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For Immediate Release:

May 09, 2022

Vaccines and Boosters Continue to Protect Against More Infectious BA.2 Subvariant and Sub-lineages - 7,079 New Positive Cases and 5 New Deaths Due to COVID-19 in Los Angeles County Since Saturday

With cases rising in LA County and across the country associated with the highly infectious BA.2 subvariant and sub-lineages, getting vaccinated and boosted is an important strategy to prevent serious illness, especially as there are many upcoming opportunities for celebrations and observances this month.

For the week ending April 16, Omicron accounted for 100% of all positive cases that were sequenced, with the BA.2 lineage and sub-lineages accounting for 96% of these positive sequenced specimens in LA County. For the week ending April 30, the CDC estimates that BA.2 accounted for 62% of sequenced specimens and BA.2.12.1 accounted for 37% of positive sequenced samples in the U.S.

The CDC estimates that BA.2.12.1 may be 25% more transmissible than BA.2. In Los Angeles County, for the week ending April 16, 8% of positive sequenced specimens were identified as BA.2.12.1.

With these highly infectious subvariants and sub-lineages in circulation, cases are increasing in LA County. The average number of daily new cases reported over the last seven days increased to 2,532 compared to the 905 reported one month ago, an increase of 180%.

To date, the increases in case numbers have not translated to increases in severe illness, with hospitalizations and deaths remaining low and decreasing. Over the last seven days, the average number of hospitalized cases per day was 245, similar to hospitalization numbers one month ago. Deaths decreased to an average of four daily deaths a day this past week, a 72% decrease from one month ago when the average number of daily reported deaths over the previous seven days was 14.

The lower numbers of hospitalizations and deaths reflect, in large part, the protection provided by the vaccines against the variants. For the week ending April 22, unvaccinated people were four times more likely to be hospitalized compared to residents who were fully vaccinated, but not boosted, and five times more likely to be hospitalized than those fully vaccinated and boosted. And the likelihood of dying was also five times higher for unvaccinated residents compared to residents who were fully vaccinated, but not boosted, and 12 times higher compared to residents who were fully vaccinated and boosted for the week ending April 15.

“As always, we extend our deepest sympathies to everyone mourning the loss of a loved one from COVID,” said Dr. Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd, Director of Public Health. “This month, there will be many opportunities for gatherings, including graduations, proms, and the upcoming Memorial Day holidays. For these occasions to not contribute to the increasing spread of Omicron variants, we encourage attendees to take sensible precautions that will protect you and those around you, including staying outside as much as possible and wearing a mask when indoors. And given the high number of asymptomatic individuals that are infected, testing before gathering with others, especially if gathering indoors, is an effective and practical safety measure that can easily prevent the spread of the virus. Most importantly, those who are older and those who have underlying heath conditions should be sure to get boosted as soon as eligible to maximize protection from these highly infectious, mutated variants of concern.”

Today, Public Health reported five additional deaths and 3,238 new positive cases Saturday, 2,146 new cases Sunday and 1,695 new cases today. The number of cases and deaths are likely to reflect reporting delays over the weekend. Of the five new deaths reported today, two people were between the ages of 50 and 64, two were between the ages of 65-79, and one person was aged 80 years or older. Of the five newly reported deaths, four had underlying health conditions. To date, the total number of deaths in L.A. County is 31,996.

Public Health has reported a total of 2,895,400 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of L.A. County. Today’s positivity rate is 2.1%.

There are 242 people with COVID-19 currently hospitalized. Testing results are available for more than 11,898,300 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:

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

Please see additional information below:

Total Cases

Laboratory Confirmed Cases

2,895,400

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

2,739,904

-- Long Beach

126,555

-- Pasadena

28,941

Deaths

31,996

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

30,317

-- Long Beach

1,265

-- Pasadena

414

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

- 0 to 4

84163

- 5 to 11

243412

- 12 to 17

237722

- 18 to 29

610990

- 30 to 49

874476

- 50 to 64

453140

- 65 to 79

176621

- over 80

57342

- Under Investigation

2038

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

- Female

1394560

- Male

1268551

- Other

1199

- Under Investigation

75594

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

- American Indian/Alaska Native

5034

- Asian

172220

- Black

137646

- Hispanic/Latino

1241210

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

13848

- White

357894

- Other

303695

- Under Investigation

508357

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

- Hospitalized (Ever)***

137,736

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

- American Indian/Alaska Native

73

- Asian

3784

- Black

2811

- Hispanic/Latino

15587

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

112

- White

7552

- Other

308

- Under Investigation

90

CITY / COMMUNITY**

Cases

Case Rate

City of Agoura Hills

4341

20787

City of Alhambra

17430

20098

City of Arcadia

8394

14534

City of Artesia

4242

25258

City of Avalon

64

1654

City of Azusa

13855

27688

City of Baldwin Park

23086

30072

City of Bell

13968

38445

City of Bell Gardens

14224

33025

City of Bellflower

23536

30277

City of Beverly Hills

8660

25087

City of Bradbury

67

6268

City of Burbank

23024

21482

City of Calabasas

4138

17013

City of Carson

25975

27678

City of Cerritos

8691

17359

City of Claremont

7282

19959

City of Commerce*

4547

34792

City of Compton

33285

33317

City of Covina

14852

30290

City of Cudahy

10083

41414

City of Culver City

7752

19446

City of Diamond Bar

9385

16317

City of Downey

36328

31793

City of Duarte

5249

23842

City of El Monte

33329

28421

City of El Segundo

2915

17366

City of Gardena

16501

26914

City of Glendale

45291

21933

City of Glendora

11980

22705

City of Hawaiian Gardens

4206

28659

City of Hawthorne

22882

25772

City of Hermosa Beach

3438

17478

City of Hidden Hills

274

14497

City of Huntington Park

22195

37313

City of Industry

407

93135

City of Inglewood

29734

26178

City of Irwindale

539

36943

City of La Canada Flintridge

3036

14672

City of La Habra Heights

162

2970

City of La Mirada

10632

21436

City of La Puente

12805

31464

City of La Verne

7158

21507

City of Lakewood

19340

24066

City of Lancaster*

51316

31761

City of Lawndale

8223

24463

City of Lomita

4392

21188

City of Lynwood*

24937

34612

City of Malibu

2207

17028

City of Manhattan Beach

5250

14584

City of Maywood

10632

37905

City of Monrovia

8436

21742

City of Montebello

19406

30145

City of Monterey Park

11861

19050

City of Norwalk

33500

31127

City of Palmdale

53392

33587

City of Palos Verdes Estates

1583

11707

City of Paramount

19046

33997

City of Pico Rivera

21145

32893

City of Pomona

52423

33619

City of Rancho Palos Verdes

5098

11926

City of Redondo Beach

10505

15292

City of Rolling Hills

195

10052

City of Rolling Hills Estates

1033

12733

City of Rosemead

11001

19875

City of San Dimas*

8203

23766

City of San Fernando

10536

42808

City of San Gabriel

7772

18977

City of San Marino

1515

11411

City of Santa Clarita

55068

24983

City of Santa Fe Springs

6414

34927

City of Santa Monica

18105

19584

City of Sierra Madre

1587

14442

City of Signal Hill

2898

24566

City of South El Monte

6614

31669

City of South Gate

38649

39375

City of South Pasadena

4230

16236

City of Temple City

6418

17605

City of Torrance

23558

15782

City of Vernon

311

148804

City of Walnut

5008

16402

City of West Covina

29713

27452

City of West Hollywood

8355

22611

City of Westlake Village

286

3421

City of Whittier

24006

27457

Los Angeles

1196064

29572

Los Angeles - Adams-Normandie

2638

32163

Los Angeles - Alsace

3590

28847

Los Angeles - Angeles National Forest

6

15000

Los Angeles - Angelino Heights

645

25779

Los Angeles - Arleta

13750

40006

Los Angeles - Atwater Village

3650

24887

Los Angeles - Baldwin Hills

7647

24569

Los Angeles - Bel Air

1567

18591

Los Angeles - Beverly Crest

2481

19808

Los Angeles - Beverlywood

3165

24026

Los Angeles - Boyle Heights*

33488

38543

Los Angeles - Brentwood

5890

19028

Los Angeles - Brookside

100

17212

Los Angeles - Cadillac-Corning

1866

26204

Los Angeles - Canoga Park

20394

31237

Los Angeles - Carthay

3055

21270

Los Angeles - Central

14946

38331

Los Angeles - Century City

2491

19473

Los Angeles - Century Palms/Cove

13553

40138

Los Angeles - Chatsworth

9532

25720

Los Angeles - Cheviot Hills

1754

19126

Los Angeles - Chinatown

2028

25284

Los Angeles - Cloverdale/Cochran

4118

28297

Los Angeles - Country Club Park

3708

24470

Los Angeles - Crenshaw District

4052

29301

Los Angeles - Crestview

2949

25941

Los Angeles - Del Rey

6180

20644

Los Angeles - Downtown*

12245

44516

Los Angeles - Eagle Rock

9579

24196

Los Angeles - East Hollywood

7473

25516

Los Angeles - Echo Park

3452

24214

Los Angeles - El Sereno

13439

32145

Los Angeles - Elysian Park

1407

24632

Los Angeles - Elysian Valley

2774

27274

Los Angeles - Encino

10730

23754

Los Angeles - Exposition

982

29525

Los Angeles - Exposition Park

14692

32709

Los Angeles - Faircrest Heights

919

25528

Los Angeles - Figueroa Park Square

3058

35065

Los Angeles - Florence-Firestone

19602

41315

Los Angeles - Glassell Park

8205

25962

Los Angeles - Gramercy Place

3220

29915

Los Angeles - Granada Hills

16371

28133

Los Angeles - Green Meadows

8575

39874

Los Angeles - Hancock Park

3508

20588

Los Angeles - Harbor City

7145

24579

Los Angeles - Harbor Gateway

12309

28232

Los Angeles - Harbor Pines

462

19178

Los Angeles - Harvard Heights

5204

28855

Los Angeles - Harvard Park

15085

39765

Los Angeles - Highland Park

13243

27367

Los Angeles - Historic Filipinotown

4320

31146

Los Angeles - Hollywood

16505

24182

Los Angeles - Hollywood Hills

5521

18757

Los Angeles - Hyde Park

9326

32676

Los Angeles - Jefferson Park

2536

31413

Los Angeles - Koreatown

13152

25443

Los Angeles - Lafayette Square

1259

27616

Los Angeles - Lake Balboa

12457

29515

Los Angeles - Lakeview Terrace

4648

35392

Los Angeles - Leimert Park

4348

28540

Los Angeles - Lincoln Heights

10216

31340

Los Angeles - Little Armenia

2460

30654

Los Angeles - Little Bangladesh

6955

24539

Los Angeles - Little Tokyo

1114

35557

Los Angeles - Longwood

1359

31575

Los Angeles - Los Feliz

4036

18678

Los Angeles - Manchester Square

2425

28409

Los Angeles - Mandeville Canyon

548

17542

Los Angeles - Mar Vista

7613

17925

Los Angeles - Marina Peninsula

704

16147

Los Angeles - Melrose

20569

26474

Los Angeles - Mid-city

3536

23526

Los Angeles - Miracle Mile

3597

20000

Los Angeles - Mission Hills

9516

39446

Los Angeles - Mt. Washington

6487

26867

Los Angeles - North Hills

20245

32879

Los Angeles - North Hollywood

46952

31008

Los Angeles - Northridge

19517

27963

Los Angeles - Pacific Palisades

3551

16678

Los Angeles - Pacoima

32299

41958

Los Angeles - Palisades Highlands

660

17161

Los Angeles - Palms

8336

18999

Los Angeles - Panorama City

27344

36338

Los Angeles - Park La Brea

2336

17202

Los Angeles - Pico-Union

13978

33407

Los Angeles - Playa Del Rey

425

13298

Los Angeles - Playa Vista

2386

21796

Los Angeles - Porter Ranch

7478

21013

Los Angeles - Rancho Park

1522

23201

Los Angeles - Regent Square

660

23741

Los Angeles - Reseda

24984

32609

Los Angeles - Reseda Ranch

1431

30867

Los Angeles - Reynier Village

892

21097

Los Angeles - San Pedro*

19934

25544

Los Angeles - Shadow Hills

1000

22512

Los Angeles - Sherman Oaks

19549

22405

Los Angeles - Silverlake

9975

22628

Los Angeles - South Carthay

2374

22407

Los Angeles - South Park

14941

39359

Los Angeles - St Elmo Village

1545

33704

Los Angeles - Studio City

4853

21627

Los Angeles - Sun Valley

18956

36118

Los Angeles - Sunland

5184

25402

Los Angeles - Sycamore Square

122

18856

Los Angeles - Sylmar*

33890

41130

Los Angeles - Tarzana

7844

25405

Los Angeles - Temple-Beaudry

11204

28377

Los Angeles - Thai Town

2241

22846

Los Angeles - Toluca Lake

1772

20358

Los Angeles - Toluca Terrace

365

27948

Los Angeles - Toluca Woods

335

18030

Los Angeles - Tujunga

6857

24657

Los Angeles - University Hills

730

21289

Los Angeles - University Park

9442

34390

Los Angeles - Valley Glen

8885

29601

Los Angeles - Valley Village

6174

24976

Los Angeles - Van Nuys*

30820

33071

Los Angeles - Venice

6859

20242

Los Angeles - Vermont Knolls

6219

36157

Los Angeles - Vermont Square

3154

41191

Los Angeles - Vermont Vista

15627

37943

Los Angeles - Vernon Central

21888

42094

Los Angeles - Victoria Park

2333

27777

Los Angeles - View Heights

766

20736

Los Angeles - Watts

16376

38375

Los Angeles - Wellington Square

1444

29379

Los Angeles - West Adams

8846

32016

Los Angeles - West Hills

9009

22220

Los Angeles - West Los Angeles

7917

21036

Los Angeles - West Vernon

20549

38306

Los Angeles - Westchester

9209

17846

Los Angeles - Westlake

17295

29138

Los Angeles - Westwood

10872

20093

Los Angeles - Wholesale District*

16451

45534

Los Angeles - Wilmington

19576

34656

Los Angeles - Wilshire Center

13212

26334

Los Angeles - Winnetka

15518

29966

Los Angeles - Woodland Hills

14999

22040

Unincorporated - Acton

1533

19232

Unincorporated - Agua Dulce

788

18951

Unincorporated - Altadena

8556

19615

Unincorporated - Anaverde

325

21552

Unincorporated - Angeles National Forest

74

5944

Unincorporated - Arcadia

1474

18469

Unincorporated - Athens-Westmont

14372

33863

Unincorporated - Athens Village

2292

46804

Unincorporated - Avocado Heights

2233

32959

Unincorporated - Azusa

4999

31395

Unincorporated - Bassett

4830

32598

Unincorporated - Bouquet Canyon

149

13886

Unincorporated - Bradbury

72

66667

Unincorporated - Canyon Country

2667

34511

Unincorporated - Castaic*

7643

28109

Unincorporated - Cerritos

144

24532

Unincorporated - Charter Oak

2

10000

Unincorporated - Claremont

101

14387

Unincorporated - Covina

4855

28866

Unincorporated - Covina (Charter Oak)

3634

27648

Unincorporated - Del Aire

913

20783

Unincorporated - Del Rey

96

30189

Unincorporated - Del Sur

546

22609

Unincorporated - Desert View Highlands

754

30245

Unincorporated - Duarte

1531

34575

Unincorporated - East Covina

76

23100

Unincorporated - East La Mirada

1222

23091

Unincorporated - East Lancaster

37

32456

Unincorporated - East Los Angeles

48362

38607

Unincorporated - East Pasadena

329

5138

Unincorporated - East Rancho Dominguez

5117

33427

Unincorporated - East Whittier

1090

20543

Unincorporated - El Camino Village

1895

21556

Unincorporated - El Monte

51

35172

Unincorporated - Elizabeth Lake

208

12523

Unincorporated - Florence-Firestone

26470

40909

Unincorporated - Franklin Canyon

1

8333

Unincorporated - Glendora

168

25455

Unincorporated - Hacienda Heights

11934

21339

Unincorporated - Harbor Gateway

4

400000

Unincorporated - Hawthorne

609

24224

Unincorporated - Hi Vista

134

12204

Unincorporated - Kagel/Lopez Canyons

540

38244

Unincorporated - La Crescenta-Montrose

2974

15019

Unincorporated - La Habra Heights

17

2515

Unincorporated - La Rambla

610

29398

Unincorporated - La Verne*

508

24902

Unincorporated - Ladera Heights

1318

18640

Unincorporated - Lake Hughes

149

22305

Unincorporated - Lake Los Angeles

3459

26620

Unincorporated - Lake Manor

348

21181

Unincorporated - Lakewood

1

877

Unincorporated - Lennox

6458

28649

Unincorporated - Leona Valley

261

14906

Unincorporated - Littlerock

1199

29818

Unincorporated - Littlerock/Juniper Hills

278

21434

Unincorporated - Littlerock/Pearblossom

1042

29196

Unincorporated - Llano

101

11517

Unincorporated - Marina del Rey

1744

18532

Unincorporated - Miracle Mile

0

0

Unincorporated - Monrovia

884

22778

Unincorporated - Newhall

87

39545

Unincorporated - North Lancaster

343

28631

Unincorporated - North Whittier

2418

28923

Unincorporated - Northeast San Gabriel

4179

17386

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

3134

24283

Unincorporated - Rancho Dominguez

942

35400

Unincorporated - Roosevelt

218

23416

Unincorporated - Rosewood

394

30638

Unincorporated - Rosewood/East Gardena

416

34870

Unincorporated - Rosewood/West Rancho Dominguez

1082

32193

Unincorporated - Rowland Heights

8936

17514

Unincorporated - San Clemente Island

0

0

Unincorporated - San Francisquito Canyon/Bouquet Canyon

35

4079

Unincorporated - San Jose Hills

6445

31873

Unincorporated - San Pasqual

66

3243

Unincorporated - Sand Canyon

49

15909

Unincorporated - Santa Catalina Island

620

232210

Unincorporated - Santa Monica Mountains*

2911

15633

Unincorporated - Saugus

324

209032

Unincorporated - Saugus/Canyon Country

91

25562

Unincorporated - South Antelope Valley

89

19560

Unincorporated - South El Monte

625

34819

Unincorporated - South San Gabriel

2049

23158

Unincorporated - South Whittier

17384

29354

Unincorporated - Southeast Antelope Valley

186

23816

Unincorporated - Stevenson Ranch

4198

20023

Unincorporated - Sun Village

1818

30119

Unincorporated - Sunrise Village

422

32562

Unincorporated - Twin Lakes/Oat Mountain

314

18938

Unincorporated - Val Verde

863

26080

Unincorporated - Valencia

699

22754

Unincorporated - Valinda

7538

32254

Unincorporated - View Park/Windsor Hills

2550

21917

Unincorporated - Walnut Park

6143

38054

Unincorporated - West Antelope Valley

135

8934

Unincorporated - West Carson

5645

25559

Unincorporated - West Chatsworth

4

33333

Unincorporated - West LA

586

61555

Unincorporated - West Puente Valley

3246

33005

Unincorporated - West Rancho Dominguez

394

28992

Unincorporated - West Whittier/Los Nietos

8340

30975

Unincorporated - Westfield/Academy Hills

174

13385

Unincorporated - Westhills

133

15852

Unincorporated - White Fence Farms

732

19875

Unincorporated - Whittier

751

19847

Unincorporated - Whittier Narrows

65

541667

Unincorporated - Willowbrook

13814

39567

Unincorporated - Wiseburn

1442

23926

- Under Investigation

67265




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