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For Immediate Release:

October 18, 2021

Vaccinations Continue to Protect Against COVID-19 Worst Outcomes - 4 New Deaths and 948 New Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 in Los Angeles County

COVID-19 case rates for teens are 8 times greater for those unvaccinated than those vaccinated and for unvaccinated adults over 50, case rates are fivefold higher than those for their vaccinated counterparts, 1,124 cases per 100,000 unvaccinated people compared with 222 cases per 100,000 vaccinated people.

Among residents 12 and older, unvaccinated people are 12 to 22 times likelier to be hospitalized than vaccinated residents 12 and older. Death rates are 32 times higher among unvaccinated residents 18 to 49 years old, 8 deaths per 100,000 unvaccinated people compared with 0.25 deaths per 100,000 vaccinated people, and 20 times higher among unvaccinated adults over 50, 99 deaths per 100,000 unvaccinated people compared with 5 deaths per 100,000 vaccinated people. These numbers demonstrated the true magnitude of the protection afforded by the vaccines.

Among the more than 5.7 million fully vaccinated people in L.A. County, Public Health identified 60,689 people fully vaccinated who tested positive for COVID-19 as of October 9. In all, a little over 1% of fully vaccinated people in L.A. County have tested positive. Of those who tested positive, 2,043 were hospitalized, which translates to 0.04% of all fully vaccinated people. There have been 311 deaths among fully vaccinated people or 0.005% of fully vaccinated people passed away.

Today, Public Health confirms 4 new deaths and 948 new cases of COVID-19. The number of cases and deaths likely reflect reporting delays over the weekend. Of the four new deaths reported today, one person who passed away was over the age of 80, one person who died was between the ages of 50 and 64, and two people who died were between the ages of 30 and 49. To date, Public Health has identified 1,478,622 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of L.A. County and a total of 26,418 deaths.

There are 638 people with COVID-19 currently hospitalized. Testing results are available for nearly 8,904,000 individuals with 15% of people testing positive. Today’s test positivity rate is 0.7%.

"To the families grieving the loss of a loved one to COVID-19, we send you our deepest sympathies and keep you in our thoughts and prayers,” said Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd, Director of Public Health. “We join the nation in mourning the death of former Secretary of State General Colin Powell, who has died of COVID complications at the age of 84. While our data demonstrate the tremendous power of vaccines to prevent severe outcomes of COVID infection, this tragic loss highlights the fact that for vulnerable people, including older adults and those with underlying health conditions including immunosuppression, there is still a small but serious risk of hospitalization or death even after vaccination. This is why masking and distancing remain important layers of protection when transmission of COVID remains high or substantial; and increasing vaccination rates is the beast strategy for reducing exposure risk for everyone.”

Vaccinations are widely available throughout L.A. County and 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. 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.

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

1478622

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

1400688

-- Long Beach

64557

-- Pasadena

13377

Deaths

26418

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

25033

-- Long Beach

1022

-- Pasadena

363

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

- 0 to 4

36848

- 5 to 11

78252

- 12 to 17

88735

- 18 to 29

332401

- 30 to 49

465195

- 50 to 64

258433

- 65 to 79

103114

- over 80

36875

- Under Investigation

835

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

- Female

706199

- Male

662461

- Other

745

- Under Investigation

31283

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

- American Indian/Alaska Native

2394

- Asian

66861

- Black

67168

- Hispanic/Latino

722991

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

5151

- White

172084

- Other

118538

- Under Investigation

245501

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

- Hospitalized (Ever)

104475

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

- American Indian/Alaska Native

55

- Asian

3286

- Black

2198

- Hispanic/Latino

13299

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

87

- White

5872

- Other

205

- Under Investigation

31

CITY / COMMUNITY**

Cases

Case Rate

City of Agoura Hills

1441

6900

City of Alhambra

8185

9438

City of Arcadia

3367

5830

City of Artesia

2435

14498

City of Avalon

32

827

City of Azusa

7424

14836

City of Baldwin Park

14640

19070

City of Bell

7563

20816

City of Bell Gardens

9079

21079

City of Bellflower

12992

16713

City of Beverly Hills

3618

10481

City of Bradbury

42

3929

City of Burbank

11180

10431

City of Calabasas

1769

7273

City of Carson

12060

12851

City of Cerritos

3745

7480

City of Claremont

2843

7792

City of Commerce*

2701

20667

City of Compton

19629

19648

City of Covina

7678

15659

City of Cudahy

5379

22093

City of Culver City

2921

7327

City of Diamond Bar

4009

6970

City of Downey

20414

17866

City of Duarte

2758

12527

City of El Monte

19083

16273

City of El Segundo

1076

6410

City of Gardena

7818

12752

City of Glendale

24668

11946

City of Glendora

5952

11280

City of Hawaiian Gardens

2575

17546

City of Hawthorne

12652

14250

City of Hermosa Beach

1569

7977

City of Hidden Hills

135

7143

City of Huntington Park

12394

20836

City of Industry

191

43707

City of Inglewood

16778

14772

City of Irwindale

303

20768

City of La Canada Flintridge

1089

5263

City of La Habra Heights

130

2383

City of La Mirada

5372

10831

City of La Puente

7490

18404

City of La Verne

3553

10675

City of Lakewood

9371

11661

City of Lancaster*

28346

17544

City of Lawndale

4274

12715

City of Lomita

1939

9354

City of Lynwood*

14916

20703

City of Malibu

670

5169

City of Manhattan Beach

2066

5739

City of Maywood

5754

20514

City of Monrovia

3989

10281

City of Montebello

11512

17883

City of Monterey Park

5598

8991

City of Norwalk

18511

17200

City of Palmdale

29657

18656

City of Palos Verdes Estates

674

4984

City of Paramount

11389

20329

City of Pico Rivera

12546

19517

City of Pomona

29201

18727

City of Rancho Palos Verdes

2126

4973

City of Redondo Beach

4119

5996

City of Rolling Hills

84

4330

City of Rolling Hills Estates

434

5349

City of Rosemead

5585

10090

City of San Dimas*

3979

11528

City of San Fernando

5993

24350

City of San Gabriel

3660

8937

City of San Marino

471

3547

City of Santa Clarita

27012

12255

City of Santa Fe Springs

3369

18346

City of Santa Monica

6644

7187

City of Sierra Madre

636

5788

City of Signal Hill

1456

12342

City of South El Monte

3839

18382

City of South Gate

21140

21537

City of South Pasadena

1706

6548

City of Temple City

2746

7533

City of Torrance

9692

6493

City of Vernon

141

67464

City of Walnut

2145

7025

City of West Covina

15196

14040

City of West Hollywood

3617

9789

City of Westlake Village

152

1818

City of Whittier

13126

15013

Los Angeles

602831

14905

Los Angeles - Adams-Normandie

1364

16630

Los Angeles - Alsace

1854

14898

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

3589

11531

Los Angeles - Bel Air

563

6679

Los Angeles - Beverly Crest

892

7122

Los Angeles - Beverlywood

1295

9831

Los Angeles - Boyle Heights*

19287

22199

Los Angeles - Brentwood

2131

6884

Los Angeles - Brookside

46

7917

Los Angeles - Cadillac-Corning

866

12161

Los Angeles - Canoga Park

10952

16775

Los Angeles - Carthay

1297

9030

Los Angeles - Central

8385

21504

Los Angeles - Century City

862

6739

Los Angeles - Century Palms/Cove

7236

21430

Los Angeles - Chatsworth

4612

12444

Los Angeles - Cheviot Hills

651

7098

Los Angeles - Chinatown

942

11744

Los Angeles - Cloverdale/Cochran

1946

13372

Los Angeles - Country Club Park

1841

12149

Los Angeles - Crenshaw District

1860

13450

Los Angeles - Crestview

1309

11515

Los Angeles - Del Rey

2669

8916

Los Angeles - Downtown*

5349

19446

Los Angeles - Eagle Rock

4379

11061

Los Angeles - East Hollywood

3765

12856

Los Angeles - Echo Park

1670

11714

Los Angeles - El Sereno

7093

16966

Los Angeles - Elysian Park

652

11415

Los Angeles - Elysian Valley

1491

14659

Los Angeles - Encino

4558

10090

Los Angeles - Exposition

439

13199

Los Angeles - Exposition Park

7251

16143

Los Angeles - Faircrest Heights

371

10306

Los Angeles - Figueroa Park Square

1613

18496

Los Angeles - Florence-Firestone

10523

22179

Los Angeles - Glassell Park

4047

12805

Los Angeles - Gramercy Place

1727

16044

Los Angeles - Granada Hills

8117

13949

Los Angeles - Green Meadows

4522

21028

Los Angeles - Hancock Park

1420

8334

Los Angeles - Harbor City

3208

11035

Los Angeles - Harbor Gateway

5941

13626

Los Angeles - Harbor Pines

221

9174

Los Angeles - Harvard Heights

2872

15925

Los Angeles - Harvard Park

8323

21940

Los Angeles - Highland Park

6669

13781

Los Angeles - Historic Filipinotown

2350

16943

Los Angeles - Hollywood

7657

11218

Los Angeles - Hollywood Hills

2323

7892

Los Angeles - Hyde Park

4657

16317

Los Angeles - Jefferson Park

1349

16710

Los Angeles - Koreatown

6352

12288

Los Angeles - Lafayette Square

631

13841

Los Angeles - Lake Balboa

6503

15408

Los Angeles - Lakeview Terrace

2663

20277

Los Angeles - Leimert Park

2056

13495

Los Angeles - Lincoln Heights

5788

17756

Los Angeles - Little Armenia

1324

16498

Los Angeles - Little Bangladesh

3235

11414

Los Angeles - Little Tokyo

487

15544

Los Angeles - Longwood

677

15730

Los Angeles - Los Feliz

1503

6956

Los Angeles - Manchester Square

1257

14726

Los Angeles - Mandeville Canyon

203

6498

Los Angeles - Mar Vista

2889

6802

Los Angeles - Marina Peninsula

236

5413

Los Angeles - Melrose

10051

12936

Los Angeles - Mid-city

1518

10100

Los Angeles - Miracle Mile

1436

7984

Los Angeles - Mission Hills

5045

20913

Los Angeles - Mt. Washington

3282

13593

Los Angeles - North Hills

10795

17531

Los Angeles - North Hollywood

25043

16539

Los Angeles - Northridge

9311

13340

Los Angeles - Pacific Palisades

1158

5439

Los Angeles - Pacoima

19174

24908

Los Angeles - Palisades Highlands

207

5382

Los Angeles - Palms

3436

7831

Los Angeles - Panorama City

15213

20217

Los Angeles - Park La Brea

904

6657

Los Angeles - Pico-Union

7848

18756

Los Angeles - Playa Del Rey

178

5569

Los Angeles - Playa Vista

866

7911

Los Angeles - Porter Ranch

3307

9292

Los Angeles - Rancho Park

517

7881

Los Angeles - Regent Square

327

11763

Los Angeles - Reseda

13540

17672

Los Angeles - Reseda Ranch

825

17796

Los Angeles - Reynier Village

342

8089

Los Angeles - San Pedro*

9389

12031

Los Angeles - Shadow Hills

505

11369

Los Angeles - Sherman Oaks

8188

9384

Los Angeles - Silverlake

4207

9543

Los Angeles - South Carthay

992

9363

Los Angeles - South Park

8296

21854

Los Angeles - St Elmo Village

780

17016

Los Angeles - Studio City

1949

8685

Los Angeles - Sun Valley

10843

20660

Los Angeles - Sunland

2758

13514

Los Angeles - Sycamore Square

48

7419

Los Angeles - Sylmar*

18605

22579

Los Angeles - Tarzana

4158

13467

Los Angeles - Temple-Beaudry

5897

14936

Los Angeles - Thai Town

1132

11540

Los Angeles - Toluca Lake

751

8628

Los Angeles - Toluca Terrace

182

13936

Los Angeles - Toluca Woods

156

8396

Los Angeles - Tujunga

3607

12970

Los Angeles - University Hills

319

9303

Los Angeles - University Park

4178

15217

Los Angeles - Valley Glen

4647

15482

Los Angeles - Valley Village

2807

11355

Los Angeles - Van Nuys*

16939

18176

Los Angeles - Venice

2675

7894

Los Angeles - Vermont Knolls

3389

19703

Los Angeles - Vermont Square

1732

22620

Los Angeles - Vermont Vista

8796

21357

Los Angeles - Vernon Central

12291

23637

Los Angeles - Victoria Park

1199

14276

Los Angeles - View Heights

298

8067

Los Angeles - Watts

8721

20436

Los Angeles - Wellington Square

690

14039

Los Angeles - West Adams

4646

16815

Los Angeles - West Hills

3966

9782

Los Angeles - West Los Angeles

3281

8718

Los Angeles - West Vernon

11553

21536

Los Angeles - Westchester

3593

6963

Los Angeles - Westlake

8788

14806

Los Angeles - Westwood

3722

6879

Los Angeles - Wholesale District*

8426

23322

Los Angeles - Wilmington

9858

17452

Los Angeles - Wilshire Center

6548

13052

Los Angeles - Winnetka

8003

15454

Los Angeles - Woodland Hills

6878

10107

Unincorporated - Acton

760

9535

Unincorporated - Agua Dulce

401

9644

Unincorporated - Altadena

4073

9337

Unincorporated - Anaverde

177

11737

Unincorporated - Angeles National Forest

39

3133

Unincorporated - Arcadia

736

9222

Unincorporated - Athens-Westmont

7662

18053

Unincorporated - Athens Village

1188

24260

Unincorporated - Avocado Heights

1275

18819

Unincorporated - Azusa

2700

16957

Unincorporated - Bassett

2907

19619

Unincorporated - Bouquet Canyon

64

5965

Unincorporated - Bradbury

52

48148

Unincorporated - Canyon Country

1147

14842

Unincorporated - Castaic*

4452

16373

Unincorporated - Cerritos

76

12947

Unincorporated - Charter Oak

0

0

Unincorporated - Claremont

52

7407

Unincorporated - Covina

2748

16339

Unincorporated - Covina (Charter Oak)

1833

13946

Unincorporated - Del Aire

391

8901

Unincorporated - Del Rey

41

12893

Unincorporated - Del Sur

245

10145

Unincorporated - Desert View Highlands

427

17128

Unincorporated - Duarte

951

21477

Unincorporated - East Covina

47

14286

Unincorporated - East La Mirada

643

12150

Unincorporated - East Lancaster

19

16667

Unincorporated - East Los Angeles

27763

22163

Unincorporated - East Pasadena

240

3748

Unincorporated - East Rancho Dominguez

3134

20473

Unincorporated - East Whittier

582

10969

Unincorporated - El Camino Village

985

11205

Unincorporated - El Monte

24

16552

Unincorporated - Elizabeth Lake

116

6984

Unincorporated - Florence-Firestone

15123

23372

Unincorporated - Franklin Canyon

1

8333

Unincorporated - Glendora

84

12727

Unincorporated - Hacienda Heights

6074

10861

Unincorporated - Harbor Gateway

0

0

Unincorporated - Hawthorne

355

14121

Unincorporated - Hi Vista

56

5100

Unincorporated - Kagel/Lopez Canyons

310

21955

Unincorporated - La Crescenta-Montrose

1456

7353

Unincorporated - La Habra Heights

16

2367

Unincorporated - La Rambla

326

15711

Unincorporated - La Verne*

203

9951

Unincorporated - Ladera Heights

554

7835

Unincorporated - Lake Hughes

57

8533

Unincorporated - Lake Los Angeles

1907

14676

Unincorporated - Lake Manor

182

11077

Unincorporated - Lakewood

0

0

Unincorporated - Lennox

3938

17470

Unincorporated - Leona Valley

151

8624

Unincorporated - Littlerock

644

16016

Unincorporated - Littlerock/Juniper Hills

147

11334

Unincorporated - Littlerock/Pearblossom

618

17316

Unincorporated - Llano

56

6385

Unincorporated - Marina del Rey

673

7151

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

1906

7930

Unincorporated - Padua Hills

14

6512

Unincorporated - Palmdale

128

15202

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

1638

12692

Unincorporated - Rancho Dominguez

477

17926

Unincorporated - Roosevelt

112

12030

Unincorporated - Rosewood

199

15474

Unincorporated - Rosewood/East Gardena

197

16513

Unincorporated - Rosewood/West Rancho Dominguez

602

17911

Unincorporated - Rowland Heights

4194

8220

Unincorporated - San Clemente Island

0

0

Unincorporated - San Francisquito Canyon/Bouquet Canyon

19

2214

Unincorporated - San Jose Hills

3905

19312

Unincorporated - San Pasqual

44

2162

Unincorporated - Sand Canyon

24

7792

Unincorporated - Santa Catalina Island

252

94382

Unincorporated - Santa Monica Mountains*

1013

5440

Unincorporated - Saugus

166

107097

Unincorporated - Saugus/Canyon Country

51

14326

Unincorporated - South Antelope Valley

43

9451

Unincorporated - South El Monte

394

21950

Unincorporated - South San Gabriel

1063

12014

Unincorporated - South Whittier

9681

16347

Unincorporated - Southeast Antelope Valley

107

13700

Unincorporated - Stevenson Ranch

1716

8185

Unincorporated - Sun Village

1069

17710

Unincorporated - Sunrise Village

210

16204

Unincorporated - Twin Lakes/Oat Mountain

136

8203

Unincorporated - Val Verde

423

12783

Unincorporated - Valencia

275

8952

Unincorporated - Valinda

4303

18412

Unincorporated - View Park/Windsor Hills

1003

8621

Unincorporated - Walnut Park

3374

20901

Unincorporated - West Antelope Valley

64

4236

Unincorporated - West Carson

2728

12352

Unincorporated - West Chatsworth

4

33333

Unincorporated - West LA

210

22059

Unincorporated - West Puente Valley

1941

19736

Unincorporated - West Rancho Dominguez

232

17071

Unincorporated - West Whittier/Los Nietos

4876

18110

Unincorporated - Westfield/Academy Hills

62

4769

Unincorporated - Westhills

66

7867

Unincorporated - White Fence Farms

369

10019

Unincorporated - Whittier

371

9804

Unincorporated - Whittier Narrows

54

450000

Unincorporated - Willowbrook

7939

22739

Unincorporated - Wiseburn

641

10635

- Under Investigation

17371

These numbers are subject to change based on further investigation. 12 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.




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