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For Immediate Release:

July 05, 2022

Parents Encouraged to Keep Children Up-to-Date on COVID Vaccinations - 2,945 New Positive Cases and 10 New Deaths Due to COVID-19 in Los Angeles County

Children under the age of 18 in LA County continue to be significantly impacted by COVID-19, with many who were infected experiencing serious illness or long COVID. To date, there have been 91,935 children under the age of 5, 260,389 children ages 5 to 11, and 255,187 children ages 12 to 17 confirmed with COVID-19.

While most children experience mild illness, there is no way to know in advance how children will be affected by COVID-19. Many children in LA County experienced serious illness and required hospitalization after becoming infected with COVID-19. To date, there have been 1,359 children under the age of 5, 678 children ages 5 to 11, and 1,158 children ages 12 to 17 hospitalized with COVID-19.

Although very rare, COVID-19 cases among children can sometimes result a few weeks later in a very serious, post-infection illness known as Multi-Symptom Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C), a condition where different body parts become inflamed, including the heart, lungs, kidneys, brain, skin, eyes, or gastrointestinal organs. In total, over the course of the pandemic, Public Health has confirmed 312 cases of MIS-C.

Tragically, two children under the age of 5, three children ages 5 to 11, and six children ages 12 to 17 have died from COVID-19 in the county since the start of the pandemic.

With the recent rise in cases and the school year ending, LA County is now seeing outbreaks at camps, youth programs, and day care sites as many open for the summer. During the month of June, there were four new outbreaks at day camps/non-K12 programs or day care sites for school-aged children and two new outbreaks at overnight camps.

Since vaccinations provide the best protection against severe illness and MIS-C, parents are urged to make sure that they and their children are up-to-date on their vaccinations and boosters, when eligible. Since eligibility expanded to children under the age of 5, 7,642 doses have been administered through June 30.

Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines are available to children 6 months to 17 years. The Moderna vaccine requires two doses, given four to eight weeks apart for children 6 months to 17 years. Boosters for the Moderna vaccine are not currently recommended. The Pfizer vaccine for children ages 6 months to 4 years requires three doses, with three to eight weeks in between the first and second dose, and at least eight weeks between the second and third doses. Boosters for the Pfizer vaccine are currently not recommended for children ages 6 months to 4 years.

The Pfizer vaccine for children ages 5 to 17 years requires two doses, with three to eight weeks in between the first and second dose. Boosters are recommended for this age group at least five months after the second dose. For more information, visit the COVID-19 Vaccine Schedule.

Across the county, there are thousands of locations for children to get vaccinated, including more than 900 vaccination sites offering the vaccines to children under the age of 5. Because some of the pharmacy sites are only licensed to vaccinate children age 3 and older, parents are encouraged to reach out ahead of time to verify hours and availability.

Parents can also visit the Public Health website at VaccinateLACounty.com or VacunateLosAngeles.com (Spanish) to learn about locations, and schedules for clinics offering these and other COVID-19 vaccines.

For those who have any questions about vaccine safety and effectiveness, please reach out to your pediatrician or clinician or speak with a Public Health staff member at the COVID-19 call center, 1-833-540-0473 between the hours of 8 am and 8:30 pm seven days a week.

As a reminder, people, including children, confirmed with COVID-19 must remain home and away from others (isolate) and cannot leave isolation before day 11 unless they have a negative test taken on day five or later, have been fever free for 24 hours, and symptoms are resolved or resolving. Anyone leaving isolation early must continue to wear a mask until day 11 after symptom onset or, if no symptoms developed, after their positive test date.

People who are close contacts to someone infected with COVID-19 must wear a mask when around others for 10 days after their last exposure and if they develop symptoms, stay home and get tested.

“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 families gather for summer barbecues, vacations and camp, the best way to avoid disruptions to summer plans is to be sure that everyone is up-to-date on vaccines, to wear a mask when indoors around others, wash hands frequently, and to stay home and away from others when sick. Although most children experience mild illness from COVID-19, they can still potentially become seriously ill and spread the virus to other family members, making it critically important to vaccinate all eligible household members. This is especially important for our elderly relatives and immunocompromised in our families who are at high risk. Let’s all look forward to enjoying the warm summer weeks ahead by taking steps to protect ourselves and each other.”

Today, Public Health reported 10 additional deaths and 2,945 new positive cases. Of the 10 new deaths reported today, 10 people were aged 80 years or older. Of the 10 newly reported deaths, seven had underlying health conditions. To date, the total number of deaths in L.A. County is 32,371.

Public Health has reported a total of 3,143,536 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of L.A. County. Today’s positivity rate is 14.9%.

Hospital numbers are currently unavailable due to a delay in holiday weekend reporting from the State. Testing results are available for more than 12,202,953 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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For more information:

Total Cases

Laboratory Confirmed Cases

3,143,536

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

2,974,992

-- Long Beach

136,403

-- Pasadena

32,141

Deaths

32,371

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

30,665

-- Long Beach

1,287

-- Pasadena

419

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

- 0 to 4

91935

- 5 to 11

260389

- 12 to 17

255187

- 18 to 29

658825

- 30 to 49

953646

- 50 to 64

494743

- 65 to 79

195290

- over 80

62819

- Under Investigation

2158

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

- Female

1520444

- Male

1372836

- Other

1355

- Under Investigation

80357

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

- American Indian/Alaska Native

5507

- Asian

201633

- Black

150311

- Hispanic/Latino

1312954

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

15182

- White

401214

- Other

332921

- Under Investigation

555270

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

- Hospitalized (Ever)***

142,209

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

- American Indian/Alaska Native

72

- Asian

3843

- Black

2855

- Hispanic/Latino

15687

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

112

- White

7702

- Other

307

- Under Investigation

87

CITY / COMMUNITY**

Cases

Case Rate

City of Agoura Hills

5387

25796

City of Alhambra

19709

22726

City of Arcadia

9878

17104

City of Artesia

4708

28032

City of Avalon

65

1680

City of Azusa

14827

29630

City of Baldwin Park

24742

32229

City of Bell

14755

40612

City of Bell Gardens

14892

34575

City of Bellflower

25399

32674

City of Beverly Hills

9721

28160

City of Bradbury

67

6268

City of Burbank

26231

24474

City of Calabasas

4752

19537

City of Carson

28765

30651

City of Cerritos

10171

20315

City of Claremont

7968

21840

City of Commerce*

4845

37072

City of Compton

34947

34981

City of Covina

15992

32615

City of Cudahy

10624

43636

City of Culver City

9087

22794

City of Diamond Bar

10639

18498

City of Downey

39064

34188

City of Duarte

5828

26472

City of El Monte

35452

30231

City of El Segundo

3415

20344

City of Gardena

18170

29636

City of Glendale

49538

23990

City of Glendora

13038

24710

City of Hawaiian Gardens

4419

30110

City of Hawthorne

24731

27854

City of Hermosa Beach

3939

20025

City of Hidden Hills

327

17302

City of Huntington Park

23262

39106

City of Industry

440

100686

City of Inglewood

31945

28125

City of Irwindale

579

39685

City of La Canada Flintridge

3629

17537

City of La Habra Heights

170

3116

City of La Mirada

11605

23398

City of La Puente

13650

33541

City of La Verne

7807

23457

City of Lakewood

21595

26872

City of Lancaster*

54321

33621

City of Lawndale

8910

26507

City of Lomita

4932

23793

City of Lynwood*

26367

36597

City of Malibu

2482

19150

City of Manhattan Beach

6108

16967

City of Maywood

11131

39684

City of Monrovia

9373

24157

City of Montebello

20878

32432

City of Monterey Park

13488

21663

City of Norwalk

35731

33200

City of Palmdale

56590

35598

City of Palos Verdes Estates

1809

13378

City of Paramount

20027

35748

City of Pico Rivera

22796

35461

City of Pomona

55308

35470

City of Rancho Palos Verdes

5976

13980

City of Redondo Beach

12399

18049

City of Rolling Hills

227

11701

City of Rolling Hills Estates

1177

14508

City of Rosemead

12279

22184

City of San Dimas*

9044

26202

City of San Fernando

11136

45246

City of San Gabriel

8760

21390

City of San Marino

1856

13979

City of Santa Clarita

60677

27527

City of Santa Fe Springs

6835

37220

City of Santa Monica

21357

23102

City of Sierra Madre

1834

16689

City of Signal Hill

3235

27422

City of South El Monte

6983

33435

City of South Gate

40955

41725

City of South Pasadena

5009

19226

City of Temple City

7467

20483

City of Torrance

27068

18134

City of Vernon

325

155502

City of Walnut

5774

18911

City of West Covina

32566

30088

City of West Hollywood

9467

25620

City of Westlake Village

327

3911

City of Whittier

26049

29793

Los Angeles

1298188

32097

Los Angeles - Adams-Normandie

2787

33980

Los Angeles - Alsace

3905

31378

Los Angeles - Angeles National Forest

6

15000

Los Angeles - Angelino Heights

707

28257

Los Angeles - Arleta

14622

42543

Los Angeles - Atwater Village

4067

27731

Los Angeles - Baldwin Hills

8403

26998

Los Angeles - Bel Air

1892

22446

Los Angeles - Beverly Crest

2850

22754

Los Angeles - Beverlywood

3547

26926

Los Angeles - Boyle Heights*

35266

40590

Los Angeles - Brentwood

7035

22727

Los Angeles - Brookside

120

20654

Los Angeles - Cadillac-Corning

2057

28886

Los Angeles - Canoga Park

21826

33430

Los Angeles - Carthay

3521

24514

Los Angeles - Central

15490

39726

Los Angeles - Century City

2984

23327

Los Angeles - Century Palms/Cove

14162

41942

Los Angeles - Chatsworth

10603

28610

Los Angeles - Cheviot Hills

2059

22451

Los Angeles - Chinatown

2275

28363

Los Angeles - Cloverdale/Cochran

4449

30571

Los Angeles - Country Club Park

4049

26721

Los Angeles - Crenshaw District

4458

32237

Los Angeles - Crestview

3246

28554

Los Angeles - Del Rey

7000

23383

Los Angeles - Downtown*

13403

48726

Los Angeles - Eagle Rock

11032

27866

Los Angeles - East Hollywood

8059

27517

Los Angeles - Echo Park

3865

27111

Los Angeles - El Sereno

14528

34749

Los Angeles - Elysian Park

1533

26838

Los Angeles - Elysian Valley

3064

30125

Los Angeles - Encino

12368

27380

Los Angeles - Exposition

1086

32652

Los Angeles - Exposition Park

15577

34680

Los Angeles - Faircrest Heights

1029

28583

Los Angeles - Figueroa Park Square

3229

37026

Los Angeles - Florence-Firestone

20417

43033

Los Angeles - Glassell Park

9128

28882

Los Angeles - Gramercy Place

3464

32181

Los Angeles - Granada Hills

17992

30919

Los Angeles - Green Meadows

8974

41730

Los Angeles - Hancock Park

3949

23176

Los Angeles - Harbor City

7829

26932

Los Angeles - Harbor Gateway

13337

30589

Los Angeles - Harbor Pines

513

21295

Los Angeles - Harvard Heights

5483

30402

Los Angeles - Harvard Park

15854

41793

Los Angeles - Highland Park

14518

30001

Los Angeles - Historic Filipinotown

4669

33663

Los Angeles - Hollywood

18245

26731

Los Angeles - Hollywood Hills

6325

21489

Los Angeles - Hyde Park

10013

35083

Los Angeles - Jefferson Park

2743

33977

Los Angeles - Koreatown

14139

27352

Los Angeles - Lafayette Square

1390

30489

Los Angeles - Lake Balboa

13589

32197

Los Angeles - Lakeview Terrace

4984

37950

Los Angeles - Leimert Park

4766

31283

Los Angeles - Lincoln Heights

11002

33752

Los Angeles - Little Armenia

2602

32424

Los Angeles - Little Bangladesh

7519

26529

Los Angeles - Little Tokyo

1205

38462

Los Angeles - Longwood

1466

34061

Los Angeles - Los Feliz

4742

21946

Los Angeles - Manchester Square

2644

30975

Los Angeles - Mandeville Canyon

664

21255

Los Angeles - Mar Vista

8866

20875

Los Angeles - Marina Peninsula

803

18417

Los Angeles - Melrose

22453

28899

Los Angeles - Mid-city

3919

26075

Los Angeles - Miracle Mile

4072

22641

Los Angeles - Mission Hills

10179

42194

Los Angeles - Mt. Washington

7076

29306

Los Angeles - North Hills

21649

35159

Los Angeles - North Hollywood

50766

33526

Los Angeles - Northridge

21413

30679

Los Angeles - Pacific Palisades

4224

19839

Los Angeles - Pacoima

34013

44185

Los Angeles - Palisades Highlands

796

20697

Los Angeles - Palms

9660

22016

Los Angeles - Panorama City

28935

38452

Los Angeles - Park La Brea

2635

19404

Los Angeles - Pico-Union

14578

34841

Los Angeles - Playa Del Rey

492

15394

Los Angeles - Playa Vista

2809

25660

Los Angeles - Porter Ranch

8609

24191

Los Angeles - Rancho Park

1816

27683

Los Angeles - Regent Square

735

26439

Los Angeles - Reseda

26963

35192

Los Angeles - Reseda Ranch

1543

33283

Los Angeles - Reynier Village

1015

24007

Los Angeles - San Pedro*

21967

28149

Los Angeles - Shadow Hills

1081

24336

Los Angeles - Sherman Oaks

22510

25798

Los Angeles - Silverlake

11274

25574

Los Angeles - South Carthay

2630

24823

Los Angeles - South Park

15462

40731

Los Angeles - St Elmo Village

1638

35733

Los Angeles - Studio City

5684

25330

Los Angeles - Sun Valley

20107

38311

Los Angeles - Sunland

5673

27798

Los Angeles - Sycamore Square

151

23338

Los Angeles - Sylmar*

36301

44056

Los Angeles - Tarzana

8674

28093

Los Angeles - Temple-Beaudry

11971

30320

Los Angeles - Thai Town

2449

24967

Los Angeles - Toluca Lake

2084

23943

Los Angeles - Toluca Terrace

393

30092

Los Angeles - Toluca Woods

423

22766

Los Angeles - Tujunga

7463

26836

Los Angeles - University Hills

782

22805

Los Angeles - University Park

10087

36739

Los Angeles - Valley Glen

9597

31973

Los Angeles - Valley Village

6947

28103

Los Angeles - Van Nuys*

32593

34973

Los Angeles - Venice

7722

22789

Los Angeles - Vermont Knolls

6546

38058

Los Angeles - Vermont Square

3307

43189

Los Angeles - Vermont Vista

16344

39683

Los Angeles - Vernon Central

22614

43490

Los Angeles - Victoria Park

2461

29301

Los Angeles - View Heights

849

22983

Los Angeles - Watts

17012

39865

Los Angeles - Wellington Square

1548

31495

Los Angeles - West Adams

9426

34115

Los Angeles - West Hills

10169

25081

Los Angeles - West Los Angeles

9283

24665

Los Angeles - West Vernon

21647

40353

Los Angeles - Westchester

10791

20912

Los Angeles - Westlake

18149

30577

Los Angeles - Westwood

13528

25001

Los Angeles - Wholesale District*

17531

48523

Los Angeles - Wilmington

20713

36669

Los Angeles - Wilshire Center

14172

28248

Los Angeles - Winnetka

16841

32520

Los Angeles - Woodland Hills

17037

25034

Unincorporated - Acton

1650

20700

Unincorporated - Agua Dulce

852

20491

Unincorporated - Altadena

9441

21644

Unincorporated - Anaverde

347

23011

Unincorporated - Angeles National Forest

85

6827

Unincorporated - Arcadia

1704

21351

Unincorporated - Athens-Westmont

15220

35861

Unincorporated - Athens Village

2438

49786

Unincorporated - Avocado Heights

2368

34952

Unincorporated - Azusa

5277

33141

Unincorporated - Bassett

5114

34514

Unincorporated - Bouquet Canyon

165

15377

Unincorporated - Bradbury

76

70370

Unincorporated - Canyon Country

2969

38419

Unincorporated - Castaic*

8379

30815

Unincorporated - Cerritos

157

26746

Unincorporated - Charter Oak

2

10000

Unincorporated - Claremont

108

15385

Unincorporated - Covina

5242

31167

Unincorporated - Covina (Charter Oak)

3992

30371

Unincorporated - Del Aire

1029

23424

Unincorporated - Del Rey

111

34906

Unincorporated - Del Sur

600

24845

Unincorporated - Desert View Highlands

806

32331

Unincorporated - Duarte

1622

36631

Unincorporated - East Covina

81

24620

Unincorporated - East La Mirada

1353

25567

Unincorporated - East Lancaster

43

37719

Unincorporated - East Los Angeles

51068

40767

Unincorporated - East Pasadena

346

5404

Unincorporated - East Rancho Dominguez

5317

34733

Unincorporated - East Whittier

1191

22446

Unincorporated - El Camino Village

2050

23319

Unincorporated - El Monte

53

36552

Unincorporated - Elizabeth Lake

230

13847

Unincorporated - Florence-Firestone

27498

42497

Unincorporated - Franklin Canyon

1

8333

Unincorporated - Glendora

179

27121

Unincorporated - Hacienda Heights

13261

23712

Unincorporated - Harbor Gateway

5

500000

Unincorporated - Hawthorne

645

25656

Unincorporated - Hi Vista

143

13024

Unincorporated - Kagel/Lopez Canyons

559

39589

Unincorporated - La Crescenta-Montrose

3437

17358

Unincorporated - La Habra Heights

17

2515

Unincorporated - La Rambla

648

31229

Unincorporated - La Verne*

554

27157

Unincorporated - Ladera Heights

1524

21553

Unincorporated - Lake Hughes

169

25299

Unincorporated - Lake Los Angeles

3600

27705

Unincorporated - Lake Manor

385

23433

Unincorporated - Lakewood

1

877

Unincorporated - Lennox

6785

30099

Unincorporated - Leona Valley

279

15934

Unincorporated - Littlerock

1255

31211

Unincorporated - Littlerock/Juniper Hills

291

22436

Unincorporated - Littlerock/Pearblossom

1111

31129

Unincorporated - Llano

106

12087

Unincorporated - Marina del Rey

1997

21220

Unincorporated - Miracle Mile

0

0

Unincorporated - Monrovia

983

25329

Unincorporated - Newhall

92

41818

Unincorporated - North Lancaster

354

29549

Unincorporated - North Whittier

2605

31160

Unincorporated - Northeast San Gabriel

4809

20007

Unincorporated - Padua Hills

31

14419

Unincorporated - Palmdale

222

26366

Unincorporated - Palos Verdes Peninsula

80

12882

Unincorporated - Pearblossom/Llano

339

17331

Unincorporated - Pellissier Village

327

52827

Unincorporated - Placerita Canyon

17

3696

Unincorporated - Pomona

149

7688

Unincorporated - Quartz Hill

3372

26127

Unincorporated - Rancho Dominguez

1017

38219

Unincorporated - Roosevelt

228

24490

Unincorporated - Rosewood

417

32426

Unincorporated - Rosewood/East Gardena

444

37217

Unincorporated - Rosewood/West Rancho Dominguez

1159

34484

Unincorporated - Rowland Heights

10113

19821

Unincorporated - San Clemente Island

0

0

Unincorporated - San Francisquito Canyon/Bouquet Canyon

37

4312

Unincorporated - San Jose Hills

6782

33539

Unincorporated - San Pasqual

77

3784

Unincorporated - Sand Canyon

52

16883

Unincorporated - Santa Catalina Island

686

256929

Unincorporated - Santa Monica Mountains*

3265

17534

Unincorporated - Saugus

364

234839

Unincorporated - Saugus/Canyon Country

103

28933

Unincorporated - South Antelope Valley

95

20879

Unincorporated - South El Monte

660

36769

Unincorporated - South San Gabriel

2316

26175

Unincorporated - South Whittier

18423

31108

Unincorporated - Southeast Antelope Valley

204

26120

Unincorporated - Stevenson Ranch

4817

22975

Unincorporated - Sun Village

1917

31759

Unincorporated - Sunrise Village

449

34645

Unincorporated - Twin Lakes/Oat Mountain

355

21411

Unincorporated - Val Verde

917

27712

Unincorporated - Valencia

782

25456

Unincorporated - Valinda

8073

34543

Unincorporated - View Park/Windsor Hills

2939

25260

Unincorporated - Walnut Park

6483

40160

Unincorporated - West Antelope Valley

150

9927

Unincorporated - West Carson

6350

28751

Unincorporated - West Chatsworth

4

33333

Unincorporated - West LA

639

67122

Unincorporated - West Puente Valley

3480

35384

Unincorporated - West Rancho Dominguez

420

30905

Unincorporated - West Whittier/Los Nietos

8903

33066

Unincorporated - Westfield/Academy Hills

199

15308

Unincorporated - Westhills

153

18236

Unincorporated - White Fence Farms

786

21341

Unincorporated - Whittier

810

21406

Unincorporated - Whittier Narrows

67

558333

Unincorporated - Willowbrook

14458

41412

Unincorporated - Wiseburn

1602

26580

- Under Investigation

72700

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