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For Immediate Release:

October 19, 2021

Skilled Nursing Facility COVID-19 Cases Decline - 26 New Deaths and 825 New Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 in Los Angeles County

With the continued slowing of COVID-19 transmission countywide, COVID-19 case numbers among staff and residents at skilled nursing facilities have declined from 63 new cases during the week of September 5 to 49 new cases reported the week of October 3.

Of the 49 people who tested positive for COVID-19 at skilled nursing facilities; 18 new cases were among skilled nursing facility residents and 31 new cases were among skilled nursing facility staff. Fifty-seven percent of new cases the week ending October 3 at skilled nursing facilities are among staff/residents that are fully vaccinated.

Under a State and County Health Officer Order, healthcare workers, including staff at skilled nursing facilities, are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of September 30; those with an approved medical or religious exemption need to be tested once or twice weekly. The latest survey results received this week from skilled nursing facilities indicated that 94% of staff and 89% of residents are fully vaccinated. Skilled nursing facilities are subject to strict infection control precautions and are also required to verify the vaccine status of all workers and conduct routine testing of staff and residents.

Skilled nursing home residents, many of whom are immunocompromised, are eligible for a third dose of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine six months after they received their second dose in the series. The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) continues to work with staff and residents at skilled nursing facilities to prioritize these most vulnerable residents for additional/booster doses.

Today, Public Health confirms 26 new deaths and 825 new cases of COVID-19. Of the 26 new deaths reported today, 10 people who passed away were over the age of 80, eight people who died were between the ages of 65 and 79, four people who died were between the ages of 50 and 64, and four people who died were between the ages of 30 and 49. To date, Public Health has identified 1,479,421 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of L.A. County and a total of 26,442 deaths.

There are 632 people with COVID-19 currently hospitalized, and 29% of these people are in the ICU. Testing results are available for nearly 8,911,000 individuals with 15% of people testing positive. Today’s test positivity rate is 0.9%.

"To everyone mourning loved ones and friends who have passed away from COVID-19, you and your family are in my heart and mind,” said Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd, Director of Public Health. “We continue working with nursing homes across L.A. County to ensure every eligible nursing home resident and staff is offered a third booster dose. Once FDA recommendations are finalized and eligibility for Moderna and Johnson & Johnson booster doses is determined by the CDC, those who are older and have underlying health conditions should be sure to get their boosters once eligible. Importantly, those who live or work with individuals at higher risk for severe disease should be sure to get fully vaccinated to reduce exposure risks.”

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

1479421

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

1401409

-- Long Beach

64615

-- Pasadena

13397

Deaths

26442

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

25057

-- Long Beach

1022

-- Pasadena

363

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

- 0 to 4

36876

- 5 to 11

78302

- 12 to 17

88776

- 18 to 29

332535

- 30 to 49

465432

- 50 to 64

258574

- 65 to 79

103179

- over 80

36898

- Under Investigation

837

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

- Female

706601

- Male

662828

- Other

745

- Under Investigation

31235

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

- American Indian/Alaska Native

2390

- Asian

66910

- Black

67251

- Hispanic/Latino

723361

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

5155

- White

172285

- Other

118556

- Under Investigation

245501

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

- Hospitalized (Ever)

104919

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

- American Indian/Alaska Native

55

- Asian

3285

- Black

2201

- Hispanic/Latino

13309

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

87

- White

5886

- Other

203

- Under Investigation

31

CITY / COMMUNITY**

Cases

Case Rate

City of Agoura Hills

1442

6905

City of Alhambra

8190

9444

City of Arcadia

3366

5828

City of Artesia

2436

14504

City of Avalon

32

827

City of Azusa

7430

14848

City of Baldwin Park

14645

19077

City of Bell

7565

20822

City of Bell Gardens

9084

21091

City of Bellflower

12993

16714

City of Beverly Hills

3618

10481

City of Bradbury

42

3929

City of Burbank

11188

10439

City of Calabasas

1770

7277

City of Carson

12068

12859

City of Cerritos

3746

7482

City of Claremont

2847

7803

City of Commerce*

2701

20667

City of Compton

19639

19658

City of Covina

7684

15671

City of Cudahy

5379

22093

City of Culver City

2922

7330

City of Diamond Bar

4012

6976

City of Downey

20419

17870

City of Duarte

2763

12550

City of El Monte

19087

16276

City of El Segundo

1079

6428

City of Gardena

7824

12761

City of Glendale

24706

11965

City of Glendora

5957

11290

City of Hawaiian Gardens

2575

17546

City of Hawthorne

12661

14260

City of Hermosa Beach

1575

8007

City of Hidden Hills

135

7143

City of Huntington Park

12395

20838

City of Industry

191

43707

City of Inglewood

16782

14775

City of Irwindale

303

20768

City of La Canada Flintridge

1091

5272

City of La Habra Heights

130

2383

City of La Mirada

5376

10839

City of La Puente

7494

18414

City of La Verne

3553

10675

City of Lakewood

9372

11662

City of Lancaster*

28376

17563

City of Lawndale

4275

12718

City of Lomita

1943

9373

City of Lynwood*

14922

20711

City of Malibu

671

5177

City of Manhattan Beach

2076

5767

City of Maywood

5758

20528

City of Monrovia

3994

10294

City of Montebello

11516

17889

City of Monterey Park

5601

8996

City of Norwalk

18517

17206

City of Palmdale

29671

18665

City of Palos Verdes Estates

675

4992

City of Paramount

11394

20338

City of Pico Rivera

12549

19521

City of Pomona

29208

18731

City of Rancho Palos Verdes

2131

4985

City of Redondo Beach

4126

6006

City of Rolling Hills

84

4330

City of Rolling Hills Estates

434

5349

City of Rosemead

5587

10094

City of San Dimas*

3982

11537

City of San Fernando

5995

24358

City of San Gabriel

3662

8942

City of San Marino

471

3547

City of Santa Clarita

27040

12267

City of Santa Fe Springs

3371

18357

City of Santa Monica

6653

7197

City of Sierra Madre

636

5788

City of Signal Hill

1460

12376

City of South El Monte

3839

18382

City of South Gate

21142

21539

City of South Pasadena

1709

6560

City of Temple City

2749

7541

City of Torrance

9695

6495

City of Vernon

141

67464

City of Walnut

2147

7032

City of West Covina

15209

14052

City of West Hollywood

3619

9794

City of Westlake Village

153

1830

City of Whittier

13131

15019

Los Angeles

603093

14911

Los Angeles - Adams-Normandie

1364

16630

Los Angeles - Alsace

1855

14906

Los Angeles - Angeles National Forest

5

12500

Los Angeles - Angelino Heights

345

13789

Los Angeles - Arleta

7876

22915

Los Angeles - Atwater Village

1719

11721

Los Angeles - Baldwin Hills

3589

11531

Los Angeles - Bel Air

563

6679

Los Angeles - Beverly Crest

893

7130

Los Angeles - Beverlywood

1296

9838

Los Angeles - Boyle Heights*

19289

22201

Los Angeles - Brentwood

2134

6894

Los Angeles - Brookside

47

8090

Los Angeles - Cadillac-Corning

867

12175

Los Angeles - Canoga Park

10960

16787

Los Angeles - Carthay

1299

9044

Los Angeles - Central

8386

21507

Los Angeles - Century City

863

6746

Los Angeles - Century Palms/Cove

7238

21436

Los Angeles - Chatsworth

4615

12452

Los Angeles - Cheviot Hills

652

7109

Los Angeles - Chinatown

943

11757

Los Angeles - Cloverdale/Cochran

1947

13379

Los Angeles - Country Club Park

1841

12149

Los Angeles - Crenshaw District

1861

13457

Los Angeles - Crestview

1309

11515

Los Angeles - Del Rey

2670

8919

Los Angeles - Downtown*

5350

19450

Los Angeles - Eagle Rock

4380

11064

Los Angeles - East Hollywood

3769

12869

Los Angeles - Echo Park

1671

11721

Los Angeles - El Sereno

7099

16980

Los Angeles - Elysian Park

652

11415

Los Angeles - Elysian Valley

1491

14659

Los Angeles - Encino

4560

10095

Los Angeles - Exposition

440

13229

Los Angeles - Exposition Park

7253

16148

Los Angeles - Faircrest Heights

371

10306

Los Angeles - Figueroa Park Square

1613

18496

Los Angeles - Florence-Firestone

10528

22190

Los Angeles - Glassell Park

4048

12809

Los Angeles - Gramercy Place

1727

16044

Los Angeles - Granada Hills

8125

13963

Los Angeles - Green Meadows

4524

21037

Los Angeles - Hancock Park

1423

8351

Los Angeles - Harbor City

3210

11042

Los Angeles - Harbor Gateway

5948

13642

Los Angeles - Harbor Pines

221

9174

Los Angeles - Harvard Heights

2874

15936

Los Angeles - Harvard Park

8324

21943

Los Angeles - Highland Park

6669

13781

Los Angeles - Historic Filipinotown

2350

16943

Los Angeles - Hollywood

7661

11224

Los Angeles - Hollywood Hills

2326

7902

Los Angeles - Hyde Park

4661

16331

Los Angeles - Jefferson Park

1350

16722

Los Angeles - Koreatown

6353

12290

Los Angeles - Lafayette Square

631

13841

Los Angeles - Lake Balboa

6506

15415

Los Angeles - Lakeview Terrace

2663

20277

Los Angeles - Leimert Park

2058

13508

Los Angeles - Lincoln Heights

5788

17756

Los Angeles - Little Armenia

1323

16486

Los Angeles - Little Bangladesh

3235

11414

Los Angeles - Little Tokyo

487

15544

Los Angeles - Longwood

678

15753

Los Angeles - Los Feliz

1506

6970

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

10056

12943

Los Angeles - Mid-city

1518

10100

Los Angeles - Miracle Mile

1437

7990

Los Angeles - Mission Hills

5046

20917

Los Angeles - Mt. Washington

3282

13593

Los Angeles - North Hills

10796

17533

Los Angeles - North Hollywood

25053

16545

Los Angeles - Northridge

9316

13347

Los Angeles - Pacific Palisades

1163

5462

Los Angeles - Pacoima

19181

24917

Los Angeles - Palisades Highlands

207

5382

Los Angeles - Palms

3439

7838

Los Angeles - Panorama City

15221

20227

Los Angeles - Park La Brea

904

6657

Los Angeles - Pico-Union

7852

18766

Los Angeles - Playa Del Rey

178

5569

Los Angeles - Playa Vista

866

7911

Los Angeles - Porter Ranch

3308

9295

Los Angeles - Rancho Park

517

7881

Los Angeles - Regent Square

327

11763

Los Angeles - Reseda

13544

17678

Los Angeles - Reseda Ranch

825

17796

Los Angeles - Reynier Village

342

8089

Los Angeles - San Pedro*

9395

12039

Los Angeles - Shadow Hills

505

11369

Los Angeles - Sherman Oaks

8193

9390

Los Angeles - Silverlake

4210

9550

Los Angeles - South Carthay

992

9363

Los Angeles - South Park

8299

21862

Los Angeles - St Elmo Village

780

17016

Los Angeles - Studio City

1953

8703

Los Angeles - Sun Valley

10847

20668

Los Angeles - Sunland

2759

13519

Los Angeles - Sycamore Square

49

7573

Los Angeles - Sylmar*

18611

22587

Los Angeles - Tarzana

4162

13480

Los Angeles - Temple-Beaudry

5901

14946

Los Angeles - Thai Town

1133

11551

Los Angeles - Toluca Lake

753

8651

Los Angeles - Toluca Terrace

182

13936

Los Angeles - Toluca Woods

156

8396

Los Angeles - Tujunga

3608

12974

Los Angeles - University Hills

319

9303

Los Angeles - University Park

4178

15217

Los Angeles - Valley Glen

4649

15488

Los Angeles - Valley Village

2813

11379

Los Angeles - Van Nuys*

16946

18184

Los Angeles - Venice

2678

7903

Los Angeles - Vermont Knolls

3388

19698

Los Angeles - Vermont Square

1734

22646

Los Angeles - Vermont Vista

8799

21364

Los Angeles - Vernon Central

12293

23641

Los Angeles - Victoria Park

1199

14276

Los Angeles - View Heights

298

8067

Los Angeles - Watts

8722

20439

Los Angeles - Wellington Square

690

14039

Los Angeles - West Adams

4645

16811

Los Angeles - West Hills

3970

9792

Los Angeles - West Los Angeles

3287

8734

Los Angeles - West Vernon

11553

21536

Los Angeles - Westchester

3594

6965

Los Angeles - Westlake

8788

14806

Los Angeles - Westwood

3722

6879

Los Angeles - Wholesale District*

8436

23350

Los Angeles - Wilmington

9858

17452

Los Angeles - Wilshire Center

6547

13050

Los Angeles - Winnetka

8007

15462

Los Angeles - Woodland Hills

6890

10124

Unincorporated - Acton

761

9547

Unincorporated - Agua Dulce

401

9644

Unincorporated - Altadena

4076

9344

Unincorporated - Anaverde

178

11804

Unincorporated - Angeles National Forest

39

3133

Unincorporated - Arcadia

736

9222

Unincorporated - Athens-Westmont

7666

18062

Unincorporated - Athens Village

1191

24321

Unincorporated - Avocado Heights

1276

18834

Unincorporated - Azusa

2704

16982

Unincorporated - Bassett

2908

19626

Unincorporated - Bouquet Canyon

64

5965

Unincorporated - Bradbury

52

48148

Unincorporated - Canyon Country

1147

14842

Unincorporated - Castaic*

4459

16399

Unincorporated - Cerritos

76

12947

Unincorporated - Charter Oak

0

0

Unincorporated - Claremont

52

7407

Unincorporated - Covina

2750

16351

Unincorporated - Covina (Charter Oak)

1835

13961

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

27768

22167

Unincorporated - East Pasadena

240

3748

Unincorporated - East Rancho Dominguez

3138

20499

Unincorporated - East Whittier

581

10950

Unincorporated - El Camino Village

985

11205

Unincorporated - El Monte

24

16552

Unincorporated - Elizabeth Lake

116

6984

Unincorporated - Florence-Firestone

15125

23375

Unincorporated - Franklin Canyon

1

8333

Unincorporated - Glendora

84

12727

Unincorporated - Hacienda Heights

6077

10866

Unincorporated - Harbor Gateway

0

0

Unincorporated - Hawthorne

355

14121

Unincorporated - Hi Vista

56

5100

Unincorporated - Kagel/Lopez Canyons

310

21955

Unincorporated - La Crescenta-Montrose

1458

7363

Unincorporated - La Habra Heights

16

2367

Unincorporated - La Rambla

326

15711

Unincorporated - La Verne*

203

9951

Unincorporated - Ladera Heights

554

7835

Unincorporated - Lake Hughes

58

8683

Unincorporated - Lake Los Angeles

1909

14691

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

674

7162

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

1907

7934

Unincorporated - Padua Hills

14

6512

Unincorporated - Palmdale

128

15202

Unincorporated - Palos Verdes Peninsula

32

5153

Unincorporated - Pearblossom/Llano

179

9151

Unincorporated - Pellissier Village

191

30856

Unincorporated - Placerita Canyon

4

870

Unincorporated - Pomona

74

3818

Unincorporated - Quartz Hill

1640

12707

Unincorporated - Rancho Dominguez

477

17926

Unincorporated - Roosevelt

111

11923

Unincorporated - Rosewood

199

15474

Unincorporated - Rosewood/East Gardena

197

16513

Unincorporated - Rosewood/West Rancho Dominguez

602

17911

Unincorporated - Rowland Heights

4198

8228

Unincorporated - San Clemente Island

0

0

Unincorporated - San Francisquito Canyon/Bouquet Canyon

19

2214

Unincorporated - San Jose Hills

3907

19321

Unincorporated - San Pasqual

44

2162

Unincorporated - Sand Canyon

24

7792

Unincorporated - Santa Catalina Island

252

94382

Unincorporated - Santa Monica Mountains*

1017

5462

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

1064

12025

Unincorporated - South Whittier

9687

16357

Unincorporated - Southeast Antelope Valley

107

13700

Unincorporated - Stevenson Ranch

1720

8204

Unincorporated - Sun Village

1072

17760

Unincorporated - Sunrise Village

210

16204

Unincorporated - Twin Lakes/Oat Mountain

136

8203

Unincorporated - Val Verde

423

12783

Unincorporated - Valencia

278

9049

Unincorporated - Valinda

4308

18433

Unincorporated - View Park/Windsor Hills

1003

8621

Unincorporated - Walnut Park

3376

20913

Unincorporated - West Antelope Valley

66

4368

Unincorporated - West Carson

2728

12352

Unincorporated - West Chatsworth

4

33333

Unincorporated - West LA

210

22059

Unincorporated - West Puente Valley

1943

19756

Unincorporated - West Rancho Dominguez

232

17071

Unincorporated - West Whittier/Los Nietos

4879

18121

Unincorporated - Westfield/Academy Hills

62

4769

Unincorporated - Westhills

66

7867

Unincorporated - White Fence Farms

369

10019

Unincorporated - Whittier

372

9831

Unincorporated - Whittier Narrows

54

450000

Unincorporated - Willowbrook

7937

22734

Unincorporated - Wiseburn

641

10635

- Under Investigation

17367

These numbers are subject to change based on further investigation. 41 cases and 2 deaths 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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