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For Immediate Release:

July 01, 2022

Safety Measures Recommended for Fourth of July Weekend as Cases Increase and Several Early Alert Signals Move to High Concern - 7,324 New Positive Cases and 10 New Deaths Due to COVID-19 in Los Angeles County

Public Health is continuing to track the impact of the pandemic in LA County using the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) COVID-19 Community Levels framework and the County’s Early Alert Signals.

Currently, the county remains at the CDC designated COVID-19 Medium Community Level. However, there are increasing concerns about the impact of new Omicron sub-variants on transmission and hospitalizations that could result in the County moving into the High Community Level designation sometime later this summer.

Our seven-day case rate is currently at 326 cases per week per 100,000 people, an increase from last week when the case rate was 307.

The first of two hospital metrics in the CDC Community Levels Framework is the seven-day total of new hospital admissions per 100,000, which rose this past week to 8.1 admissions per 100,000 people. This is a 56% increase compared to one month ago. The second hospital metric, the seven-day average for the proportion of staffed inpatient beds occupied by COVID-19 patients, also increased this past week to 4.2%.

If the county moves into the CDC designated High Community Level and remains there for two consecutive weeks, the county would implement a universal indoor masking requirement for everyone age 2 and older in LA County as a safety measure aligned with the CDC framework. The safety measure would remain in effect until the county returned to the CDC Medium Community Level designation, or lower, for two consecutive weeks.

It’s important to note that Public Health can’t predict with certainty what the future hospitalization trend will look like. Hospitalizations could level off or begin to decline. With the continued proliferation of new Omicron subvariants, it is very difficult to accurately predict the rate of hospitalizations, so Public Health will continue to closely monitor the CDC metrics.

Because hospitalizations are a lagging indicator, it is important to also track other metrics that indicate areas of concern and/or risk. Our Early Alert signals track both community and sector specific pandemic activity. As a reminder, school outbreaks will not be tracked over the summer since schools are closed.

Six of the seven Early Alert metrics Public Health are tracking continue to convey cause for Medium or High Concern. Moreover, in the past week, four Early Alert Signals moved upward in the level of concern: The case rate in the lowest income areas and the number of new outbreaks at Skilled Nursing Facilities per week, both moved up to High Concern. The number of new outbreaks in settings for People Experiencing Homelessness is now at Medium Concern. And the number of worksite clusters increased, moving from Medium to High Concern for the first time since Public Health started tracking this metric in early March.

There was also an uptick in the percentage of Emergency Department Visits. The only measure indicating Low Concern is the number of sewer systems with a two-fold increase in viral load.

When a sector-specific metric moves up in level of concern, additional safety measures are implemented, and remain in place until the level of concern has dropped for two weeks. For example, although there has been some fluctuation in the elevated level of concerns at nursing homes based on their outbreak numbers, and they move between Medium and High Concern for a couple of weeks now, the enhanced protection measures that were put in place under High Concern are still in place - requiring staff to wear N95 respirators at all times in the facility, conducting routine testing twice weekly for staff and weekly for residents, regardless of vaccination status, and moving, where possible, communal activities outdoors.

“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. “Since July 4 is right around the corner and many of us are looking forward to celebrating Independence Day with family and friends, it is important to remember that many of our loved ones may be older adults, or have serious underlying health conditions, or not yet been vaccinated and boosted. Given the rising number of COVID cases and hospitalizations, and the increased circulation of the more infectious BA.4 and BA.5 subvariants, it is extra important to take steps that reduce the risk of transmission especially over the long holiday weekend; this helps us protect ourselves, our families, and our community. With a little planning, you can have a great time celebrating while keeping each other safe. Please be sure to remind friends and family to stay home and skip the celebration if they feel sick or have tested positive. It is also a great idea for everyone to test themselves before getting together, ideally on the day of the gathering. It is always best to celebrate outdoors, and if people come indoors for part of the gathering, wearing a mask is advisable, particularly if there are individuals at high risk of severe illness should they become infected. Let’s use the tools at hand to enjoy our summer, our holiday, and our time with others.”

Today, Public Health reported 10 additional deaths and 7,324 new positive cases. Of the 10 new deaths reported today, six people were between the ages of 65-79 and four people were aged 80 years or older. Of the 10 newly reported deaths, nine had underlying health conditions. To date, the total number of deaths in L.A. County is 32,344.

Public Health has reported a total of 3,125,299 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of L.A. County. Today’s positivity rate is 13.8%.

There are 791 people with COVID-19 currently hospitalized. Testing results are available for more than 12,184,364 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

3,125,299

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

2,957,080

-- Long Beach

136,078

-- Pasadena

32,141

Deaths

32,344

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

30,638

-- Long Beach

1,287

-- Pasadena

419

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

- 0 to 4

91178

- 5 to 11

259571

- 12 to 17

254390

- 18 to 29

655289

- 30 to 49

947469

- 50 to 64

491220

- 65 to 79

193546

- over 80

62265

- Under Investigation

2152

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

- Female

1510948

- Male

1364782

- Other

1349

- Under Investigation

80001

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

- American Indian/Alaska Native

5470

- Asian

199360

- Black

149280

- Hispanic/Latino

1307401

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

15069

- White

398399

- Other

330644

- Under Investigation

551457

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

- Hospitalized (Ever)***

142,027

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

- American Indian/Alaska Native

72

- Asian

3837

- Black

2851

- Hispanic/Latino

15680

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

112

- White

7692

- Other

307

- Under Investigation

87

CITY / COMMUNITY**

Cases

Case Rate

City of Agoura Hills

5347

25605

City of Alhambra

19520

22508

City of Arcadia

9777

16929

City of Artesia

4681

27871

City of Avalon

65

1680

City of Azusa

14761

29498

City of Baldwin Park

24593

32035

City of Bell

14703

40468

City of Bell Gardens

14832

34436

City of Bellflower

25227

32453

City of Beverly Hills

9656

27972

City of Bradbury

67

6268

City of Burbank

26022

24279

City of Calabasas

4697

19311

City of Carson

28548

30420

City of Cerritos

10031

20035

City of Claremont

7917

21700

City of Commerce*

4819

36874

City of Compton

34793

34826

City of Covina

15891

32409

City of Cudahy

10572

43422

City of Culver City

8992

22556

City of Diamond Bar

10553

18348

City of Downey

38819

33973

City of Duarte

5761

26167

City of El Monte

35242

30052

City of El Segundo

3382

20148

City of Gardena

18048

29437

City of Glendale

49189

23821

City of Glendora

12953

24549

City of Hawaiian Gardens

4399

29974

City of Hawthorne

24624

27734

City of Hermosa Beach

3909

19873

City of Hidden Hills

325

17196

City of Huntington Park

23167

38947

City of Industry

436

99771

City of Inglewood

31769

27970

City of Irwindale

579

39685

City of La Canada Flintridge

3575

17276

City of La Habra Heights

171

3135

City of La Mirada

11544

23275

City of La Puente

13572

33349

City of La Verne

7747

23277

City of Lakewood

21428

26664

City of Lancaster*

54027

33439

City of Lawndale

8857

26349

City of Lomita

4898

23629

City of Lynwood*

26213

36383

City of Malibu

2470

19057

City of Manhattan Beach

6057

16825

City of Maywood

11096

39559

City of Monrovia

9300

23969

City of Montebello

20742

32221

City of Monterey Park

13355

21450

City of Norwalk

35522

33006

City of Palmdale

56288

35408

City of Palos Verdes Estates

1798

13297

City of Paramount

19934

35582

City of Pico Rivera

22640

35219

City of Pomona

55026

35289

City of Rancho Palos Verdes

5929

13870

City of Redondo Beach

12272

17864

City of Rolling Hills

225

11598

City of Rolling Hills Estates

1170

14421

City of Rosemead

12166

21980

City of San Dimas*

8959

25956

City of San Fernando

11091

45063

City of San Gabriel

8656

21136

City of San Marino

1836

13828

City of Santa Clarita

60244

27331

City of Santa Fe Springs

6799

37024

City of Santa Monica

21180

22911

City of Sierra Madre

1815

16517

City of Signal Hill

3211

27219

City of South El Monte

6941

33234

City of South Gate

40750

41516

City of South Pasadena

4943

18973

City of Temple City

7357

20181

City of Torrance

26815

17964

City of Vernon

324

155024

City of Walnut

5715

18718

City of West Covina

32275

29819

City of West Hollywood

9410

25466

City of Westlake Village

325

3888

City of Whittier

25877

29597

Los Angeles

1291198

31924

Los Angeles - Adams-Normandie

2780

33894

Los Angeles - Alsace

3883

31201

Los Angeles - Angeles National Forest

6

15000

Los Angeles - Angelino Heights

700

27978

Los Angeles - Arleta

14552

42339

Los Angeles - Atwater Village

4034

27506

Los Angeles - Baldwin Hills

8364

26872

Los Angeles - Bel Air

1880

22304

Los Angeles - Beverly Crest

2840

22675

Los Angeles - Beverlywood

3521

26729

Los Angeles - Boyle Heights*

35115

40416

Los Angeles - Brentwood

6971

22520

Los Angeles - Brookside

119

20482

Los Angeles - Cadillac-Corning

2047

28746

Los Angeles - Canoga Park

21713

33257

Los Angeles - Carthay

3502

24382

Los Angeles - Central

15450

39624

Los Angeles - Century City

2952

23077

Los Angeles - Century Palms/Cove

14112

41794

Los Angeles - Chatsworth

10536

28429

Los Angeles - Cheviot Hills

2041

22255

Los Angeles - Chinatown

2265

28238

Los Angeles - Cloverdale/Cochran

4428

30427

Los Angeles - Country Club Park

4034

26622

Los Angeles - Crenshaw District

4429

32027

Los Angeles - Crestview

3238

28483

Los Angeles - Del Rey

6956

23236

Los Angeles - Downtown*

13329

48457

Los Angeles - Eagle Rock

10942

27639

Los Angeles - East Hollywood

8016

27371

Los Angeles - Echo Park

3824

26824

Los Angeles - El Sereno

14447

34556

Los Angeles - Elysian Park

1526

26716

Los Angeles - Elysian Valley

3053

30017

Los Angeles - Encino

12241

27099

Los Angeles - Exposition

1076

32351

Los Angeles - Exposition Park

15513

34537

Los Angeles - Faircrest Heights

1019

28306

Los Angeles - Figueroa Park Square

3208

36785

Los Angeles - Florence-Firestone

20354

42900

Los Angeles - Glassell Park

9055

28651

Los Angeles - Gramercy Place

3447

32023

Los Angeles - Granada Hills

17882

30730

Los Angeles - Green Meadows

8933

41539

Los Angeles - Hancock Park

3923

23024

Los Angeles - Harbor City

7779

26760

Los Angeles - Harbor Gateway

13246

30381

Los Angeles - Harbor Pines

506

21005

Los Angeles - Harvard Heights

5469

30324

Los Angeles - Harvard Park

15783

41605

Los Angeles - Highland Park

14434

29828

Los Angeles - Historic Filipinotown

4643

33475

Los Angeles - Hollywood

18130

26563

Los Angeles - Hollywood Hills

6273

21312

Los Angeles - Hyde Park

9970

34932

Los Angeles - Jefferson Park

2736

33891

Los Angeles - Koreatown

14075

27228

Los Angeles - Lafayette Square

1384

30358

Los Angeles - Lake Balboa

13506

32000

Los Angeles - Lakeview Terrace

4955

37729

Los Angeles - Leimert Park

4736

31086

Los Angeles - Lincoln Heights

10944

33574

Los Angeles - Little Armenia

2592

32299

Los Angeles - Little Bangladesh

7477

26380

Los Angeles - Little Tokyo

1197

38206

Los Angeles - Longwood

1458

33875

Los Angeles - Los Feliz

4698

21742

Los Angeles - Manchester Square

2619

30682

Los Angeles - Mandeville Canyon

654

20935

Los Angeles - Mar Vista

8797

20713

Los Angeles - Marina Peninsula

803

18417

Los Angeles - Melrose

22340

28753

Los Angeles - Mid-city

3897

25928

Los Angeles - Miracle Mile

4039

22458

Los Angeles - Mission Hills

10124

41967

Los Angeles - Mt. Washington

7041

29161

Los Angeles - North Hills

21544

34988

Los Angeles - North Hollywood

50494

33347

Los Angeles - Northridge

21271

30476

Los Angeles - Pacific Palisades

4183

19647

Los Angeles - Pacoima

33879

44011

Los Angeles - Palisades Highlands

791

20567

Los Angeles - Palms

9597

21873

Los Angeles - Panorama City

28790

38259

Los Angeles - Park La Brea

2622

19308

Los Angeles - Pico-Union

14530

34726

Los Angeles - Playa Del Rey

487

15238

Los Angeles - Playa Vista

2783

25422

Los Angeles - Porter Ranch

8554

24036

Los Angeles - Rancho Park

1799

27424

Los Angeles - Regent Square

734

26403

Los Angeles - Reseda

26798

34977

Los Angeles - Reseda Ranch

1540

33218

Los Angeles - Reynier Village

1009

23865

Los Angeles - San Pedro*

21861

28013

Los Angeles - Shadow Hills

1078

24268

Los Angeles - Sherman Oaks

22331

25593

Los Angeles - Silverlake

11192

25388

Los Angeles - South Carthay

2613

24663

Los Angeles - South Park

15425

40634

Los Angeles - St Elmo Village

1634

35646

Los Angeles - Studio City

5640

25134

Los Angeles - Sun Valley

20015

38136

Los Angeles - Sunland

5621

27543

Los Angeles - Sycamore Square

148

22875

Los Angeles - Sylmar*

36122

43838

Los Angeles - Tarzana

8609

27882

Los Angeles - Temple-Beaudry

11914

30176

Los Angeles - Thai Town

2436

24834

Los Angeles - Toluca Lake

2064

23713

Los Angeles - Toluca Terrace

392

30015

Los Angeles - Toluca Woods

419

22551

Los Angeles - Tujunga

7405

26627

Los Angeles - University Hills

776

22631

Los Angeles - University Park

10046

36589

Los Angeles - Valley Glen

9554

31830

Los Angeles - Valley Village

6899

27909

Los Angeles - Van Nuys*

32454

34824

Los Angeles - Venice

7683

22674

Los Angeles - Vermont Knolls

6512

37860

Los Angeles - Vermont Square

3300

43098

Los Angeles - Vermont Vista

16287

39545

Los Angeles - Vernon Central

22568

43402

Los Angeles - Victoria Park

2454

29218

Los Angeles - View Heights

845

22875

Los Angeles - Watts

16957

39736

Los Angeles - Wellington Square

1546

31455

Los Angeles - West Adams

9393

33996

Los Angeles - West Hills

10101

24913

Los Angeles - West Los Angeles

9184

24402

Los Angeles - West Vernon

21575

40219

Los Angeles - Westchester

10712

20758

Los Angeles - Westlake

18095

30486

Los Angeles - Westwood

13431

24822

Los Angeles - Wholesale District*

17406

48177

Los Angeles - Wilmington

20633

36527

Los Angeles - Wilshire Center

14096

28096

Los Angeles - Winnetka

16729

32304

Los Angeles - Woodland Hills

16897

24828

Unincorporated - Acton

1637

20537

Unincorporated - Agua Dulce

845

20322

Unincorporated - Altadena

9383

21511

Unincorporated - Anaverde

343

22745

Unincorporated - Angeles National Forest

83

6667

Unincorporated - Arcadia

1686

21125

Unincorporated - Athens-Westmont

15155

35708

Unincorporated - Athens Village

2432

49663

Unincorporated - Avocado Heights

2362

34863

Unincorporated - Azusa

5245

32940

Unincorporated - Bassett

5089

34346

Unincorporated - Bouquet Canyon

164

15284

Unincorporated - Bradbury

76

70370

Unincorporated - Canyon Country

2946

38121

Unincorporated - Castaic*

8334

30650

Unincorporated - Cerritos

155

26405

Unincorporated - Charter Oak

2

10000

Unincorporated - Claremont

107

15242

Unincorporated - Covina

5208

30965

Unincorporated - Covina (Charter Oak)

3968

30189

Unincorporated - Del Aire

1017

23150

Unincorporated - Del Rey

111

34906

Unincorporated - Del Sur

594

24596

Unincorporated - Desert View Highlands

801

32130

Unincorporated - Duarte

1611

36382

Unincorporated - East Covina

80

24316

Unincorporated - East La Mirada

1337

25265

Unincorporated - East Lancaster

43

37719

Unincorporated - East Los Angeles

50821

40569

Unincorporated - East Pasadena

346

5404

Unincorporated - East Rancho Dominguez

5301

34629

Unincorporated - East Whittier

1184

22314

Unincorporated - El Camino Village

2036

23160

Unincorporated - El Monte

53

36552

Unincorporated - Elizabeth Lake

229

13787

Unincorporated - Florence-Firestone

27412

42365

Unincorporated - Franklin Canyon

1

8333

Unincorporated - Glendora

178

26970

Unincorporated - Hacienda Heights

13152

23517

Unincorporated - Harbor Gateway

5

500000

Unincorporated - Hawthorne

643

25577

Unincorporated - Hi Vista

143

13024

Unincorporated - Kagel/Lopez Canyons

559

39589

Unincorporated - La Crescenta-Montrose

3399

17166

Unincorporated - La Habra Heights

17

2515

Unincorporated - La Rambla

644

31036

Unincorporated - La Verne*

552

27059

Unincorporated - Ladera Heights

1511

21369

Unincorporated - Lake Hughes

169

25299

Unincorporated - Lake Los Angeles

3586

27597

Unincorporated - Lake Manor

384

23372

Unincorporated - Lakewood

1

877

Unincorporated - Lennox

6758

29980

Unincorporated - Leona Valley

278

15877

Unincorporated - Littlerock

1251

31112

Unincorporated - Littlerock/Juniper Hills

290

22359

Unincorporated - Littlerock/Pearblossom

1103

30905

Unincorporated - Llano

106

12087

Unincorporated - Marina del Rey

1980

21039

Unincorporated - Miracle Mile

0

0

Unincorporated - Monrovia

971

25019

Unincorporated - Newhall

92

41818

Unincorporated - North Lancaster

354

29549

Unincorporated - North Whittier

2595

31041

Unincorporated - Northeast San Gabriel

4765

19824

Unincorporated - Padua Hills

31

14419

Unincorporated - Palmdale

220

26128

Unincorporated - Palos Verdes Peninsula

79

12721

Unincorporated - Pearblossom/Llano

339

17331

Unincorporated - Pellissier Village

325

52504

Unincorporated - Placerita Canyon

17

3696

Unincorporated - Pomona

149

7688

Unincorporated - Quartz Hill

3352

25972

Unincorporated - Rancho Dominguez

1014

38106

Unincorporated - Roosevelt

228

24490

Unincorporated - Rosewood

415

32271

Unincorporated - Rosewood/East Gardena

441

36966

Unincorporated - Rosewood/West Rancho Dominguez

1154

34335

Unincorporated - Rowland Heights

10020

19639

Unincorporated - San Clemente Island

0

0

Unincorporated - San Francisquito Canyon/Bouquet Canyon

37

4312

Unincorporated - San Jose Hills

6753

33396

Unincorporated - San Pasqual

75

3686

Unincorporated - Sand Canyon

52

16883

Unincorporated - Santa Catalina Island

683

255805

Unincorporated - Santa Monica Mountains*

3243

17416

Unincorporated - Saugus

364

234839

Unincorporated - Saugus/Canyon Country

103

28933

Unincorporated - South Antelope Valley

95

20879

Unincorporated - South El Monte

655

36490

Unincorporated - South San Gabriel

2284

25814

Unincorporated - South Whittier

18313

30923

Unincorporated - Southeast Antelope Valley

204

26120

Unincorporated - Stevenson Ranch

4772

22761

Unincorporated - Sun Village

1908

31610

Unincorporated - Sunrise Village

445

34336

Unincorporated - Twin Lakes/Oat Mountain

354

21351

Unincorporated - Val Verde

914

27622

Unincorporated - Valencia

775

25228

Unincorporated - Valinda

8023

34329

Unincorporated - View Park/Windsor Hills

2919

25088

Unincorporated - Walnut Park

6457

39999

Unincorporated - West Antelope Valley

149

9861

Unincorporated - West Carson

6305

28547

Unincorporated - West Chatsworth

4

33333

Unincorporated - West LA

630

66176

Unincorporated - West Puente Valley

3448

35058

Unincorporated - West Rancho Dominguez

418

30758

Unincorporated - West Whittier/Los Nietos

8854

32884

Unincorporated - Westfield/Academy Hills

196

15077

Unincorporated - Westhills

146

17402

Unincorporated - White Fence Farms

779

21151

Unincorporated - Whittier

805

21274

Unincorporated - Whittier Narrows

66

550000

Unincorporated - Willowbrook

14377

41180

Unincorporated - Wiseburn

1583

26265

- Under Investigation

72196

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