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For Immediate Release:

January 04, 2022

Despite Surging Transmission, Vaccines Still Prove to be the Best Protection from ICU Admission and Death - 21,790 New Positive Cases and 24 New Deaths Due to COVID-19 in Los Angeles County

Although cases have increased among vaccinated people over the past few weeks, Public Health data suggests that vaccines remain extremely protective against the most severe outcomes from COVID infections.

Rate ratios are a key metric for evaluating the protection offered by vaccines. These ratios compare rates of an outcome in unvaccinated people with rates of the same outcome in fully vaccinated people; the higher the rate ratio, the more protective the vaccine is against the outcome.

From December 15-28th, the rate ratio for ICU admission was 21.3, indicating the risk of ICU admission was 21.3 times higher among unvaccinated individuals than among fully vaccinated individuals. For the week of December 19-25th, the age-adjusted death rate in unvaccinated people was 4.5 per 100,000 and 0.02 per 100,000 in vaccinated individuals, yielding a rate ratio for deaths of 22.3 overall. Of note, the rate ratio for deaths has held steady over the course of the latest surge. While increases in deaths generally lag behind transmission surges, increasing the number of people who are vaccinated will help reduce the worst outcomes of Covid infections.

“I send my heartfelt condolences to those families who have lost a loved one due to COVID-19,” said Dr. Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd, Director of Public Health. “Even as transmission surges, we are seeing that vaccines are doing what they were intended to do, which is protect people from getting severely ill due to Covid.”

“We are grateful to the 80% of eligible residents who have already received at least one dose of vaccine – and we hope that the almost 2 million people who have yet to be vaccinated take time to talk with their health care provider to receive additional information about the safety and effectiveness of the vaccines,” Ferrer continued. “Choosing not to take the vaccine during this explosive winter surge is very risky since so many of those ill with Covid in the intensive care units at hospitals are unvaccinated, and tragically, some of these individuals will not survive. So, as we start this new year, please protect yourselves by getting vaccinated and boosted if eligible and give others around you the peace of mind that comes from reducing the risk of a terrible outcome as more and more people are infected with this virus.”

Today, Public Health confirmed 24 additional deaths and 21,790 new cases of COVID-19. Of the 24 new deaths reported today, one person was between the ages of 18 and 29, two people were between the ages of 30 and 49, four were between the ages of 50-64, seven were between the ages of 65-79, and nine were over the age of 80 years old. Of the 24 newly reported deaths, 20 had underlying conditions. Information on the one death reported by the City of Pasadena is available at www.CityofPasdena.net To date, the total number of deaths in L.A. County is 27,671.

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:

· Get tested to help reduce the spread, especially if you traveled for the holidays, have had a possible exposure, or have symptoms, or are gathering with people not in your household

· Adhere to masking requirements when indoors or at crowded outdoor spaces, regardless of vaccination status

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 01/03/2022

Total Cases

Laboratory Confirmed Cases

1780154

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

1687740

-- Long Beach

75,455

-- Pasadena

16,959

Deaths

27671

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

26224

-- Long Beach

1075

-- Pasadena

372

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

- 0 to 4

45157

- 5 to 11

98431

- 12 to 17

107838

- 18 to 29

409633

- 30 to 49

568805

- 50 to 64

299648

- 65 to 79

116862

- over 80

40341

- Under Investigation

1025

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

- Female

853721

- Male

792999

- Other

815

- Under Investigation

40205

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

- American Indian/Alaska Native

2919

- Asian

88251

- Black

88155

- Hispanic/Latino

817243

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

6976

- White

226210

- Other

154074

- Under Investigation

303912

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

- Hospitalized (Ever)

111701

**DATA Under reported

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

- American Indian/Alaska Native

61

- Asian

3383

- Black

2345

- Hispanic/Latino

13856

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

97

- White

6244

- Other

203

- Under Investigation

35

CITY / COMMUNITY**

Cases

Case Rate

Deaths

City of Agoura Hills

2010

9625

20

City of Alhambra

10339

11922

223

City of Arcadia

4505

7800

150

City of Artesia

2771

16499

81

City of Avalon

36

930

0

City of Azusa

8865

17716

137

City of Baldwin Park

16474

21459

349

City of Bell

8425

23189

129

City of Bell Gardens

9828

22818

124

City of Bellflower

15180

19528

219

City of Beverly Hills

5336

15458

36

City of Bradbury

46

4303

0

City of Burbank

14307

13349

268

City of Calabasas

2490

10237

34

City of Carson

14830

15802

275

City of Cerritos

5016

10019

63

City of Claremont

3705

10155

66

City of Commerce*

3040

23261

42

City of Compton

22126

22147

293

City of Covina

9525

19426

186

City of Cudahy

6015

24705

67

City of Culver City

4251

10663

117

City of Diamond Bar

5218

9072

94

City of Downey

23932

20945

333

City of Duarte

3324

15098

105

City of El Monte

21505

18338

470

City of El Segundo

1722

10259

10

City of Gardena

9580

15626

228

City of Glendale

30586

14812

729

City of Glendora

7517

14246

212

City of Hawaiian Gardens

2889

19685

27

City of Hawthorne

15095

17001

249

City of Hermosa Beach

2172

11042

11

City of Hidden Hills

189

10000

2

City of Huntington Park

13706

23041

192

City of Industry

223

51030

5

City of Inglewood

20009

17616

360

City of Irwindale

369

25291

7

City of La Canada Flintridge

1605

7756

17

City of La Habra Heights

135

2475

2

City of La Mirada

6629

13365

141

City of La Puente

8526

20950

137

City of La Verne

4610

13851

67

City of Lakewood

11660

14509

137

City of Lancaster*

33582

20785

368

City of Lawndale

5189

15437

60

City of Lomita

2468

11906

47

City of Lynwood*

16742

23238

265

City of Malibu

1092

8425

13

City of Manhattan Beach

3137

8714

19

City of Maywood

6320

22532

99

City of Monrovia

4992

12866

87

City of Montebello

13376

20778

243

City of Monterey Park

6862

11021

210

City of Norwalk

21570

20042

428

City of Palmdale

34358

21613

382

City of Palos Verdes Estates

951

7033

10

City of Paramount

12851

22939

180

City of Pico Rivera

14434

22453

296

City of Pomona

33852

21710

514

City of Rancho Palos Verdes

2930

6854

69

City of Redondo Beach

5973

8695

58

City of Rolling Hills

121

6237

3

City of Rolling Hills Estates

612

7543

8

City of Rosemead

6574

11877

169

City of San Dimas*

5020

14544

103

City of San Fernando

6903

28047

73

City of San Gabriel

4550

11110

220

City of San Marino

801

6033

10

City of Santa Clarita

34799

15787

310

City of Santa Fe Springs

4033

21961

49

City of Santa Monica

10391

11240

198

City of Sierra Madre

901

8199

14

City of Signal Hill

1835

15555

11

City of South El Monte

4323

20699

77

City of South Gate

23842

24290

267

City of South Pasadena

2413

9262

49

City of Temple City

3537

9702

130

City of Torrance

13075

8759

253

City of Vernon

156

74641

0

City of Walnut

2793

9148

41

City of West Covina

18626

17209

310

City of West Hollywood

5443

14730

45

City of Westlake Village

191

2285

1

City of Whittier

15519

17750

289

Los Angeles

725735

17943

10907

Los Angeles - Adams-Normandie

1568

19117

18

Los Angeles - Alsace

2180

17517

23

Los Angeles - Angeles National Forest

5

12500

0

Los Angeles - Angelino Heights

420

16787

6

Los Angeles - Arleta

8879

25834

127

Los Angeles - Atwater Village

2201

15008

29

Los Angeles - Baldwin Hills

4455

14313

82

Los Angeles - Bel Air

910

10796

3

Los Angeles - Beverly Crest

1461

11665

7

Los Angeles - Beverlywood

1873

14218

4

Los Angeles - Boyle Heights*

21236

24442

330

Los Angeles - Brentwood

3452

11152

21

Los Angeles - Brookside

66

11360

2

Los Angeles - Cadillac-Corning

1075

15096

11

Los Angeles - Canoga Park

12626

19339

183

Los Angeles - Carthay

1912

13312

79

Los Angeles - Central

9124

23400

144

Los Angeles - Century City

1283

10030

16

Los Angeles - Century Palms/Cove

8252

24439

114

Los Angeles - Chatsworth

5724

15445

92

Los Angeles - Cheviot Hills

984

10729

9

Los Angeles - Chinatown

1226

15285

16

Los Angeles - Cloverdale/Cochran

2396

16464

29

Los Angeles - Country Club Park

2221

14657

84

Los Angeles - Crenshaw District

2315

16740

36

Los Angeles - Crestview

1828

16080

47

Los Angeles - Del Rey

3663

12236

35

Los Angeles - Downtown*

7173

26077

58

Los Angeles - Eagle Rock

5538

13989

123

Los Angeles - East Hollywood

4490

15331

135

Los Angeles - Echo Park

2149

15074

24

Los Angeles - El Sereno

8424

20149

118

Los Angeles - Elysian Park

837

14653

5

Los Angeles - Elysian Valley

1747

17176

28

Los Angeles - Encino

6317

13984

76

Los Angeles - Exposition

533

16025

7

Los Angeles - Exposition Park

8424

18755

94

Los Angeles - Faircrest Heights

524

14556

3

Los Angeles - Figueroa Park Square

1879

21546

32

Los Angeles - Florence-Firestone

11686

24631

138

Los Angeles - Glassell Park

4952

15669

64

Los Angeles - Gramercy Place

2093

19444

35

Los Angeles - Granada Hills

9961

17118

207

Los Angeles - Green Meadows

5089

23664

57

Los Angeles - Hancock Park

2055

12061

7

Los Angeles - Harbor City

3907

13440

39

Los Angeles - Harbor Gateway

7045

16158

88

Los Angeles - Harbor Pines

269

11166

2

Los Angeles - Harvard Heights

3232

17921

73

Los Angeles - Harvard Park

9329

24592

112

Los Angeles - Highland Park

8186

16916

116

Los Angeles - Historic Filipinotown

2719

19603

82

Los Angeles - Hollywood

10441

15297

83

Los Angeles - Hollywood Hills

3423

11629

27

Los Angeles - Hyde Park

5561

19484

95

Los Angeles - Jefferson Park

1552

19225

17

Los Angeles - Koreatown

7483

14476

132

Los Angeles - Lafayette Square

747

16385

9

Los Angeles - Lake Balboa

7722

18296

75

Los Angeles - Lakeview Terrace

3070

23376

44

Los Angeles - Leimert Park

2554

16764

25

Los Angeles - Lincoln Heights

6595

20232

196

Los Angeles - Little Armenia

1535

19128

91

Los Angeles - Little Bangladesh

3867

13644

36

Los Angeles - Little Tokyo

617

19694

12

Los Angeles - Longwood

819

19029

9

Los Angeles - Los Feliz

2285

10575

29

Los Angeles - Manchester Square

1498

17549

16

Los Angeles - Mandeville Canyon

309

9891

1

Los Angeles - Mar Vista

4307

10141

37

Los Angeles - Marina Peninsula

399

9151

2

Los Angeles - Melrose

12875

16571

231

Los Angeles - Mid-city

2014

13400

46

Los Angeles - Miracle Mile

2160

12010

20

Los Angeles - Mission Hills

5961

24710

134

Los Angeles - Mt. Washington

4046

16757

67

Los Angeles - North Hills

12343

20045

165

Los Angeles - North Hollywood

29846

19711

405

Los Angeles - Northridge

11403

16337

197

Los Angeles - Pacific Palisades

1849

8684

15

Los Angeles - Pacoima

21289

27656

251

Los Angeles - Palisades Highlands

329

8554

1

Los Angeles - Palms

4858

11072

69

Los Angeles - Panorama City

17028

22629

295

Los Angeles - Park La Brea

1292

9514

1

Los Angeles - Pico-Union

8682

20749

250

Los Angeles - Playa Del Rey

276

8636

1

Los Angeles - Playa Vista

1350

12332

12

Los Angeles - Porter Ranch

4264

11982

48

Los Angeles - Rancho Park

823

12546

2

Los Angeles - Regent Square

415

14928

3

Los Angeles - Reseda

15814

20640

322

Los Angeles - Reseda Ranch

927

19996

5

Los Angeles - Reynier Village

468

11069

2

Los Angeles - San Pedro*

11648

14926

142

Los Angeles - Shadow Hills

644

14498

6

Los Angeles - Sherman Oaks

11502

13182

124

Los Angeles - Silverlake

5798

13152

130

Los Angeles - South Carthay

1463

13808

6

Los Angeles - South Park

9101

23975

113

Los Angeles - St Elmo Village

888

19372

43

Los Angeles - Studio City

2795

12455

49

Los Angeles - Sun Valley

12410

23646

175

Los Angeles - Sunland

3358

16454

66

Los Angeles - Sycamore Square

73

11283

2

Los Angeles - Sylmar*

21685

26317

269

Los Angeles - Tarzana

5112

16557

87

Los Angeles - Temple-Beaudry

6878

17421

119

Los Angeles - Thai Town

1411

14385

25

Los Angeles - Toluca Lake

1046

12017

6

Los Angeles - Toluca Terrace

237

18147

8

Los Angeles - Toluca Woods

204

10980

0

Los Angeles - Tujunga

4372

15721

84

Los Angeles - University Hills

442

12890

3

Los Angeles - University Park

4949

18025

64

Los Angeles - Valley Glen

5601

18660

82

Los Angeles - Valley Village

3811

15417

85

Los Angeles - Van Nuys*

19218

20621

376

Los Angeles - Venice

4200

12395

20

Los Angeles - Vermont Knolls

3865

22471

65

Los Angeles - Vermont Square

1962

25624

29

Los Angeles - Vermont Vista

9734

23634

119

Los Angeles - Vernon Central

13333

25641

176

Los Angeles - Victoria Park

1374

16359

14

Los Angeles - View Heights

430

11640

7

Los Angeles - Watts

9690

22707

117

Los Angeles - Wellington Square

829

16867

11

Los Angeles - West Adams

5325

19273

161

Los Angeles - West Hills

5187

12793

124

Los Angeles - West Los Angeles

4728

12562

56

Los Angeles - West Vernon

12915

24075

206

Los Angeles - Westchester

5252

10178

60

Los Angeles - Westlake

9936

16740

324

Los Angeles - Westwood

5333

9856

30

Los Angeles - Wholesale District*

10203

28240

121

Los Angeles - Wilmington

11192

19813

104

Los Angeles - Wilshire Center

7684

15316

140

Los Angeles - Winnetka

9380

18113

102

Los Angeles - Woodland Hills

9003

13229

101

Unincorporated - Acton

942

11818

13

Unincorporated - Agua Dulce

495

11905

5

Unincorporated - Altadena

5243

12020

82

Unincorporated - Anaverde

205

13594

0

Unincorporated - Angeles National Forest

49

3936

1

Unincorporated - Arcadia

915

11465

16

Unincorporated - Athens-Westmont

8857

20868

130

Unincorporated - Athens Village

1368

27935

32

Unincorporated - Avocado Heights

1472

21727

14

Unincorporated - Azusa

3239

20342

48

Unincorporated - Bassett

3286

22177

49

Unincorporated - Bouquet Canyon

99

9226

1

Unincorporated - Bradbury

54

50000

24

Unincorporated - Canyon Country

1556

20135

7

Unincorporated - Castaic*

5201

19128

23

Unincorporated - Cerritos

94

16014

1

Unincorporated - Charter Oak

1

5000

0

Unincorporated - Claremont

61

8689

5

Unincorporated - Covina

3282

19514

49

Unincorporated - Covina (Charter Oak)

2250

17118

23

Unincorporated - Del Aire

570

12975

3

Unincorporated - Del Rey

56

17610

1

Unincorporated - Del Sur

318

13168

3

Unincorporated - Desert View Highlands

496

19896

9

Unincorporated - Duarte

1059

23916

13

Unincorporated - East Covina

54

16413

1

Unincorporated - East La Mirada

779

14720

9

Unincorporated - East Lancaster

20

17544

0

Unincorporated - East Los Angeles

30786

24576

478

Unincorporated - East Pasadena

255

3983

10

Unincorporated - East Rancho Dominguez

3464

22629

56

Unincorporated - East Whittier

694

13080

10

Unincorporated - El Camino Village

1192

13559

15

Unincorporated - El Monte

30

20690

0

Unincorporated - Elizabeth Lake

137

8248

1

Unincorporated - Florence-Firestone

16383

25320

239

Unincorporated - Franklin Canyon

1

8333

0

Unincorporated - Glendora

107

16212

3

Unincorporated - Hacienda Heights

7353

13148

108

Unincorporated - Harbor Gateway

0

0

0

Unincorporated - Hawthorne

405

16110

3

Unincorporated - Hi Vista

84

7650

2

Unincorporated - Kagel/Lopez Canyons

346

24504

2

Unincorporated - La Crescenta-Montrose

1873

9459

19

Unincorporated - La Habra Heights

17

2515

1

Unincorporated - La Rambla

391

18843

21

Unincorporated - La Verne*

272

13333

1

Unincorporated - Ladera Heights

797

11271

15

Unincorporated - Lake Hughes

86

12874

0

Unincorporated - Lake Los Angeles

2172

16715

22

Unincorporated - Lake Manor

209

12721

2

Unincorporated - Lakewood

0

0

0

Unincorporated - Lennox

4470

19830

60

Unincorporated - Leona Valley

195

11136

4

Unincorporated - Littlerock

752

18702

6

Unincorporated - Littlerock/Juniper Hills

189

14572

3

Unincorporated - Littlerock/Pearblossom

681

19081

13

Unincorporated - Llano

66

7526

2

Unincorporated - Marina del Rey

1096

11646

4

Unincorporated - Miracle Mile

0

0

0

Unincorporated - Monrovia

536

13811

1

Unincorporated - Newhall

72

32727

1

Unincorporated - North Lancaster

224

18698

3

Unincorporated - North Whittier

1561

18672

29

Unincorporated - Northeast San Gabriel

2414

10043

46

Unincorporated - Padua Hills

17

7907

0

Unincorporated - Palmdale

144

17102

5

Unincorporated - Palos Verdes Peninsula

40

6441

0

Unincorporated - Pearblossom/Llano

214

10941

2

Unincorporated - Pellissier Village

213

34410

1

Unincorporated - Placerita Canyon

7

1522

0

Unincorporated - Pomona

96

4954

2

Unincorporated - Quartz Hill

2061

15969

28

Unincorporated - Rancho Dominguez

581

21834

5

Unincorporated - Roosevelt

126

13534

1

Unincorporated - Rosewood

254

19751

5

Unincorporated - Rosewood/East Gardena

242

20285

6

Unincorporated - Rosewood/West Rancho Dominguez

691

20559

18

Unincorporated - Rowland Heights

5069

9935

84

Unincorporated - San Clemente Island

0

0

0

Unincorporated - San Francisquito Canyon/Bouquet Canyon

27

3147

0

Unincorporated - San Jose Hills

4312

21324

86

Unincorporated - San Pasqual

48

2359

0

Unincorporated - Sand Canyon

27

8766

0

Unincorporated - Santa Catalina Island

330

123596

3

Unincorporated - Santa Monica Mountains*

1527

8200

18

Unincorporated - Saugus

209

134839

0

Unincorporated - Saugus/Canyon Country

59

16573

1

Unincorporated - South Antelope Valley

60

13187

1

Unincorporated - South El Monte

451

25125

6

Unincorporated - South San Gabriel

1260

14241

51

Unincorporated - South Whittier

11184

18885

171

Unincorporated - Southeast Antelope Valley

126

16133

0

Unincorporated - Stevenson Ranch

2443

11652

9

Unincorporated - Sun Village

1200

19881

14

Unincorporated - Sunrise Village

249

19213

1

Unincorporated - Twin Lakes/Oat Mountain

180

10856

4

Unincorporated - Val Verde

531

16047

3

Unincorporated - Valencia

414

13477

2

Unincorporated - Valinda

4976

21291

83

Unincorporated - View Park/Windsor Hills

1432

12308

16

Unincorporated - Walnut Park

3813

23620

58

Unincorporated - West Antelope Valley

86

5692

1

Unincorporated - West Carson

3325

15055

148

Unincorporated - West Chatsworth

4

33333

0

Unincorporated - West LA

254

26681

18

Unincorporated - West Puente Valley

2268

23060

28

Unincorporated - West Rancho Dominguez

272

20015

6

Unincorporated - West Whittier/Los Nietos

5573

20698

94

Unincorporated - Westfield/Academy Hills

90

6923

0

Unincorporated - Westhills

83

9893

1

Unincorporated - White Fence Farms

480

13033

9

Unincorporated - Whittier

459

12130

9

Unincorporated - Whittier Narrows

56

466667

1

Unincorporated - Willowbrook

9007

25798

112

Unincorporated - Wiseburn

861

14286

12

- Under Investigation

28330

68

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