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For Immediate Release:

May 11, 2022

Public Health Urges Vaccinations and Boosters as Positive Cases Increase at Schools and in the Community - 2,997 New Positive Cases and 7 New Deaths Due to COVID-19 in Los Angeles County


With continued high transmission of the more infectious COVID-19 subvariants, the number of students and staff testing positive at K-12 schools in LA County increased for the fifth consecutive week with 3,151 students and 737 staff testing positive for the week ending May 1; this is a 322% increase from just one month ago. Test positivity, at 0.5%, has also increased by 163% this past month.

School-associated outbreaks remain elevated for the week ending May 7, with 16 outbreaks (seven in elementary schools, two in middle schools, and seven in high schools). One month ago, for the week ending April 9, there were 11 outbreaks (seven in elementary schools, one in a middle school, and three in high schools).

And while most children infected with COVID-19 experience relatively mild illness, there continues to be dozens of children experiencing long COVID and dozens hospitalized with more severe illness. During the 90-day period ending April 30, the youngest pediatric patients, ages 0-4-years-old, not yet eligible to receive the vaccines, had the highest hospitalization rate with 33 hospitalizations per 100,000 children. Children ages 12 to 17 had the second highest hospitalization rate with 14 hospitalizations per 100,000, and children ages 5 to 11 had the lowest hospitalization rate with 10 children hospitalized per 100,000.

Unvaccinated children continue to be more at risk for severe illness and hospitalization. During the 90-day period ending April 21, the hospitalization rate among unvaccinated children ages 5-11 was three times higher than the hospitalization rate among fully vaccinated children in the same age group. For unvaccinated children ages 12-17, during this same time period, the hospitalization rate was two times higher than the hospitalization rate among fully vaccinated children in the same age group.

Vaccines are approved for children ages five and older and are widely available. There are 218 school-based vaccine clinics this week. These school vaccine sites offer pediatric doses for ages 5-11, as well as vaccines and boosters for eligible individuals 12 years of age and older. As a reminder, vaccines continue to prevent severe illness and hospitalizations, and are the safest way to keep children in school and participating in other activities.

With high levels of community transmission, Public Health continues to strongly recommend that all students and staff wear well-fitting, high filtration masks, preferably respirators, when indoors. Masking is required indoors for asymptomatic staff and students who have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 for 10 days from their last exposure. Wearing a well-fitting, high filtration mask or respirator provides a strong layer of protection that can lower the risk of spreading the virus at schools and school-related activities.

“As always, we extend our deepest sympathies and prayers for healing to everyone mourning the loss of a loved one from COVID,” said Dr. Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd, Director of Public Health. “With the school year almost over, we all look forward to celebrating the accomplishments of students and staff. When gathering with others, staff, students, and their families should consider all sensible safety measures to layer in as many protections as feasible. Masking indoors at large events is particularly important to avoid the future disruptions that occur when the virus spreads to event attendees. Fortunately, with easy access to vaccines, boosters, testing, therapeutics, and high-quality masks, having a good time with others is easily possible to do without creating unnecessary risk for ourselves and those around us.”

Today, Public Health reported seven additional deaths and 2,997 new positive cases due to COVID. Of the seven new deaths reported today, two people were between the ages of 65-79 and five people were aged 80 years or older. Of the seven newly reported deaths, all had underlying health conditions. To date, the total number of deaths in L.A. County is 32,007.

Public Health has reported a total of 2,900,449 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of L.A. County. Today’s positivity rate is 2.5%.

There are 249 people with COVID-19 currently hospitalized. Testing results are available for more than 11,906,697 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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Please see additional information below:

Total Cases

Laboratory Confirmed Cases

2,900,449

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

2,744,412

-- Long Beach

126,946

-- Pasadena

29,091

Deaths

32,007

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

30,328

-- Long Beach

1,265

-- Pasadena

414

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

- 0 to 4

84313

- 5 to 11

243804

- 12 to 17

238151

- 18 to 29

611901

- 30 to 49

876015

- 50 to 64

453850

- 65 to 79

176916

- over 80

57426

- Under Investigation

2036

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

- Female

1397001

- Male

1270501

- Other

1203

- Under Investigation

75707

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

- American Indian/Alaska Native

5044

- Asian

172819

- Black

137884

- Hispanic/Latino

1242503

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

13879

- White

358980

- Other

304216

- Under Investigation

509087

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

- Hospitalized (Ever)***

137,880

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

- American Indian/Alaska Native

73

- Asian

3786

- Black

2811

- Hispanic/Latino

15589

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

112

- White

7559

- Other

308

- Under Investigation

90

CITY / COMMUNITY**

Cases

Case Rate

City of Agoura Hills

4351

20835

City of Alhambra

17466

20140

City of Arcadia

8417

14574

City of Artesia

4251

25311

City of Avalon

64

1654

City of Azusa

13869

27716

City of Baldwin Park

23105

30097

City of Bell

13976

38467

City of Bell Gardens

14234

33048

City of Bellflower

23568

30318

City of Beverly Hills

8695

25188

City of Bradbury

67

6268

City of Burbank

23108

21560

City of Calabasas

4150

17062

City of Carson

26012

27718

City of Cerritos

8713

17403

City of Claremont

7290

19981

City of Commerce*

4551

34823

City of Compton

33302

33334

City of Covina

14868

30323

City of Cudahy

10090

41442

City of Culver City

7784

19526

City of Diamond Bar

9407

16356

City of Downey

36366

31827

City of Duarte

5258

23883

City of El Monte

33352

28441

City of El Segundo

2929

17449

City of Gardena

16537

26973

City of Glendale

45393

21983

City of Glendora

12002

22747

City of Hawaiian Gardens

4207

28666

City of Hawthorne

22909

25802

City of Hermosa Beach

3450

17539

City of Hidden Hills

277

14656

City of Huntington Park

22215

37346

City of Industry

407

93135

City of Inglewood

29777

26216

City of Irwindale

539

36943

City of La Canada Flintridge

3044

14710

City of La Habra Heights

162

2970

City of La Mirada

10661

21494

City of La Puente

12814

31486

City of La Verne

7171

21546

City of Lakewood

19368

24101

City of Lancaster*

51347

31780

City of Lawndale

8243

24523

City of Lomita

4402

21236

City of Lynwood*

24946

34625

City of Malibu

2216

17097

City of Manhattan Beach

5279

14664

City of Maywood

10640

37934

City of Monrovia

8452

21784

City of Montebello

19435

30190

City of Monterey Park

11877

19076

City of Norwalk

33517

31143

City of Palmdale

53428

33609

City of Palos Verdes Estates

1589

11751

City of Paramount

19059

34020

City of Pico Rivera

21175

32940

City of Pomona

52462

33644

City of Rancho Palos Verdes

5113

11961

City of Redondo Beach

10554

15363

City of Rolling Hills

197

10155

City of Rolling Hills Estates

1033

12733

City of Rosemead

11021

19911

City of San Dimas*

8222

23821

City of San Fernando

10549

42861

City of San Gabriel

7785

19009

City of San Marino

1517

11426

City of Santa Clarita

55179

25033

City of Santa Fe Springs

6424

34981

City of Santa Monica

18202

19689

City of Sierra Madre

1593

14496

City of Signal Hill

2908

24650

City of South El Monte

6619

31693

City of South Gate

38674

39401

City of South Pasadena

4261

16355

City of Temple City

6431

17641

City of Torrance

23627

15829

City of Vernon

311

148804

City of Walnut

5020

16442

City of West Covina

29759

27495

City of West Hollywood

8378

22673

City of Westlake Village

291

3481

City of Whittier

24035

27490

Los Angeles

1198277

29627

Los Angeles - Adams-Normandie

2639

32175

Los Angeles - Alsace

3596

28895

Los Angeles - Angeles National Forest

6

15000

Los Angeles - Angelino Heights

647

25859

Los Angeles - Arleta

13762

40041

Los Angeles - Atwater Village

3658

24942

Los Angeles - Baldwin Hills

7667

24633

Los Angeles - Bel Air

1579

18733

Los Angeles - Beverly Crest

2489

19872

Los Angeles - Beverlywood

3175

24102

Los Angeles - Boyle Heights*

33521

38581

Los Angeles - Brentwood

5930

19157

Los Angeles - Brookside

100

17212

Los Angeles - Cadillac-Corning

1870

26260

Los Angeles - Canoga Park

20423

31281

Los Angeles - Carthay

3069

21367

Los Angeles - Central

14951

38344

Los Angeles - Century City

2509

19614

Los Angeles - Century Palms/Cove

13565

40174

Los Angeles - Chatsworth

9562

25801

Los Angeles - Cheviot Hills

1768

19278

Los Angeles - Chinatown

2034

25358

Los Angeles - Cloverdale/Cochran

4125

28345

Los Angeles - Country Club Park

3715

24517

Los Angeles - Crenshaw District

4064

29388

Los Angeles - Crestview

2956

26003

Los Angeles - Del Rey

6204

20724

Los Angeles - Downtown*

12264

44585

Los Angeles - Eagle Rock

9604

24259

Los Angeles - East Hollywood

7486

25561

Los Angeles - Echo Park

3458

24256

Los Angeles - El Sereno

13457

32188

Los Angeles - Elysian Park

1409

24667

Los Angeles - Elysian Valley

2779

27323

Los Angeles - Encino

10778

23860

Los Angeles - Exposition

984

29585

Los Angeles - Exposition Park

14710

32749

Los Angeles - Faircrest Heights

924

25667

Los Angeles - Figueroa Park Square

3060

35088

Los Angeles - Florence-Firestone

19614

41340

Los Angeles - Glassell Park

8228

26035

Los Angeles - Gramercy Place

3224

29952

Los Angeles - Granada Hills

16400

28183

Los Angeles - Green Meadows

8584

39916

Los Angeles - Hancock Park

3517

20641

Los Angeles - Harbor City

7159

24627

Los Angeles - Harbor Gateway

12331

28282

Los Angeles - Harbor Pines

462

19178

Los Angeles - Harvard Heights

5208

28877

Los Angeles - Harvard Park

15096

39794

Los Angeles - Highland Park

13266

27414

Los Angeles - Historic Filipinotown

4325

31182

Los Angeles - Hollywood

16550

24248

Los Angeles - Hollywood Hills

5554

18869

Los Angeles - Hyde Park

9334

32704

Los Angeles - Jefferson Park

2538

31438

Los Angeles - Koreatown

13167

25472

Los Angeles - Lafayette Square

1262

27682

Los Angeles - Lake Balboa

12487

29586

Los Angeles - Lakeview Terrace

4653

35430

Los Angeles - Leimert Park

4359

28612

Los Angeles - Lincoln Heights

10232

31389

Los Angeles - Little Armenia

2464

30704

Los Angeles - Little Bangladesh

6964

24570

Los Angeles - Little Tokyo

1115

35589

Los Angeles - Longwood

1361

31622

Los Angeles - Los Feliz

4055

18766

Los Angeles - Manchester Square

2432

28491

Los Angeles - Mandeville Canyon

551

17638

Los Angeles - Mar Vista

7642

17993

Los Angeles - Marina Peninsula

706

16193

Los Angeles - Melrose

20615

26533

Los Angeles - Mid-city

3542

23566

Los Angeles - Miracle Mile

3606

20050

Los Angeles - Mission Hills

9533

39517

Los Angeles - Mt. Washington

6499

26917

Los Angeles - North Hills

20278

32932

Los Angeles - North Hollywood

47023

31054

Los Angeles - Northridge

19547

28006

Los Angeles - Pacific Palisades

3574

16786

Los Angeles - Pacoima

32330

41998

Los Angeles - Palisades Highlands

666

17317

Los Angeles - Palms

8374

19085

Los Angeles - Panorama City

27375

36379

Los Angeles - Park La Brea

2342

17246

Los Angeles - Pico-Union

13988

33431

Los Angeles - Playa Del Rey

427

13360

Los Angeles - Playa Vista

2398

21906

Los Angeles - Porter Ranch

7506

21091

Los Angeles - Rancho Park

1527

23277

Los Angeles - Regent Square

662

23813

Los Angeles - Reseda

25014

32648

Los Angeles - Reseda Ranch

1433

30910

Los Angeles - Reynier Village

892

21097

Los Angeles - San Pedro*

19974

25595

Los Angeles - Shadow Hills

1000

22512

Los Angeles - Sherman Oaks

19613

22478

Los Angeles - Silverlake

10009

22705

Los Angeles - South Carthay

2381

22473

Los Angeles - South Park

14951

39385

Los Angeles - St Elmo Village

1549

33791

Los Angeles - Studio City

4879

21742

Los Angeles - Sun Valley

18980

36164

Los Angeles - Sunland

5190

25431

Los Angeles - Sycamore Square

122

18856

Los Angeles - Sylmar*

33932

41181

Los Angeles - Tarzana

7860

25457

Los Angeles - Temple-Beaudry

11224

28428

Los Angeles - Thai Town

2249

22928

Los Angeles - Toluca Lake

1785

20508

Los Angeles - Toluca Terrace

365

27948

Los Angeles - Toluca Woods

336

18084

Los Angeles - Tujunga

6875

24721

Los Angeles - University Hills

730

21289

Los Angeles - University Park

9463

34466

Los Angeles - Valley Glen

8904

29664

Los Angeles - Valley Village

6193

25053

Los Angeles - Van Nuys*

30852

33105

Los Angeles - Venice

6872

20280

Los Angeles - Vermont Knolls

6224

36186

Los Angeles - Vermont Square

3155

41204

Los Angeles - Vermont Vista

15635

37962

Los Angeles - Vernon Central

21896

42109

Los Angeles - Victoria Park

2334

27789

Los Angeles - View Heights

768

20790

Los Angeles - Watts

16386

38398

Los Angeles - Wellington Square

1448

29461

Los Angeles - West Adams

8854

32045

Los Angeles - West Hills

9043

22304

Los Angeles - West Los Angeles

7950

21123

Los Angeles - West Vernon

20564

38334

Los Angeles - Westchester

9259

17943

Los Angeles - Westlake

17318

29177

Los Angeles - Westwood

10945

20228

Los Angeles - Wholesale District*

16469

45584

Los Angeles - Wilmington

19590

34681

Los Angeles - Wilshire Center

13231

26372

Los Angeles - Winnetka

15551

30029

Los Angeles - Woodland Hills

15048

22112

Unincorporated - Acton

1535

19257

Unincorporated - Agua Dulce

788

18951

Unincorporated - Altadena

8577

19663

Unincorporated - Anaverde

325

21552

Unincorporated - Angeles National Forest

74

5944

Unincorporated - Arcadia

1478

18519

Unincorporated - Athens-Westmont

14392

33910

Unincorporated - Athens Village

2297

46906

Unincorporated - Avocado Heights

2234

32974

Unincorporated - Azusa

5002

31414

Unincorporated - Bassett

4831

32604

Unincorporated - Bouquet Canyon

149

13886

Unincorporated - Bradbury

72

66667

Unincorporated - Canyon Country

2670

34550

Unincorporated - Castaic*

7652

28142

Unincorporated - Cerritos

146

24872

Unincorporated - Charter Oak

2

10000

Unincorporated - Claremont

101

14387

Unincorporated - Covina

4860

28896

Unincorporated - Covina (Charter Oak)

3635

27655

Unincorporated - Del Aire

915

20829

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

1224

23129

Unincorporated - East Lancaster

37

32456

Unincorporated - East Los Angeles

48393

38631

Unincorporated - East Pasadena

329

5138

Unincorporated - East Rancho Dominguez

5118

33433

Unincorporated - East Whittier

1090

20543

Unincorporated - El Camino Village

1900

21613

Unincorporated - El Monte

51

35172

Unincorporated - Elizabeth Lake

208

12523

Unincorporated - Florence-Firestone

26484

40930

Unincorporated - Franklin Canyon

1

8333

Unincorporated - Glendora

168

25455

Unincorporated - Hacienda Heights

11955

21376

Unincorporated - Harbor Gateway

4

400000

Unincorporated - Hawthorne

610

24264

Unincorporated - Hi Vista

134

12204

Unincorporated - Kagel/Lopez Canyons

541

38314

Unincorporated - La Crescenta-Montrose

2981

15055

Unincorporated - La Habra Heights

17

2515

Unincorporated - La Rambla

612

29494

Unincorporated - La Verne*

511

25049

Unincorporated - Ladera Heights

1322

18696

Unincorporated - Lake Hughes

149

22305

Unincorporated - Lake Los Angeles

3460

26628

Unincorporated - Lake Manor

350

21302

Unincorporated - Lakewood

1

877

Unincorporated - Lennox

6464

28675

Unincorporated - Leona Valley

261

14906

Unincorporated - Littlerock

1199

29818

Unincorporated - Littlerock/Juniper Hills

278

21434

Unincorporated - Littlerock/Pearblossom

1043

29224

Unincorporated - Llano

101

11517

Unincorporated - Marina del Rey

1748

18574

Unincorporated - Miracle Mile

0

0

Unincorporated - Monrovia

884

22778

Unincorporated - Newhall

87

39545

Unincorporated - North Lancaster

345

28798

Unincorporated - North Whittier

2423

28983

Unincorporated - Northeast San Gabriel

4200

17474

Unincorporated - Padua Hills

26

12093

Unincorporated - Palmdale

217

25772

Unincorporated - Palos Verdes Peninsula

67

10789

Unincorporated - Pearblossom/Llano

322

16462

Unincorporated - Pellissier Village

298

48142

Unincorporated - Placerita Canyon

15

3261

Unincorporated - Pomona

141

7276

Unincorporated - Quartz Hill

3135

24291

Unincorporated - Rancho Dominguez

943

35438

Unincorporated - Roosevelt

218

23416

Unincorporated - Rosewood

395

30715

Unincorporated - Rosewood/East Gardena

416

34870

Unincorporated - Rosewood/West Rancho Dominguez

1084

32252

Unincorporated - Rowland Heights

8960

17561

Unincorporated - San Clemente Island

0

0

Unincorporated - San Francisquito Canyon/Bouquet Canyon

36

4196

Unincorporated - San Jose Hills

6451

31902

Unincorporated - San Pasqual

66

3243

Unincorporated - Sand Canyon

49

15909

Unincorporated - Santa Catalina Island

622

232959

Unincorporated - Santa Monica Mountains*

2915

15654

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

2055

23226

Unincorporated - South Whittier

17405

29389

Unincorporated - Southeast Antelope Valley

186

23816

Unincorporated - Stevenson Ranch

4213

20094

Unincorporated - Sun Village

1818

30119

Unincorporated - Sunrise Village

423

32639

Unincorporated - Twin Lakes/Oat Mountain

316

19059

Unincorporated - Val Verde

864

26111

Unincorporated - Valencia

700

22786

Unincorporated - Valinda

7545

32284

Unincorporated - View Park/Windsor Hills

2555

21960

Unincorporated - Walnut Park

6148

38085

Unincorporated - West Antelope Valley

135

8934

Unincorporated - West Carson

5655

25604

Unincorporated - West Chatsworth

4

33333

Unincorporated - West LA

586

61555

Unincorporated - West Puente Valley

3250

33045

Unincorporated - West Rancho Dominguez

395

29065

Unincorporated - West Whittier/Los Nietos

8346

30997

Unincorporated - Westfield/Academy Hills

174

13385

Unincorporated - Westhills

134

15971

Unincorporated - White Fence Farms

732

19875

Unincorporated - Whittier

753

19900

Unincorporated - Whittier Narrows

65

541667

Unincorporated - Willowbrook

13822

39590

Unincorporated - Wiseburn

1443

23942

- Under Investigation

67374




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