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For Immediate Release:

May 31, 2022

Protecting Workers and the Elderly Remains Everyone’s Responsibility as Transmission Remains High 2,151 New Positive Cases and 4 New Deaths Due to COVID-19 in Los Angeles County

With increases in the number of cases, hospitalizations, outbreaks at worksites, and the test positivity rate, Public Health encourages everyone to layer in additional protections to safeguard those most vulnerable, especially workers and the elderly.

Cases continue to increase in LA County, as the average number of daily new cases reported over the last seven days increased to 4,442 from one month ago when the number reported was 1,935 - an increase of 130%.

The seven-day average test positivity rate also increased when compared to one month ago. The rate today is 4%, more than double from what it was one month ago on April 30 when the seven-day average test positivity rate was 1.8%.

While hospitalizations remain relatively modest, higher case numbers have translated to an increase in the number of people hospitalized. Over the last seven days, the average number of COVID-positive patients per day in LA County hospitals was 452, an increase of 92% from one month ago when the average number of COVID-positive patients per day was 236.

Older adults are substantially more likely to require hospitalization than younger individuals and the number of older adults requiring hospitalization has increased significantly with this latest surge in cases. On April 23, the COVID hospitalization rate for residents 80 years old and older was 37 per 100,000 people. One month later, on May 23, the hospitalization rate for residents 80 years old and older was 67 per 100,000 people, an 82% increase.

With high rates of transmission, outbreaks across many sectors are also increasing. One month ago, for the two-week period ending May 2, there were 14 outbreaks opened at skilled nursing facilities, 15 outbreaks opened among people experiencing homelessness, and 40 outbreaks opened at worksites. For the two-week period ending May 30, there were 35 outbreaks opened at skilled nursing facilities (150% increase), 32 outbreaks opened among people experiencing homelessness (113% increase), and 62 outbreaks opened at worksites (55% increase). Outbreaks at schools remained high with 28 outbreaks opened during the two-week period ending May 30.

And while many of those infected experience mild or moderate illness, the risk is not equally distributed. Older people and those with chronic health conditions remain at higher risk, even if vaccinated. With the most infectious variants to date circulating across LA County, reducing possible exposures makes a difference, particularly for those working at jobs that put them in close contact with many other workers and customers during the course of the day.

“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 high rates of transmission across LA County, there is increased risk that our most vulnerable, including essential workers and the elderly, can get infected, seriously ill, or tragically pass away. And with outbreaks increasing across nearly every sector, protecting those most vulnerable becomes everyone’s responsibility. The most important steps we can take is to be up-to-date on vaccinations and boosters, wear a mask indoors when around others, and get tested if we feel sick, were exposed, or are gathering with others. When we take these steps, we take care of each other.”

Today, Public Health reported four additional deaths and 2,151 new positive cases today. The lower number of cases and deaths likely reflect reporting delays over the holiday weekend. Of the four new deaths reported today, two were between the ages of 65-79 and two were aged 80 years or older. Of the 4 newly reported deaths, all had underlying health conditions. To date, the total number of deaths in L.A. County is 32,133.

Public Health has reported a total of 2,976,323 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of L.A. County. Today’s positivity rate is 4.0%.

There are 479 people with COVID-19 currently hospitalized. Testing results are available for more than 12,017,244 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

2,976,323

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

2,817,229

-- Long Beach

129,028

-- Pasadena

30,066

Deaths

32,133

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

30,442

-- Long Beach

1,276

-- Pasadena

415

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

- 0 to 4

86441

- 5 to 11

250300

- 12 to 17

245252

- 18 to 29

626905

- 30 to 49

899571

- 50 to 64

465645

- 65 to 79

182138

- over 80

58893

- Under Investigation

2084

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

- Female

1435797

- Male

1303123

- Other

1259

- Under Investigation

77050

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

- American Indian/Alaska Native

5180

- Asian

182376

- Black

141692

- Hispanic/Latino

1263974

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

14282

- White

374324

- Other

312739

- Under Investigation

522662

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

- Hospitalized (Ever)***

139,102

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

- American Indian/Alaska Native

73

- Asian

3809

- Black

2822

- Hispanic/Latino

15625

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

111

- White

7607

- Other

306

- Under Investigation

89

CITY / COMMUNITY**

Cases

Case Rate

City of Agoura Hills

4591

21984

City of Alhambra

18189

20973

City of Arcadia

8860

15341

City of Artesia

4377

26061

City of Avalon

64

1654

City of Azusa

14143

28263

City of Baldwin Park

23496

30606

City of Bell

14236

39183

City of Bell Gardens

14379

33384

City of Bellflower

24060

30951

City of Beverly Hills

9062

26251

City of Bradbury

67

6268

City of Burbank

24191

22570

City of Calabasas

4374

17983

City of Carson

26862

28623

City of Cerritos

9080

18136

City of Claremont

7527

20631

City of Commerce*

4635

35466

City of Compton

33721

33753

City of Covina

15182

30963

City of Cudahy

10231

42022

City of Culver City

8272

20750

City of Diamond Bar

9799

17037

City of Downey

37055

32430

City of Duarte

5418

24609

City of El Monte

33872

28884

City of El Segundo

3117

18569

City of Gardena

17041

27795

City of Glendale

46675

22604

City of Glendora

12313

23336

City of Hawaiian Gardens

4264

29054

City of Hawthorne

23463

26426

City of Hermosa Beach

3671

18663

City of Hidden Hills

294

15556

City of Huntington Park

22482

37795

City of Industry

415

94966

City of Inglewood

30425

26787

City of Irwindale

547

37491

City of La Canada Flintridge

3293

15914

City of La Habra Heights

169

3098

City of La Mirada

10942

22061

City of La Puente

13005

31956

City of La Verne

7347

22075

City of Lakewood

20036

24932

City of Lancaster*

52108

32251

City of Lawndale

8436

25097

City of Lomita

4579

22090

City of Lynwood*

25253

35051

City of Malibu

2326

17946

City of Manhattan Beach

5609

15581

City of Maywood

10776

38418

City of Monrovia

8701

22425

City of Montebello

19794

30748

City of Monterey Park

12404

19922

City of Norwalk

34070

31657

City of Palmdale

54298

34157

City of Palos Verdes Estates

1685

12461

City of Paramount

19291

34434

City of Pico Rivera

21596

33595

City of Pomona

53223

34132

City of Rancho Palos Verdes

5430

12703

City of Redondo Beach

11235

16354

City of Rolling Hills

210

10825

City of Rolling Hills Estates

1096

13509

City of Rosemead

11327

20464

City of San Dimas*

8480

24568

City of San Fernando

10737

43625

City of San Gabriel

8067

19698

City of San Marino

1631

12284

City of Santa Clarita

56973

25847

City of Santa Fe Springs

6519

35499

City of Santa Monica

19414

21000

City of Sierra Madre

1655

15061

City of Signal Hill

3010

25515

City of South El Monte

6699

32076

City of South Gate

39287

40025

City of South Pasadena

4506

17296

City of Temple City

6744

18500

City of Torrance

24774

16597

City of Vernon

318

152153

City of Walnut

5252

17202

City of West Covina

30581

28254

City of West Hollywood

8782

23767

City of Westlake Village

302

3612

City of Whittier

24594

28129

Los Angeles

1232199

30465

Los Angeles - Adams-Normandie

2686

32748

Los Angeles - Alsace

3688

29634

Los Angeles - Angeles National Forest

6

15000

Los Angeles - Angelino Heights

672

26859

Los Angeles - Arleta

13993

40713

Los Angeles - Atwater Village

3809

25972

Los Angeles - Baldwin Hills

7915

25430

Los Angeles - Bel Air

1714

20335

Los Angeles - Beverly Crest

2614

20870

Los Angeles - Beverlywood

3298

25036

Los Angeles - Boyle Heights*

34008

39142

Los Angeles - Brentwood

6381

20614

Los Angeles - Brookside

112

19277

Los Angeles - Cadillac-Corning

1939

27229

Los Angeles - Canoga Park

20884

31987

Los Angeles - Carthay

3208

22335

Los Angeles - Central

15096

38716

Los Angeles - Century City

2669

20865

Los Angeles - Century Palms/Cove

13717

40624

Los Angeles - Chatsworth

9982

26934

Los Angeles - Cheviot Hills

1909

20816

Los Angeles - Chinatown

2099

26169

Los Angeles - Cloverdale/Cochran

4230

29066

Los Angeles - Country Club Park

3851

25414

Los Angeles - Crenshaw District

4172

30168

Los Angeles - Crestview

3060

26918

Los Angeles - Del Rey

6510

21746

Los Angeles - Downtown*

12671

46065

Los Angeles - Eagle Rock

10085

25474

Los Angeles - East Hollywood

7674

26203

Los Angeles - Echo Park

3597

25231

Los Angeles - El Sereno

13800

33008

Los Angeles - Elysian Park

1458

25525

Los Angeles - Elysian Valley

2877

28286

Los Angeles - Encino

11311

25040

Los Angeles - Exposition

1018

30607

Los Angeles - Exposition Park

15009

33415

Los Angeles - Faircrest Heights

950

26389

Los Angeles - Figueroa Park Square

3106

35615

Los Angeles - Florence-Firestone

19826

41787

Los Angeles - Glassell Park

8505

26911

Los Angeles - Gramercy Place

3302

30676

Los Angeles - Granada Hills

16918

29073

Los Angeles - Green Meadows

8706

40484

Los Angeles - Hancock Park

3692

21668

Los Angeles - Harbor City

7383

25397

Los Angeles - Harbor Gateway

12625

28956

Los Angeles - Harbor Pines

476

19759

Los Angeles - Harvard Heights

5312

29454

Los Angeles - Harvard Park

15317

40377

Los Angeles - Highland Park

13662

28233

Los Angeles - Historic Filipinotown

4449

32076

Los Angeles - Hollywood

17140

25112

Los Angeles - Hollywood Hills

5845

19858

Los Angeles - Hyde Park

9566

33517

Los Angeles - Jefferson Park

2616

32404

Los Angeles - Koreatown

13516

26147

Los Angeles - Lafayette Square

1305

28625

Los Angeles - Lake Balboa

12853

30453

Los Angeles - Lakeview Terrace

4745

36130

Los Angeles - Leimert Park

4488

29458

Los Angeles - Lincoln Heights

10477

32141

Los Angeles - Little Armenia

2520

31402

Los Angeles - Little Bangladesh

7148

25220

Los Angeles - Little Tokyo

1143

36483

Los Angeles - Longwood

1393

32365

Los Angeles - Los Feliz

4307

19932

Los Angeles - Manchester Square

2499

29276

Los Angeles - Mandeville Canyon

594

19014

Los Angeles - Mar Vista

8098

19067

Los Angeles - Marina Peninsula

754

17294

Los Angeles - Melrose

21268

27373

Los Angeles - Mid-city

3682

24498

Los Angeles - Miracle Mile

3796

21106

Los Angeles - Mission Hills

9751

40420

Los Angeles - Mt. Washington

6668

27616

Los Angeles - North Hills

20735

33674

Los Angeles - North Hollywood

48220

31845

Los Angeles - Northridge

20183

28917

Los Angeles - Pacific Palisades

3845

18059

Los Angeles - Pacoima

32804

42614

Los Angeles - Palisades Highlands

722

18773

Los Angeles - Palms

8859

20191

Los Angeles - Panorama City

27817

36966

Los Angeles - Park La Brea

2467

18166

Los Angeles - Pico-Union

14171

33868

Los Angeles - Playa Del Rey

455

14237

Los Angeles - Playa Vista

2570

23477

Los Angeles - Porter Ranch

7938

22305

Los Angeles - Rancho Park

1639

24985

Los Angeles - Regent Square

687

24712

Los Angeles - Reseda

25634

33457

Los Angeles - Reseda Ranch

1468

31665

Los Angeles - Reynier Village

934

22091

Los Angeles - San Pedro*

20622

26426

Los Angeles - Shadow Hills

1025

23075

Los Angeles - Sherman Oaks

20735

23764

Los Angeles - Silverlake

10482

23778

Los Angeles - South Carthay

2471

23322

Los Angeles - South Park

15100

39778

Los Angeles - St Elmo Village

1575

34359

Los Angeles - Studio City

5176

23066

Los Angeles - Sun Valley

19324

36820

Los Angeles - Sunland

5338

26156

Los Angeles - Sycamore Square

135

20866

Los Angeles - Sylmar*

34707

42121

Los Angeles - Tarzana

8162

26435

Los Angeles - Temple-Beaudry

11479

29074

Los Angeles - Thai Town

2337

23825

Los Angeles - Toluca Lake

1861

21381

Los Angeles - Toluca Terrace

372

28484

Los Angeles - Toluca Woods

367

19752

Los Angeles - Tujunga

7046

25336

Los Angeles - University Hills

743

21668

Los Angeles - University Park

9712

35373

Los Angeles - Valley Glen

9132

30424

Los Angeles - Valley Village

6471

26177

Los Angeles - Van Nuys*

31359

33649

Los Angeles - Venice

7234

21349

Los Angeles - Vermont Knolls

6300

36628

Los Angeles - Vermont Square

3199

41779

Los Angeles - Vermont Vista

15831

38438

Los Angeles - Vernon Central

22089

42480

Los Angeles - Victoria Park

2374

28265

Los Angeles - View Heights

801

21684

Los Angeles - Watts

16593

38883

Los Angeles - Wellington Square

1476

30031

Los Angeles - West Adams

9045

32736

Los Angeles - West Hills

9452

23312

Los Angeles - West Los Angeles

8433

22407

Los Angeles - West Vernon

20911

38981

Los Angeles - Westchester

9876

19138

Los Angeles - Westlake

17591

29637

Los Angeles - Westwood

12207

22560

Los Angeles - Wholesale District*

16729

46304

Los Angeles - Wilmington

19871

35178

Los Angeles - Wilshire Center

13550

27008

Los Angeles - Winnetka

15957

30813

Los Angeles - Woodland Hills

15766

23167

Unincorporated - Acton

1568

19671

Unincorporated - Agua Dulce

804

19336

Unincorporated - Altadena

8866

20326

Unincorporated - Anaverde

334

22149

Unincorporated - Angeles National Forest

76

6104

Unincorporated - Arcadia

1541

19308

Unincorporated - Athens-Westmont

14645

34506

Unincorporated - Athens Village

2348

47948

Unincorporated - Avocado Heights

2281

33668

Unincorporated - Azusa

5064

31803

Unincorporated - Bassett

4920

33205

Unincorporated - Bouquet Canyon

156

14539

Unincorporated - Bradbury

72

66667

Unincorporated - Canyon Country

2749

35572

Unincorporated - Castaic*

7984

29363

Unincorporated - Cerritos

148

25213

Unincorporated - Charter Oak

2

10000

Unincorporated - Claremont

104

14815

Unincorporated - Covina

4977

29592

Unincorporated - Covina (Charter Oak)

3731

28386

Unincorporated - Del Aire

956

21762

Unincorporated - Del Rey

101

31761

Unincorporated - Del Sur

563

23313

Unincorporated - Desert View Highlands

760

30485

Unincorporated - Duarte

1552

35050

Unincorporated - East Covina

76

23100

Unincorporated - East La Mirada

1251

23639

Unincorporated - East Lancaster

43

37719

Unincorporated - East Los Angeles

49125

39216

Unincorporated - East Pasadena

335

5232

Unincorporated - East Rancho Dominguez

5153

33662

Unincorporated - East Whittier

1128

21259

Unincorporated - El Camino Village

1943

22102

Unincorporated - El Monte

51

35172

Unincorporated - Elizabeth Lake

215

12944

Unincorporated - Florence-Firestone

26770

41372

Unincorporated - Franklin Canyon

1

8333

Unincorporated - Glendora

169

25606

Unincorporated - Hacienda Heights

12339

22063

Unincorporated - Harbor Gateway

4

400000

Unincorporated - Hawthorne

619

24622

Unincorporated - Hi Vista

137

12477

Unincorporated - Kagel/Lopez Canyons

547

38739

Unincorporated - La Crescenta-Montrose

3115

15732

Unincorporated - La Habra Heights

17

2515

Unincorporated - La Rambla

622

29976

Unincorporated - La Verne*

530

25980

Unincorporated - Ladera Heights

1393

19700

Unincorporated - Lake Hughes

154

23054

Unincorporated - Lake Los Angeles

3491

26866

Unincorporated - Lake Manor

364

22155

Unincorporated - Lakewood

1

877

Unincorporated - Lennox

6539

29008

Unincorporated - Leona Valley

266

15191

Unincorporated - Littlerock

1214

30191

Unincorporated - Littlerock/Juniper Hills

282

21742

Unincorporated - Littlerock/Pearblossom

1059

29672

Unincorporated - Llano

103

11745

Unincorporated - Marina del Rey

1858

19743

Unincorporated - Miracle Mile

0

0

Unincorporated - Monrovia

912

23499

Unincorporated - Newhall

88

40000

Unincorporated - North Lancaster

346

28881

Unincorporated - North Whittier

2488

29761

Unincorporated - Northeast San Gabriel

4358

18131

Unincorporated - Padua Hills

28

13023

Unincorporated - Palmdale

218

25891

Unincorporated - Palos Verdes Peninsula

71

11433

Unincorporated - Pearblossom/Llano

330

16871

Unincorporated - Pellissier Village

307

49596

Unincorporated - Placerita Canyon

15

3261

Unincorporated - Pomona

145

7482

Unincorporated - Quartz Hill

3191

24725

Unincorporated - Rancho Dominguez

968

36377

Unincorporated - Roosevelt

224

24060

Unincorporated - Rosewood

401

31182

Unincorporated - Rosewood/East Gardena

426

35708

Unincorporated - Rosewood/West Rancho Dominguez

1109

32996

Unincorporated - Rowland Heights

9281

18190

Unincorporated - San Clemente Island

0

0

Unincorporated - San Francisquito Canyon/Bouquet Canyon

36

4196

Unincorporated - San Jose Hills

6540

32343

Unincorporated - San Pasqual

67

3292

Unincorporated - Sand Canyon

49

15909

Unincorporated - Santa Catalina Island

653

244569

Unincorporated - Santa Monica Mountains*

3037

16310

Unincorporated - Saugus

338

218065

Unincorporated - Saugus/Canyon Country

95

26685

Unincorporated - South Antelope Valley

94

20659

Unincorporated - South El Monte

632

35209

Unincorporated - South San Gabriel

2114

23892

Unincorporated - South Whittier

17646

29796

Unincorporated - Southeast Antelope Valley

191

24456

Unincorporated - Stevenson Ranch

4440

21177

Unincorporated - Sun Village

1840

30484

Unincorporated - Sunrise Village

425

32793

Unincorporated - Twin Lakes/Oat Mountain

330

19903

Unincorporated - Val Verde

881

26624

Unincorporated - Valencia

732

23828

Unincorporated - Valinda

7683

32874

Unincorporated - View Park/Windsor Hills

2690

23120

Unincorporated - Walnut Park

6256

38754

Unincorporated - West Antelope Valley

137

9067

Unincorporated - West Carson

5869

26573

Unincorporated - West Chatsworth

4

33333

Unincorporated - West LA

612

64286

Unincorporated - West Puente Valley

3298

33533

Unincorporated - West Rancho Dominguez

400

29433

Unincorporated - West Whittier/Los Nietos

8493

31543

Unincorporated - Westfield/Academy Hills

179

13769

Unincorporated - Westhills

136

16210

Unincorporated - White Fence Farms

741

20119

Unincorporated - Whittier

769

20322

Unincorporated - Whittier Narrows

65

541667

Unincorporated - Willowbrook

13989

40068

Unincorporated - Wiseburn

1501

24905

- Under Investigation

68844

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