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For Immediate Release:

May 27, 2022

Vaccines and Boosters Continue to Protect from Severe COVID- 19 Illness and Deaths and Can Reduce Stress on the Health Care System During Times of High Transmission - 5,800 New Positive Cases and 8 New Deaths Due to COVID-19 in Los Angeles County

Even with new variants on the rise in LA County, the COVID vaccines hold up well for residents in all age and race/ethnic groups and are our best defense against severe illness. This is especially important as the Memorial Day holiday weekend begins and there are more opportunities for virus spread as many attend gatherings.

Among all age groups, vaccines substantially reduce the risk for hospitalizations and deaths. Unvaccinated LA County residents ages five and older were almost five times more likely to be hospitalized than those fully vaccinated, with the greatest impact among 65-79-year-old residents. The hospitalization rate for unvaccinated individuals ages 65-79 was more than 10 times higher than the rate for fully vaccinated individuals ages 65-79 for a three-month period ending April 30.

For the 14-day period ending May 5, unvaccinated residents age five and older, were almost eight times more likely to die from COVID-19 than their fully vaccinated counterparts. And again, for residents ages 65-79, differences by vaccination status were more pronounced; unvaccinated residents in this age group were 21 times more likely to die than those fully vaccinated.

Vaccines remain a powerful tool across all race/ethnic groups and, across all groups, those fully vaccinated have lower rates of hospitalizations and deaths than those unvaccinated. For instance, the hospitalization rate for unvaccinated Latinx residents was more than three times higher than the rate for vaccinated Latinx residents and the death rate for unvaccinated Latinx residents was over seven times higher than the death rate for their fully vaccinated counterparts.

Despite their clear benefit, vaccines are not equalizers and disparities in outcomes still exist even among vaccinated groups. For example, the death rates for fully vaccinated Latinx and Black residents were about three times higher than the rates for fully vaccinated Asian residents. These differences reflect differences in exposures, community conditions, health status, and social determinants of health that put Black and Brown residents at higher risk for infection and severe outcomes.

As residents plan to travel and gather with others this summer, maximizing protection from vaccines is critically important. Those eligible for boosters should not delay getting their third or fourth dose since the evidence indicates that vaccine efficacy wanes over time. With the proliferation of highly infectious Omicron variants and the potential for new sub-lineages to increase risk for severe illness, there is little advantage waiting until later in the year to get boosted. To find a nearby location offering free COVID-19 vaccines and boosters or to schedule an appointment to be vaccinated for free in your home, please contact the Public Health Call Center, seven days a week from 8:00 am to 8:30 pm at: (833) 540-0473 or visit www.VaccinateLACounty.com

“I send my deepest sympathies and wishes of peace and comfort to the many families who have lost a loved one from COVID-19,” said Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd, Director of Public Health. “As we celebrate Memorial Day this Monday, I’d like to extend my gratitude to all of our armed forces members and their families who have dedicated their lives to protecting us through their military service. Many of us will attend events or host gatherings honoring these courageous men and women this long weekend. Regardless of how you plan to spend the holiday, we ask that you reduce the chance of getting or spreading COVID-19 by taking advantage of four powerful tools - vaccinations, masking, testing, and therapeutics.”

Today, Public Health reported eight additional deaths and 5,800 new positive cases. Of the eight new deaths reported today, one was between the ages of 50-64, three were between the ages of 65-79, and three were aged 80 years or older. Of the eight newly reported deaths, all had underlying health conditions. Information on the one death reported by the City of Long Beach can be found at longbeach.gov To date, the total number of deaths in L.A. County is 32,117.

Public Health has reported a total of 2,961,673 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of L.A. County. Today’s positivity rate is 4.3%.

There are 455 people with COVID-19 currently hospitalized. Testing results are available for more than 11,999,130 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

2,961,673

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

2,802,899

-- Long Beach

128,785

-- Pasadena

29,989

Deaths

32,117

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

30,426

-- Long Beach

1,276

-- Pasadena

415

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

- 0 to 4

86021

- 5 to 11

249027

- 12 to 17

243875

- 18 to 29

623850

- 30 to 49

895015

- 50 to 64

463292

- 65 to 79

181126

- over 80

58611

- Under Investigation

2082

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

- Female

1428135

- Male

1296719

- Other

1251

- Under Investigation

76794

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

- American Indian/Alaska Native

5159

- Asian

180428

- Black

141039

- Hispanic/Latino

1259475

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

14213

- White

371381

- Other

311212

- Under Investigation

519992

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

- Hospitalized (Ever)***

138,844

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

- American Indian/Alaska Native

73

- Asian

3806

- Black

2818

- Hispanic/Latino

15620

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

111

- White

7601

- Other

307

- Under Investigation

90

CITY / COMMUNITY**

Cases

Case Rate

City of Agoura Hills

4541

21745

City of Alhambra

18053

20817

City of Arcadia

8776

15195

City of Artesia

4342

25853

City of Avalon

64

1654

City of Azusa

14072

28122

City of Baldwin Park

23426

30515

City of Bell

14188

39051

City of Bell Gardens

14350

33317

City of Bellflower

23954

30815

City of Beverly Hills

8987

26034

City of Bradbury

67

6268

City of Burbank

23981

22375

City of Calabasas

4340

17843

City of Carson

26703

28454

City of Cerritos

9014

18004

City of Claremont

7468

20469

City of Commerce*

4617

35328

City of Compton

33629

33661

City of Covina

15109

30815

City of Cudahy

10205

41915

City of Culver City

8170

20494

City of Diamond Bar

9725

16909

City of Downey

36925

32316

City of Duarte

5385

24459

City of El Monte

33757

28786

City of El Segundo

3076

18325

City of Gardena

16933

27619

City of Glendale

46408

22474

City of Glendora

12233

23184

City of Hawaiian Gardens

4245

28925

City of Hawthorne

23365

26316

City of Hermosa Beach

3631

18460

City of Hidden Hills

291

15397

City of Huntington Park

22430

37708

City of Industry

412

94279

City of Inglewood

30307

26683

City of Irwindale

542

37149

City of La Canada Flintridge

3243

15672

City of La Habra Heights

169

3098

City of La Mirada

10889

21954

City of La Puente

12959

31843

City of La Verne

7318

21988

City of Lakewood

19902

24765

City of Lancaster*

51903

32124

City of Lawndale

8404

25001

City of Lomita

4539

21897

City of Lynwood*

25187

34959

City of Malibu

2309

17815

City of Manhattan Beach

5549

15414

City of Maywood

10739

38287

City of Monrovia

8660

22320

City of Montebello

19720

30633

City of Monterey Park

12303

19760

City of Norwalk

33958

31553

City of Palmdale

54141

34058

City of Palos Verdes Estates

1667

12328

City of Paramount

19238

34339

City of Pico Rivera

21509

33459

City of Pomona

53057

34026

City of Rancho Palos Verdes

5382

12590

City of Redondo Beach

11101

16159

City of Rolling Hills

209

10773

City of Rolling Hills Estates

1083

13349

City of Rosemead

11264

20350

City of San Dimas*

8424

24406

City of San Fernando

10702

43483

City of San Gabriel

7999

19532

City of San Marino

1607

12104

City of Santa Clarita

56649

25700

City of Santa Fe Springs

6503

35412

City of Santa Monica

19204

20773

City of Sierra Madre

1651

15024

City of Signal Hill

2990

25345

City of South El Monte

6676

31966

City of South Gate

39149

39885

City of South Pasadena

4459

17115

City of Temple City

6682

18329

City of Torrance

24543

16442

City of Vernon

316

151196

City of Walnut

5204

17044

City of West Covina

30416

28102

City of West Hollywood

8727

23618

City of Westlake Village

302

3612

City of Whittier

24465

27982

Los Angeles

1225692

30304

Los Angeles - Adams-Normandie

2672

32577

Los Angeles - Alsace

3668

29474

Los Angeles - Angeles National Forest

6

15000

Los Angeles - Angelino Heights

670

26779

Los Angeles - Arleta

13952

40594

Los Angeles - Atwater Village

3776

25747

Los Angeles - Baldwin Hills

7855

25237

Los Angeles - Bel Air

1691

20062

Los Angeles - Beverly Crest

2586

20647

Los Angeles - Beverlywood

3276

24869

Los Angeles - Boyle Heights*

33922

39043

Los Angeles - Brentwood

6291

20323

Los Angeles - Brookside

111

19105

Los Angeles - Cadillac-Corning

1918

26934

Los Angeles - Canoga Park

20787

31838

Los Angeles - Carthay

3179

22133

Los Angeles - Central

15069

38646

Los Angeles - Century City

2635

20599

Los Angeles - Century Palms/Cove

13681

40517

Los Angeles - Chatsworth

9903

26721

Los Angeles - Cheviot Hills

1885

20554

Los Angeles - Chinatown

2088

26032

Los Angeles - Cloverdale/Cochran

4211

28936

Los Angeles - Country Club Park

3814

25170

Los Angeles - Crenshaw District

4145

29973

Los Angeles - Crestview

3040

26742

Los Angeles - Del Rey

6444

21526

Los Angeles - Downtown*

12594

45785

Los Angeles - Eagle Rock

9995

25247

Los Angeles - East Hollywood

7646

26107

Los Angeles - Echo Park

3576

25084

Los Angeles - El Sereno

13731

32843

Los Angeles - Elysian Park

1447

25333

Los Angeles - Elysian Valley

2860

28119

Los Angeles - Encino

11209

24814

Los Angeles - Exposition

1015

30517

Los Angeles - Exposition Park

14963

33313

Los Angeles - Faircrest Heights

946

26278

Los Angeles - Figueroa Park Square

3102

35569

Los Angeles - Florence-Firestone

19778

41686

Los Angeles - Glassell Park

8464

26781

Los Angeles - Gramercy Place

3293

30593

Los Angeles - Granada Hills

16816

28898

Los Angeles - Green Meadows

8674

40335

Los Angeles - Hancock Park

3659

21474

Los Angeles - Harbor City

7340

25249

Los Angeles - Harbor Gateway

12570

28830

Los Angeles - Harbor Pines

474

19676

Los Angeles - Harvard Heights

5291

29337

Los Angeles - Harvard Park

15266

40243

Los Angeles - Highland Park

13584

28071

Los Angeles - Historic Filipinotown

4423

31889

Los Angeles - Hollywood

17026

24945

Los Angeles - Hollywood Hills

5793

19681

Los Angeles - Hyde Park

9510

33320

Los Angeles - Jefferson Park

2603

32243

Los Angeles - Koreatown

13438

25996

Los Angeles - Lafayette Square

1298

28471

Los Angeles - Lake Balboa

12775

30268

Los Angeles - Lakeview Terrace

4730

36016

Los Angeles - Leimert Park

4463

29294

Los Angeles - Lincoln Heights

10423

31975

Los Angeles - Little Armenia

2512

31302

Los Angeles - Little Bangladesh

7112

25093

Los Angeles - Little Tokyo

1141

36419

Los Angeles - Longwood

1388

32249

Los Angeles - Los Feliz

4261

19720

Los Angeles - Manchester Square

2484

29100

Los Angeles - Mandeville Canyon

588

18822

Los Angeles - Mar Vista

8013

18867

Los Angeles - Marina Peninsula

744

17064

Los Angeles - Melrose

21144

27214

Los Angeles - Mid-city

3654

24311

Los Angeles - Miracle Mile

3766

20940

Los Angeles - Mission Hills

9718

40284

Los Angeles - Mt. Washington

6642

27509

Los Angeles - North Hills

20643

33525

Los Angeles - North Hollywood

47967

31678

Los Angeles - Northridge

20070

28755

Los Angeles - Pacific Palisades

3797

17834

Los Angeles - Pacoima

32707

42488

Los Angeles - Palisades Highlands

714

18565

Los Angeles - Palms

8775

19999

Los Angeles - Panorama City

27726

36845

Los Angeles - Park La Brea

2449

18034

Los Angeles - Pico-Union

14145

33806

Los Angeles - Playa Del Rey

451

14111

Los Angeles - Playa Vista

2549

23285

Los Angeles - Porter Ranch

7844

22041

Los Angeles - Rancho Park

1622

24726

Los Angeles - Regent Square

683

24568

Los Angeles - Reseda

25511

33297

Los Angeles - Reseda Ranch

1457

31428

Los Angeles - Reynier Village

925

21878

Los Angeles - San Pedro*

20479

26242

Los Angeles - Shadow Hills

1022

23008

Los Angeles - Sherman Oaks

20525

23523

Los Angeles - Silverlake

10402

23596

Los Angeles - South Carthay

2459

23209

Los Angeles - South Park

15067

39691

Los Angeles - St Elmo Village

1569

34228

Los Angeles - Studio City

5120

22816

Los Angeles - Sun Valley

19251

36680

Los Angeles - Sunland

5314

26039

Los Angeles - Sycamore Square

135

20866

Los Angeles - Sylmar*

34563

41946

Los Angeles - Tarzana

8100

26234

Los Angeles - Temple-Beaudry

11435

28963

Los Angeles - Thai Town

2325

23703

Los Angeles - Toluca Lake

1847

21220

Los Angeles - Toluca Terrace

368

28178

Los Angeles - Toluca Woods

364

19591

Los Angeles - Tujunga

7006

25192

Los Angeles - University Hills

740

21581

Los Angeles - University Park

9685

35275

Los Angeles - Valley Glen

9091

30287

Los Angeles - Valley Village

6423

25983

Los Angeles - Van Nuys*

31273

33557

Los Angeles - Venice

7170

21160

Los Angeles - Vermont Knolls

6286

36547

Los Angeles - Vermont Square

3191

41674

Los Angeles - Vermont Vista

15780

38314

Los Angeles - Vernon Central

22046

42398

Los Angeles - Victoria Park

2366

28170

Los Angeles - View Heights

798

21603

Los Angeles - Watts

16557

38799

Los Angeles - Wellington Square

1468

29868

Los Angeles - West Adams

9003

32584

Los Angeles - West Hills

9382

23140

Los Angeles - West Los Angeles

8338

22154

Los Angeles - West Vernon

20822

38815

Los Angeles - Westchester

9778

18949

Los Angeles - Westlake

17544

29558

Los Angeles - Westwood

11995

22168

Los Angeles - Wholesale District*

16653

46093

Los Angeles - Wilmington

19812

35074

Los Angeles - Wilshire Center

13493

26895

Los Angeles - Winnetka

15880

30665

Los Angeles - Woodland Hills

15626

22961

Unincorporated - Acton

1563

19609

Unincorporated - Agua Dulce

800

19240

Unincorporated - Altadena

8807

20190

Unincorporated - Anaverde

334

22149

Unincorporated - Angeles National Forest

76

6104

Unincorporated - Arcadia

1529

19158

Unincorporated - Athens-Westmont

14590

34376

Unincorporated - Athens Village

2335

47682

Unincorporated - Avocado Heights

2276

33594

Unincorporated - Azusa

5055

31747

Unincorporated - Bassett

4902

33084

Unincorporated - Bouquet Canyon

155

14445

Unincorporated - Bradbury

72

66667

Unincorporated - Canyon Country

2732

35352

Unincorporated - Castaic*

7956

29260

Unincorporated - Cerritos

148

25213

Unincorporated - Charter Oak

2

10000

Unincorporated - Claremont

104

14815

Unincorporated - Covina

4953

29449

Unincorporated - Covina (Charter Oak)

3720

28302

Unincorporated - Del Aire

952

21671

Unincorporated - Del Rey

99

31132

Unincorporated - Del Sur

555

22981

Unincorporated - Desert View Highlands

758

30405

Unincorporated - Duarte

1549

34982

Unincorporated - East Covina

76

23100

Unincorporated - East La Mirada

1245

23526

Unincorporated - East Lancaster

43

37719

Unincorporated - East Los Angeles

48964

39087

Unincorporated - East Pasadena

334

5216

Unincorporated - East Rancho Dominguez

5145

33610

Unincorporated - East Whittier

1122

21146

Unincorporated - El Camino Village

1932

21977

Unincorporated - El Monte

51

35172

Unincorporated - Elizabeth Lake

214

12884

Unincorporated - Florence-Firestone

26710

41280

Unincorporated - Franklin Canyon

1

8333

Unincorporated - Glendora

169

25606

Unincorporated - Hacienda Heights

12267

21934

Unincorporated - Harbor Gateway

4

400000

Unincorporated - Hawthorne

619

24622

Unincorporated - Hi Vista

135

12295

Unincorporated - Kagel/Lopez Canyons

545

38598

Unincorporated - La Crescenta-Montrose

3085

15580

Unincorporated - La Habra Heights

17

2515

Unincorporated - La Rambla

618

29783

Unincorporated - La Verne*

527

25833

Unincorporated - Ladera Heights

1372

19403

Unincorporated - Lake Hughes

152

22754

Unincorporated - Lake Los Angeles

3482

26797

Unincorporated - Lake Manor

363

22094

Unincorporated - Lakewood

1

877

Unincorporated - Lennox

6524

28942

Unincorporated - Leona Valley

264

15077

Unincorporated - Littlerock

1210

30092

Unincorporated - Littlerock/Juniper Hills

280

21588

Unincorporated - Littlerock/Pearblossom

1052

29476

Unincorporated - Llano

103

11745

Unincorporated - Marina del Rey

1838

19530

Unincorporated - Miracle Mile

0

0

Unincorporated - Monrovia

905

23319

Unincorporated - Newhall

88

40000

Unincorporated - North Lancaster

345

28798

Unincorporated - North Whittier

2478

29641

Unincorporated - Northeast San Gabriel

4328

18006

Unincorporated - Padua Hills

27

12558

Unincorporated - Palmdale

218

25891

Unincorporated - Palos Verdes Peninsula

71

11433

Unincorporated - Pearblossom/Llano

328

16769

Unincorporated - Pellissier Village

305

49273

Unincorporated - Placerita Canyon

15

3261

Unincorporated - Pomona

144

7430

Unincorporated - Quartz Hill

3180

24640

Unincorporated - Rancho Dominguez

962

36152

Unincorporated - Roosevelt

224

24060

Unincorporated - Rosewood

401

31182

Unincorporated - Rosewood/East Gardena

425

35624

Unincorporated - Rosewood/West Rancho Dominguez

1104

32847

Unincorporated - Rowland Heights

9201

18033

Unincorporated - San Clemente Island

0

0

Unincorporated - San Francisquito Canyon/Bouquet Canyon

36

4196

Unincorporated - San Jose Hills

6511

32199

Unincorporated - San Pasqual

67

3292

Unincorporated - Sand Canyon

49

15909

Unincorporated - Santa Catalina Island

644

241199

Unincorporated - Santa Monica Mountains*

3013

16181

Unincorporated - Saugus

335

216129

Unincorporated - Saugus/Canyon Country

95

26685

Unincorporated - South Antelope Valley

94

20659

Unincorporated - South El Monte

631

35153

Unincorporated - South San Gabriel

2104

23779

Unincorporated - South Whittier

17600

29719

Unincorporated - Southeast Antelope Valley

190

24328

Unincorporated - Stevenson Ranch

4395

20963

Unincorporated - Sun Village

1836

30417

Unincorporated - Sunrise Village

425

32793

Unincorporated - Twin Lakes/Oat Mountain

327

19723

Unincorporated - Val Verde

881

26624

Unincorporated - Valencia

723

23535

Unincorporated - Valinda

7665

32797

Unincorporated - View Park/Windsor Hills

2655

22819

Unincorporated - Walnut Park

6231

38599

Unincorporated - West Antelope Valley

136

9001

Unincorporated - West Carson

5811

26311

Unincorporated - West Chatsworth

4

33333

Unincorporated - West LA

608

63866

Unincorporated - West Puente Valley

3282

33371

Unincorporated - West Rancho Dominguez

400

29433

Unincorporated - West Whittier/Los Nietos

8463

31432

Unincorporated - Westfield/Academy Hills

179

13769

Unincorporated - Westhills

134

15971

Unincorporated - White Fence Farms

738

20038

Unincorporated - Whittier

768

20296

Unincorporated - Whittier Narrows

65

541667

Unincorporated - Willowbrook

13950

39956

Unincorporated - Wiseburn

1493

24772

- Under Investigation

68532

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