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For Immediate Release:

January 20, 2022

LA County Reports Highest Daily Number of Deaths Since March 2021; Rates of Cases, Hospitalizations, and Deaths Higher Among Latinx & Black Residents - 42,115 New Positive Cases and 102 New Deaths Due to COVID-19 in Los Angeles County

LA County is reporting 102 new deaths today, the highest number of deaths reported in a single day since March 10th, 2021. The number of new deaths has doubled in just one week and 90% of the deaths reported today are among residents who became ill with COVID after December 24th, indicating the high likelihood of infection with the Omicron variant. As deaths often lag behind surges in cases and hospitalizations, we may see an even higher number of deaths in the coming weeks.

Throughout the pandemic, Latinx and Black residents have experienced the worst health outcomes for COVID, with the gaps becoming even wider during surges. Currently, Latinx residents have the highest case rate with 3,600 cases per 100,000 people, a 1,900% increase compared to one month prior. Black residents have the second highest current case rate with nearly 2,700 cases per 100,000, with a 1,400% increase in just one month. Asian residents have seen the steepest percent increase of 2,400%, or 2,300 cases per 100,000, while White residents have seen an 1,100% increase over the past month at 2,100 cases per 100,000.

Hospitalizations show a similar pattern, as Black and Latinx residents are hospitalized at higher rates than White and Asian residents. For the two-week period through January 8th, the hospitalization rate for Black residents was 47 per 100,000 people. For Latinx residents it was 29 hospitalizations per 100,000 people, for White residents 17 per 100,000 and for Asian residents 8 per 100,000, with the gap between Black residents and Asian residents nearly six-fold.

When comparing death rates across races/ethnicities, a similar gap is noted. The rate of deaths for Black residents is 3.5 deaths per 100,000 people and 3 deaths per 100,000 for Latinx residents. This is compared to the lower death rate for White residents at 2.5 deaths per 100,000 residents and Asian residents at 1 death per 100,000 residents. Given that deaths lag hospitalizations by several weeks, we may see increases across all race and ethnicity groups, along with a further widening of these gaps, in the weeks to come.

“To everyone devastated by the loss of someone they love from COVID, please know that I join with others in sending my thoughts and prayers for healing and peace, “,” said Dr. Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd, Director of Public Health. “The higher rates of cases, hospitalizations, and deaths among Black and Latinx residents is a tragedy that reflects both long standing inequities to the resources that promote good health and policies and practices that marginalize the concerns of people of color. The resulting distressing lack of confidence in the COVID vaccines among some residents in the hardest communities, contributes to the widening gaps in health outcomes we are seeing again during this surge. Closing these gaps needs to remain a shared priority in order to protect entire communities and end the pandemic.”

Today, Public Health confirmed 102 additional deaths and 42,115 new cases of COVID-19. Of the 102 new deaths reported today, two people were between the ages of 18 and 29, three were between the ages of 30 and 49, 20 were between the ages of 50 and 64, 34 were between the ages of 65-79, and 39 were over the age of 80 years old. Of the 102 newly reported deaths, 81 had underlying conditions. Information on the four deaths reported by the City of Long Beach is available at www.LongBeach.gov. To date, the total number of deaths in L.A. County is 28,282.

Public Health has identified a total 2,385,721 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of L.A. County. Today’s positivity rate is 17.6%.

There are 4,814 people with COVID-19 currently hospitalized. Testing results are available for more than 10,762,700 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 01/19/2022

Total Cases

NEW

Laboratory Confirmed Cases

2,385,721

42115

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

2,256,878

33945

-- Long Beach

106,200

7854

-- Pasadena

22,643

316

Deaths

28,282

102

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

26,813

98

-- Long Beach

1,092

4

-- Pasadena

377

0

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

- 0 to 4

64931

- 5 to 11

183653

- 12 to 17

184620

- 18 to 29

521126

- 30 to 49

730935

- 50 to 64

378642

- 65 to 79

144198

- over 80

47260

- Under Investigation

1513

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

- Female

1145614

- Male

1048535

- Other

876

- Under Investigation

61853

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

- American Indian/Alaska Native

3967

- Asian

126676

- Black

115208

- Hispanic/Latino

1051059

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

11390

- White

289885

- Other

236411

- Under Investigation

422282

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

- Hospitalized (Ever)

118460

**DATA Under reported

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

- American Indian/Alaska Native

64

- Asian

3440

- Black

2420

- Hispanic/Latino

14091

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

96

- White

6440

- Other

219

- Under Investigation

43

CITY / COMMUNITY**

Cases

Case Rate

City of Agoura Hills

2661

12742

City of Alhambra

13955

16091

City of Arcadia

6512

11275

City of Artesia

3502

20851

City of Avalon

53

1370

City of Azusa

11710

23401

City of Baldwin Park

19879

25895

City of Bell

11267

31011

City of Bell Gardens

11862

27541

City of Bellflower

19819

25496

City of Beverly Hills

6962

20168

City of Bradbury

54

5051

City of Burbank

18808

17548

City of Calabasas

3260

13403

City of Carson

21485

22894

City of Cerritos

6961

13903

City of Claremont

4985

13664

City of Commerce*

3776

28893

City of Compton

28278

28305

City of Covina

12571

25638

City of Cudahy

8292

34058

City of Culver City

6099

15299

City of Diamond Bar

7419

12899

City of Downey

30689

26858

City of Duarte

4378

19886

City of El Monte

27567

23507

City of El Segundo

2371

14125

City of Gardena

13621

22217

City of Glendale

38180

18490

City of Glendora

9928

18816

City of Hawaiian Gardens

3587

24441

City of Hawthorne

19608

22084

City of Hermosa Beach

2867

14575

City of Hidden Hills

222

11746

City of Huntington Park

18368

30879

City of Industry

278

63616

City of Inglewood

25656

22588

City of Irwindale

470

32214

City of La Canada Flintridge

2417

11680

City of La Habra Heights

152

2786

City of La Mirada

8747

17635

City of La Puente

10744

26400

City of La Verne

6084

18280

City of Lakewood

15819

19685

City of Lancaster*

42410

26249

City of Lawndale

6979

20762

City of Lomita

3566

17203

City of Lynwood*

20910

29023

City of Malibu

1722

13286

City of Manhattan Beach

4206

11684

City of Maywood

8585

30607

City of Monrovia

6909

17807

City of Montebello

16481

25602

City of Monterey Park

9444

15168

City of Norwalk

28194

26197

City of Palmdale

44561

28031

City of Palos Verdes Estates

1276

9436

City of Paramount

16029

28611

City of Pico Rivera

17875

27806

City of Pomona

43761

28064

City of Rancho Palos Verdes

4107

9608

City of Redondo Beach

8467

12325

City of Rolling Hills

164

8454

City of Rolling Hills Estates

821

10120

City of Rosemead

8812

15921

City of San Dimas*

6726

19487

City of San Fernando

8943

36336

City of San Gabriel

6069

14819

City of San Marino

1118

8421

City of Santa Clarita

46508

21099

City of Santa Fe Springs

5349

29128

City of Santa Monica

14020

15166

City of Sierra Madre

1248

11357

City of Signal Hill

2465

20895

City of South El Monte

5543

26541

City of South Gate

31754

32351

City of South Pasadena

3290

12628

City of Temple City

5030

13798

City of Torrance

18697

12526

City of Vernon

223

106699

City of Walnut

3897

12764

City of West Covina

24580

22710

City of West Hollywood

6835

18497

City of Westlake Village

230

2751

City of Whittier

19882

22740

Los Angeles

980669

24246

Los Angeles - Adams-Normandie

2127

25933

Los Angeles - Alsace

2962

23801

Los Angeles - Angeles National Forest

6

15000

Los Angeles - Angelino Heights

522

20863

Los Angeles - Arleta

11797

34324

Los Angeles - Atwater Village

2983

20340

Los Angeles - Baldwin Hills

6235

20032

Los Angeles - Bel Air

1229

14581

Los Angeles - Beverly Crest

1959

15641

Los Angeles - Beverlywood

2506

19024

Los Angeles - Boyle Heights*

27855

32060

Los Angeles - Brentwood

4598

14854

Los Angeles - Brookside

81

13941

Los Angeles - Cadillac-Corning

1538

21598

Los Angeles - Canoga Park

16990

26023

Los Angeles - Carthay

2435

16953

Los Angeles - Central

12330

31622

Los Angeles - Century City

1835

14345

Los Angeles - Century Palms/Cove

11415

33806

Los Angeles - Chatsworth

7829

21125

Los Angeles - Cheviot Hills

1299

14164

Los Angeles - Chinatown

1637

20409

Los Angeles - Cloverdale/Cochran

3344

22978

Los Angeles - Country Club Park

2947

19448

Los Angeles - Crenshaw District

3230

23357

Los Angeles - Crestview

2400

21112

Los Angeles - Del Rey

5052

16876

Los Angeles - Downtown*

9755

35464

Los Angeles - Eagle Rock

7483

18902

Los Angeles - East Hollywood

6061

20695

Los Angeles - Echo Park

2758

19346

Los Angeles - El Sereno

11167

26710

Los Angeles - Elysian Park

1135

19870

Los Angeles - Elysian Valley

2232

21945

Los Angeles - Encino

8588

19012

Los Angeles - Exposition

787

23662

Los Angeles - Exposition Park

11615

25859

Los Angeles - Faircrest Heights

745

20694

Los Angeles - Figueroa Park Square

2537

29091

Los Angeles - Florence-Firestone

16378

34520

Los Angeles - Glassell Park

6680

21137

Los Angeles - Gramercy Place

2798

25994

Los Angeles - Granada Hills

13544

23275

Los Angeles - Green Meadows

7095

32992

Los Angeles - Hancock Park

2781

16321

Los Angeles - Harbor City

5834

20069

Los Angeles - Harbor Gateway

10134

23243

Los Angeles - Harbor Pines

393

16314

Los Angeles - Harvard Heights

4229

23449

Los Angeles - Harvard Park

12555

33096

Los Angeles - Highland Park

10863

22448

Los Angeles - Historic Filipinotown

3550

25595

Los Angeles - Hollywood

13463

19725

Los Angeles - Hollywood Hills

4415

15000

Los Angeles - Hyde Park

7712

27021

Los Angeles - Jefferson Park

2082

25790

Los Angeles - Koreatown

10201

19734

Los Angeles - Lafayette Square

1006

22066

Los Angeles - Lake Balboa

10385

24606

Los Angeles - Lakeview Terrace

3953

30100

Los Angeles - Leimert Park

3529

23164

Los Angeles - Lincoln Heights

8537

26190

Los Angeles - Little Armenia

1958

24399

Los Angeles - Little Bangladesh

5341

18844

Los Angeles - Little Tokyo

835

26652

Los Angeles - Longwood

1116

25929

Los Angeles - Los Feliz

3104

14365

Los Angeles - Manchester Square

2053

24051

Los Angeles - Mandeville Canyon

432

13828

Los Angeles - Mar Vista

5984

14090

Los Angeles - Marina Peninsula

544

12477

Los Angeles - Melrose

16584

21345

Los Angeles - Mid-city

2827

18809

Los Angeles - Miracle Mile

2886

16047

Los Angeles - Mission Hills

8124

33676

Los Angeles - Mt. Washington

5281

21872

Los Angeles - North Hills

16936

27505

Los Angeles - North Hollywood

39473

26068

Los Angeles - Northridge

15914

22800

Los Angeles - Pacific Palisades

2531

11888

Los Angeles - Pacoima

27578

35825

Los Angeles - Palisades Highlands

464

12064

Los Angeles - Palms

6695

15259

Los Angeles - Panorama City

22722

30195

Los Angeles - Park La Brea

1816

13373

Los Angeles - Pico-Union

11364

27159

Los Angeles - Playa Del Rey

343

10732

Los Angeles - Playa Vista

1898

17338

Los Angeles - Porter Ranch

5957

16739

Los Angeles - Rancho Park

1127

17180

Los Angeles - Regent Square

561

20180

Los Angeles - Reseda

21072

27503

Los Angeles - Reseda Ranch

1191

25690

Los Angeles - Reynier Village

703

16627

Los Angeles - San Pedro*

16453

21083

Los Angeles - Shadow Hills

840

18910

Los Angeles - Sherman Oaks

15622

17904

Los Angeles - Silverlake

7951

18036

Los Angeles - South Carthay

1889

17829

Los Angeles - South Park

12429

32741

Los Angeles - St Elmo Village

1193

26025

Los Angeles - Studio City

3724

16595

Los Angeles - Sun Valley

16258

30978

Los Angeles - Sunland

4328

21207

Los Angeles - Sycamore Square

96

14838

Los Angeles - Sylmar*

28661

34784

Los Angeles - Tarzana

6595

21360

Los Angeles - Temple-Beaudry

9068

22967

Los Angeles - Thai Town

1811

18463

Los Angeles - Toluca Lake

1404

16131

Los Angeles - Toluca Terrace

301

23047

Los Angeles - Toluca Woods

275

14801

Los Angeles - Tujunga

5696

20482

Los Angeles - University Hills

593

17294

Los Angeles - University Park

6912

25175

Los Angeles - Valley Glen

7484

24933

Los Angeles - Valley Village

5049

20425

Los Angeles - Van Nuys*

25683

27559

Los Angeles - Venice

5582

16473

Los Angeles - Vermont Knolls

5235

30436

Los Angeles - Vermont Square

2629

34335

Los Angeles - Vermont Vista

13084

31768

Los Angeles - Vernon Central

18095

34799

Los Angeles - Victoria Park

1880

22384

Los Angeles - View Heights

622

16838

Los Angeles - Watts

13658

32005

Los Angeles - Wellington Square

1154

23479

Los Angeles - West Adams

7072

25595

Los Angeles - West Hills

7184

17719

Los Angeles - West Los Angeles

6364

16909

Los Angeles - West Vernon

17272

32197

Los Angeles - Westchester

7374

14290

Los Angeles - Westlake

13996

23580

Los Angeles - Westwood

7806

14426

Los Angeles - Wholesale District*

12794

35412

Los Angeles - Wilmington

16165

28617

Los Angeles - Wilshire Center

10418

20765

Los Angeles - Winnetka

12864

24841

Los Angeles - Woodland Hills

12103

17784

Unincorporated - Acton

1247

15644

Unincorporated - Agua Dulce

668

16065

Unincorporated - Altadena

6968

15974

Unincorporated - Anaverde

268

17772

Unincorporated - Angeles National Forest

59

4739

Unincorporated - Arcadia

1215

15224

Unincorporated - Athens-Westmont

12113

28540

Unincorporated - Athens Village

1927

39351

Unincorporated - Avocado Heights

1873

27646

Unincorporated - Azusa

4202

26389

Unincorporated - Bassett

4112

27752

Unincorporated - Bouquet Canyon

127

11836

Unincorporated - Bradbury

55

50926

Unincorporated - Canyon Country

2186

28287

Unincorporated - Castaic*

6335

23298

Unincorporated - Cerritos

121

20613

Unincorporated - Charter Oak

1

5000

Unincorporated - Claremont

76

10826

Unincorporated - Covina

4161

24740

Unincorporated - Covina (Charter Oak)

3008

22885

Unincorporated - Del Aire

764

17391

Unincorporated - Del Rey

75

23585

Unincorporated - Del Sur

441

18261

Unincorporated - Desert View Highlands

642

25752

Unincorporated - Duarte

1336

30172

Unincorporated - East Covina

65

19757

Unincorporated - East La Mirada

1029

19444

Unincorporated - East Lancaster

30

26316

Unincorporated - East Los Angeles

40517

32344

Unincorporated - East Pasadena

275

4295

Unincorporated - East Rancho Dominguez

4323

28240

Unincorporated - East Whittier

890

16773

Unincorporated - El Camino Village

1599

18189

Unincorporated - El Monte

43

29655

Unincorporated - Elizabeth Lake

171

10295

Unincorporated - Florence-Firestone

22118

34183

Unincorporated - Franklin Canyon

1

8333

Unincorporated - Glendora

146

22121

Unincorporated - Hacienda Heights

9751

17436

Unincorporated - Harbor Gateway

3

300000

Unincorporated - Hawthorne

521

20724

Unincorporated - Hi Vista

99

9016

Unincorporated - Kagel/Lopez Canyons

435

30807

Unincorporated - La Crescenta-Montrose

2441

12328

Unincorporated - La Habra Heights

17

2515

Unincorporated - La Rambla

500

24096

Unincorporated - La Verne*

394

19314

Unincorporated - Ladera Heights

1085

15344

Unincorporated - Lake Hughes

117

17515

Unincorporated - Lake Los Angeles

2818

21687

Unincorporated - Lake Manor

281

17103

Unincorporated - Lakewood

1

877

Unincorporated - Lennox

5517

24474

Unincorporated - Leona Valley

228

13021

Unincorporated - Littlerock

959

23850

Unincorporated - Littlerock/Juniper Hills

235

18119

Unincorporated - Littlerock/Pearblossom

857

24012

Unincorporated - Llano

83

9464

Unincorporated - Marina del Rey

1424

15131

Unincorporated - Miracle Mile

0

0

Unincorporated - Monrovia

730

18810

Unincorporated - Newhall

74

33636

Unincorporated - North Lancaster

274

22871

Unincorporated - North Whittier

1985

23744

Unincorporated - Northeast San Gabriel

3351

13942

Unincorporated - Padua Hills

18

8372

Unincorporated - Palmdale

190

22565

Unincorporated - Palos Verdes Peninsula

55

8857

Unincorporated - Pearblossom/Llano

266

13599

Unincorporated - Pellissier Village

269

43457

Unincorporated - Placerita Canyon

12

2609

Unincorporated - Pomona

118

6089

Unincorporated - Quartz Hill

2615

20262

Unincorporated - Rancho Dominguez

789

29651

Unincorporated - Roosevelt

179

19227

Unincorporated - Rosewood

339

26361

Unincorporated - Rosewood/East Gardena

348

29170

Unincorporated - Rosewood/West Rancho Dominguez

940

27968

Unincorporated - Rowland Heights

7050

13818

Unincorporated - San Clemente Island

0

0

Unincorporated - San Francisquito Canyon/Bouquet Canyon

31

3613

Unincorporated - San Jose Hills

5494

27170

Unincorporated - San Pasqual

55

2703

Unincorporated - Sand Canyon

37

12013

Unincorporated - Santa Catalina Island

509

190637

Unincorporated - Santa Monica Mountains*

2183

11723

Unincorporated - Saugus

280

180645

Unincorporated - Saugus/Canyon Country

79

22191

Unincorporated - South Antelope Valley

79

17363

Unincorporated - South El Monte

549

30585

Unincorporated - South San Gabriel

1664

18807

Unincorporated - South Whittier

14407

24327

Unincorporated - Southeast Antelope Valley

166

21255

Unincorporated - Stevenson Ranch

3407

16250

Unincorporated - Sun Village

1517

25133

Unincorporated - Sunrise Village

361

27855

Unincorporated - Twin Lakes/Oat Mountain

266

16043

Unincorporated - Val Verde

707

21366

Unincorporated - Valencia

580

18880

Unincorporated - Valinda

6398

27376

Unincorporated - View Park/Windsor Hills

2055

17662

Unincorporated - Walnut Park

5097

31574

Unincorporated - West Antelope Valley

110

7280

Unincorporated - West Carson

4569

20687

Unincorporated - West Chatsworth

4

33333

Unincorporated - West LA

434

45588

Unincorporated - West Puente Valley

2797

28439

Unincorporated - West Rancho Dominguez

342

25166

Unincorporated - West Whittier/Los Nietos

7034

26124

Unincorporated - Westfield/Academy Hills

139

10692

Unincorporated - Westhills

112

13349

Unincorporated - White Fence Farms

619

16807

Unincorporated - Whittier

635

16781

Unincorporated - Whittier Narrows

59

491667

Unincorporated - Willowbrook

11726

33586

Unincorporated - Wiseburn

1214

20143

- Under Investigation

53798




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