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For Immediate Release:

October 16, 2021

Public Health Encourages Residents to Plan for a Safe Halloween 16 New Deaths and 1,122 New Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 in Los Angeles County

As the highly transmissible Delta variant continues to account for 100% of COVID-19 strains seen among samples sequenced in the Los Angeles County area, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) urges residents to plan for a safe Halloween.

While the County is in a better place this year with 60% of the nearly 10.3 million L.A. County residents fully vaccinated, Halloween can still present COVID-19 transmission risk this year. When planning your Halloween activities, think about your and your family’s level of risk and remember where COVID-19 spreads more easily:

• Closed spaces with poor air flow

• Crowded places with many people nearby

• Close contact settings especially where people are talking, laughing, screaming, or breathing heavily close together.

The safest activities will be those that are outside, including outdoor costume parties, pumpkin patch visits, outdoor ghost tours, hayrides, and trick-or-treating – when done safely. Wherever possible, aim to be outside, particularly if you are with individuals, including children, that are not yet vaccinated; masks covering your nose and mouth should be worn if in crowds or close contact with others not in your household. Helpful information for residents, business, and event organizers to prevent the spread of COVID-19 during holidays can be found online, visit: http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus/holidays.htm

Today, Public Health confirms 16 new deaths and 1,122 new cases of COVID-19. Of the 16 new deaths reported today, four people who passed away were over the age of 80, six people who died were between the ages of 65 and 79, five people who died were between the ages of 50 and 64, and one person who died were between the ages of 30 and 49. To date, Public Health identified 1,476,791 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of L.A. County and a total of 26,410 deaths.

There are 638 people with COVID-19 currently hospitalized and 28% of these people are in the ICU.

Testing results are available for nearly 8,870,000 individuals with 15% of people testing positive. Today’s test positivity rate is 0.8%.

"We send our deepest sympathies to the friends and families grieving the loss of a loved one to the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd, Director of Public Health. “As we move into the fall and winter months, the best thing all of us can do to get ready for the holidays is to get vaccinated as soon as possible if we are eligible. With community transmission at a substantial level, surrounding children under 12 who cannot yet get the vaccine with fully vaccinated teens and adults offers our youngest residents important protection from transmission of the virus. And while vaccines prevent individuals from getting severe illness, high community vaccination rates also prevent new variants from taking hold, increasing our chances of ending the pandemic.”

Anyone 12 and older living or working in L.A. County can get vaccinated. L.A. County continues to offer COVID-19 vaccines at many different sites across the county that have weekend and evening hours. Appointments are not needed at many sites and all Public Health vaccination sites where first, second, and third doses are available.

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. Vaccinations are always free and open to eligible residents and workers regardless of immigration status. 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.

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.

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

1476791

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

1398857

-- Long Beach

64557

-- Pasadena

13377

Deaths

26410

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

25025

-- Long Beach

1022

-- Pasadena

363

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

- 0 to 4

36790

- 5 to 11

78025

- 12 to 17

88522

- 18 to 29

332071

- 30 to 49

464629

- 50 to 64

258161

- 65 to 79

102987

- over 80

36837

- Under Investigation

835

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

- Female

705310

- Male

661602

- Other

745

- Under Investigation

31200

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

- American Indian/Alaska Native

2384

- Asian

66763

- Black

67051

- Hispanic/Latino

722168

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

5145

- White

171680

- Other

118403

- Under Investigation

245263

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

- Hospitalized (Ever)

104222

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

- American Indian/Alaska Native

55

- Asian

3285

- Black

2197

- Hispanic/Latino

13295

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

87

- White

5869

- Other

205

- Under Investigation

32

CITY / COMMUNITY**

Cases

Case Rate

City of Agoura Hills

1435

6872

City of Alhambra

8170

9421

City of Arcadia

3355

5809

City of Artesia

2435

14498

City of Avalon

32

827

City of Azusa

7411

14810

City of Baldwin Park

14629

19056

City of Bell

7550

20781

City of Bell Gardens

9076

21072

City of Bellflower

12981

16699

City of Beverly Hills

3613

10466

City of Bradbury

42

3929

City of Burbank

11171

10423

City of Calabasas

1766

7261

City of Carson

12042

12832

City of Cerritos

3739

7468

City of Claremont

2839

7781

City of Commerce*

2701

20667

City of Compton

19609

19628

City of Covina

7667

15637

City of Cudahy

5378

22089

City of Culver City

2914

7310

City of Diamond Bar

4003

6960

City of Downey

20385

17840

City of Duarte

2754

12509

City of El Monte

19076

16267

City of El Segundo

1070

6374

City of Gardena

7805

12730

City of Glendale

24624

11925

City of Glendora

5941

11260

City of Hawaiian Gardens

2573

17532

City of Hawthorne

12642

14239

City of Hermosa Beach

1563

7946

City of Hidden Hills

135

7143

City of Huntington Park

12382

20816

City of Industry

191

43707

City of Inglewood

16765

14760

City of Irwindale

303

20768

City of La Canada Flintridge

1081

5224

City of La Habra Heights

130

2383

City of La Mirada

5362

10811

City of La Puente

7484

18390

City of La Verne

3550

10666

City of Lakewood

9353

11639

City of Lancaster*

28283

17505

City of Lawndale

4270

12703

City of Lomita

1937

9344

City of Lynwood*

14907

20691

City of Malibu

669

5162

City of Manhattan Beach

2063

5731

City of Maywood

5750

20500

City of Monrovia

3982

10263

City of Montebello

11504

17870

City of Monterey Park

5594

8985

City of Norwalk

18503

17193

City of Palmdale

29620

18633

City of Palos Verdes Estates

670

4955

City of Paramount

11380

20313

City of Pico Rivera

12538

19504

City of Pomona

29153

18696

City of Rancho Palos Verdes

2124

4969

City of Redondo Beach

4111

5984

City of Rolling Hills

83

4278

City of Rolling Hills Estates

429

5288

City of Rosemead

5573

10069

City of San Dimas*

3975

11516

City of San Fernando

5990

24338

City of San Gabriel

3660

8937

City of San Marino

470

3540

City of Santa Clarita

26947

12225

City of Santa Fe Springs

3366

18329

City of Santa Monica

6637

7179

City of Sierra Madre

634

5769

City of Signal Hill

1453

12317

City of South El Monte

3835

18362

City of South Gate

21120

21517

City of South Pasadena

1704

6541

City of Temple City

2744

7527

City of Torrance

9674

6481

City of Vernon

141

67464

City of Walnut

2141

7012

City of West Covina

15180

14025

City of West Hollywood

3609

9767

City of Westlake Village

152

1818

City of Whittier

13112

14997

Los Angeles

602074

14886

Los Angeles - Adams-Normandie

1364

16630

Los Angeles - Alsace

1849

14857

Los Angeles - Angeles National Forest

5

12500

Los Angeles - Angelino Heights

345

13789

Los Angeles - Arleta

7871

22901

Los Angeles - Atwater Village

1718

11714

Los Angeles - Baldwin Hills

3582

11508

Los Angeles - Bel Air

563

6679

Los Angeles - Beverly Crest

890

7106

Los Angeles - Beverlywood

1293

9816

Los Angeles - Boyle Heights*

19262

22170

Los Angeles - Brentwood

2129

6878

Los Angeles - Brookside

46

7917

Los Angeles - Cadillac-Corning

863

12119

Los Angeles - Canoga Park

10944

16762

Los Angeles - Carthay

1297

9030

Los Angeles - Central

8377

21484

Los Angeles - Century City

861

6731

Los Angeles - Century Palms/Cove

7227

21403

Los Angeles - Chatsworth

4601

12415

Los Angeles - Cheviot Hills

651

7098

Los Angeles - Chinatown

940

11719

Los Angeles - Cloverdale/Cochran

1945

13365

Los Angeles - Country Club Park

1837

12123

Los Angeles - Crenshaw District

1855

13414

Los Angeles - Crestview

1309

11515

Los Angeles - Del Rey

2665

8902

Los Angeles - Downtown*

5346

19435

Los Angeles - Eagle Rock

4370

11038

Los Angeles - East Hollywood

3763

12849

Los Angeles - Echo Park

1668

11700

Los Angeles - El Sereno

7089

16956

Los Angeles - Elysian Park

651

11397

Los Angeles - Elysian Valley

1489

14640

Los Angeles - Encino

4549

10070

Los Angeles - Exposition

438

13169

Los Angeles - Exposition Park

7237

16112

Los Angeles - Faircrest Heights

371

10306

Los Angeles - Figueroa Park Square

1613

18496

Los Angeles - Florence-Firestone

10514

22160

Los Angeles - Glassell Park

4046

12802

Los Angeles - Gramercy Place

1724

16016

Los Angeles - Granada Hills

8108

13933

Los Angeles - Green Meadows

4514

20990

Los Angeles - Hancock Park

1419

8328

Los Angeles - Harbor City

3207

11032

Los Angeles - Harbor Gateway

5937

13617

Los Angeles - Harbor Pines

221

9174

Los Angeles - Harvard Heights

2872

15925

Los Angeles - Harvard Park

8309

21903

Los Angeles - Highland Park

6660

13763

Los Angeles - Historic Filipinotown

2348

16929

Los Angeles - Hollywood

7648

11205

Los Angeles - Hollywood Hills

2320

7882

Los Angeles - Hyde Park

4645

16275

Los Angeles - Jefferson Park

1348

16698

Los Angeles - Koreatown

6344

12272

Los Angeles - Lafayette Square

631

13841

Los Angeles - Lake Balboa

6501

15403

Los Angeles - Lakeview Terrace

2661

20262

Los Angeles - Leimert Park

2054

13482

Los Angeles - Lincoln Heights

5781

17735

Los Angeles - Little Armenia

1324

16498

Los Angeles - Little Bangladesh

3233

11407

Los Angeles - Little Tokyo

486

15512

Los Angeles - Longwood

677

15730

Los Angeles - Los Feliz

1499

6937

Los Angeles - Manchester Square

1257

14726

Los Angeles - Mandeville Canyon

203

6498

Los Angeles - Mar Vista

2880

6781

Los Angeles - Marina Peninsula

236

5413

Los Angeles - Melrose

10036

12917

Los Angeles - Mid-city

1518

10100

Los Angeles - Miracle Mile

1432

7962

Los Angeles - Mission Hills

5044

20909

Los Angeles - Mt. Washington

3281

13589

Los Angeles - North Hills

10786

17517

Los Angeles - North Hollywood

24997

16508

Los Angeles - Northridge

9292

13313

Los Angeles - Pacific Palisades

1156

5430

Los Angeles - Pacoima

19152

24880

Los Angeles - Palisades Highlands

207

5382

Los Angeles - Palms

3432

7822

Los Angeles - Panorama City

15193

20190

Los Angeles - Park La Brea

904

6657

Los Angeles - Pico-Union

7840

18737

Los Angeles - Playa Del Rey

178

5569

Los Angeles - Playa Vista

865

7902

Los Angeles - Porter Ranch

3296

9262

Los Angeles - Rancho Park

517

7881

Los Angeles - Regent Square

327

11763

Los Angeles - Reseda

13521

17648

Los Angeles - Reseda Ranch

825

17796

Los Angeles - Reynier Village

341

8065

Los Angeles - San Pedro*

9373

12011

Los Angeles - Shadow Hills

505

11369

Los Angeles - Sherman Oaks

8177

9371

Los Angeles - Silverlake

4202

9532

Los Angeles - South Carthay

991

9353

Los Angeles - South Park

8292

21843

Los Angeles - St Elmo Village

780

17016

Los Angeles - Studio City

1945

8668

Los Angeles - Sun Valley

10829

20633

Los Angeles - Sunland

2758

13514

Los Angeles - Sycamore Square

48

7419

Los Angeles - Sylmar*

18583

22553

Los Angeles - Tarzana

4151

13444

Los Angeles - Temple-Beaudry

5893

14926

Los Angeles - Thai Town

1131

11530

Los Angeles - Toluca Lake

751

8628

Los Angeles - Toluca Terrace

181

13859

Los Angeles - Toluca Woods

156

8396

Los Angeles - Tujunga

3604

12959

Los Angeles - University Hills

319

9303

Los Angeles - University Park

4174

15203

Los Angeles - Valley Glen

4636

15445

Los Angeles - Valley Village

2802

11335

Los Angeles - Van Nuys*

16920

18156

Los Angeles - Venice

2667

7871

Los Angeles - Vermont Knolls

3387

19692

Los Angeles - Vermont Square

1727

22555

Los Angeles - Vermont Vista

8787

21335

Los Angeles - Vernon Central

12277

23611

Los Angeles - Victoria Park

1197

14252

Los Angeles - View Heights

298

8067

Los Angeles - Watts

8711

20413

Los Angeles - Wellington Square

690

14039

Los Angeles - West Adams

4643

16804

Los Angeles - West Hills

3955

9755

Los Angeles - West Los Angeles

3280

8715

Los Angeles - West Vernon

11527

21488

Los Angeles - Westchester

3583

6943

Los Angeles - Westlake

8781

14794

Los Angeles - Westwood

3720

6875

Los Angeles - Wholesale District*

8419

23303

Los Angeles - Wilmington

9844

17427

Los Angeles - Wilshire Center

6543

13042

Los Angeles - Winnetka

7988

15425

Los Angeles - Woodland Hills

6863

10084

Unincorporated - Acton

756

9484

Unincorporated - Agua Dulce

400

9620

Unincorporated - Altadena

4065

9319

Unincorporated - Anaverde

177

11737

Unincorporated - Angeles National Forest

39

3133

Unincorporated - Arcadia

735

9209

Unincorporated - Athens-Westmont

7656

18039

Unincorporated - Athens Village

1188

24260

Unincorporated - Avocado Heights

1275

18819

Unincorporated - Azusa

2697

16938

Unincorporated - Bassett

2902

19586

Unincorporated - Bouquet Canyon

64

5965

Unincorporated - Bradbury

52

48148

Unincorporated - Canyon Country

1147

14842

Unincorporated - Castaic*

4443

16340

Unincorporated - Cerritos

76

12947

Unincorporated - Charter Oak

0

0

Unincorporated - Claremont

52

7407

Unincorporated - Covina

2747

16333

Unincorporated - Covina (Charter Oak)

1831

13930

Unincorporated - Del Aire

389

8855

Unincorporated - Del Rey

41

12893

Unincorporated - Del Sur

245

10145

Unincorporated - Desert View Highlands

426

17088

Unincorporated - Duarte

951

21477

Unincorporated - East Covina

45

13678

Unincorporated - East La Mirada

643

12150

Unincorporated - East Lancaster

19

16667

Unincorporated - East Los Angeles

27730

22136

Unincorporated - East Pasadena

240

3748

Unincorporated - East Rancho Dominguez

3128

20434

Unincorporated - East Whittier

578

10893

Unincorporated - El Camino Village

980

11148

Unincorporated - El Monte

24

16552

Unincorporated - Elizabeth Lake

116

6984

Unincorporated - Florence-Firestone

15114

23358

Unincorporated - Franklin Canyon

1

8333

Unincorporated - Glendora

84

12727

Unincorporated - Hacienda Heights

6067

10848

Unincorporated - Harbor Gateway

0

0

Unincorporated - Hawthorne

355

14121

Unincorporated - Hi Vista

54

4918

Unincorporated - Kagel/Lopez Canyons

308

21813

Unincorporated - La Crescenta-Montrose

1447

7308

Unincorporated - La Habra Heights

16

2367

Unincorporated - La Rambla

323

15566

Unincorporated - La Verne*

202

9902

Unincorporated - Ladera Heights

554

7835

Unincorporated - Lake Hughes

57

8533

Unincorporated - Lake Los Angeles

1904

14653

Unincorporated - Lake Manor

182

11077

Unincorporated - Lakewood

0

0

Unincorporated - Lennox

3933

17447

Unincorporated - Leona Valley

151

8624

Unincorporated - Littlerock

644

16016

Unincorporated - Littlerock/Juniper Hills

144

11103

Unincorporated - Littlerock/Pearblossom

617

17288

Unincorporated - Llano

56

6385

Unincorporated - Marina del Rey

671

7130

Unincorporated - Miracle Mile

0

0

Unincorporated - Monrovia

445

11466

Unincorporated - Newhall

69

31364

Unincorporated - North Lancaster

197

16444

Unincorporated - North Whittier

1280

15311

Unincorporated - Northeast San Gabriel

1902

7913

Unincorporated - Padua Hills

14

6512

Unincorporated - Palmdale

127

15083

Unincorporated - Palos Verdes Peninsula

32

5153

Unincorporated - Pearblossom/Llano

178

9100

Unincorporated - Pellissier Village

191

30856

Unincorporated - Placerita Canyon

4

870

Unincorporated - Pomona

74

3818

Unincorporated - Quartz Hill

1631

12638

Unincorporated - Rancho Dominguez

475

17850

Unincorporated - Roosevelt

112

12030

Unincorporated - Rosewood

199

15474

Unincorporated - Rosewood/East Gardena

197

16513

Unincorporated - Rosewood/West Rancho Dominguez

601

17882

Unincorporated - Rowland Heights

4190

8212

Unincorporated - San Clemente Island

0

0

Unincorporated - San Francisquito Canyon/Bouquet Canyon

19

2214

Unincorporated - San Jose Hills

3903

19302

Unincorporated - San Pasqual

44

2162

Unincorporated - Sand Canyon

24

7792

Unincorporated - Santa Catalina Island

252

94382

Unincorporated - Santa Monica Mountains*

1010

5424

Unincorporated - Saugus

166

107097

Unincorporated - Saugus/Canyon Country

51

14326

Unincorporated - South Antelope Valley

43

9451

Unincorporated - South El Monte

392

21838

Unincorporated - South San Gabriel

1062

12003

Unincorporated - South Whittier

9667

16323

Unincorporated - Southeast Antelope Valley

107

13700

Unincorporated - Stevenson Ranch

1702

8118

Unincorporated - Sun Village

1059

17545

Unincorporated - Sunrise Village

210

16204

Unincorporated - Twin Lakes/Oat Mountain

136

8203

Unincorporated - Val Verde

423

12783

Unincorporated - Valencia

276

8984

Unincorporated - Valinda

4301

18403

Unincorporated - View Park/Windsor Hills

1000

8595

Unincorporated - Walnut Park

3371

20882

Unincorporated - West Antelope Valley

64

4236

Unincorporated - West Carson

2724

12334

Unincorporated - West Chatsworth

4

33333

Unincorporated - West LA

210

22059

Unincorporated - West Puente Valley

1939

19715

Unincorporated - West Rancho Dominguez

232

17071

Unincorporated - West Whittier/Los Nietos

4869

18084

Unincorporated - Westfield/Academy Hills

62

4769

Unincorporated - Westhills

66

7867

Unincorporated - White Fence Farms

368

9992

Unincorporated - Whittier

371

9804

Unincorporated - Whittier Narrows

54

450000

Unincorporated - Willowbrook

7935

22728

Unincorporated - Wiseburn

641

10635

- Under Investigation

17319

These numbers are subject to change based on further investigation. 25 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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