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For Immediate Release:

July 08, 2022

LA County Community Level Metrics Continue to Increase as Daily Hospitalizations Reach Highest Number Since Late February - 6,416 New Positive Cases and 18 New Deaths Due to COVID-19 in Los Angeles County

As a result of high levels of community transmission over the past month, more residents are experiencing severe illness and death. The number of COVID-positive hospitalized patients today, at 1,021, is the highest number of hospitalized patients since February 26, and the number of daily deaths today, at 18, is the highest number of deaths since March 30.

While LA County remains at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) designated Medium COVID-19 Community Level, our hospital admission rate, now at 8.4%, has increased 62% since last month.

Assuming a similar rate of increase in hospital admissions as what was observed the past two weeks, LA County’s hospital admission rate could reach or surpass the 10 admissions per 100,000 people per week threshold that would move the county into High in the CDC COVID-19 Community Levels framework by late next week.

As a reminder, Public Health cannot predict with certainty what the future hospitalization trend will look like; however, it is looking more likely as cases and admissions continue to increase, that the county will enter the high community level designation later this month. Should the county remain in this high level designation for two consecutive weeks, universal indoor masking, in alignment with the CDC, would be implemented across the county.

Since hospital metrics measure the impact of COVID transmission a few weeks after it occurs, Public Health continues to track other metrics that can provide earlier indications of increasing risk, both in the community, and in specific sectors of the county. Currently, six of the seven county Early Alert Signals continue to convey cause for Medium or High Concern.

This week, Public Health is using its Early Alert Signal to track the new subvariants BA.4 and BA.5. Currently BA.4 and BA.5 combined account for nearly 40% of the specimens sequenced, signaling High concern.

The proportion of Emergency Department (ED) cases that have involved people seeking care for COVID has been steadily increasing, and remains at elevated concern. For the seven-day period ending July 3, 8.4% of ED encounters were classified as COVID-related, significantly higher than the 6% seen at the end of May.

The number of outbreaks per week in Skilled Nursing Facilities also continues to remain in a level of High Concern, though there was a slight decrease, reflecting progress in controlling outbreaks. There were 25 new outbreaks during the seven days ending July 5, a decrease from the 35 outbreaks seen in the week ending June 28.

“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. “With increasing rates of transmission associated with highly infectious subvariants that evade some of the previous acquired immunity from vaccines and previous COVID infections, we are all dealing with elevated risk. We all now face a higher risk of getting COVID because there are more people infected with the virus who can transmit to others when we gather, go shopping, or attend events. Essential workers, especially those that work directly with the public, also now have more exposures to the virus during their workday. Fortunately, we have sensible steps we all can take to reduce this increased risk without forgoing the activities we love. We can wear masks when indoors, test before gathering, and stay home and away from others if we are sick or have tested positive. To reduce stress on the health care system and prevent the worst outcomes of COVID, we can also get vaccinated and boosted, and help those around us get their vaccinations and boosters. And, for those who do get infected, immediately accessing oral medications if eligible can prevent many from developing severe illness.”

Today, Public Health reported 18 additional deaths and 6,416 new positive cases. Of the 18 new deaths reported today, one person was between the ages of 18-29, four people were between the ages of 30-49, two people were between the ages of 50-64, four people were between the ages of 65-79, and seven people were aged 80 years or older. Of the 18 newly reported deaths, 16 had underlying health conditions. To date, the total number of deaths in L.A. County is 32,413.

Public Health has reported a total of 3,160,032 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of L.A. County. Today’s positivity rate is 15.7%.

There are 1,021 people with COVID-19 currently hospitalized. Testing results are available for more than 12,217,954 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

3,160,032

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

2,989,778

-- Long Beach

137,725

-- Pasadena

32,529

Deaths

32,413

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

30,707

-- Long Beach

1,287

-- Pasadena

419

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

- 0 to 4

92472

- 5 to 11

261019

- 12 to 17

255825

- 18 to 29

661754

- 30 to 49

958958

- 50 to 64

497611

- 65 to 79

196647

- over 80

63324

- Under Investigation

2168

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

- Female

1528391

- Male

1379307

- Other

1359

- Under Investigation

80721

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

- American Indian/Alaska Native

5548

- Asian

203368

- Black

151068

- Hispanic/Latino

1317998

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

15235

- White

403427

- Other

334704

- Under Investigation

558430

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

- Hospitalized (Ever)***

142,835

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

- American Indian/Alaska Native

72

- Asian

3850

- Black

2860

- Hispanic/Latino

15703

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

111

- White

7718

- Other

307

- Under Investigation

86

CITY / COMMUNITY**

Cases

Case Rate

City of Agoura Hills

5464

26165

City of Alhambra

19880

22923

City of Arcadia

9968

17259

City of Artesia

4723

28121

City of Avalon

65

1680

City of Azusa

14895

29766

City of Baldwin Park

24888

32419

City of Bell

14820

40790

City of Bell Gardens

14946

34701

City of Bellflower

25538

32853

City of Beverly Hills

9787

28352

City of Bradbury

67

6268

City of Burbank

26435

24664

City of Calabasas

4792

19702

City of Carson

28914

30810

City of Cerritos

10243

20459

City of Claremont

8004

21938

City of Commerce*

4869

37256

City of Compton

35091

35125

City of Covina

16087

32809

City of Cudahy

10664

43800

City of Culver City

9146

22942

City of Diamond Bar

10710

18621

City of Downey

39269

34367

City of Duarte

5871

26667

City of El Monte

35629

30382

City of El Segundo

3432

20446

City of Gardena

18258

29780

City of Glendale

49821

24127

City of Glendora

13120

24865

City of Hawaiian Gardens

4433

30206

City of Hawthorne

24846

27984

City of Hermosa Beach

3960

20132

City of Hidden Hills

329

17407

City of Huntington Park

23376

39298

City of Industry

443

101373

City of Inglewood

32097

28259

City of Irwindale

583

39959

City of La Canada Flintridge

3649

17634

City of La Habra Heights

170

3116

City of La Mirada

11675

23539

City of La Puente

13709

33686

City of La Verne

7855

23601

City of Lakewood

21726

27035

City of Lancaster*

54525

33747

City of Lawndale

8965

26670

City of Lomita

4958

23918

City of Lynwood*

26465

36733

City of Malibu

2499

19281

City of Manhattan Beach

6139

17053

City of Maywood

11174

39837

City of Monrovia

9443

24338

City of Montebello

20978

32587

City of Monterey Park

13600

21843

City of Norwalk

35907

33364

City of Palmdale

56806

35734

City of Palos Verdes Estates

1815

13423

City of Paramount

20088

35857

City of Pico Rivera

22917

35650

City of Pomona

55555

35628

City of Rancho Palos Verdes

6022

14088

City of Redondo Beach

12484

18173

City of Rolling Hills

231

11907

City of Rolling Hills Estates

1188

14643

City of Rosemead

12390

22385

City of San Dimas*

9116

26411

City of San Fernando

11180

45425

City of San Gabriel

8829

21558

City of San Marino

1870

14085

City of Santa Clarita

61039

27692

City of Santa Fe Springs

6887

37503

City of Santa Monica

21488

23244

City of Sierra Madre

1844

16780

City of Signal Hill

3262

27651

City of South El Monte

7021

33617

City of South Gate

41116

41889

City of South Pasadena

5047

19372

City of Temple City

7581

20796

City of Torrance

27240

18249

City of Vernon

328

156938

City of Walnut

5830

19095

City of West Covina

32774

30280

City of West Hollywood

9512

25742

City of Westlake Village

329

3935

City of Whittier

26194

29959

Los Angeles

1303992

32240

Los Angeles - Adams-Normandie

2796

34089

Los Angeles - Alsace

3920

31499

Los Angeles - Angeles National Forest

6

15000

Los Angeles - Angelino Heights

709

28337

Los Angeles - Arleta

14659

42651

Los Angeles - Atwater Village

4084

27847

Los Angeles - Baldwin Hills

8451

27152

Los Angeles - Bel Air

1905

22601

Los Angeles - Beverly Crest

2868

22898

Los Angeles - Beverlywood

3559

27017

Los Angeles - Boyle Heights*

35397

40741

Los Angeles - Brentwood

7092

22911

Los Angeles - Brookside

121

20826

Los Angeles - Cadillac-Corning

2062

28957

Los Angeles - Canoga Park

21912

33562

Los Angeles - Carthay

3543

24668

Los Angeles - Central

15535

39842

Los Angeles - Century City

3011

23538

Los Angeles - Century Palms/Cove

14205

42069

Los Angeles - Chatsworth

10639

28707

Los Angeles - Cheviot Hills

2070

22571

Los Angeles - Chinatown

2292

28575

Los Angeles - Cloverdale/Cochran

4473

30736

Los Angeles - Country Club Park

4071

26866

Los Angeles - Crenshaw District

4478

32381

Los Angeles - Crestview

3254

28624

Los Angeles - Del Rey

7055

23567

Los Angeles - Downtown*

13458

48926

Los Angeles - Eagle Rock

11096

28028

Los Angeles - East Hollywood

8100

27657

Los Angeles - Echo Park

3876

27189

Los Angeles - El Sereno

14591

34900

Los Angeles - Elysian Park

1542

26996

Los Angeles - Elysian Valley

3075

30233

Los Angeles - Encino

12460

27583

Los Angeles - Exposition

1090

32772

Los Angeles - Exposition Park

15630

34798

Los Angeles - Faircrest Heights

1034

28722

Los Angeles - Figueroa Park Square

3238

37129

Los Angeles - Florence-Firestone

20467

43138

Los Angeles - Glassell Park

9178

29041

Los Angeles - Gramercy Place

3478

32311

Los Angeles - Granada Hills

18088

31084

Los Angeles - Green Meadows

9010

41897

Los Angeles - Hancock Park

3961

23247

Los Angeles - Harbor City

7876

27093

Los Angeles - Harbor Gateway

13382

30693

Los Angeles - Harbor Pines

513

21295

Los Angeles - Harvard Heights

5494

30463

Los Angeles - Harvard Park

15907

41932

Los Angeles - Highland Park

14592

30154

Los Angeles - Historic Filipinotown

4690

33814

Los Angeles - Hollywood

18314

26832

Los Angeles - Hollywood Hills

6367

21631

Los Angeles - Hyde Park

10042

35184

Los Angeles - Jefferson Park

2752

34089

Los Angeles - Koreatown

14192

27454

Los Angeles - Lafayette Square

1397

30643

Los Angeles - Lake Balboa

13653

32348

Los Angeles - Lakeview Terrace

5014

38179

Los Angeles - Leimert Park

4794

31467

Los Angeles - Lincoln Heights

11048

33893

Los Angeles - Little Armenia

2614

32573

Los Angeles - Little Bangladesh

7543

26613

Los Angeles - Little Tokyo

1214

38749

Los Angeles - Longwood

1473

34224

Los Angeles - Los Feliz

4770

22075

Los Angeles - Manchester Square

2651

31057

Los Angeles - Mandeville Canyon

669

21415

Los Angeles - Mar Vista

8932

21031

Los Angeles - Marina Peninsula

807

18509

Los Angeles - Melrose

22542

29013

Los Angeles - Mid-city

3934

26174

Los Angeles - Miracle Mile

4100

22797

Los Angeles - Mission Hills

10226

42389

Los Angeles - Mt. Washington

7113

29460

Los Angeles - North Hills

21731

35292

Los Angeles - North Hollywood

51023

33696

Los Angeles - Northridge

21529

30845

Los Angeles - Pacific Palisades

4244

19933

Los Angeles - Pacoima

34138

44347

Los Angeles - Palisades Highlands

799

20775

Los Angeles - Palms

9725

22164

Los Angeles - Panorama City

29051

38606

Los Angeles - Park La Brea

2650

19514

Los Angeles - Pico-Union

14607

34910

Los Angeles - Playa Del Rey

496

15519

Los Angeles - Playa Vista

2832

25870

Los Angeles - Porter Ranch

8671

24365

Los Angeles - Rancho Park

1830

27896

Los Angeles - Regent Square

740

26619

Los Angeles - Reseda

27093

35362

Los Angeles - Reseda Ranch

1549

33412

Los Angeles - Reynier Village

1024

24219

Los Angeles - San Pedro*

22091

28308

Los Angeles - Shadow Hills

1087

24471

Los Angeles - Sherman Oaks

22651

25960

Los Angeles - Silverlake

11325

25690

Los Angeles - South Carthay

2644

24955

Los Angeles - South Park

15493

40813

Los Angeles - St Elmo Village

1648

35951

Los Angeles - Studio City

5728

25526

Los Angeles - Sun Valley

20182

38454

Los Angeles - Sunland

5701

27935

Los Angeles - Sycamore Square

151

23338

Los Angeles - Sylmar*

36487

44281

Los Angeles - Tarzana

8727

28265

Los Angeles - Temple-Beaudry

12022

30449

Los Angeles - Thai Town

2458

25059

Los Angeles - Toluca Lake

2098

24104

Los Angeles - Toluca Terrace

394

30168

Los Angeles - Toluca Woods

426

22928

Los Angeles - Tujunga

7512

27012

Los Angeles - University Hills

784

22864

Los Angeles - University Park

10141

36935

Los Angeles - Valley Glen

9624

32063

Los Angeles - Valley Village

6985

28256

Los Angeles - Van Nuys*

32739

35130

Los Angeles - Venice

7775

22945

Los Angeles - Vermont Knolls

6567

38180

Los Angeles - Vermont Square

3321

43372

Los Angeles - Vermont Vista

16395

39807

Los Angeles - Vernon Central

22658

43575

Los Angeles - Victoria Park

2466

29361

Los Angeles - View Heights

854

23119

Los Angeles - Watts

17075

40013

Los Angeles - Wellington Square

1557

31679

Los Angeles - West Adams

9448

34195

Los Angeles - West Hills

10232

25236

Los Angeles - West Los Angeles

9362

24875

Los Angeles - West Vernon

21709

40469

Los Angeles - Westchester

10886

21096

Los Angeles - Westlake

18206

30673

Los Angeles - Westwood

13622

25175

Los Angeles - Wholesale District*

17600

48714

Los Angeles - Wilmington

20782

36791

Los Angeles - Wilshire Center

14210

28324

Los Angeles - Winnetka

16932

32696

Los Angeles - Woodland Hills

17131

25172

Unincorporated - Acton

1653

20738

Unincorporated - Agua Dulce

856

20587

Unincorporated - Altadena

9491

21758

Unincorporated - Anaverde

349

23143

Unincorporated - Angeles National Forest

85

6827

Unincorporated - Arcadia

1720

21551

Unincorporated - Athens-Westmont

15275

35990

Unincorporated - Athens Village

2448

49990

Unincorporated - Avocado Heights

2375

35055

Unincorporated - Azusa

5304

33310

Unincorporated - Bassett

5132

34636

Unincorporated - Bouquet Canyon

167

15564

Unincorporated - Bradbury

77

71296

Unincorporated - Canyon Country

2996

38768

Unincorporated - Castaic*

8416

30951

Unincorporated - Cerritos

157

26746

Unincorporated - Charter Oak

2

10000

Unincorporated - Claremont

110

15670

Unincorporated - Covina

5279

31387

Unincorporated - Covina (Charter Oak)

4030

30660

Unincorporated - Del Aire

1035

23560

Unincorporated - Del Rey

112

35220

Unincorporated - Del Sur

603

24969

Unincorporated - Desert View Highlands

813

32611

Unincorporated - Duarte

1634

36902

Unincorporated - East Covina

81

24620

Unincorporated - East La Mirada

1360

25699

Unincorporated - East Lancaster

43

37719

Unincorporated - East Los Angeles

51271

40929

Unincorporated - East Pasadena

348

5435

Unincorporated - East Rancho Dominguez

5335

34851

Unincorporated - East Whittier

1196

22541

Unincorporated - El Camino Village

2067

23513

Unincorporated - El Monte

53

36552

Unincorporated - Elizabeth Lake

230

13847

Unincorporated - Florence-Firestone

27565

42601

Unincorporated - Franklin Canyon

1

8333

Unincorporated - Glendora

180

27273

Unincorporated - Hacienda Heights

13377

23919

Unincorporated - Harbor Gateway

5

500000

Unincorporated - Hawthorne

651

25895

Unincorporated - Hi Vista

145

13206

Unincorporated - Kagel/Lopez Canyons

560

39660

Unincorporated - La Crescenta-Montrose

3461

17479

Unincorporated - La Habra Heights

17

2515

Unincorporated - La Rambla

650

31325

Unincorporated - La Verne*

557

27304

Unincorporated - Ladera Heights

1534

21694

Unincorporated - Lake Hughes

170

25449

Unincorporated - Lake Los Angeles

3610

27782

Unincorporated - Lake Manor

385

23433

Unincorporated - Lakewood

1

877

Unincorporated - Lennox

6813

30224

Unincorporated - Leona Valley

280

15991

Unincorporated - Littlerock

1257

31261

Unincorporated - Littlerock/Juniper Hills

292

22513

Unincorporated - Littlerock/Pearblossom

1119

31353

Unincorporated - Llano

106

12087

Unincorporated - Marina del Rey

2003

21284

Unincorporated - Miracle Mile

0

0

Unincorporated - Monrovia

987

25432

Unincorporated - Newhall

92

41818

Unincorporated - North Lancaster

355

29633

Unincorporated - North Whittier

2611

31232

Unincorporated - Northeast San Gabriel

4854

20195

Unincorporated - Padua Hills

32

14884

Unincorporated - Palmdale

222

26366

Unincorporated - Palos Verdes Peninsula

80

12882

Unincorporated - Pearblossom/Llano

340

17382

Unincorporated - Pellissier Village

329

53150

Unincorporated - Placerita Canyon

17

3696

Unincorporated - Pomona

149

7688

Unincorporated - Quartz Hill

3375

26151

Unincorporated - Rancho Dominguez

1020

38331

Unincorporated - Roosevelt

231

24812

Unincorporated - Rosewood

421

32737

Unincorporated - Rosewood/East Gardena

449

37636

Unincorporated - Rosewood/West Rancho Dominguez

1162

34573

Unincorporated - Rowland Heights

10189

19970

Unincorporated - San Clemente Island

0

0

Unincorporated - San Francisquito Canyon/Bouquet Canyon

38

4429

Unincorporated - San Jose Hills

6798

33619

Unincorporated - San Pasqual

78

3833

Unincorporated - Sand Canyon

52

16883

Unincorporated - Santa Catalina Island

687

257303

Unincorporated - Santa Monica Mountains*

3289

17663

Unincorporated - Saugus

364

234839

Unincorporated - Saugus/Canyon Country

103

28933

Unincorporated - South Antelope Valley

95

20879

Unincorporated - South El Monte

663

36936

Unincorporated - South San Gabriel

2349

26548

Unincorporated - South Whittier

18498

31235

Unincorporated - Southeast Antelope Valley

204

26120

Unincorporated - Stevenson Ranch

4848

23123

Unincorporated - Sun Village

1918

31776

Unincorporated - Sunrise Village

452

34877

Unincorporated - Twin Lakes/Oat Mountain

356

21472

Unincorporated - Val Verde

919

27773

Unincorporated - Valencia

784

25521

Unincorporated - Valinda

8108

34693

Unincorporated - View Park/Windsor Hills

2958

25423

Unincorporated - Walnut Park

6512

40339

Unincorporated - West Antelope Valley

151

9993

Unincorporated - West Carson

6381

28892

Unincorporated - West Chatsworth

4

33333

Unincorporated - West LA

644

67647

Unincorporated - West Puente Valley

3490

35486

Unincorporated - West Rancho Dominguez

420

30905

Unincorporated - West Whittier/Los Nietos

8942

33211

Unincorporated - Westfield/Academy Hills

201

15462

Unincorporated - Westhills

154

18355

Unincorporated - White Fence Farms

786

21341

Unincorporated - Whittier

813

21485

Unincorporated - Whittier Narrows

67

558333

Unincorporated - Willowbrook

14529

41615

Unincorporated - Wiseburn

1610

26713

- Under Investigation

73101

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