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For Immediate Release:

January 12, 2022

Public Health Reports Troubling Increase in Deaths Due to COVID-19; Positivity Rate Among Students and School Staff Climbs to More than 14% - 40,452 New Positive Cases and 39 New Deaths Due to COVID-19 in Los Angeles County

As the Omicron variant continues to spread across the county, today Public Health is reporting a total of 39 deaths, the highest number of new deaths since September 22nd when Public Health reported 41 new deaths. Of the 36 deaths for which Public Health has full data, 78% were in among those 65 years of age and older. All but one death occurred in January, likely reflecting an increase in deaths associated with the higher December case and hospitalization numbers.

As more students and staff returned to in-person learning this week, amid the surge in cases, routine testing at schools across many districts identified thousands of students and staff infected with COVID-19. For the week of January 3rd through January 9th, 547,466 tests were administered across school districts in the County, with most testing occurring for LAUSD students and staff. Last week, 80,424 positive cases were identified, including 68,560 cases among LAUSD staff and students, resulting in a test positivity rate of 14.6%. A total of three outbreaks among youth sports teams were also identified last week, with an additional 26 school related outbreaks still being monitored.

In response to this latest surge, Public Health is working closely with LACOE and school districts to implement additional layers of protection for staff and students. This includes delivering over 1.4 million test kits, which were provided by the state, to 84 school districts and charter schools, as well as, expanding contracted testing capacity at parochial and private schools. Additionally, exposure management and testing resources have been aligned to support safely allowing as many students and staff to remain in school during the surge.

“Our hearts remain with those families experiencing the sorrow of losing a loved one to COVID,” said Dr. Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd, Director of Public Health. “As schools reopen countywide, we are seeing a high number of students and staff testing positive reflecting the explosive rate of community spread. Given the importance of ensuring that our schools remain safe for in-person learning, layering in protections is a most sensible approach. Masking indoors and in crowded outdoor spaces reduces transmission opportunities; testing those who are close contacts of infected students or school staff can quickly identify others who may now be infected, and limit continued spread; and, making it easy for those eligible to get their booster doses helps ensure that immune systems are best primed to repel the virus. We are grateful for the hard work of school superintendents, labor partners and staff, parents and students to implement strategies that promote safety at schools.”

Today, Public Health confirmed 39 additional deaths and 40,452 new cases of COVID-19. Of the 39 new deaths reported today, one was between the ages of 30-49, seven people were between the ages of 50 and 64, 12 were between the ages of 65-79, and 16 were over the age of 80 years old. Of the 39 newly reported deaths, 33 had underlying conditions. To date, the total number of deaths in L.A. County is 27,850.

Public Health has identified a total 2,086,581 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of L.A. County. Today’s positivity rate is 20.4%.

There are 3,912 people with COVID-19 currently hospitalized. Testing results are available for more than 10,442,400 individuals, with 18% 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.

Remain home when sick, isolate if positive and quarantine when in close contact.

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

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 01/11/2022

Total Cases

NEW

Laboratory Confirmed Cases

2,086,581

40452

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

1,981,063

38286

-- Long Beach

85,824

1878

-- Pasadena

19,694

288

Deaths

27,850

39

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

26,394

36

-- Long Beach

1,083

3

-- Pasadena

373

0

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

- 0 to 4

54426

- 5 to 11

143662

- 12 to 17

149448

- 18 to 29

469070

- 30 to 49

651847

- 50 to 64

338498

- 65 to 79

129442

- over 80

43376

- Under Investigation

1294

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

- Female

1004766

- Male

923257

- Other

846

- Under Investigation

52194

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

- American Indian/Alaska Native

3406

- Asian

108209

- Black

102307

- Hispanic/Latino

939243

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

9459

- White

260270

- Other

194801

- Under Investigation

363368

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

- Hospitalized (Ever)

113756

**DATA Under reported

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

- American Indian/Alaska Native

63

- Asian

3395

- Black

2366

- Hispanic/Latino

13926

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

96

- White

6308

- Other

206

- Under Investigation

34

CITY / COMMUNITY**

Cases

Case Rate

City of Agoura Hills

2402

11502

City of Alhambra

12157

14018

City of Arcadia

5617

9726

City of Artesia

3101

18464

City of Avalon

46

1189

City of Azusa

10129

20242

City of Baldwin Park

18069

23537

City of Bell

9863

27147

City of Bell Gardens

10732

24917

City of Bellflower

17398

22381

City of Beverly Hills

6243

18085

City of Bradbury

49

4584

City of Burbank

16830

15703

City of Calabasas

2929

12042

City of Carson

18680

19905

City of Cerritos

6005

11994

City of Claremont

4356

11939

City of Commerce*

3391

25947

City of Compton

24936

24960

City of Covina

11126

22691

City of Cudahy

7158

29400

City of Culver City

5264

13205

City of Diamond Bar

6365

11067

City of Downey

27130

23743

City of Duarte

3852

17496

City of El Monte

24150

20594

City of El Segundo

2099

12504

City of Gardena

11773

19202

City of Glendale

34569

16741

City of Glendora

8782

16644

City of Hawaiian Gardens

3222

21954

City of Hawthorne

17409

19608

City of Hermosa Beach

2601

13223

City of Hidden Hills

207

10952

City of Huntington Park

16118

27096

City of Industry

247

56522

City of Inglewood

23054

20297

City of Irwindale

417

28581

City of La Canada Flintridge

2093

10115

City of La Habra Heights

143

2621

City of La Mirada

7652

15428

City of La Puente

9545

23454

City of La Verne

5404

16237

City of Lakewood

13725

17079

City of Lancaster*

37461

23186

City of Lawndale

6145

18281

City of Lomita

3120

15051

City of Lynwood*

18536

25728

City of Malibu

1506

11619

City of Manhattan Beach

3814

10595

City of Maywood

7480

26668

City of Monrovia

5924

15268

City of Montebello

14966

23248

City of Monterey Park

8165

13114

City of Norwalk

24483

22749

City of Palmdale

38845

24436

City of Palos Verdes Estates

1156

8549

City of Paramount

14265

25463

City of Pico Rivera

16116

25070

City of Pomona

38365

24604

City of Rancho Palos Verdes

3661

8564

City of Redondo Beach

7321

10657

City of Rolling Hills

148

7629

City of Rolling Hills Estates

740

9121

City of Rosemead

7691

13895

City of San Dimas*

5911

17125

City of San Fernando

7937

32248

City of San Gabriel

5302

12946

City of San Marino

989

7449

City of Santa Clarita

40603

18420

City of Santa Fe Springs

4687

25523

City of Santa Monica

12474

13493

City of Sierra Madre

1096

9974

City of Signal Hill

2128

18038

City of South El Monte

4849

23218

City of South Gate

27597

28116

City of South Pasadena

2854

10955

City of Temple City

4319

11847

City of Torrance

16235

10876

City of Vernon

195

93301

City of Walnut

3356

10992

City of West Covina

21578

19936

City of West Hollywood

6240

16887

City of Westlake Village

213

2548

City of Whittier

17639

20175

Los Angeles

862674

21329

Los Angeles - Adams-Normandie

1858

22653

Los Angeles - Alsace

2622

21069

Los Angeles - Angeles National Forest

6

15000

Los Angeles - Angelino Heights

477

19065

Los Angeles - Arleta

10432

30352

Los Angeles - Atwater Village

2645

18035

Los Angeles - Baldwin Hills

5428

17439

Los Angeles - Bel Air

1103

13086

Los Angeles - Beverly Crest

1759

14044

Los Angeles - Beverlywood

2212

16792

Los Angeles - Boyle Heights*

24429

28117

Los Angeles - Brentwood

4151

13410

Los Angeles - Brookside

72

12392

Los Angeles - Cadillac-Corning

1339

18804

Los Angeles - Canoga Park

15028

23018

Los Angeles - Carthay

2227

15505

Los Angeles - Central

10778

27642

Los Angeles - Century City

1612

12602

Los Angeles - Century Palms/Cove

9891

29293

Los Angeles - Chatsworth

6948

18747

Los Angeles - Cheviot Hills

1167

12725

Los Angeles - Chinatown

1438

17928

Los Angeles - Cloverdale/Cochran

2885

19824

Los Angeles - Country Club Park

2597

17139

Los Angeles - Crenshaw District

2813

20341

Los Angeles - Crestview

2146

18878

Los Angeles - Del Rey

4472

14939

Los Angeles - Downtown*

8479

30825

Los Angeles - Eagle Rock

6586

16636

Los Angeles - East Hollywood

5349

18264

Los Angeles - Echo Park

2444

17144

Los Angeles - El Sereno

9877

23625

Los Angeles - Elysian Park

1014

17752

Los Angeles - Elysian Valley

2010

19762

Los Angeles - Encino

7583

16787

Los Angeles - Exposition

668

20084

Los Angeles - Exposition Park

10156

22611

Los Angeles - Faircrest Heights

647

17972

Los Angeles - Figueroa Park Square

2275

26086

Los Angeles - Florence-Firestone

14161

29847

Los Angeles - Glassell Park

5891

18640

Los Angeles - Gramercy Place

2488

23114

Los Angeles - Granada Hills

11947

20531

Los Angeles - Green Meadows

6123

28472

Los Angeles - Hancock Park

2489

14608

Los Angeles - Harbor City

4926

16945

Los Angeles - Harbor Gateway

8694

19940

Los Angeles - Harbor Pines

338

14031

Los Angeles - Harvard Heights

3786

20993

Los Angeles - Harvard Park

11035

29089

Los Angeles - Highland Park

9689

20022

Los Angeles - Historic Filipinotown

3145

22675

Los Angeles - Hollywood

12154

17807

Los Angeles - Hollywood Hills

3989

13552

Los Angeles - Hyde Park

6719

23542

Los Angeles - Jefferson Park

1859

23027

Los Angeles - Koreatown

8833

17087

Los Angeles - Lafayette Square

891

19544

Los Angeles - Lake Balboa

9143

21663

Los Angeles - Lakeview Terrace

3539

26947

Los Angeles - Leimert Park

3102

20361

Los Angeles - Lincoln Heights

7489

22975

Los Angeles - Little Armenia

1715

21371

Los Angeles - Little Bangladesh

4641

16374

Los Angeles - Little Tokyo

725

23141

Los Angeles - Longwood

983

22839

Los Angeles - Los Feliz

2719

12583

Los Angeles - Manchester Square

1807

21169

Los Angeles - Mandeville Canyon

373

11940

Los Angeles - Mar Vista

5265

12397

Los Angeles - Marina Peninsula

481

11032

Los Angeles - Melrose

14969

19266

Los Angeles - Mid-city

2446

16274

Los Angeles - Miracle Mile

2572

14301

Los Angeles - Mission Hills

7190

29804

Los Angeles - Mt. Washington

4689

19420

Los Angeles - North Hills

14898

24195

Los Angeles - North Hollywood

35025

23131

Los Angeles - Northridge

13899

19913

Los Angeles - Pacific Palisades

2252

10577

Los Angeles - Pacoima

24354

31637

Los Angeles - Palisades Highlands

413

10738

Los Angeles - Palms

5940

13538

Los Angeles - Panorama City

19982

26554

Los Angeles - Park La Brea

1582

11649

Los Angeles - Pico-Union

10091

24117

Los Angeles - Playa Del Rey

327

10232

Los Angeles - Playa Vista

1674

15292

Los Angeles - Porter Ranch

5156

14488

Los Angeles - Rancho Park

1011

15412

Los Angeles - Regent Square

499

17950

Los Angeles - Reseda

18693

24398

Los Angeles - Reseda Ranch

1080

23296

Los Angeles - Reynier Village

599

14167

Los Angeles - San Pedro*

14513

18597

Los Angeles - Shadow Hills

746

16794

Los Angeles - Sherman Oaks

13772

15784

Los Angeles - Silverlake

6961

15791

Los Angeles - South Carthay

1724

16272

Los Angeles - South Park

10821

28506

Los Angeles - St Elmo Village

1047

22840

Los Angeles - Studio City

3316

14777

Los Angeles - Sun Valley

14453

27538

Los Angeles - Sunland

3868

18953

Los Angeles - Sycamore Square

86

13292

Los Angeles - Sylmar*

25342

30756

Los Angeles - Tarzana

5948

19264

Los Angeles - Temple-Beaudry

8018

20308

Los Angeles - Thai Town

1630

16617

Los Angeles - Toluca Lake

1262

14499

Los Angeles - Toluca Terrace

273

20904

Los Angeles - Toluca Woods

237

12756

Los Angeles - Tujunga

5082

18274

Los Angeles - University Hills

523

15252

Los Angeles - University Park

6000

21853

Los Angeles - Valley Glen

6602

21995

Los Angeles - Valley Village

4500

18204

Los Angeles - Van Nuys*

22692

24349

Los Angeles - Venice

4980

14697

Los Angeles - Vermont Knolls

4626

26895

Los Angeles - Vermont Square

2311

30182

Los Angeles - Vermont Vista

11517

27963

Los Angeles - Vernon Central

15744

30278

Los Angeles - Victoria Park

1646

19598

Los Angeles - View Heights

538

14564

Los Angeles - Watts

11611

27209

Los Angeles - Wellington Square

1001

20366

Los Angeles - West Adams

6262

22664

Los Angeles - West Hills

6278

15484

Los Angeles - West Los Angeles

5714

15182

Los Angeles - West Vernon

15153

28247

Los Angeles - Westchester

6508

12612

Los Angeles - Westlake

12030

20268

Los Angeles - Westwood

6923

12795

Los Angeles - Wholesale District*

11446

31681

Los Angeles - Wilmington

13815

24457

Los Angeles - Wilshire Center

9131

18200

Los Angeles - Winnetka

11245

21714

Los Angeles - Woodland Hills

10750

15796

Unincorporated - Acton

1093

13712

Unincorporated - Agua Dulce

578

13901

Unincorporated - Altadena

6125

14042

Unincorporated - Anaverde

229

15186

Unincorporated - Angeles National Forest

55

4418

Unincorporated - Arcadia

1063

13319

Unincorporated - Athens-Westmont

10605

24987

Unincorporated - Athens Village

1689

34491

Unincorporated - Avocado Heights

1661

24517

Unincorporated - Azusa

3693

23193

Unincorporated - Bassett

3664

24728

Unincorporated - Bouquet Canyon

104

9692

Unincorporated - Bradbury

54

50000

Unincorporated - Canyon Country

1864

24120

Unincorporated - Castaic*

5776

21242

Unincorporated - Cerritos

109

18569

Unincorporated - Charter Oak

1

5000

Unincorporated - Claremont

72

10256

Unincorporated - Covina

3709

22052

Unincorporated - Covina (Charter Oak)

2640

20085

Unincorporated - Del Aire

680

15479

Unincorporated - Del Rey

68

21384

Unincorporated - Del Sur

376

15569

Unincorporated - Desert View Highlands

571

22904

Unincorporated - Duarte

1195

26987

Unincorporated - East Covina

60

18237

Unincorporated - East La Mirada

900

17007

Unincorporated - East Lancaster

23

20175

Unincorporated - East Los Angeles

35511

28348

Unincorporated - East Pasadena

261

4076

Unincorporated - East Rancho Dominguez

3818

24941

Unincorporated - East Whittier

787

14832

Unincorporated - El Camino Village

1407

16005

Unincorporated - El Monte

38

26207

Unincorporated - Elizabeth Lake

153

9211

Unincorporated - Florence-Firestone

19336

29883

Unincorporated - Franklin Canyon

1

8333

Unincorporated - Glendora

126

19091

Unincorporated - Hacienda Heights

8454

15116

Unincorporated - Harbor Gateway

3

300000

Unincorporated - Hawthorne

465

18496

Unincorporated - Hi Vista

88

8015

Unincorporated - Kagel/Lopez Canyons

390

27620

Unincorporated - La Crescenta-Montrose

2203

11126

Unincorporated - La Habra Heights

17

2515

Unincorporated - La Rambla

463

22313

Unincorporated - La Verne*

343

16814

Unincorporated - Ladera Heights

959

13562

Unincorporated - Lake Hughes

104

15569

Unincorporated - Lake Los Angeles

2438

18763

Unincorporated - Lake Manor

253

15399

Unincorporated - Lakewood

0

0

Unincorporated - Lennox

4955

21981

Unincorporated - Leona Valley

215

12279

Unincorporated - Littlerock

840

20890

Unincorporated - Littlerock/Juniper Hills

216

16654

Unincorporated - Littlerock/Pearblossom

773

21659

Unincorporated - Llano

73

8324

Unincorporated - Marina del Rey

1296

13771

Unincorporated - Miracle Mile

0

0

Unincorporated - Monrovia

640

16491

Unincorporated - Newhall

74

33636

Unincorporated - North Lancaster

243

20284

Unincorporated - North Whittier

1771

21184

Unincorporated - Northeast San Gabriel

2895

12044

Unincorporated - Padua Hills

17

7907

Unincorporated - Palmdale

162

19240

Unincorporated - Palos Verdes Peninsula

48

7729

Unincorporated - Pearblossom/Llano

231

11810

Unincorporated - Pellissier Village

236

38126

Unincorporated - Placerita Canyon

8

1739

Unincorporated - Pomona

104

5366

Unincorporated - Quartz Hill

2314

17930

Unincorporated - Rancho Dominguez

670

25179

Unincorporated - Roosevelt

146

15682

Unincorporated - Rosewood

297

23095

Unincorporated - Rosewood/East Gardena

308

25817

Unincorporated - Rosewood/West Rancho Dominguez

804

23921

Unincorporated - Rowland Heights

5950

11662

Unincorporated - San Clemente Island

0

0

Unincorporated - San Francisquito Canyon/Bouquet Canyon

28

3263

Unincorporated - San Jose Hills

4853

24000

Unincorporated - San Pasqual

51

2506

Unincorporated - Sand Canyon

34

11039

Unincorporated - Santa Catalina Island

431

161423

Unincorporated - Santa Monica Mountains*

1873

10059

Unincorporated - Saugus

241

155484

Unincorporated - Saugus/Canyon Country

68

19101

Unincorporated - South Antelope Valley

74

16264

Unincorporated - South El Monte

500

27855

Unincorporated - South San Gabriel

1466

16569

Unincorporated - South Whittier

12679

21409

Unincorporated - Southeast Antelope Valley

149

19078

Unincorporated - Stevenson Ranch

2940

14023

Unincorporated - Sun Village

1337

22150

Unincorporated - Sunrise Village

308

23765

Unincorporated - Twin Lakes/Oat Mountain

233

14053

Unincorporated - Val Verde

599

18102

Unincorporated - Valencia

495

16113

Unincorporated - Valinda

5735

24539

Unincorporated - View Park/Windsor Hills

1819

15634

Unincorporated - Walnut Park

4467

27671

Unincorporated - West Antelope Valley

96

6353

Unincorporated - West Carson

4034

18265

Unincorporated - West Chatsworth

4

33333

Unincorporated - West LA

358

37605

Unincorporated - West Puente Valley

2510

25521

Unincorporated - West Rancho Dominguez

304

22369

Unincorporated - West Whittier/Los Nietos

6318

23465

Unincorporated - Westfield/Academy Hills

122

9385

Unincorporated - Westhills

94

11204

Unincorporated - White Fence Farms

530

14390

Unincorporated - Whittier

537

14191

Unincorporated - Whittier Narrows

58

483333

Unincorporated - Willowbrook

10265

29402

Unincorporated - Wiseburn

1069

17737

- Under Investigation

40927




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