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For Immediate Release:

September 29, 2021

Public Health Strongly Encourages Expecting and New Moms to Get Vaccinated

31 New Deaths and 1,436 New Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 in Los Angeles County

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health), along with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is strongly encouraging COVID-19 vaccination for all women who are pregnant, breastfeeding, trying to get pregnant now, or might become pregnant in the future to prevent severe illness, death and adverse pregnancy outcomes from COVID-19.

While studies have affirmed the vaccines’ safety in all stages of pregnancy and the vaccines do not cause any fertility problems, the CDC reports as of September 18, only 31% of pregnant women are fully vaccinated nationwide.

Healthcare providers should communicate the risk of COVID-19, the benefits of vaccination, information on the safety and effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccination in pregnancy, and strongly recommend COVID-19 vaccines as soon as possible.

Nationwide, the highest number of COVID-19-related deaths in pregnant people (22) in a single month of the pandemic was reported in August 2021. As of September 27, more than 125,000 laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 cases have been reported in pregnant people, including more than 22,000 hospitalized cases and 161 deaths nationwide. The CDC reports that approximately 97% of pregnant people hospitalized with confirmed COVID-19 infection were unvaccinated.

Public Health continues to track the impact of COVID-19 on expecting and new moms and newborns in Los Angeles County. As of September 28, there are 12,944 pregnant women who tested positive for COVID-19. Seventy-six percent of pregnant women testing positive for COVID-19 are Latina/Latinx, 11% are White, 5% are African American/Black, and 5% are Asian. Although rare, women infected during their pregnancy can pass on the virus to their newborn. Among the 12,719 births where there was testing information, 62 infants tested positive for COVID-19. Twelve pregnant women who tested positive for COVID-19 tragically passed away.

Public Health continues to urge and offer vaccination to women who are pregnant, breastfeeding, trying to get pregnant now, or might become pregnant in the future. Resources are available to assist pregnant women and women of childbearing age get the facts, at: http://www.publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus/docs/vaccine/WomenAndCOVIDvaccine.pdf

Today, Public Health confirms 31 new deaths and 1,436 new cases of COVID-19. Of the 31 new deaths reported today, seven people who passed away were over the age of 80, seven people who died were between the ages of 65 and 79, 11 people who died were between the ages of 50 and 64, and three 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 1,457,672 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of L.A. County and a total of 26,078 deaths.

There are 892 people with COVID-19 currently hospitalized and 29% of these people are in the ICU. This is the first time daily hospitalizations dropped under 900 since late -July.

Testing results are available for more than 8,623,000 individuals with 16% of people testing positive. Today’s test positivity rate is 1.2%.

Beginning October 7, all patrons for outdoor mega events ages 12 and older will be required to provide proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test result to outdoor mega event operators prior to entry. Yesterday, the Los Angeles County Health Officer Order was modified to clarify rules for outdoor mega events. Proof of a recent negative test will not be required in children 11 and younger at outdoor mega events and children 12 to 17 years old will not be required to present photo identification. Beginning November 1, 2021, patrons 18 or older will be required to present photo identification with their proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 viral test result.

"To the families and friends experiencing the sorrow of losing a loved one due to COVID-19, we wish you healing and peace,” said Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd, Director of Public Health. “It is troubling to see the low rates of vaccination among pregnant women given the increased risk of serious COVID illness associated with pregnancy for the mother-to-be and her newborn. We encourage pregnant women to talk with their doctor or midwife to get the facts about how they can best protect themselves from the virus. Sadly, misinformation continues to circulate leading to avoidable tragedies for moms and their babies.”

Vaccinations are always free and open to eligible residents and workers regardless of immigration status. Anyone 12 and older living or working in L.A. County can get vaccinated. Boosters are available for eligible individuals at all sites offering the Pfizer vaccine. Many vaccination sites across the county, including all the County-run sites, are also offering third doses of vaccine to eligible immunocompromised people. Appointments are not needed at all Public Health vaccination sites where first, second, and third doses are available.

Los Angeles County residents eligible for a booster dose of Pfizer include the following groups of people who received the second of the two-dose Pfizer vaccine series at least 6 months ago and are either:

While you don’t need an appointment at many places to get a first, second or third dose, it is very easy to make an appointment. You can go to MyTurn or to www.VaccinateLACounty.com to make an appointment.

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

1457672

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

1380780

-- Long Beach

63705

-- Pasadena

13187

Deaths

26078

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

24699

-- Long Beach

1018

-- Pasadena

361

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

- 0 to 4

36113

- 5 to 11

75740

- 12 to 17

86796

- 18 to 29

328704

- 30 to 49

458964

- 50 to 64

255374

- 65 to 79

101763

- over 80

36506

- Under Investigation

820

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

- Female

696455

- Male

653359

- Other

737

- Under Investigation

30229

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

- American Indian/Alaska Native

2334

- Asian

65817

- Black

65788

- Hispanic/Latino

713945

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

5069

- White

168028

- Other

117061

- Under Investigation

242738

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

- Hospitalized (Ever)

102159

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

- American Indian/Alaska Native

53

- Asian

3263

- Black

2141

- Hispanic/Latino

13131

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

84

- White

5763

- Other

213

- Under Investigation

51

CITY / COMMUNITY**

Cases

Case Rate

City of Agoura Hills

1394

6675

City of Alhambra

8049

9281

City of Arcadia

3312

5735

City of Artesia

2420

14409

City of Avalon

31

801

City of Azusa

7302

14592

City of Baldwin Park

14509

18900

City of Bell

7478

20582

City of Bell Gardens

9012

20924

City of Bellflower

12791

16455

City of Beverly Hills

3566

10330

City of Bradbury

42

3929

City of Burbank

10982

10246

City of Calabasas

1731

7117

City of Carson

11855

12632

City of Cerritos

3676

7342

City of Claremont

2768

7587

City of Commerce*

2686

20552

City of Compton

19437

19456

City of Covina

7562

15423

City of Cudahy

5339

21929

City of Culver City

2867

7192

City of Diamond Bar

3932

6836

City of Downey

20179

17660

City of Duarte

2724

12373

City of El Monte

18895

16113

City of El Segundo

1046

6231

City of Gardena

7679

12525

City of Glendale

24341

11788

City of Glendora

5832

11053

City of Hawaiian Gardens

2549

17368

City of Hawthorne

12499

14078

City of Hermosa Beach

1518

7717

City of Hidden Hills

134

7090

City of Huntington Park

12260

20611

City of Industry

189

43249

City of Inglewood

16588

14604

City of Irwindale

298

20425

City of La Canada Flintridge

1036

5007

City of La Habra Heights

127

2328

City of La Mirada

5275

10635

City of La Puente

7436

18272

City of La Verne

3486

10474

City of Lakewood

9198

11446

City of Lancaster*

27604

17085

City of Lawndale

4226

12572

City of Lomita

1903

9180

City of Lynwood*

14760

20487

City of Malibu

649

5007

City of Manhattan Beach

2009

5581

City of Maywood

5717

20382

City of Monrovia

3931

10131

City of Montebello

11399

17707

City of Monterey Park

5523

8871

City of Norwalk

18335

17036

City of Palmdale

29083

18295

City of Palos Verdes Estates

653

4829

City of Paramount

11265

20108

City of Pico Rivera

12420

19321

City of Pomona

28718

18417

City of Rancho Palos Verdes

2074

4852

City of Redondo Beach

4017

5847

City of Rolling Hills

79

4072

City of Rolling Hills Estates

422

5202

City of Rosemead

5509

9953

City of San Dimas*

3909

11325

City of San Fernando

5941

24139

City of San Gabriel

3620

8839

City of San Marino

463

3487

City of Santa Clarita

26296

11930

City of Santa Fe Springs

3316

18057

City of Santa Monica

6510

7042

City of Sierra Madre

606

5515

City of Signal Hill

1427

12096

City of South El Monte

3799

18190

City of South Gate

20951

21345

City of South Pasadena

1676

6433

City of Temple City

2714

7445

City of Torrance

9479

6350

City of Vernon

135

64593

City of Walnut

2115

6927

City of West Covina

14983

13843

City of West Hollywood

3547

9599

City of Westlake Village

150

1794

City of Whittier

12944

14805

Los Angeles

594854

14707

Los Angeles - Adams-Normandie

1353

16496

Los Angeles - Alsace

1832

14721

Los Angeles - Angeles National Forest

5

12500

Los Angeles - Angelino Heights

338

13509

Los Angeles - Arleta

7802

22700

Los Angeles - Atwater Village

1697

11571

Los Angeles - Baldwin Hills

3532

11348

Los Angeles - Bel Air

548

6501

Los Angeles - Beverly Crest

872

6962

Los Angeles - Beverlywood

1258

9550

Los Angeles - Boyle Heights*

19135

22024

Los Angeles - Brentwood

2088

6745

Los Angeles - Brookside

46

7917

Los Angeles - Cadillac-Corning

854

11993

Los Angeles - Canoga Park

10821

16574

Los Angeles - Carthay

1277

8891

Los Angeles - Central

8325

21351

Los Angeles - Century City

849

6637

Los Angeles - Century Palms/Cove

7143

21154

Los Angeles - Chatsworth

4508

12164

Los Angeles - Cheviot Hills

646

7044

Los Angeles - Chinatown

919

11457

Los Angeles - Cloverdale/Cochran

1924

13221

Los Angeles - Country Club Park

1819

12004

Los Angeles - Crenshaw District

1829

13226

Los Angeles - Crestview

1280

11260

Los Angeles - Del Rey

2632

8792

Los Angeles - Downtown*

5270

19159

Los Angeles - Eagle Rock

4314

10897

Los Angeles - East Hollywood

3724

12716

Los Angeles - Echo Park

1652

11588

Los Angeles - El Sereno

7018

16786

Los Angeles - Elysian Park

639

11187

Los Angeles - Elysian Valley

1472

14473

Los Angeles - Encino

4476

9909

Los Angeles - Exposition

437

13139

Los Angeles - Exposition Park

7167

15956

Los Angeles - Faircrest Heights

365

10139

Los Angeles - Figueroa Park Square

1595

18289

Los Angeles - Florence-Firestone

10384

21886

Los Angeles - Glassell Park

3989

12622

Los Angeles - Gramercy Place

1699

15784

Los Angeles - Granada Hills

7998

13744

Los Angeles - Green Meadows

4476

20814

Los Angeles - Hancock Park

1387

8140

Los Angeles - Harbor City

3173

10915

Los Angeles - Harbor Gateway

5838

13390

Los Angeles - Harbor Pines

219

9091

Los Angeles - Harvard Heights

2853

15819

Los Angeles - Harvard Park

8211

21645

Los Angeles - Highland Park

6595

13629

Los Angeles - Historic Filipinotown

2323

16748

Los Angeles - Hollywood

7553

11066

Los Angeles - Hollywood Hills

2277

7736

Los Angeles - Hyde Park

4590

16082

Los Angeles - Jefferson Park

1339

16586

Los Angeles - Koreatown

6277

12143

Los Angeles - Lafayette Square

627

13753

Los Angeles - Lake Balboa

6425

15223

Los Angeles - Lakeview Terrace

2633

20049

Los Angeles - Leimert Park

2035

13357

Los Angeles - Lincoln Heights

5744

17621

Los Angeles - Little Armenia

1312

16349

Los Angeles - Little Bangladesh

3206

11311

Los Angeles - Little Tokyo

483

15417

Los Angeles - Longwood

670

15567

Los Angeles - Los Feliz

1478

6840

Los Angeles - Manchester Square

1242

14550

Los Angeles - Mandeville Canyon

200

6402

Los Angeles - Mar Vista

2830

6663

Los Angeles - Marina Peninsula

229

5252

Los Angeles - Melrose

9909

12754

Los Angeles - Mid-city

1508

10033

Los Angeles - Miracle Mile

1413

7857

Los Angeles - Mission Hills

4987

20672

Los Angeles - Mt. Washington

3247

13448

Los Angeles - North Hills

10663

17317

Los Angeles - North Hollywood

24665

16289

Los Angeles - Northridge

9159

13122

Los Angeles - Pacific Palisades

1138

5345

Los Angeles - Pacoima

18987

24665

Los Angeles - Palisades Highlands

201

5226

Los Angeles - Palms

3373

7687

Los Angeles - Panorama City

15066

20021

Los Angeles - Park La Brea

877

6458

Los Angeles - Pico-Union

7775

18582

Los Angeles - Playa Del Rey

172

5382

Los Angeles - Playa Vista

845

7719

Los Angeles - Porter Ranch

3225

9062

Los Angeles - Rancho Park

513

7820

Los Angeles - Regent Square

326

11727

Los Angeles - Reseda

13370

17450

Los Angeles - Reseda Ranch

820

17688

Los Angeles - Reynier Village

337

7971

Los Angeles - San Pedro*

9183

11767

Los Angeles - Shadow Hills

489

11009

Los Angeles - Sherman Oaks

8022

9194

Los Angeles - Silverlake

4140

9391

Los Angeles - South Carthay

973

9184

Los Angeles - South Park

8224

21664

Los Angeles - St Elmo Village

776

16928

Los Angeles - Studio City

1920

8556

Los Angeles - Sun Valley

10693

20374

Los Angeles - Sunland

2720

13328

Los Angeles - Sycamore Square

48

7419

Los Angeles - Sylmar*

18379

22305

Los Angeles - Tarzana

4084

13227

Los Angeles - Temple-Beaudry

5838

14786

Los Angeles - Thai Town

1120

11418

Los Angeles - Toluca Lake

736

8456

Los Angeles - Toluca Terrace

180

13783

Los Angeles - Toluca Woods

153

8235

Los Angeles - Tujunga

3551

12769

Los Angeles - University Hills

317

9245

Los Angeles - University Park

4134

15057

Los Angeles - Valley Glen

4584

15272

Los Angeles - Valley Village

2754

11141

Los Angeles - Van Nuys*

16750

17973

Los Angeles - Venice

2619

7729

Los Angeles - Vermont Knolls

3357

19517

Los Angeles - Vermont Square

1717

22424

Los Angeles - Vermont Vista

8695

21112

Los Angeles - Vernon Central

12194

23451

Los Angeles - Victoria Park

1183

14085

Los Angeles - View Heights

290

7851

Los Angeles - Watts

8621

20202

Los Angeles - Wellington Square

686

13957

Los Angeles - West Adams

4597

16638

Los Angeles - West Hills

3899

9616

Los Angeles - West Los Angeles

3229

8580

Los Angeles - West Vernon

11441

21328

Los Angeles - Westchester

3505

6792

Los Angeles - Westlake

8704

14664

Los Angeles - Westwood

3655

6755

Los Angeles - Wholesale District*

8203

22705

Los Angeles - Wilmington

9734

17232

Los Angeles - Wilshire Center

6463

12882

Los Angeles - Winnetka

7869

15195

Los Angeles - Woodland Hills

6751

9920

Unincorporated - Acton

737

9246

Unincorporated - Agua Dulce

389

9355

Unincorporated - Altadena

4008

9188

Unincorporated - Anaverde

176

11671

Unincorporated - Angeles National Forest

38

3052

Unincorporated - Arcadia

725

9084

Unincorporated - Athens-Westmont

7545

17777

Unincorporated - Athens Village

1181

24117

Unincorporated - Avocado Heights

1263

18642

Unincorporated - Azusa

2667

16749

Unincorporated - Bassett

2877

19417

Unincorporated - Bouquet Canyon

63

5871

Unincorporated - Bradbury

52

48148

Unincorporated - Canyon Country

1123

14532

Unincorporated - Castaic*

4379

16105

Unincorporated - Cerritos

76

12947

Unincorporated - Charter Oak

0

0

Unincorporated - Claremont

51

7265

Unincorporated - Covina

2706

16089

Unincorporated - Covina (Charter Oak)

1800

13694

Unincorporated - Del Aire

384

8741

Unincorporated - Del Rey

41

12893

Unincorporated - Del Sur

237

9814

Unincorporated - Desert View Highlands

408

16366

Unincorporated - Duarte

944

21319

Unincorporated - East Covina

44

13374

Unincorporated - East La Mirada

629

11886

Unincorporated - East Lancaster

19

16667

Unincorporated - East Los Angeles

27469

21928

Unincorporated - East Pasadena

238

3717

Unincorporated - East Rancho Dominguez

3108

20303

Unincorporated - East Whittier

572

10780

Unincorporated - El Camino Village

969

11023

Unincorporated - El Monte

24

16552

Unincorporated - Elizabeth Lake

108

6502

Unincorporated - Florence-Firestone

14984

23157

Unincorporated - Franklin Canyon

1

8333

Unincorporated - Glendora

84

12727

Unincorporated - Hacienda Heights

5989

10709

Unincorporated - Harbor Gateway

0

0

Unincorporated - Hawthorne

353

14041

Unincorporated - Hi Vista

53

4827

Unincorporated - Kagel/Lopez Canyons

308

21813

Unincorporated - La Crescenta-Montrose

1418

7161

Unincorporated - La Habra Heights

16

2367

Unincorporated - La Rambla

319

15373

Unincorporated - La Verne*

200

9804

Unincorporated - Ladera Heights

551

7792

Unincorporated - Lake Hughes

55

8234

Unincorporated - Lake Los Angeles

1872

14407

Unincorporated - Lake Manor

178

10834

Unincorporated - Lakewood

0

0

Unincorporated - Lennox

3907

17332

Unincorporated - Leona Valley

148

8452

Unincorporated - Littlerock

624

15519

Unincorporated - Littlerock/Juniper Hills

143

11025

Unincorporated - Littlerock/Pearblossom

608

17036

Unincorporated - Llano

54

6157

Unincorporated - Marina del Rey

649

6896

Unincorporated - Miracle Mile

0

0

Unincorporated - Monrovia

441

11363

Unincorporated - Newhall

69

31364

Unincorporated - North Lancaster

186

15526

Unincorporated - North Whittier

1261

15084

Unincorporated - Northeast San Gabriel

1875

7801

Unincorporated - Padua Hills

12

5581

Unincorporated - Palmdale

126

14964

Unincorporated - Palos Verdes Peninsula

31

4992

Unincorporated - Pearblossom/Llano

174

8896

Unincorporated - Pellissier Village

189

30533

Unincorporated - Placerita Canyon

4

870

Unincorporated - Pomona

73

3767

Unincorporated - Quartz Hill

1572

12180

Unincorporated - Rancho Dominguez

470

17663

Unincorporated - Roosevelt

106

11386

Unincorporated - Rosewood

199

15474

Unincorporated - Rosewood/East Gardena

195

16345

Unincorporated - Rosewood/West Rancho Dominguez

595

17703

Unincorporated - Rowland Heights

4144

8122

Unincorporated - San Clemente Island

0

0

Unincorporated - San Francisquito Canyon/Bouquet Canyon

19

2214

Unincorporated - San Jose Hills

3861

19094

Unincorporated - San Pasqual

43

2113

Unincorporated - Sand Canyon

22

7143

Unincorporated - Santa Catalina Island

237

88764

Unincorporated - Santa Monica Mountains*

990

5317

Unincorporated - Saugus

161

103871

Unincorporated - Saugus/Canyon Country

48

13483

Unincorporated - South Antelope Valley

41

9011

Unincorporated - South El Monte

383

21337

Unincorporated - South San Gabriel

1050

11867

Unincorporated - South Whittier

9576

16170

Unincorporated - Southeast Antelope Valley

104

13316

Unincorporated - Stevenson Ranch

1641

7827

Unincorporated - Sun Village

1040

17230

Unincorporated - Sunrise Village

209

16127

Unincorporated - Twin Lakes/Oat Mountain

134

8082

Unincorporated - Val Verde

416

12572

Unincorporated - Valencia

267

8691

Unincorporated - Valinda

4252

18193

Unincorporated - View Park/Windsor Hills

984

8457

Unincorporated - Walnut Park

3342

20702

Unincorporated - West Antelope Valley

63

4169

Unincorporated - West Carson

2697

12211

Unincorporated - West Chatsworth

4

33333

Unincorporated - West LA

210

22059

Unincorporated - West Puente Valley

1915

19471

Unincorporated - West Rancho Dominguez

229

16851

Unincorporated - West Whittier/Los Nietos

4816

17887

Unincorporated - Westfield/Academy Hills

62

4769

Unincorporated - Westhills

66

7867

Unincorporated - White Fence Farms

358

9720

Unincorporated - Whittier

369

9752

Unincorporated - Whittier Narrows

54

450000

Unincorporated - Willowbrook

7785

22298

Unincorporated - Wiseburn

633

10503

- Under Investigation

16994

These numbers are subject to change based on further investigation. 39 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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