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For Immediate Release:

May 06, 2022

Black and Latinx Residents Have Higher Case, Hospitalization, and Death Rates Throughout the Pandemic; Outcomes Tied to Where Residents Live and Work - 3,270 New Positive Cases and Six New Deaths Due to COVID-19 in Los Angeles County

The tragedy of the pandemic is not just the 32,000 lives lost, but also the huge disproportionality, most pronounced during the surges, which suggests that the factors contributing to the gaps are related to much more than individual choices.

With high transmission and increased cases, LA County must do everything it can to protect those experiencing higher case, hospitalization, and death rates, including workers who have multiple exposures to others during their workday, people living in communities with high concentrations of poverty, and Black and Latinx residents.

During each of the four surges, the disproportionality in case rates was exacerbated with case rates generally between two and four times higher among Black and Brown residents. At the peak of the summer 2020 surge, case rates among Latinx residents were nearly four times higher than White residents.

Black and Latinx residents also saw hospitalization rates that were three to four times higher than rates for White and Asian residents in the latest Omicron surge. The same trends are noted when looking at death rates, with Black and Latinx residents seeing rates that are two to three times higher than White and Asian residents during this last winter surge.

Disproportionality is also apparent when looking at case, death, and hospitalization rates by vaccination status and poverty level.

Fully vaccinated residents in the wealthiest communities were more than two times less likely to be hospitalized than those vaccinated and living in communities with high rates of poverty. In fact, those vaccinated living in communities with significant poverty were almost as likely to be hospitalized as those unvaccinated living in the wealthiest communities.

It is also important to note that those unvaccinated living in communities with high poverty are 11 times more likely to get infected than those unvaccinated living in the wealthiest communities.

There is also a similar gradient around deaths. Those unvaccinated living in high poverty communities are almost 12 times more likely to die than unvaccinated living in wealthier communities. And among those vaccinated, those living in communities of high poverty are two times more likely to die than those in the wealthiest communities.

These huge differences in case, hospitalization, and death reflect in part exposures, community conditions, and health status. Where people live and work really matters; many essential workers never stayed home, and then returned to very densely populated communities and overcrowded housing.

LA County has a collective obligation to Public Health’s post-surge plan, and expansive mitigation strategies allow us to consider taking public health measures that protect our most vulnerable residents - including those who are of older age; have underlying health conditions; live in communities with high poverty rates; are Black and Brown; are unvaccinated/not fully vaccinated; and face many exposures at work and in the community.

Appropriate strategies include continuing to ensure barrier-free access to testing, vaccinations, therapeutics, and PPE, and connecting residents and workers with services that address food, income and housing insecurity.

Resources are needed to support the network of trusted community-based and faith-based organizations in hard-hit communities that are the backbone of our public health response, including the promotoras and community health workers.

Our worksites need to be as safe as possible by ensuring adequate ventilation, implementing infection control standards, offering paid leave for those seeking health care, and complying with Public Health safety measures.

“We continue to extend our deepest sympathies to everyone mourning the loss of a loved one, and offer our wishes for peace and healing,” said Dr. Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd, Director of Public Health. “As LA County continues in this different phase of the pandemic, Public Health’s goal has not changed, and we will work with partners to reduce serious illness and deaths from COVID-19. It is simply not appropriate to tolerate disproportionality that results in higher rates of illness, death, and long-term disability among some residents and workers when there are collective prevention strategies that can mitigate spread and serious illness.”

Public Health reported 3,270 new positive cases and six new deaths today. Of the six new deaths reported today, one person was between the ages of 18 and 29, three were between the ages of 50-64, and two were aged 80 years or older. Of the six newly reported deaths, five had underlying health conditions. To date, the total number of deaths in L.A. County is 31,991.

Public Health has reported a total of 2,888,408 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of L.A. County. Today’s positivity rate is 2.3%.

There are 239 people with COVID-19 currently hospitalized. Testing results are available for more than 11,883,392 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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Total Cases

Laboratory Confirmed Cases

2,888,408

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

2,732,997

-- Long Beach

126,470

-- Pasadena

28,941

Deaths

31,991

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

30,312

-- Long Beach

1,265

-- Pasadena

414

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

- 0 to 4

83949

- 5 to 11

242844

- 12 to 17

237079

- 18 to 29

609461

- 30 to 49

872247

- 50 to 64

452030

- 65 to 79

176148

- over 80

57206

- Under Investigation

2033

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

- Female

1390810

- Male

1265544

- Other

1195

- Under Investigation

75448

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

- American Indian/Alaska Native

5026

- Asian

171323

- Black

137329

- Hispanic/Latino

1239616

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

13811

- White

356431

- Other

302829

- Under Investigation

506632

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

- Hospitalized (Ever)***

137,588

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

- American Indian/Alaska Native

73

- Asian

3783

- Black

2810

- Hispanic/Latino

15585

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

112

- White

7551

- Other

308

- Under Investigation

90

CITY / COMMUNITY**

Cases

Case Rate

City of Agoura Hills

4324

20706

City of Alhambra

17367

20026

City of Arcadia

8347

14453

City of Artesia

4228

25174

City of Avalon

63

1628

City of Azusa

13834

27646

City of Baldwin Park

23048

30023

City of Bell

13951

38399

City of Bell Gardens

14221

33018

City of Bellflower

23502

30233

City of Beverly Hills

8630

25000

City of Bradbury

67

6268

City of Burbank

22923

21387

City of Calabasas

4123

16951

City of Carson

25907

27606

City of Cerritos

8659

17295

City of Claremont

7239

19842

City of Commerce*

4538

34723

City of Compton

33254

33286

City of Covina

14825

30235

City of Cudahy

10077

41389

City of Culver City

7725

19378

City of Diamond Bar

9352

16260

City of Downey

36281

31752

City of Duarte

5239

23796

City of El Monte

33286

28384

City of El Segundo

2898

17264

City of Gardena

16448

26828

City of Glendale

45154

21867

City of Glendora

11946

22640

City of Hawaiian Gardens

4199

28611

City of Hawthorne

22846

25731

City of Hermosa Beach

3423

17402

City of Hidden Hills

273

14444

City of Huntington Park

22167

37265

City of Industry

406

92906

City of Inglewood

29671

26123

City of Irwindale

538

36875

City of La Canada Flintridge

3011

14551

City of La Habra Heights

162

2970

City of La Mirada

10596

21363

City of La Puente

12785

31415

City of La Verne

7149

21480

City of Lakewood

19280

23991

City of Lancaster*

51255

31723

City of Lawndale

8208

24418

City of Lomita

4384

21149

City of Lynwood*

24914

34580

City of Malibu

2199

16966

City of Manhattan Beach

5197

14437

City of Maywood

10617

37852

City of Monrovia

8409

21673

City of Montebello

19383

30110

City of Monterey Park

11822

18988

City of Norwalk

33439

31071

City of Palmdale

53328

33546

City of Palos Verdes Estates

1574

11640

City of Paramount

19024

33957

City of Pico Rivera

21109

32837

City of Pomona

52354

33575

City of Rancho Palos Verdes

5062

11842

City of Redondo Beach

10414

15159

City of Rolling Hills

195

10052

City of Rolling Hills Estates

1029

12683

City of Rosemead

10972

19823

City of San Dimas*

8172

23676

City of San Fernando

10518

42735

City of San Gabriel

7747

18916

City of San Marino

1498

11283

City of Santa Clarita

54896

24905

City of Santa Fe Springs

6405

34878

City of Santa Monica

17976

19445

City of Sierra Madre

1576

14342

City of Signal Hill

2888

24481

City of South El Monte

6604

31621

City of South Gate

38610

39336

City of South Pasadena

4187

16071

City of Temple City

6385

17515

City of Torrance

23454

15713

City of Vernon

311

148804

City of Walnut

4991

16347

City of West Covina

29630

27376

City of West Hollywood

8313

22497

City of Westlake Village

285

3409

City of Whittier

23958

27402

Los Angeles

1192722

29489

Los Angeles - Adams-Normandie

2634

32114

Los Angeles - Alsace

3583

28791

Los Angeles - Angeles National Forest

6

15000

Los Angeles - Angelino Heights

645

25779

Los Angeles - Arleta

13734

39959

Los Angeles - Atwater Village

3628

24737

Los Angeles - Baldwin Hills

7632

24520

Los Angeles - Bel Air

1556

18460

Los Angeles - Beverly Crest

2466

19689

Los Angeles - Beverlywood

3159

23981

Los Angeles - Boyle Heights*

33457

38508

Los Angeles - Brentwood

5836

18853

Los Angeles - Brookside

99

17040

Los Angeles - Cadillac-Corning

1860

26120

Los Angeles - Canoga Park

20351

31171

Los Angeles - Carthay

3036

21138

Los Angeles - Central

14940

38316

Los Angeles - Century City

2482

19403

Los Angeles - Century Palms/Cove

13539

40097

Los Angeles - Chatsworth

9493

25615

Los Angeles - Cheviot Hills

1744

19016

Los Angeles - Chinatown

2023

25221

Los Angeles - Cloverdale/Cochran

4110

28242

Los Angeles - Country Club Park

3698

24404

Los Angeles - Crenshaw District

4043

29236

Los Angeles - Crestview

2940

25862

Los Angeles - Del Rey

6156

20564

Los Angeles - Downtown*

12189

44312

Los Angeles - Eagle Rock

9510

24022

Los Angeles - East Hollywood

7453

25448

Los Angeles - Echo Park

3435

24095

Los Angeles - El Sereno

13412

32080

Los Angeles - Elysian Park

1400

24510

Los Angeles - Elysian Valley

2762

27156

Los Angeles - Encino

10677

23636

Los Angeles - Exposition

980

29465

Los Angeles - Exposition Park

14652

32620

Los Angeles - Faircrest Heights

915

25417

Los Angeles - Figueroa Park Square

3049

34962

Los Angeles - Florence-Firestone

19587

41284

Los Angeles - Glassell Park

8171

25854

Los Angeles - Gramercy Place

3218

29896

Los Angeles - Granada Hills

16297

28006

Los Angeles - Green Meadows

8568

39842

Los Angeles - Hancock Park

3491

20488

Los Angeles - Harbor City

7127

24517

Los Angeles - Harbor Gateway

12280

28165

Los Angeles - Harbor Pines

462

19178

Los Angeles - Harvard Heights

5196

28811

Los Angeles - Harvard Park

15067

39718

Los Angeles - Highland Park

13214

27307

Los Angeles - Historic Filipinotown

4314

31103

Los Angeles - Hollywood

16431

24073

Los Angeles - Hollywood Hills

5475

18601

Los Angeles - Hyde Park

9318

32648

Los Angeles - Jefferson Park

2526

31289

Los Angeles - Koreatown

13124

25388

Los Angeles - Lafayette Square

1257

27572

Los Angeles - Lake Balboa

12419

29425

Los Angeles - Lakeview Terrace

4640

35331

Los Angeles - Leimert Park

4335

28454

Los Angeles - Lincoln Heights

10194

31273

Los Angeles - Little Armenia

2459

30642

Los Angeles - Little Bangladesh

6946

24507

Los Angeles - Little Tokyo

1112

35493

Los Angeles - Longwood

1358

31552

Los Angeles - Los Feliz

3997

18498

Los Angeles - Manchester Square

2419

28339

Los Angeles - Mandeville Canyon

544

17414

Los Angeles - Mar Vista

7571

17826

Los Angeles - Marina Peninsula

702

16101

Los Angeles - Melrose

20508

26395

Los Angeles - Mid-city

3521

23426

Los Angeles - Miracle Mile

3581

19911

Los Angeles - Mission Hills

9504

39396

Los Angeles - Mt. Washington

6464

26772

Los Angeles - North Hills

20211

32823

Los Angeles - North Hollywood

46841

30934

Los Angeles - Northridge

19448

27864

Los Angeles - Pacific Palisades

3514

16505

Los Angeles - Pacoima

32260

41908

Los Angeles - Palisades Highlands

650

16901

Los Angeles - Palms

8299

18914

Los Angeles - Panorama City

27297

36275

Los Angeles - Park La Brea

2327

17135

Los Angeles - Pico-Union

13964

33373

Los Angeles - Playa Del Rey

424

13267

Los Angeles - Playa Vista

2374

21686

Los Angeles - Porter Ranch

7442

20912

Los Angeles - Rancho Park

1509

23003

Los Angeles - Regent Square

659

23705

Los Angeles - Reseda

24922

32528

Los Angeles - Reseda Ranch

1425

30738

Los Angeles - Reynier Village

888

21003

Los Angeles - San Pedro*

19875

25468

Los Angeles - Shadow Hills

994

22377

Los Angeles - Sherman Oaks

19457

22299

Los Angeles - Silverlake

9918

22498

Los Angeles - South Carthay

2366

22331

Los Angeles - South Park

14929

39327

Los Angeles - St Elmo Village

1544

33682

Los Angeles - Studio City

4826

21506

Los Angeles - Sun Valley

18933

36075

Los Angeles - Sunland

5170

25333

Los Angeles - Sycamore Square

120

18547

Los Angeles - Sylmar*

33819

41043

Los Angeles - Tarzana

7819

25324

Los Angeles - Temple-Beaudry

11177

28309

Los Angeles - Thai Town

2236

22795

Los Angeles - Toluca Lake

1760

20221

Los Angeles - Toluca Terrace

364

27871

Los Angeles - Toluca Woods

332

17869

Los Angeles - Tujunga

6836

24581

Los Angeles - University Hills

726

21172

Los Angeles - University Park

9389

34197

Los Angeles - Valley Glen

8864

29531

Los Angeles - Valley Village

6144

24854

Los Angeles - Van Nuys*

30767

33014

Los Angeles - Venice

6824

20139

Los Angeles - Vermont Knolls

6202

36058

Los Angeles - Vermont Square

3149

41126

Los Angeles - Vermont Vista

15615

37913

Los Angeles - Vernon Central

21880

42079

Los Angeles - Victoria Park

2326

27694

Los Angeles - View Heights

766

20736

Los Angeles - Watts

16362

38342

Los Angeles - Wellington Square

1439

29278

Los Angeles - West Adams

8832

31965

Los Angeles - West Hills

8957

22092

Los Angeles - West Los Angeles

7855

20871

Los Angeles - West Vernon

20529

38269

Los Angeles - Westchester

9150

17732

Los Angeles - Westlake

17277

29108

Los Angeles - Westwood

10723

19817

Los Angeles - Wholesale District*

16389

45362

Los Angeles - Wilmington

19545

34601

Los Angeles - Wilshire Center

13179

26269

Los Angeles - Winnetka

15476

29885

Los Angeles - Woodland Hills

14929

21937

Unincorporated - Acton

1530

19195

Unincorporated - Agua Dulce

787

18927

Unincorporated - Altadena

8533

19562

Unincorporated - Anaverde

325

21552

Unincorporated - Angeles National Forest

74

5944

Unincorporated - Arcadia

1470

18419

Unincorporated - Athens-Westmont

14347

33804

Unincorporated - Athens Village

2289

46743

Unincorporated - Avocado Heights

2226

32856

Unincorporated - Azusa

4993

31357

Unincorporated - Bassett

4819

32523

Unincorporated - Bouquet Canyon

149

13886

Unincorporated - Bradbury

72

66667

Unincorporated - Canyon Country

2656

34369

Unincorporated - Castaic*

7616

28009

Unincorporated - Cerritos

142

24191

Unincorporated - Charter Oak

2

10000

Unincorporated - Claremont

101

14387

Unincorporated - Covina

4844

28801

Unincorporated - Covina (Charter Oak)

3630

27617

Unincorporated - Del Aire

908

20669

Unincorporated - Del Rey

96

30189

Unincorporated - Del Sur

544

22526

Unincorporated - Desert View Highlands

754

30245

Unincorporated - Duarte

1530

34553

Unincorporated - East Covina

76

23100

Unincorporated - East La Mirada

1218

23016

Unincorporated - East Lancaster

37

32456

Unincorporated - East Los Angeles

48302

38559

Unincorporated - East Pasadena

329

5138

Unincorporated - East Rancho Dominguez

5114

33407

Unincorporated - East Whittier

1088

20505

Unincorporated - El Camino Village

1895

21556

Unincorporated - El Monte

51

35172

Unincorporated - Elizabeth Lake

208

12523

Unincorporated - Florence-Firestone

26443

40867

Unincorporated - Franklin Canyon

1

8333

Unincorporated - Glendora

168

25455

Unincorporated - Hacienda Heights

11903

21283

Unincorporated - Harbor Gateway

4

400000

Unincorporated - Hawthorne

609

24224

Unincorporated - Hi Vista

134

12204

Unincorporated - Kagel/Lopez Canyons

538

38102

Unincorporated - La Crescenta-Montrose

2965

14974

Unincorporated - La Habra Heights

17

2515

Unincorporated - La Rambla

609

29349

Unincorporated - La Verne*

505

24755

Unincorporated - Ladera Heights

1313

18569

Unincorporated - Lake Hughes

149

22305

Unincorporated - Lake Los Angeles

3457

26605

Unincorporated - Lake Manor

349

21242

Unincorporated - Lakewood

1

877

Unincorporated - Lennox

6454

28631

Unincorporated - Leona Valley

260

14849

Unincorporated - Littlerock

1199

29818

Unincorporated - Littlerock/Juniper Hills

278

21434

Unincorporated - Littlerock/Pearblossom

1042

29196

Unincorporated - Llano

101

11517

Unincorporated - Marina del Rey

1735

18436

Unincorporated - Miracle Mile

0

0

Unincorporated - Monrovia

882

22726

Unincorporated - Newhall

87

39545

Unincorporated - North Lancaster

342

28548

Unincorporated - North Whittier

2413

28864

Unincorporated - Northeast San Gabriel

4160

17307

Unincorporated - Padua Hills

26

12093

Unincorporated - Palmdale

217

25772

Unincorporated - Palos Verdes Peninsula

66

10628

Unincorporated - Pearblossom/Llano

322

16462

Unincorporated - Pellissier Village

297

47981

Unincorporated - Placerita Canyon

15

3261

Unincorporated - Pomona

141

7276

Unincorporated - Quartz Hill

3129

24245

Unincorporated - Rancho Dominguez

941

35363

Unincorporated - Roosevelt

217

23308

Unincorporated - Rosewood

394

30638

Unincorporated - Rosewood/East Gardena

415

34786

Unincorporated - Rosewood/West Rancho Dominguez

1080

32133

Unincorporated - Rowland Heights

8915

17473

Unincorporated - San Clemente Island

0

0

Unincorporated - San Francisquito Canyon/Bouquet Canyon

35

4079

Unincorporated - San Jose Hills

6434

31818

Unincorporated - San Pasqual

66

3243

Unincorporated - Sand Canyon

49

15909

Unincorporated - Santa Catalina Island

618

231461

Unincorporated - Santa Monica Mountains*

2891

15525

Unincorporated - Saugus

322

207742

Unincorporated - Saugus/Canyon Country

90

25281

Unincorporated - South Antelope Valley

88

19341

Unincorporated - South El Monte

625

34819

Unincorporated - South San Gabriel

2048

23146

Unincorporated - South Whittier

17362

29317

Unincorporated - Southeast Antelope Valley

185

23688

Unincorporated - Stevenson Ranch

4175

19913

Unincorporated - Sun Village

1817

30103

Unincorporated - Sunrise Village

422

32562

Unincorporated - Twin Lakes/Oat Mountain

314

18938

Unincorporated - Val Verde

863

26080

Unincorporated - Valencia

694

22591

Unincorporated - Valinda

7522

32185

Unincorporated - View Park/Windsor Hills

2537

21805

Unincorporated - Walnut Park

6132

37986

Unincorporated - West Antelope Valley

135

8934

Unincorporated - West Carson

5630

25491

Unincorporated - West Chatsworth

4

33333

Unincorporated - West LA

584

61345

Unincorporated - West Puente Valley

3241

32954

Unincorporated - West Rancho Dominguez

393

28918

Unincorporated - West Whittier/Los Nietos

8323

30912

Unincorporated - Westfield/Academy Hills

173

13308

Unincorporated - Westhills

133

15852

Unincorporated - White Fence Farms

731

19848

Unincorporated - Whittier

745

19688

Unincorporated - Whittier Narrows

65

541667

Unincorporated - Willowbrook

13803

39535

Unincorporated - Wiseburn

1438

23859

- Under Investigation

67104




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