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For Immediate Release:

October 20, 2021

Public Health Urges Everyone to View or Attend Sports Events Safely - 31 New Deaths and 1,267 New Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 in Los Angeles County

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) urges everyone viewing or attending sports events to do so safely. The best way to enjoy viewing or attending sports events safely is to be vaccinated, masked up, and prepared to comply with public health directives.

Last October, Public Health saw increases in cases that coincided with more frequent gatherings to watch sporting events, including celebrating the Lakers’ and Dodgers’ victories. Although these gatherings occurred before vaccinations were available, many people gathered without distancing or wearing face coverings, frequently inside. Unfortunately, this often led to COVID-19 transmission among groups.

The County is currently in a much better place, with over 60% of the nearly 10.3 million L.A. County residents fully vaccinated. However, the persistent circulation of the highly transmissible Delta variant makes it much more likely that infected people can spread the virus in crowded places.

Before going to your favorite sports bar, all adults and accompanying teens attending need to have had at least one dose of vaccine (if before November 4) or are fully vaccinated (if on or after November 4). Bring proof of vaccination and a photo ID for everyone in your party, and plan to wear masks indoors except when actively eating or drinking. People may wish to consider using the outdoor areas of the establishment to be extra safe.

Everyone heading to a local venue to see a live game must make sure they and any accompanying teens are fully vaccinated or have had a recent negative COVID test. Attendees should plan to bring proof of vaccination or negative testing for every person in their party, and photo identification for everyone 18 and over. Once at the game, they should plan to wear masks except when actively eating or drinking.

Please note that these rules are set by L.A. County and establishments are legally required to comply.

Today, Public Health confirms 31 new deaths and 1,267 new cases of COVID-19. Of the 31 new deaths reported today, five people who passed away were over the age of 80, nine people who died were between the ages of 65 and 79, five people who died were between the ages of 50 and 64, five people who died were between the ages of 30 and 49, and two people who died were between the ages of 18 and 29. Five deaths were reported by the City of Long Beach. To date, Public Health has identified 1,480,656 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of L.A. County and a total of 26,473 deaths.

There are 635 people with COVID-19 currently hospitalized, and 28% of these people are in the ICU. Testing results are available for nearly 8,925,000 individuals with 15% of people testing positive. Today’s test positivity rate is 0.9%.

"Our hearts go out to everyone who has suffered the loss of a friend or loved one to COVID-19,” said Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd, Director of Public Health. “We know COVID-19 spreads more easily in settings where people are singing and chanting close together without their mask on, as we often do at parties or celebrations. The risk is especially high when these activities are done indoors. While we cheer on our teams, let’s continue working together to avoid a winter surge that forces us to take steps backwards on our recovery journey. The best way to do this is by being vaccinated if we plan on entering places where there is an increased risk of virus transmission.”

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. Vaccinations are widely available throughout L.A. County and are always free and open to eligible residents and workers regardless of immigration status.

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.

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

1480656

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

1402505

-- Long Beach

64744

-- Pasadena

13407

Deaths

26473

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

25083

-- Long Beach

1027

-- Pasadena

363

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

- 0 to 4

36905

- 5 to 11

78419

- 12 to 17

88856

- 18 to 29

332762

- 30 to 49

465796

- 50 to 64

258758

- 65 to 79

103255

- over 80

36918

- Under Investigation

836

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

- Female

707109

- Male

663381

- Other

745

- Under Investigation

31270

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

- American Indian/Alaska Native

2394

- Asian

66982

- Black

67313

- Hispanic/Latino

723879

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

5162

- White

172523

- Other

118622

- Under Investigation

245630

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

- Hospitalized (Ever)

105012

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

- American Indian/Alaska Native

56

- Asian

3287

- Black

2201

- Hispanic/Latino

13323

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

88

- White

5895

- Other

202

- Under Investigation

31

CITY / COMMUNITY**

Cases

Case Rate

City of Agoura Hills

1443

6910

City of Alhambra

8197

9452

City of Arcadia

3369

5833

City of Artesia

2436

14504

City of Avalon

32

827

City of Azusa

7436

14860

City of Baldwin Park

14653

19087

City of Bell

7567

20827

City of Bell Gardens

9090

21105

City of Bellflower

12998

16721

City of Beverly Hills

3622

10492

City of Bradbury

42

3929

City of Burbank

11199

10449

City of Calabasas

1771

7281

City of Carson

12084

12876

City of Cerritos

3749

7488

City of Claremont

2851

7814

City of Commerce*

2702

20675

City of Compton

19652

19671

City of Covina

7694

15692

City of Cudahy

5381

22101

City of Culver City

2927

7342

City of Diamond Bar

4018

6986

City of Downey

20433

17882

City of Duarte

2763

12550

City of El Monte

19097

16285

City of El Segundo

1080

6434

City of Gardena

7831

12773

City of Glendale

24731

11977

City of Glendora

5962

11299

City of Hawaiian Gardens

2575

17546

City of Hawthorne

12667

14267

City of Hermosa Beach

1576

8012

City of Hidden Hills

135

7143

City of Huntington Park

12400

20846

City of Industry

191

43707

City of Inglewood

16791

14783

City of Irwindale

303

20768

City of La Canada Flintridge

1094

5287

City of La Habra Heights

131

2401

City of La Mirada

5381

10849

City of La Puente

7496

18419

City of La Verne

3555

10681

City of Lakewood

9381

11673

City of Lancaster*

28414

17586

City of Lawndale

4280

12733

City of Lomita

1944

9378

City of Lynwood*

14927

20718

City of Malibu

671

5177

City of Manhattan Beach

2076

5767

City of Maywood

5759

20532

City of Monrovia

4001

10312

City of Montebello

11524

17901

City of Monterey Park

5602

8997

City of Norwalk

18526

17214

City of Palmdale

29709

18689

City of Palos Verdes Estates

675

4992

City of Paramount

11406

20359

City of Pico Rivera

12561

19540

City of Pomona

29238

18751

City of Rancho Palos Verdes

2132

4987

City of Redondo Beach

4130

6012

City of Rolling Hills

84

4330

City of Rolling Hills Estates

434

5349

City of Rosemead

5585

10090

City of San Dimas*

3984

11542

City of San Fernando

5996

24362

City of San Gabriel

3666

8952

City of San Marino

471

3547

City of Santa Clarita

27083

12287

City of Santa Fe Springs

3373

18367

City of Santa Monica

6665

7210

City of Sierra Madre

636

5788

City of Signal Hill

1464

12410

City of South El Monte

3840

18386

City of South Gate

21161

21559

City of South Pasadena

1712

6571

City of Temple City

2754

7555

City of Torrance

9709

6504

City of Vernon

141

67464

City of Walnut

2147

7032

City of West Covina

15216

14058

City of West Hollywood

3621

9799

City of Westlake Village

153

1830

City of Whittier

13146

15036

Los Angeles

603532

14922

Los Angeles - Adams-Normandie

1364

16630

Los Angeles - Alsace

1856

14914

Los Angeles - Angeles National Forest

5

12500

Los Angeles - Angelino Heights

345

13789

Los Angeles - Arleta

7879

22924

Los Angeles - Atwater Village

1719

11721

Los Angeles - Baldwin Hills

3590

11534

Los Angeles - Bel Air

563

6679

Los Angeles - Beverly Crest

893

7130

Los Angeles - Beverlywood

1300

9869

Los Angeles - Boyle Heights*

19305

22219

Los Angeles - Brentwood

2137

6904

Los Angeles - Brookside

47

8090

Los Angeles - Cadillac-Corning

868

12189

Los Angeles - Canoga Park

10972

16805

Los Angeles - Carthay

1300

9051

Los Angeles - Central

8391

21520

Los Angeles - Century City

864

6754

Los Angeles - Century Palms/Cove

7245

21456

Los Angeles - Chatsworth

4618

12461

Los Angeles - Cheviot Hills

653

7120

Los Angeles - Chinatown

943

11757

Los Angeles - Cloverdale/Cochran

1948

13386

Los Angeles - Country Club Park

1842

12156

Los Angeles - Crenshaw District

1861

13457

Los Angeles - Crestview

1313

11550

Los Angeles - Del Rey

2673

8929

Los Angeles - Downtown*

5357

19475

Los Angeles - Eagle Rock

4383

11071

Los Angeles - East Hollywood

3771

12876

Los Angeles - Echo Park

1674

11742

Los Angeles - El Sereno

7101

16985

Los Angeles - Elysian Park

653

11432

Los Angeles - Elysian Valley

1492

14669

Los Angeles - Encino

4564

10104

Los Angeles - Exposition

441

13259

Los Angeles - Exposition Park

7255

16152

Los Angeles - Faircrest Heights

371

10306

Los Angeles - Figueroa Park Square

1613

18496

Los Angeles - Florence-Firestone

10534

22203

Los Angeles - Glassell Park

4049

12812

Los Angeles - Gramercy Place

1730

16072

Los Angeles - Granada Hills

8128

13968

Los Angeles - Green Meadows

4528

21056

Los Angeles - Hancock Park

1423

8351

Los Angeles - Harbor City

3213

11053

Los Angeles - Harbor Gateway

5948

13642

Los Angeles - Harbor Pines

221

9174

Los Angeles - Harvard Heights

2874

15936

Los Angeles - Harvard Park

8325

21945

Los Angeles - Highland Park

6672

13788

Los Angeles - Historic Filipinotown

2350

16943

Los Angeles - Hollywood

7671

11239

Los Angeles - Hollywood Hills

2328

7909

Los Angeles - Hyde Park

4666

16348

Los Angeles - Jefferson Park

1352

16747

Los Angeles - Koreatown

6357

12298

Los Angeles - Lafayette Square

631

13841

Los Angeles - Lake Balboa

6511

15427

Los Angeles - Lakeview Terrace

2664

20285

Los Angeles - Leimert Park

2059

13515

Los Angeles - Lincoln Heights

5791

17765

Los Angeles - Little Armenia

1324

16498

Los Angeles - Little Bangladesh

3236

11417

Los Angeles - Little Tokyo

488

15576

Los Angeles - Longwood

678

15753

Los Angeles - Los Feliz

1508

6979

Los Angeles - Manchester Square

1259

14749

Los Angeles - Mandeville Canyon

203

6498

Los Angeles - Mar Vista

2894

6814

Los Angeles - Marina Peninsula

236

5413

Los Angeles - Melrose

10065

12954

Los Angeles - Mid-city

1520

10113

Los Angeles - Miracle Mile

1439

8001

Los Angeles - Mission Hills

5049

20929

Los Angeles - Mt. Washington

3284

13601

Los Angeles - North Hills

10805

17548

Los Angeles - North Hollywood

25077

16561

Los Angeles - Northridge

9326

13362

Los Angeles - Pacific Palisades

1164

5467

Los Angeles - Pacoima

19195

24935

Los Angeles - Palisades Highlands

209

5434

Los Angeles - Palms

3444

7849

Los Angeles - Panorama City

15226

20234

Los Angeles - Park La Brea

904

6657

Los Angeles - Pico-Union

7855

18773

Los Angeles - Playa Del Rey

180

5632

Los Angeles - Playa Vista

867

7920

Los Angeles - Porter Ranch

3314

9312

Los Angeles - Rancho Park

517

7881

Los Angeles - Regent Square

327

11763

Los Angeles - Reseda

13555

17692

Los Angeles - Reseda Ranch

825

17796

Los Angeles - Reynier Village

342

8089

Los Angeles - San Pedro*

9397

12042

Los Angeles - Shadow Hills

506

11391

Los Angeles - Sherman Oaks

8201

9399

Los Angeles - Silverlake

4216

9564

Los Angeles - South Carthay

993

9372

Los Angeles - South Park

8302

21870

Los Angeles - St Elmo Village

781

17038

Los Angeles - Studio City

1956

8717

Los Angeles - Sun Valley

10855

20683

Los Angeles - Sunland

2761

13529

Los Angeles - Sycamore Square

49

7573

Los Angeles - Sylmar*

18622

22600

Los Angeles - Tarzana

4167

13496

Los Angeles - Temple-Beaudry

5903

14951

Los Angeles - Thai Town

1134

11561

Los Angeles - Toluca Lake

754

8663

Los Angeles - Toluca Terrace

183

14012

Los Angeles - Toluca Woods

156

8396

Los Angeles - Tujunga

3610

12981

Los Angeles - University Hills

319

9303

Los Angeles - University Park

4179

15221

Los Angeles - Valley Glen

4654

15505

Los Angeles - Valley Village

2815

11388

Los Angeles - Van Nuys*

16948

18186

Los Angeles - Venice

2682

7915

Los Angeles - Vermont Knolls

3388

19698

Los Angeles - Vermont Square

1735

22659

Los Angeles - Vermont Vista

8803

21374

Los Angeles - Vernon Central

12302

23659

Los Angeles - Victoria Park

1199

14276

Los Angeles - View Heights

298

8067

Los Angeles - Watts

8728

20453

Los Angeles - Wellington Square

690

14039

Los Angeles - West Adams

4648

16822

Los Angeles - West Hills

3978

9811

Los Angeles - West Los Angeles

3290

8742

Los Angeles - West Vernon

11559

21548

Los Angeles - Westchester

3596

6969

Los Angeles - Westlake

8793

14814

Los Angeles - Westwood

3725

6884

Los Angeles - Wholesale District*

8457

23408

Los Angeles - Wilmington

9869

17471

Los Angeles - Wilshire Center

6549

13054

Los Angeles - Winnetka

8010

15468

Los Angeles - Woodland Hills

6895

10132

Unincorporated - Acton

764

9585

Unincorporated - Agua Dulce

402

9668

Unincorporated - Altadena

4081

9356

Unincorporated - Anaverde

178

11804

Unincorporated - Angeles National Forest

39

3133

Unincorporated - Arcadia

737

9234

Unincorporated - Athens-Westmont

7673

18079

Unincorporated - Athens Village

1190

24301

Unincorporated - Avocado Heights

1276

18834

Unincorporated - Azusa

2708

17007

Unincorporated - Bassett

2908

19626

Unincorporated - Bouquet Canyon

66

6151

Unincorporated - Bradbury

52

48148

Unincorporated - Canyon Country

1148

14855

Unincorporated - Castaic*

4459

16399

Unincorporated - Cerritos

76

12947

Unincorporated - Charter Oak

0

0

Unincorporated - Claremont

52

7407

Unincorporated - Covina

2753

16368

Unincorporated - Covina (Charter Oak)

1839

13991

Unincorporated - Del Aire

391

8901

Unincorporated - Del Rey

41

12893

Unincorporated - Del Sur

245

10145

Unincorporated - Desert View Highlands

429

17208

Unincorporated - Duarte

951

21477

Unincorporated - East Covina

47

14286

Unincorporated - East La Mirada

643

12150

Unincorporated - East Lancaster

19

16667

Unincorporated - East Los Angeles

27782

22178

Unincorporated - East Pasadena

240

3748

Unincorporated - East Rancho Dominguez

3141

20519

Unincorporated - East Whittier

582

10969

Unincorporated - El Camino Village

988

11239

Unincorporated - El Monte

24

16552

Unincorporated - Elizabeth Lake

116

6984

Unincorporated - Florence-Firestone

15134

23389

Unincorporated - Franklin Canyon

1

8333

Unincorporated - Glendora

84

12727

Unincorporated - Hacienda Heights

6078

10868

Unincorporated - Harbor Gateway

0

0

Unincorporated - Hawthorne

355

14121

Unincorporated - Hi Vista

56

5100

Unincorporated - Kagel/Lopez Canyons

310

21955

Unincorporated - La Crescenta-Montrose

1459

7368

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

1910

14699

Unincorporated - Lake Manor

182

11077

Unincorporated - Lakewood

0

0

Unincorporated - Lennox

3942

17487

Unincorporated - Leona Valley

151

8624

Unincorporated - Littlerock

645

16041

Unincorporated - Littlerock/Juniper Hills

147

11334

Unincorporated - Littlerock/Pearblossom

618

17316

Unincorporated - Llano

56

6385

Unincorporated - Marina del Rey

676

7183

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

5

1087

Unincorporated - Pomona

74

3818

Unincorporated - Quartz Hill

1643

12731

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

4200

8232

Unincorporated - San Clemente Island

0

0

Unincorporated - San Francisquito Canyon/Bouquet Canyon

19

2214

Unincorporated - San Jose Hills

3909

19331

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

396

22061

Unincorporated - South San Gabriel

1066

12048

Unincorporated - South Whittier

9697

16374

Unincorporated - Southeast Antelope Valley

107

13700

Unincorporated - Stevenson Ranch

1725

8228

Unincorporated - Sun Village

1074

17793

Unincorporated - Sunrise Village

210

16204

Unincorporated - Twin Lakes/Oat Mountain

136

8203

Unincorporated - Val Verde

424

12814

Unincorporated - Valencia

280

9115

Unincorporated - Valinda

4308

18433

Unincorporated - View Park/Windsor Hills

1003

8621

Unincorporated - Walnut Park

3377

20919

Unincorporated - West Antelope Valley

66

4368

Unincorporated - West Carson

2733

12374

Unincorporated - West Chatsworth

4

33333

Unincorporated - West LA

210

22059

Unincorporated - West Puente Valley

1943

19756

Unincorporated - West Rancho Dominguez

234

17219

Unincorporated - West Whittier/Los Nietos

4879

18121

Unincorporated - Westfield/Academy Hills

62

4769

Unincorporated - Westhills

66

7867

Unincorporated - White Fence Farms

371

10073

Unincorporated - Whittier

372

9831

Unincorporated - Whittier Narrows

54

450000

Unincorporated - Willowbrook

7941

22745

Unincorporated - Wiseburn

642

10652

- Under Investigation

17383

These numbers are subject to change based on further investigation. 32 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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