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For Immediate Release:

January 18, 2022

More People Ending Up in the ICU As L.A County Hospitals Experience Ongoing Strain Due to Increases in Healthcare Worker Positive Cases - 22,688 New Positive Cases and 37 New Deaths Due to COVID-19 in Los Angeles County

With the Omicron variant continuing to spread at a rapid pace, Public Health data shows more residents are requiring treatment for severe illness in the ICU.

As of January 17th, both the 7-day average of new admissions of people with COVID-19 and the total number of patients admitted into the ICU had increased from a week prior. New daily admissions increased by 9.5% to a total of 644 patients, up from 588 patients the week of January 11th. Additionally, 31% of COVID confirmed patients were in the ICU, and 27% were requiring ventilation, which was also an increase from the week of January 11th when Public Health reported 25% of COVID confirmed patients were in ICU, and 20% were requiring ventilation.

Cases among healthcare workers are also increasing, leading to staffing shortages across the healthcare system. Between January 7th and January 13th, Public Health reported a total of 1,268 new positive cases among healthcare workers; this is an increase of 30% from the week of December 31st, when 973 positive cases were reported.

With Omicron leading to increasing hospitalizations and ICU admissions, vaccines continue to provide the best protection against sever illness. Between December 30, 2021, and January 12, 2022, the ICU rate ratio was 6.4 when comparing those unvaccinated vs those fully vaccinated without boosters, meaning unvaccinated people were 6 times more likely to be admitted to the ICU compared to those fully vaccinated without boosters. Residents who are vaccinated and boosted have even more protection, as they are 25 times less likely to be admitted to the ICU than those unvaccinated.

“Our hearts go out to everyone mourning the loss of a loved one as we are once more witnessing the utter misery caused by COVID with more residents facing serious illness and passing away,” said Dr. Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd, Director of Public Health. “Let’s not fool ourselves by not recognizing the danger presented by the Omicron variant which is capable of spreading with lightning speed and causing serious illness among our most vulnerable residents.”

“Since the beginning of the pandemic, we have recognized that while many experience mild illness from COVID, there are others, who we love and need, that will not do well if they become infected,” Ferrer continued. “And while vaccines and boosters provide powerful protection, those who are older, have serious health conditions, or are immunocompromised remain at higher risk. We still don’t know the longer-term consequences from Omicron infections, including the development of long COVID or MIS-C among children. So please continue to do your part in slowing the spread of Omicron to help us keep ourselves and our loved ones healthy and out of the hospital. Wear a well-fitted medical-grade mask any time indoors or at crowded outdoor locations and curtail high-risk activities during surge. And please stay away from others if you are infected or sick. Working together to reduce infections is still an essential strategy.”

Today, Public Health confirmed 37 additional deaths and 22,688 new cases of COVID-19. The number of cases and deaths are likely to reflect reporting delays over the holiday weekend. Of the 37 new deaths reported today, three were between the ages of 30-49, five were between the ages of 50 and 64, 11 were between the ages of 65-79, and 18 were over the age of 80 years old. Of the 37 newly reported deaths, 33 had underlying conditions. To date, the total number of deaths in L.A. County are 28,122.

Public Health has identified a total 2,311,568 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of L.A. County. Today’s positivity rate is 16.3%.

There are 4,701 people with COVID-19 currently hospitalized. Testing results are available for more than 10,695,800 individuals, with 20% 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

Connecting 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 01/17/2022

Total Cases

NEW

Laboratory Confirmed Cases

2,311,568

22688

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

2,199,480

22688

-- Long Beach

91,436

0

-- Pasadena

20,652

0

Deaths

28,122

37

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

26,657

37

-- Long Beach

1,088

0

-- Pasadena

377

0

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

- 0 to 4

62515

- 5 to 11

176018

- 12 to 17

178729

- 18 to 29

510728

- 30 to 49

713607

- 50 to 64

369607

- 65 to 79

140620

- over 80

46200

- Under Investigation

1456

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

- Female

1116097

- Male

1022387

- Other

871

- Under Investigation

60125

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

- American Indian/Alaska Native

3834

- Asian

122688

- Black

112289

- Hispanic/Latino

1030081

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

11028

- White

283133

- Other

226588

- Under Investigation

409839

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

- Hospitalized (Ever)

117117

**DATA Under reported

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

- American Indian/Alaska Native

63

- Asian

3427

- Black

2399

- Hispanic/Latino

14021

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

96

- White

6397

- Other

213

- Under Investigation

41

CITY / COMMUNITY**

Cases

Case Rate

City of Agoura Hills

2614

12517

City of Alhambra

13522

15592

City of Arcadia

6307

10920

City of Artesia

3389

20179

City of Avalon

50

1292

City of Azusa

11328

22638

City of Baldwin Park

19426

25304

City of Bell

11042

30392

City of Bell Gardens

11577

26879

City of Bellflower

19245

24757

City of Beverly Hills

6796

19687

City of Bradbury

53

4958

City of Burbank

18288

17063

City of Calabasas

3175

13053

City of Carson

20953

22327

City of Cerritos

6720

13422

City of Claremont

4833

13247

City of Commerce*

3689

28227

City of Compton

27478

27504

City of Covina

12212

24906

City of Cudahy

8039

33018

City of Culver City

5943

14908

City of Diamond Bar

7161

12451

City of Downey

29864

26136

City of Duarte

4246

19286

City of El Monte

26874

22917

City of El Segundo

2318

13809

City of Gardena

13204

21536

City of Glendale

37328

18077

City of Glendora

9658

18304

City of Hawaiian Gardens

3458

23562

City of Hawthorne

19145

21563

City of Hermosa Beach

2821

14342

City of Hidden Hills

218

11534

City of Huntington Park

17948

30173

City of Industry

269

61556

City of Inglewood

25114

22111

City of Irwindale

456

31254

City of La Canada Flintridge

2337

11294

City of La Habra Heights

150

2750

City of La Mirada

8487

17111

City of La Puente

10428

25624

City of La Verne

5922

17793

City of Lakewood

15260

18989

City of Lancaster*

41365

25602

City of Lawndale

6804

20242

City of Lomita

3470

16740

City of Lynwood*

20376

28282

City of Malibu

1689

13031

City of Manhattan Beach

4137

11492

City of Maywood

8390

29912

City of Monrovia

6603

17018

City of Montebello

16119

25039

City of Monterey Park

9153

14701

City of Norwalk

27260

25329

City of Palmdale

43461

27339

City of Palos Verdes Estates

1247

9222

City of Paramount

15655

27944

City of Pico Rivera

17500

27223

City of Pomona

42410

27198

City of Rancho Palos Verdes

4023

9411

City of Redondo Beach

8211

11952

City of Rolling Hills

161

8299

City of Rolling Hills Estates

804

9910

City of Rosemead

8533

15416

City of San Dimas*

6520

18890

City of San Fernando

8747

35540

City of San Gabriel

5888

14377

City of San Marino

1096

8255

City of Santa Clarita

45317

20559

City of Santa Fe Springs

5199

28311

City of Santa Monica

13691

14810

City of Sierra Madre

1209

11002

City of Signal Hill

2405

20387

City of South El Monte

5366

25693

City of South Gate

30955

31537

City of South Pasadena

3188

12237

City of Temple City

4878

13381

City of Torrance

18149

12159

City of Vernon

219

104785

City of Walnut

3746

12269

City of West Covina

23765

21957

City of West Hollywood

6743

18248

City of Westlake Village

228

2727

City of Whittier

19319

22096

Los Angeles

958332

23694

Los Angeles - Adams-Normandie

2067

25201

Los Angeles - Alsace

2898

23286

Los Angeles - Angeles National Forest

6

15000

Los Angeles - Angelino Heights

511

20424

Los Angeles - Arleta

11561

33637

Los Angeles - Atwater Village

2922

19924

Los Angeles - Baldwin Hills

6061

19473

Los Angeles - Bel Air

1206

14308

Los Angeles - Beverly Crest

1921

15337

Los Angeles - Beverlywood

2450

18599

Los Angeles - Boyle Heights*

27247

31360

Los Angeles - Brentwood

4519

14599

Los Angeles - Brookside

81

13941

Los Angeles - Cadillac-Corning

1509

21191

Los Angeles - Canoga Park

16648

25499

Los Angeles - Carthay

2403

16730

Los Angeles - Central

12026

30842

Los Angeles - Century City

1791

14001

Los Angeles - Century Palms/Cove

11140

32992

Los Angeles - Chatsworth

7626

20577

Los Angeles - Cheviot Hills

1272

13870

Los Angeles - Chinatown

1607

20035

Los Angeles - Cloverdale/Cochran

3259

22394

Los Angeles - Country Club Park

2895

19105

Los Angeles - Crenshaw District

3134

22663

Los Angeles - Crestview

2346

20637

Los Angeles - Del Rey

4938

16495

Los Angeles - Downtown*

9520

34609

Los Angeles - Eagle Rock

7306

18455

Los Angeles - East Hollywood

5914

20193

Los Angeles - Echo Park

2694

18897

Los Angeles - El Sereno

10894

26057

Los Angeles - Elysian Park

1103

19310

Los Angeles - Elysian Valley

2192

21551

Los Angeles - Encino

8416

18631

Los Angeles - Exposition

767

23061

Los Angeles - Exposition Park

11342

25251

Los Angeles - Faircrest Heights

726

20167

Los Angeles - Figueroa Park Square

2481

28449

Los Angeles - Florence-Firestone

16040

33808

Los Angeles - Glassell Park

6498

20561

Los Angeles - Gramercy Place

2723

25297

Los Angeles - Granada Hills

13245

22761

Los Angeles - Green Meadows

6917

32165

Los Angeles - Hancock Park

2741

16087

Los Angeles - Harbor City

5665

19487

Los Angeles - Harbor Gateway

9831

22548

Los Angeles - Harbor Pines

386

16023

Los Angeles - Harvard Heights

4135

22928

Los Angeles - Harvard Park

12273

32353

Los Angeles - Highland Park

10615

21936

Los Angeles - Historic Filipinotown

3461

24953

Los Angeles - Hollywood

13249

19411

Los Angeles - Hollywood Hills

4331

14714

Los Angeles - Hyde Park

7500

26278

Los Angeles - Jefferson Park

2036

25220

Los Angeles - Koreatown

9936

19221

Los Angeles - Lafayette Square

986

21628

Los Angeles - Lake Balboa

10155

24061

Los Angeles - Lakeview Terrace

3851

29323

Los Angeles - Leimert Park

3438

22566

Los Angeles - Lincoln Heights

8338

25579

Los Angeles - Little Armenia

1910

23801

Los Angeles - Little Bangladesh

5186

18297

Los Angeles - Little Tokyo

819

26141

Los Angeles - Longwood

1090

25325

Los Angeles - Los Feliz

3017

13962

Los Angeles - Manchester Square

1999

23418

Los Angeles - Mandeville Canyon

420

13444

Los Angeles - Mar Vista

5838

13746

Los Angeles - Marina Peninsula

526

12064

Los Angeles - Melrose

16243

20906

Los Angeles - Mid-city

2751

18303

Los Angeles - Miracle Mile

2807

15607

Los Angeles - Mission Hills

7948

32946

Los Angeles - Mt. Washington

5160

21371

Los Angeles - North Hills

16598

26956

Los Angeles - North Hollywood

38644

25521

Los Angeles - Northridge

15511

22223

Los Angeles - Pacific Palisades

2474

11620

Los Angeles - Pacoima

26984

35054

Los Angeles - Palisades Highlands

457

11882

Los Angeles - Palms

6553

14935

Los Angeles - Panorama City

22282

29611

Los Angeles - Park La Brea

1783

13130

Los Angeles - Pico-Union

11142

26629

Los Angeles - Playa Del Rey

338

10576

Los Angeles - Playa Vista

1853

16927

Los Angeles - Porter Ranch

5803

16306

Los Angeles - Rancho Park

1105

16845

Los Angeles - Regent Square

539

19388

Los Angeles - Reseda

20630

26926

Los Angeles - Reseda Ranch

1162

25065

Los Angeles - Reynier Village

689

16296

Los Angeles - San Pedro*

16111

20645

Los Angeles - Shadow Hills

819

18438

Los Angeles - Sherman Oaks

15236

17462

Los Angeles - Silverlake

7775

17637

Los Angeles - South Carthay

1854

17499

Los Angeles - South Park

12156

32022

Los Angeles - St Elmo Village

1166

25436

Los Angeles - Studio City

3648

16257

Los Angeles - Sun Valley

15877

30252

Los Angeles - Sunland

4237

20761

Los Angeles - Sycamore Square

93

14374

Los Angeles - Sylmar*

28044

34035

Los Angeles - Tarzana

6484

21000

Los Angeles - Temple-Beaudry

8864

22451

Los Angeles - Thai Town

1782

18167

Los Angeles - Toluca Lake

1374

15786

Los Angeles - Toluca Terrace

294

22511

Los Angeles - Toluca Woods

272

14639

Los Angeles - Tujunga

5570

20029

Los Angeles - University Hills

584

17031

Los Angeles - University Park

6752

24592

Los Angeles - Valley Glen

7331

24424

Los Angeles - Valley Village

4963

20077

Los Angeles - Van Nuys*

25204

27045

Los Angeles - Venice

5465

16128

Los Angeles - Vermont Knolls

5111

29715

Los Angeles - Vermont Square

2575

33629

Los Angeles - Vermont Vista

12782

31035

Los Angeles - Vernon Central

17626

33897

Los Angeles - Victoria Park

1846

21979

Los Angeles - View Heights

600

16243

Los Angeles - Watts

13295

31155

Los Angeles - Wellington Square

1121

22808

Los Angeles - West Adams

6880

24900

Los Angeles - West Hills

7004

17275

Los Angeles - West Los Angeles

6223

16535

Los Angeles - West Vernon

16859

31428

Los Angeles - Westchester

7188

13929

Los Angeles - Westlake

13645

22989

Los Angeles - Westwood

7634

14109

Los Angeles - Wholesale District*

12549

34734

Los Angeles - Wilmington

15645

27697

Los Angeles - Wilshire Center

10196

20323

Los Angeles - Winnetka

12560

24254

Los Angeles - Woodland Hills

11816

17362

Unincorporated - Acton

1204

15105

Unincorporated - Agua Dulce

649

15608

Unincorporated - Altadena

6769

15518

Unincorporated - Anaverde

258

17109

Unincorporated - Angeles National Forest

59

4739

Unincorporated - Arcadia

1183

14823

Unincorporated - Athens-Westmont

11826

27864

Unincorporated - Athens Village

1893

38656

Unincorporated - Avocado Heights

1829

26996

Unincorporated - Azusa

4075

25592

Unincorporated - Bassett

3987

26908

Unincorporated - Bouquet Canyon

127

11836

Unincorporated - Bradbury

55

50926

Unincorporated - Canyon Country

2117

27394

Unincorporated - Castaic*

6212

22846

Unincorporated - Cerritos

120

20443

Unincorporated - Charter Oak

1

5000

Unincorporated - Claremont

74

10541

Unincorporated - Covina

4026

23937

Unincorporated - Covina (Charter Oak)

2920

22215

Unincorporated - Del Aire

749

17050

Unincorporated - Del Rey

73

22956

Unincorporated - Del Sur

431

17847

Unincorporated - Desert View Highlands

629

25231

Unincorporated - Duarte

1295

29246

Unincorporated - East Covina

64

19453

Unincorporated - East La Mirada

996

18821

Unincorporated - East Lancaster

29

25439

Unincorporated - East Los Angeles

39646

31649

Unincorporated - East Pasadena

271

4232

Unincorporated - East Rancho Dominguez

4193

27391

Unincorporated - East Whittier

862

16246

Unincorporated - El Camino Village

1562

17768

Unincorporated - El Monte

41

28276

Unincorporated - Elizabeth Lake

166

9994

Unincorporated - Florence-Firestone

21588

33364

Unincorporated - Franklin Canyon

1

8333

Unincorporated - Glendora

139

21061

Unincorporated - Hacienda Heights

9410

16826

Unincorporated - Harbor Gateway

3

300000

Unincorporated - Hawthorne

512

20366

Unincorporated - Hi Vista

99

9016

Unincorporated - Kagel/Lopez Canyons

427

30241

Unincorporated - La Crescenta-Montrose

2386

12050

Unincorporated - La Habra Heights

17

2515

Unincorporated - La Rambla

494

23807

Unincorporated - La Verne*

382

18725

Unincorporated - Ladera Heights

1063

15033

Unincorporated - Lake Hughes

114

17066

Unincorporated - Lake Los Angeles

2732

21025

Unincorporated - Lake Manor

274

16677

Unincorporated - Lakewood

1

877

Unincorporated - Lennox

5420

24044

Unincorporated - Leona Valley

228

13021

Unincorporated - Littlerock

945

23502

Unincorporated - Littlerock/Juniper Hills

232

17887

Unincorporated - Littlerock/Pearblossom

841

23564

Unincorporated - Llano

82

9350

Unincorporated - Marina del Rey

1387

14738

Unincorporated - Miracle Mile

0

0

Unincorporated - Monrovia

707

18217

Unincorporated - Newhall

74

33636

Unincorporated - North Lancaster

267

22287

Unincorporated - North Whittier

1927

23050

Unincorporated - Northeast San Gabriel

3234

13455

Unincorporated - Padua Hills

17

7907

Unincorporated - Palmdale

183

21734

Unincorporated - Palos Verdes Peninsula

53

8535

Unincorporated - Pearblossom/Llano

251

12832

Unincorporated - Pellissier Village

260

42003

Unincorporated - Placerita Canyon

10

2174

Unincorporated - Pomona

114

5882

Unincorporated - Quartz Hill

2572

19929

Unincorporated - Rancho Dominguez

759

28523

Unincorporated - Roosevelt

173

18582

Unincorporated - Rosewood

333

25894

Unincorporated - Rosewood/East Gardena

341

28583

Unincorporated - Rosewood/West Rancho Dominguez

910

27075

Unincorporated - Rowland Heights

6664

13061

Unincorporated - San Clemente Island

0

0

Unincorporated - San Francisquito Canyon/Bouquet Canyon

31

3613

Unincorporated - San Jose Hills

5252

25973

Unincorporated - San Pasqual

55

2703

Unincorporated - Sand Canyon

36

11688

Unincorporated - Santa Catalina Island

487

182397

Unincorporated - Santa Monica Mountains*

2120

11385

Unincorporated - Saugus

271

174839

Unincorporated - Saugus/Canyon Country

79

22191

Unincorporated - South Antelope Valley

79

17363

Unincorporated - South El Monte

536

29861

Unincorporated - South San Gabriel

1615

18253

Unincorporated - South Whittier

13989

23621

Unincorporated - Southeast Antelope Valley

165

21127

Unincorporated - Stevenson Ranch

3325

15859

Unincorporated - Sun Village

1473

24404

Unincorporated - Sunrise Village

341

26312

Unincorporated - Twin Lakes/Oat Mountain

256

15440

Unincorporated - Val Verde

677

20459

Unincorporated - Valencia

571

18587

Unincorporated - Valinda

6243

26713

Unincorporated - View Park/Windsor Hills

1997

17164

Unincorporated - Walnut Park

4990

30911

Unincorporated - West Antelope Valley

109

7214

Unincorporated - West Carson

4465

20216

Unincorporated - West Chatsworth

4

33333

Unincorporated - West LA

404

42437

Unincorporated - West Puente Valley

2722

27677

Unincorporated - West Rancho Dominguez

338

24871

Unincorporated - West Whittier/Los Nietos

6889

25586

Unincorporated - Westfield/Academy Hills

135

10385

Unincorporated - Westhills

103

12277

Unincorporated - White Fence Farms

600

16291

Unincorporated - Whittier

602

15909

Unincorporated - Whittier Narrows

58

483333

Unincorporated - Willowbrook

11410

32681

Unincorporated - Wiseburn

1191

19761

- Under Investigation

51381




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