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For Immediate Release:

April 01, 2022

As Cases No Longer Decline, Wastewater Surveillance Critical to LA County Preparedness Plan - 1,167 New Positive Cases and 16 New Deaths Due to COVID-19 in Los Angeles County

With the number of new cases no longer declining, Public Health continues monitoring the SARS-CoV-2 viral loads in several wastewater samples to help foreshadow sustained increases or decreases in transmission. Wastewater surveillance is a community-level approach that monitors disease patterns using biomarkers excreted in human urine and feces and collected in sewers which can identify the presence of the SARS-CoV-2 virus shed by both symptomatic and asymptomatic people. Because this surveillance can detect increases in the presence of the virus across large geographic areas, the COVID-19 wastewater signal may be a leading indicator that precedes trends in confirmed cases and hospitalizations.

Wastewater collection and testing are being conducted at least three times per week, by three agencies across the County: LA City Sanitation and Environment, LA County Sanitation Districts, and the Las Virgenes Municipal Water Districts.

Recent data from the Los Angeles County Sanitation District, which covers the areas of South, Southeast and East Los Angeles, does not show, as of March 16, a significant concentration of SARS-CoV-2 in the wastewater for this area.

A second agency, the Los Angeles City Sanitation and Environment Agency, which covers portions of central LA County, parts of the San Fernando Valley, and West Los Angeles, showed small increases in the concentration of virus the first two weeks of March, which will need close monitoring over the next couple of weeks to determine if this is the beginning of an upward trend.

A third wastewater source is from the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District in the West San Fernando Valley. This surveillance data also shows a small uptick in virus concentration in mid-March. However, the increase is too small to make definitive conclusions about whether these communities are also beginning to see more virus transmission.

“For everyone mourning the loss of a loved one from COVID-19, we extend our deepest sympathies,” said Dr. Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd, Director of Public Health. “Our Early Alert Signals help us identify areas of concern early on so that we can realign our strategies in order to slow COVID-19 transmission or prevent or contain outbreaks. With multiple metrics reviewed each week, including concentrations of SARS-CoV-2 in wastewater, it is much easier to take appropriate actions to both try and prevent stress on the healthcare system and the tragic consequences associated with severe illness.”

Today, Public Health reported 16 additional deaths, and 1,167 new positive cases of COVID-19. Of the 16 new deaths reported today, three people were between the ages of 50-64, five were between the ages of 65-79, and eight were aged 80 years or older. Of the 16 newly reported deaths, 11 people had underlying health conditions. To date, the total number of deaths in L.A. County is 31,683.

Public Health has reported a total of 2,834,317 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of L.A. County. Today’s positivity rate is 0.9%.

There are 287 people with COVID-19 currently hospitalized. Testing results are available for more than 11,697,100 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:

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Cases through 12:00pm 3/31/2022

Total Cases

Laboratory Confirmed Cases

2,834,317

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

2,680,543

-- Long Beach

125,649

-- Pasadena

28,125

Deaths

31,683

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

30,010

-- Long Beach

1,261

-- Pasadena

412

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

- 0 to 4

82419

- 5 to 11

238651

- 12 to 17

233099

- 18 to 29

596840

- 30 to 49

854857

- 50 to 64

443946

- 65 to 79

172463

- over 80

56173

- Under Investigation

2095

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

- Female

1363083

- Male

1242406

- Other

1031

- Under Investigation

74023

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

- American Indian/Alaska Native

4916

- Asian

164126

- Black

134457

- Hispanic/Latino

1226079

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

13590

- White

344177

- Other

297695

- Under Investigation

495503

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

- Hospitalized (Ever)

135,955

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

- American Indian/Alaska Native

73

- Asian

3751

- Black

2771

- Hispanic/Latino

15453

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

111

- White

7446

- Other

310

- Under Investigation

95

CITY / COMMUNITY**

Cases

City of Agoura Hills

4146

City of Alhambra

16815

City of Arcadia

7986

City of Artesia

4151

City of Avalon

62

City of Azusa

13677

City of Baldwin Park

22819

City of Bell

13817

City of Bell Gardens

14121

City of Bellflower

23232

City of Beverly Hills

8271

City of Bradbury

65

City of Burbank

22153

City of Calabasas

3932

City of Carson

25392

City of Cerritos

8350

City of Claremont

6607

City of Commerce*

4508

City of Compton

33019

City of Covina

14621

City of Cudahy

9986

City of Culver City

7343

City of Diamond Bar

9107

City of Downey

35761

City of Duarte

5143

City of El Monte

32900

City of El Segundo

2763

City of Gardena

16156

City of Glendale

44154

City of Glendora

11720

City of Hawaiian Gardens

4161

City of Hawthorne

22457

City of Hermosa Beach

3282

City of Hidden Hills

259

City of Huntington Park

21964

City of Industry

398

City of Inglewood

29228

City of Irwindale

534

City of La Canada Flintridge

2847

City of La Habra Heights

162

City of La Mirada

10397

City of La Puente

12641

City of La Verne

7036

City of Lakewood

18867

City of Lancaster*

50674

City of Lawndale

8050

City of Lomita

4262

City of Lynwood*

24714

City of Malibu

2084

City of Manhattan Beach

4922

City of Maywood

10534

City of Monrovia

8211

City of Montebello

19145

City of Monterey Park

11450

City of Norwalk

33104

City of Palmdale

52801

City of Palos Verdes Estates

1496

City of Paramount

18877

City of Pico Rivera

20900

City of Pomona

51823

City of Rancho Palos Verdes

4838

City of Redondo Beach

9919

City of Rolling Hills

187

City of Rolling Hills Estates

982

City of Rosemead

10740

City of San Dimas*

8023

City of San Fernando

10406

City of San Gabriel

7554

City of San Marino

1412

City of Santa Clarita

53737

City of Santa Fe Springs

6337

City of Santa Monica

16936

City of Sierra Madre

1518

City of Signal Hill

2829

City of South El Monte

6555

City of South Gate

38272

City of South Pasadena

3970

City of Temple City

6161

City of Torrance

22658

City of Vernon

308

City of Walnut

4844

City of West Covina

29128

City of West Hollywood

7926

City of Westlake Village

273

City of Whittier

23610

Los Angeles

1167027

Los Angeles - Adams-Normandie

2599

Los Angeles - Alsace

3529

Los Angeles - Angeles National Forest

6

Los Angeles - Angelino Heights

626

Los Angeles - Arleta

13592

Los Angeles - Atwater Village

3512

Los Angeles - Baldwin Hills

7426

Los Angeles - Bel Air

1464

Los Angeles - Beverly Crest

2329

Los Angeles - Beverlywood

3002

Los Angeles - Boyle Heights*

33181

Los Angeles - Brentwood

5480

Los Angeles - Brookside

97

Los Angeles - Cadillac-Corning

1820

Los Angeles - Canoga Park

20018

Los Angeles - Carthay

2877

Los Angeles - Central

14829

Los Angeles - Century City

2316

Los Angeles - Century Palms/Cove

13451

Los Angeles - Chatsworth

9253

Los Angeles - Cheviot Hills

1612

Los Angeles - Chinatown

1965

Los Angeles - Cloverdale/Cochran

4024

Los Angeles - Country Club Park

3632

Los Angeles - Crenshaw District

3953

Los Angeles - Crestview

2843

Los Angeles - Del Rey

5926

Los Angeles - Downtown*

11698

Los Angeles - Eagle Rock

9055

Los Angeles - East Hollywood

7283

Los Angeles - Echo Park

3310

Los Angeles - El Sereno

13215

Los Angeles - Elysian Park

1357

Los Angeles - Elysian Valley

2705

Los Angeles - Encino

10241

Los Angeles - Exposition

971

Los Angeles - Exposition Park

14307

Los Angeles - Faircrest Heights

885

Los Angeles - Figueroa Park Square

3019

Los Angeles - Florence-Firestone

19418

Los Angeles - Glassell Park

7966

Los Angeles - Gramercy Place

3174

Los Angeles - Granada Hills

15907

Los Angeles - Green Meadows

8507

Los Angeles - Hancock Park

3328

Los Angeles - Harbor City

6951

Los Angeles - Harbor Gateway

12099

Los Angeles - Harbor Pines

453

Los Angeles - Harvard Heights

5136

Los Angeles - Harvard Park

14918

Los Angeles - Highland Park

12866

Los Angeles - Historic Filipinotown

4249

Los Angeles - Hollywood

15882

Los Angeles - Hollywood Hills

5173

Los Angeles - Hyde Park

9180

Los Angeles - Jefferson Park

2476

Los Angeles - Koreatown

12900

Los Angeles - Lafayette Square

1231

Los Angeles - Lake Balboa

12161

Los Angeles - Lakeview Terrace

4578

Los Angeles - Leimert Park

4218

Los Angeles - Lincoln Heights

10038

Los Angeles - Little Armenia

2425

Los Angeles - Little Bangladesh

6798

Los Angeles - Little Tokyo

1082

Los Angeles - Longwood

1315

Los Angeles - Los Feliz

3742

Los Angeles - Manchester Square

2376

Los Angeles - Mandeville Canyon

505

Los Angeles - Mar Vista

7202

Los Angeles - Marina Peninsula

648

Los Angeles - Melrose

19942

Los Angeles - Mid-city

3388

Los Angeles - Miracle Mile

3376

Los Angeles - Mission Hills

9365

Los Angeles - Mt. Washington

6323

Los Angeles - North Hills

19909

Los Angeles - North Hollywood

45909

Los Angeles - Northridge

18953

Los Angeles - Pacific Palisades

3268

Los Angeles - Pacoima

31975

Los Angeles - Palisades Highlands

604

Los Angeles - Palms

7846

Los Angeles - Panorama City

26959

Los Angeles - Park La Brea

2221

Los Angeles - Pico-Union

13816

Los Angeles - Playa Del Rey

404

Los Angeles - Playa Vista

2213

Los Angeles - Porter Ranch

7133

Los Angeles - Rancho Park

1393

Los Angeles - Regent Square

633

Los Angeles - Reseda

24516

Los Angeles - Reseda Ranch

1402

Los Angeles - Reynier Village

854

Los Angeles - San Pedro*

19450

Los Angeles - Shadow Hills

970

Los Angeles - Sherman Oaks

18590

Los Angeles - Silverlake

9465

Los Angeles - South Carthay

2268

Los Angeles - South Park

14809

Los Angeles - St Elmo Village

1527

Los Angeles - Studio City

4548

Los Angeles - Sun Valley

18706

Los Angeles - Sunland

5061

Los Angeles - Sycamore Square

112

Los Angeles - Sylmar*

33393

Los Angeles - Tarzana

7617

Los Angeles - Temple-Beaudry

10934

Los Angeles - Thai Town

2180

Los Angeles - Toluca Lake

1666

Los Angeles - Toluca Terrace

360

Los Angeles - Toluca Woods

318

Los Angeles - Tujunga

6688

Los Angeles - University Hills

706

Los Angeles - University Park

8997

Los Angeles - Valley Glen

8706

Los Angeles - Valley Village

5901

Los Angeles - Van Nuys*

30349

Los Angeles - Venice

6461

Los Angeles - Vermont Knolls

6151

Los Angeles - Vermont Square

3108

Los Angeles - Vermont Vista

15498

Los Angeles - Vernon Central

21723

Los Angeles - Victoria Park

2288

Los Angeles - View Heights

742

Los Angeles - Watts

16213

Los Angeles - Wellington Square

1404

Los Angeles - West Adams

8674

Los Angeles - West Hills

8665

Los Angeles - West Los Angeles

7429

Los Angeles - West Vernon

20308

Los Angeles - Westchester

8661

Los Angeles - Westlake

17069

Los Angeles - Westwood

9608

Los Angeles - Wholesale District*

16447

Los Angeles - Wilmington

19295

Los Angeles - Wilshire Center

12928

Los Angeles - Winnetka

15226

Los Angeles - Woodland Hills

14411

Unincorporated - Acton

1513

Unincorporated - Agua Dulce

779

Unincorporated - Altadena

8332

Unincorporated - Anaverde

324

Unincorporated - Angeles National Forest

72

Unincorporated - Arcadia

1437

Unincorporated - Athens-Westmont

14202

Unincorporated - Athens Village

2268

Unincorporated - Avocado Heights

2202

Unincorporated - Azusa

4950

Unincorporated - Bassett

4776

Unincorporated - Bouquet Canyon

149

Unincorporated - Bradbury

70

Unincorporated - Canyon Country

2587

Unincorporated - Castaic*

7102

Unincorporated - Cerritos

136

Unincorporated - Charter Oak

2

Unincorporated - Claremont

99

Unincorporated - Covina

4769

Unincorporated - Covina (Charter Oak)

3581

Unincorporated - Del Aire

873

Unincorporated - Del Rey

89

Unincorporated - Del Sur

536

Unincorporated - Desert View Highlands

752

Unincorporated - Duarte

1512

Unincorporated - East Covina

76

Unincorporated - East La Mirada

1204

Unincorporated - East Lancaster

37

Unincorporated - East Los Angeles

47858

Unincorporated - East Pasadena

324

Unincorporated - East Rancho Dominguez

5093

Unincorporated - East Whittier

1065

Unincorporated - El Camino Village

1858

Unincorporated - El Monte

51

Unincorporated - Elizabeth Lake

205

Unincorporated - Florence-Firestone

26192

Unincorporated - Franklin Canyon

1

Unincorporated - Glendora

167

Unincorporated - Hacienda Heights

11671

Unincorporated - Harbor Gateway

4

Unincorporated - Hawthorne

600

Unincorporated - Hi Vista

131

Unincorporated - Kagel/Lopez Canyons

519

Unincorporated - La Crescenta-Montrose

2855

Unincorporated - La Habra Heights

17

Unincorporated - La Rambla

582

Unincorporated - La Verne*

495

Unincorporated - Ladera Heights

1256

Unincorporated - Lake Hughes

147

Unincorporated - Lake Los Angeles

3438

Unincorporated - Lake Manor

339

Unincorporated - Lakewood

1

Unincorporated - Lennox

6403

Unincorporated - Leona Valley

259

Unincorporated - Littlerock

1186

Unincorporated - Littlerock/Juniper Hills

277

Unincorporated - Littlerock/Pearblossom

1039

Unincorporated - Llano

101

Unincorporated - Marina del Rey

1646

Unincorporated - Miracle Mile

0

Unincorporated - Monrovia

862

Unincorporated - Newhall

87

Unincorporated - North Lancaster

339

Unincorporated - North Whittier

2366

Unincorporated - Northeast San Gabriel

4020

Unincorporated - Padua Hills

26

Unincorporated - Palmdale

213

Unincorporated - Palos Verdes Peninsula

66

Unincorporated - Pearblossom/Llano

319

Unincorporated - Pellissier Village

296

Unincorporated - Placerita Canyon

15

Unincorporated - Pomona

139

Unincorporated - Quartz Hill

3094

Unincorporated - Rancho Dominguez

923

Unincorporated - Roosevelt

217

Unincorporated - Rosewood

394

Unincorporated - Rosewood/East Gardena

407

Unincorporated - Rosewood/West Rancho Dominguez

1075

Unincorporated - Rowland Heights

8714

Unincorporated - San Clemente Island

0

Unincorporated - San Francisquito Canyon/Bouquet Canyon

34

Unincorporated - San Jose Hills

6390

Unincorporated - San Pasqual

65

Unincorporated - Sand Canyon

48

Unincorporated - Santa Catalina Island

613

Unincorporated - Santa Monica Mountains*

2758

Unincorporated - Saugus

310

Unincorporated - Saugus/Canyon Country

89

Unincorporated - South Antelope Valley

88

Unincorporated - South El Monte

624

Unincorporated - South San Gabriel

2017

Unincorporated - South Whittier

17138

Unincorporated - Southeast Antelope Valley

185

Unincorporated - Stevenson Ranch

4017

Unincorporated - Sun Village

1802

Unincorporated - Sunrise Village

422

Unincorporated - Twin Lakes/Oat Mountain

304

Unincorporated - Val Verde

831

Unincorporated - Valencia

671

Unincorporated - Valinda

7442

Unincorporated - View Park/Windsor Hills

2433

Unincorporated - Walnut Park

6069

Unincorporated - West Antelope Valley

134

Unincorporated - West Carson

5491

Unincorporated - West Chatsworth

4

Unincorporated - West LA

551

Unincorporated - West Puente Valley

3215

Unincorporated - West Rancho Dominguez

385

Unincorporated - West Whittier/Los Nietos

8208

Unincorporated - Westfield/Academy Hills

163

Unincorporated - Westhills

127

Unincorporated - White Fence Farms

724

Unincorporated - Whittier

731

Unincorporated - Whittier Narrows

64

Unincorporated - Willowbrook

13713

Unincorporated - Wiseburn

1408

- Under Investigation

67972

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