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For Immediate Release:

January 03, 2022

With Pediatric Hospitalizations Increasing and In-Person Learning Resuming this Week, Parents and Children Are Urged to Take Precaution Amid Surging Transmission; 16,269 New Positive Cases and 8 New Deaths Due to COVID-19 in Los Angeles County

According to Public Health data, pediatric hospitalizations increased by nearly 190% between December 4th and December 25th. And while the numbers of children hospitalized remain very small, those 0-4 years old saw the biggest rise in rates with a 3.25-fold increase, followed by 12-to-17- year- old teens, who had a 3.0-fold increase, and 5-to-11 -year- old, who saw an increase of 1.5-fold. Cases among children have also increased by 197% from the two-week period starting on November 8th to the two-week period ending on December 26th.

With pediatric cases and hospitalizations rising and many children returning to in-person learning this week, Public Health asks that everyone focus on following the public health safety measures that reduce spread including wearing a medical grade mask indoors and in outdoor crowded spaces; testing all staff and students before or during the first few days of schools reopening; and strictly adhering to the revised quarantine and isolation requirements outlined in the LA County Health Officer Order issued on December 31. Along with getting vaccinated and boosted, these are critical steps to help reduce transmission in the community and at our schools.

This week, in an effort to increase capacity at schools to offer testing to returning students, LA County Public Health and the LA County Office of Education are working to distribute at-home test kits provided by the state for the county’s 1.4 million school aged students. Additionally, the L.A. County Home Test Collection program is offering free, at-home COVID nasal swab test kits via mail to all L.A. County residents who have experienced COVID-19 symptoms or believe they may have been exposed. These kits are free of charge and can be requested through the program’s website at www.covid19.lacounty.gov/hometest.

“I send my heartfelt condolences to everyone mourning the loss of a loved one to COVID-19,” said Dr. Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd, Director of Public Health. “As students return to the classroom, we all need to follow the public health safety measures in place to ensure our schools can open safely after the winter break. Because higher community transmission creates additional challenges at our schools, everyone needs to do their part to slow the spread of the virus.”

“Most importantly, given that vaccinations and boosters provide the most protection against COVID-19, reducing transmission and disruptions in learning at schools, families need to act urgently to get their school-aged children vaccinated,” Ferrer continued. “Additionally, staff, teachers and older teens should be getting their boosters as soon as they are eligible. An important protection from transmission of this airborne virus are well-fitting, higher-grade masks and these should be worn by everyone at schools when indoors and in outdoor crowded spaces. And where possible, children and staff should have a negative COVID-19 test the first week they return to the classroom. I am grateful to the state, our partners at LACOE, and school district administrators and staff for everything they are doing to distribute these test kits to the students so that there is an additional layer of safety as schools reopen for a new semester.”

Today, Public Health confirmed 8 additional deaths and 16,269 new cases of COVID-19. Today’s number of cases and deaths reflect the weekend reporting delays. Of the 8 new deaths reported today, two people were between the ages of 30 and 49, one was between the ages of 50-64, three were between the ages of 65-79, and two were over the age of 80 years old. Of the 8 newly reported deaths, 7 had underlying conditions. To date, the total number of deaths in L.A. County is 27,647.

Public Health has identified a total 1,757,522 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of L.A. County. Today’s positivity rate is 22.5%.

There are 1,792 people with COVID-19 currently hospitalized. Testing results are available for more than 10,113,300 individuals, with 16% of people testing positive.

While we continue to experience the surge in cases, Public Health is reminding residents to avoid visiting the emergency room unless they need emergency medical care. Residents should not be visiting the emergency department solely to get a COVID test or for minor complaints that could be resolved through their primary care physician. Emergency room visits should be reserved for those patients who are feeling severely ill – for example, those who are short of breath – or who have serious concerns about their health and who require immediate emergency care.

To keep workplaces and schools open, residents and workers are asked to:

Residents are legally required to be isolated if they have a positive COVID test result and that vaccinated close contacts with symptoms and unvaccinated close contacts need to quarantine. For updated isolation and quarantine guidance, please visit www.publichealth.lacounty.gov

COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective and are recommended for everyone 5 years old and older to help protect against COVID-19. Vaccinations are always free and open to eligible residents and workers regardless of immigration status. Appointments are not needed at all Public Health vaccination sites and many community sites where first, second, and third doses are available.

To find a vaccination site near you, or to make an appointment, please visit:

www.VaccinateLACounty.com (English) or www.VacunateLosAngeles.com (Spanish).

If you need assistance, you can also call 1-833-540-0473 for help:

Finding an appointment

Connect to free transportation to and from a vaccination site, or

Schedule a home visit if you are homebound.

For more information regarding COVID-19 in LA County you can also visit the Public Health website at www.publichealth.lacounty.gov here you will find information on:

COVID-19 sector protocols & best practices,

COVID-19 Vaccine Dashboards, and

COVID-19 Surveillance Interactive and, Recovery Dashboards

Please see additional information below:

Cases through 6:00pm 01/02/2022

Total Cases

NEW

Laboratory Confirmed Cases

1757522

16269

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

1667963

16269

-- Long Beach

73,646

0

-- Pasadena

15,913

0

Deaths

27647

8

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

26201

8

-- Long Beach

1075

0

-- Pasadena

371

0

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

- 0 to 4

44427

- 5 to 11

97111

- 12 to 17

106414

- 18 to 29

404798

- 30 to 49

561801

- 50 to 64

296470

- 65 to 79

115815

- over 80

40111

- Under Investigation

1016

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

- Female

843050

- Male

784186

- Other

808

- Under Investigation

39919

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

- American Indian/Alaska Native

2887

- Asian

86749

- Black

86875

- Hispanic/Latino

810181

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

6829

- White

223283

- Other

151548

- Under Investigation

299611

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

- Hospitalized (Ever)

111646

**DATA Under reported

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

- American Indian/Alaska Native

61

- Asian

3380

- Black

2343

- Hispanic/Latino

13845

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

97

- White

6238

- Other

202

- Under Investigation

35

CITY / COMMUNITY**

Cases

Case Rate

City of Agoura Hills

1959

9381

City of Alhambra

10191

11751

City of Arcadia

4420

7653

City of Artesia

2748

16362

City of Avalon

36

930

City of Azusa

8711

17408

City of Baldwin Park

16185

21083

City of Bell

8374

23049

City of Bell Gardens

9754

22646

City of Bellflower

14973

19262

City of Beverly Hills

5250

15209

City of Bradbury

46

4303

City of Burbank

14109

13164

City of Calabasas

2445

10052

City of Carson

14615

15573

City of Cerritos

4925

9837

City of Claremont

3654

10015

City of Commerce*

3005

22993

City of Compton

21898

21919

City of Covina

9331

19030

City of Cudahy

5918

24307

City of Culver City

4174

10470

City of Diamond Bar

5102

8871

City of Downey

23609

20662

City of Duarte

3269

14848

City of El Monte

21323

18183

City of El Segundo

1673

9967

City of Gardena

9479

15461

City of Glendale

30289

14668

City of Glendora

7373

13974

City of Hawaiian Gardens

2857

19467

City of Hawthorne

14915

16799

City of Hermosa Beach

2139

10874

City of Hidden Hills

182

9630

City of Huntington Park

13622

22900

City of Industry

219

50114

City of Inglewood

19799

17431

City of Irwindale

362

24812

City of La Canada Flintridge

1584

7655

City of La Habra Heights

134

2456

City of La Mirada

6540

13186

City of La Puente

8397

20633

City of La Verne

4519

13578

City of Lakewood

11486

14293

City of Lancaster*

33283

20600

City of Lawndale

5114

15214

City of Lomita

2438

11761

City of Lynwood*

16578

23010

City of Malibu

1043

8047

City of Manhattan Beach

3100

8611

City of Maywood

6273

22364

City of Monrovia

4930

12706

City of Montebello

13232

20555

City of Monterey Park

6772

10877

City of Norwalk

21307

19798

City of Palmdale

34056

21423

City of Palos Verdes Estates

934

6907

City of Paramount

12733

22728

City of Pico Rivera

14255

22175

City of Pomona

33418

21431

City of Rancho Palos Verdes

2864

6700

City of Redondo Beach

5864

8536

City of Rolling Hills

117

6031

City of Rolling Hills Estates

596

7346

City of Rosemead

6516

11772

City of San Dimas*

4922

14260

City of San Fernando

6836

27775

City of San Gabriel

4502

10993

City of San Marino

782

5890

City of Santa Clarita

34139

15488

City of Santa Fe Springs

3968

21607

City of Santa Monica

10245

11082

City of Sierra Madre

889

8090

City of Signal Hill

1803

15284

City of South El Monte

4275

20469

City of South Gate

23631

24075

City of South Pasadena

2374

9112

City of Temple City

3479

9543

City of Torrance

12869

8621

City of Vernon

155

74163

City of Walnut

2737

8964

City of West Covina

18294

16902

City of West Hollywood

5385

14573

City of Westlake Village

190

2273

City of Whittier

15342

17547

Los Angeles

718380

17761

Los Angeles - Adams-Normandie

1555

18959

Los Angeles - Alsace

2151

17284

Los Angeles - Angeles National Forest

5

12500

Los Angeles - Angelino Heights

416

16627

Los Angeles - Arleta

8778

25540

Los Angeles - Atwater Village

2174

14823

Los Angeles - Baldwin Hills

4397

14127

Los Angeles - Bel Air

892

10583

Los Angeles - Beverly Crest

1436

11465

Los Angeles - Beverlywood

1851

14051

Los Angeles - Boyle Heights*

21078

24260

Los Angeles - Brentwood

3388

10945

Los Angeles - Brookside

65

11188

Los Angeles - Cadillac-Corning

1068

14998

Los Angeles - Canoga Park

12500

19146

Los Angeles - Carthay

1885

13124

Los Angeles - Central

9083

23295

Los Angeles - Century City

1253

9795

Los Angeles - Century Palms/Cove

8197

24276

Los Angeles - Chatsworth

5624

15175

Los Angeles - Cheviot Hills

959

10457

Los Angeles - Chinatown

1215

15148

Los Angeles - Cloverdale/Cochran

2359

16210

Los Angeles - Country Club Park

2200

14519

Los Angeles - Crenshaw District

2287

16538

Los Angeles - Crestview

1809

15913

Los Angeles - Del Rey

3623

12102

Los Angeles - Downtown*

7112

25855

Los Angeles - Eagle Rock

5465

13804

Los Angeles - East Hollywood

4454

15208

Los Angeles - Echo Park

2130

14941

Los Angeles - El Sereno

8336

19939

Los Angeles - Elysian Park

832

14566

Los Angeles - Elysian Valley

1725

16960

Los Angeles - Encino

6200

13725

Los Angeles - Exposition

527

15845

Los Angeles - Exposition Park

8358

18608

Los Angeles - Faircrest Heights

514

14278

Los Angeles - Figueroa Park Square

1863

21362

Los Angeles - Florence-Firestone

11633

24519

Los Angeles - Glassell Park

4885

15457

Los Angeles - Gramercy Place

2065

19184

Los Angeles - Granada Hills

9813

16863

Los Angeles - Green Meadows

5061

23534

Los Angeles - Hancock Park

2033

11931

Los Angeles - Harbor City

3862

13285

Los Angeles - Harbor Gateway

6990

16032

Los Angeles - Harbor Pines

263

10917

Los Angeles - Harvard Heights

3207

17782

Los Angeles - Harvard Park

9266

24426

Los Angeles - Highland Park

8090

16718

Los Angeles - Historic Filipinotown

2692

19409

Los Angeles - Hollywood

10329

15133

Los Angeles - Hollywood Hills

3368

11443

Los Angeles - Hyde Park

5512

19313

Los Angeles - Jefferson Park

1541

19088

Los Angeles - Koreatown

7430

14373

Los Angeles - Lafayette Square

743

16297

Los Angeles - Lake Balboa

7634

18087

Los Angeles - Lakeview Terrace

3039

23140

Los Angeles - Leimert Park

2528

16593

Los Angeles - Lincoln Heights

6533

20042

Los Angeles - Little Armenia

1524

18991

Los Angeles - Little Bangladesh

3835

13531

Los Angeles - Little Tokyo

614

19598

Los Angeles - Longwood

810

18820

Los Angeles - Los Feliz

2243

10380

Los Angeles - Manchester Square

1485

17397

Los Angeles - Mandeville Canyon

301

9635

Los Angeles - Mar Vista

4236

9974

Los Angeles - Marina Peninsula

393

9014

Los Angeles - Melrose

12748

16408

Los Angeles - Mid-city

1982

13187

Los Angeles - Miracle Mile

2137

11882

Los Angeles - Mission Hills

5875

24353

Los Angeles - Mt. Washington

3999

16562

Los Angeles - North Hills

12211

19831

Los Angeles - North Hollywood

29564

19524

Los Angeles - Northridge

11265

16140

Los Angeles - Pacific Palisades

1813

8515

Los Angeles - Pacoima

21106

27418

Los Angeles - Palisades Highlands

321

8346

Los Angeles - Palms

4786

10908

Los Angeles - Panorama City

16864

22411

Los Angeles - Park La Brea

1284

9455

Los Angeles - Pico-Union

8632

20630

Los Angeles - Playa Del Rey

267

8354

Los Angeles - Playa Vista

1320

12058

Los Angeles - Porter Ranch

4184

11757

Los Angeles - Rancho Park

817

12454

Los Angeles - Regent Square

409

14712

Los Angeles - Reseda

15652

20429

Los Angeles - Reseda Ranch

919

19823

Los Angeles - Reynier Village

463

10951

Los Angeles - San Pedro*

11487

14720

Los Angeles - Shadow Hills

635

14295

Los Angeles - Sherman Oaks

11341

12998

Los Angeles - Silverlake

5718

12971

Los Angeles - South Carthay

1446

13648

Los Angeles - South Park

9057

23859

Los Angeles - St Elmo Village

881

19219

Los Angeles - Studio City

2742

12219

Los Angeles - Sun Valley

12283

23404

Los Angeles - Sunland

3330

16317

Los Angeles - Sycamore Square

72

11128

Los Angeles - Sylmar*

21450

26032

Los Angeles - Tarzana

5064

16401

Los Angeles - Temple-Beaudry

6831

17302

Los Angeles - Thai Town

1402

14293

Los Angeles - Toluca Lake

1035

11891

Los Angeles - Toluca Terrace

235

17994

Los Angeles - Toluca Woods

202

10872

Los Angeles - Tujunga

4321

15538

Los Angeles - University Hills

439

12803

Los Angeles - University Park

4928

17949

Los Angeles - Valley Glen

5545

18473

Los Angeles - Valley Village

3756

15194

Los Angeles - Van Nuys*

19035

20425

Los Angeles - Venice

4156

12265

Los Angeles - Vermont Knolls

3842

22337

Los Angeles - Vermont Square

1949

25454

Los Angeles - Vermont Vista

9688

23523

Los Angeles - Vernon Central

13265

25511

Los Angeles - Victoria Park

1364

16240

Los Angeles - View Heights

422

11424

Los Angeles - Watts

9623

22550

Los Angeles - Wellington Square

821

16704

Los Angeles - West Adams

5289

19142

Los Angeles - West Hills

5103

12586

Los Angeles - West Los Angeles

4677

12427

Los Angeles - West Vernon

12852

23958

Los Angeles - Westchester

5165

10009

Los Angeles - Westlake

9887

16657

Los Angeles - Westwood

5260

9721

Los Angeles - Wholesale District*

10121

28014

Los Angeles - Wilmington

11118

19682

Los Angeles - Wilshire Center

7649

15246

Los Angeles - Winnetka

9265

17891

Los Angeles - Woodland Hills

8880

13048

Unincorporated - Acton

935

11730

Unincorporated - Agua Dulce

490

11785

Unincorporated - Altadena

5178

11871

Unincorporated - Anaverde

204

13528

Unincorporated - Angeles National Forest

49

3936

Unincorporated - Arcadia

892

11177

Unincorporated - Athens-Westmont

8785

20699

Unincorporated - Athens Village

1355

27670

Unincorporated - Avocado Heights

1454

21461

Unincorporated - Azusa

3190

20034

Unincorporated - Bassett

3257

21982

Unincorporated - Bouquet Canyon

95

8854

Unincorporated - Bradbury

54

50000

Unincorporated - Canyon Country

1521

19682

Unincorporated - Castaic*

5138

18896

Unincorporated - Cerritos

92

15673

Unincorporated - Charter Oak

1

5000

Unincorporated - Claremont

61

8689

Unincorporated - Covina

3231

19210

Unincorporated - Covina (Charter Oak)

2206

16783

Unincorporated - Del Aire

553

12588

Unincorporated - Del Rey

55

17296

Unincorporated - Del Sur

314

13002

Unincorporated - Desert View Highlands

487

19535

Unincorporated - Duarte

1056

23848

Unincorporated - East Covina

54

16413

Unincorporated - East La Mirada

762

14399

Unincorporated - East Lancaster

20

17544

Unincorporated - East Los Angeles

30520

24364

Unincorporated - East Pasadena

255

3983

Unincorporated - East Rancho Dominguez

3432

22420

Unincorporated - East Whittier

687

12948

Unincorporated - El Camino Village

1180

13423

Unincorporated - El Monte

30

20690

Unincorporated - Elizabeth Lake

136

8188

Unincorporated - Florence-Firestone

16303

25196

Unincorporated - Franklin Canyon

1

8333

Unincorporated - Glendora

106

16061

Unincorporated - Hacienda Heights

7248

12960

Unincorporated - Harbor Gateway

0

0

Unincorporated - Hawthorne

402

15990

Unincorporated - Hi Vista

81

7377

Unincorporated - Kagel/Lopez Canyons

340

24079

Unincorporated - La Crescenta-Montrose

1852

9353

Unincorporated - La Habra Heights

17

2515

Unincorporated - La Rambla

383

18458

Unincorporated - La Verne*

267

13088

Unincorporated - Ladera Heights

786

11116

Unincorporated - Lake Hughes

83

12425

Unincorporated - Lake Los Angeles

2153

16569

Unincorporated - Lake Manor

209

12721

Unincorporated - Lakewood

0

0

Unincorporated - Lennox

4443

19710

Unincorporated - Leona Valley

193

11022

Unincorporated - Littlerock

748

18602

Unincorporated - Littlerock/Juniper Hills

187

14418

Unincorporated - Littlerock/Pearblossom

672

18829

Unincorporated - Llano

65

7412

Unincorporated - Marina del Rey

1078

11455

Unincorporated - Miracle Mile

0

0

Unincorporated - Monrovia

532

13708

Unincorporated - Newhall

72

32727

Unincorporated - North Lancaster

224

18698

Unincorporated - North Whittier

1532

18325

Unincorporated - Northeast San Gabriel

2380

9902

Unincorporated - Padua Hills

16

7442

Unincorporated - Palmdale

144

17102

Unincorporated - Palos Verdes Peninsula

40

6441

Unincorporated - Pearblossom/Llano

213

10890

Unincorporated - Pellissier Village

210

33926

Unincorporated - Placerita Canyon

7

1522

Unincorporated - Pomona

95

4902

Unincorporated - Quartz Hill

2037

15783

Unincorporated - Rancho Dominguez

577

21684

Unincorporated - Roosevelt

126

13534

Unincorporated - Rosewood

246

19129

Unincorporated - Rosewood/East Gardena

236

19782

Unincorporated - Rosewood/West Rancho Dominguez

687

20440

Unincorporated - Rowland Heights

5004

9808

Unincorporated - San Clemente Island

0

0

Unincorporated - San Francisquito Canyon/Bouquet Canyon

26

3030

Unincorporated - San Jose Hills

4267

21102

Unincorporated - San Pasqual

48

2359

Unincorporated - Sand Canyon

26

8442

Unincorporated - Santa Catalina Island

327

122472

Unincorporated - Santa Monica Mountains*

1506

8088

Unincorporated - Saugus

205

132258

Unincorporated - Saugus/Canyon Country

57

16011

Unincorporated - South Antelope Valley

60

13187

Unincorporated - South El Monte

446

24847

Unincorporated - South San Gabriel

1239

14003

Unincorporated - South Whittier

11047

18654

Unincorporated - Southeast Antelope Valley

122

15621

Unincorporated - Stevenson Ranch

2403

11461

Unincorporated - Sun Village

1192

19748

Unincorporated - Sunrise Village

248

19136

Unincorporated - Twin Lakes/Oat Mountain

177

10676

Unincorporated - Val Verde

517

15624

Unincorporated - Valencia

401

13053

Unincorporated - Valinda

4912

21018

Unincorporated - View Park/Windsor Hills

1411

12127

Unincorporated - Walnut Park

3773

23372

Unincorporated - West Antelope Valley

83

5493

Unincorporated - West Carson

3275

14828

Unincorporated - West Chatsworth

4

33333

Unincorporated - West LA

253

26576

Unincorporated - West Puente Valley

2222

22593

Unincorporated - West Rancho Dominguez

271

19941

Unincorporated - West Whittier/Los Nietos

5498

20420

Unincorporated - Westfield/Academy Hills

87

6692

Unincorporated - Westhills

81

9654

Unincorporated - White Fence Farms

478

12979

Unincorporated - Whittier

452

11945

Unincorporated - Whittier Narrows

56

466667

Unincorporated - Willowbrook

8902

25498

Unincorporated - Wiseburn

838

13904

- Under Investigation

27525




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