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For Immediate Release:

January 07, 2022

LA County Reports Over 43,000 Cases Setting New Daily Record; Health Systems Facing Rising Pressure Due to Healthcare Workforce Shortage - 43,712 New Positive Cases and 28 New Deaths Due to COVID-19 in Los Angeles County

As cases continue to surge, L.A. County today recorded over 43,000 cases, setting a record for one day. This follows yesterday’s record number of over 37,000 cases, which was the previous record for highest daily case counts.

As Public Health continues to respond to this latest surge, the county’s health system is experiencing significant healthcare workforce shortages due to high rates of COVID transmission. As of January 6th, there are an additional 973 newly reported cases since the previous report ending on December 30th; this is an increase of over 47% since the prior reporting period. In total, there have been 50,353 healthcare workers and first responders confirmed with COVID-19 in Los Angeles County.

As of January 6th, skilled nursing facilities and hospitals reported the highest share staff cases among health care setting sites. Among occupations, nursing staff accounted for 27% of new cases. Public Health is also reporting that among all healthcare workers, over one-third (39%) reported being exposed to a known case within their facility, either a patient and/or co-worker.

Given the powerful protection offered by booster doses, on December 23rd, 2021, LA County revised its Health Officer Order to align with the State of California Health Officer Order requiring booster doses for all healthcare workers. The revised order required booster-eligible workers in healthcare settings be boosted by February 1st, 2022, or be tested for COVID-19 twice a week beginning December 27th (if in acute health care or long-term care settings).

“I know so many are mourning the loss of a loved one and send my heartfelt condolences and wishes for healing,” said Dr. Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd, Director of Public Health. “Keeping healthcare workers safe is critical to maintaining functionality across our healthcare facilities when surges lead to staffing shortages and rising rates of hospitalizations. Across multiple healthcare settings, our health care personnel have given their all and been fully vaccinated at high levels for many months,” Ferrer continued. “Every resident can also do their part to protect our healthcare personnel and hospitals. Please get vaccinated or boosted as soon as possible if eligible. Vaccinated individuals are between ten and thirty times less likely to need hospital care than those unvaccinated. We ask that you do not go to the emergency room unless you need care for a serious medical concern and please do not call 911 unless you have a life-threatening emergency.”

Today, Public Health confirmed 28 additional deaths and 43,712 new cases of COVID-19. Of the 28 new deaths reported today, three people were between the ages of 30 and 49, four were between the ages of 50-64, 15 were between the ages of 65-79, and four were over the age of 80 years old. Of the 28 newly reported deaths, 24 had underlying conditions. To date, the total number of deaths in L.A. County is 27,756. Information on the two deaths reported by the City of Long Beach is available at www.LongBeach.gov

Public Health has identified a total 1,887,526 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of L.A. County. Today’s positivity rate is 20.9%.

There are 2,902 people with COVID-19 currently hospitalized. Testing results are available for more than 10,235,300 individuals, with 17% of people testing positive.

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

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

· Stay home is you are sick and adhere to isolation and quarantine requirements if you are infected with COVID or a close contact of an infected person

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

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 01/06/2022

Total Cases

NEW

Laboratory Confirmed Cases

1887526

43712

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

1789649

41448

-- Long Beach

80,009

1852

-- Pasadena

17,868

412

Deaths

27756

28

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

26303

26

-- Long Beach

1080

2

-- Pasadena

373

0

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

- 0 to 4

48487

- 5 to 11

108862

- 12 to 17

118944

- 18 to 29

432705

- 30 to 49

601270

- 50 to 64

315102

- 65 to 79

121690

- over 80

41460

- Under Investigation

1129

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

- Female

906798

- Male

837688

- Other

828

- Under Investigation

44335

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

- American Indian/Alaska Native

3088

- Asian

95553

- Black

93966

- Hispanic/Latino

852786

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

7825

- White

239466

- Other

169543

- Under Investigation

327422

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

- Hospitalized (Ever)

111813

**DATA Under reported

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

- American Indian/Alaska Native

62

- Asian

3391

- Black

2354

- Hispanic/Latino

13888

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

97

- White

6273

- Other

202

- Under Investigation

36

CITY / COMMUNITY**

Cases

Case Rate

City of Agoura Hills

2217

10616

City of Alhambra

11002

12686

City of Arcadia

4960

8588

City of Artesia

2868

17077

City of Avalon

42

1086

City of Azusa

9365

18715

City of Baldwin Park

17011

22159

City of Bell

8855

24372

City of Bell Gardens

10165

23601

City of Bellflower

15959

20530

City of Beverly Hills

5728

16593

City of Bradbury

47

4397

City of Burbank

15378

14348

City of Calabasas

2691

11064

City of Carson

15964

17011

City of Cerritos

5345

10676

City of Claremont

3961

10857

City of Commerce*

3180

24332

City of Compton

23060

23082

City of Covina

10132

20664

City of Cudahy

6339

26036

City of Culver City

4684

11750

City of Diamond Bar

5642

9810

City of Downey

25191

22047

City of Duarte

3545

16102

City of El Monte

22362

19069

City of El Segundo

1877

11182

City of Gardena

10261

16736

City of Glendale

32267

15626

City of Glendora

8103

15357

City of Hawaiian Gardens

2992

20387

City of Hawthorne

15936

17949

City of Hermosa Beach

2347

11932

City of Hidden Hills

196

10370

City of Huntington Park

14448

24289

City of Industry

235

53776

City of Inglewood

21146

18617

City of Irwindale

386

26456

City of La Canada Flintridge

1890

9134

City of La Habra Heights

136

2493

City of La Mirada

6990

14093

City of La Puente

8846

21736

City of La Verne

4932

14819

City of Lakewood

12383

15409

City of Lancaster*

35306

21852

City of Lawndale

5565

16556

City of Lomita

2678

12919

City of Lynwood*

17377

24119

City of Malibu

1330

10262

City of Manhattan Beach

3408

9467

City of Maywood

6621

23605

City of Monrovia

5346

13778

City of Montebello

13958

21682

City of Monterey Park

7318

11754

City of Norwalk

22547

20950

City of Palmdale

36284

22825

City of Palos Verdes Estates

1059

7832

City of Paramount

13296

23733

City of Pico Rivera

15069

23441

City of Pomona

35544

22795

City of Rancho Palos Verdes

3275

7661

City of Redondo Beach

6533

9510

City of Rolling Hills

133

6856

City of Rolling Hills Estates

664

8184

City of Rosemead

6941

12540

City of San Dimas*

5376

15575

City of San Fernando

7282

29587

City of San Gabriel

4883

11923

City of San Marino

903

6801

City of Santa Clarita

37387

16961

City of Santa Fe Springs

4266

23230

City of Santa Monica

11205

12121

City of Sierra Madre

973

8854

City of Signal Hill

1924

16309

City of South El Monte

4484

21470

City of South Gate

24921

25389

City of South Pasadena

2589

9937

City of Temple City

3816

10468

City of Torrance

14396

9644

City of Vernon

176

84211

City of Walnut

2983

9770

City of West Covina

19625

18132

City of West Hollywood

5763

15596

City of Westlake Village

200

2392

City of Whittier

16254

18590

Los Angeles

770247

19044

Los Angeles - Adams-Normandie

1631

19885

Los Angeles - Alsace

2321

18650

Los Angeles - Angeles National Forest

6

15000

Los Angeles - Angelino Heights

435

17386

Los Angeles - Arleta

9369

27259

Los Angeles - Atwater Village

2371

16167

Los Angeles - Baldwin Hills

4786

15377

Los Angeles - Bel Air

1009

11971

Los Angeles - Beverly Crest

1596

12743

Los Angeles - Beverlywood

2030

15410

Los Angeles - Boyle Heights*

22110

25448

Los Angeles - Brentwood

3778

12205

Los Angeles - Brookside

71

12220

Los Angeles - Cadillac-Corning

1151

16163

Los Angeles - Canoga Park

13353

20452

Los Angeles - Carthay

2031

14140

Los Angeles - Central

9525

24428

Los Angeles - Century City

1438

11241

Los Angeles - Century Palms/Cove

8659

25644

Los Angeles - Chatsworth

6196

16718

Los Angeles - Cheviot Hills

1054

11493

Los Angeles - Chinatown

1300

16207

Los Angeles - Cloverdale/Cochran

2562

17605

Los Angeles - Country Club Park

2363

15594

Los Angeles - Crenshaw District

2489

17998

Los Angeles - Crestview

1963

17268

Los Angeles - Del Rey

3978

13288

Los Angeles - Downtown*

7646

27797

Los Angeles - Eagle Rock

5930

14979

Los Angeles - East Hollywood

4783

16331

Los Angeles - Echo Park

2247

15762

Los Angeles - El Sereno

8933

21367

Los Angeles - Elysian Park

908

15896

Los Angeles - Elysian Valley

1842

18110

Los Angeles - Encino

6811

15078

Los Angeles - Exposition

585

17589

Los Angeles - Exposition Park

8964

19957

Los Angeles - Faircrest Heights

560

15556

Los Angeles - Figueroa Park Square

1978

22681

Los Angeles - Florence-Firestone

12334

25996

Los Angeles - Glassell Park

5292

16745

Los Angeles - Gramercy Place

2223

20652

Los Angeles - Granada Hills

10723

18427

Los Angeles - Green Meadows

5326

24766

Los Angeles - Hancock Park

2209

12964

Los Angeles - Harbor City

4236

14572

Los Angeles - Harbor Gateway

7487

17172

Los Angeles - Harbor Pines

291

12080

Los Angeles - Harvard Heights

3377

18725

Los Angeles - Harvard Park

9798

25828

Los Angeles - Highland Park

8714

18007

Los Angeles - Historic Filipinotown

2850

20548

Los Angeles - Hollywood

11025

16153

Los Angeles - Hollywood Hills

3664

12448

Los Angeles - Hyde Park

5887

20626

Los Angeles - Jefferson Park

1654

20488

Los Angeles - Koreatown

7853

15192

Los Angeles - Lafayette Square

793

17394

Los Angeles - Lake Balboa

8186

19395

Los Angeles - Lakeview Terrace

3253

24770

Los Angeles - Leimert Park

2750

18051

Los Angeles - Lincoln Heights

6871

21079

Los Angeles - Little Armenia

1590

19813

Los Angeles - Little Bangladesh

4082

14402

Los Angeles - Little Tokyo

659

21034

Los Angeles - Longwood

876

20353

Los Angeles - Los Feliz

2457

11371

Los Angeles - Manchester Square

1612

18885

Los Angeles - Mandeville Canyon

337

10787

Los Angeles - Mar Vista

4680

11019

Los Angeles - Marina Peninsula

431

9885

Los Angeles - Melrose

13572

17468

Los Angeles - Mid-city

2196

14611

Los Angeles - Miracle Mile

2313

12861

Los Angeles - Mission Hills

6389

26484

Los Angeles - Mt. Washington

4257

17631

Los Angeles - North Hills

13142

21343

Los Angeles - North Hollywood

31509

20809

Los Angeles - Northridge

12249

17549

Los Angeles - Pacific Palisades

2056

9657

Los Angeles - Pacoima

22366

29055

Los Angeles - Palisades Highlands

366

9516

Los Angeles - Palms

5283

12040

Los Angeles - Panorama City

17906

23795

Los Angeles - Park La Brea

1378

10147

Los Angeles - Pico-Union

9020

21557

Los Angeles - Playa Del Rey

302

9449

Los Angeles - Playa Vista

1473

13456

Los Angeles - Porter Ranch

4602

12931

Los Angeles - Rancho Park

915

13948

Los Angeles - Regent Square

443

15935

Los Angeles - Reseda

16752

21865

Los Angeles - Reseda Ranch

985

21247

Los Angeles - Reynier Village

519

12275

Los Angeles - San Pedro*

12574

16113

Los Angeles - Shadow Hills

693

15601

Los Angeles - Sherman Oaks

12384

14193

Los Angeles - Silverlake

6258

14196

Los Angeles - South Carthay

1564

14762

Los Angeles - South Park

9510

25052

Los Angeles - St Elmo Village

947

20659

Los Angeles - Studio City

3013

13427

Los Angeles - Sun Valley

13075

24913

Los Angeles - Sunland

3536

17327

Los Angeles - Sycamore Square

76

11747

Los Angeles - Sylmar*

22990

27901

Los Angeles - Tarzana

5390

17457

Los Angeles - Temple-Beaudry

7198

18231

Los Angeles - Thai Town

1475

15037

Los Angeles - Toluca Lake

1142

13120

Los Angeles - Toluca Terrace

248

18989

Los Angeles - Toluca Woods

218

11733

Los Angeles - Tujunga

4599

16537

Los Angeles - University Hills

463

13502

Los Angeles - University Park

5256

19143

Los Angeles - Valley Glen

5922

19729

Los Angeles - Valley Village

4078

16497

Los Angeles - Van Nuys*

20224

21701

Los Angeles - Venice

4495

13265

Los Angeles - Vermont Knolls

4054

23570

Los Angeles - Vermont Square

2077

27126

Los Angeles - Vermont Vista

10193

24749

Los Angeles - Vernon Central

13916

26763

Los Angeles - Victoria Park

1446

17216

Los Angeles - View Heights

473

12805

Los Angeles - Watts

10147

23778

Los Angeles - Wellington Square

874

17782

Los Angeles - West Adams

5618

20333

Los Angeles - West Hills

5654

13945

Los Angeles - West Los Angeles

5102

13556

Los Angeles - West Vernon

13541

25242

Los Angeles - Westchester

5797

11234

Los Angeles - Westlake

10385

17496

Los Angeles - Westwood

6051

11183

Los Angeles - Wholesale District*

10610

29367

Los Angeles - Wilmington

11930

21120

Los Angeles - Wilshire Center

8099

16143

Los Angeles - Winnetka

9988

19287

Los Angeles - Woodland Hills

9723

14287

Unincorporated - Acton

1019

12784

Unincorporated - Agua Dulce

537

12915

Unincorporated - Altadena

5602

12843

Unincorporated - Anaverde

214

14191

Unincorporated - Angeles National Forest

50

4016

Unincorporated - Arcadia

966

12104

Unincorporated - Athens-Westmont

9347

22023

Unincorporated - Athens Village

1468

29978

Unincorporated - Avocado Heights

1528

22554

Unincorporated - Azusa

3411

21422

Unincorporated - Bassett

3403

22967

Unincorporated - Bouquet Canyon

99

9226

Unincorporated - Bradbury

54

50000

Unincorporated - Canyon Country

1708

22101

Unincorporated - Castaic*

5481

20157

Unincorporated - Cerritos

98

16695

Unincorporated - Charter Oak

1

5000

Unincorporated - Claremont

65

9259

Unincorporated - Covina

3429

20388

Unincorporated - Covina (Charter Oak)

2389

18176

Unincorporated - Del Aire

613

13954

Unincorporated - Del Rey

62

19497

Unincorporated - Del Sur

351

14534

Unincorporated - Desert View Highlands

524

21019

Unincorporated - Duarte

1104

24932

Unincorporated - East Covina

56

17021

Unincorporated - East La Mirada

816

15420

Unincorporated - East Lancaster

22

19298

Unincorporated - East Los Angeles

32165

25677

Unincorporated - East Pasadena

257

4014

Unincorporated - East Rancho Dominguez

3562

23269

Unincorporated - East Whittier

736

13871

Unincorporated - El Camino Village

1284

14606

Unincorporated - El Monte

33

22759

Unincorporated - Elizabeth Lake

146

8790

Unincorporated - Florence-Firestone

17074

26387

Unincorporated - Franklin Canyon

1

8333

Unincorporated - Glendora

122

18485

Unincorporated - Hacienda Heights

7693

13756

Unincorporated - Harbor Gateway

0

0

Unincorporated - Hawthorne

425

16905

Unincorporated - Hi Vista

87

7923

Unincorporated - Kagel/Lopez Canyons

363

25708

Unincorporated - La Crescenta-Montrose

2030

10252

Unincorporated - La Habra Heights

17

2515

Unincorporated - La Rambla

420

20241

Unincorporated - La Verne*

306

15000

Unincorporated - Ladera Heights

849

12007

Unincorporated - Lake Hughes

91

13623

Unincorporated - Lake Los Angeles

2281

17554

Unincorporated - Lake Manor

227

13816

Unincorporated - Lakewood

0

0

Unincorporated - Lennox

4672

20726

Unincorporated - Leona Valley

207

11822

Unincorporated - Littlerock

786

19547

Unincorporated - Littlerock/Juniper Hills

198

15266

Unincorporated - Littlerock/Pearblossom

725

20314

Unincorporated - Llano

67

7640

Unincorporated - Marina del Rey

1196

12709

Unincorporated - Miracle Mile

0

0

Unincorporated - Monrovia

580

14945

Unincorporated - Newhall

73

33182

Unincorporated - North Lancaster

231

19282

Unincorporated - North Whittier

1638

19593

Unincorporated - Northeast San Gabriel

2606

10842

Unincorporated - Padua Hills

17

7907

Unincorporated - Palmdale

150

17815

Unincorporated - Palos Verdes Peninsula

45

7246

Unincorporated - Pearblossom/Llano

221

11299

Unincorporated - Pellissier Village

217

35057

Unincorporated - Placerita Canyon

7

1522

Unincorporated - Pomona

100

5160

Unincorporated - Quartz Hill

2186

16938

Unincorporated - Rancho Dominguez

605

22736

Unincorporated - Roosevelt

135

14501

Unincorporated - Rosewood

271

21073

Unincorporated - Rosewood/East Gardena

262

21961

Unincorporated - Rosewood/West Rancho Dominguez

728

21660

Unincorporated - Rowland Heights

5322

10431

Unincorporated - San Clemente Island

0

0

Unincorporated - San Francisquito Canyon/Bouquet Canyon

27

3147

Unincorporated - San Jose Hills

4474

22126

Unincorporated - San Pasqual

49

2408

Unincorporated - Sand Canyon

32

10390

Unincorporated - Santa Catalina Island

379

141948

Unincorporated - Santa Monica Mountains*

1669

8963

Unincorporated - Saugus

224

144516

Unincorporated - Saugus/Canyon Country

62

17416

Unincorporated - South Antelope Valley

70

15385

Unincorporated - South El Monte

460

25627

Unincorporated - South San Gabriel

1330

15032

Unincorporated - South Whittier

11696

19749

Unincorporated - Southeast Antelope Valley

138

17670

Unincorporated - Stevenson Ranch

2684

12802

Unincorporated - Sun Village

1262

20908

Unincorporated - Sunrise Village

274

21142

Unincorporated - Twin Lakes/Oat Mountain

193

11641

Unincorporated - Val Verde

559

16893

Unincorporated - Valencia

450

14648

Unincorporated - Valinda

5226

22361

Unincorporated - View Park/Windsor Hills

1588

13648

Unincorporated - Walnut Park

3994

24741

Unincorporated - West Antelope Valley

90

5956

Unincorporated - West Carson

3537

16015

Unincorporated - West Chatsworth

4

33333

Unincorporated - West LA

300

31513

Unincorporated - West Puente Valley

2363

24026

Unincorporated - West Rancho Dominguez

282

20751

Unincorporated - West Whittier/Los Nietos

5846

21712

Unincorporated - Westfield/Academy Hills

106

8154

Unincorporated - Westhills

87

10369

Unincorporated - White Fence Farms

499

13549

Unincorporated - Whittier

492

13002

Unincorporated - Whittier Narrows

57

475000

Unincorporated - Willowbrook

9424

26993

Unincorporated - Wiseburn

921

15281

- Under Investigation

32967

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