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For Immediate Release:

September 18, 2021

COVID-19 Case Numbers Remain High - 29 New Deaths and 2,130 New Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 in Los Angeles County

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) confirms 29 new deaths and 2,130 new cases of COVID-19. Of the 29 new deaths reported today, three people who passed away were over the age of 80, nine people who died were between the ages of 65 and 79, seven people who died were between the ages of 50 and 64, and seven people who died were between the ages of 30 and 49. Three deaths were reported by the City of Long Beach.

To date, Public Health identified 1,442,808 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of L.A. County and a total of 25,828 deaths.

There are 1,125 people with COVID-19 currently hospitalized and 30% of these people are in the ICU. This is a decrease of 93 daily hospitalizations over the past week. Since late-August, daily hospitalizations continue a downward trend.

Testing results are available for more than 8,450,000 individuals with 16% of people testing positive. Today’s test positivity rate is 1.3%.

The Delta variant accounts for 100% of COVID-19 strains seen among samples sequenced in the Los Angeles County area. The Delta variant is more infectious and more efficiently transmitted between people compared with earlier COVID-19 strains and because Delta is more infectious, this variant has crowded out other strains.

Yesterday, a U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisory committee recommended COVID-19 vaccine booster shots for specific groups of high-risk individuals including people 65 and older and those at high risk of severe illness. Once the FDA and CDC approves booster doses, L.A. County will use its extensive network of over 1,300 vaccination sites to administer doses to those eligible.

"We extend our deepest condolences to everyone who have lost a loved one to COVID-19,” said Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd, Director of Public Health. “With hundreds of outreach teams and promotoras fanning out across the county, we are hopeful that those not yet vaccinated are getting their questions answered and being connected to vaccination sites. We can’t afford to be complacent with an average of 2,000 new cases and dozens of deaths each day. In order to be better prepared for the fall and winter, typically seasons when many viruses thrive, we need to immediately reduce COVID transmission. Given the powerful tools at our disposal that we didn’t have last fall – rapid antigen tests and highly effective vaccinations -- the high number of cases is troubling and reflects the unevenness of vaccination coverage and screenings. While implementing the latest county health officer order requires significant operational adjustments, the potential benefits are substantial and can help protect us from increased transmission of a deadly virus. Residents and businesses across this county have been effectively working together for years to address serious threats; we witnessed this after 9/11, after the fires, and for these many months of this dangerous pandemic. In all these emergencies, people united to make sure we had the best chance to end the threat. We need to keep at this effort if we want to end the pandemic. With easy access to both free vaccines and antigen testing, reducing risk for ourselves and everyone around us is feasible.”

L.A. County continues to offer COVID-19 vaccines at many different sites across the county that have weekend and evening hours. 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. 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.

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

1442808

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

1366719

-- Long Beach

63059

-- Pasadena

13030

Deaths

25828

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

24469

-- Long Beach

1000

-- Pasadena

359

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

- 0 to 4

35558

- 5 to 11

74197

- 12 to 17

85550

- 18 to 29

325883

- 30 to 49

454487

- 50 to 64

253134

- 65 to 79

100881

- over 80

36218

- Under Investigation

811

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

- Female

689644

- Male

646574

- Other

734

- Under Investigation

29767

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

- American Indian/Alaska Native

2308

- Asian

65065

- Black

64687

- Hispanic/Latino

707734

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

5003

- White

165225

- Other

116014

- Under Investigation

240683

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

- Hospitalized (Ever)

99592

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

- American Indian/Alaska Native

53

- Asian

3247

- Black

2116

- Hispanic/Latino

13011

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

81

- White

5699

- Other

214

- Under Investigation

48

CITY / COMMUNITY**

Cases

Case Rate

City of Agoura Hills

1373

6575

City of Alhambra

7976

9197

City of Arcadia

3275

5671

City of Artesia

2407

14332

City of Avalon

31

801

City of Azusa

7225

14438

City of Baldwin Park

14394

18750

City of Bell

7417

20415

City of Bell Gardens

8974

20835

City of Bellflower

12677

16308

City of Beverly Hills

3529

10223

City of Bradbury

42

3929

City of Burbank

10844

10118

City of Calabasas

1708

7022

City of Carson

11747

12517

City of Cerritos

3645

7280

City of Claremont

2725

7469

City of Commerce*

2671

20438

City of Compton

19263

19282

City of Covina

7482

15259

City of Cudahy

5309

21806

City of Culver City

2828

7094

City of Diamond Bar

3895

6772

City of Downey

19997

17501

City of Duarte

2690

12218

City of El Monte

18754

15992

City of El Segundo

1021

6082

City of Gardena

7596

12389

City of Glendale

24068

11656

City of Glendora

5770

10935

City of Hawaiian Gardens

2527

17219

City of Hawthorne

12369

13931

City of Hermosa Beach

1475

7499

City of Hidden Hills

129

6825

City of Huntington Park

12165

20451

City of Industry

189

43249

City of Inglewood

16489

14517

City of Irwindale

297

20356

City of La Canada Flintridge

1014

4900

City of La Habra Heights

126

2310

City of La Mirada

5151

10385

City of La Puente

7399

18181

City of La Verne

3433

10315

City of Lakewood

9075

11293

City of Lancaster*

27101

16774

City of Lawndale

4189

12462

City of Lomita

1865

8997

City of Lynwood*

14688

20387

City of Malibu

635

4899

City of Manhattan Beach

1968

5467

City of Maywood

5692

20293

City of Monrovia

3860

9948

City of Montebello

11336

17609

City of Monterey Park

5462

8773

City of Norwalk

18211

16921

City of Palmdale

28696

18051

City of Palos Verdes Estates

644

4763

City of Paramount

11171

19940

City of Pico Rivera

12363

19232

City of Pomona

28403

18215

City of Rancho Palos Verdes

2032

4754

City of Redondo Beach

3945

5743

City of Rolling Hills

78

4021

City of Rolling Hills Estates

420

5177

City of Rosemead

5462

9868

City of San Dimas*

3871

11215

City of San Fernando

5904

23988

City of San Gabriel

3597

8783

City of San Marino

459

3457

City of Santa Clarita

25847

11726

City of Santa Fe Springs

3292

17926

City of Santa Monica

6425

6950

City of Sierra Madre

598

5442

City of Signal Hill

1409

11944

City of South El Monte

3758

17994

City of South Gate

20794

21185

City of South Pasadena

1650

6333

City of Temple City

2683

7360

City of Torrance

9338

6256

City of Vernon

135

64593

City of Walnut

2080

6813

City of West Covina

14843

13714

City of West Hollywood

3503

9480

City of Westlake Village

145

1734

City of Whittier

12825

14669

Los Angeles

588860

14559

Los Angeles - Adams-Normandie

1343

16374

Los Angeles - Alsace

1809

14536

Los Angeles - Angeles National Forest

5

12500

Los Angeles - Angelino Heights

335

13389

Los Angeles - Arleta

7756

22566

Los Angeles - Atwater Village

1684

11482

Los Angeles - Baldwin Hills

3490

11213

Los Angeles - Bel Air

541

6418

Los Angeles - Beverly Crest

861

6874

Los Angeles - Beverlywood

1244

9444

Los Angeles - Boyle Heights*

19051

21927

Los Angeles - Brentwood

2047

6613

Los Angeles - Brookside

45

7745

Los Angeles - Cadillac-Corning

843

11838

Los Angeles - Canoga Park

10744

16456

Los Angeles - Carthay

1262

8786

Los Angeles - Central

8283

21243

Los Angeles - Century City

841

6574

Los Angeles - Century Palms/Cove

7084

20980

Los Angeles - Chatsworth

4461

12037

Los Angeles - Cheviot Hills

633

6902

Los Angeles - Chinatown

911

11358

Los Angeles - Cloverdale/Cochran

1912

13138

Los Angeles - Country Club Park

1809

11938

Los Angeles - Crenshaw District

1809

13081

Los Angeles - Crestview

1256

11049

Los Angeles - Del Rey

2593

8662

Los Angeles - Downtown*

5205

18922

Los Angeles - Eagle Rock

4267

10778

Los Angeles - East Hollywood

3696

12620

Los Angeles - Echo Park

1636

11476

Los Angeles - El Sereno

6970

16671

Los Angeles - Elysian Park

634

11099

Los Angeles - Elysian Valley

1463

14384

Los Angeles - Encino

4397

9734

Los Angeles - Exposition

436

13109

Los Angeles - Exposition Park

7099

15805

Los Angeles - Faircrest Heights

362

10056

Los Angeles - Figueroa Park Square

1573

18037

Los Angeles - Florence-Firestone

10299

21707

Los Angeles - Glassell Park

3953

12508

Los Angeles - Gramercy Place

1681

15617

Los Angeles - Granada Hills

7908

13590

Los Angeles - Green Meadows

4443

20660

Los Angeles - Hancock Park

1362

7993

Los Angeles - Harbor City

3143

10812

Los Angeles - Harbor Gateway

5779

13255

Los Angeles - Harbor Pines

216

8966

Los Angeles - Harvard Heights

2834

15714

Los Angeles - Harvard Park

8153

21492

Los Angeles - Highland Park

6550

13536

Los Angeles - Historic Filipinotown

2310

16655

Los Angeles - Hollywood

7461

10931

Los Angeles - Hollywood Hills

2246

7631

Los Angeles - Hyde Park

4543

15917

Los Angeles - Jefferson Park

1331

16487

Los Angeles - Koreatown

6226

12044

Los Angeles - Lafayette Square

618

13556

Los Angeles - Lake Balboa

6351

15048

Los Angeles - Lakeview Terrace

2608

19858

Los Angeles - Leimert Park

2008

13180

Los Angeles - Lincoln Heights

5685

17440

Los Angeles - Little Armenia

1305

16262

Los Angeles - Little Bangladesh

3177

11209

Los Angeles - Little Tokyo

475

15161

Los Angeles - Longwood

667

15497

Los Angeles - Los Feliz

1447

6697

Los Angeles - Manchester Square

1233

14445

Los Angeles - Mandeville Canyon

199

6370

Los Angeles - Mar Vista

2784

6555

Los Angeles - Marina Peninsula

223

5115

Los Angeles - Melrose

9804

12618

Los Angeles - Mid-city

1491

9920

Los Angeles - Miracle Mile

1385

7701

Los Angeles - Mission Hills

4943

20490

Los Angeles - Mt. Washington

3209

13291

Los Angeles - North Hills

10576

17176

Los Angeles - North Hollywood

24417

16125

Los Angeles - Northridge

9072

12998

Los Angeles - Pacific Palisades

1117

5246

Los Angeles - Pacoima

18859

24499

Los Angeles - Palisades Highlands

197

5122

Los Angeles - Palms

3322

7571

Los Angeles - Panorama City

14940

19854

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

3166

8896

Los Angeles - Rancho Park

503

7668

Los Angeles - Regent Square

323

11619

Los Angeles - Reseda

13273

17324

Los Angeles - Reseda Ranch

810

17472

Los Angeles - Reynier Village

330

7805

Los Angeles - San Pedro*

9049

11596

Los Angeles - Shadow Hills

484

10896

Los Angeles - Sherman Oaks

7893

9046

Los Angeles - Silverlake

4100

9301

Los Angeles - South Carthay

949

8957

Los Angeles - South Park

8165

21509

Los Angeles - St Elmo Village

770

16798

Los Angeles - Studio City

1896

8449

Los Angeles - Sun Valley

10583

20165

Los Angeles - Sunland

2684

13152

Los Angeles - Sycamore Square

43

6646

Los Angeles - Sylmar*

18247

22145

Los Angeles - Tarzana

4020

13020

Los Angeles - Temple-Beaudry

5795

14678

Los Angeles - Thai Town

1110

11316

Los Angeles - Toluca Lake

725

8330

Los Angeles - Toluca Terrace

178

13629

Los Angeles - Toluca Woods

145

7804

Los Angeles - Tujunga

3518

12650

Los Angeles - University Hills

316

9216

Los Angeles - University Park

4091

14900

Los Angeles - Valley Glen

4531

15095

Los Angeles - Valley Village

2724

11019

Los Angeles - Van Nuys*

16573

17783

Los Angeles - Venice

2572

7590

Los Angeles - Vermont Knolls

3309

19238

Los Angeles - Vermont Square

1699

22189

Los Angeles - Vermont Vista

8625

20942

Los Angeles - Vernon Central

12112

23293

Los Angeles - Victoria Park

1172

13954

Los Angeles - View Heights

285

7715

Los Angeles - Watts

8559

20057

Los Angeles - Wellington Square

678

13795

Los Angeles - West Adams

4567

16529

Los Angeles - West Hills

3847

9488

Los Angeles - West Los Angeles

3194

8487

Los Angeles - West Vernon

11366

21188

Los Angeles - Westchester

3442

6670

Los Angeles - Westlake

8638

14553

Los Angeles - Westwood

3579

6614

Los Angeles - Wholesale District*

7851

21730

Los Angeles - Wilmington

9654

17091

Los Angeles - Wilshire Center

6424

12804

Los Angeles - Winnetka

7795

15052

Los Angeles - Woodland Hills

6638

9754

Unincorporated - Acton

704

8832

Unincorporated - Agua Dulce

381

9163

Unincorporated - Altadena

3965

9090

Unincorporated - Anaverde

170

11273

Unincorporated - Angeles National Forest

37

2972

Unincorporated - Arcadia

717

8984

Unincorporated - Athens-Westmont

7464

17586

Unincorporated - Athens Village

1175

23994

Unincorporated - Avocado Heights

1254

18509

Unincorporated - Azusa

2634

16542

Unincorporated - Bassett

2859

19295

Unincorporated - Bouquet Canyon

62

5778

Unincorporated - Bradbury

52

48148

Unincorporated - Canyon Country

1107

14325

Unincorporated - Castaic*

4312

15858

Unincorporated - Cerritos

76

12947

Unincorporated - Charter Oak

0

0

Unincorporated - Claremont

51

7265

Unincorporated - Covina

2671

15881

Unincorporated - Covina (Charter Oak)

1778

13527

Unincorporated - Del Aire

381

8673

Unincorporated - Del Rey

41

12893

Unincorporated - Del Sur

229

9482

Unincorporated - Desert View Highlands

406

16286

Unincorporated - Duarte

939

21206

Unincorporated - East Covina

44

13374

Unincorporated - East La Mirada

623

11772

Unincorporated - East Lancaster

19

16667

Unincorporated - East Los Angeles

27288

21784

Unincorporated - East Pasadena

238

3717

Unincorporated - East Rancho Dominguez

3084

20146

Unincorporated - East Whittier

565

10648

Unincorporated - El Camino Village

961

10932

Unincorporated - El Monte

24

16552

Unincorporated - Elizabeth Lake

100

6020

Unincorporated - Florence-Firestone

14913

23048

Unincorporated - Franklin Canyon

1

8333

Unincorporated - Glendora

83

12576

Unincorporated - Hacienda Heights

5940

10621

Unincorporated - Harbor Gateway

0

0

Unincorporated - Hawthorne

351

13962

Unincorporated - Hi Vista

53

4827

Unincorporated - Kagel/Lopez Canyons

305

21601

Unincorporated - La Crescenta-Montrose

1385

6995

Unincorporated - La Habra Heights

16

2367

Unincorporated - La Rambla

314

15133

Unincorporated - La Verne*

195

9559

Unincorporated - Ladera Heights

549

7764

Unincorporated - Lake Hughes

51

7635

Unincorporated - Lake Los Angeles

1859

14307

Unincorporated - Lake Manor

174

10590

Unincorporated - Lakewood

0

0

Unincorporated - Lennox

3890

17257

Unincorporated - Leona Valley

145

8281

Unincorporated - Littlerock

617

15344

Unincorporated - Littlerock/Juniper Hills

142

10948

Unincorporated - Littlerock/Pearblossom

605

16952

Unincorporated - Llano

54

6157

Unincorporated - Marina del Rey

642

6822

Unincorporated - Miracle Mile

0

0

Unincorporated - Monrovia

435

11208

Unincorporated - Newhall

70

31818

Unincorporated - North Lancaster

184

15359

Unincorporated - North Whittier

1249

14940

Unincorporated - Northeast San Gabriel

1851

7701

Unincorporated - Padua Hills

12

5581

Unincorporated - Palmdale

124

14727

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

1524

11808

Unincorporated - Rancho Dominguez

467

17550

Unincorporated - Roosevelt

104

11171

Unincorporated - Rosewood

199

15474

Unincorporated - Rosewood/East Gardena

192

16094

Unincorporated - Rosewood/West Rancho Dominguez

588

17495

Unincorporated - Rowland Heights

4101

8038

Unincorporated - San Clemente Island

0

0

Unincorporated - San Francisquito Canyon/Bouquet Canyon

18

2098

Unincorporated - San Jose Hills

3836

18970

Unincorporated - San Pasqual

43

2113

Unincorporated - Sand Canyon

22

7143

Unincorporated - Santa Catalina Island

228

85393

Unincorporated - Santa Monica Mountains*

966

5188

Unincorporated - Saugus

160

103226

Unincorporated - Saugus/Canyon Country

47

13202

Unincorporated - South Antelope Valley

41

9011

Unincorporated - South El Monte

381

21226

Unincorporated - South San Gabriel

1031

11652

Unincorporated - South Whittier

9491

16026

Unincorporated - Southeast Antelope Valley

104

13316

Unincorporated - Stevenson Ranch

1605

7655

Unincorporated - Sun Village

1029

17048

Unincorporated - Sunrise Village

209

16127

Unincorporated - Twin Lakes/Oat Mountain

133

8022

Unincorporated - Val Verde

414

12511

Unincorporated - Valencia

263

8561

Unincorporated - Valinda

4229

18095

Unincorporated - View Park/Windsor Hills

969

8328

Unincorporated - Walnut Park

3326

20603

Unincorporated - West Antelope Valley

63

4169

Unincorporated - West Carson

2665

12066

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

4778

17746

Unincorporated - Westfield/Academy Hills

59

4538

Unincorporated - Westhills

63

7509

Unincorporated - White Fence Farms

350

9503

Unincorporated - Whittier

364

9619

Unincorporated - Whittier Narrows

54

450000

Unincorporated - Willowbrook

7660

21940

Unincorporated - Wiseburn

626

10387

- Under Investigation

16787

These numbers are subject to change based on further investigation. 43 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.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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