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For Immediate Release:

June 01, 2022

As Schools Continue to See Increases in Cases, Testing and Masking Remain Critical - 4,454 New Positive Cases and 5 New Deaths Due to COVID-19 in Los Angeles County

As the school year comes to a close, cases continue to increase, a reflection of continued high rates of transmission across the county. Families and schools are encouraged to use all safety measures including vaccines, testing before events, and masking indoors to avoid missing end-of-school year events, such as graduations.

The number of cases among students and staff doubled in one month, likely reflecting, in part, transmission associated with end-of-the-year and holiday gatherings. For the week ending May 22, there were 7,299 cases in schools across the county, of which 5,834 were among students and 1,465 among staff. A month prior, for the week ending April 24, there were 3,626 cases, of which 2,896 were among students and 730 among staff.

School-associated outbreaks remained relatively stable this past month. For the week ending, May 28, there were 17 reported outbreaks (seven in elementary schools, five in middle schools, four in high schools and one in a day camp).

The case rate for children ages 5-17 in LA County has increased two and a half times to 648 new cases per 100,000 children on May 28. One month ago, on April 28, the case rate for children ages 5-17 was 259. The hospitalization rate for children ages 5-17 has remained stable from one month ago with about one hospitalization among children ages 5-17 per 100,000 children.

The increase in cases creates risk of new or ongoing health problems for those infected. While most children experience mild illness, there is no way to know in advance how children will be affected by COVID-19, or if they will later develop multi-system inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) a serious condition that follows a recent infection with COVID where different body organs can become inflamed. To date, 311 children have been diagnosed in LA County with MIS-C.

Testing is an important tool that can be effectively used to prevent or slow transmission at schools and among children by early identification of asymptomatic infected individuals. Nearly 580,000 over-the-counter (OTC) test kits ordered from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are being distributed to LA County schools and camps to support testing for the end of the school year, summer school, and summer camps.

Schools district administrators can get connected to resources and order test kits by contacting acdc-education@ph.lacounty.gov to request OTC test kits for end-of-school year and summer school testing needs.

“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 near the end of the school year, we should take advantage of sensible strategies that allow us to gather and celebrate safely. Testing before gathering indoors with others is one such strategy. Over-the-counter tests are being distributed through many County schools, and we encourage families to take advantage of these free tests, especially if there are unvaccinated or high-risk family members. Let’s celebrate the accomplishments of our students without jeopardizing the health of those most vulnerable.”

Today, Public Health reported five additional deaths and 4,454 new positive cases. Of the five new deaths reported today, four were among people aged 80 years or older. For information on the one death reported by the City of Long Beach, visit longbeach.gov. Of the five newly reported deaths, four people had underlying health conditions. To date, the total number of deaths in L.A. County is 32,136.

Public Health has reported a total of 2,980,708 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of L.A. County. Today’s positivity rate is 4.7%.

There are 502 people with COVID-19 currently hospitalized. Testing results are available for more than 12,020,634 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

2,980,708

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

2,820,603

-- Long Beach

129,865

-- Pasadena

30,240

Deaths

32,136

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

30,444

-- Long Beach

1,277

-- Pasadena

415

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

- 0 to 4

86551

- 5 to 11

250553

- 12 to 17

245557

- 18 to 29

627584

- 30 to 49

900653

- 50 to 64

466233

- 65 to 79

182411

- over 80

58978

- Under Investigation

2083

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

- Female

1437620

- Male

1304587

- Other

1262

- Under Investigation

77134

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

- American Indian/Alaska Native

5185

- Asian

182805

- Black

141885

- Hispanic/Latino

1265125

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

14322

- White

374999

- Other

313237

- Under Investigation

523045

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

- Hospitalized (Ever)***

139,100

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

- American Indian/Alaska Native

73

- Asian

3809

- Black

2822

- Hispanic/Latino

15624

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

111

- White

7611

- Other

305

- Under Investigation

89

CITY / COMMUNITY**

Cases

Case Rate

City of Agoura Hills

4600

22027

City of Alhambra

18214

21002

City of Arcadia

8876

15369

City of Artesia

4382

26091

City of Avalon

64

1654

City of Azusa

14155

28287

City of Baldwin Park

23515

30631

City of Bell

14242

39200

City of Bell Gardens

14387

33403

City of Bellflower

24095

30996

City of Beverly Hills

9087

26324

City of Bradbury

67

6268

City of Burbank

24256

22631

City of Calabasas

4384

18024

City of Carson

26895

28659

City of Cerritos

9093

18162

City of Claremont

7535

20653

City of Commerce*

4636

35473

City of Compton

33746

33778

City of Covina

15196

30992

City of Cudahy

10242

42067

City of Culver City

8281

20773

City of Diamond Bar

9832

17095

City of Downey

37109

32477

City of Duarte

5425

24641

City of El Monte

33895

28904

City of El Segundo

3130

18646

City of Gardena

17068

27839

City of Glendale

46722

22626

City of Glendora

12323

23355

City of Hawaiian Gardens

4269

29088

City of Hawthorne

23485

26451

City of Hermosa Beach

3675

18683

City of Hidden Hills

295

15608

City of Huntington Park

22490

37808

City of Industry

415

94966

City of Inglewood

30459

26817

City of Irwindale

549

37629

City of La Canada Flintridge

3303

15962

City of La Habra Heights

169

3098

City of La Mirada

10960

22097

City of La Puente

13023

32000

City of La Verne

7362

22120

City of Lakewood

20069

24973

City of Lancaster*

52158

32282

City of Lawndale

8446

25126

City of Lomita

4587

22128

City of Lynwood*

25268

35072

City of Malibu

2327

17954

City of Manhattan Beach

5621

15614

City of Maywood

10782

38440

City of Monrovia

8712

22454

City of Montebello

19809

30771

City of Monterey Park

12418

19945

City of Norwalk

34090

31676

City of Palmdale

54345

34186

City of Palos Verdes Estates

1688

12483

City of Paramount

19311

34470

City of Pico Rivera

21616

33626

City of Pomona

53282

34170

City of Rancho Palos Verdes

5444

12735

City of Redondo Beach

11269

16404

City of Rolling Hills

210

10825

City of Rolling Hills Estates

1099

13546

City of Rosemead

11339

20486

City of San Dimas*

8488

24591

City of San Fernando

10750

43678

City of San Gabriel

8074

19715

City of San Marino

1636

12322

City of Santa Clarita

57039

25877

City of Santa Fe Springs

6523

35521

City of Santa Monica

19474

21065

City of Sierra Madre

1656

15070

City of Signal Hill

3010

25515

City of South El Monte

6703

32095

City of South Gate

39329

40068

City of South Pasadena

4515

17330

City of Temple City

6754

18527

City of Torrance

24820

16628

City of Vernon

319

152632

City of Walnut

5259

17225

City of West Covina

30621

28291

City of West Hollywood

8796

23804

City of Westlake Village

302

3612

City of Whittier

24635

28176

Los Angeles

1233732

30503

Los Angeles - Adams-Normandie

2686

32748

Los Angeles - Alsace

3691

29658

Los Angeles - Angeles National Forest

6

15000

Los Angeles - Angelino Heights

674

26938

Los Angeles - Arleta

14000

40733

Los Angeles - Atwater Village

3813

25999

Los Angeles - Baldwin Hills

7921

25449

Los Angeles - Bel Air

1727

20489

Los Angeles - Beverly Crest

2623

20942

Los Angeles - Beverlywood

3301

25059

Los Angeles - Boyle Heights*

34044

39183

Los Angeles - Brentwood

6404

20688

Los Angeles - Brookside

114

19621

Los Angeles - Cadillac-Corning

1942

27271

Los Angeles - Canoga Park

20911

32028

Los Angeles - Carthay

3219

22412

Los Angeles - Central

15106

38741

Los Angeles - Century City

2675

20912

Los Angeles - Century Palms/Cove

13725

40647

Los Angeles - Chatsworth

9995

26969

Los Angeles - Cheviot Hills

1915

20881

Los Angeles - Chinatown

2101

26194

Los Angeles - Cloverdale/Cochran

4244

29162

Los Angeles - Country Club Park

3856

25447

Los Angeles - Crenshaw District

4178

30212

Los Angeles - Crestview

3064

26953

Los Angeles - Del Rey

6521

21783

Los Angeles - Downtown*

12684

46112

Los Angeles - Eagle Rock

10104

25522

Los Angeles - East Hollywood

7683

26233

Los Angeles - Echo Park

3601

25260

Los Angeles - El Sereno

13816

33046

Los Angeles - Elysian Park

1460

25560

Los Angeles - Elysian Valley

2882

28335

Los Angeles - Encino

11330

25082

Los Angeles - Exposition

1019

30637

Los Angeles - Exposition Park

15019

33437

Los Angeles - Faircrest Heights

954

26500

Los Angeles - Figueroa Park Square

3108

35638

Los Angeles - Florence-Firestone

19841

41819

Los Angeles - Glassell Park

8524

26971

Los Angeles - Gramercy Place

3306

30713

Los Angeles - Granada Hills

16936

29104

Los Angeles - Green Meadows

8716

40530

Los Angeles - Hancock Park

3700

21715

Los Angeles - Harbor City

7392

25428

Los Angeles - Harbor Gateway

12645

29002

Los Angeles - Harbor Pines

476

19759

Los Angeles - Harvard Heights

5318

29487

Los Angeles - Harvard Park

15332

40417

Los Angeles - Highland Park

13679

28268

Los Angeles - Historic Filipinotown

4451

32091

Los Angeles - Hollywood

17162

25144

Los Angeles - Hollywood Hills

5850

19875

Los Angeles - Hyde Park

9579

33562

Los Angeles - Jefferson Park

2616

32404

Los Angeles - Koreatown

13531

26176

Los Angeles - Lafayette Square

1307

28669

Los Angeles - Lake Balboa

12869

30491

Los Angeles - Lakeview Terrace

4752

36184

Los Angeles - Leimert Park

4494

29498

Los Angeles - Lincoln Heights

10486

32169

Los Angeles - Little Armenia

2520

31402

Los Angeles - Little Bangladesh

7157

25251

Los Angeles - Little Tokyo

1145

36546

Los Angeles - Longwood

1397

32458

Los Angeles - Los Feliz

4319

19988

Los Angeles - Manchester Square

2505

29346

Los Angeles - Mandeville Canyon

594

19014

Los Angeles - Mar Vista

8116

19110

Los Angeles - Marina Peninsula

755

17317

Los Angeles - Melrose

21296

27409

Los Angeles - Mid-city

3685

24518

Los Angeles - Miracle Mile

3799

21123

Los Angeles - Mission Hills

9764

40474

Los Angeles - Mt. Washington

6682

27674

Los Angeles - North Hills

20757

33710

Los Angeles - North Hollywood

48267

31876

Los Angeles - Northridge

20210

28955

Los Angeles - Pacific Palisades

3851

18087

Los Angeles - Pacoima

32817

42631

Los Angeles - Palisades Highlands

726

18877

Los Angeles - Palms

8883

20245

Los Angeles - Panorama City

27839

36995

Los Angeles - Park La Brea

2474

18218

Los Angeles - Pico-Union

14177

33882

Los Angeles - Playa Del Rey

455

14237

Los Angeles - Playa Vista

2576

23532

Los Angeles - Porter Ranch

7955

22353

Los Angeles - Rancho Park

1641

25015

Los Angeles - Regent Square

689

24784

Los Angeles - Reseda

25659

33490

Los Angeles - Reseda Ranch

1473

31773

Los Angeles - Reynier Village

937

22162

Los Angeles - San Pedro*

20654

26467

Los Angeles - Shadow Hills

1027

23120

Los Angeles - Sherman Oaks

20767

23801

Los Angeles - Silverlake

10505

23830

Los Angeles - South Carthay

2474

23351

Los Angeles - South Park

15111

39807

Los Angeles - St Elmo Village

1579

34446

Los Angeles - Studio City

5188

23119

Los Angeles - Sun Valley

19343

36856

Los Angeles - Sunland

5346

26196

Los Angeles - Sycamore Square

136

21020

Los Angeles - Sylmar*

34742

42164

Los Angeles - Tarzana

8171

26464

Los Angeles - Temple-Beaudry

11491

29104

Los Angeles - Thai Town

2340

23856

Los Angeles - Toluca Lake

1869

21473

Los Angeles - Toluca Terrace

372

28484

Los Angeles - Toluca Woods

367

19752

Los Angeles - Tujunga

7051

25354

Los Angeles - University Hills

744

21697

Los Angeles - University Park

9721

35406

Los Angeles - Valley Glen

9143

30460

Los Angeles - Valley Village

6486

26238

Los Angeles - Van Nuys*

31385

33677

Los Angeles - Venice

7247

21387

Los Angeles - Vermont Knolls

6303

36645

Los Angeles - Vermont Square

3205

41857

Los Angeles - Vermont Vista

15846

38474

Los Angeles - Vernon Central

22101

42504

Los Angeles - Victoria Park

2376

28289

Los Angeles - View Heights

804

21765

Los Angeles - Watts

16600

38900

Los Angeles - Wellington Square

1480

30112

Los Angeles - West Adams

9058

32783

Los Angeles - West Hills

9472

23362

Los Angeles - West Los Angeles

8460

22478

Los Angeles - West Vernon

20930

39016

Los Angeles - Westchester

9904

19193

Los Angeles - Westlake

17606

29662

Los Angeles - Westwood

12238

22617

Los Angeles - Wholesale District*

16749

46359

Los Angeles - Wilmington

19886

35205

Los Angeles - Wilshire Center

13561

27030

Los Angeles - Winnetka

15989

30875

Los Angeles - Woodland Hills

15791

23203

Unincorporated - Acton

1570

19696

Unincorporated - Agua Dulce

805

19360

Unincorporated - Altadena

8875

20346

Unincorporated - Anaverde

334

22149

Unincorporated - Angeles National Forest

76

6104

Unincorporated - Arcadia

1543

19333

Unincorporated - Athens-Westmont

14657

34534

Unincorporated - Athens Village

2348

47948

Unincorporated - Avocado Heights

2284

33712

Unincorporated - Azusa

5068

31828

Unincorporated - Bassett

4925

33239

Unincorporated - Bouquet Canyon

156

14539

Unincorporated - Bradbury

72

66667

Unincorporated - Canyon Country

2751

35598

Unincorporated - Castaic*

7993

29396

Unincorporated - Cerritos

148

25213

Unincorporated - Charter Oak

2

10000

Unincorporated - Claremont

104

14815

Unincorporated - Covina

4979

29603

Unincorporated - Covina (Charter Oak)

3737

28431

Unincorporated - Del Aire

956

21762

Unincorporated - Del Rey

101

31761

Unincorporated - Del Sur

563

23313

Unincorporated - Desert View Highlands

763

30606

Unincorporated - Duarte

1552

35050

Unincorporated - East Covina

76

23100

Unincorporated - East La Mirada

1253

23677

Unincorporated - East Lancaster

43

37719

Unincorporated - East Los Angeles

49150

39236

Unincorporated - East Pasadena

335

5232

Unincorporated - East Rancho Dominguez

5155

33675

Unincorporated - East Whittier

1127

21240

Unincorporated - El Camino Village

1943

22102

Unincorporated - El Monte

51

35172

Unincorporated - Elizabeth Lake

215

12944

Unincorporated - Florence-Firestone

26790

41403

Unincorporated - Franklin Canyon

1

8333

Unincorporated - Glendora

169

25606

Unincorporated - Hacienda Heights

12352

22086

Unincorporated - Harbor Gateway

4

400000

Unincorporated - Hawthorne

619

24622

Unincorporated - Hi Vista

138

12568

Unincorporated - Kagel/Lopez Canyons

548

38810

Unincorporated - La Crescenta-Montrose

3121

15762

Unincorporated - La Habra Heights

17

2515

Unincorporated - La Rambla

622

29976

Unincorporated - La Verne*

530

25980

Unincorporated - Ladera Heights

1396

19743

Unincorporated - Lake Hughes

154

23054

Unincorporated - Lake Los Angeles

3491

26866

Unincorporated - Lake Manor

364

22155

Unincorporated - Lakewood

1

877

Unincorporated - Lennox

6547

29044

Unincorporated - Leona Valley

266

15191

Unincorporated - Littlerock

1218

30291

Unincorporated - Littlerock/Juniper Hills

282

21742

Unincorporated - Littlerock/Pearblossom

1061

29728

Unincorporated - Llano

103

11745

Unincorporated - Marina del Rey

1860

19764

Unincorporated - Miracle Mile

0

0

Unincorporated - Monrovia

912

23499

Unincorporated - Newhall

88

40000

Unincorporated - North Lancaster

346

28881

Unincorporated - North Whittier

2492

29809

Unincorporated - Northeast San Gabriel

4364

18156

Unincorporated - Padua Hills

28

13023

Unincorporated - Palmdale

218

25891

Unincorporated - Palos Verdes Peninsula

72

11594

Unincorporated - Pearblossom/Llano

330

16871

Unincorporated - Pellissier Village

308

49758

Unincorporated - Placerita Canyon

15

3261

Unincorporated - Pomona

145

7482

Unincorporated - Quartz Hill

3196

24764

Unincorporated - Rancho Dominguez

968

36377

Unincorporated - Roosevelt

224

24060

Unincorporated - Rosewood

401

31182

Unincorporated - Rosewood/East Gardena

426

35708

Unincorporated - Rosewood/West Rancho Dominguez

1111

33056

Unincorporated - Rowland Heights

9300

18227

Unincorporated - San Clemente Island

0

0

Unincorporated - San Francisquito Canyon/Bouquet Canyon

36

4196

Unincorporated - San Jose Hills

6546

32372

Unincorporated - San Pasqual

67

3292

Unincorporated - Sand Canyon

49

15909

Unincorporated - Santa Catalina Island

654

244944

Unincorporated - Santa Monica Mountains*

3043

16342

Unincorporated - Saugus

338

218065

Unincorporated - Saugus/Canyon Country

96

26966

Unincorporated - South Antelope Valley

94

20659

Unincorporated - South El Monte

632

35209

Unincorporated - South San Gabriel

2116

23915

Unincorporated - South Whittier

17659

29818

Unincorporated - Southeast Antelope Valley

191

24456

Unincorporated - Stevenson Ranch

4445

21201

Unincorporated - Sun Village

1841

30500

Unincorporated - Sunrise Village

426

32870

Unincorporated - Twin Lakes/Oat Mountain

330

19903

Unincorporated - Val Verde

883

26685

Unincorporated - Valencia

733

23861

Unincorporated - Valinda

7686

32887

Unincorporated - View Park/Windsor Hills

2691

23128

Unincorporated - Walnut Park

6265

38809

Unincorporated - West Antelope Valley

137

9067

Unincorporated - West Carson

5887

26655

Unincorporated - West Chatsworth

4

33333

Unincorporated - West LA

612

64286

Unincorporated - West Puente Valley

3301

33564

Unincorporated - West Rancho Dominguez

400

29433

Unincorporated - West Whittier/Los Nietos

8501

31573

Unincorporated - Westfield/Academy Hills

179

13769

Unincorporated - Westhills

136

16210

Unincorporated - White Fence Farms

741

20119

Unincorporated - Whittier

772

20402

Unincorporated - Whittier Narrows

65

541667

Unincorporated - Willowbrook

14001

40103

Unincorporated - Wiseburn

1502

24921

- Under Investigation

68921

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