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For Immediate Release:

January 10, 2022

As Los Angeles County Surpasses More Than 2 Million Total Cases; Hospitalizations Continue Rise Amid Omicron Spread - 43,582 New Positive Cases and 13 New Deaths Due to COVID-19 in Los Angeles County

Today, Public Health reports another grim milestone as Los Angeles County has now confirmed more than 2 million total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic. The current surge of COVID-19 infections also continues to drive up hospitalizations, as today the number of COVID-positive patients in Los Angeles County hospitals has topped 3,400, the highest level since February 11th, 2021.

The good news is that while hospitalizations continue to climb, Public Health data shows that many positive cases are admitted for reasons other than COVID but, are identified with COVID when tested for COVID upon hospital admission. These are referred to as incidental COVID hospitalizations. For the week ending December 26th, an estimated 55% of COVID-positive hospitalized patients fell into this category of incidental COVID hospitalizations.

Currently 14% of the COVID-positive hospitalized patients are in the ICU, and 7% are on a ventilator. Additionally, 23% of ICU beds are currently being occupied by COVID-positive cases, an increase of 9% from last week. Between December 15th and December 28th, the ICU admission rate for unvaccinated individuals was 21 times higher than the rate among fully vaccinated individuals.

The proportion of hospitalizations among children has not changed from the prior week. The 7-day average proportion of the new admissions among children under 18 years old remains at 4.1%; this is the same proportion as the week prior. The vast majority of the 38 children admitted to the hospital between December 7th and December 28th were unvaccinated; only 6 children were fully vaccinated.

While the total number of children hospitalized remains low and the proportion of hospitalizations among children remains stable, the number of children in each age group that were admitted to the hospital significantly increased over the past month. The largest rise was seen among children 0-4 years old, increasing from 4 hospital admissions for the week ending December 4th to 58 hospital admissions for the week ending January 1st. Increases were also seen for the 12-to-17-year-old age group, from 1 hospital admission to 16 hospital admissions, and for the 5-to-11-year-old age group, from 2 hospital admissions to 5 hospital admissions, comparing the week ending December 4th to the week ending January 1st.

“Our hearts remain with those families experiencing the sorrow of losing those they love to COVID-19,” said Dr. Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd, Director of Public Health. “With surging transmission and rapidly rising cases and hospitalizations, our already understaffed health care providers are under enormous strain as they try to care for so many COVID infected people, including those with mild illness who are looking for help and support, with the unintended consequence of compromising response capacity across the entire system. Because high community transmission has the inevitable impact of increasing demand for health care services, the best way to protect health care personnel and our capacity to care for both those with COVID and non-COVID illness, is to double-down on reducing transmission.”

“While it is true that Omicron is much more infectious than previous COVID strains, there are many effective strategies available for reducing transmission risks over the next few weeks,” Ferrer continued. “At the top of the list is avoiding hazardous activities where people are unmasked and in close contact with others. Gatherings should also be postponed for a few weeks, especially if there are participants who are not fully vaccinated, and everyone cannot test before getting together. Lastly, upgrading masks to those that provide a better barrier against virus particles is a commonsense step that increases our own protection along with those around us.”

Today, Public Health confirmed 13 additional deaths and 43,582 new cases of COVID-19. Today’s number of cases and deaths reflect the weekend reporting delays. Of the 13 new deaths reported today, one person was between the ages of 30 and 49, six were between the ages of 50-64, one was between the ages of 65-79, and five were over the age of 80 years old. Of the 13 newly reported deaths, nine had underlying conditions. To date, the total number of deaths in L.A. County is 27,798.

Public Health has identified a total 2,010,964 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of L.A. County. Today’s positivity rate is 21.4%.

There are 3,472 people with COVID-19 currently hospitalized. Testing results are available for more than 10,113,300 individuals, with 16% of people testing positive.

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 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 12:00pm 01/09/2022

Total Cases

NEW

Laboratory Confirmed Cases

2,010,964

43582

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

1,910,797

43582

-- Long Beach

81,729

0

-- Pasadena

18,438

0

Deaths

27,798

13

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

26,345

13

-- Long Beach

1,080

0

-- Pasadena

373

0

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

- 0 to 4

52034

- 5 to 11

133226

- 12 to 17

139423

- 18 to 29

454980

- 30 to 49

631981

- 50 to 64

329013

- 65 to 79

126318

- over 80

42555

- Under Investigation

1267

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

- Female

968403

- Male

891692

- Other

837

- Under Investigation

49865

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

- American Indian/Alaska Native

3247

- Asian

102934

- Black

98600

- Hispanic/Latino

909369

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

8686

- White

251805

- Other

185916

- Under Investigation

350240

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

- Hospitalized (Ever)

112775

**DATA Under reported

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

- American Indian/Alaska Native

62

- Asian

3392

- Black

2359

- Hispanic/Latino

13902

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

97

- White

6292

- Other

206

- Under Investigation

35

CITY / COMMUNITY**

Cases

Case Rate

City of Agoura Hills

2322

11119

City of Alhambra

11665

13451

City of Arcadia

5360

9281

City of Artesia

2985

17773

City of Avalon

45

1163

City of Azusa

9871

19726

City of Baldwin Park

17636

22973

City of Bell

9586

26384

City of Bell Gardens

10515

24413

City of Bellflower

16772

21576

City of Beverly Hills

6027

17459

City of Bradbury

47

4397

City of Burbank

16179

15095

City of Calabasas

2823

11606

City of Carson

17778

18944

City of Cerritos

5735

11455

City of Claremont

4209

11537

City of Commerce*

3308

25312

City of Compton

24105

24128

City of Covina

10758

21941

City of Cudahy

6927

28451

City of Culver City

5083

12751

City of Diamond Bar

6092

10592

City of Downey

26315

23030

City of Duarte

3738

16979

City of El Monte

23501

20040

City of El Segundo

2022

12046

City of Gardena

11277

18393

City of Glendale

33692

16316

City of Glendora

8543

16191

City of Hawaiian Gardens

3117

21239

City of Hawthorne

16788

18908

City of Hermosa Beach

2499

12705

City of Hidden Hills

203

10741

City of Huntington Park

15658

26323

City of Industry

242

55378

City of Inglewood

22329

19659

City of Irwindale

405

27759

City of La Canada Flintridge

2022

9771

City of La Habra Heights

139

2548

City of La Mirada

7317

14752

City of La Puente

9242

22709

City of La Verne

5261

15807

City of Lakewood

13066

16259

City of Lancaster*

36382

22518

City of Lawndale

5932

17647

City of Lomita

2967

14313

City of Lynwood*

18013

25002

City of Malibu

1414

10910

City of Manhattan Beach

3633

10092

City of Maywood

7262

25890

City of Monrovia

5670

14613

City of Montebello

14551

22603

City of Monterey Park

7794

12518

City of Norwalk

23596

21925

City of Palmdale

37577

23638

City of Palos Verdes Estates

1118

8268

City of Paramount

13842

24708

City of Pico Rivera

15726

24463

City of Pomona

37244

23885

City of Rancho Palos Verdes

3512

8216

City of Redondo Beach

7027

10229

City of Rolling Hills

143

7371

City of Rolling Hills Estates

708

8727

City of Rosemead

7379

13332

City of San Dimas*

5702

16520

City of San Fernando

7738

31440

City of San Gabriel

5140

12551

City of San Marino

963

7253

City of Santa Clarita

39108

17742

City of Santa Fe Springs

4477

24379

City of Santa Monica

12047

13031

City of Sierra Madre

1060

9646

City of Signal Hill

2031

17216

City of South El Monte

4737

22681

City of South Gate

26694

27196

City of South Pasadena

2742

10525

City of Temple City

4119

11299

City of Torrance

15577

10436

City of Vernon

184

88038

City of Walnut

3200

10481

City of West Covina

20888

19299

City of West Hollywood

6051

16376

City of Westlake Village

207

2476

City of Whittier

17039

19488

Los Angeles

831296

20553

Los Angeles - Adams-Normandie

1764

21507

Los Angeles - Alsace

2511

20177

Los Angeles - Angeles National Forest

6

15000

Los Angeles - Angelino Heights

468

18705

Los Angeles - Arleta

10089

29354

Los Angeles - Atwater Village

2551

17394

Los Angeles - Baldwin Hills

5209

16736

Los Angeles - Bel Air

1069

12682

Los Angeles - Beverly Crest

1686

13461

Los Angeles - Beverlywood

2148

16306

Los Angeles - Boyle Heights*

23690

27266

Los Angeles - Brentwood

4010

12954

Los Angeles - Brookside

72

12392

Los Angeles - Cadillac-Corning

1282

18003

Los Angeles - Canoga Park

14480

22178

Los Angeles - Carthay

2140

14899

Los Angeles - Central

10437

26767

Los Angeles - Century City

1540

12039

Los Angeles - Century Palms/Cove

9404

27851

Los Angeles - Chatsworth

6670

17997

Los Angeles - Cheviot Hills

1129

12311

Los Angeles - Chinatown

1377

17167

Los Angeles - Cloverdale/Cochran

2766

19006

Los Angeles - Country Club Park

2521

16637

Los Angeles - Crenshaw District

2713

19618

Los Angeles - Crestview

2079

18288

Los Angeles - Del Rey

4328

14458

Los Angeles - Downtown*

8209

29843

Los Angeles - Eagle Rock

6382

16121

Los Angeles - East Hollywood

5156

17605

Los Angeles - Echo Park

2378

16681

Los Angeles - El Sereno

9568

22886

Los Angeles - Elysian Park

982

17192

Los Angeles - Elysian Valley

1955

19221

Los Angeles - Encino

7282

16121

Los Angeles - Exposition

636

19122

Los Angeles - Exposition Park

9765

21740

Los Angeles - Faircrest Heights

620

17222

Los Angeles - Figueroa Park Square

2169

24871

Los Angeles - Florence-Firestone

13568

28597

Los Angeles - Glassell Park

5694

18017

Los Angeles - Gramercy Place

2379

22101

Los Angeles - Granada Hills

11520

19797

Los Angeles - Green Meadows

5863

27263

Los Angeles - Hancock Park

2395

14056

Los Angeles - Harbor City

4687

16123

Los Angeles - Harbor Gateway

8277

18984

Los Angeles - Harbor Pines

321

13325

Los Angeles - Harvard Heights

3648

20227

Los Angeles - Harvard Park

10630

28022

Los Angeles - Highland Park

9363

19349

Los Angeles - Historic Filipinotown

3035

21882

Los Angeles - Hollywood

11704

17148

Los Angeles - Hollywood Hills

3849

13077

Los Angeles - Hyde Park

6396

22410

Los Angeles - Jefferson Park

1791

22185

Los Angeles - Koreatown

8553

16546

Los Angeles - Lafayette Square

856

18776

Los Angeles - Lake Balboa

8794

20836

Los Angeles - Lakeview Terrace

3448

26254

Los Angeles - Leimert Park

2963

19449

Los Angeles - Lincoln Heights

7290

22364

Los Angeles - Little Armenia

1670

20810

Los Angeles - Little Bangladesh

4443

15676

Los Angeles - Little Tokyo

700

22343

Los Angeles - Longwood

947

22003

Los Angeles - Los Feliz

2609

12074

Los Angeles - Manchester Square

1733

20302

Los Angeles - Mandeville Canyon

352

11268

Los Angeles - Mar Vista

5050

11890

Los Angeles - Marina Peninsula

460

10550

Los Angeles - Melrose

14476

18632

Los Angeles - Mid-city

2363

15722

Los Angeles - Miracle Mile

2459

13673

Los Angeles - Mission Hills

6906

28627

Los Angeles - Mt. Washington

4539

18799

Los Angeles - North Hills

14335

23281

Los Angeles - North Hollywood

33859

22361

Los Angeles - Northridge

13358

19138

Los Angeles - Pacific Palisades

2184

10258

Los Angeles - Pacoima

23664

30741

Los Angeles - Palisades Highlands

390

10140

Los Angeles - Palms

5730

13059

Los Angeles - Panorama City

19305

25654

Los Angeles - Park La Brea

1506

11090

Los Angeles - Pico-Union

9751

23304

Los Angeles - Playa Del Rey

318

9950

Los Angeles - Playa Vista

1614

14744

Los Angeles - Porter Ranch

4925

13839

Los Angeles - Rancho Park

975

14863

Los Angeles - Regent Square

485

17446

Los Angeles - Reseda

18046

23554

Los Angeles - Reseda Ranch

1041

22455

Los Angeles - Reynier Village

575

13600

Los Angeles - San Pedro*

13790

17671

Los Angeles - Shadow Hills

723

16276

Los Angeles - Sherman Oaks

13262

15199

Los Angeles - Silverlake

6742

15294

Los Angeles - South Carthay

1663

15696

Los Angeles - South Park

10389

27368

Los Angeles - St Elmo Village

1013

22099

Los Angeles - Studio City

3203

14274

Los Angeles - Sun Valley

14012

26698

Los Angeles - Sunland

3755

18400

Los Angeles - Sycamore Square

82

12674

Los Angeles - Sylmar*

24613

29871

Los Angeles - Tarzana

5775

18704

Los Angeles - Temple-Beaudry

7780

19705

Los Angeles - Thai Town

1577

16077

Los Angeles - Toluca Lake

1215

13959

Los Angeles - Toluca Terrace

264

20214

Los Angeles - Toluca Woods

233

12540

Los Angeles - Tujunga

4925

17709

Los Angeles - University Hills

503

14669

Los Angeles - University Park

5721

20837

Los Angeles - Valley Glen

6404

21335

Los Angeles - Valley Village

4356

17621

Los Angeles - Van Nuys*

21953

23556

Los Angeles - Venice

4803

14174

Los Angeles - Vermont Knolls

4413

25657

Los Angeles - Vermont Square

2219

28980

Los Angeles - Vermont Vista

11032

26786

Los Angeles - Vernon Central

15237

29303

Los Angeles - Victoria Park

1575

18752

Los Angeles - View Heights

523

14158

Los Angeles - Watts

11071

25943

Los Angeles - Wellington Square

966

19654

Los Angeles - West Adams

6007

21741

Los Angeles - West Hills

6068

14966

Los Angeles - West Los Angeles

5505

14627

Los Angeles - West Vernon

14574

27168

Los Angeles - Westchester

6283

12176

Los Angeles - Westlake

11556

19469

Los Angeles - Westwood

6592

12183

Los Angeles - Wholesale District*

11202

31006

Los Angeles - Wilmington

13146

23273

Los Angeles - Wilshire Center

8783

17506

Los Angeles - Winnetka

10851

20954

Los Angeles - Woodland Hills

10371

15239

Unincorporated - Acton

1056

13248

Unincorporated - Agua Dulce

560

13468

Unincorporated - Altadena

5922

13576

Unincorporated - Anaverde

218

14456

Unincorporated - Angeles National Forest

52

4177

Unincorporated - Arcadia

1025

12843

Unincorporated - Athens-Westmont

10142

23896

Unincorporated - Athens Village

1604

32755

Unincorporated - Avocado Heights

1611

23779

Unincorporated - Azusa

3607

22653

Unincorporated - Bassett

3569

24087

Unincorporated - Bouquet Canyon

100

9320

Unincorporated - Bradbury

54

50000

Unincorporated - Canyon Country

1794

23214

Unincorporated - Castaic*

5636

20727

Unincorporated - Cerritos

102

17376

Unincorporated - Charter Oak

1

5000

Unincorporated - Claremont

69

9829

Unincorporated - Covina

3608

21452

Unincorporated - Covina (Charter Oak)

2565

19515

Unincorporated - Del Aire

656

14933

Unincorporated - Del Rey

66

20755

Unincorporated - Del Sur

367

15197

Unincorporated - Desert View Highlands

553

22182

Unincorporated - Duarte

1158

26152

Unincorporated - East Covina

58

17629

Unincorporated - East La Mirada

860

16251

Unincorporated - East Lancaster

22

19298

Unincorporated - East Los Angeles

34478

27523

Unincorporated - East Pasadena

260

4061

Unincorporated - East Rancho Dominguez

3711

24242

Unincorporated - East Whittier

763

14380

Unincorporated - El Camino Village

1367

15550

Unincorporated - El Monte

38

26207

Unincorporated - Elizabeth Lake

147

8850

Unincorporated - Florence-Firestone

18610

28761

Unincorporated - Franklin Canyon

1

8333

Unincorporated - Glendora

125

18939

Unincorporated - Hacienda Heights

8120

14519

Unincorporated - Harbor Gateway

0

0

Unincorporated - Hawthorne

450

17900

Unincorporated - Hi Vista

88

8015

Unincorporated - Kagel/Lopez Canyons

383

27125

Unincorporated - La Crescenta-Montrose

2133

10772

Unincorporated - La Habra Heights

17

2515

Unincorporated - La Rambla

451

21735

Unincorporated - La Verne*

332

16275

Unincorporated - Ladera Heights

914

12926

Unincorporated - Lake Hughes

97

14521

Unincorporated - Lake Los Angeles

2385

18355

Unincorporated - Lake Manor

245

14912

Unincorporated - Lakewood

0

0

Unincorporated - Lennox

4858

21551

Unincorporated - Leona Valley

214

12222

Unincorporated - Littlerock

814

20244

Unincorporated - Littlerock/Juniper Hills

204

15729

Unincorporated - Littlerock/Pearblossom

752

21070

Unincorporated - Llano

72

8210

Unincorporated - Marina del Rey

1265

13442

Unincorporated - Miracle Mile

0

0

Unincorporated - Monrovia

616

15872

Unincorporated - Newhall

74

33636

Unincorporated - North Lancaster

242

20200

Unincorporated - North Whittier

1724

20622

Unincorporated - Northeast San Gabriel

2773

11537

Unincorporated - Padua Hills

17

7907

Unincorporated - Palmdale

157

18646

Unincorporated - Palos Verdes Peninsula

48

7729

Unincorporated - Pearblossom/Llano

227

11605

Unincorporated - Pellissier Village

234

37803

Unincorporated - Placerita Canyon

8

1739

Unincorporated - Pomona

103

5315

Unincorporated - Quartz Hill

2254

17465

Unincorporated - Rancho Dominguez

646

24277

Unincorporated - Roosevelt

137

14715

Unincorporated - Rosewood

281

21851

Unincorporated - Rosewood/East Gardena

297

24895

Unincorporated - Rosewood/West Rancho Dominguez

763

22702

Unincorporated - Rowland Heights

5632

11038

Unincorporated - San Clemente Island

0

0

Unincorporated - San Francisquito Canyon/Bouquet Canyon

27

3147

Unincorporated - San Jose Hills

4674

23115

Unincorporated - San Pasqual

50

2457

Unincorporated - Sand Canyon

34

11039

Unincorporated - Santa Catalina Island

408

152809

Unincorporated - Santa Monica Mountains*

1762

9462

Unincorporated - Saugus

237

152903

Unincorporated - Saugus/Canyon Country

65

18258

Unincorporated - South Antelope Valley

73

16044

Unincorporated - South El Monte

481

26797

Unincorporated - South San Gabriel

1404

15868

Unincorporated - South Whittier

12276

20729

Unincorporated - Southeast Antelope Valley

140

17926

Unincorporated - Stevenson Ranch

2834

13517

Unincorporated - Sun Village

1296

21471

Unincorporated - Sunrise Village

295

22762

Unincorporated - Twin Lakes/Oat Mountain

215

12967

Unincorporated - Val Verde

584

17649

Unincorporated - Valencia

475

15462

Unincorporated - Valinda

5532

23670

Unincorporated - View Park/Windsor Hills

1750

15041

Unincorporated - Walnut Park

4303

26656

Unincorporated - West Antelope Valley

93

6155

Unincorporated - West Carson

3852

17441

Unincorporated - West Chatsworth

4

33333

Unincorporated - West LA

329

34559

Unincorporated - West Puente Valley

2448

24891

Unincorporated - West Rancho Dominguez

295

21707

Unincorporated - West Whittier/Los Nietos

6123

22741

Unincorporated - Westfield/Academy Hills

116

8923

Unincorporated - Westhills

90

10727

Unincorporated - White Fence Farms

516

14010

Unincorporated - Whittier

529

13980

Unincorporated - Whittier Narrows

58

483333

Unincorporated - Willowbrook

9881

28302

Unincorporated - Wiseburn

1008

16725

- Under Investigation

37817

These numbers are subject to change based on further investigation.

* 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.

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