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For Immediate Release:

February 02, 2022

School Safety Measures Continue to Drive Down Positive Tests Among School Staff and Students - 15,664 New Positive Cases and 102 New Deaths Due to COVID-19 in Los Angeles County

Schools across the county continue implementing safety measures that are helping to drive down several COVID metrics among students and staff. For the week of January 24-28, schools conducted 486,616 tests that resulted in 21,472 positive tests (with 14,872 positive tests from LAUSD). This is a 47% decrease from the 40,694 positive tests from the week prior. The test positivity rate also decreased by 37% to 4.4% compared to 7% for the week prior.

While test positivity and the number of positive tests in schools continue to decline, the number of outbreaks increased slightly. As of January 31, there were 52 active school outbreaks, including 18 new outbreaks (14 in elementary schools, three in youth sports, and one in a high school) between January 23-29. Although the number of new outbreaks in schools rose, the number is relatively modest thanks to school-based safety measures, including masking and testing, that reduce spread.

Public Health continues working with schools across the county to implement a comprehensive strategy that includes over 900 school-based vaccine clinics scheduled for February where first, second and third doses will be available. Additionally, Public Health has begun distributing an additional 1 million home test kits this week to public, charter, and independent/private schools in areas of high need through partnerships with the LA County Office of Education and Heluna Health. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has also approved an additional 615,000 professional rapid tests for LA County schools through the White House rapid test kit program and the state is delivering over 170,000 at-home test kits this week to be distributed to schools.

This week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the license for the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine after a thorough evaluation of the quality, safety, and effectiveness data by a panel of scientific and medical experts. The vaccine is now fully approved for use in people 18 and older. Since the Moderna vaccine received FDA emergency use authorization on December 18, 2020, more than 204 million doses of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in the US according to data from the CDC.

“We send our deepest sympathies and wishes for peace and comfort to the many families who have lost a loved one due to COVID-19,” said Dr. Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd, Director of Public Health. “We hope that with full approval of the Moderna vaccine, which follows full approval a few months back of the Pfizer vaccine, residents and workers are reassured about the safety and effectiveness of the mRNA vaccines distributed in the United States. Our county data continues to demonstrate the protections offered by vaccination and the importance of using vaccines to reduce the spread and limit the ability of virus replication that could result in problematic variants. To date, we’re closing in on nearly one million children across all LA County who’ve safely received the vaccine. We urge parents and students to attend one of the 900 school-based vaccination clinics this month if they are not yet vaccinated or need a booster dose.”

Today, Public Health confirmed 102 additional deaths and 15,664 new cases of COVID-19. Of the 102 new deaths reported today, two people were between the ages of 30 and 49, 18 were between the ages of 50 and 64, 37 were between the ages of 65-79, and 41 were over the age of 80 years old. Of the 102 newly reported deaths, 88 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 29,099.

Public Health has identified a total 2,683,644 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of L.A. County. Today’s positivity rate is 8.8%.

There are 3,515 people with COVID-19 currently hospitalized. Testing results are available for more than 11,091,800 individuals, with 22% 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 are 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 02/01/2022

Total Cases

NEW

Laboratory Confirmed Cases

2,683,644

15664

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

2,537,611

14168

-- Long Beach

119,771

1415

-- Pasadena

26,262

81

Deaths

29,099

102

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

27,576

98

-- Long Beach

1,141

4

-- Pasadena

382

0

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

- 0 to 4

76716

- 5 to 11

222096

- 12 to 17

218850

- 18 to 29

570503

- 30 to 49

812700

- 50 to 64

421162

- 65 to 79

161596

- over 80

52183

- Under Investigation

1805

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

- Female

1288768

- Male

1175890

- Other

917

- Under Investigation

72036

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

- American Indian/Alaska Native

4704

- Asian

144350

- Black

126811

- Hispanic/Latino

1164704

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

13150

- White

322150

- Other

279776

- Under Investigation

481966

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

- Hospitalized (Ever)

125734

**DATA Under reported

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

- American Indian/Alaska Native

64

- Asian

3505

- Black

2505

- Hispanic/Latino

14416

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

98

- White

6677

- Other

253

- Under Investigation

58

CITY / COMMUNITY**

Cases

Case Rate

City of Agoura Hills

3320

15898

City of Alhambra

15635

18028

City of Arcadia

7391

12797

City of Artesia

3872

23054

City of Avalon

59

1525

City of Azusa

13103

26185

City of Baldwin Park

21976

28626

City of Bell

13047

35910

City of Bell Gardens

13205

30659

City of Bellflower

22203

28562

City of Beverly Hills

7757

22471

City of Bradbury

56

5239

City of Burbank

20949

19546

City of Calabasas

3656

15031

City of Carson

24032

25608

City of Cerritos

7783

15545

City of Claremont

5696

15612

City of Commerce*

4225

32328

City of Compton

31588

31618

City of Covina

14030

28614

City of Cudahy

9477

38925

City of Culver City

6811

17085

City of Diamond Bar

8469

14725

City of Downey

34169

29904

City of Duarte

4880

22166

City of El Monte

31239

26639

City of El Segundo

2594

15453

City of Gardena

15392

25105

City of Glendale

42049

20363

City of Glendora

11103

21043

City of Hawaiian Gardens

3943

26867

City of Hawthorne

21560

24283

City of Hermosa Beach

3100

15760

City of Hidden Hills

239

12646

City of Huntington Park

20892

35122

City of Industry

356

81465

City of Inglewood

28009

24660

City of Irwindale

512

35093

City of La Canada Flintridge

2680

12951

City of La Habra Heights

156

2860

City of La Mirada

9832

19823

City of La Puente

12104

29742

City of La Verne

6743

20260

City of Lakewood

17807

22158

City of Lancaster*

48220

29845

City of Lawndale

7699

22904

City of Lomita

4022

19403

City of Lynwood*

23404

32484

City of Malibu

1912

14752

City of Manhattan Beach

4588

12745

City of Maywood

9837

35071

City of Monrovia

7766

20015

City of Montebello

18344

28496

City of Monterey Park

10666

17131

City of Norwalk

31616

29377

City of Palmdale

50498

31766

City of Palos Verdes Estates

1407

10405

City of Paramount

17922

31990

City of Pico Rivera

19799

30799

City of Pomona

49062

31464

City of Rancho Palos Verdes

4535

10609

City of Redondo Beach

9339

13594

City of Rolling Hills

176

9072

City of Rolling Hills Estates

902

11118

City of Rosemead

9931

17942

City of San Dimas*

7584

21972

City of San Fernando

10001

40635

City of San Gabriel

6869

16772

City of San Marino

1282

9656

City of Santa Clarita

51547

23385

City of Santa Fe Springs

6017

32765

City of Santa Monica

15720

17005

City of Sierra Madre

1415

12877

City of Signal Hill

2703

22913

City of South El Monte

6251

29931

City of South Gate

36233

36914

City of South Pasadena

3708

14233

City of Temple City

5743

15754

City of Torrance

21119

14148

City of Vernon

263

125837

City of Walnut

4470

14640

City of West Covina

27850

25731

City of West Hollywood

7410

20054

City of Westlake Village

256

3062

City of Whittier

22241

25438

Los Angeles

1101540

27235

Los Angeles - Adams-Normandie

2429

29615

Los Angeles - Alsace

3322

26693

Los Angeles - Angeles National Forest

6

15000

Los Angeles - Angelino Heights

581

23221

Los Angeles - Arleta

13091

38088

Los Angeles - Atwater Village

3321

22644

Los Angeles - Baldwin Hills

6966

22381

Los Angeles - Bel Air

1355

16075

Los Angeles - Beverly Crest

2183

17429

Los Angeles - Beverlywood

2801

21263

Los Angeles - Boyle Heights*

31232

35947

Los Angeles - Brentwood

5097

16466

Los Angeles - Brookside

88

15146

Los Angeles - Cadillac-Corning

1732

24322

Los Angeles - Canoga Park

19148

29328

Los Angeles - Carthay

2669

18582

Los Angeles - Central

14042

36013

Los Angeles - Century City

2140

16729

Los Angeles - Century Palms/Cove

12858

38080

Los Angeles - Chatsworth

8769

23661

Los Angeles - Cheviot Hills

1477

16105

Los Angeles - Chinatown

1842

22965

Los Angeles - Cloverdale/Cochran

3740

25699

Los Angeles - Country Club Park

3312

21857

Los Angeles - Crenshaw District

3685

26647

Los Angeles - Crestview

2662

23417

Los Angeles - Del Rey

5620

18773

Los Angeles - Downtown*

10965

39863

Los Angeles - Eagle Rock

8468

21390

Los Angeles - East Hollywood

6779

23147

Los Angeles - Echo Park

3077

21584

Los Angeles - El Sereno

12470

29827

Los Angeles - Elysian Park

1270

22234

Los Angeles - Elysian Valley

2519

24766

Los Angeles - Encino

9590

21230

Los Angeles - Exposition

904

27180

Los Angeles - Exposition Park

13263

29528

Los Angeles - Faircrest Heights

820

22778

Los Angeles - Figueroa Park Square

2893

33173

Los Angeles - Florence-Firestone

18515

39024

Los Angeles - Glassell Park

7458

23598

Los Angeles - Gramercy Place

3040

28242

Los Angeles - Granada Hills

15105

25958

Los Angeles - Green Meadows

8089

37615

Los Angeles - Hancock Park

3056

17935

Los Angeles - Harbor City

6582

22642

Los Angeles - Harbor Gateway

11559

26511

Los Angeles - Harbor Pines

436

18099

Los Angeles - Harvard Heights

4767

26432

Los Angeles - Harvard Park

14217

37477

Los Angeles - Highland Park

12131

25069

Los Angeles - Historic Filipinotown

3998

28825

Los Angeles - Hollywood

14781

21656

Los Angeles - Hollywood Hills

4820

16376

Los Angeles - Hyde Park

8662

30349

Los Angeles - Jefferson Park

2327

28824

Los Angeles - Koreatown

11629

22496

Los Angeles - Lafayette Square

1155

25335

Los Angeles - Lake Balboa

11603

27491

Los Angeles - Lakeview Terrace

4394

33458

Los Angeles - Leimert Park

3979

26117

Los Angeles - Lincoln Heights

9554

29309

Los Angeles - Little Armenia

2213

27576

Los Angeles - Little Bangladesh

6051

21349

Los Angeles - Little Tokyo

997

31823

Los Angeles - Longwood

1224

28439

Los Angeles - Los Feliz

3454

15985

Los Angeles - Manchester Square

2271

26605

Los Angeles - Mandeville Canyon

475

15205

Los Angeles - Mar Vista

6675

15717

Los Angeles - Marina Peninsula

600

13761

Los Angeles - Melrose

18450

23746

Los Angeles - Mid-city

3169

21084

Los Angeles - Miracle Mile

3144

17481

Los Angeles - Mission Hills

9013

37361

Los Angeles - Mt. Washington

5925

24539

Los Angeles - North Hills

19072

30974

Los Angeles - North Hollywood

43945

29022

Los Angeles - Northridge

17956

25726

Los Angeles - Pacific Palisades

2988

14034

Los Angeles - Pacoima

30701

39882

Los Angeles - Palisades Highlands

560

14561

Los Angeles - Palms

7395

16854

Los Angeles - Panorama City

25830

34326

Los Angeles - Park La Brea

2008

14786

Los Angeles - Pico-Union

12737

30441

Los Angeles - Playa Del Rey

378

11827

Los Angeles - Playa Vista

2078

18982

Los Angeles - Porter Ranch

6689

18796

Los Angeles - Rancho Park

1299

19802

Los Angeles - Regent Square

607

21835

Los Angeles - Reseda

23391

30530

Los Angeles - Reseda Ranch

1342

28947

Los Angeles - Reynier Village

805

19040

Los Angeles - San Pedro*

18413

23595

Los Angeles - Shadow Hills

922

20756

Los Angeles - Sherman Oaks

17415

19959

Los Angeles - Silverlake

8780

19917

Los Angeles - South Carthay

2111

19924

Los Angeles - South Park

14041

36988

Los Angeles - St Elmo Village

1406

30672

Los Angeles - Studio City

4135

18427

Los Angeles - Sun Valley

18068

34426

Los Angeles - Sunland

4831

23672

Los Angeles - Sycamore Square

103

15920

Los Angeles - Sylmar*

31915

38733

Los Angeles - Tarzana

7213

23361

Los Angeles - Temple-Beaudry

10174

25769

Los Angeles - Thai Town

2034

20736

Los Angeles - Toluca Lake

1581

18164

Los Angeles - Toluca Terrace

333

25498

Los Angeles - Toluca Woods

301

16200

Los Angeles - Tujunga

6355

22851

Los Angeles - University Hills

668

19481

Los Angeles - University Park

8160

29720

Los Angeles - Valley Glen

8327

27742

Los Angeles - Valley Village

5596

22638

Los Angeles - Van Nuys*

28894

31004

Los Angeles - Venice

6099

17999

Los Angeles - Vermont Knolls

5847

33994

Los Angeles - Vermont Square

2934

38318

Los Angeles - Vermont Vista

14732

35769

Los Angeles - Vernon Central

20632

39678

Los Angeles - Victoria Park

2125

25301

Los Angeles - View Heights

699

18923

Los Angeles - Watts

15480

36275

Los Angeles - Wellington Square

1309

26633

Los Angeles - West Adams

8028

29055

Los Angeles - West Hills

8161

20128

Los Angeles - West Los Angeles

6986

18562

Los Angeles - West Vernon

19249

35883

Los Angeles - Westchester

8037

15575

Los Angeles - Westlake

15875

26746

Los Angeles - Westwood

8717

16110

Los Angeles - Wholesale District*

15191

42047

Los Angeles - Wilmington

18485

32724

Los Angeles - Wilshire Center

11695

23311

Los Angeles - Winnetka

14498

27996

Los Angeles - Woodland Hills

13618

20010

Unincorporated - Acton

1430

17940

Unincorporated - Agua Dulce

758

18230

Unincorporated - Altadena

7848

17992

Unincorporated - Anaverde

307

20358

Unincorporated - Angeles National Forest

68

5462

Unincorporated - Arcadia

1354

16965

Unincorporated - Athens-Westmont

13527

31872

Unincorporated - Athens Village

2169

44292

Unincorporated - Avocado Heights

2108

31114

Unincorporated - Azusa

4714

29605

Unincorporated - Bassett

4601

31052

Unincorporated - Bouquet Canyon

145

13514

Unincorporated - Bradbury

64

59259

Unincorporated - Canyon Country

2459

31819

Unincorporated - Castaic*

6870

25266

Unincorporated - Cerritos

128

21806

Unincorporated - Charter Oak

2

10000

Unincorporated - Claremont

90

12821

Unincorporated - Covina

4586

27267

Unincorporated - Covina (Charter Oak)

3397

25844

Unincorporated - Del Aire

838

19076

Unincorporated - Del Rey

82

25786

Unincorporated - Del Sur

497

20580

Unincorporated - Desert View Highlands

711

28520

Unincorporated - Duarte

1454

32836

Unincorporated - East Covina

74

22492

Unincorporated - East La Mirada

1147

21674

Unincorporated - East Lancaster

36

31579

Unincorporated - East Los Angeles

45592

36395

Unincorporated - East Pasadena

300

4685

Unincorporated - East Rancho Dominguez

4851

31689

Unincorporated - East Whittier

1018

19186

Unincorporated - El Camino Village

1772

20157

Unincorporated - El Monte

47

32414

Unincorporated - Elizabeth Lake

189

11379

Unincorporated - Florence-Firestone

25071

38747

Unincorporated - Franklin Canyon

1

8333

Unincorporated - Glendora

159

24091

Unincorporated - Hacienda Heights

11093

19835

Unincorporated - Harbor Gateway

4

400000

Unincorporated - Hawthorne

574

22832

Unincorporated - Hi Vista

125

11384

Unincorporated - Kagel/Lopez Canyons

495

35057

Unincorporated - La Crescenta-Montrose

2692

13595

Unincorporated - La Habra Heights

17

2515

Unincorporated - La Rambla

554

26699

Unincorporated - La Verne*

455

22304

Unincorporated - Ladera Heights

1194

16886

Unincorporated - Lake Hughes

136

20359

Unincorporated - Lake Los Angeles

3286

25289

Unincorporated - Lake Manor

319

19416

Unincorporated - Lakewood

1

877

Unincorporated - Lennox

6164

27345

Unincorporated - Leona Valley

251

14335

Unincorporated - Littlerock

1131

28127

Unincorporated - Littlerock/Juniper Hills

272

20971

Unincorporated - Littlerock/Pearblossom

996

27907

Unincorporated - Llano

96

10946

Unincorporated - Marina del Rey

1547

16438

Unincorporated - Miracle Mile

0

0

Unincorporated - Monrovia

809

20845

Unincorporated - Newhall

84

38182

Unincorporated - North Lancaster

317

26461

Unincorporated - North Whittier

2258

27010

Unincorporated - Northeast San Gabriel

3773

15697

Unincorporated - Padua Hills

24

11163

Unincorporated - Palmdale

206

24466

Unincorporated - Palos Verdes Peninsula

61

9823

Unincorporated - Pearblossom/Llano

302

15440

Unincorporated - Pellissier Village

294

47496

Unincorporated - Placerita Canyon

15

3261

Unincorporated - Pomona

130

6708

Unincorporated - Quartz Hill

2970

23013

Unincorporated - Rancho Dominguez

889

33408

Unincorporated - Roosevelt

207

22234

Unincorporated - Rosewood

378

29393

Unincorporated - Rosewood/East Gardena

390

32691

Unincorporated - Rosewood/West Rancho Dominguez

1034

30765

Unincorporated - Rowland Heights

8153

15979

Unincorporated - San Clemente Island

0

0

Unincorporated - San Francisquito Canyon/Bouquet Canyon

33

3846

Unincorporated - San Jose Hills

6132

30325

Unincorporated - San Pasqual

60

2948

Unincorporated - Sand Canyon

46

14935

Unincorporated - Santa Catalina Island

585

219101

Unincorporated - Santa Monica Mountains*

2514

13501

Unincorporated - Saugus

302

194839

Unincorporated - Saugus/Canyon Country

87

24438

Unincorporated - South Antelope Valley

86

18901

Unincorporated - South El Monte

614

34206

Unincorporated - South San Gabriel

1901

21485

Unincorporated - South Whittier

16313

27546

Unincorporated - Southeast Antelope Valley

175

22407

Unincorporated - Stevenson Ranch

3817

18206

Unincorporated - Sun Village

1716

28429

Unincorporated - Sunrise Village

399

30787

Unincorporated - Twin Lakes/Oat Mountain

293

17672

Unincorporated - Val Verde

799

24146

Unincorporated - Valencia

644

20964

Unincorporated - Valinda

7130

30508

Unincorporated - View Park/Windsor Hills

2281

19605

Unincorporated - Walnut Park

5780

35805

Unincorporated - West Antelope Valley

125

8273

Unincorporated - West Carson

5132

23236

Unincorporated - West Chatsworth

4

33333

Unincorporated - West LA

495

51996

Unincorporated - West Puente Valley

3092

31439

Unincorporated - West Rancho Dominguez

373

27447

Unincorporated - West Whittier/Los Nietos

7795

28951

Unincorporated - Westfield/Academy Hills

150

11538

Unincorporated - Westhills

125

14899

Unincorporated - White Fence Farms

684

18572

Unincorporated - Whittier

704

18605

Unincorporated - Whittier Narrows

62

516667

Unincorporated - Willowbrook

13119

37576

Unincorporated - Wiseburn

1343

22283

- Under Investigation

65857

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