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For Immediate Release:

February 24, 2022

Multiple Layers of Safety Measures Continue to Keep Students, Staff, & Families Safe - 1,985 New Positive Cases and 74 New Deaths Due to COVID-19 in Los Angeles County

Note: Starting this Sunday, February 27th, Public Health will no longer be reporting COVID metrics on Sundays. Reports on Monday will note the Sunday metrics separately from the Monday metrics.

Multiple layers of safety measures within county schools continue to protect students, staff, and their families from COVID-19 according to recent Public Health data.

Between February 14 and 18, over 458,000 tests were administered at K-12 schools across the county with 3,679 positive tests. This resulted in a test positivity of 0.8%, reflecting the lowest level since the return of the school session in January 2022. Furthermore, this represents a marked decline by nearly 95% in test positivity compared to the week ending January 7th when test positivity peaked at 14%.

Moreover, at K-12 schools across the county, the number of active school outbreaks currently being investigated continue to decline to a total of 38, down from 46 the week prior. This includes 13 new outbreaks (seven in elementary schools, three in middle schools, and three in youth sports) between February 13-19.

Scientific evidence continues to support the concept of layering multiple protections to keep students and families safe. A Johns Hopkins University 2021 study of more than 2.1 million individuals last year showed that the risk of COVID-related illness in households increased by 38% when a child attends in-person school. However, as layers of school-based safety measures increased (upwards of seven or more measures including student masking), the increased risk went completely away. This shows that masking requirements, combined with multiple layers of school-based protections, can keep families, unvaccinated siblings, and high-risk family members safe from the transmission of the COVID-19 from schools.

Currently, the state requires indoor masking at schools as part of a comprehensive campus safety program. The state is currently reassessing mitigation strategies, including masking, and plans to announce considerations and timeframes for revisiting its school guidance, on February 28. Public Health will review the state’s assessment with plans to consider the county’s metrics and align as closely as possible.

Another critical tool is childhood COVID-19 vaccinations. Public Health data shows that unvaccinated children ages 5-11 were two times more likely to be infected when compared to those who were fully vaccinated. For those ages 12-17, unvaccinated teens were almost three times more likely to be infected and nearly five times more likely to be hospitalized when compared to those who were fully vaccinated.

“I send my 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. “Given the large numbers of schools and students, teachers, and staff who are on school campuses each day, the number of school outbreaks has remained relatively low across the 3,100 school campuses in LA County. When combined with our low positivity rate and rapidly declining cases among students and staff, this suggests that through our collective efforts, schools continue to successfully implement recommended strategies that limit spread – such as screening and response testing, ensuring compliance with isolation and quarantine requirements, and following recommended infection control measures like masking.”

Today, Public Health confirmed 74 additional deaths and 1,985 new cases of COVID-19. Of the 74 new deaths reported today, three people were between the ages of 30-49, 18 were between the ages of 50-64, 23 were between the ages of 65-79, and 26 were aged 80 years or older. Of the 74 newly reported deaths, 60 had underlying health 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 30,519.

Public Health has reported a total of 2,789,292 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of L.A. County. Today’s positivity rate is 2.2%.

There are 1,150 people with COVID-19 currently hospitalized. Testing results are available for more than 11,386,400 individuals, with 22% of people testing positive.

A wide range of data and dashboards on COVID-19 from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health are available on the Public Health website at http://www.publichealth.lacounty.gov including:

· COVID-19 Daily Data (cases, deaths, testing, testing positivity rate, mortality rate, and hospitalizations)

· Gender, Age, Race/Ethnicity and City/Community Cases and Deaths

· Recovery Metrics

· Contract Tracing Metrics

· Skilled Nursing Facility Metrics

· Citations due to Health Officer Order Noncompliance

· Outbreaks:

o Residential Congregate Sessions

o Non-Residential Settings

o Homeless Service Settings

Always check with trusted sources for the latest accurate information about novel coronavirus:

· Los Angeles County Department of Public Health:
http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus/

· California Department of Public Health:

· https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/Immunization/nCOV2019.aspx

· Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

· Spanish https://espanol.cdc.gov/enes/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

· World Health Organization https://www.who.int/health-topics/coronavirus

· LA County residents can also call 2-1-1

Please see additional information below:

Cases through 12:00pm 02/23/2022

Total Cases

NEW

Laboratory Confirmed Cases

2,789,292

1985

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

2,637,789

1861

-- Long Beach

123,949

103

-- Pasadena

27,554

21

Deaths

30,519

74

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

28,913

70

-- Long Beach

1,209

4

-- Pasadena

397

0

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

- 0 to 4

80980

- 5 to 11

234760

- 12 to 17

229286

- 18 to 29

588224

- 30 to 49

841165

- 50 to 64

436589

- 65 to 79

169001

- over 80

54926

- Under Investigation

2858

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

- Female

1340614

- Male

1222341

- Other

964

- Under Investigation

73870

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

- American Indian/Alaska Native

4858

- Asian

160028

- Black

132063

- Hispanic/Latino

1210975

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

13576

- White

335930

- Other

288719

- Under Investigation

491640

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

- Hospitalized (Ever)

132198

**DATA Under reported

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

- American Indian/Alaska Native

69

- Asian

3627

- Black

2657

- Hispanic/Latino

14966

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

104

- White

7114

- Other

292

- Under Investigation

84

CITY / COMMUNITY**

Cases

Case Rate

City of Agoura Hills

3791

18154

City of Alhambra

16352

18855

City of Arcadia

7753

13424

City of Artesia

4054

24138

City of Avalon

62

1602

City of Azusa

13518

27014

City of Baldwin Park

22564

29392

City of Bell

13602

37438

City of Bell Gardens

13975

32446

City of Bellflower

22920

29485

City of Beverly Hills

8036

23279

City of Bradbury

63

5893

City of Burbank

21743

20286

City of Calabasas

3803

15635

City of Carson

24962

26599

City of Cerritos

8169

16316

City of Claremont

5975

16377

City of Commerce*

4450

34050

City of Compton

32582

32613

City of Covina

14467

29505

City of Cudahy

9822

40342

City of Culver City

7181

18013

City of Diamond Bar

8895

15466

City of Downey

35360

30946

City of Duarte

5065

23006

City of El Monte

32338

27576

City of El Segundo

2704

16109

City of Gardena

15952

26019

City of Glendale

43610

21119

City of Glendora

11527

21846

City of Hawaiian Gardens

4079

27794

City of Hawthorne

22210

25015

City of Hermosa Beach

3196

16248

City of Hidden Hills

252

13333

City of Huntington Park

21669

36428

City of Industry

368

84211

City of Inglewood

28845

25396

City of Irwindale

534

36600

City of La Canada Flintridge

2781

13439

City of La Habra Heights

161

2951

City of La Mirada

10252

20670

City of La Puente

12503

30722

City of La Verne

6915

20777

City of Lakewood

18590

23133

City of Lancaster*

49985

30937

City of Lawndale

7961

23684

City of Lomita

4195

20237

City of Lynwood*

24252

33661

City of Malibu

2015

15547

City of Manhattan Beach

4786

13295

City of Maywood

10275

36632

City of Monrovia

8093

20858

City of Montebello

18956

29446

City of Monterey Park

11109

17842

City of Norwalk

32720

30403

City of Palmdale

52375

32947

City of Palos Verdes Estates

1464

10827

City of Paramount

18445

32924

City of Pico Rivera

20694

32192

City of Pomona

50510

32393

City of Rancho Palos Verdes

4733

11072

City of Redondo Beach

9668

14073

City of Rolling Hills

182

9381

City of Rolling Hills Estates

956

11784

City of Rosemead

10411

18809

City of San Dimas*

7884

22842

City of San Fernando

10336

41996

City of San Gabriel

7203

17588

City of San Marino

1364

10273

City of Santa Clarita

53186

24129

City of Santa Fe Springs

6232

33936

City of Santa Monica

16308

17641

City of Sierra Madre

1483

13495

City of Signal Hill

2794

23684

City of South El Monte

6474

30998

City of South Gate

37729

38438

City of South Pasadena

3878

14885

City of Temple City

6039

16566

City of Torrance

22187

14864

City of Vernon

304

145455

City of Walnut

4711

15430

City of West Covina

28809

26617

City of West Hollywood

7699

20836

City of Westlake Village

269

3218

City of Whittier

22957

26257

Los Angeles

1148189

28388

Los Angeles - Adams-Normandie

2541

30980

Los Angeles - Alsace

3479

27955

Los Angeles - Angeles National Forest

6

15000

Los Angeles - Angelino Heights

615

24580

Los Angeles - Arleta

13512

39313

Los Angeles - Atwater Village

3444

23483

Los Angeles - Baldwin Hills

7285

23406

Los Angeles - Bel Air

1423

16882

Los Angeles - Beverly Crest

2275

18164

Los Angeles - Beverlywood

2923

22189

Los Angeles - Boyle Heights*

32766

37712

Los Angeles - Brentwood

5278

17051

Los Angeles - Brookside

93

16007

Los Angeles - Cadillac-Corning

1798

25249

Los Angeles - Canoga Park

19817

30353

Los Angeles - Carthay

2793

19446

Los Angeles - Central

14710

37726

Los Angeles - Century City

2239

17503

Los Angeles - Century Palms/Cove

13315

39433

Los Angeles - Chatsworth

9145

24676

Los Angeles - Cheviot Hills

1570

17119

Los Angeles - Chinatown

1934

24112

Los Angeles - Cloverdale/Cochran

3951

27149

Los Angeles - Country Club Park

3544

23388

Los Angeles - Crenshaw District

3868

27970

Los Angeles - Crestview

2759

24270

Los Angeles - Del Rey

5812

19415

Los Angeles - Downtown*

11434

41568

Los Angeles - Eagle Rock

8812

22259

Los Angeles - East Hollywood

7128

24338

Los Angeles - Echo Park

3226

22629

Los Angeles - El Sereno

13051

31217

Los Angeles - Elysian Park

1336

23389

Los Angeles - Elysian Valley

2649

26045

Los Angeles - Encino

9980

22093

Los Angeles - Exposition

953

28653

Los Angeles - Exposition Park

14004

31178

Los Angeles - Faircrest Heights

856

23778

Los Angeles - Figueroa Park Square

2986

34239

Los Angeles - Florence-Firestone

19201

40470

Los Angeles - Glassell Park

7794

24661

Los Angeles - Gramercy Place

3141

29181

Los Angeles - Granada Hills

15703

26985

Los Angeles - Green Meadows

8402

39070

Los Angeles - Hancock Park

3232

18968

Los Angeles - Harbor City

6868

23626

Los Angeles - Harbor Gateway

11941

27388

Los Angeles - Harbor Pines

452

18763

Los Angeles - Harvard Heights

5010

27779

Los Angeles - Harvard Park

14738

38851

Los Angeles - Highland Park

12617

26073

Los Angeles - Historic Filipinotown

4180

30137

Los Angeles - Hollywood

15477

22676

Los Angeles - Hollywood Hills

5027

17079

Los Angeles - Hyde Park

9009

31565

Los Angeles - Jefferson Park

2426

30051

Los Angeles - Koreatown

12542

24262

Los Angeles - Lafayette Square

1211

26563

Los Angeles - Lake Balboa

12043

28534

Los Angeles - Lakeview Terrace

4529

34486

Los Angeles - Leimert Park

4148

27227

Los Angeles - Lincoln Heights

9904

30383

Los Angeles - Little Armenia

2326

28984

Los Angeles - Little Bangladesh

6583

23226

Los Angeles - Little Tokyo

1048

33450

Los Angeles - Longwood

1291

29995

Los Angeles - Los Feliz

3611

16711

Los Angeles - Manchester Square

2352

27554

Los Angeles - Mandeville Canyon

485

15525

Los Angeles - Mar Vista

7003

16489

Los Angeles - Marina Peninsula

632

14495

Los Angeles - Melrose

19452

25036

Los Angeles - Mid-city

3322

22102

Los Angeles - Miracle Mile

3282

18249

Los Angeles - Mission Hills

9279

38464

Los Angeles - Mt. Washington

6189

25633

Los Angeles - North Hills

19728

32039

Los Angeles - North Hollywood

45357

29954

Los Angeles - Northridge

18653

26725

Los Angeles - Pacific Palisades

3114

14626

Los Angeles - Pacoima

31691

41168

Los Angeles - Palisades Highlands

593

15419

Los Angeles - Palms

7681

17506

Los Angeles - Panorama City

26683

35459

Los Angeles - Park La Brea

2147

15810

Los Angeles - Pico-Union

13458

32164

Los Angeles - Playa Del Rey

392

12265

Los Angeles - Playa Vista

2168

19805

Los Angeles - Porter Ranch

6991

19644

Los Angeles - Rancho Park

1345

20503

Los Angeles - Regent Square

628

22590

Los Angeles - Reseda

24263

31668

Los Angeles - Reseda Ranch

1389

29961

Los Angeles - Reynier Village

831

19655

Los Angeles - San Pedro*

19153

24543

Los Angeles - Shadow Hills

959

21589

Los Angeles - Sherman Oaks

18163

20816

Los Angeles - Silverlake

9195

20858

Los Angeles - South Carthay

2223

20982

Los Angeles - South Park

14669

38642

Los Angeles - St Elmo Village

1504

32810

Los Angeles - Studio City

4378

19510

Los Angeles - Sun Valley

18566

35375

Los Angeles - Sunland

5008

24539

Los Angeles - Sycamore Square

108

16692

Los Angeles - Sylmar*

33066

40130

Los Angeles - Tarzana

7476

24213

Los Angeles - Temple-Beaudry

10764

27263

Los Angeles - Thai Town

2127

21684

Los Angeles - Toluca Lake

1639

18830

Los Angeles - Toluca Terrace

353

27029

Los Angeles - Toluca Woods

312

16792

Los Angeles - Tujunga

6595

23714

Los Angeles - University Hills

694

20239

Los Angeles - University Park

8707

31713

Los Angeles - Valley Glen

8607

28675

Los Angeles - Valley Village

5798

23455

Los Angeles - Van Nuys*

30022

32215

Los Angeles - Venice

6301

18595

Los Angeles - Vermont Knolls

6079

35343

Los Angeles - Vermont Square

3057

39924

Los Angeles - Vermont Vista

15310

37173

Los Angeles - Vernon Central

21450

41252

Los Angeles - Victoria Park

2247

26753

Los Angeles - View Heights

730

19762

Los Angeles - Watts

16073

37665

Los Angeles - Wellington Square

1379

28057

Los Angeles - West Adams

8466

30641

Los Angeles - West Hills

8530

21038

Los Angeles - West Los Angeles

7220

19184

Los Angeles - West Vernon

20006

37294

Los Angeles - Westchester

8463

16400

Los Angeles - Westlake

16742

28207

Los Angeles - Westwood

9275

17141

Los Angeles - Wholesale District*

16068

44474

Los Angeles - Wilmington

19123

33854

Los Angeles - Wilshire Center

12593

25101

Los Angeles - Winnetka

15060

29081

Los Angeles - Woodland Hills

14142

20780

Unincorporated - Acton

1496

18768

Unincorporated - Agua Dulce

774

18615

Unincorporated - Altadena

8145

18673

Unincorporated - Anaverde

321

21286

Unincorporated - Angeles National Forest

72

5783

Unincorporated - Arcadia

1418

17767

Unincorporated - Athens-Westmont

14034

33066

Unincorporated - Athens Village

2245

45844

Unincorporated - Avocado Heights

2174

32089

Unincorporated - Azusa

4892

30723

Unincorporated - Bassett

4741

31997

Unincorporated - Bouquet Canyon

147

13700

Unincorporated - Bradbury

66

61111

Unincorporated - Canyon Country

2550

32997

Unincorporated - Castaic*

7035

25873

Unincorporated - Cerritos

133

22658

Unincorporated - Charter Oak

2

10000

Unincorporated - Claremont

93

13248

Unincorporated - Covina

4727

28105

Unincorporated - Covina (Charter Oak)

3535

26894

Unincorporated - Del Aire

860

19577

Unincorporated - Del Rey

86

27044

Unincorporated - Del Sur

531

21988

Unincorporated - Desert View Highlands

746

29924

Unincorporated - Duarte

1497

33808

Unincorporated - East Covina

76

23100

Unincorporated - East La Mirada

1182

22336

Unincorporated - East Lancaster

36

31579

Unincorporated - East Los Angeles

47402

37840

Unincorporated - East Pasadena

317

4951

Unincorporated - East Rancho Dominguez

5019

32787

Unincorporated - East Whittier

1047

19732

Unincorporated - El Camino Village

1825

20760

Unincorporated - El Monte

51

35172

Unincorporated - Elizabeth Lake

202

12161

Unincorporated - Florence-Firestone

25953

40110

Unincorporated - Franklin Canyon

1

8333

Unincorporated - Glendora

165

25000

Unincorporated - Hacienda Heights

11490

20545

Unincorporated - Harbor Gateway

4

400000

Unincorporated - Hawthorne

591

23508

Unincorporated - Hi Vista

131

11931

Unincorporated - Kagel/Lopez Canyons

513

36331

Unincorporated - La Crescenta-Montrose

2808

14181

Unincorporated - La Habra Heights

17

2515

Unincorporated - La Rambla

574

27663

Unincorporated - La Verne*

482

23627

Unincorporated - Ladera Heights

1230

17395

Unincorporated - Lake Hughes

145

21707

Unincorporated - Lake Los Angeles

3404

26197

Unincorporated - Lake Manor

335

20390

Unincorporated - Lakewood

1

877

Unincorporated - Lennox

6315

28014

Unincorporated - Leona Valley

254

14506

Unincorporated - Littlerock

1181

29371

Unincorporated - Littlerock/Juniper Hills

277

21357

Unincorporated - Littlerock/Pearblossom

1035

29000

Unincorporated - Llano

101

11517

Unincorporated - Marina del Rey

1603

17033

Unincorporated - Miracle Mile

0

0

Unincorporated - Monrovia

839

21618

Unincorporated - Newhall

87

39545

Unincorporated - North Lancaster

333

27796

Unincorporated - North Whittier

2340

27990

Unincorporated - Northeast San Gabriel

3927

16338

Unincorporated - Padua Hills

25

11628

Unincorporated - Palmdale

214

25416

Unincorporated - Palos Verdes Peninsula

66

10628

Unincorporated - Pearblossom/Llano

316

16155

Unincorporated - Pellissier Village

296

47819

Unincorporated - Placerita Canyon

15

3261

Unincorporated - Pomona

134

6914

Unincorporated - Quartz Hill

3068

23772

Unincorporated - Rancho Dominguez

912

34273

Unincorporated - Roosevelt

216

23201

Unincorporated - Rosewood

393

30560

Unincorporated - Rosewood/East Gardena

404

33864

Unincorporated - Rosewood/West Rancho Dominguez

1057

31449

Unincorporated - Rowland Heights

8542

16742

Unincorporated - San Clemente Island

0

0

Unincorporated - San Francisquito Canyon/Bouquet Canyon

34

3963

Unincorporated - San Jose Hills

6340

31354

Unincorporated - San Pasqual

62

3047

Unincorporated - Sand Canyon

48

15584

Unincorporated - Santa Catalina Island

608

227715

Unincorporated - Santa Monica Mountains*

2654

14253

Unincorporated - Saugus

309

199355

Unincorporated - Saugus/Canyon Country

89

25000

Unincorporated - South Antelope Valley

88

19341

Unincorporated - South El Monte

621

34596

Unincorporated - South San Gabriel

1984

22423

Unincorporated - South Whittier

16900

28537

Unincorporated - Southeast Antelope Valley

185

23688

Unincorporated - Stevenson Ranch

3955

18864

Unincorporated - Sun Village

1787

29606

Unincorporated - Sunrise Village

411

31713

Unincorporated - Twin Lakes/Oat Mountain

303

18275

Unincorporated - Val Verde

822

24841

Unincorporated - Valencia

661

21517

Unincorporated - Valinda

7356

31475

Unincorporated - View Park/Windsor Hills

2376

20421

Unincorporated - Walnut Park

6016

37267

Unincorporated - West Antelope Valley

130

8604

Unincorporated - West Carson

5391

24409

Unincorporated - West Chatsworth

4

33333

Unincorporated - West LA

533

55987

Unincorporated - West Puente Valley

3198

32517

Unincorporated - West Rancho Dominguez

383

28182

Unincorporated - West Whittier/Los Nietos

8067

29961

Unincorporated - Westfield/Academy Hills

159

12231

Unincorporated - Westhills

127

15137

Unincorporated - White Fence Farms

716

19441

Unincorporated - Whittier

720

19027

Unincorporated - Whittier Narrows

64

533333

Unincorporated - Willowbrook

13545

38796

Unincorporated - Wiseburn

1387

23013

- Under Investigation

67932

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