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For Immediate Release:

January 13, 2022

With All COVID-19 Metrics at Elevated Levels, Protecting Skilled Nursing Facility Residents and Staff Is Critical - 45,076 New Positive Cases and 45 New Deaths Due to COVID-19 in Los Angeles County

With COVID cases remaining very high and hospitalization and death counts rising, protecting residents and staff at skilled nursing facilities is even more important.

New cases among skilled nursing residents increased by more than 250% to 443 new cases and among staff by more than 350% to 1,522 for the week ending January 2nd compared to the week prior.

There are also 137 active outbreaks in skilled nursing facilities as of January 8th, an 88% increase from the week prior. The increase in outbreaks across all other sectors was 65% during the same period.

While vaccination rates remain very high at 91% of residents and 97% of staff, booster coverage lags among facility staff, with only 54% receiving a booster. More than 85% of facility residents are boosted. The low percentage of staff boosted likely reflects vaccination status at the end of December, which is shortly after the healthcare worker booster mandate was implemented. It is likely that this percentage will increase leading up to the Feb. 1st deadline.

To continue providing the best protection the most vulnerable residents, a new Health Officer Order was issued on December 23rd that requires workers who provide service or work in high-risk settings, including in hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, and other health care settings and who are currently eligible for a COVID-19 booster vaccination, receive their booster dose by no later than 2-1-22. Workers who are not yet eligible for a booster must receive a booster within 15 days of becoming eligible. Exemptions from the vaccine requirement are permitted only for religious beliefs or qualifying medical conditions.

“I know so many are mourning the loss of a loved one and I send my heartfelt condolences and wishes for healing,” said Dr. Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd, Director of Public Health. “As we continue to see increases in cases, hospitalizations, and now deaths, keeping residents and staff of skilled nursing and long-term care facilities protected is of paramount importance. If you’re currently not up to date on your vaccination and booster, please do not wait. Now is one of the most important and urgent moments to seek this protection. For facility staff, do it not just for yourself but for your family you come back home to and the patients and residents you take care of every day. Their lives often depend on it.” Ferrer continued, “Nonetheless, we face continued challenges and disruptions over this next month related to high rates of transmission and the resulting staffing shortages. We will need everyone to work together to minimize the potential for harm that can accompany a surge of this magnitude.”

Today, Public Health confirmed 45 additional deaths and 45,076 new cases of COVID-19. Of the 45 new deaths reported today, two were between the ages of 30-49, seven people were between the ages of 50 and 64, 14 were between the ages of 65-79, and 17 were over the age of 80 years old. Of the 45 newly reported deaths, 35 had underlying conditions. Information on the one death reported by the City of Long Beach and the four deaths reported by the City of Pasadena are available at: www.LongBeach.gov and www.CityofPasadena.net To date, the total number of deaths in L.A. County are 27,895.

Public Health has identified a total 2,131,523 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of L.A. County. Today’s positivity rate is 20.8%.

There are 4,175 people with COVID-19 currently hospitalized. Testing results are available for more than 10,494,000 individuals, with 19% 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 01/12/2022

Total Cases

NEW

Laboratory Confirmed Cases

2,131,523

45076

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

2,023,608

42679

-- Long Beach

87,797

1973

-- Pasadena

20,118

424

Deaths

27,895

45

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

26,434

40

-- Long Beach

1,084

1

-- Pasadena

377

4

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

- 0 to 4

55982

- 5 to 11

150647

- 12 to 17

154519

- 18 to 29

477380

- 30 to 49

663897

- 50 to 64

344403

- 65 to 79

131576

- over 80

43878

- Under Investigation

1326

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

- Female

1026385

- Male

942224

- Other

854

- Under Investigation

54145

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

- American Indian/Alaska Native

3476

- Asian

111112

- Black

104091

- Hispanic/Latino

956327

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

9807

- White

265041

- Other

200219

- Under Investigation

373535

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

- Hospitalized (Ever)

114266

**DATA Under reported

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

- American Indian/Alaska Native

63

- Asian

3399

- Black

2369

- Hispanic/Latino

13938

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

95

- White

6327

- Other

207

- Under Investigation

36

CITY / COMMUNITY**

Cases

Case Rate

City of Agoura Hills

2443

11699

City of Alhambra

12441

14346

City of Arcadia

5747

9951

City of Artesia

3158

18803

City of Avalon

46

1189

City of Azusa

10361

20705

City of Baldwin Park

18328

23874

City of Bell

10056

27678

City of Bell Gardens

10860

25214

City of Bellflower

17756

22842

City of Beverly Hills

6362

18430

City of Bradbury

49

4584

City of Burbank

17148

15999

City of Calabasas

2988

12285

City of Carson

19074

20325

City of Cerritos

6131

12246

City of Claremont

4456

12214

City of Commerce*

3433

26268

City of Compton

25397

25421

City of Covina

11341

23130

City of Cudahy

7362

30238

City of Culver City

5377

13488

City of Diamond Bar

6522

11340

City of Downey

27673

24219

City of Duarte

3942

17905

City of El Monte

24670

21037

City of El Segundo

2153

12826

City of Gardena

11973

19529

City of Glendale

35149

17022

City of Glendora

9020

17095

City of Hawaiian Gardens

3276

22322

City of Hawthorne

17771

20015

City of Hermosa Beach

2660

13523

City of Hidden Hills

214

11323

City of Huntington Park

16443

27643

City of Industry

251

57437

City of Inglewood

23455

20650

City of Irwindale

422

28924

City of La Canada Flintridge

2123

10260

City of La Habra Heights

143

2621

City of La Mirada

7791

15708

City of La Puente

9683

23793

City of La Verne

5526

16604

City of Lakewood

14029

17457

City of Lancaster*

38050

23550

City of Lawndale

6258

18617

City of Lomita

3185

15365

City of Lynwood*

18862

26180

City of Malibu

1558

12021

City of Manhattan Beach

3882

10784

City of Maywood

7639

27234

City of Monrovia

6097

15714

City of Montebello

15205

23619

City of Monterey Park

8342

13398

City of Norwalk

24865

23104

City of Palmdale

39589

24904

City of Palos Verdes Estates

1180

8727

City of Paramount

14481

25848

City of Pico Rivera

16356

25443

City of Pomona

39453

25302

City of Rancho Palos Verdes

3751

8775

City of Redondo Beach

7596

11057

City of Rolling Hills

153

7887

City of Rolling Hills Estates

754

9294

City of Rosemead

7870

14219

City of San Dimas*

6049

17525

City of San Fernando

8087

32858

City of San Gabriel

5405

13198

City of San Marino

1022

7698

City of Santa Clarita

41530

18841

City of Santa Fe Springs

4776

26007

City of Santa Monica

12785

13830

City of Sierra Madre

1127

10256

City of Signal Hill

2183

18505

City of South El Monte

4950

23701

City of South Gate

28298

28830

City of South Pasadena

2941

11289

City of Temple City

4443

12188

City of Torrance

16598

11120

City of Vernon

197

94258

City of Walnut

3415

11185

City of West Covina

21999

20325

City of West Hollywood

6335

17144

City of Westlake Village

218

2608

City of Whittier

17950

20530

Los Angeles

881274

21789

Los Angeles - Adams-Normandie

1897

23129

Los Angeles - Alsace

2667

21430

Los Angeles - Angeles National Forest

6

15000

Los Angeles - Angelino Heights

479

19145

Los Angeles - Arleta

10671

31047

Los Angeles - Atwater Village

2709

18471

Los Angeles - Baldwin Hills

5552

17838

Los Angeles - Bel Air

1129

13394

Los Angeles - Beverly Crest

1792

14307

Los Angeles - Beverlywood

2262

17171

Los Angeles - Boyle Heights*

24992

28765

Los Angeles - Brentwood

4236

13684

Los Angeles - Brookside

73

12565

Los Angeles - Cadillac-Corning

1374

19295

Los Angeles - Canoga Park

15357

23522

Los Angeles - Carthay

2276

15846

Los Angeles - Central

10993

28193

Los Angeles - Century City

1642

12836

Los Angeles - Century Palms/Cove

10152

30066

Los Angeles - Chatsworth

7084

19114

Los Angeles - Cheviot Hills

1192

12997

Los Angeles - Chinatown

1471

18339

Los Angeles - Cloverdale/Cochran

2952

20284

Los Angeles - Country Club Park

2633

17376

Los Angeles - Crenshaw District

2890

20898

Los Angeles - Crestview

2188

19247

Los Angeles - Del Rey

4577

15289

Los Angeles - Downtown*

8767

31872

Los Angeles - Eagle Rock

6727

16992

Los Angeles - East Hollywood

5451

18612

Los Angeles - Echo Park

2479

17389

Los Angeles - El Sereno

10073

24093

Los Angeles - Elysian Park

1029

18015

Los Angeles - Elysian Valley

2036

20018

Los Angeles - Encino

7745

17146

Los Angeles - Exposition

684

20565

Los Angeles - Exposition Park

10419

23196

Los Angeles - Faircrest Heights

662

18389

Los Angeles - Figueroa Park Square

2314

26534

Los Angeles - Florence-Firestone

14434

30423

Los Angeles - Glassell Park

5987

18944

Los Angeles - Gramercy Place

2551

23699

Los Angeles - Granada Hills

12207

20977

Los Angeles - Green Meadows

6288

29240

Los Angeles - Hancock Park

2539

14901

Los Angeles - Harbor City

5061

17410

Los Angeles - Harbor Gateway

8850

20298

Los Angeles - Harbor Pines

354

14695

Los Angeles - Harvard Heights

3845

21320

Los Angeles - Harvard Park

11250

29656

Los Angeles - Highland Park

9848

20351

Los Angeles - Historic Filipinotown

3215

23180

Los Angeles - Hollywood

12371

18125

Los Angeles - Hollywood Hills

4075

13845

Los Angeles - Hyde Park

6871

24074

Los Angeles - Jefferson Park

1894

23461

Los Angeles - Koreatown

9021

17451

Los Angeles - Lafayette Square

913

20026

Los Angeles - Lake Balboa

9337

22122

Los Angeles - Lakeview Terrace

3588

27320

Los Angeles - Leimert Park

3151

20683

Los Angeles - Lincoln Heights

7676

23548

Los Angeles - Little Armenia

1738

21657

Los Angeles - Little Bangladesh

4751

16763

Los Angeles - Little Tokyo

740

23620

Los Angeles - Longwood

1003

23304

Los Angeles - Los Feliz

2791

12917

Los Angeles - Manchester Square

1842

21579

Los Angeles - Mandeville Canyon

386

12356

Los Angeles - Mar Vista

5389

12689

Los Angeles - Marina Peninsula

490

11239

Los Angeles - Melrose

15232

19605

Los Angeles - Mid-city

2489

16560

Los Angeles - Miracle Mile

2619

14562

Los Angeles - Mission Hills

7340

30426

Los Angeles - Mt. Washington

4771

19760

Los Angeles - North Hills

15197

24680

Los Angeles - North Hollywood

35699

23576

Los Angeles - Northridge

14235

20395

Los Angeles - Pacific Palisades

2315

10873

Los Angeles - Pacoima

24883

32324

Los Angeles - Palisades Highlands

423

10998

Los Angeles - Palms

6064

13820

Los Angeles - Panorama City

20425

27143

Los Angeles - Park La Brea

1632

12018

Los Angeles - Pico-Union

10292

24597

Los Angeles - Playa Del Rey

331

10357

Los Angeles - Playa Vista

1711

15630

Los Angeles - Porter Ranch

5321

14952

Los Angeles - Rancho Park

1029

15686

Los Angeles - Regent Square

508

18273

Los Angeles - Reseda

19080

24903

Los Angeles - Reseda Ranch

1098

23684

Los Angeles - Reynier Village

615

14546

Los Angeles - San Pedro*

14814

18983

Los Angeles - Shadow Hills

764

17199

Los Angeles - Sherman Oaks

14136

16201

Los Angeles - Silverlake

7128

16169

Los Angeles - South Carthay

1751

16527

Los Angeles - South Park

11033

29064

Los Angeles - St Elmo Village

1065

23233

Los Angeles - Studio City

3392

15116

Los Angeles - Sun Valley

14715

28038

Los Angeles - Sunland

3944

19326

Los Angeles - Sycamore Square

88

13601

Los Angeles - Sylmar*

25814

31328

Los Angeles - Tarzana

6037

19552

Los Angeles - Temple-Beaudry

8145

20630

Los Angeles - Thai Town

1672

17046

Los Angeles - Toluca Lake

1279

14694

Los Angeles - Toluca Terrace

279

21363

Los Angeles - Toluca Woods

247

13294

Los Angeles - Tujunga

5179

18623

Los Angeles - University Hills

535

15602

Los Angeles - University Park

6174

22487

Los Angeles - Valley Glen

6729

22418

Los Angeles - Valley Village

4596

18592

Los Angeles - Van Nuys*

23137

24827

Los Angeles - Venice

5085

15007

Los Angeles - Vermont Knolls

4718

27430

Los Angeles - Vermont Square

2347

30652

Los Angeles - Vermont Vista

11730

28481

Los Angeles - Vernon Central

16082

30928

Los Angeles - Victoria Park

1682

20026

Los Angeles - View Heights

548

14835

Los Angeles - Watts

11906

27900

Los Angeles - Wellington Square

1030

20956

Los Angeles - West Adams

6373

23066

Los Angeles - West Hills

6415

15822

Los Angeles - West Los Angeles

5814

15448

Los Angeles - West Vernon

15444

28790

Los Angeles - Westchester

6669

12924

Los Angeles - Westlake

12291

20708

Los Angeles - Westwood

7155

13223

Los Angeles - Wholesale District*

11859

32824

Los Angeles - Wilmington

14147

25045

Los Angeles - Wilshire Center

9358

18653

Los Angeles - Winnetka

11510

22226

Los Angeles - Woodland Hills

10958

16102

Unincorporated - Acton

1122

14076

Unincorporated - Agua Dulce

588

14141

Unincorporated - Altadena

6241

14308

Unincorporated - Anaverde

234

15517

Unincorporated - Angeles National Forest

55

4418

Unincorporated - Arcadia

1087

13620

Unincorporated - Athens-Westmont

10802

25451

Unincorporated - Athens Village

1715

35021

Unincorporated - Avocado Heights

1688

24915

Unincorporated - Azusa

3756

23589

Unincorporated - Bassett

3710

25039

Unincorporated - Bouquet Canyon

108

10065

Unincorporated - Bradbury

54

50000

Unincorporated - Canyon Country

1915

24780

Unincorporated - Castaic*

5849

21511

Unincorporated - Cerritos

113

19250

Unincorporated - Charter Oak

1

5000

Unincorporated - Claremont

72

10256

Unincorporated - Covina

3762

22368

Unincorporated - Covina (Charter Oak)

2691

20473

Unincorporated - Del Aire

689

15684

Unincorporated - Del Rey

69

21698

Unincorporated - Del Sur

387

16025

Unincorporated - Desert View Highlands

586

23506

Unincorporated - Duarte

1225

27665

Unincorporated - East Covina

60

18237

Unincorporated - East La Mirada

925

17479

Unincorporated - East Lancaster

24

21053

Unincorporated - East Los Angeles

36305

28982

Unincorporated - East Pasadena

264

4123

Unincorporated - East Rancho Dominguez

3886

25385

Unincorporated - East Whittier

804

15153

Unincorporated - El Camino Village

1432

16289

Unincorporated - El Monte

39

26897

Unincorporated - Elizabeth Lake

155

9332

Unincorporated - Florence-Firestone

19802

30604

Unincorporated - Franklin Canyon

1

8333

Unincorporated - Glendora

130

19697

Unincorporated - Hacienda Heights

8664

15492

Unincorporated - Harbor Gateway

3

300000

Unincorporated - Hawthorne

473

18815

Unincorporated - Hi Vista

91

8288

Unincorporated - Kagel/Lopez Canyons

399

28258

Unincorporated - La Crescenta-Montrose

2239

11308

Unincorporated - La Habra Heights

17

2515

Unincorporated - La Rambla

470

22651

Unincorporated - La Verne*

352

17255

Unincorporated - Ladera Heights

972

13746

Unincorporated - Lake Hughes

105

15719

Unincorporated - Lake Los Angeles

2481

19093

Unincorporated - Lake Manor

254

15460

Unincorporated - Lakewood

0

0

Unincorporated - Lennox

5049

22398

Unincorporated - Leona Valley

221

12621

Unincorporated - Littlerock

851

21164

Unincorporated - Littlerock/Juniper Hills

218

16808

Unincorporated - Littlerock/Pearblossom

784

21967

Unincorporated - Llano

73

8324

Unincorporated - Marina del Rey

1312

13941

Unincorporated - Miracle Mile

0

0

Unincorporated - Monrovia

654

16851

Unincorporated - Newhall

74

33636

Unincorporated - North Lancaster

248

20701

Unincorporated - North Whittier

1801

21543

Unincorporated - Northeast San Gabriel

2957

12302

Unincorporated - Padua Hills

17

7907

Unincorporated - Palmdale

168

19952

Unincorporated - Palos Verdes Peninsula

48

7729

Unincorporated - Pearblossom/Llano

238

12168

Unincorporated - Pellissier Village

241

38934

Unincorporated - Placerita Canyon

9

1957

Unincorporated - Pomona

105

5418

Unincorporated - Quartz Hill

2353

18232

Unincorporated - Rancho Dominguez

685

25742

Unincorporated - Roosevelt

149

16004

Unincorporated - Rosewood

306

23795

Unincorporated - Rosewood/East Gardena

316

26488

Unincorporated - Rosewood/West Rancho Dominguez

829

24665

Unincorporated - Rowland Heights

6094

11944

Unincorporated - San Clemente Island

0

0

Unincorporated - San Francisquito Canyon/Bouquet Canyon

29

3380

Unincorporated - San Jose Hills

4934

24400

Unincorporated - San Pasqual

53

2604

Unincorporated - Sand Canyon

35

11364

Unincorporated - Santa Catalina Island

451

168914

Unincorporated - Santa Monica Mountains*

1986

10665

Unincorporated - Saugus

246

158710

Unincorporated - Saugus/Canyon Country

68

19101

Unincorporated - South Antelope Valley

76

16703

Unincorporated - South El Monte

508

28301

Unincorporated - South San Gabriel

1493

16874

Unincorporated - South Whittier

12922

21820

Unincorporated - Southeast Antelope Valley

152

19462

Unincorporated - Stevenson Ranch

3016

14385

Unincorporated - Sun Village

1361

22548

Unincorporated - Sunrise Village

312

24074

Unincorporated - Twin Lakes/Oat Mountain

240

14475

Unincorporated - Val Verde

621

18767

Unincorporated - Valencia

508

16536

Unincorporated - Valinda

5822

24911

Unincorporated - View Park/Windsor Hills

1851

15909

Unincorporated - Walnut Park

4568

28297

Unincorporated - West Antelope Valley

98

6486

Unincorporated - West Carson

4123

18668

Unincorporated - West Chatsworth

4

33333

Unincorporated - West LA

365

38340

Unincorporated - West Puente Valley

2550

25928

Unincorporated - West Rancho Dominguez

306

22517

Unincorporated - West Whittier/Los Nietos

6430

23881

Unincorporated - Westfield/Academy Hills

125

9615

Unincorporated - Westhills

95

11323

Unincorporated - White Fence Farms

538

14608

Unincorporated - Whittier

543

14350

Unincorporated - Whittier Narrows

58

483333

Unincorporated - Willowbrook

10489

30043

Unincorporated - Wiseburn

1095

18168

- Under Investigation

43063

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