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For Immediate Release:

October 12, 2021

As COVID-19 Cases Among Pregnant Women are Monitored, Public Health Encourages Expecting and New Moms to Get Vaccinated - 16 New Deaths and 742 New Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 in Los Angeles County

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) continues to track the impact of COVID-19 on expecting and new moms and newborns in Los Angeles County and continues to urge expecting and new moms to get vaccinated.

As of October 5, there are 13,161 pregnant women in L.A. County 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 the virus to their newborn. Among the 12,919 births where there was testing information, 63 infants tested positive for COVID-19. Twelve pregnant women who tested positive for COVID-19 tragically passed away.

Because pregnant and recently pregnant women are more likely to get severely ill from COVID-19 compared to non-pregnant women, 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.

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and pregnancy experts, including the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine, and the American College of Nurse-Midwives recommend that pregnant and lactating women be vaccinated against COVID-19. Studies have affirmed the vaccines’ safety in all stages of pregnancy and the vaccines do not cause any fertility problems.

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 16 new deaths and 742 new cases of COVID-19. The number of cases and deaths are likely to reflect reporting delays over the holiday. Of the 16 new deaths reported today, two people who passed away were over the age of 80, five 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. To date, Public Health identified 1,472,419 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of L.A. County and a total of 26,336 deaths.

There are 667 people with COVID-19 currently hospitalized. Testing results are available for nearly 8,805,000 individuals with 15% of people testing positive. Today’s test positivity rate is 0.8%.

"To everyone mourning the passing of a loved one, we wish you healing and peace,” said Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd, Director of Public Health. “Along with the CDC and pregnancy experts, we continue to strongly recommend expecting and new moms to get vaccinated against COVID-19. According to a CDC study on pregnant and recently pregnant women with COVID-19, symptomatic pregnant women compared with non-pregnant symptomatic women have more than a two-fold increased risk of requiring ICU admission and a 70% increased risk of death. The evidence continues to highlight the safety and effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccination during pregnancy, but also shows the risk to pregnant women when they are not vaccinated and get COVID-19.”

Public Health encourages everyone unvaccinated for COVID-19 to get vaccinated now to be fully protected for the holidays. Vaccinations are widely available throughout L.A. County and are always free and open to eligible residents and workers regardless of immigration status. Appointments are not needed at many sites and all Public Health vaccination sites where first, second, and third doses are available.

Vaccinated middle and high school students are eligible for free UCLA football tickets. UCLA has partnered with Public Health to give away free tickets to a UCLA football game at the Rose Bowl to middle or high school students in L.A. County who’ve received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, while tickets last. Students aged 12 to 18 who’ve received at least one dose can sign up for the free tickets online by visiting: http://ph.lacounty.gov/DPHUCLAVaxforTix.

Anyone 12 and older living or working in L.A. County can get vaccinated. 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

1472419

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

1394763

-- Long Beach

64312

-- Pasadena

13344

Deaths

26336

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

24951

-- Long Beach

1022

-- Pasadena

363

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

- 0 to 4

36663

- 5 to 11

77481

- 12 to 17

88138

- 18 to 29

331341

- 30 to 49

463297

- 50 to 64

257535

- 65 to 79

102717

- over 80

36755

- Under Investigation

836

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

- Female

703332

- Male

659762

- Other

745

- Under Investigation

30924

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

- American Indian/Alaska Native

2365

- Asian

66552

- Black

66819

- Hispanic/Latino

720353

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

5126

- White

170865

- Other

118009

- Under Investigation

244674

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

- Hospitalized (Ever)

104015

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

- American Indian/Alaska Native

53

- Asian

3274

- Black

2184

- Hispanic/Latino

13255

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

88

- White

5834

- Other

207

- Under Investigation

56

CITY / COMMUNITY**

Cases

Case Rate

City of Agoura Hills

1423

6814

City of Alhambra

8138

9384

City of Arcadia

3350

5800

City of Artesia

2435

14498

City of Avalon

32

827

City of Azusa

7390

14768

City of Baldwin Park

14604

19023

City of Bell

7529

20723

City of Bell Gardens

9061

21037

City of Bellflower

12949

16658

City of Beverly Hills

3608

10452

City of Bradbury

42

3929

City of Burbank

11124

10379

City of Calabasas

1758

7228

City of Carson

12002

12789

City of Cerritos

3727

7444

City of Claremont

2822

7735

City of Commerce*

2699

20652

City of Compton

19572

19591

City of Covina

7649

15600

City of Cudahy

5372

22064

City of Culver City

2902

7280

City of Diamond Bar

3982

6923

City of Downey

20333

17795

City of Duarte

2747

12477

City of El Monte

19034

16231

City of El Segundo

1065

6345

City of Gardena

7775

12681

City of Glendale

24556

11892

City of Glendora

5924

11227

City of Hawaiian Gardens

2570

17512

City of Hawthorne

12612

14205

City of Hermosa Beach

1555

7905

City of Hidden Hills

135

7143

City of Huntington Park

12351

20764

City of Industry

191

43707

City of Inglewood

16717

14718

City of Irwindale

302

20699

City of La Canada Flintridge

1060

5123

City of La Habra Heights

130

2383

City of La Mirada

5342

10770

City of La Puente

7473

18363

City of La Verne

3543

10645

City of Lakewood

9319

11596

City of Lancaster*

28152

17424

City of Lawndale

4266

12691

City of Lomita

1926

9291

City of Lynwood*

14882

20656

City of Malibu

665

5131

City of Manhattan Beach

2053

5703

City of Maywood

5743

20475

City of Monrovia

3964

10216

City of Montebello

11474

17824

City of Monterey Park

5578

8959

City of Norwalk

18464

17156

City of Palmdale

29524

18572

City of Palos Verdes Estates

665

4918

City of Paramount

11361

20279

City of Pico Rivera

12509

19459

City of Pomona

29050

18630

City of Rancho Palos Verdes

2114

4945

City of Redondo Beach

4087

5949

City of Rolling Hills

83

4278

City of Rolling Hills Estates

425

5239

City of Rosemead

5557

10040

City of San Dimas*

3961

11476

City of San Fernando

5979

24293

City of San Gabriel

3655

8925

City of San Marino

466

3510

City of Santa Clarita

26777

12148

City of Santa Fe Springs

3360

18297

City of Santa Monica

6608

7148

City of Sierra Madre

632

5751

City of Signal Hill

1444

12240

City of South El Monte

3831

18343

City of South Gate

21086

21482

City of South Pasadena

1702

6533

City of Temple City

2739

7513

City of Torrance

9627

6449

City of Vernon

141

67464

City of Walnut

2134

6989

City of West Covina

15134

13983

City of West Hollywood

3594

9726

City of Westlake Village

152

1818

City of Whittier

13067

14945

Los Angeles

600429

14845

Los Angeles - Adams-Normandie

1361

16594

Los Angeles - Alsace

1847

14841

Los Angeles - Angeles National Forest

5

12500

Los Angeles - Angelino Heights

344

13749

Los Angeles - Arleta

7850

22840

Los Angeles - Atwater Village

1717

11707

Los Angeles - Baldwin Hills

3571

11473

Los Angeles - Bel Air

561

6656

Los Angeles - Beverly Crest

884

7058

Los Angeles - Beverlywood

1281

9724

Los Angeles - Boyle Heights*

19218

22119

Los Angeles - Brentwood

2121

6852

Los Angeles - Brookside

46

7917

Los Angeles - Cadillac-Corning

860

12077

Los Angeles - Canoga Park

10914

16716

Los Angeles - Carthay

1293

9002

Los Angeles - Central

8369

21463

Los Angeles - Century City

857

6699

Los Angeles - Century Palms/Cove

7222

21388

Los Angeles - Chatsworth

4583

12366

Los Angeles - Cheviot Hills

649

7077

Los Angeles - Chinatown

937

11682

Los Angeles - Cloverdale/Cochran

1938

13317

Los Angeles - Country Club Park

1833

12097

Los Angeles - Crenshaw District

1846

13349

Los Angeles - Crestview

1303

11462

Los Angeles - Del Rey

2653

8862

Los Angeles - Downtown*

5326

19362

Los Angeles - Eagle Rock

4362

11018

Los Angeles - East Hollywood

3759

12835

Los Angeles - Echo Park

1665

11679

Los Angeles - El Sereno

7072

16915

Los Angeles - Elysian Park

649

11362

Los Angeles - Elysian Valley

1484

14591

Los Angeles - Encino

4535

10039

Los Angeles - Exposition

438

13169

Los Angeles - Exposition Park

7226

16087

Los Angeles - Faircrest Heights

369

10250

Los Angeles - Figueroa Park Square

1612

18484

Los Angeles - Florence-Firestone

10486

22101

Los Angeles - Glassell Park

4039

12780

Los Angeles - Gramercy Place

1720

15979

Los Angeles - Granada Hills

8084

13892

Los Angeles - Green Meadows

4504

20944

Los Angeles - Hancock Park

1412

8287

Los Angeles - Harbor City

3197

10998

Los Angeles - Harbor Gateway

5925

13589

Los Angeles - Harbor Pines

221

9174

Los Angeles - Harvard Heights

2870

15914

Los Angeles - Harvard Park

8290

21853

Los Angeles - Highland Park

6644

13730

Los Angeles - Historic Filipinotown

2340

16871

Los Angeles - Hollywood

7618

11161

Los Angeles - Hollywood Hills

2308

7841

Los Angeles - Hyde Park

4634

16236

Los Angeles - Jefferson Park

1347

16685

Los Angeles - Koreatown

6323

12232

Los Angeles - Lafayette Square

629

13797

Los Angeles - Lake Balboa

6487

15370

Los Angeles - Lakeview Terrace

2654

20209

Los Angeles - Leimert Park

2048

13443

Los Angeles - Lincoln Heights

5776

17719

Los Angeles - Little Armenia

1324

16498

Los Angeles - Little Bangladesh

3228

11389

Los Angeles - Little Tokyo

484

15448

Los Angeles - Longwood

676

15706

Los Angeles - Los Feliz

1498

6933

Los Angeles - Manchester Square

1256

14714

Los Angeles - Mandeville Canyon

202

6466

Los Angeles - Mar Vista

2862

6739

Los Angeles - Marina Peninsula

236

5413

Los Angeles - Melrose

10010

12884

Los Angeles - Mid-city

1515

10080

Los Angeles - Miracle Mile

1428

7940

Los Angeles - Mission Hills

5033

20863

Los Angeles - Mt. Washington

3277

13572

Los Angeles - North Hills

10756

17468

Los Angeles - North Hollywood

24914

16453

Los Angeles - Northridge

9255

13260

Los Angeles - Pacific Palisades

1151

5406

Los Angeles - Pacoima

19109

24824

Los Angeles - Palisades Highlands

206

5356

Los Angeles - Palms

3414

7781

Los Angeles - Panorama City

15153

20137

Los Angeles - Park La Brea

899

6620

Los Angeles - Pico-Union

7821

18692

Los Angeles - Playa Del Rey

176

5507

Los Angeles - Playa Vista

860

7856

Los Angeles - Porter Ranch

3284

9228

Los Angeles - Rancho Park

515

7851

Los Angeles - Regent Square

326

11727

Los Angeles - Reseda

13495

17614

Los Angeles - Reseda Ranch

824

17774

Los Angeles - Reynier Village

341

8065

Los Angeles - San Pedro*

9329

11954

Los Angeles - Shadow Hills

504

11346

Los Angeles - Sherman Oaks

8139

9328

Los Angeles - Silverlake

4178

9478

Los Angeles - South Carthay

987

9316

Los Angeles - South Park

8269

21783

Los Angeles - St Elmo Village

780

17016

Los Angeles - Studio City

1939

8641

Los Angeles - Sun Valley

10791

20561

Los Angeles - Sunland

2744

13446

Los Angeles - Sycamore Square

48

7419

Los Angeles - Sylmar*

18540

22501

Los Angeles - Tarzana

4134

13389

Los Angeles - Temple-Beaudry

5883

14900

Los Angeles - Thai Town

1129

11510

Los Angeles - Toluca Lake

750

8617

Los Angeles - Toluca Terrace

181

13859

Los Angeles - Toluca Woods

155

8342

Los Angeles - Tujunga

3594

12923

Los Angeles - University Hills

318

9274

Los Angeles - University Park

4167

15177

Los Angeles - Valley Glen

4623

15402

Los Angeles - Valley Village

2787

11274

Los Angeles - Van Nuys*

16882

18115

Los Angeles - Venice

2656

7838

Los Angeles - Vermont Knolls

3381

19657

Los Angeles - Vermont Square

1725

22528

Los Angeles - Vermont Vista

8770

21294

Los Angeles - Vernon Central

12257

23572

Los Angeles - Victoria Park

1196

14240

Los Angeles - View Heights

297

8040

Los Angeles - Watts

8696

20378

Los Angeles - Wellington Square

688

13998

Los Angeles - West Adams

4627

16746

Los Angeles - West Hills

3939

9715

Los Angeles - West Los Angeles

3268

8683

Los Angeles - West Vernon

11508

21453

Los Angeles - Westchester

3564

6907

Los Angeles - Westlake

8766

14769

Los Angeles - Westwood

3707

6851

Los Angeles - Wholesale District*

8393

23231

Los Angeles - Wilmington

9819

17383

Los Angeles - Wilshire Center

6520

12996

Los Angeles - Winnetka

7957

15365

Los Angeles - Woodland Hills

6842

10054

Unincorporated - Acton

752

9434

Unincorporated - Agua Dulce

396

9524

Unincorporated - Altadena

4056

9298

Unincorporated - Anaverde

176

11671

Unincorporated - Angeles National Forest

39

3133

Unincorporated - Arcadia

730

9147

Unincorporated - Athens-Westmont

7631

17980

Unincorporated - Athens Village

1186

24219

Unincorporated - Avocado Heights

1274

18804

Unincorporated - Azusa

2688

16881

Unincorporated - Bassett

2895

19538

Unincorporated - Bouquet Canyon

64

5965

Unincorporated - Bradbury

52

48148

Unincorporated - Canyon Country

1144

14803

Unincorporated - Castaic*

4425

16274

Unincorporated - Cerritos

76

12947

Unincorporated - Charter Oak

0

0

Unincorporated - Claremont

51

7265

Unincorporated - Covina

2739

16285

Unincorporated - Covina (Charter Oak)

1826

13892

Unincorporated - Del Aire

388

8832

Unincorporated - Del Rey

41

12893

Unincorporated - Del Sur

244

10104

Unincorporated - Desert View Highlands

423

16968

Unincorporated - Duarte

950

21454

Unincorporated - East Covina

44

13374

Unincorporated - East La Mirada

637

12037

Unincorporated - East Lancaster

19

16667

Unincorporated - East Los Angeles

27675

22092

Unincorporated - East Pasadena

240

3748

Unincorporated - East Rancho Dominguez

3124

20408

Unincorporated - East Whittier

574

10818

Unincorporated - El Camino Village

977

11114

Unincorporated - El Monte

24

16552

Unincorporated - Elizabeth Lake

116

6984

Unincorporated - Florence-Firestone

15083

23310

Unincorporated - Franklin Canyon

1

8333

Unincorporated - Glendora

83

12576

Unincorporated - Hacienda Heights

6047

10813

Unincorporated - Harbor Gateway

0

0

Unincorporated - Hawthorne

355

14121

Unincorporated - Hi Vista

54

4918

Unincorporated - Kagel/Lopez Canyons

308

21813

Unincorporated - La Crescenta-Montrose

1436

7252

Unincorporated - La Habra Heights

16

2367

Unincorporated - La Rambla

322

15518

Unincorporated - La Verne*

202

9902

Unincorporated - Ladera Heights

554

7835

Unincorporated - Lake Hughes

55

8234

Unincorporated - Lake Los Angeles

1899

14614

Unincorporated - Lake Manor

182

11077

Unincorporated - Lakewood

0

0

Unincorporated - Lennox

3929

17430

Unincorporated - Leona Valley

151

8624

Unincorporated - Littlerock

641

15941

Unincorporated - Littlerock/Juniper Hills

144

11103

Unincorporated - Littlerock/Pearblossom

616

17260

Unincorporated - Llano

56

6385

Unincorporated - Marina del Rey

665

7066

Unincorporated - Miracle Mile

0

0

Unincorporated - Monrovia

443

11415

Unincorporated - Newhall

69

31364

Unincorporated - North Lancaster

195

16277

Unincorporated - North Whittier

1278

15287

Unincorporated - Northeast San Gabriel

1895

7884

Unincorporated - Padua Hills

14

6512

Unincorporated - Palmdale

127

15083

Unincorporated - Palos Verdes Peninsula

32

5153

Unincorporated - Pearblossom/Llano

175

8947

Unincorporated - Pellissier Village

190

30695

Unincorporated - Placerita Canyon

4

870

Unincorporated - Pomona

74

3818

Unincorporated - Quartz Hill

1614

12506

Unincorporated - Rancho Dominguez

474

17813

Unincorporated - Roosevelt

109

11708

Unincorporated - Rosewood

199

15474

Unincorporated - Rosewood/East Gardena

197

16513

Unincorporated - Rosewood/West Rancho Dominguez

603

17941

Unincorporated - Rowland Heights

4175

8183

Unincorporated - San Clemente Island

0

0

Unincorporated - San Francisquito Canyon/Bouquet Canyon

19

2214

Unincorporated - San Jose Hills

3894

19257

Unincorporated - San Pasqual

43

2113

Unincorporated - Sand Canyon

22

7143

Unincorporated - Santa Catalina Island

251

94007

Unincorporated - Santa Monica Mountains*

1005

5397

Unincorporated - Saugus

164

105806

Unincorporated - Saugus/Canyon Country

50

14045

Unincorporated - South Antelope Valley

43

9451

Unincorporated - South El Monte

388

21616

Unincorporated - South San Gabriel

1058

11958

Unincorporated - South Whittier

9650

16295

Unincorporated - Southeast Antelope Valley

108

13828

Unincorporated - Stevenson Ranch

1694

8080

Unincorporated - Sun Village

1054

17462

Unincorporated - Sunrise Village

210

16204

Unincorporated - Twin Lakes/Oat Mountain

136

8203

Unincorporated - Val Verde

423

12783

Unincorporated - Valencia

272

8854

Unincorporated - Valinda

4285

18335

Unincorporated - View Park/Windsor Hills

994

8543

Unincorporated - Walnut Park

3360

20814

Unincorporated - West Antelope Valley

64

4236

Unincorporated - West Carson

2715

12293

Unincorporated - West Chatsworth

4

33333

Unincorporated - West LA

210

22059

Unincorporated - West Puente Valley

1932

19644

Unincorporated - West Rancho Dominguez

232

17071

Unincorporated - West Whittier/Los Nietos

4852

18020

Unincorporated - Westfield/Academy Hills

62

4769

Unincorporated - Westhills

66

7867

Unincorporated - White Fence Farms

366

9938

Unincorporated - Whittier

371

9804

Unincorporated - Whittier Narrows

54

450000

Unincorporated - Willowbrook

7897

22619

Unincorporated - Wiseburn

639

10602

- Under Investigation

17228

These numbers are subject to change based on further investigation. 1 case 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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