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For Immediate Release:

June 13, 2022

Highly Infectious Omicron Variants Fueling Recent Increases in COVID-19 Cases - 12,966 New Positive Cases and 17 New Deaths Due to COVID-19 in Los Angeles County Since Saturday

Increases in new Omicron variants continue to fuel high transmission in LA County, with cases and hospitalizations currently much higher than they were at this time last year, showing just how infectious the current Omicron variants and sub-lineages are.

For specimens collected for the week ending May 21, 98% of specimens continue to be BA.2 and its sublineages. However, the proportion of the BA.2 Omicron variant itself, excluding its sublineages, appears to be plateauing, and continues to account for about half of the specimens sequenced in the County. The BA.2.3 Omicron sublineage has decreased, accounting for only about 3% of specimens in the most recent week. In contrast, BA.2.12.1 sublineage accounted for 42% of positive sequenced specimens, a small increase from the previous week. Nationally, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) predicts that BA.2.12.1 will account for 62% of specimens collected the week ending June 4.

The BA.4 and BA.5 subvariants continue to remain rare in LA County, but a few cases are being detected every week. To date we have detected a total of 49 positive, sequenced specimens of these two subvariants - 27 of BA.4 and 22 of BA.5. The CDC estimated that, across the country, these two variants combined may have increased from about 1% to 13% of specimens collected in the past month. This suggests they may have the ability to outcompete other circulating variants. There is also concern that they may be able to cause re-infections in people who have already been infected by other Omicron subvariants.

The average number of daily new cases reported over the last seven days increased to 4,847 from one month ago when the average number of cases reported was 2,793 - an increase of 74%. The current high case numbers are also in stark contrast to the average number of cases last year, nearly 25 times higher in fact, as there were only 190 average daily new cases in the middle of June 2021.

The current seven-day average test positivity rate, at almost 5%, continues to be higher than it was a month ago when the seven-day average test positivity rate was 2.7%.

The highly infectious variants and sub-lineages fueling the recent higher case numbers have translated to more than double the number of people severely ill and needing to be hospitalized than a month ago.

Over the last seven days, the average number of COVID-positive patients per day in LA County hospitals was 580, an increase of 124% from one month ago when the average number of COVID-positive patients per day was 259.

Deaths, which typically lag hospitalizations by several weeks, while still low, are beginning to slightly increase at an average of seven deaths reported per day this past week. One month ago, on May 13, there was an average of four deaths reported for the previous seven days.

“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. “The highly infectious Omicron variants are providing uncertainty about the trajectory of this recent surge in cases. At this time last year, we benefitted from a much lower rate of transmission associated with a more stable virus. The concern with the rapidity of emerging highly infectious variants is that for each new variant, we need to reassess how much the new strain evades vaccine protection, causes severe illness, and avoids detection with current tests. And to be dominant, the new strains are likely to be even more infectious than the previous strains. Until we have a more precise understanding of how the new viral strains interact with us and our community, we need to remain vigilant and cautious. This includes layering protections to keep those most vulnerable as safe as possible, including wearing masks indoors, getting tested before gathering or attending events, and staying home if you are sick.”

Today, Public Health reported 17 additional deaths and 6,385 new positive cases for Saturday, 3,583 new cases for Sunday, and 2,998 new cases for Monday. The lower number of cases and deaths are likely to reflect reporting delays over the weekend. Of the 17 new deaths reported today, one person was between the ages of 30-49, two people were between the ages of 50-64, five people were between the ages of 65-79, and eight people were aged 80 years or older. For information on the one death reported by the City of Long Beach, visit longbeach.gov. Of the 17 newly reported deaths, 14 had underlying health conditions. To date, the total number of deaths in L.A. County is 32,218.

Public Health has reported a total of 3,038,588 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of L.A. County. Today’s positivity rate is 4.8%.

There are 593 people with COVID-19 currently hospitalized. Testing results are available for more than 12,088,466 individuals, with 23% 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:

Total Cases

Laboratory Confirmed Cases

3,038,588

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

2,876,079

-- Long Beach

131,612

-- Pasadena

30,897

Deaths

32,218

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

30,522

-- Long Beach

1,281

-- Pasadena

415

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

- 0 to 4

88174

- 5 to 11

255652

- 12 to 17

250680

- 18 to 29

638713

- 30 to 49

918717

- 50 to 64

475474

- 65 to 79

186444

- over 80

60112

- Under Investigation

2113

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

- Female

1467209

- Male

1329202

- Other

1298

- Under Investigation

78370

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

- American Indian/Alaska Native

5292

- Asian

189744

- Black

144679

- Hispanic/Latino

1283020

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

14609

- White

385020

- Other

319821

- Under Investigation

533894

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

- Hospitalized (Ever)***

140,229

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

- American Indian/Alaska Native

73

- Asian

3822

- Black

2832

- Hispanic/Latino

15645

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

112

- White

7647

- Other

302

- Under Investigation

89

CITY / COMMUNITY**

Cases

Case Rate

City of Agoura Hills

4876

23349

City of Alhambra

18715

21580

City of Arcadia

9233

15987

City of Artesia

4472

26627

City of Avalon

64

1654

City of Azusa

14384

28745

City of Baldwin Park

23859

31079

City of Bell

14428

39712

City of Bell Gardens

14540

33758

City of Bellflower

24475

31485

City of Beverly Hills

9317

26990

City of Bradbury

67

6268

City of Burbank

24940

23269

City of Calabasas

4530

18624

City of Carson

27592

29401

City of Cerritos

9451

18877

City of Claremont

7691

21080

City of Commerce*

4685

35848

City of Compton

34130

34163

City of Covina

15435

31479

City of Cudahy

10368

42584

City of Culver City

8571

21500

City of Diamond Bar

10157

17660

City of Downey

37718

33010

City of Duarte

5553

25223

City of El Monte

34352

29293

City of El Segundo

3245

19332

City of Gardena

17477

28506

City of Glendale

47724

23112

City of Glendora

12582

23846

City of Hawaiian Gardens

4315

29402

City of Hawthorne

23869

26883

City of Hermosa Beach

3785

19243

City of Hidden Hills

309

16349

City of Huntington Park

22768

38276

City of Industry

423

96796

City of Inglewood

30977

27273

City of Irwindale

557

38177

City of La Canada Flintridge

3409

16474

City of La Habra Heights

170

3116

City of La Mirada

11164

22509

City of La Puente

13201

32437

City of La Verne

7515

22580

City of Lakewood

20586

25617

City of Lancaster*

52841

32705

City of Lawndale

8587

25546

City of Lomita

4712

22731

City of Lynwood*

25595

35525

City of Malibu

2387

18417

City of Manhattan Beach

5821

16170

City of Maywood

10908

38889

City of Monrovia

8894

22923

City of Montebello

20152

31304

City of Monterey Park

12782

20529

City of Norwalk

34560

32112

City of Palmdale

54995

34595

City of Palos Verdes Estates

1734

12824

City of Paramount

19512

34829

City of Pico Rivera

22000

34223

City of Pomona

53893

34562

City of Rancho Palos Verdes

5656

13231

City of Redondo Beach

11693

17021

City of Rolling Hills

214

11031

City of Rolling Hills Estates

1126

13879

City of Rosemead

11650

21048

City of San Dimas*

8652

25067

City of San Fernando

10909

44324

City of San Gabriel

8317

20308

City of San Marino

1732

13045

City of Santa Clarita

58292

26445

City of Santa Fe Springs

6640

36158

City of Santa Monica

20170

21818

City of Sierra Madre

1715

15607

City of Signal Hill

3100

26278

City of South El Monte

6779

32459

City of South Gate

39915

40665

City of South Pasadena

4660

17887

City of Temple City

7003

19210

City of Torrance

25667

17195

City of Vernon

320

153110

City of Walnut

5444

17830

City of West Covina

31262

28883

City of West Hollywood

9026

24427

City of Westlake Village

314

3756

City of Whittier

25105

28714

Los Angeles

1258963

31127

Los Angeles - Adams-Normandie

2725

33224

Los Angeles - Alsace

3774

30325

Los Angeles - Angeles National Forest

6

15000

Los Angeles - Angelino Heights

685

27378

Los Angeles - Arleta

14253

41469

Los Angeles - Atwater Village

3919

26722

Los Angeles - Baldwin Hills

8085

25976

Los Angeles - Bel Air

1803

21390

Los Angeles - Beverly Crest

2711

21645

Los Angeles - Beverlywood

3396

25780

Los Angeles - Boyle Heights*

34502

39710

Los Angeles - Brentwood

6655

21499

Los Angeles - Brookside

117

20138

Los Angeles - Cadillac-Corning

1991

27960

Los Angeles - Canoga Park

21293

32613

Los Angeles - Carthay

3334

23212

Los Angeles - Central

15284

39198

Los Angeles - Century City

2793

21834

Los Angeles - Century Palms/Cove

13900

41166

Los Angeles - Chatsworth

10237

27622

Los Angeles - Cheviot Hills

1978

21568

Los Angeles - Chinatown

2168

27029

Los Angeles - Cloverdale/Cochran

4331

29760

Los Angeles - Country Club Park

3947

26048

Los Angeles - Crenshaw District

4285

30986

Los Angeles - Crestview

3146

27674

Los Angeles - Del Rey

6719

22445

Los Angeles - Downtown*

12950

47079

Los Angeles - Eagle Rock

10455

26409

Los Angeles - East Hollywood

7819

26698

Los Angeles - Echo Park

3686

25856

Los Angeles - El Sereno

14084

33687

Los Angeles - Elysian Park

1484

25980

Los Angeles - Elysian Valley

2952

29024

Los Angeles - Encino

11719

25943

Los Angeles - Exposition

1045

31419

Los Angeles - Exposition Park

15242

33934

Los Angeles - Faircrest Heights

987

27417

Los Angeles - Figueroa Park Square

3154

36166

Los Angeles - Florence-Firestone

20068

42297

Los Angeles - Glassell Park

8771

27753

Los Angeles - Gramercy Place

3363

31243

Los Angeles - Granada Hills

17382

29871

Los Angeles - Green Meadows

8827

41046

Los Angeles - Hancock Park

3808

22349

Los Angeles - Harbor City

7549

25968

Los Angeles - Harbor Gateway

12919

29631

Los Angeles - Harbor Pines

488

20257

Los Angeles - Harvard Heights

5388

29875

Los Angeles - Harvard Park

15508

40880

Los Angeles - Highland Park

13987

28904

Los Angeles - Historic Filipinotown

4533

32682

Los Angeles - Hollywood

17620

25815

Los Angeles - Hollywood Hills

6024

20466

Los Angeles - Hyde Park

9736

34112

Los Angeles - Jefferson Park

2667

33036

Los Angeles - Koreatown

13762

26623

Los Angeles - Lafayette Square

1343

29458

Los Angeles - Lake Balboa

13156

31171

Los Angeles - Lakeview Terrace

4831

36785

Los Angeles - Leimert Park

4608

30246

Los Angeles - Lincoln Heights

10695

32810

Los Angeles - Little Armenia

2556

31850

Los Angeles - Little Bangladesh

7313

25802

Los Angeles - Little Tokyo

1172

37408

Los Angeles - Longwood

1427

33155

Los Angeles - Los Feliz

4468

20678

Los Angeles - Manchester Square

2564

30037

Los Angeles - Mandeville Canyon

625

20006

Los Angeles - Mar Vista

8427

19842

Los Angeles - Marina Peninsula

774

17752

Los Angeles - Melrose

21761

28008

Los Angeles - Mid-city

3779

25143

Los Angeles - Miracle Mile

3898

21674

Los Angeles - Mission Hills

9905

41059

Los Angeles - Mt. Washington

6834

28304

Los Angeles - North Hills

21097

34262

Los Angeles - North Hollywood

49216

32503

Los Angeles - Northridge

20693

29647

Los Angeles - Pacific Palisades

4002

18797

Los Angeles - Pacoima

33279

43231

Los Angeles - Palisades Highlands

754

19605

Los Angeles - Palms

9205

20979

Los Angeles - Panorama City

28250

37542

Los Angeles - Park La Brea

2531

18638

Los Angeles - Pico-Union

14315

34212

Los Angeles - Playa Del Rey

471

14737

Los Angeles - Playa Vista

2674

24427

Los Angeles - Porter Ranch

8232

23131

Los Angeles - Rancho Park

1715

26143

Los Angeles - Regent Square

711

25576

Los Angeles - Reseda

26121

34093

Los Angeles - Reseda Ranch

1495

32248

Los Angeles - Reynier Village

964

22800

Los Angeles - San Pedro*

21220

27192

Los Angeles - Shadow Hills

1049

23615

Los Angeles - Sherman Oaks

21426

24556

Los Angeles - Silverlake

10792

24481

Los Angeles - South Carthay

2538

23955

Los Angeles - South Park

15250

40173

Los Angeles - St Elmo Village

1594

34773

Los Angeles - Studio City

5368

23922

Los Angeles - Sun Valley

19602

37349

Los Angeles - Sunland

5462

26764

Los Angeles - Sycamore Square

138

21329

Los Angeles - Sylmar*

35358

42911

Los Angeles - Tarzana

8346

27031

Los Angeles - Temple-Beaudry

11697

29626

Los Angeles - Thai Town

2388

24345

Los Angeles - Toluca Lake

1946

22358

Los Angeles - Toluca Terrace

380

29096

Los Angeles - Toluca Woods

387

20829

Los Angeles - Tujunga

7187

25843

Los Angeles - University Hills

757

22076

Los Angeles - University Park

9843

35850

Los Angeles - Valley Glen

9341

31120

Los Angeles - Valley Village

6667

26970

Los Angeles - Van Nuys*

31827

34151

Los Angeles - Venice

7440

21957

Los Angeles - Vermont Knolls

6398

37198

Los Angeles - Vermont Square

3241

42327

Los Angeles - Vermont Vista

16016

38887

Los Angeles - Vernon Central

22310

42905

Los Angeles - Victoria Park

2399

28563

Los Angeles - View Heights

825

22334

Los Angeles - Watts

16735

39216

Los Angeles - Wellington Square

1516

30844

Los Angeles - West Adams

9215

33351

Los Angeles - West Hills

9737

24015

Los Angeles - West Los Angeles

8773

23310

Los Angeles - West Vernon

21234

39583

Los Angeles - Westchester

10241

19846

Los Angeles - Westlake

17794

29979

Los Angeles - Westwood

12932

23900

Los Angeles - Wholesale District*

17013

47090

Los Angeles - Wilmington

20273

35890

Los Angeles - Wilshire Center

13803

27512

Los Angeles - Winnetka

16304

31483

Los Angeles - Woodland Hills

16300

23951

Unincorporated - Acton

1612

20223

Unincorporated - Agua Dulce

826

19865

Unincorporated - Altadena

9085

20828

Unincorporated - Anaverde

338

22414

Unincorporated - Angeles National Forest

78

6265

Unincorporated - Arcadia

1583

19835

Unincorporated - Athens-Westmont

14852

34994

Unincorporated - Athens Village

2382

48642

Unincorporated - Avocado Heights

2312

34125

Unincorporated - Azusa

5130

32218

Unincorporated - Bassett

4985

33644

Unincorporated - Bouquet Canyon

157

14632

Unincorporated - Bradbury

73

67593

Unincorporated - Canyon Country

2835

36685

Unincorporated - Castaic*

8133

29911

Unincorporated - Cerritos

149

25383

Unincorporated - Charter Oak

2

10000

Unincorporated - Claremont

106

15100

Unincorporated - Covina

5052

30037

Unincorporated - Covina (Charter Oak)

3822

29078

Unincorporated - Del Aire

974

22172

Unincorporated - Del Rey

104

32704

Unincorporated - Del Sur

572

23685

Unincorporated - Desert View Highlands

780

31288

Unincorporated - Duarte

1571

35479

Unincorporated - East Covina

77

23404

Unincorporated - East La Mirada

1294

24452

Unincorporated - East Lancaster

44

38596

Unincorporated - East Los Angeles

49823

39773

Unincorporated - East Pasadena

338

5279

Unincorporated - East Rancho Dominguez

5197

33950

Unincorporated - East Whittier

1155

21768

Unincorporated - El Camino Village

1984

22569

Unincorporated - El Monte

54

37241

Unincorporated - Elizabeth Lake

220

13245

Unincorporated - Florence-Firestone

27048

41802

Unincorporated - Franklin Canyon

1

8333

Unincorporated - Glendora

173

26212

Unincorporated - Hacienda Heights

12636

22594

Unincorporated - Harbor Gateway

5

500000

Unincorporated - Hawthorne

629

25020

Unincorporated - Hi Vista

138

12568

Unincorporated - Kagel/Lopez Canyons

557

39448

Unincorporated - La Crescenta-Montrose

3214

16232

Unincorporated - La Habra Heights

17

2515

Unincorporated - La Rambla

634

30554

Unincorporated - La Verne*

538

26373

Unincorporated - Ladera Heights

1447

20464

Unincorporated - Lake Hughes

164

24551

Unincorporated - Lake Los Angeles

3513

27036

Unincorporated - Lake Manor

372

22642

Unincorporated - Lakewood

1

877

Unincorporated - Lennox

6623

29381

Unincorporated - Leona Valley

273

15591

Unincorporated - Littlerock

1227

30515

Unincorporated - Littlerock/Juniper Hills

284

21897

Unincorporated - Littlerock/Pearblossom

1083

30345

Unincorporated - Llano

105

11973

Unincorporated - Marina del Rey

1908

20274

Unincorporated - Miracle Mile

0

0

Unincorporated - Monrovia

930

23963

Unincorporated - Newhall

89

40455

Unincorporated - North Lancaster

351

29299

Unincorporated - North Whittier

2530

30263

Unincorporated - Northeast San Gabriel

4533

18859

Unincorporated - Padua Hills

28

13023

Unincorporated - Palmdale

219

26010

Unincorporated - Palos Verdes Peninsula

74

11916

Unincorporated - Pearblossom/Llano

335

17127

Unincorporated - Pellissier Village

316

51050

Unincorporated - Placerita Canyon

16

3478

Unincorporated - Pomona

148

7637

Unincorporated - Quartz Hill

3267

25314

Unincorporated - Rancho Dominguez

987

37091

Unincorporated - Roosevelt

227

24382

Unincorporated - Rosewood

402

31260

Unincorporated - Rosewood/East Gardena

428

35876

Unincorporated - Rosewood/West Rancho Dominguez

1127

33532

Unincorporated - Rowland Heights

9568

18753

Unincorporated - San Clemente Island

0

0

Unincorporated - San Francisquito Canyon/Bouquet Canyon

36

4196

Unincorporated - San Jose Hills

6626

32768

Unincorporated - San Pasqual

70

3440

Unincorporated - Sand Canyon

50

16234

Unincorporated - Santa Catalina Island

667

249813

Unincorporated - Santa Monica Mountains*

3132

16820

Unincorporated - Saugus

344

221935

Unincorporated - Saugus/Canyon Country

98

27528

Unincorporated - South Antelope Valley

95

20879

Unincorporated - South El Monte

641

35710

Unincorporated - South San Gabriel

2188

24729

Unincorporated - South Whittier

17888

30205

Unincorporated - Southeast Antelope Valley

201

25736

Unincorporated - Stevenson Ranch

4588

21883

Unincorporated - Sun Village

1861

30832

Unincorporated - Sunrise Village

430

33179

Unincorporated - Twin Lakes/Oat Mountain

345

20808

Unincorporated - Val Verde

892

26957

Unincorporated - Valencia

754

24544

Unincorporated - Valinda

7803

33388

Unincorporated - View Park/Windsor Hills

2797

24040

Unincorporated - Walnut Park

6344

39299

Unincorporated - West Antelope Valley

140

9265

Unincorporated - West Carson

6064

27456

Unincorporated - West Chatsworth

4

33333

Unincorporated - West LA

620

65126

Unincorporated - West Puente Valley

3352

34082

Unincorporated - West Rancho Dominguez

406

29875

Unincorporated - West Whittier/Los Nietos

8612

31985

Unincorporated - Westfield/Academy Hills

187

14385

Unincorporated - Westhills

142

16925

Unincorporated - White Fence Farms

759

20608

Unincorporated - Whittier

784

20719

Unincorporated - Whittier Narrows

65

541667

Unincorporated - Willowbrook

14147

40521

Unincorporated - Wiseburn

1536

25485

- Under Investigation

70197

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