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For Immediate Release:

February 18, 2022

Although Deaths Among People Experiencing Homelessness Decreased this Winter Surge When Compared to Last Year, People Experiencing Homelessness Died from COVID at Twice the Rate of LAC Residents - 4,330 New Positive Cases and 70 New Deaths, Including a child between the ages of 5-11

Today’s total number of cases reflect 889 additional cases due to reporting delays from a single lab

Public Health data shows that mortality among people experiencing homelessness decreased by more than four-fold this winter surge compared to the previous winter surge. For the 2020-2021 winter surge, the death rate among people experiencing homelessness who were infected with COVID-19 between October 31, 2020 to February 16, 2021 was 237 deaths per 100,000. In comparison, the death rate among people experiencing homelessness who were infected with COVID-19 between December 2, 2021 to February 13, 2022 is currently at 52 deaths per 100,000. For LA County overall, the death rate for individuals who were infected with COVID-19 between December 2, 2021, and February 13, 2022, is 26 deaths per 100,000, underscoring the much higher risk of death for people experiencing homelessness. Of note, deaths from this surge period are still being reported and we expect the death rates for the individuals infected during the current surge may still rise.

This decline in mortality this year when compared to last year was despite a more than doubling in the case rate among people experiencing homelessness during the most recent Omicron winter surge when compared to the prior winter surge. This winter surge, the peak seven-day average daily case rate was 378 new cases per 100,000 people experiencing homelessness compared to 162 new cases per 100,000 people experiencing homelessness during the 2020-2021 winter surge.

While deaths have been lower among people experiencing homelessness during this last winter surge when compared to last year, the elevated case numbers have resulted in very high numbers of outbreaks investigated by Public Health. Between December 2, 2021 and February 13, 2022, Public Health initiated 379 outbreak investigations in settings where people experiencing homelessness lived and sought services. Fortunately, outbreaks at institutions and facilities serving people experiencing homelessness have recently started to steeply decline. For the week ending February 6, Public Health initiated five new outbreak investigations, down from a high of 94 outbreak investigations initiated during the week ending January 2.

One contributing factor to reducing the very high burden of mortality among people experiencing homelessness this past year, is the number of individuals who are vaccinated. As of January 30, 2022, nearly 50,000 (75%) people experiencing homelessness have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and 40,000 (61%) are fully vaccinated. There remains much work to do however, since the booster rate remains relatively low at 33% (10,391) among those eligible for an additional dose. Public Health will continue to prioritize booster outreach and vaccination efforts to ensure those persons experiencing homelessness have easy access to vaccinations.

Additionally, since December, Public Health has worked with partners to distribute more than 300,000 rapid antigen test kits and more than 50,000 KN95 respirators to guests and residents at 300 domestic violence and homeless shelters.

“I send my heartfelt condolences to everyone mourning the loss of a loved one to COVID-19,” said Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd, Director of Public Health. “As we enter the post-surge phase, and continue working towards a moderate transmission phase, we can best attend to the needs of the most vulnerable, including people experiencing homelessness, by using what we have learned from the past 2 years to provide essential protections when and where needed. Our collective efforts to vaccinate, boost, mask and take additional safety measures reduces the risks of severe illness or death for those most impacted by the overwhelming consequences of COVID. We are grateful to our partners for reaching out and providing services and support to those who remain unhoused and join with others to support and implement actions that address the devastating impact of homelessness on the health and well-being of so many residents.”

Today, Public Health confirmed 70 additional deaths and 4,330 new cases of COVID-19. Today’s total number of cases reflect additional 889 cases due to reporting delays. Of the 70 new deaths reported today, one person was between the ages of 5-11, two people were between the ages of 18-29, five were between the ages of 30-49, 10 were between the ages of 50-64, 22 were between the ages of 65-79, and 28 were aged 80 years or older. Of the 70 newly reported deaths, 56 had underlying health conditions. Information on the one death reported by the City of Long Beach and one 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 30,216.

Public Health has reported a total of 2,777,165 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of L.A. County. Today’s positivity rate is 2.6%.

There are 1,616 people with COVID-19 currently hospitalized. Testing results are available for more than 11,330,200 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 02/17/2022

Total Cases

NEW

Laboratory Confirmed Cases

2,777,165

4330

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

2,626,129

4082

-- Long Beach

123,603

201

-- Pasadena

27,433

47

Deaths

30,216

70

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

28,630

68

-- Long Beach

1,189

1

-- Pasadena

397

1

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

- 0 to 4

80495

- 5 to 11

233542

- 12 to 17

228255

- 18 to 29

586032

- 30 to 49

837599

- 50 to 64

434694

- 65 to 79

168085

- over 80

54580

- Under Investigation

2847

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

- Female

1334411

- Male

1216678

- Other

951

- Under Investigation

74089

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

- American Indian/Alaska Native

4838

- Asian

158547

- Black

131242

- Hispanic/Latino

1203577

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

13623

- White

333502

- Other

289104

- Under Investigation

491696

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

- Hospitalized (Ever)

131202

**DATA Under reported

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

- American Indian/Alaska Native

67

- Asian

3600

- Black

2626

- Hispanic/Latino

14841

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

103

- White

7029

- Other

286

- Under Investigation

78

CITY / COMMUNITY**

Cases

Case Rate

City of Agoura Hills

3769

18048

City of Alhambra

16272

18763

City of Arcadia

7700

13332

City of Artesia

4025

23965

City of Avalon

62

1602

City of Azusa

13478

26934

City of Baldwin Park

22498

29306

City of Bell

13517

37204

City of Bell Gardens

13908

32291

City of Bellflower

22814

29348

City of Beverly Hills

8003

23184

City of Bradbury

62

5800

City of Burbank

21653

20202

City of Calabasas

3784

15557

City of Carson

24850

26480

City of Cerritos

8124

16226

City of Claremont

5920

16226

City of Commerce*

4434

33928

City of Compton

32413

32444

City of Covina

14415

29399

City of Cudahy

9779

40165

City of Culver City

7137

17903

City of Diamond Bar

8853

15393

City of Downey

35230

30832

City of Duarte

5037

22879

City of El Monte

32219

27474

City of El Segundo

2690

16025

City of Gardena

15889

25916

City of Glendale

43435

21035

City of Glendora

11461

21721

City of Hawaiian Gardens

4060

27664

City of Hawthorne

22137

24933

City of Hermosa Beach

3175

16141

City of Hidden Hills

248

13122

City of Huntington Park

21600

36312

City of Industry

366

83753

City of Inglewood

28750

25312

City of Irwindale

532

36463

City of La Canada Flintridge

2767

13372

City of La Habra Heights

161

2951

City of La Mirada

10210

20585

City of La Puente

12455

30604

City of La Verne

6901

20735

City of Lakewood

18489

23007

City of Lancaster*

49810

30829

City of Lawndale

7923

23571

City of Lomita

4171

20122

City of Lynwood*

24090

33437

City of Malibu

2002

15446

City of Manhattan Beach

4747

13186

City of Maywood

10229

36468

City of Monrovia

8061

20776

City of Montebello

18893

29348

City of Monterey Park

11064

17770

City of Norwalk

32597

30288

City of Palmdale

52201

32837

City of Palos Verdes Estates

1445

10686

City of Paramount

18370

32790

City of Pico Rivera

20613

32066

City of Pomona

50354

32292

City of Rancho Palos Verdes

4693

10979

City of Redondo Beach

9615

13996

City of Rolling Hills

182

9381

City of Rolling Hills Estates

946

11660

City of Rosemead

10369

18734

City of San Dimas*

7847

22734

City of San Fernando

10288

41801

City of San Gabriel

7152

17463

City of San Marino

1350

10168

City of Santa Clarita

53010

24049

City of Santa Fe Springs

6206

33794

City of Santa Monica

16228

17554

City of Sierra Madre

1472

13395

City of Signal Hill

2779

23557

City of South El Monte

6429

30783

City of South Gate

37489

38194

City of South Pasadena

3843

14751

City of Temple City

6012

16492

City of Torrance

22040

14765

City of Vernon

303

144976

City of Walnut

4683

15338

City of West Covina

28715

26530

City of West Hollywood

7650

20703

City of Westlake Village

266

3182

City of Whittier

22878

26167

Los Angeles

1142758

28254

Los Angeles - Adams-Normandie

2515

30663

Los Angeles - Alsace

3461

27810

Los Angeles - Angeles National Forest

6

15000

Los Angeles - Angelino Heights

608

24301

Los Angeles - Arleta

13469

39188

Los Angeles - Atwater Village

3429

23381

Los Angeles - Baldwin Hills

7245

23277

Los Angeles - Bel Air

1419

16835

Los Angeles - Beverly Crest

2261

18052

Los Angeles - Beverlywood

2915

22129

Los Angeles - Boyle Heights*

32601

37522

Los Angeles - Brentwood

5257

16983

Los Angeles - Brookside

91

15663

Los Angeles - Cadillac-Corning

1794

25193

Los Angeles - Canoga Park

19739

30233

Los Angeles - Carthay

2781

19362

Los Angeles - Central

14662

37603

Los Angeles - Century City

2226

17402

Los Angeles - Century Palms/Cove

13270

39300

Los Angeles - Chatsworth

9109

24578

Los Angeles - Cheviot Hills

1559

16999

Los Angeles - Chinatown

1921

23950

Los Angeles - Cloverdale/Cochran

3922

26950

Los Angeles - Country Club Park

3518

23217

Los Angeles - Crenshaw District

3831

27703

Los Angeles - Crestview

2745

24147

Los Angeles - Del Rey

5779

19305

Los Angeles - Downtown*

11367

41324

Los Angeles - Eagle Rock

8761

22130

Los Angeles - East Hollywood

7076

24161

Los Angeles - Echo Park

3205

22482

Los Angeles - El Sereno

12986

31061

Los Angeles - Elysian Park

1327

23232

Los Angeles - Elysian Valley

2626

25819

Los Angeles - Encino

9920

21961

Los Angeles - Exposition

943

28352

Los Angeles - Exposition Park

13900

30946

Los Angeles - Faircrest Heights

848

23556

Los Angeles - Figueroa Park Square

2979

34159

Los Angeles - Florence-Firestone

19114

40287

Los Angeles - Glassell Park

7754

24535

Los Angeles - Gramercy Place

3128

29060

Los Angeles - Granada Hills

15622

26846

Los Angeles - Green Meadows

8369

38917

Los Angeles - Hancock Park

3206

18816

Los Angeles - Harbor City

6824

23474

Los Angeles - Harbor Gateway

11892

27275

Los Angeles - Harbor Pines

452

18763

Los Angeles - Harvard Heights

4971

27563

Los Angeles - Harvard Park

14677

38690

Los Angeles - Highland Park

12548

25930

Los Angeles - Historic Filipinotown

4159

29986

Los Angeles - Hollywood

15387

22544

Los Angeles - Hollywood Hills

5000

16987

Los Angeles - Hyde Park

8956

31379

Los Angeles - Jefferson Park

2407

29815

Los Angeles - Koreatown

12418

24023

Los Angeles - Lafayette Square

1201

26343

Los Angeles - Lake Balboa

12004

28441

Los Angeles - Lakeview Terrace

4519

34410

Los Angeles - Leimert Park

4129

27102

Los Angeles - Lincoln Heights

9877

30300

Los Angeles - Little Armenia

2324

28960

Los Angeles - Little Bangladesh

6527

23029

Los Angeles - Little Tokyo

1037

33099

Los Angeles - Longwood

1287

29902

Los Angeles - Los Feliz

3588

16605

Los Angeles - Manchester Square

2349

27519

Los Angeles - Mandeville Canyon

484

15493

Los Angeles - Mar Vista

6977

16428

Los Angeles - Marina Peninsula

627

14381

Los Angeles - Melrose

19351

24906

Los Angeles - Mid-city

3308

22009

Los Angeles - Miracle Mile

3269

18176

Los Angeles - Mission Hills

9253

38356

Los Angeles - Mt. Washington

6157

25500

Los Angeles - North Hills

19672

31948

Los Angeles - North Hollywood

45201

29851

Los Angeles - Northridge

18573

26610

Los Angeles - Pacific Palisades

3100

14560

Los Angeles - Pacoima

31589

41036

Los Angeles - Palisades Highlands

591

15367

Los Angeles - Palms

7641

17415

Los Angeles - Panorama City

26591

35337

Los Angeles - Park La Brea

2128

15670

Los Angeles - Pico-Union

13388

31997

Los Angeles - Playa Del Rey

389

12171

Los Angeles - Playa Vista

2148

19622

Los Angeles - Porter Ranch

6945

19515

Los Angeles - Rancho Park

1336

20366

Los Angeles - Regent Square

624

22446

Los Angeles - Reseda

24166

31541

Los Angeles - Reseda Ranch

1382

29810

Los Angeles - Reynier Village

827

19560

Los Angeles - San Pedro*

19018

24370

Los Angeles - Shadow Hills

956

21522

Los Angeles - Sherman Oaks

18065

20704

Los Angeles - Silverlake

9144

20743

Los Angeles - South Carthay

2212

20878

Los Angeles - South Park

14595

38447

Los Angeles - St Elmo Village

1489

32483

Los Angeles - Studio City

4349

19381

Los Angeles - Sun Valley

18509

35267

Los Angeles - Sunland

4987

24436

Los Angeles - Sycamore Square

108

16692

Los Angeles - Sylmar*

32947

39985

Los Angeles - Tarzana

7438

24090

Los Angeles - Temple-Beaudry

10698

27096

Los Angeles - Thai Town

2119

21603

Los Angeles - Toluca Lake

1633

18761

Los Angeles - Toluca Terrace

352

26953

Los Angeles - Toluca Woods

311

16738

Los Angeles - Tujunga

6564

23603

Los Angeles - University Hills

692

20181

Los Angeles - University Park

8654

31520

Los Angeles - Valley Glen

8577

28575

Los Angeles - Valley Village

5767

23329

Los Angeles - Van Nuys*

29917

32102

Los Angeles - Venice

6266

18492

Los Angeles - Vermont Knolls

6056

35209

Los Angeles - Vermont Square

3041

39715

Los Angeles - Vermont Vista

15253

37034

Los Angeles - Vernon Central

21378

41113

Los Angeles - Victoria Park

2229

26539

Los Angeles - View Heights

727

19681

Los Angeles - Watts

15997

37487

Los Angeles - Wellington Square

1372

27915

Los Angeles - West Adams

8393

30376

Los Angeles - West Hills

8470

20890

Los Angeles - West Los Angeles

7182

19083

Los Angeles - West Vernon

19891

37080

Los Angeles - Westchester

8413

16303

Los Angeles - Westlake

16658

28065

Los Angeles - Westwood

9182

16969

Los Angeles - Wholesale District*

15970

44203

Los Angeles - Wilmington

19063

33748

Los Angeles - Wilshire Center

12516

24947

Los Angeles - Winnetka

14995

28956

Los Angeles - Woodland Hills

14067

20670

Unincorporated - Acton

1489

18680

Unincorporated - Agua Dulce

771

18543

Unincorporated - Altadena

8121

18618

Unincorporated - Anaverde

319

21154

Unincorporated - Angeles National Forest

72

5783

Unincorporated - Arcadia

1410

17667

Unincorporated - Athens-Westmont

13974

32925

Unincorporated - Athens Village

2237

45681

Unincorporated - Avocado Heights

2171

32044

Unincorporated - Azusa

4871

30591

Unincorporated - Bassett

4729

31916

Unincorporated - Bouquet Canyon

147

13700

Unincorporated - Bradbury

66

61111

Unincorporated - Canyon Country

2539

32855

Unincorporated - Castaic*

7021

25821

Unincorporated - Cerritos

133

22658

Unincorporated - Charter Oak

2

10000

Unincorporated - Claremont

93

13248

Unincorporated - Covina

4706

27980

Unincorporated - Covina (Charter Oak)

3518

26765

Unincorporated - Del Aire

856

19486

Unincorporated - Del Rey

86

27044

Unincorporated - Del Sur

526

21781

Unincorporated - Desert View Highlands

745

29884

Unincorporated - Duarte

1495

33762

Unincorporated - East Covina

76

23100

Unincorporated - East La Mirada

1180

22298

Unincorporated - East Lancaster

36

31579

Unincorporated - East Los Angeles

47236

37708

Unincorporated - East Pasadena

317

4951

Unincorporated - East Rancho Dominguez

4990

32597

Unincorporated - East Whittier

1044

19676

Unincorporated - El Camino Village

1822

20726

Unincorporated - El Monte

51

35172

Unincorporated - Elizabeth Lake

200

12041

Unincorporated - Florence-Firestone

25828

39917

Unincorporated - Franklin Canyon

1

8333

Unincorporated - Glendora

165

25000

Unincorporated - Hacienda Heights

11433

20443

Unincorporated - Harbor Gateway

4

400000

Unincorporated - Hawthorne

590

23469

Unincorporated - Hi Vista

130

11840

Unincorporated - Kagel/Lopez Canyons

510

36119

Unincorporated - La Crescenta-Montrose

2802

14151

Unincorporated - La Habra Heights

17

2515

Unincorporated - La Rambla

572

27566

Unincorporated - La Verne*

480

23529

Unincorporated - Ladera Heights

1226

17338

Unincorporated - Lake Hughes

144

21557

Unincorporated - Lake Los Angeles

3389

26081

Unincorporated - Lake Manor

333

20268

Unincorporated - Lakewood

1

877

Unincorporated - Lennox

6291

27908

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

1597

16970

Unincorporated - Miracle Mile

0

0

Unincorporated - Monrovia

835

21515

Unincorporated - Newhall

87

39545

Unincorporated - North Lancaster

331

27629

Unincorporated - North Whittier

2325

27811

Unincorporated - Northeast San Gabriel

3901

16230

Unincorporated - Padua Hills

25

11628

Unincorporated - Palmdale

211

25059

Unincorporated - Palos Verdes Peninsula

65

10467

Unincorporated - Pearblossom/Llano

315

16104

Unincorporated - Pellissier Village

295

47658

Unincorporated - Placerita Canyon

15

3261

Unincorporated - Pomona

132

6811

Unincorporated - Quartz Hill

3058

23694

Unincorporated - Rancho Dominguez

910

34198

Unincorporated - Roosevelt

215

23093

Unincorporated - Rosewood

392

30482

Unincorporated - Rosewood/East Gardena

404

33864

Unincorporated - Rosewood/West Rancho Dominguez

1055

31389

Unincorporated - Rowland Heights

8501

16661

Unincorporated - San Clemente Island

0

0

Unincorporated - San Francisquito Canyon/Bouquet Canyon

34

3963

Unincorporated - San Jose Hills

6320

31255

Unincorporated - San Pasqual

62

3047

Unincorporated - Sand Canyon

47

15260

Unincorporated - Santa Catalina Island

604

226217

Unincorporated - Santa Monica Mountains*

2638

14167

Unincorporated - Saugus

304

196129

Unincorporated - Saugus/Canyon Country

89

25000

Unincorporated - South Antelope Valley

88

19341

Unincorporated - South El Monte

621

34596

Unincorporated - South San Gabriel

1972

22288

Unincorporated - South Whittier

16834

28425

Unincorporated - Southeast Antelope Valley

183

23431

Unincorporated - Stevenson Ranch

3937

18778

Unincorporated - Sun Village

1781

29506

Unincorporated - Sunrise Village

410

31636

Unincorporated - Twin Lakes/Oat Mountain

303

18275

Unincorporated - Val Verde

820

24781

Unincorporated - Valencia

660

21484

Unincorporated - Valinda

7333

31376

Unincorporated - View Park/Windsor Hills

2367

20344

Unincorporated - Walnut Park

5987

37087

Unincorporated - West Antelope Valley

129

8537

Unincorporated - West Carson

5364

24287

Unincorporated - West Chatsworth

4

33333

Unincorporated - West LA

517

54307

Unincorporated - West Puente Valley

3187

32405

Unincorporated - West Rancho Dominguez

383

28182

Unincorporated - West Whittier/Los Nietos

8038

29853

Unincorporated - Westfield/Academy Hills

159

12231

Unincorporated - Westhills

127

15137

Unincorporated - White Fence Farms

708

19223

Unincorporated - Whittier

720

19027

Unincorporated - Whittier Narrows

64

533333

Unincorporated - Willowbrook

13471

38584

Unincorporated - Wiseburn

1379

22880

- Under Investigation

67979

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