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For Immediate Release:

June 28, 2022

With Cases Remaining High, Public Health Encourages Safety Precautions Over Fourth of July Weekend - 3,671 New Positive Cases and 9 New Deaths Due to COVID-19 in Los Angeles County

With cases remaining high, and hospitalizations and the test positivity rate increasing over the past two weeks, Public Health encourages residents and businesses to use critical safety precautions in order to slow potential spread at Fourth of July weekend gatherings, which have an increased risk due to the highly infectious variants in LA County.

Omicron continues to be the dominant variant, accounting for 100% of the sequenced specimens this week and in recent past weeks. To date, we have detected a total of 167 positive, sequenced specimens of these two subvariants – 86 of BA.4 and 81 of BA.5. For the week ending June 4, these two subvariants combined accounted for 9.1 % of positive specimens, an increase over the 6.5% from the week prior, and 4.6% from the week before that.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that across the country, for the week of June 18, the BA.4 and BA.5 subvariants of Omicron combined accounted for just under 35% of specimens, a large increase from under 5% from a month ago. BA.4 and BA.5 continue to appear to be able to outcompete the BA.2 subvariant and its sublineages.

These BA.4 and BA.5 subvariants of Omicron are of special concern because of their apparent ability to cause re-infections in people who were infected with other Omicron subvariants.

The number of daily new cases remains high but has stabilized. Over the last seven days, the average number of daily new cases reported was 4,960, a small increase from two weeks ago when the average number of daily new cases reported was 4,788. Additionally, the 7-day average daily case rate has also stabilized over the last two weeks with 48 new cases per 100,000 people.

Despite these metrics stabilizing, the test positivity rate has now increased to 12.2%, nearly double from two weeks ago when the test positivity rate was 6.5%. This increase likely reflects the decrease in the volume of routine screening testing now that the school year has ended, meaning that a greater proportion of testing is among individuals with symptoms and/or exposures.

After weeks of high case numbers fueled by the highly infectious variants and sublineages, the number of people severely ill and needing to be hospitalized is increasing. Over the last seven days, the average number of COVID-positive patients per day in LA County hospitals was 741, a 27% increase from two weeks ago when the average number of COVID-positive patients per day was 583.

Deaths, which typically lag hospitalizations by several weeks are remaining low and stable with an average of eight deaths reported per day this past week.

“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 many residents are making plans to enjoy travel and celebrations for the long Fourth of July weekend, there are several sensible safety measures we can take to enjoy this holiday. One of the most important steps we can take to slow the spread of the disease is to make sure the entire household is vaccinated or boosted, if eligible, including the youngest children who can now get the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccine if they are at least 6 months old. Residents can also reduce the chance of getting or spreading COVID-19 by wearing a mask and doing an at-home test before indoor gatherings and events. If someone does test positive or feel sick, they should stay away from others to prevent infecting others. As we celebrate this weekend, let’s make an effort to take actions that protect our friends, family members, and co-workers who may be at elevated risk.”

Today, Public Health reported nine additional deaths and 3,671 new positive cases. Of the nine new deaths reported today, one person was between the ages of 30-49, one person was between the ages of 50-64, two people were between the ages of 65-79, and four 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 nine newly reported deaths, seven had underlying health conditions. To date, the total number of deaths in L.A. County is 32,316.

Public Health has reported a total of 3,105,867 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of L.A. County. Today’s positivity rate is 12.2%.

There are 807 people with COVID-19 currently hospitalized. Testing results are available for more than 12,167,390 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:

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Total Cases

Laboratory Confirmed Cases

3,105,867

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

2,938,770

-- Long Beach

135,206

-- Pasadena

31,891

Deaths

32,316

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

30,610

-- Long Beach

1,287

-- Pasadena

419

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

- 0 to 4

90519

- 5 to 11

258750

- 12 to 17

253569

- 18 to 29

651509

- 30 to 49

940826

- 50 to 64

487671

- 65 to 79

192023

- over 80

61755

- Under Investigation

2148

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

- Female

1500999

- Male

1356794

- Other

1339

- Under Investigation

79638

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

- American Indian/Alaska Native

5434

- Asian

197227

- Black

148208

- Hispanic/Latino

1301714

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

14952

- White

395536

- Other

328275

- Under Investigation

547424

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

- Hospitalized (Ever)***

141,384

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

- American Indian/Alaska Native

72

- Asian

3832

- Black

2848

- Hispanic/Latino

15675

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

112

- White

7677

- Other

306

- Under Investigation

88

CITY / COMMUNITY**

Cases

Case Rate

City of Agoura Hills

5216

24977

City of Alhambra

19300

22255

City of Arcadia

9645

16700

City of Artesia

4637

27609

City of Avalon

64

1654

City of Azusa

14669

29315

City of Baldwin Park

24421

31811

City of Bell

14626

40257

City of Bell Gardens

14797

34355

City of Bellflower

25048

32222

City of Beverly Hills

9592

27787

City of Bradbury

67

6268

City of Burbank

25754

24029

City of Calabasas

4661

19163

City of Carson

28347

30206

City of Cerritos

9925

19823

City of Claremont

7872

21577

City of Commerce*

4786

36621

City of Compton

34623

34656

City of Covina

15772

32167

City of Cudahy

10521

43213

City of Culver City

8913

22358

City of Diamond Bar

10482

18225

City of Downey

38582

33766

City of Duarte

5707

25922

City of El Monte

35023

29866

City of El Segundo

3351

19963

City of Gardena

17912

29215

City of Glendale

48856

23660

City of Glendora

12842

24339

City of Hawaiian Gardens

4378

29831

City of Hawthorne

24445

27532

City of Hermosa Beach

3880

19725

City of Hidden Hills

321

16984

City of Huntington Park

23069

38782

City of Industry

433

99085

City of Inglewood

31608

27828

City of Irwindale

574

39342

City of La Canada Flintridge

3535

17083

City of La Habra Heights

171

3135

City of La Mirada

11457

23099

City of La Puente

13501

33174

City of La Verne

7710

23166

City of Lakewood

21267

26464

City of Lancaster*

53776

33283

City of Lawndale

8808

26203

City of Lomita

4864

23465

City of Lynwood*

26098

36224

City of Malibu

2451

18911

City of Manhattan Beach

6003

16675

City of Maywood

11052

39402

City of Monrovia

9200

23711

City of Montebello

20596

31994

City of Monterey Park

13215

21225

City of Norwalk

35315

32814

City of Palmdale

55973

35210

City of Palos Verdes Estates

1784

13193

City of Paramount

19822

35382

City of Pico Rivera

22485

34978

City of Pomona

54778

35130

City of Rancho Palos Verdes

5873

13739

City of Redondo Beach

12158

17698

City of Rolling Hills

223

11495

City of Rolling Hills Estates

1159

14286

City of Rosemead

12047

21765

City of San Dimas*

8896

25774

City of San Fernando

11041

44860

City of San Gabriel

8558

20897

City of San Marino

1815

13670

City of Santa Clarita

59811

27135

City of Santa Fe Springs

6767

36849

City of Santa Monica

20961

22674

City of Sierra Madre

1792

16307

City of Signal Hill

3194

27075

City of South El Monte

6914

33105

City of South Gate

40589

41352

City of South Pasadena

4885

18750

City of Temple City

7252

19893

City of Torrance

26594

17816

City of Vernon

323

154545

City of Walnut

5652

18512

City of West Covina

32049

29611

City of West Hollywood

9349

25301

City of Westlake Village

322

3852

City of Whittier

25721

29418

Los Angeles

1283860

31743

Los Angeles - Adams-Normandie

2769

33760

Los Angeles - Alsace

3866

31065

Los Angeles - Angeles National Forest

6

15000

Los Angeles - Angelino Heights

696

27818

Los Angeles - Arleta

14474

42112

Los Angeles - Atwater Village

4012

27356

Los Angeles - Baldwin Hills

8302

26673

Los Angeles - Bel Air

1868

22162

Los Angeles - Beverly Crest

2819

22507

Los Angeles - Beverlywood

3492

26509

Los Angeles - Boyle Heights*

34968

40247

Los Angeles - Brentwood

6909

22319

Los Angeles - Brookside

119

20482

Los Angeles - Cadillac-Corning

2033

28549

Los Angeles - Canoga Park

21615

33107

Los Angeles - Carthay

3470

24159

Los Angeles - Central

15416

39536

Los Angeles - Century City

2917

22803

Los Angeles - Century Palms/Cove

14049

41607

Los Angeles - Chatsworth

10459

28221

Los Angeles - Cheviot Hills

2029

22124

Los Angeles - Chinatown

2244

27977

Los Angeles - Cloverdale/Cochran

4398

30221

Los Angeles - Country Club Park

4019

26523

Los Angeles - Crenshaw District

4394

31774

Los Angeles - Crestview

3221

28334

Los Angeles - Del Rey

6909

23079

Los Angeles - Downtown*

13236

48119

Los Angeles - Eagle Rock

10829

27354

Los Angeles - East Hollywood

7957

27169

Los Angeles - Echo Park

3796

26627

Los Angeles - El Sereno

14355

34336

Los Angeles - Elysian Park

1518

26576

Los Angeles - Elysian Valley

3036

29850

Los Angeles - Encino

12150

26897

Los Angeles - Exposition

1070

32171

Los Angeles - Exposition Park

15436

34366

Los Angeles - Faircrest Heights

1010

28056

Los Angeles - Figueroa Park Square

3192

36601

Los Angeles - Florence-Firestone

20279

42742

Los Angeles - Glassell Park

8994

28458

Los Angeles - Gramercy Place

3422

31791

Los Angeles - Granada Hills

17773

30543

Los Angeles - Green Meadows

8901

41390

Los Angeles - Hancock Park

3893

22848

Los Angeles - Harbor City

7729

26588

Los Angeles - Harbor Gateway

13186

30243

Los Angeles - Harbor Pines

501

20797

Los Angeles - Harvard Heights

5444

30186

Los Angeles - Harvard Park

15712

41418

Los Angeles - Highland Park

14316

29584

Los Angeles - Historic Filipinotown

4612

33252

Los Angeles - Hollywood

18018

26398

Los Angeles - Hollywood Hills

6221

21135

Los Angeles - Hyde Park

9914

34736

Los Angeles - Jefferson Park

2719

33680

Los Angeles - Koreatown

13997

27077

Los Angeles - Lafayette Square

1381

30292

Los Angeles - Lake Balboa

13407

31766

Los Angeles - Lakeview Terrace

4923

37486

Los Angeles - Leimert Park

4705

30883

Los Angeles - Lincoln Heights

10883

33387

Los Angeles - Little Armenia

2587

32237

Los Angeles - Little Bangladesh

7440

26250

Los Angeles - Little Tokyo

1188

37919

Los Angeles - Longwood

1454

33783

Los Angeles - Los Feliz

4667

21598

Los Angeles - Manchester Square

2608

30553

Los Angeles - Mandeville Canyon

648

20743

Los Angeles - Mar Vista

8737

20572

Los Angeles - Marina Peninsula

796

18257

Los Angeles - Melrose

22210

28586

Los Angeles - Mid-city

3875

25782

Los Angeles - Miracle Mile

4009

22291

Los Angeles - Mission Hills

10072

41751

Los Angeles - Mt. Washington

6999

28987

Los Angeles - North Hills

21426

34797

Los Angeles - North Hollywood

50212

33161

Los Angeles - Northridge

21112

30248

Los Angeles - Pacific Palisades

4163

19553

Los Angeles - Pacoima

33734

43822

Los Angeles - Palisades Highlands

786

20437

Los Angeles - Palms

9505

21663

Los Angeles - Panorama City

28672

38102

Los Angeles - Park La Brea

2599

19138

Los Angeles - Pico-Union

14478

34602

Los Angeles - Playa Del Rey

482

15081

Los Angeles - Playa Vista

2763

25240

Los Angeles - Porter Ranch

8477

23820

Los Angeles - Rancho Park

1784

27195

Los Angeles - Regent Square

729

26223

Los Angeles - Reseda

26639

34769

Los Angeles - Reseda Ranch

1529

32981

Los Angeles - Reynier Village

1001

23675

Los Angeles - San Pedro*

21719

27831

Los Angeles - Shadow Hills

1069

24066

Los Angeles - Sherman Oaks

22115

25346

Los Angeles - Silverlake

11115

25214

Los Angeles - South Carthay

2602

24559

Los Angeles - South Park

15386

40531

Los Angeles - St Elmo Village

1625

35449

Los Angeles - Studio City

5579

24862

Los Angeles - Sun Valley

19915

37946

Los Angeles - Sunland

5591

27396

Los Angeles - Sycamore Square

145

22411

Los Angeles - Sylmar*

35951

43631

Los Angeles - Tarzana

8548

27685

Los Angeles - Temple-Beaudry

11868

30059

Los Angeles - Thai Town

2431

24783

Los Angeles - Toluca Lake

2027

23288

Los Angeles - Toluca Terrace

389

29786

Los Angeles - Toluca Woods

411

22121

Los Angeles - Tujunga

7357

26455

Los Angeles - University Hills

769

22426

Los Angeles - University Park

9979

36345

Los Angeles - Valley Glen

9505

31666

Los Angeles - Valley Village

6843

27682

Los Angeles - Van Nuys*

32293

34651

Los Angeles - Venice

7622

22494

Los Angeles - Vermont Knolls

6483

37692

Los Angeles - Vermont Square

3287

42928

Los Angeles - Vermont Vista

16224

39392

Los Angeles - Vernon Central

22503

43277

Los Angeles - Victoria Park

2444

29099

Los Angeles - View Heights

841

22767

Los Angeles - Watts

16909

39624

Los Angeles - Wellington Square

1541

31353

Los Angeles - West Adams

9353

33851

Los Angeles - West Hills

10032

24743

Los Angeles - West Los Angeles

9110

24206

Los Angeles - West Vernon

21497

40073

Los Angeles - Westchester

10615

20571

Los Angeles - Westlake

18029

30375

Los Angeles - Westwood

13326

24628

Los Angeles - Wholesale District*

17309

47909

Los Angeles - Wilmington

20550

36380

Los Angeles - Wilshire Center

14032

27969

Los Angeles - Winnetka

16638

32128

Los Angeles - Woodland Hills

16760

24627

Unincorporated - Acton

1634

20499

Unincorporated - Agua Dulce

837

20130

Unincorporated - Altadena

9322

21371

Unincorporated - Anaverde

338

22414

Unincorporated - Angeles National Forest

83

6667

Unincorporated - Arcadia

1658

20774

Unincorporated - Athens-Westmont

15084

35540

Unincorporated - Athens Village

2421

49438

Unincorporated - Avocado Heights

2349

34672

Unincorporated - Azusa

5211

32726

Unincorporated - Bassett

5065

34184

Unincorporated - Bouquet Canyon

161

15005

Unincorporated - Bradbury

76

70370

Unincorporated - Canyon Country

2920

37785

Unincorporated - Castaic*

8285

30470

Unincorporated - Cerritos

154

26235

Unincorporated - Charter Oak

2

10000

Unincorporated - Claremont

106

15100

Unincorporated - Covina

5174

30763

Unincorporated - Covina (Charter Oak)

3924

29854

Unincorporated - Del Aire

1012

23037

Unincorporated - Del Rey

111

34906

Unincorporated - Del Sur

591

24472

Unincorporated - Desert View Highlands

795

31889

Unincorporated - Duarte

1603

36201

Unincorporated - East Covina

80

24316

Unincorporated - East La Mirada

1326

25057

Unincorporated - East Lancaster

43

37719

Unincorporated - East Los Angeles

50586

40382

Unincorporated - East Pasadena

343

5357

Unincorporated - East Rancho Dominguez

5265

34394

Unincorporated - East Whittier

1180

22239

Unincorporated - El Camino Village

2024

23024

Unincorporated - El Monte

52

35862

Unincorporated - Elizabeth Lake

228

13727

Unincorporated - Florence-Firestone

27329

42236

Unincorporated - Franklin Canyon

1

8333

Unincorporated - Glendora

176

26667

Unincorporated - Hacienda Heights

13033

23304

Unincorporated - Harbor Gateway

5

500000

Unincorporated - Hawthorne

640

25457

Unincorporated - Hi Vista

143

13024

Unincorporated - Kagel/Lopez Canyons

559

39589

Unincorporated - La Crescenta-Montrose

3358

16959

Unincorporated - La Habra Heights

17

2515

Unincorporated - La Rambla

638

30747

Unincorporated - La Verne*

550

26961

Unincorporated - Ladera Heights

1494

21129

Unincorporated - Lake Hughes

168

25150

Unincorporated - Lake Los Angeles

3555

27359

Unincorporated - Lake Manor

381

23189

Unincorporated - Lakewood

1

877

Unincorporated - Lennox

6719

29807

Unincorporated - Leona Valley

278

15877

Unincorporated - Littlerock

1244

30938

Unincorporated - Littlerock/Juniper Hills

289

22282

Unincorporated - Littlerock/Pearblossom

1099

30793

Unincorporated - Llano

106

12087

Unincorporated - Marina del Rey

1968

20912

Unincorporated - Miracle Mile

0

0

Unincorporated - Monrovia

958

24684

Unincorporated - Newhall

92

41818

Unincorporated - North Lancaster

354

29549

Unincorporated - North Whittier

2578

30837

Unincorporated - Northeast San Gabriel

4708

19587

Unincorporated - Padua Hills

29

13488

Unincorporated - Palmdale

219

26010

Unincorporated - Palos Verdes Peninsula

79

12721

Unincorporated - Pearblossom/Llano

339

17331

Unincorporated - Pellissier Village

321

51858

Unincorporated - Placerita Canyon

16

3478

Unincorporated - Pomona

149

7688

Unincorporated - Quartz Hill

3326

25771

Unincorporated - Rancho Dominguez

1011

37993

Unincorporated - Roosevelt

228

24490

Unincorporated - Rosewood

414

32193

Unincorporated - Rosewood/East Gardena

438

36714

Unincorporated - Rosewood/West Rancho Dominguez

1148

34157

Unincorporated - Rowland Heights

9924

19450

Unincorporated - San Clemente Island

0

0

Unincorporated - San Francisquito Canyon/Bouquet Canyon

37

4312

Unincorporated - San Jose Hills

6727

33267

Unincorporated - San Pasqual

71

3489

Unincorporated - Sand Canyon

52

16883

Unincorporated - Santa Catalina Island

680

254682

Unincorporated - Santa Monica Mountains*

3222

17303

Unincorporated - Saugus

361

232903

Unincorporated - Saugus/Canyon Country

101

28371

Unincorporated - South Antelope Valley

95

20879

Unincorporated - South El Monte

649

36156

Unincorporated - South San Gabriel

2266

25610

Unincorporated - South Whittier

18209

30747

Unincorporated - Southeast Antelope Valley

202

25864

Unincorporated - Stevenson Ranch

4735

22584

Unincorporated - Sun Village

1888

31279

Unincorporated - Sunrise Village

438

33796

Unincorporated - Twin Lakes/Oat Mountain

354

21351

Unincorporated - Val Verde

911

27531

Unincorporated - Valencia

771

25098

Unincorporated - Valinda

7980

34145

Unincorporated - View Park/Windsor Hills

2892

24856

Unincorporated - Walnut Park

6441

39900

Unincorporated - West Antelope Valley

148

9795

Unincorporated - West Carson

6228

28199

Unincorporated - West Chatsworth

4

33333

Unincorporated - West LA

623

65441

Unincorporated - West Puente Valley

3425

34825

Unincorporated - West Rancho Dominguez

415

30537

Unincorporated - West Whittier/Los Nietos

8801

32687

Unincorporated - Westfield/Academy Hills

195

15000

Unincorporated - Westhills

144

17163

Unincorporated - White Fence Farms

776

21070

Unincorporated - Whittier

801

21168

Unincorporated - Whittier Narrows

66

550000

Unincorporated - Willowbrook

14327

41036

Unincorporated - Wiseburn

1570

26049

- Under Investigation

71809

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