Terrace

176

13476

Los Angeles - Toluca Woods

145

7804

Los Angeles - Tujunga

3512

12629

Los Angeles - University Hills

316

9216

Los Angeles - University Park

4084

14875

Los Angeles - Valley Glen

4525

15075

Los Angeles - Valley Village

2720

11003

Los Angeles - Van Nuys*

16554

17763

Los Angeles - Venice

2568

7579

Los Angeles - Vermont Knolls

3305

19215

Los Angeles - Vermont Square

1698

22176

Los Angeles - Vermont Vista

8621

20932

Los Angeles - Vernon Central

12094

23259

Los Angeles - Victoria Park

1172

13954

Los Angeles - View Heights

283

7661

Los Angeles - Watts

8546

20026

Los Angeles - Wellington Square

678

13795

Los Angeles - West Adams

4563

16515

Los Angeles - West Hills

3839

9468

Los Angeles - West Los Angeles

3187

8468

Los Angeles - West Vernon

11354

21165

Los Angeles - Westchester

3435

6657

Los Angeles - Westlake

8634

14546

Los Angeles - Westwood

3569

6596

Los Angeles - Wholesale District*

7787

21553

Los Angeles - Wilmington

9643

17071

Los Angeles - Wilshire Center

6421

12798

Los Angeles - Winnetka

7788

15039

Los Angeles - Woodland Hills

6626

9736

Unincorporated - Acton

692

8681

Unincorporated - Agua Dulce

379

9115

Unincorporated - Altadena

3963

9085

Unincorporated - Anaverde

170

11273

Unincorporated - Angeles National Forest

37

2972

Unincorporated - Arcadia

716

8971

Unincorporated - Athens-Westmont

7450

17553

Unincorporated - Athens Village

1173

23953

Unincorporated - Avocado Heights

1254

18509

Unincorporated - Azusa

2633

16536

Unincorporated - Bassett

2858

19289

Unincorporated - Bouquet Canyon

62

5778

Unincorporated - Bradbury

52

48148

Unincorporated - Canyon Country

1104

14286

Unincorporated - Castaic*

4303

15825

Unincorporated - Cerritos

76

12947

Unincorporated - Charter Oak

0

0

Unincorporated - Claremont

50

7123

Unincorporated - Covina

2669

15869

Unincorporated - Covina (Charter Oak)

1775

13504

Unincorporated - Del Aire

381

8673

Unincorporated - Del Rey

41

12893

Unincorporated - Del Sur

227

9400

Unincorporated - Desert View Highlands

406

16286

Unincorporated - Duarte

939

21206

Unincorporated - East Covina

44

13374

Unincorporated - East La Mirada

621

11735

Unincorporated - East Lancaster

19

16667

Unincorporated - East Los Angeles

27267

21767

Unincorporated - East Pasadena

238

3717

Unincorporated - East Rancho Dominguez

3083

20140

Unincorporated - East Whittier

565

10648

Unincorporated - El Camino Village

959

10909

Unincorporated - El Monte

24

16552

Unincorporated - Elizabeth Lake

99

5960

Unincorporated - Florence-Firestone

14902

23031

Unincorporated - Franklin Canyon

1

8333

Unincorporated - Glendora

83

12576

Unincorporated - Hacienda Heights

5927

10598

Unincorporated - Harbor Gateway

0

0

Unincorporated - Hawthorne

349

13882

Unincorporated - Hi Vista

53

4827

Unincorporated - Kagel/Lopez Canyons

302

21388

Unincorporated - La Crescenta-Montrose

1382

6979

Unincorporated - La Habra Heights

16

2367

Unincorporated - La Rambla

314

15133

Unincorporated - La Verne*

195

9559

Unincorporated - Ladera Heights

548

7750

Unincorporated - Lake Hughes

51

7635

Unincorporated - Lake Los Angeles

1853

14260

Unincorporated - Lake Manor

173

10530

Unincorporated - Lakewood

0

0

Unincorporated - Lennox

3886

17239

Unincorporated - Leona Valley

145

8281

Unincorporated - Littlerock

616

15320

Unincorporated - Littlerock/Juniper Hills

142

10948

Unincorporated - Littlerock/Pearblossom

602

16867

Unincorporated - Llano

54

6157

Unincorporated - Marina del Rey

641

6811

Unincorporated - Miracle Mile

0

0

Unincorporated - Monrovia

435

11208

Unincorporated - Newhall

70

31818

Unincorporated - North Lancaster

184

15359

Unincorporated - North Whittier

1248

14928

Unincorporated - Northeast San Gabriel

1848

7688

Unincorporated - Padua Hills

12

5581

Unincorporated - Palmdale

123

14608

Unincorporated - Palos Verdes Peninsula

31

4992

Unincorporated - Pearblossom/Llano

167

8538

Unincorporated - Pellissier Village

189

30533

Unincorporated - Placerita Canyon

4

870

Unincorporated - Pomona

72

3715

Unincorporated - Quartz Hill

1521

11785

Unincorporated - Rancho Dominguez

467

17550

Unincorporated - Roosevelt

103

11063

Unincorporated - Rosewood

199

15474

Unincorporated - Rosewood/East Gardena

192

16094

Unincorporated - Rosewood/West Rancho Dominguez

588

17495

Unincorporated - Rowland Heights

4097

8030

Unincorporated - San Clemente Island

0

0

Unincorporated - San Francisquito Canyon/Bouquet Canyon

18

2098

Unincorporated - San Jose Hills

3827

18926

Unincorporated - San Pasqual

43

2113

Unincorporated - Sand Canyon

22

7143

Unincorporated - Santa Catalina Island

225

84270

Unincorporated - Santa Monica Mountains*

964

5177

Unincorporated - Saugus

160

103226

Unincorporated - Saugus/Canyon Country

46

12921

Unincorporated - South Antelope Valley

41

9011

Unincorporated - South El Monte

381

21226

Unincorporated - South San Gabriel

1028

11618

Unincorporated - South Whittier

9478

16004

Unincorporated - Southeast Antelope Valley

104

13316

Unincorporated - Stevenson Ranch

1604

7650

Unincorporated - Sun Village

1029

17048

Unincorporated - Sunrise Village

209

16127

Unincorporated - Twin Lakes/Oat Mountain

132

7961

Unincorporated - Val Verde

412

12451

Unincorporated - Valencia

262

8529

Unincorporated - Valinda

4224

18074

Unincorporated - View Park/Windsor Hills

965

8294

Unincorporated - Walnut Park

3324

20591

Unincorporated - West Antelope Valley

63

4169

Unincorporated - West Carson

2656

12026

Unincorporated - West Chatsworth

4

33333

Unincorporated - West LA

215

22584

Unincorporated - West Puente Valley

1898

19298

Unincorporated - West Rancho Dominguez

226

16630

Unincorporated - West Whittier/Los Nietos

4769

17712

Unincorporated - Westfield/Academy Hills

59

4538

Unincorporated - Westhills

63

7509

Unincorporated - White Fence Farms

347

9422

Unincorporated - Whittier

364

9619

Unincorporated - Whittier Narrows

54

450000

Unincorporated - Willowbrook

7648

21906

Unincorporated - Wiseburn

625

10370

- Under Investigation

16749

These numbers are subject to change based on further investigation. 113 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.

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.publichea lth.lacounty.gov , and follow LA County Public Health on social media at twitter.com/l acounty.gov, and follow LA County Public Health on social media at twitter.com/lap ublichealth, facebook.co m/lapublichealth, instagra m.com/lapublichealth and youtube.com/ lapublichealth.




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