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For Immediate Release:

July 22, 2022

As LA County Remains in High COVID-19 Community Level, Practical Common-Sense Steps Can Slow the Spread - 8,091 New Positive Cases and 20 New Deaths Due to COVID-19 in Los Angeles County

LA County remains in the CDC designated High Community Level this week with the rate of new COVID hospital admissions increasing to 11.4 admissions per 100,000 people. The 7-day case rate also increased this past week by 30%; at 481 cases per 100,000 people, this is higher than the case rate in February during the Omicron winter surge.

While some of those infected experience only mild illness, many do not, and we see this in the doubling of emergency department visits for COVID over the last two months. We also see this in staffing shortages at worksites, including at healthcare facilities. Outbreaks at workplaces are disruptive and expensive since there is cost associated with covering shifts and preventing further spread. Households with infected members also suffer disruptions: for some, this includes lost wages, difficulties isolating, and needing help caring for children.

High community transmission also leads to preventable, avoidable deaths, primarily among those most vulnerable. Nearly 4,500 people have already died from COVID this year. If we can slow down transmission, we have a chance at preventing some people from dying in the upcoming months.

It is also clear that many individuals infected with COVID have experienced long COVID, and with big increases in cases, there are likely to be more people reporting illness symptoms weeks after initial infection. The most common symptoms reported for Long COVID are fatigue and exercise intolerance, however breathing problems, brain fog, prolonged loss of taste and smell, and even sudden hair loss have occurred for some. The symptoms vary and may last or reappear over time.

High transmission has been fueled by increased circulation of BA.5, a sub-variant that is associated with high rates or reinfections. Given the results from a recent large study among veterans that identified increased risks to health created by repeat infections, slowing spread is likely to also help lower the risk of reinfections.

Being up-to-date on vaccinations offers the best chance of not experiencing the worst outcomes. Vaccines and boosters continue to significantly reduce the risk of severe disease and death from COVID, should residents become infected. If residents have underlying health conditions or are an older adult, they should be prepared to seek treatment right away if they become sick with COVID. There are free, lifesaving-medications available to treat residents should they become infected and sick.

At home, and in the community, there are several steps residents can take to lower risk, including getting tested if sick or recently exposed, and isolating away from others if they tested positive. When out and about, don’t wait for a masking requirement before masking indoors. If planning to attend a private event, residents should test themselves before going and stay home if they test positive. When hosting an event, it makes sense when transmission is this high to ask others to test before attending. Outside remains safer than inside for parties and events. If gatherings do move indoors, increasing ventilation and masking indoors when not actively eating or drinking is sensible, especially if anyone with vulnerable health is attending.

At workplaces, maximizing ventilation is primary as it reduces the amount of virus in the air, should an infected person be present. Workplaces must provide medical grade masks and/or respirators and may choose to require indoor masking. Workplaces that are experiencing outbreaks have additional reporting, masking, testing, and return to work required measures.

“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. “What we have learned over the course of the pandemic is that this is a dangerous virus. We benefit enormously for all the effective tools at hand, and they allow most of us to fully live our lives: we travel, we go to parties, we enjoy concerts, plays and sporting events, and we get together with those we love. However, when transmission is really high, we would be foolish to be complacent and not layer in additional protections that help those most vulnerable also fully live their lives. We are a wonderful county, with amazing people and have a long history of working together to protect each other.”

Today, Public Health reported 20 additional deaths and 8,091 new positive cases. Of the 20 new deaths reported today, one person was between the ages of 18-29, three people were between the ages of 30-49, six 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 and the one death reported by the City of Pasadena, visit longbeach.gov and pasadena.net. Of the 20 newly reported deaths, 16 had underlying health conditions. To date, the total number of deaths in L.A. County is 32,604.

Public Health has reported a total of 3,253,323 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of L.A. County. Today’s positivity rate is 15.7%.

There are 1,247 people with COVID-19 currently hospitalized. Testing results are available for more than 12,297,229 individuals, with 24% 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

3,253,323

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

3,077,708

-- Long Beach

141,982

-- Pasadena

33,633

Deaths

32,604

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

30,888

-- Long Beach

1,294

-- Pasadena

422

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

- 0 to 4

95985

- 5 to 11

265077

- 12 to 17

259612

- 18 to 29

678930

- 30 to 49

989140

- 50 to 64

515336

- 65 to 79

205252

- over 80

66167

- Under Investigation

2209

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

- Female

1575111

- Male

1418479

- Other

1411

- Under Investigation

82707

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

- American Indian/Alaska Native

5732

- Asian

213090

- Black

156112

- Hispanic/Latino

1346987

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

15707

- White

415257

- Other

347241

- Under Investigation

577582

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

- Hospitalized (Ever)***

144,905

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

- American Indian/Alaska Native

72

- Asian

3880

- Black

2879

- Hispanic/Latino

15748

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

111

- White

7796

- Other

315

- Under Investigation

87

CITY / COMMUNITY**

Cases

Case Rate

City of Agoura Hills

5671

27156

City of Alhambra

20804

23989

City of Arcadia

10572

18305

City of Artesia

4917

29277

City of Avalon

65

1680

City of Azusa

15400

30775

City of Baldwin Park

25718

33501

City of Bell

15172

41759

City of Bell Gardens

15284

35486

City of Bellflower

26407

33971

City of Beverly Hills

10131

29348

City of Bradbury

67

6268

City of Burbank

27412

25576

City of Calabasas

4939

20306

City of Carson

29969

31934

City of Cerritos

10744

21459

City of Claremont

8233

22566

City of Commerce*

5009

38327

City of Compton

35976

36011

City of Covina

16576

33806

City of Cudahy

10966

45040

City of Culver City

9544

23941

City of Diamond Bar

11127

19346

City of Downey

40397

35354

City of Duarte

6101

27712

City of El Monte

36846

31420

City of El Segundo

3529

21023

City of Gardena

18818

30693

City of Glendale

51309

24848

City of Glendora

13553

25686

City of Hawaiian Gardens

4568

31126

City of Hawthorne

25547

28773

City of Hermosa Beach

4072

20702

City of Hidden Hills

341

18042

City of Huntington Park

23915

40204

City of Industry

455

104119

City of Inglewood

32930

28992

City of Irwindale

599

41056

City of La Canada Flintridge

3785

18291

City of La Habra Heights

172

3153

City of La Mirada

12056

24307

City of La Puente

14158

34789

City of La Verne

8099

24334

City of Lakewood

22531

28037

City of Lancaster*

55889

34591

City of Lawndale

9269

27575

City of Lomita

5096

24584

City of Lynwood*

27156

37692

City of Malibu

2549

19667

City of Manhattan Beach

6314

17539

City of Maywood

11438

40779

City of Monrovia

9827

25327

City of Montebello

21705

33717

City of Monterey Park

14306

22977

City of Norwalk

36875

34263

City of Palmdale

58412

36745

City of Palos Verdes Estates

1855

13718

City of Paramount

20568

36713

City of Pico Rivera

23684

36843

City of Pomona

57003

36557

City of Rancho Palos Verdes

6241

14600

City of Redondo Beach

12957

18861

City of Rolling Hills

240

12371

City of Rolling Hills Estates

1233

15198

City of Rosemead

12984

23458

City of San Dimas*

9452

27384

City of San Fernando

11435

46461

City of San Gabriel

9218

22508

City of San Marino

1960

14762

City of Santa Clarita

62987

28575

City of Santa Fe Springs

7056

38423

City of Santa Monica

22337

24162

City of Sierra Madre

1934

17599

City of Signal Hill

3389

28728

City of South El Monte

7230

34618

City of South Gate

42113

42905

City of South Pasadena

5281

20270

City of Temple City

8117

22266

City of Torrance

28337

18984

City of Vernon

330

157895

City of Walnut

6081

19917

City of West Covina

33911

31331

City of West Hollywood

9765

26427

City of Westlake Village

339

4055

City of Whittier

26951

30825

Los Angeles

1338798

33101

Los Angeles - Adams-Normandie

2870

34991

Los Angeles - Alsace

4015

32262

Los Angeles - Angeles National Forest

6

15000

Los Angeles - Angelino Heights

729

29137

Los Angeles - Arleta

15033

43739

Los Angeles - Atwater Village

4236

28883

Los Angeles - Baldwin Hills

8744

28093

Los Angeles - Bel Air

2065

24499

Los Angeles - Beverly Crest

2937

23449

Los Angeles - Beverlywood

3645

27670

Los Angeles - Boyle Heights*

36237

41707

Los Angeles - Brentwood

7310

23615

Los Angeles - Brookside

124

21343

Los Angeles - Cadillac-Corning

2093

29392

Los Angeles - Canoga Park

22435

34363

Los Angeles - Carthay

3656

25454

Los Angeles - Central

15763

40426

Los Angeles - Century City

3118

24375

Los Angeles - Century Palms/Cove

14483

42892

Los Angeles - Chatsworth

10957

29565

Los Angeles - Cheviot Hills

2137

23302

Los Angeles - Chinatown

2367

29510

Los Angeles - Cloverdale/Cochran

4602

31622

Los Angeles - Country Club Park

4206

27757

Los Angeles - Crenshaw District

4604

33292

Los Angeles - Crestview

3338

29363

Los Angeles - Del Rey

7281

24322

Los Angeles - Downtown*

13885

50478

Los Angeles - Eagle Rock

11569

29223

Los Angeles - East Hollywood

8325

28426

Los Angeles - Echo Park

3994

28016

Los Angeles - El Sereno

15046

35988

Los Angeles - Elysian Park

1585

27749

Los Angeles - Elysian Valley

3174

31206

Los Angeles - Encino

12892

28540

Los Angeles - Exposition

1117

33584

Los Angeles - Exposition Park

15960

35532

Los Angeles - Faircrest Heights

1068

29667

Los Angeles - Figueroa Park Square

3319

38058

Los Angeles - Florence-Firestone

20824

43891

Los Angeles - Glassell Park

9492

30034

Los Angeles - Gramercy Place

3584

33296

Los Angeles - Granada Hills

18675

32093

Los Angeles - Green Meadows

9150

42548

Los Angeles - Hancock Park

4089

23998

Los Angeles - Harbor City

8092

27836

Los Angeles - Harbor Gateway

13746

31528

Los Angeles - Harbor Pines

529

21959

Los Angeles - Harvard Heights

5601

31056

Los Angeles - Harvard Park

16262

42868

Los Angeles - Highland Park

15077

31157

Los Angeles - Historic Filipinotown

4798

34593

Los Angeles - Hollywood

18865

27639

Los Angeles - Hollywood Hills

6585

22372

Los Angeles - Hyde Park

10307

36113

Los Angeles - Jefferson Park

2816

34882

Los Angeles - Koreatown

14533

28114

Los Angeles - Lafayette Square

1442

31630

Los Angeles - Lake Balboa

14024

33228

Los Angeles - Lakeview Terrace

5151

39222

Los Angeles - Leimert Park

4945

32458

Los Angeles - Lincoln Heights

11365

34865

Los Angeles - Little Armenia

2684

33445

Los Angeles - Little Bangladesh

7769

27411

Los Angeles - Little Tokyo

1251

39930

Los Angeles - Longwood

1510

35084

Los Angeles - Los Feliz

4941

22867

Los Angeles - Manchester Square

2736

32052

Los Angeles - Mandeville Canyon

689

22055

Los Angeles - Mar Vista

9214

21695

Los Angeles - Marina Peninsula

824

18899

Los Angeles - Melrose

23128

29767

Los Angeles - Mid-city

4059

27006

Los Angeles - Miracle Mile

4256

23664

Los Angeles - Mission Hills

10491

43488

Los Angeles - Mt. Washington

7316

30300

Los Angeles - North Hills

22334

36271

Los Angeles - North Hollywood

52376

34590

Los Angeles - Northridge

22114

31683

Los Angeles - Pacific Palisades

4364

20497

Los Angeles - Pacoima

34857

45281

Los Angeles - Palisades Highlands

809

21035

Los Angeles - Palms

10136

23101

Los Angeles - Panorama City

29829

39640

Los Angeles - Park La Brea

2737

20155

Los Angeles - Pico-Union

14870

35538

Los Angeles - Playa Del Rey

505

15801

Los Angeles - Playa Vista

2926

26729

Los Angeles - Porter Ranch

9003

25298

Los Angeles - Rancho Park

1900

28963

Los Angeles - Regent Square

760

27338

Los Angeles - Reseda

27881

36390

Los Angeles - Reseda Ranch

1596

34426

Los Angeles - Reynier Village

1051

24858

Los Angeles - San Pedro*

22691

29077

Los Angeles - Shadow Hills

1113

25056

Los Angeles - Sherman Oaks

23421

26842

Los Angeles - Silverlake

11694

26527

Los Angeles - South Carthay

2744

25899

Los Angeles - South Park

15756

41506

Los Angeles - St Elmo Village

1694

36955

Los Angeles - Studio City

5912

26346

Los Angeles - Sun Valley

20655

39356

Los Angeles - Sunland

5898

28900

Los Angeles - Sycamore Square

155

23957

Los Angeles - Sylmar*

37411

45403

Los Angeles - Tarzana

9033

29256

Los Angeles - Temple-Beaudry

12290

31128

Los Angeles - Thai Town

2538

25874

Los Angeles - Toluca Lake

2168

24908

Los Angeles - Toluca Terrace

409

31317

Los Angeles - Toluca Woods

442

23789

Los Angeles - Tujunga

7731

27799

Los Angeles - University Hills

804

23447

Los Angeles - University Park

10309

37547

Los Angeles - Valley Glen

9895

32966

Los Angeles - Valley Village

7193

29098

Los Angeles - Van Nuys*

33497

35943

Los Angeles - Venice

7996

23597

Los Angeles - Vermont Knolls

6733

39145

Los Angeles - Vermont Square

3396

44352

Los Angeles - Vermont Vista

16725

40608

Los Angeles - Vernon Central

22977

44188

Los Angeles - Victoria Park

2520

30004

Los Angeles - View Heights

890

24093

Los Angeles - Watts

17377

40720

Los Angeles - Wellington Square

1604

32635

Los Angeles - West Adams

9655

34944

Los Angeles - West Hills

10604

26154

Los Angeles - West Los Angeles

9688

25741

Los Angeles - West Vernon

22135

41263

Los Angeles - Westchester

11335

21966

Los Angeles - Westlake

18563

31275

Los Angeles - Westwood

14016

25903

Los Angeles - Wholesale District*

18105

50112

Los Angeles - Wilmington

21152

37446

Los Angeles - Wilshire Center

14640

29181

Los Angeles - Winnetka

17421

33640

Los Angeles - Woodland Hills

17652

25938

Unincorporated - Acton

1700

21327

Unincorporated - Agua Dulce

879

21140

Unincorporated - Altadena

9804

22476

Unincorporated - Anaverde

359

23806

Unincorporated - Angeles National Forest

89

7149

Unincorporated - Arcadia

1814

22729

Unincorporated - Athens-Westmont

15626

36817

Unincorporated - Athens Village

2511

51276

Unincorporated - Avocado Heights

2445

36089

Unincorporated - Azusa

5432

34114

Unincorporated - Bassett

5273

35588

Unincorporated - Bouquet Canyon

174

16216

Unincorporated - Bradbury

89

82407

Unincorporated - Canyon Country

3097

40075

Unincorporated - Castaic*

8646

31797

Unincorporated - Cerritos

163

27768

Unincorporated - Charter Oak

2

10000

Unincorporated - Claremont

114

16239

Unincorporated - Covina

5470

32523

Unincorporated - Covina (Charter Oak)

4173

31748

Unincorporated - Del Aire

1073

24425

Unincorporated - Del Rey

119

37421

Unincorporated - Del Sur

614

25424

Unincorporated - Desert View Highlands

829

33253

Unincorporated - Duarte

1706

38528

Unincorporated - East Covina

82

24924

Unincorporated - East La Mirada

1403

26512

Unincorporated - East Lancaster

44

38596

Unincorporated - East Los Angeles

52566

41962

Unincorporated - East Pasadena

352

5497

Unincorporated - East Rancho Dominguez

5456

35641

Unincorporated - East Whittier

1230

23181

Unincorporated - El Camino Village

2122

24138

Unincorporated - El Monte

54

37241

Unincorporated - Elizabeth Lake

237

14269

Unincorporated - Florence-Firestone

28101

43429

Unincorporated - Franklin Canyon

1

8333

Unincorporated - Glendora

183

27727

Unincorporated - Hacienda Heights

13952

24947

Unincorporated - Harbor Gateway

5

500000

Unincorporated - Hawthorne

669

26611

Unincorporated - Hi Vista

148

13479

Unincorporated - Kagel/Lopez Canyons

567

40156

Unincorporated - La Crescenta-Montrose

3615

18257

Unincorporated - La Habra Heights

17

2515

Unincorporated - La Rambla

667

32145

Unincorporated - La Verne*

572

28039

Unincorporated - Ladera Heights

1599

22613

Unincorporated - Lake Hughes

177

26497

Unincorporated - Lake Los Angeles

3700

28475

Unincorporated - Lake Manor

401

24407

Unincorporated - Lakewood

1

877

Unincorporated - Lennox

6949

30827

Unincorporated - Leona Valley

288

16448

Unincorporated - Littlerock

1286

31982

Unincorporated - Littlerock/Juniper Hills

298

22976

Unincorporated - Littlerock/Pearblossom

1156

32390

Unincorporated - Llano

106

12087

Unincorporated - Marina del Rey

2065

21942

Unincorporated - Miracle Mile

0

0

Unincorporated - Monrovia

1032

26591

Unincorporated - Newhall

92

41818

Unincorporated - North Lancaster

361

30134

Unincorporated - North Whittier

2701

32309

Unincorporated - Northeast San Gabriel

5095

21197

Unincorporated - Padua Hills

32

14884

Unincorporated - Palmdale

223

26485

Unincorporated - Palos Verdes Peninsula

90

14493

Unincorporated - Pearblossom/Llano

356

18200

Unincorporated - Pellissier Village

336

54281

Unincorporated - Placerita Canyon

17

3696

Unincorporated - Pomona

154

7946

Unincorporated - Quartz Hill

3468

26871

Unincorporated - Rancho Dominguez

1048

39384

Unincorporated - Roosevelt

237

25456

Unincorporated - Rosewood

454

35303

Unincorporated - Rosewood/East Gardena

462

38726

Unincorporated - Rosewood/West Rancho Dominguez

1192

35466

Unincorporated - Rowland Heights

10706

20983

Unincorporated - San Clemente Island

0

0

Unincorporated - San Francisquito Canyon/Bouquet Canyon

38

4429

Unincorporated - San Jose Hills

6960

34420

Unincorporated - San Pasqual

80

3931

Unincorporated - Sand Canyon

53

17208

Unincorporated - Santa Catalina Island

717

268539

Unincorporated - Santa Monica Mountains*

3378

18141

Unincorporated - Saugus

379

244516

Unincorporated - Saugus/Canyon Country

103

28933

Unincorporated - South Antelope Valley

101

22198

Unincorporated - South El Monte

679

37827

Unincorporated - South San Gabriel

2457

27769

Unincorporated - South Whittier

18983

32054

Unincorporated - Southeast Antelope Valley

212

27145

Unincorporated - Stevenson Ranch

5031

23996

Unincorporated - Sun Village

1956

32406

Unincorporated - Sunrise Village

462

35648

Unincorporated - Twin Lakes/Oat Mountain

368

22195

Unincorporated - Val Verde

941

28438

Unincorporated - Valencia

813

26465

Unincorporated - Valinda

8304

35531

Unincorporated - View Park/Windsor Hills

3065

26343

Unincorporated - Walnut Park

6681

41386

Unincorporated - West Antelope Valley

154

10192

Unincorporated - West Carson

6610

29928

Unincorporated - West Chatsworth

4

33333

Unincorporated - West LA

667

70063

Unincorporated - West Puente Valley

3584

36441

Unincorporated - West Rancho Dominguez

433

31862

Unincorporated - West Whittier/Los Nietos

9223

34254

Unincorporated - Westfield/Academy Hills

209

16077

Unincorporated - Westhills

160

19070

Unincorporated - White Fence Farms

802

21776

Unincorporated - Whittier

848

22410

Unincorporated - Whittier Narrows

69

575000

Unincorporated - Willowbrook

14890

42649

Unincorporated - Wiseburn

1654

27443

- Under Investigation

75576

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