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For Immediate Release:

April 22, 2022

As Cases Remain Elevated, Public Health Expands COVID-19 Therapeutics Network in Under-Resourced Communities to More than 300 Locations - 2,056 New Positive Cases and 12 New Deaths Due to COVID-19 in Los Angeles County

Ensuring easy, convenient, and readily available access to therapeutics to treat COVID-19 can prevent severe illness or death. With many residents living in under-resourced communities at elevated risk, Public Health is working to increase information sharing and distribution of COVID-19 antivirals in these communities.

While many people with COVID-19 will have mild symptoms, some are at higher risk for severe illness and may be eligible to receive therapeutics. Residents who test positive for COVID-19, and are at elevated risk for severe illness, should promptly call their doctor to see if they qualify for therapeutics that include oral medications Paxlovid and Molnupiravir, or injectable treatments such as Bebtelovimab or Remdesivir. Residents who cannot receive a COVID-19 vaccination for medical reasons, or whose immune system is not strong enough to mount a response to the vaccine, should speak to their provider about Evusheld, an injectable medicine used to prevent COVID-19 infections.

Residents that do not have access to a clinical provider can call the COVID-19 information line at (833) 540-0473 between 8:00 am - 8:30 pm daily. The call center is a free resource where residents can get culturally and linguistically appropriate information about available therapeutics and how to access them.

To ensure that residents have ready access to these critical therapeutics, Public Health is building a vast network of health care providers and pharmacies that can provide information and prescribe these medications, particularly in under-resourced communities. Currently, there are 593 sites providing antivirals across the entire County, with 326 sites located in under-resourced neighborhoods. There are also 74 “Test to Treat” programs offered at CVS Minute Clinics, Walgreens, and community clinics that allow patients to get tested and treated on the same visit at the same location. Residents can view the “Test to Treat” locations by visiting http://www.ph.lacounty.gov/covidmedicines.

This month, Public Health launched our new COVID-19 Medication Telehealth Service, which helps residents assess their eligibility for these treatments and, if eligible, arranges for them to receive the medication.

Individuals who are determined by our Telehealth provider to be eligible for oral antivirals can choose to be referred to their provider or a Test to Treat site to receive the medications; or they can have a prescription sent to a nearby pharmacy; or have the medication shipped to them overnight at no charge.

Residents who think that they may be a candidate for therapeutics or have questions can call (833) 540-0473 or visit http://www.ph.lacounty.gov/covidmedicines or www.ph.lacounty.gov/covidmedicamentos. Public Health staff is available 7 days a week from 8:00 am to 8:30 pm. Since it was launched, Public Health’s Medication Telehealth Service has assisted more than 360 residents by answering questions, helping residents navigate the process, and connecting them with these lifesaving therapeutics.

As of April 15, Public Health has distributed 32,000 doses of Paxlovid, 44,180 doses of Molnupiravir, and 18,744 doses of Evusheld, with 62% of Paxlovid doses, 77% of Molnupiravir doses, and 58% of Evusheld allocated to residents living in under-resourced communities in the County.

“We extend our deepest sympathies to everyone mourning the loss of a loved one from COVID-19,” said Dr. Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd, Director of Public Health. “Increasing access to life-saving therapeutics is an essential component of the County’s post-surge plan as the new medicines reduce the number of infected individuals experiencing severe illness. In particular, our efforts are focused on making sure that residents and workers in low-resourced communities can easily get information and timely access to these new medicines. The Public Health Medication Telehealth Service is free and makes it easy for those who have tested positive to call our service and speak with a clinician who can assess whether anti-viral treatment is appropriate and then ensure rapid access to the medication. Given the continued increase in cases, we encourage residents testing positive who are at risk of severe illness to not delay seeking these therapeutics from either their own provider or our telehealth program.”

Today, Public Health reported 12 additional deaths and 2,056 new positive cases of COVID-19. Of the 12 new deaths reported today, one person was between the ages of 50-64, seven people were between the ages of 65-79, and three people were aged 80 years or older. Of the 12 newly reported deaths, 10 had underlying health conditions. Additional information on the one death 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 31,924.

Public Health has reported a total of 2,859,799 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of L.A. County. Today’s positivity rate is 1.6%.

There are 219 people with COVID-19 currently hospitalized. Testing results are available for more than 11,811,000, 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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For more information:

Cases through 12:00pm 4/21/2022

Total Cases

Laboratory Confirmed Cases

2,859,799

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

2,705,470

-- Long Beach

125,834

-- Pasadena

28,495

Deaths

31,924

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

30,245

-- Long Beach

1,265

-- Pasadena

414

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

- 0 to 4

83120

- 5 to 11

240376

- 12 to 17

234662

- 18 to 29

603044

- 30 to 49

863227

- 50 to 64

447994

- 65 to 79

174273

- over 80

56669

- Under Investigation

2105

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

- Female

1376173

- Male

1253320

- Other

1143

- Under Investigation

74834

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

- American Indian/Alaska Native

4969

- Asian

167382

- Black

135865

- Hispanic/Latino

1232642

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

13686

- White

350232

- Other

299896

- Under Investigation

500798

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

- Hospitalized (Ever)

137,101

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

- American Indian/Alaska Native

73

- Asian

3774

- Black

2803

- Hispanic/Latino

15545

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

111

- White

7534

- Other

311

- Under Investigation

94

CITY / COMMUNITY**

Cases

Case Rate

City of Agoura Hills

4228

20246

City of Alhambra

17073

19687

City of Arcadia

8159

14127

City of Artesia

4186

24924

City of Avalon

63

1628

City of Azusa

13747

27472

City of Baldwin Park

22914

29848

City of Bell

13881

38206

City of Bell Gardens

14170

32899

City of Bellflower

23358

30048

City of Beverly Hills

8466

24525

City of Bradbury

66

6174

City of Burbank

22514

21006

City of Calabasas

4035

16589

City of Carson

25633

27314

City of Cerritos

8455

16887

City of Claremont

7077

19398

City of Commerce*

4517

34563

City of Compton

33141

33173

City of Covina

14706

29993

City of Cudahy

10036

41221

City of Culver City

7486

18778

City of Diamond Bar

9204

16003

City of Downey

36022

31526

City of Duarte

5192

23583

City of El Monte

33100

28226

City of El Segundo

2830

16859

City of Gardena

16280

26554

City of Glendale

44656

21626

City of Glendora

11837

22434

City of Hawaiian Gardens

4177

28461

City of Hawthorne

22651

25512

City of Hermosa Beach

3349

17026

City of Hidden Hills

264

13968

City of Huntington Park

22066

37096

City of Industry

402

91991

City of Inglewood

29442

25921

City of Irwindale

538

36875

City of La Canada Flintridge

2925

14135

City of La Habra Heights

162

2970

City of La Mirada

10475

21119

City of La Puente

12700

31206

City of La Verne

7099

21330

City of Lakewood

19053

23709

City of Lancaster*

50961

31541

City of Lawndale

8129

24183

City of Lomita

4341

20942

City of Lynwood*

24829

34462

City of Malibu

2141

16519

City of Manhattan Beach

5040

14000

City of Maywood

10577

37709

City of Monrovia

8306

21407

City of Montebello

19248

29900

City of Monterey Park

11610

18647

City of Norwalk

33256

30901

City of Palmdale

53027

33357

City of Palos Verdes Estates

1529

11307

City of Paramount

18935

33799

City of Pico Rivera

20991

32654

City of Pomona

52082

33401

City of Rancho Palos Verdes

4953

11587

City of Redondo Beach

10153

14779

City of Rolling Hills

190

9794

City of Rolling Hills Estates

1010

12449

City of Rosemead

10853

19608

City of San Dimas*

8103

23476

City of San Fernando

10452

42467

City of San Gabriel

7655

18692

City of San Marino

1462

11012

City of Santa Clarita

54248

24611

City of Santa Fe Springs

6377

34726

City of Santa Monica

17383

18803

City of Sierra Madre

1543

14041

City of Signal Hill

2858

24226

City of South El Monte

6583

31520

City of South Gate

38420

39142

City of South Pasadena

4074

15637

City of Temple City

6268

17194

City of Torrance

23045

15439

City of Vernon

308

147368

City of Walnut

4914

16095

City of West Covina

29348

27115

City of West Hollywood

8123

21983

City of Westlake Village

280

3349

City of Whittier

23776

27194

Los Angeles

1178866

29147

Los Angeles - Adams-Normandie

2616

31895

Los Angeles - Alsace

3545

28485

Los Angeles - Angeles National Forest

6

15000

Los Angeles - Angelino Heights

636

25420

Los Angeles - Arleta

13640

39686

Los Angeles - Atwater Village

3568

24328

Los Angeles - Baldwin Hills

7524

24173

Los Angeles - Bel Air

1504

17843

Los Angeles - Beverly Crest

2393

19106

Los Angeles - Beverlywood

3078

23366

Los Angeles - Boyle Heights*

33319

38349

Los Angeles - Brentwood

5646

18239

Los Angeles - Brookside

99

17040

Los Angeles - Cadillac-Corning

1838

25811

Los Angeles - Canoga Park

20155

30870

Los Angeles - Carthay

2951

20546

Los Angeles - Central

14870

38136

Los Angeles - Century City

2391

18691

Los Angeles - Century Palms/Cove

13486

39940

Los Angeles - Chatsworth

9336

25191

Los Angeles - Cheviot Hills

1669

18199

Los Angeles - Chinatown

1997

24897

Los Angeles - Cloverdale/Cochran

4066

27939

Los Angeles - Country Club Park

3662

24167

Los Angeles - Crenshaw District

4003

28946

Los Angeles - Crestview

2886

25387

Los Angeles - Del Rey

6032

20150

Los Angeles - Downtown*

11961

43483

Los Angeles - Eagle Rock

9304

23501

Los Angeles - East Hollywood

7354

25110

Los Angeles - Echo Park

3378

23695

Los Angeles - El Sereno

13310

31836

Los Angeles - Elysian Park

1376

24090

Los Angeles - Elysian Valley

2726

26802

Los Angeles - Encino

10422

23072

Los Angeles - Exposition

975

29314

Los Angeles - Exposition Park

14494

32268

Los Angeles - Faircrest Heights

899

24972

Los Angeles - Figueroa Park Square

3033

34778

Los Angeles - Florence-Firestone

19500

41100

Los Angeles - Glassell Park

8064

25516

Los Angeles - Gramercy Place

3201

29738

Los Angeles - Granada Hills

16074

27623

Los Angeles - Green Meadows

8533

39679

Los Angeles - Hancock Park

3417

20054

Los Angeles - Harbor City

7035

24200

Los Angeles - Harbor Gateway

12171

27915

Los Angeles - Harbor Pines

457

18971

Los Angeles - Harvard Heights

5157

28594

Los Angeles - Harvard Park

14989

39512

Los Angeles - Highland Park

13029

26924

Los Angeles - Historic Filipinotown

4278

30844

Los Angeles - Hollywood

16163

23681

Los Angeles - Hollywood Hills

5326

18095

Los Angeles - Hyde Park

9255

32427

Los Angeles - Jefferson Park

2509

31079

Los Angeles - Koreatown

13002

25152

Los Angeles - Lafayette Square

1245

27309

Los Angeles - Lake Balboa

12286

29110

Los Angeles - Lakeview Terrace

4610

35102

Los Angeles - Leimert Park

4269

28021

Los Angeles - Lincoln Heights

10116

31034

Los Angeles - Little Armenia

2441

30417

Los Angeles - Little Bangladesh

6868

24232

Los Angeles - Little Tokyo

1102

35174

Los Angeles - Longwood

1341

31157

Los Angeles - Los Feliz

3872

17919

Los Angeles - Manchester Square

2389

27987

Los Angeles - Mandeville Canyon

524

16773

Los Angeles - Mar Vista

7386

17391

Los Angeles - Marina Peninsula

673

15436

Los Angeles - Melrose

20220

26025

Los Angeles - Mid-city

3453

22974

Los Angeles - Miracle Mile

3470

19294

Los Angeles - Mission Hills

9419

39044

Los Angeles - Mt. Washington

6385

26444

Los Angeles - North Hills

20052

32565

Los Angeles - North Hollywood

46365

30620

Los Angeles - Northridge

19150

27437

Los Angeles - Pacific Palisades

3381

15880

Los Angeles - Pacoima

32103

41704

Los Angeles - Palisades Highlands

621

16147

Los Angeles - Palms

8068

18388

Los Angeles - Panorama City

27074

35979

Los Angeles - Park La Brea

2261

16649

Los Angeles - Pico-Union

13874

33158

Los Angeles - Playa Del Rey

413

12922

Los Angeles - Playa Vista

2282

20846

Los Angeles - Porter Ranch

7250

20372

Los Angeles - Rancho Park

1447

22058

Los Angeles - Regent Square

644

23165

Los Angeles - Reseda

24681

32213

Los Angeles - Reseda Ranch

1414

30500

Los Angeles - Reynier Village

866

20482

Los Angeles - San Pedro*

19702

25247

Los Angeles - Shadow Hills

981

22085

Los Angeles - Sherman Oaks

19012

21789

Los Angeles - Silverlake

9703

22011

Los Angeles - South Carthay

2314

21840

Los Angeles - South Park

14872

39177

Los Angeles - St Elmo Village

1534

33464

Los Angeles - Studio City

4675

20833

Los Angeles - Sun Valley

18803

35827

Los Angeles - Sunland

5096

24971

Los Angeles - Sycamore Square

116

17929

Los Angeles - Sylmar*

33540

40705

Los Angeles - Tarzana

7704

24951

Los Angeles - Temple-Beaudry

11052

27993

Los Angeles - Thai Town

2200

22428

Los Angeles - Toluca Lake

1713

19681

Los Angeles - Toluca Terrace

361

27642

Los Angeles - Toluca Woods

323

17384

Los Angeles - Tujunga

6752

24279

Los Angeles - University Hills

715

20852

Los Angeles - University Park

9231

33621

Los Angeles - Valley Glen

8775

29234

Los Angeles - Valley Village

6011

24316

Los Angeles - Van Nuys*

30529

32759

Los Angeles - Venice

6606

19495

Los Angeles - Vermont Knolls

6176

35907

Los Angeles - Vermont Square

3130

40878

Los Angeles - Vermont Vista

15571

37807

Los Angeles - Vernon Central

21816

41955

Los Angeles - Victoria Park

2308

27479

Los Angeles - View Heights

754

20411

Los Angeles - Watts

16276

38140

Los Angeles - Wellington Square

1414

28769

Los Angeles - West Adams

8735

31614

Los Angeles - West Hills

8789

21677

Los Angeles - West Los Angeles

7636

20289

Los Angeles - West Vernon

20420

38066

Los Angeles - Westchester

8889

17226

Los Angeles - Westlake

17165

28919

Los Angeles - Westwood

10094

18655

Los Angeles - Wholesale District*

16570

45863

Los Angeles - Wilmington

19401

34346

Los Angeles - Wilshire Center

13032

25976

Los Angeles - Winnetka

15318

29579

Los Angeles - Woodland Hills

14646

21521

Unincorporated - Acton

1524

19119

Unincorporated - Agua Dulce

781

18783

Unincorporated - Altadena

8410

19280

Unincorporated - Anaverde

324

21485

Unincorporated - Angeles National Forest

73

5863

Unincorporated - Arcadia

1457

18256

Unincorporated - Athens-Westmont

14275

33634

Unincorporated - Athens Village

2278

46518

Unincorporated - Avocado Heights

2216

32708

Unincorporated - Azusa

4964

31175

Unincorporated - Bassett

4799

32388

Unincorporated - Bouquet Canyon

149

13886

Unincorporated - Bradbury

71

65741

Unincorporated - Canyon Country

2608

33747

Unincorporated - Castaic*

7151

26299

Unincorporated - Cerritos

136

23169

Unincorporated - Charter Oak

2

10000

Unincorporated - Claremont

100

14245

Unincorporated - Covina

4795

28509

Unincorporated - Covina (Charter Oak)

3604

27419

Unincorporated - Del Aire

887

20191

Unincorporated - Del Rey

92

28931

Unincorporated - Del Sur

539

22319

Unincorporated - Desert View Highlands

754

30245

Unincorporated - Duarte

1522

34372

Unincorporated - East Covina

76

23100

Unincorporated - East La Mirada

1210

22865

Unincorporated - East Lancaster

37

32456

Unincorporated - East Los Angeles

48024

38337

Unincorporated - East Pasadena

325

5076

Unincorporated - East Rancho Dominguez

5103

33336

Unincorporated - East Whittier

1074

20241

Unincorporated - El Camino Village

1876

21340

Unincorporated - El Monte

51

35172

Unincorporated - Elizabeth Lake

208

12523

Unincorporated - Florence-Firestone

26340

40708

Unincorporated - Franklin Canyon

1

8333

Unincorporated - Glendora

167

25303

Unincorporated - Hacienda Heights

11779

21062

Unincorporated - Harbor Gateway

4

400000

Unincorporated - Hawthorne

604

24025

Unincorporated - Hi Vista

133

12113

Unincorporated - Kagel/Lopez Canyons

531

37606

Unincorporated - La Crescenta-Montrose

2900

14646

Unincorporated - La Habra Heights

17

2515

Unincorporated - La Rambla

604

29108

Unincorporated - La Verne*

500

24510

Unincorporated - Ladera Heights

1277

18060

Unincorporated - Lake Hughes

147

22006

Unincorporated - Lake Los Angeles

3446

26520

Unincorporated - Lake Manor

345

20998

Unincorporated - Lakewood

1

877

Unincorporated - Lennox

6422

28489

Unincorporated - Leona Valley

259

14792

Unincorporated - Littlerock

1191

29619

Unincorporated - Littlerock/Juniper Hills

277

21357

Unincorporated - Littlerock/Pearblossom

1040

29140

Unincorporated - Llano

101

11517

Unincorporated - Marina del Rey

1692

17979

Unincorporated - Miracle Mile

0

0

Unincorporated - Monrovia

873

22494

Unincorporated - Newhall

87

39545

Unincorporated - North Lancaster

340

28381

Unincorporated - North Whittier

2393

28624

Unincorporated - Northeast San Gabriel

4082

16983

Unincorporated - Padua Hills

26

12093

Unincorporated - Palmdale

213

25297

Unincorporated - Palos Verdes Peninsula

66

10628

Unincorporated - Pearblossom/Llano

322

16462

Unincorporated - Pellissier Village

297

47981

Unincorporated - Placerita Canyon

15

3261

Unincorporated - Pomona

140

7224

Unincorporated - Quartz Hill

3110

24097

Unincorporated - Rancho Dominguez

928

34874

Unincorporated - Roosevelt

218

23416

Unincorporated - Rosewood

394

30638

Unincorporated - Rosewood/East Gardena

413

34619

Unincorporated - Rosewood/West Rancho Dominguez

1076

32014

Unincorporated - Rowland Heights

8800

17247

Unincorporated - San Clemente Island

0

0

Unincorporated - San Francisquito Canyon/Bouquet Canyon

34

3963

Unincorporated - San Jose Hills

6411

31705

Unincorporated - San Pasqual

64

3145

Unincorporated - Sand Canyon

48

15584

Unincorporated - Santa Catalina Island

616

230712

Unincorporated - Santa Monica Mountains*

2811

15096

Unincorporated - Saugus

315

203226

Unincorporated - Saugus/Canyon Country

90

25281

Unincorporated - South Antelope Valley

88

19341

Unincorporated - South El Monte

625

34819

Unincorporated - South San Gabriel

2036

23011

Unincorporated - South Whittier

17246

29121

Unincorporated - Southeast Antelope Valley

185

23688

Unincorporated - Stevenson Ranch

4082

19470

Unincorporated - Sun Village

1806

29920

Unincorporated - Sunrise Village

420

32407

Unincorporated - Twin Lakes/Oat Mountain

305

18396

Unincorporated - Val Verde

845

25536

Unincorporated - Valencia

675

21973

Unincorporated - Valinda

7471

31967

Unincorporated - View Park/Windsor Hills

2475

21272

Unincorporated - Walnut Park

6100

37787

Unincorporated - West Antelope Valley

135

8934

Unincorporated - West Carson

5553

25143

Unincorporated - West Chatsworth

4

33333

Unincorporated - West LA

559

58718

Unincorporated - West Puente Valley

3224

32781

Unincorporated - West Rancho Dominguez

390

28698

Unincorporated - West Whittier/Los Nietos

8258

30670

Unincorporated - Westfield/Academy Hills

170

13077

Unincorporated - Westhills

130

15495

Unincorporated - White Fence Farms

728

19766

Unincorporated - Whittier

735

19424

Unincorporated - Whittier Narrows

65

541667

Unincorporated - Willowbrook

13759

39409

Unincorporated - Wiseburn

1422

23594

- Under Investigation

68025



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