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For Immediate Release:

February 17, 2022

Vaccinated Children Provided More Protection from COVID Infection and Hospitalization than Unvaccinated Children - 3,312 New Positive Cases and 67 New Deaths Due to COVID-19 in Los Angeles County

With the winter surge subsiding, Public Health reminds residents that vaccinations and masking remain important effective layers of protection, especially in school settings and crowded spaces.

As of February 10, 34% of 5-11-year-olds and 84% of 12–17-year-olds had received at least one dose of the COVID vaccine and 26% of 5–11-year-olds and 76% 12–17-year-olds were fully vaccinated.

Unvaccinated children ages 5-11, were 2.5 times more likely to be infected when compared to those who were fully vaccinated. For those ages 12-17, vaccinated teens were almost 3 times less likely to be infected when compared to those who were unvaccinated.

Similarly, hospitalizations were also higher for unvaccinated children in both youth age groups 5-11 and 12-17. Unvaccinated children 5-11 were at three times higher risk of hospitalization when compared to fully vaccinated children. And unvaccinated teens 12-17 were four times more likely to be hospitalized than fully vaccinated teens.

Between February 7 and 11, nearly 477,000 tests were administered at TK-12 schools across the county; test positivity declined by 90% since the beginning of January to 1.5%. This remarkable decline likely reflects lower rates of community transmission as well as the impact of mitigation strategies that schools are using to reduce transmission.

When looking at the number of COVID-19 cases among students and staff in K-12 schools by grade level, the largest number of cases have been among elementary school students, followed by high school and then middle school students. The week of January 10-16, there were over 21,000 cases reported among elementary school students, over 11,000 reported among high school students, and 9,200 among middle school students. By the week of February 7-13, cases had dropped to 1,650 for elementary school students, 810 for high school students, and 648 for middle school students.

The number of school outbreaks currently being investigated also declined to a total of 46, down from 56 that were under investigation last week. This includes eight new outbreaks (5 in elementary schools, one in middle school, and two in youth sports) between February 6-12.

The decision to require masks in schools, along with the other mitigation safety measures likely helped to successfully limit the number of school disruptions in LA County during the Omicron surge. Public Health is aware of only eight learning disruptions across LA County at the district level in 2022. Three school districts had selected school closures and the others had a delayed opening or non-instructional day. In each case, the school or district, not Public Health, made the decision to take this action based on staffing and safety concerns.

“I send my deepest sympathies and wishes of 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. “Indoor masking requirements at schools, which remain in effect per the state order for at least another few weeks, continue to be an effective part of a comprehensive school safety program. As we have seen over the past few months, wearing a face mask or respirator in indoor public settings is associated with significantly lower chances of testing positive for COVID-19, and masking requirements in schools have been associated with lower numbers of outbreaks. As we think about ‘post-surge’ strategies, the focus remains on ensuring our schools have the tools and resources to offer safe learning environments for staff, teachers, and students. As always, we are grateful for the hard work of parents, students, administrators, staff, and teachers to diligently implement mitigation strategies that promote safety at schools.”

Today, Public Health confirmed 67 additional deaths and 3,312 new cases of COVID-19. Of the 67 new deaths reported today, one person was between the ages of 30-49, six were between the ages of 50-64, 26 were between the ages of 65-79, and 25 were aged 80 years or older. Of the 67 newly reported deaths, 49 had underlying health conditions. Information on the five deaths reported by the City of Long Beach and four reported by the City of Pasadena is available at www.LongBeach.gov and www.CityofPasadena.net To date, the total number of deaths in L.A. County is 30,146

Public Health has reported a total of 2,772,569 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of L.A. County. Today’s positivity rate is 2.9%.

There are 1,713 people with COVID-19 currently hospitalized. Testing results are available for more than 11,316,500 individuals, with 22% of people testing positive.

To reduce spread and keep workplaces and schools open, residents and workers are asked to:

Residents are legally required to isolate themselves away from others if they test positive for COVID-19. Close contacts with symptoms and close contacts who are unvaccinated or not up to date with COVID-19 vaccinations need to follow quarantine requirements. 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 02/16/2022

Total Cases

NEW

Laboratory Confirmed Cases

2,772,569

3312

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

2,621,781

3150

-- Long Beach

123,402

117

-- Pasadena

27,386

45

Deaths

30,146

67

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

28,562

58

-- Long Beach

1,188

5

-- Pasadena

396

4

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

- 0 to 4

80302

- 5 to 11

233090

- 12 to 17

227900

- 18 to 29

585165

- 30 to 49

836381

- 50 to 64

434006

- 65 to 79

167676

- over 80

54451

- Under Investigation

2810

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

- Female

1332191

- Male

1214513

- Other

947

- Under Investigation

74130

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

- American Indian/Alaska Native

4827

- Asian

158267

- Black

130896

- Hispanic/Latino

1201782

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

13612

- White

332978

- Other

287809

- Under Investigation

491610

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

- Hospitalized (Ever)

131143

**DATA Under reported

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

- American Indian/Alaska Native

67

- Asian

3592

- Black

2613

- Hispanic/Latino

14810

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

102

- White

7015

- Other

286

- Under Investigation

77

CITY / COMMUNITY**

Cases

Case Rate

City of Agoura Hills

3764

18024

City of Alhambra

16259

18748

City of Arcadia

7691

13317

City of Artesia

3997

23799

City of Avalon

62

1602

City of Azusa

13459

26896

City of Baldwin Park

22457

29253

City of Bell

13499

37155

City of Bell Gardens

13887

32242

City of Bellflower

22776

29300

City of Beverly Hills

7968

23082

City of Bradbury

62

5800

City of Burbank

21627

20178

City of Calabasas

3776

15524

City of Carson

24791

26417

City of Cerritos

8101

16180

City of Claremont

5906

16188

City of Commerce*

4429

33889

City of Compton

32332

32363

City of Covina

14390

29348

City of Cudahy

9777

40157

City of Culver City

7113

17843

City of Diamond Bar

8831

15354

City of Downey

35164

30775

City of Duarte

5038

22883

City of El Monte

32193

27452

City of El Segundo

2683

15984

City of Gardena

15869

25883

City of Glendale

43404

21020

City of Glendora

11443

21687

City of Hawaiian Gardens

4048

27582

City of Hawthorne

22084

24873

City of Hermosa Beach

3166

16096

City of Hidden Hills

247

13069

City of Huntington Park

21587

36290

City of Industry

365

83524

City of Inglewood

28694

25263

City of Irwindale

532

36463

City of La Canada Flintridge

2763

13352

City of La Habra Heights

160

2933

City of La Mirada

10179

20523

City of La Puente

12416

30508

City of La Verne

6911

20765

City of Lakewood

18446

22954

City of Lancaster*

49732

30780

City of Lawndale

7911

23535

City of Lomita

4157

20054

City of Lynwood*

24018

33337

City of Malibu

2000

15431

City of Manhattan Beach

4732

13145

City of Maywood

10209

36397

City of Monrovia

8060

20773

City of Montebello

18859

29296

City of Monterey Park

11053

17752

City of Norwalk

32551

30246

City of Palmdale

52132

32794

City of Palos Verdes Estates

1441

10657

City of Paramount

18344

32744

City of Pico Rivera

20563

31988

City of Pomona

50289

32251

City of Rancho Palos Verdes

4679

10946

City of Redondo Beach

9591

13961

City of Rolling Hills

180

9278

City of Rolling Hills Estates

935

11525

City of Rosemead

10348

18696

City of San Dimas*

7829

22682

City of San Fernando

10273

41740

City of San Gabriel

7140

17434

City of San Marino

1345

10130

City of Santa Clarita

52945

24020

City of Santa Fe Springs

6199

33756

City of Santa Monica

16204

17528

City of Sierra Madre

1470

13377

City of Signal Hill

2775

23523

City of South El Monte

6426

30768

City of South Gate

37414

38117

City of South Pasadena

3838

14732

City of Temple City

6004

16470

City of Torrance

21983

14727

City of Vernon

303

144976

City of Walnut

4661

15266

City of West Covina

28633

26454

City of West Hollywood

7632

20654

City of Westlake Village

266

3182

City of Whittier

22845

26129

Los Angeles

1141032

28211

Los Angeles - Adams-Normandie

2512

30627

Los Angeles - Alsace

3451

27730

Los Angeles - Angeles National Forest

6

15000

Los Angeles - Angelino Heights

608

24301

Los Angeles - Arleta

13461

39165

Los Angeles - Atwater Village

3426

23360

Los Angeles - Baldwin Hills

7233

23239

Los Angeles - Bel Air

1415

16787

Los Angeles - Beverly Crest

2256

18012

Los Angeles - Beverlywood

2910

22091

Los Angeles - Boyle Heights*

32549

37463

Los Angeles - Brentwood

5251

16963

Los Angeles - Brookside

89

15318

Los Angeles - Cadillac-Corning

1790

25137

Los Angeles - Canoga Park

19725

30212

Los Angeles - Carthay

2759

19209

Los Angeles - Central

14646

37562

Los Angeles - Century City

2222

17370

Los Angeles - Century Palms/Cove

13246

39229

Los Angeles - Chatsworth

9097

24546

Los Angeles - Cheviot Hills

1555

16956

Los Angeles - Chinatown

1916

23887

Los Angeles - Cloverdale/Cochran

3914

26895

Los Angeles - Country Club Park

3511

23170

Los Angeles - Crenshaw District

3822

27638

Los Angeles - Crestview

2740

24103

Los Angeles - Del Rey

5770

19274

Los Angeles - Downtown*

11355

41280

Los Angeles - Eagle Rock

8756

22117

Los Angeles - East Hollywood

7058

24099

Los Angeles - Echo Park

3200

22447

Los Angeles - El Sereno

12968

31018

Los Angeles - Elysian Park

1325

23197

Los Angeles - Elysian Valley

2625

25809

Los Angeles - Encino

9922

21965

Los Angeles - Exposition

942

28322

Los Angeles - Exposition Park

13881

30904

Los Angeles - Faircrest Heights

847

23528

Los Angeles - Figueroa Park Square

2975

34113

Los Angeles - Florence-Firestone

19093

40242

Los Angeles - Glassell Park

7745

24506

Los Angeles - Gramercy Place

3125

29032

Los Angeles - Granada Hills

15602

26812

Los Angeles - Green Meadows

8357

38861

Los Angeles - Hancock Park

3203

18798

Los Angeles - Harbor City

6812

23433

Los Angeles - Harbor Gateway

11876

27239

Los Angeles - Harbor Pines

449

18638

Los Angeles - Harvard Heights

4963

27519

Los Angeles - Harvard Park

14659

38642

Los Angeles - Highland Park

12524

25881

Los Angeles - Historic Filipinotown

4157

29971

Los Angeles - Hollywood

15335

22468

Los Angeles - Hollywood Hills

4990

16953

Los Angeles - Hyde Park

8948

31351

Los Angeles - Jefferson Park

2398

29704

Los Angeles - Koreatown

12390

23968

Los Angeles - Lafayette Square

1201

26343

Los Angeles - Lake Balboa

11987

28401

Los Angeles - Lakeview Terrace

4514

34371

Los Angeles - Leimert Park

4120

27043

Los Angeles - Lincoln Heights

9876

30297

Los Angeles - Little Armenia

2321

28922

Los Angeles - Little Bangladesh

6499

22930

Los Angeles - Little Tokyo

1034

33004

Los Angeles - Longwood

1283

29809

Los Angeles - Los Feliz

3582

16577

Los Angeles - Manchester Square

2342

27437

Los Angeles - Mandeville Canyon

484

15493

Los Angeles - Mar Vista

6971

16414

Los Angeles - Marina Peninsula

618

14174

Los Angeles - Melrose

19295

24834

Los Angeles - Mid-city

3289

21883

Los Angeles - Miracle Mile

3249

18065

Los Angeles - Mission Hills

9243

38315

Los Angeles - Mt. Washington

6149

25467

Los Angeles - North Hills

19649

31911

Los Angeles - North Hollywood

45157

29822

Los Angeles - Northridge

18545

26570

Los Angeles - Pacific Palisades

3098

14551

Los Angeles - Pacoima

31553

40989

Los Angeles - Palisades Highlands

589

15315

Los Angeles - Palms

7629

17387

Los Angeles - Panorama City

26571

35310

Los Angeles - Park La Brea

2106

15508

Los Angeles - Pico-Union

13367

31946

Los Angeles - Playa Del Rey

388

12140

Los Angeles - Playa Vista

2146

19604

Los Angeles - Porter Ranch

6930

19473

Los Angeles - Rancho Park

1334

20335

Los Angeles - Regent Square

622

22374

Los Angeles - Reseda

24139

31506

Los Angeles - Reseda Ranch

1381

29789

Los Angeles - Reynier Village

826

19536

Los Angeles - San Pedro*

18988

24332

Los Angeles - Shadow Hills

955

21499

Los Angeles - Sherman Oaks

18041

20676

Los Angeles - Silverlake

9122

20693

Los Angeles - South Carthay

2192

20689

Los Angeles - South Park

14581

38410

Los Angeles - St Elmo Village

1483

32352

Los Angeles - Studio City

4324

19269

Los Angeles - Sun Valley

18491

35232

Los Angeles - Sunland

4977

24387

Los Angeles - Sycamore Square

108

16692

Los Angeles - Sylmar*

32905

39934

Los Angeles - Tarzana

7434

24077

Los Angeles - Temple-Beaudry

10681

27053

Los Angeles - Thai Town

2112

21531

Los Angeles - Toluca Lake

1633

18761

Los Angeles - Toluca Terrace

352

26953

Los Angeles - Toluca Woods

312

16792

Los Angeles - Tujunga

6557

23578

Los Angeles - University Hills

690

20122

Los Angeles - University Park

8642

31476

Los Angeles - Valley Glen

8566

28538

Los Angeles - Valley Village

5759

23297

Los Angeles - Van Nuys*

29906

32090

Los Angeles - Venice

6254

18457

Los Angeles - Vermont Knolls

6048

35163

Los Angeles - Vermont Square

3035

39637

Los Angeles - Vermont Vista

15235

36991

Los Angeles - Vernon Central

21364

41086

Los Angeles - Victoria Park

2223

26467

Los Angeles - View Heights

723

19572

Los Angeles - Watts

15972

37428

Los Angeles - Wellington Square

1368

27833

Los Angeles - West Adams

8391

30369

Los Angeles - West Hills

8460

20866

Los Angeles - West Los Angeles

7171

19054

Los Angeles - West Vernon

19863

37027

Los Angeles - Westchester

8384

16247

Los Angeles - Westlake

16645

28043

Los Angeles - Westwood

9146

16903

Los Angeles - Wholesale District*

15865

43912

Los Angeles - Wilmington

19038

33703

Los Angeles - Wilshire Center

12487

24889

Los Angeles - Winnetka

14970

28907

Los Angeles - Woodland Hills

14064

20666

Unincorporated - Acton

1488

18668

Unincorporated - Agua Dulce

770

18519

Unincorporated - Altadena

8111

18595

Unincorporated - Anaverde

317

21021

Unincorporated - Angeles National Forest

72

5783

Unincorporated - Arcadia

1410

17667

Unincorporated - Athens-Westmont

13948

32864

Unincorporated - Athens Village

2231

45559

Unincorporated - Avocado Heights

2162

31911

Unincorporated - Azusa

4855

30490

Unincorporated - Bassett

4714

31815

Unincorporated - Bouquet Canyon

147

13700

Unincorporated - Bradbury

66

61111

Unincorporated - Canyon Country

2539

32855

Unincorporated - Castaic*

7014

25795

Unincorporated - Cerritos

132

22487

Unincorporated - Charter Oak

2

10000

Unincorporated - Claremont

93

13248

Unincorporated - Covina

4692

27897

Unincorporated - Covina (Charter Oak)

3515

26742

Unincorporated - Del Aire

853

19417

Unincorporated - Del Rey

85

26730

Unincorporated - Del Sur

524

21698

Unincorporated - Desert View Highlands

744

29844

Unincorporated - Duarte

1492

33695

Unincorporated - East Covina

75

22796

Unincorporated - East La Mirada

1178

22260

Unincorporated - East Lancaster

36

31579

Unincorporated - East Los Angeles

47194

37674

Unincorporated - East Pasadena

317

4951

Unincorporated - East Rancho Dominguez

4975

32499

Unincorporated - East Whittier

1043

19657

Unincorporated - El Camino Village

1819

20692

Unincorporated - El Monte

51

35172

Unincorporated - Elizabeth Lake

200

12041

Unincorporated - Florence-Firestone

25790

39858

Unincorporated - Franklin Canyon

1

8333

Unincorporated - Glendora

164

24848

Unincorporated - Hacienda Heights

11415

20411

Unincorporated - Harbor Gateway

4

400000

Unincorporated - Hawthorne

590

23469

Unincorporated - Hi Vista

130

11840

Unincorporated - Kagel/Lopez Canyons

510

36119

Unincorporated - La Crescenta-Montrose

2797

14126

Unincorporated - La Habra Heights

17

2515

Unincorporated - La Rambla

572

27566

Unincorporated - La Verne*

478

23431

Unincorporated - Ladera Heights

1225

17324

Unincorporated - Lake Hughes

144

21557

Unincorporated - Lake Los Angeles

3386

26058

Unincorporated - Lake Manor

333

20268

Unincorporated - Lakewood

1

877

Unincorporated - Lennox

6285

27881

Unincorporated - Leona Valley

253

14449

Unincorporated - Littlerock

1180

29346

Unincorporated - Littlerock/Juniper Hills

275

21203

Unincorporated - Littlerock/Pearblossom

1033

28944

Unincorporated - Llano

100

11403

Unincorporated - Marina del Rey

1590

16895

Unincorporated - Miracle Mile

0

0

Unincorporated - Monrovia

834

21489

Unincorporated - Newhall

87

39545

Unincorporated - North Lancaster

331

27629

Unincorporated - North Whittier

2317

27715

Unincorporated - Northeast San Gabriel

3895

16205

Unincorporated - Padua Hills

25

11628

Unincorporated - Palmdale

211

25059

Unincorporated - Palos Verdes Peninsula

64

10306

Unincorporated - Pearblossom/Llano

312

15951

Unincorporated - Pellissier Village

295

47658

Unincorporated - Placerita Canyon

15

3261

Unincorporated - Pomona

133

6863

Unincorporated - Quartz Hill

3050

23632

Unincorporated - Rancho Dominguez

907

34085

Unincorporated - Roosevelt

214

22986

Unincorporated - Rosewood

390

30327

Unincorporated - Rosewood/East Gardena

404

33864

Unincorporated - Rosewood/West Rancho Dominguez

1053

31330

Unincorporated - Rowland Heights

8485

16630

Unincorporated - San Clemente Island

0

0

Unincorporated - San Francisquito Canyon/Bouquet Canyon

34

3963

Unincorporated - San Jose Hills

6308

31195

Unincorporated - San Pasqual

62

3047

Unincorporated - Sand Canyon

47

15260

Unincorporated - Santa Catalina Island

601

225094

Unincorporated - Santa Monica Mountains*

2633

14140

Unincorporated - Saugus

303

195484

Unincorporated - Saugus/Canyon Country

89

25000

Unincorporated - South Antelope Valley

88

19341

Unincorporated - South El Monte

621

34596

Unincorporated - South San Gabriel

1968

22242

Unincorporated - South Whittier

16800

28368

Unincorporated - Southeast Antelope Valley

183

23431

Unincorporated - Stevenson Ranch

3930

18745

Unincorporated - Sun Village

1780

29490

Unincorporated - Sunrise Village

409

31559

Unincorporated - Twin Lakes/Oat Mountain

301

18154

Unincorporated - Val Verde

819

24751

Unincorporated - Valencia

660

21484

Unincorporated - Valinda

7316

31304

Unincorporated - View Park/Windsor Hills

2360

20284

Unincorporated - Walnut Park

5977

37025

Unincorporated - West Antelope Valley

129

8537

Unincorporated - West Carson

5353

24237

Unincorporated - West Chatsworth

4

33333

Unincorporated - West LA

516

54202

Unincorporated - West Puente Valley

3172

32252

Unincorporated - West Rancho Dominguez

381

28035

Unincorporated - West Whittier/Los Nietos

8029

29820

Unincorporated - Westfield/Academy Hills

158

12154

Unincorporated - Westhills

126

15018

Unincorporated - White Fence Farms

704

19115

Unincorporated - Whittier

719

19001

Unincorporated - Whittier Narrows

64

533333

Unincorporated - Willowbrook

13430

38467

Unincorporated - Wiseburn

1378

22864

- Under Investigation

67891



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