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For Immediate Release:

January 06, 2022

As Cases Surge in LA County, Vaccinated & Boosted Individuals Continue to Have Significant Protection Against Becoming Infected and Experiencing Severe Illness - 37,215 New Positive Cases and 30 New Deaths Due to COVID-19 in Los Angeles County

As cases soared today to the highest level since the start of the pandemic, those vaccinated and boosted continue to be protected from infections and severe illness. Vaccinated and boosted individuals were almost 4 times less likely to get infected and 38 times less likely to be hospitalized than those who were unvaccinated. With teens 12 and older newly approved to get boosted, there are almost 3 million residents in LA County eligible to add this critically important layer of protection.

Although COVID hospitalizations have been rising rapidly, many of the COVID positive patients hospitalized are seeking care for a non-COVID health issue. Data analyzed by Public Health showed that while back in early November, 75% of hospitalized patients who tested positive for COVID were hospitalized for medical problems related to the COVID diagnosis, the percentage of people hospitalized forCOVID illness has declined now to 45%, meaning that more than half of COVID-positive hospitalized patients are in the hospital for non-COVID related illness. And while COVID-positive patients do represent a substantial strain on the healthcare system regardless of the reason for their hospital admission, there are likely to be less COVID positive patients requiring ICU care and ventilators than last winter.

“I send my heartfelt condolences to everyone mourning the loss of a loved one due to COVID-19,” said Dr. Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd, Director of Public Health. “With thousands of newly infected people each day, we recognize the numerous new challenges we are all facing. Many services are strained, as workers are ill or quarantining, families are facing major disruptions trying to care for those infected or quarantining, and for countless residents, it is hard to get tested and to sort through the changing guidance. It will take a lot of effort to get through these hardships and we will need to do our best to stay safe. Please stay home if you are sick; don’t call 911 or go to an emergency room unless you have a true medical emergency; comply with isolation and quarantine rules to avoid spreading Omicron to others and reduce your own risk of transmitting or getting infected by curtailing non-essential activities where there will be large crowds.”

Today, Public Health confirmed 30 additional deaths and 37,215 new cases of COVID-19. Of the 30 new deaths reported today, one person was between the ages of 18 and 29, four people were between the ages of 30 and 49, eight were between the ages of 50-64, six were between the ages of 65-79, and 11 were over the age of 80 years old. Of the 30 newly reported deaths, 21 had underlying conditions. To date, the total number of deaths in L.A. County is 27,728.

Public Health has identified a total 1,843,922 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of L.A. County. Today’s positivity rate is 21.9%.

There are 2,661 people with COVID-19 currently hospitalized. Testing results are available for more than 10,194,300 individuals, with 17% of people testing positive.

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

Residents are legally required to isolate if they have a positive COVID test result and vaccinated close contacts with symptoms and unvaccinated close contacts need to quarantine.

For updated isolation and quarantine guidance, please visit www.publichealth.lacounty.gov

For information on where you can get tested, please visit www.covid19.lacounty.gov/testing/

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 01/05/2022

Total Cases

NEW

Laboratory Confirmed Cases

1843922

37215

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

1748309

35379

-- Long Beach

78,157

1614

-- Pasadena

17,456

222

Deaths

27728

30

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

26277

30

-- Long Beach

1078

0

-- Pasadena

373

0

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

- 0 to 4

47197

- 5 to 11

103522

- 12 to 17

113689

- 18 to 29

423957

- 30 to 49

588586

- 50 to 64

309366

- 65 to 79

119841

- over 80

41061

- Under Investigation

1090

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

- Female

885297

- Male

819589

- Other

823

- Under Investigation

42600

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

- American Indian/Alaska Native

3014

- Asian

92789

- Black

91839

- Hispanic/Latino

836834

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

7486

- White

234107

- Other

163521

- Under Investigation

318719

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

- Hospitalized (Ever)

111757

**DATA Under reported

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

- American Indian/Alaska Native

62

- Asian

3389

- Black

2351

- Hispanic/Latino

13878

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

96

- White

6262

- Other

204

- Under Investigation

35

CITY / COMMUNITY**

Cases

Case Rate

City of Agoura Hills

2127

10185

City of Alhambra

10750

12396

City of Arcadia

4789

8292

City of Artesia

2840

16910

City of Avalon

40

1034

City of Azusa

9201

18387

City of Baldwin Park

16825

21916

City of Bell

8648

23803

City of Bell Gardens

10068

23375

City of Bellflower

15682

20174

City of Beverly Hills

5614

16263

City of Bradbury

46

4303

City of Burbank

14957

13955

City of Calabasas

2613

10743

City of Carson

15394

16403

City of Cerritos

5220

10426

City of Claremont

3873

10616

City of Commerce*

3111

23804

City of Compton

22658

22680

City of Covina

9911

20213

City of Cudahy

6217

25535

City of Culver City

4530

11363

City of Diamond Bar

5471

9512

City of Downey

24700

21617

City of Duarte

3477

15793

City of El Monte

22072

18822

City of El Segundo

1830

10902

City of Gardena

9950

16229

City of Glendale

31664

15334

City of Glendora

7913

14997

City of Hawaiian Gardens

2962

20183

City of Hawthorne

15596

17566

City of Hermosa Beach

2278

11581

City of Hidden Hills

195

10317

City of Huntington Park

14044

23610

City of Industry

229

52403

City of Inglewood

20749

18268

City of Irwindale

380

26045

City of La Canada Flintridge

1773

8568

City of La Habra Heights

136

2493

City of La Mirada

6839

13789

City of La Puente

8711

21405

City of La Verne

4822

14488

City of Lakewood

12108

15067

City of Lancaster*

34577

21401

City of Lawndale

5433

16163

City of Lomita

2573

12413

City of Lynwood*

17109

23747

City of Malibu

1298

10015

City of Manhattan Beach

3319

9220

City of Maywood

6462

23038

City of Monrovia

5205

13415

City of Montebello

13747

21355

City of Monterey Park

7134

11458

City of Norwalk

22131

20564

City of Palmdale

35476

22316

City of Palos Verdes Estates

1014

7499

City of Paramount

13124

23426

City of Pico Rivera

14829

23068

City of Pomona

34889

22375

City of Rancho Palos Verdes

3129

7320

City of Redondo Beach

6335

9222

City of Rolling Hills

127

6546

City of Rolling Hills Estates

644

7938

City of Rosemead

6791

12269

City of San Dimas*

5242

15187

City of San Fernando

7100

28848

City of San Gabriel

4752

11603

City of San Marino

863

6500

City of Santa Clarita

36410

16518

City of Santa Fe Springs

4177

22746

City of Santa Monica

10939

11833

City of Sierra Madre

945

8600

City of Signal Hill

1889

16013

City of South El Monte

4425

21187

City of South Gate

24363

24821

City of South Pasadena

2517

9661

City of Temple City

3726

10221

City of Torrance

13869

9291

City of Vernon

168

80383

City of Walnut

2898

9492

City of West Covina

19243

17779

City of West Hollywood

5661

15320

City of Westlake Village

199

2380

City of Whittier

15957

18251

Los Angeles

751578

18582

Los Angeles - Adams-Normandie

1607

19593

Los Angeles - Alsace

2274

18272

Los Angeles - Angeles National Forest

5

12500

Los Angeles - Angelino Heights

431

17226

Los Angeles - Arleta

9142

26599

Los Angeles - Atwater Village

2293

15635

Los Angeles - Baldwin Hills

4646

14927

Los Angeles - Bel Air

966

11460

Los Angeles - Beverly Crest

1555

12415

Los Angeles - Beverlywood

1991

15114

Los Angeles - Boyle Heights*

21743

25025

Los Angeles - Brentwood

3655

11807

Los Angeles - Brookside

69

11876

Los Angeles - Cadillac-Corning

1123

15770

Los Angeles - Canoga Park

13017

19938

Los Angeles - Carthay

1987

13834

Los Angeles - Central

9314

23887

Los Angeles - Century City

1383

10811

Los Angeles - Century Palms/Cove

8475

25099

Los Angeles - Chatsworth

5963

16090

Los Angeles - Cheviot Hills

1026

11187

Los Angeles - Chinatown

1266

15784

Los Angeles - Cloverdale/Cochran

2502

17192

Los Angeles - Country Club Park

2312

15258

Los Angeles - Crenshaw District

2430

17572

Los Angeles - Crestview

1925

16933

Los Angeles - Del Rey

3848

12854

Los Angeles - Downtown*

7511

27306

Los Angeles - Eagle Rock

5759

14547

Los Angeles - East Hollywood

4645

15860

Los Angeles - Echo Park

2207

15481

Los Angeles - El Sereno

8717

20850

Los Angeles - Elysian Park

888

15546

Los Angeles - Elysian Valley

1792

17619

Los Angeles - Encino

6603

14617

Los Angeles - Exposition

568

17078

Los Angeles - Exposition Park

8734

19445

Los Angeles - Faircrest Heights

548

15222

Los Angeles - Figueroa Park Square

1940

22245

Los Angeles - Florence-Firestone

12018

25330

Los Angeles - Glassell Park

5146

16283

Los Angeles - Gramercy Place

2171

20169

Los Angeles - Granada Hills

10392

17858

Los Angeles - Green Meadows

5189

24129

Los Angeles - Hancock Park

2147

12601

Los Angeles - Harbor City

4075

14018

Los Angeles - Harbor Gateway

7279

16695

Los Angeles - Harbor Pines

286

11872

Los Angeles - Harvard Heights

3331

18470

Los Angeles - Harvard Park

9606

25322

Los Angeles - Highland Park

8481

17526

Los Angeles - Historic Filipinotown

2784

20072

Los Angeles - Hollywood

10797

15819

Los Angeles - Hollywood Hills

3578

12156

Los Angeles - Hyde Park

5768

20210

Los Angeles - Jefferson Park

1616

20017

Los Angeles - Koreatown

7703

14901

Los Angeles - Lafayette Square

773

16955

Los Angeles - Lake Balboa

8000

18955

Los Angeles - Lakeview Terrace

3172

24153

Los Angeles - Leimert Park

2667

17506

Los Angeles - Lincoln Heights

6763

20747

Los Angeles - Little Armenia

1566

19514

Los Angeles - Little Bangladesh

3981

14046

Los Angeles - Little Tokyo

637

20332

Los Angeles - Longwood

856

19888

Los Angeles - Los Feliz

2389

11056

Los Angeles - Manchester Square

1569

18381

Los Angeles - Mandeville Canyon

331

10595

Los Angeles - Mar Vista

4559

10734

Los Angeles - Marina Peninsula

420

9633

Los Angeles - Melrose

13315

17137

Los Angeles - Mid-city

2126

14145

Los Angeles - Miracle Mile

2260

12566

Los Angeles - Mission Hills

6184

25634

Los Angeles - Mt. Washington

4174

17287

Los Angeles - North Hills

12758

20719

Los Angeles - North Hollywood

30800

20341

Los Angeles - Northridge

11888

17032

Los Angeles - Pacific Palisades

1992

9356

Los Angeles - Pacoima

21873

28414

Los Angeles - Palisades Highlands

352

9152

Los Angeles - Palms

5134

11701

Los Angeles - Panorama City

17541

23310

Los Angeles - Park La Brea

1349

9934

Los Angeles - Pico-Union

8875

21211

Los Angeles - Playa Del Rey

294

9199

Los Angeles - Playa Vista

1426

13026

Los Angeles - Porter Ranch

4457

12524

Los Angeles - Rancho Park

884

13476

Los Angeles - Regent Square

430

15468

Los Angeles - Reseda

16322

21303

Los Angeles - Reseda Ranch

952

20535

Los Angeles - Reynier Village

502

11873

Los Angeles - San Pedro*

12159

15581

Los Angeles - Shadow Hills

663

14926

Los Angeles - Sherman Oaks

12095

13862

Los Angeles - Silverlake

6060

13747

Los Angeles - South Carthay

1539

14526

Los Angeles - South Park

9290

24472

Los Angeles - St Elmo Village

928

20244

Los Angeles - Studio City

2936

13084

Los Angeles - Sun Valley

12799

24387

Los Angeles - Sunland

3465

16979

Los Angeles - Sycamore Square

76

11747

Los Angeles - Sylmar*

22357

27133

Los Angeles - Tarzana

5266

17055

Los Angeles - Temple-Beaudry

7050

17856

Los Angeles - Thai Town

1448

14762

Los Angeles - Toluca Lake

1112

12776

Los Angeles - Toluca Terrace

243

18606

Los Angeles - Toluca Woods

214

11518

Los Angeles - Tujunga

4488

16138

Los Angeles - University Hills

453

13211

Los Angeles - University Park

5152

18765

Los Angeles - Valley Glen

5794

19303

Los Angeles - Valley Village

3976

16084

Los Angeles - Van Nuys*

19764

21207

Los Angeles - Venice

4403

12994

Los Angeles - Vermont Knolls

3949

22959

Los Angeles - Vermont Square

2031

26525

Los Angeles - Vermont Vista

9936

24125

Los Angeles - Vernon Central

13600

26155

Los Angeles - Victoria Park

1415

16847

Los Angeles - View Heights

452

12236

Los Angeles - Watts

9923

23253

Los Angeles - Wellington Square

856

17416

Los Angeles - West Adams

5489

19866

Los Angeles - West Hills

5498

13560

Los Angeles - West Los Angeles

4986

13248

Los Angeles - West Vernon

13282

24760

Los Angeles - Westchester

5649

10947

Los Angeles - Westlake

10154

17107

Los Angeles - Westwood

5807

10732

Los Angeles - Wholesale District*

10488

29029

Los Angeles - Wilmington

11622

20575

Los Angeles - Wilshire Center

7942

15830

Los Angeles - Winnetka

9711

18752

Los Angeles - Woodland Hills

9440

13871

Unincorporated - Acton

1001

12558

Unincorporated - Agua Dulce

514

12362

Unincorporated - Altadena

5439

12469

Unincorporated - Anaverde

210

13926

Unincorporated - Angeles National Forest

50

4016

Unincorporated - Arcadia

950

11903

Unincorporated - Athens-Westmont

9144

21545

Unincorporated - Athens Village

1416

28916

Unincorporated - Avocado Heights

1507

22244

Unincorporated - Azusa

3350

21039

Unincorporated - Bassett

3360

22677

Unincorporated - Bouquet Canyon

99

9226

Unincorporated - Bradbury

54

50000

Unincorporated - Canyon Country

1654

21403

Unincorporated - Castaic*

5372

19757

Unincorporated - Cerritos

98

16695

Unincorporated - Charter Oak

1

5000

Unincorporated - Claremont

63

8974

Unincorporated - Covina

3378

20084

Unincorporated - Covina (Charter Oak)

2341

17810

Unincorporated - Del Aire

601

13681

Unincorporated - Del Rey

61

19182

Unincorporated - Del Sur

334

13830

Unincorporated - Desert View Highlands

513

20578

Unincorporated - Duarte

1090

24616

Unincorporated - East Covina

56

17021

Unincorporated - East La Mirada

797

15060

Unincorporated - East Lancaster

20

17544

Unincorporated - East Los Angeles

31571

25203

Unincorporated - East Pasadena

256

3998

Unincorporated - East Rancho Dominguez

3526

23034

Unincorporated - East Whittier

723

13626

Unincorporated - El Camino Village

1242

14128

Unincorporated - El Monte

30

20690

Unincorporated - Elizabeth Lake

144

8669

Unincorporated - Florence-Firestone

16713

25830

Unincorporated - Franklin Canyon

1

8333

Unincorporated - Glendora

119

18030

Unincorporated - Hacienda Heights

7561

13520

Unincorporated - Harbor Gateway

0

0

Unincorporated - Hawthorne

416

16547

Unincorporated - Hi Vista

85

7741

Unincorporated - Kagel/Lopez Canyons

355

25142

Unincorporated - La Crescenta-Montrose

1975

9974

Unincorporated - La Habra Heights

17

2515

Unincorporated - La Rambla

407

19614

Unincorporated - La Verne*

293

14363

Unincorporated - Ladera Heights

837

11837

Unincorporated - Lake Hughes

89

13323

Unincorporated - Lake Los Angeles

2235

17200

Unincorporated - Lake Manor

219

13329

Unincorporated - Lakewood

0

0

Unincorporated - Lennox

4582

20327

Unincorporated - Leona Valley

203

11593

Unincorporated - Littlerock

772

19199

Unincorporated - Littlerock/Juniper Hills

192

14803

Unincorporated - Littlerock/Pearblossom

708

19837

Unincorporated - Llano

67

7640

Unincorporated - Marina del Rey

1166

12390

Unincorporated - Miracle Mile

0

0

Unincorporated - Monrovia

560

14429

Unincorporated - Newhall

73

33182

Unincorporated - North Lancaster

230

19199

Unincorporated - North Whittier

1611

19270

Unincorporated - Northeast San Gabriel

2519

10480

Unincorporated - Padua Hills

17

7907

Unincorporated - Palmdale

146

17340

Unincorporated - Palos Verdes Peninsula

41

6602

Unincorporated - Pearblossom/Llano

217

11094

Unincorporated - Pellissier Village

216

34895

Unincorporated - Placerita Canyon

7

1522

Unincorporated - Pomona

97

5005

Unincorporated - Quartz Hill

2132

16519

Unincorporated - Rancho Dominguez

595

22360

Unincorporated - Roosevelt

132

14178

Unincorporated - Rosewood

259

20140

Unincorporated - Rosewood/East Gardena

251

21039

Unincorporated - Rosewood/West Rancho Dominguez

712

21184

Unincorporated - Rowland Heights

5222

10235

Unincorporated - San Clemente Island

0

0

Unincorporated - San Francisquito Canyon/Bouquet Canyon

27

3147

Unincorporated - San Jose Hills

4414

21829

Unincorporated - San Pasqual

48

2359

Unincorporated - Sand Canyon

31

10065

Unincorporated - Santa Catalina Island

362

135581

Unincorporated - Santa Monica Mountains*

1622

8711

Unincorporated - Saugus

216

139355

Unincorporated - Saugus/Canyon Country

61

17135

Unincorporated - South Antelope Valley

66

14505

Unincorporated - South El Monte

459

25571

Unincorporated - South San Gabriel

1297

14659

Unincorporated - South Whittier

11477

19380

Unincorporated - Southeast Antelope Valley

132

16901

Unincorporated - Stevenson Ranch

2598

12391

Unincorporated - Sun Village

1235

20461

Unincorporated - Sunrise Village

265

20448

Unincorporated - Twin Lakes/Oat Mountain

186

11218

Unincorporated - Val Verde

552

16682

Unincorporated - Valencia

433

14095

Unincorporated - Valinda

5126

21933

Unincorporated - View Park/Windsor Hills

1532

13167

Unincorporated - Walnut Park

3897

24140

Unincorporated - West Antelope Valley

88

5824

Unincorporated - West Carson

3460

15666

Unincorporated - West Chatsworth

4

33333

Unincorporated - West LA

282

29622

Unincorporated - West Puente Valley

2322

23610

Unincorporated - West Rancho Dominguez

278

20456

Unincorporated - West Whittier/Los Nietos

5727

21270

Unincorporated - Westfield/Academy Hills

94

7231

Unincorporated - Westhills

86

10250

Unincorporated - White Fence Farms

492

13359

Unincorporated - Whittier

482

12738

Unincorporated - Whittier Narrows

57

475000

Unincorporated - Willowbrook

9247

26486

Unincorporated - Wiseburn

899

14916

- Under Investigation

31281

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