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For Immediate Release:

September 02, 2022

As LA County Enters Low Community Level, Residents Should Continue Safety Measures to Further Reduce Rate of Transmission - 2,705 New Positive Cases and 16 New Deaths Due to COVID-19 in Los Angeles County

With continued declines in hospitalizations and a lower case rate, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has moved LA County into the Low Community Level, reflecting minimal stress on the hospital system in LA County associated with COVID-19. However, viral transmission, with a case rate just below 200, is still high, as it represents about 2500 new cases a day. Residents are therefore asked to continue following sensible safety measures including indoor masking and staying home and away from others if sick to help reduce the rate of transmission.

The 7-day average case count is 2,438, an 18% decline from one week ago when an average of 2,976 cases were reported.

Over the past seven days, the average number of daily COVID-positive patients in LA County hospitals was 813, about a 10% decline from one week ago when the average number of daily COVID-positive patients per day was 900.

Deaths, which typically lag hospitalizations by several weeks, remain relatively stable at an average of 14 reported deaths daily.

While many sectors are experiencing declines in clusters of cases and outbreaks, as more K-12 schools opened during August, there have been increases in the number of clusters of cases and outbreaks at schools. There have been a total of 624 clusters reported at schools since August 7 that involved more than 3,500 individuals, of which 3,355 were students. The number of reported clusters more than tripled each week throughout August, with 38 clusters reported for the week ending August 13, 135 clusters reported for the week ending August 20, and 451 clusters for the week ending August 27.

Since schools reopened, 27 outbreaks have been documented in elementary schools. Eight outbreaks are associated with Youth Sports programs, and five outbreaks have been documented in middle schools. There has been only one outbreak associated with a high school.

To help further reduce the rate of transmission at schools and in the community, residents should continue to follow simple safety measures such as staying home when sick; testing after an exposure; universal masking indoors when around others and for 10 days after an exposure; and being up to date on vaccinations.

The Omicron variant continues to account for 100% of sequenced specimens in the county, with the BA.5 subvariant of Omicron as the predominant subvariant by far. For the week ending August 13, 92% of all sequenced specimens were BA.5, a slight increase over the 90% from last week. The CDC estimates that, across the country, as of the week ending August 27, the BA.5 subvariant accounted for 89% of specimens.

Vaccinations remain the best defense against severe COVID-19 illness, and new Pfizer and Moderna boosters that target the BA.4 and BA.5 subvariants of Omicron have been approved this week by both the Food and Drug Administration and CDC. Residents and workers in LA County can soon receive a new updated bivalent boosters scheduled to be available starting next week at more than 900 sites across the county. LA County expects to initially receive 170,000 of the new Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna updated boosters between September 6 and September 9 and will begin administering these free vaccines September 7 at 12 Public Health sites, 701 mobile vaccine clinics, and 245 community, pharmacy, and clinic sites.

To find a location for the new booster go to VaccinateLACounty.com. Click on “Find a Location” and then search by “Vaccine Type”.

“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 we all look forward to celebrating Labor Day and expressing our deep appreciation to the many hard-working people throughout our county, we face the twin challenges this holiday weekend of ongoing circulation of COVID, plus very high heat across most regions of LA County. With the extreme heat, it will make sense for many to move gatherings indoors. When gathering indoors, you can maximize ventilation by opening windows and doors, using air filters, and setting HVAC systems to maximize fresh air exchange. It is also advisable to wear a mask if gathering indoors with individuals whose COVID status is unknown. Given the high heat we are experiencing, we ask that everyone do their part to take care of those most vulnerable by checking on your friends, family, and neighbors. Older adults, babies, and those with underlying health conditions are especially vulnerable to heat stress. Please never leave children, pets, or elderly persons in parked cars, even for a few minutes. Be sure to drink a lot of water and seek medical care for yourself or anyone experiencing symptoms of heat-related illness. There will be cooling centers open throughout the county, and many are already open. Spending a few hours in a cool setting can be lifesaving when temperatures are high. As we have fun connecting with family and friends, these steps, along with other measures, can make our celebrations safer from COVID and the extreme heat.”

Today, Public Health reported 16 additional deaths and 2,705 new positive cases. Of the 16 new deaths reported today, two people were between the ages of 30-49, three people were between the ages of 50-64, four people were between the ages of 65-79, and five people were aged 80 years or older. Information on the one death reported by the City of Long Beach can be found at longbeach.gov.

Information on the one death reported by the City of Pasadena can be found at pasadena.net. Of the 16 newly reported deaths, 14 had underlying health conditions. To date, the total number of deaths in L.A. County is 33,187.

Public Health has reported a total of 3,413,783 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of L.A. County. Today’s positivity rate is 7.8%.

There are 788 people with COVID-19 currently hospitalized. Testing results are available for more than 12,477,349 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

3,413,783

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

3,229,026

-- Long Beach

149,290

-- Pasadena

35,467

Deaths

33,187

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

31,445

-- Long Beach

1,318

-- Pasadena

424

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

- 0 to 4

102,124

- 5 to 11

272,947

- 12 to 17

266,694

- 18 to 29

707,045

- 30 to 49

1,039,337

- 50 to 64

545,767

- 65 to 79

220,868

- over 80

71,981

- Under Investigation

2,263

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

- Female

1,656,383

- Male

1,485,699

- Other

1,503

- Under Investigation

85,441

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

- American Indian/Alaska Native

6,070

- Asian

228,184

- Black

164,874

- Hispanic/Latino

1,401,925

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

16,420

- White

436,173

- Other

366,725

- Under Investigation

608,655

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

- Hospitalized (Ever)

152,454

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

- American Indian/Alaska Native

73

- Asian

3,976

- Black

2,935

- Hispanic/Latino

15,917

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

112

- White

7,992

- Other

346

- Under Investigation

94

CITY / COMMUNITY**

Cases

Case Rate

City of Agoura Hills

5901

28257

City of Alhambra

22228

25631

City of Arcadia

11423

19779

City of Artesia

5322

31688

City of Avalon

66

1706

City of Azusa

16213

32400

City of Baldwin Park

27065

35255

City of Bell

15790

43460

City of Bell Gardens

15927

36978

City of Bellflower

27813

35779

City of Beverly Hills

10503

30426

City of Bradbury

67

6268

City of Burbank

28980

27039

City of Calabasas

5207

21408

City of Carson

31575

33646

City of Cerritos

11586

23141

City of Claremont

8614

23610

City of Commerce*

5247

40148

City of Compton

37717

37753

City of Covina

17504

35699

City of Cudahy

11427

46934

City of Culver City

10151

25463

City of Diamond Bar

11886

20666

City of Downey

42563

37250

City of Duarte

6513

29583

City of El Monte

38897

33169

City of El Segundo

3687

21965

City of Gardena

19848

32373

City of Glendale

53831

26069

City of Glendora

14401

27293

City of Hawaiian Gardens

4766

32475

City of Hawthorne

26784

30167

City of Hermosa Beach

4259

21652

City of Hidden Hills

360

19048

City of Huntington Park

24976

41988

City of Industry

475

108696

City of Inglewood

34439

30321

City of Irwindale

621

42563

City of La Canada Flintridge

4014

19398

City of La Habra Heights

174

3190

City of La Mirada

12705

25615

City of La Puente

14940

36710

City of La Verne

8506

25557

City of Lakewood

23980

29840

City of Lancaster*

58646

36298

City of Lawndale

9721

28919

City of Lomita

5385

25978

City of Lynwood*

28486

39538

City of Malibu

2646

20415

City of Manhattan Beach

6595

18320

City of Maywood

11980

42711

City of Monrovia

10406

26820

City of Montebello

22920

35604

City of Monterey Park

15341

24639

City of Norwalk

38790

36043

City of Palmdale

61384

38614

City of Palos Verdes Estates

1978

14628

City of Paramount

21583

38525

City of Pico Rivera

25189

39184

City of Pomona

59930

38434

City of Rancho Palos Verdes

6623

15493

City of Redondo Beach

13760

20030

City of Rolling Hills

251

12938

City of Rolling Hills Estates

1330

16393

City of Rosemead

13817

24963

City of San Dimas*

10012

29007

City of San Fernando

11880

48269

City of San Gabriel

9890

24149

City of San Marino

2087

15719

City of Santa Clarita

66255

30058

City of Santa Fe Springs

7414

40372

City of Santa Monica

23598

25526

City of Sierra Madre

2072

18855

City of Signal Hill

3617

30660

City of South El Monte

7583

36308

City of South Gate

44070

44898

City of South Pasadena

5617

21560

City of Temple City

8725

23934

City of Torrance

30173

20214

City of Vernon

341

163158

City of Walnut

6612

21656

City of West Covina

35889

33158

City of West Hollywood

10156

27485

City of Westlake Village

352

4211

City of Whittier

28420

32505

Los Angeles

1397315

34548

Los Angeles - Adams-Normandie

2959

36077

Los Angeles - Alsace

4153

33371

Los Angeles - Angeles National Forest

6

15000

Los Angeles - Angelino Heights

758

30296

Los Angeles - Arleta

15618

45441

Los Angeles - Atwater Village

4485

30581

Los Angeles - Baldwin Hills

9177

29484

Los Angeles - Bel Air

2178

25839

Los Angeles - Beverly Crest

3042

24287

Los Angeles - Beverlywood

3790

28771

Los Angeles - Boyle Heights*

37764

43465

Los Angeles - Brentwood

7636

24668

Los Angeles - Brookside

135

23236

Los Angeles - Cadillac-Corning

2179

30600

Los Angeles - Canoga Park

23428

35884

Los Angeles - Carthay

3826

26638

Los Angeles - Central

16226

41614

Los Angeles - Century City

3302

25813

Los Angeles - Century Palms/Cove

15115

44764

Los Angeles - Chatsworth

11603

31308

Los Angeles - Cheviot Hills

2248

24512

Los Angeles - Chinatown

2497

31131

Los Angeles - Cloverdale/Cochran

4827

33168

Los Angeles - Country Club Park

4404

29064

Los Angeles - Crenshaw District

4798

34695

Los Angeles - Crestview

3486

30665

Los Angeles - Del Rey

7657

25578

Los Angeles - Downtown*

14648

53252

Los Angeles - Eagle Rock

12190

30791

Los Angeles - East Hollywood

8677

29627

Los Angeles - Echo Park

4148

29097

Los Angeles - El Sereno

15727

37617

Los Angeles - Elysian Park

1668

29202

Los Angeles - Elysian Valley

3309

32534

Los Angeles - Encino

13663

30247

Los Angeles - Exposition

1174

35298

Los Angeles - Exposition Park

16606

36970

Los Angeles - Faircrest Heights

1127

31306

Los Angeles - Figueroa Park Square

3439

39434

Los Angeles - Florence-Firestone

21610

45547

Los Angeles - Glassell Park

10004

31654

Los Angeles - Gramercy Place

3745

34792

Los Angeles - Granada Hills

19583

33653

Los Angeles - Green Meadows

9473

44050

Los Angeles - Hancock Park

4280

25119

Los Angeles - Harbor City

8526

29329

Los Angeles - Harbor Gateway

14373

32966

Los Angeles - Harbor Pines

569

23620

Los Angeles - Harvard Heights

5805

32187

Los Angeles - Harvard Park

16841

44394

Los Angeles - Highland Park

15755

32558

Los Angeles - Historic Filipinotown

4985

35941

Los Angeles - Hollywood

19642

28778

Los Angeles - Hollywood Hills

6913

23486

Los Angeles - Hyde Park

10744

37644

Los Angeles - Jefferson Park

2933

36331

Los Angeles - Koreatown

15087

29186

Los Angeles - Lafayette Square

1515

33231

Los Angeles - Lake Balboa

14671

34760

Los Angeles - Lakeview Terrace

5391

41049

Los Angeles - Leimert Park

5159

33863

Los Angeles - Lincoln Heights

11874

36427

Los Angeles - Little Armenia

2808

34991

Los Angeles - Little Bangladesh

8105

28596

Los Angeles - Little Tokyo

1323

42228

Los Angeles - Longwood

1589

36919

Los Angeles - Los Feliz

5175

23949

Los Angeles - Manchester Square

2893

33892

Los Angeles - Mandeville Canyon

726

23239

Los Angeles - Mar Vista

9720

22886

Los Angeles - Marina Peninsula

873

20023

Los Angeles - Melrose

23983

30868

Los Angeles - Mid-city

4246

28250

Los Angeles - Miracle Mile

4458

24787

Los Angeles - Mission Hills

10922

45274

Los Angeles - Mt. Washington

7680

31808

Los Angeles - North Hills

23277

37803

Los Angeles - North Hollywood

54512

36000

Los Angeles - Northridge

23158

33179

Los Angeles - Pacific Palisades

4506

21164

Los Angeles - Pacoima

36222

47054

Los Angeles - Palisades Highlands

842

21893

Los Angeles - Palms

10735

24466

Los Angeles - Panorama City

31014

41215

Los Angeles - Park La Brea

2873

21156

Los Angeles - Pico-Union

15347

36678

Los Angeles - Playa Del Rey

533

16677

Los Angeles - Playa Vista

3087

28200

Los Angeles - Porter Ranch

9505

26708

Los Angeles - Rancho Park

1998

30457

Los Angeles - Regent Square

800

28777

Los Angeles - Reseda

29169

38071

Los Angeles - Reseda Ranch

1670

36022

Los Angeles - Reynier Village

1106

26159

Los Angeles - San Pedro*

23823

30527

Los Angeles - Shadow Hills

1164

26204

Los Angeles - Sherman Oaks

24702

28310

Los Angeles - Silverlake

12230

27743

Los Angeles - South Carthay

2857

26966

Los Angeles - South Park

16294

42923

Los Angeles - St Elmo Village

1763

38460

Los Angeles - Studio City

6288

28021

Los Angeles - Sun Valley

21538

41038

Los Angeles - Sunland

6219

30473

Los Angeles - Sycamore Square

169

26121

Los Angeles - Sylmar*

39005

47337

Los Angeles - Tarzana

9511

30804

Los Angeles - Temple-Beaudry

12724

32227

Los Angeles - Thai Town

2633

26843

Los Angeles - Toluca Lake

2286

26264

Los Angeles - Toluca Terrace

422

32312

Los Angeles - Toluca Woods

467

25135

Los Angeles - Tujunga

8155

29324

Los Angeles - University Hills

852

24847

Los Angeles - University Park

10672

38869

Los Angeles - Valley Glen

10288

34275

Los Angeles - Valley Village

7570

30623

Los Angeles - Van Nuys*

34731

37267

Los Angeles - Venice

8346

24630

Los Angeles - Vermont Knolls

6959

40459

Los Angeles - Vermont Square

3522

45997

Los Angeles - Vermont Vista

17288

41975

Los Angeles - Vernon Central

23761

45696

Los Angeles - Victoria Park

2615

31135

Los Angeles - View Heights

942

25501

Los Angeles - Watts

17931

42019

Los Angeles - Wellington Square

1669

33957

Los Angeles - West Adams

10051

36377

Los Angeles - West Hills

11186

27589

Los Angeles - West Los Angeles

10191

27078

Los Angeles - West Vernon

22994

42864

Los Angeles - Westchester

12041

23334

Los Angeles - Westlake

19234

32405

Los Angeles - Westwood

14550

26890

Los Angeles - Wholesale District*

19062

52761

Los Angeles - Wilmington

21880

38735

Los Angeles - Wilshire Center

15224

30345

Los Angeles - Winnetka

18271

35282

Los Angeles - Woodland Hills

18603

27335

Unincorporated - Acton

1790

22456

Unincorporated - Agua Dulce

907

21813

Unincorporated - Altadena

10349

23725

Unincorporated - Anaverde

372

24668

Unincorporated - Angeles National Forest

95

7631

Unincorporated - Arcadia

1952

24458

Unincorporated - Athens-Westmont

16248

38283

Unincorporated - Athens Village

2616

53420

Unincorporated - Avocado Heights

2588

38199

Unincorporated - Azusa

5697

35778

Unincorporated - Bassett

5547

37437

Unincorporated - Bouquet Canyon

190

17707

Unincorporated - Bradbury

96

88889

Unincorporated - Canyon Country

3252

42081

Unincorporated - Castaic*

9008

33129

Unincorporated - Cerritos

175

29813

Unincorporated - Charter Oak

2

10000

Unincorporated - Claremont

119

16952

Unincorporated - Covina

5758

34235

Unincorporated - Covina (Charter Oak)

4402

33491

Unincorporated - Del Aire

1126

25632

Unincorporated - Del Rey

127

39937

Unincorporated - Del Sur

646

26749

Unincorporated - Desert View Highlands

865

34697

Unincorporated - Duarte

1839

41531

Unincorporated - East Covina

85

25836

Unincorporated - East La Mirada

1489

28137

Unincorporated - East Lancaster

47

41228

Unincorporated - East Los Angeles

54892

43819

Unincorporated - East Pasadena

363

5669

Unincorporated - East Rancho Dominguez

5677

37085

Unincorporated - East Whittier

1313

24746

Unincorporated - El Camino Village

2223

25287

Unincorporated - El Monte

57

39310

Unincorporated - Elizabeth Lake

247

14871

Unincorporated - Florence-Firestone

29099

44972

Unincorporated - Franklin Canyon

1

8333

Unincorporated - Glendora

189

28636

Unincorporated - Hacienda Heights

14871

26590

Unincorporated - Harbor Gateway

5

500000

Unincorporated - Hawthorne

709

28202

Unincorporated - Hi Vista

155

14117

Unincorporated - Kagel/Lopez Canyons

589

41714

Unincorporated - La Crescenta-Montrose

3900

19696

Unincorporated - La Habra Heights

17

2515

Unincorporated - La Rambla

704

33928

Unincorporated - La Verne*

598

29314

Unincorporated - Ladera Heights

1695

23971

Unincorporated - Lake Hughes

185

27695

Unincorporated - Lake Los Angeles

3819

29390

Unincorporated - Lake Manor

417

25380

Unincorporated - Lakewood

1

877

Unincorporated - Lennox

7241

32122

Unincorporated - Leona Valley

300

17133

Unincorporated - Littlerock

1343

33400

Unincorporated - Littlerock/Juniper Hills

313

24133

Unincorporated - Littlerock/Pearblossom

1211

33931

Unincorporated - Llano

110

12543

Unincorporated - Marina del Rey

2143

22771

Unincorporated - Miracle Mile

0

0

Unincorporated - Monrovia

1112

28652

Unincorporated - Newhall

100

45455

Unincorporated - North Lancaster

371

30968

Unincorporated - North Whittier

2845

34031

Unincorporated - Northeast San Gabriel

5425

22570

Unincorporated - Padua Hills

34

15814

Unincorporated - Palmdale

233

27672

Unincorporated - Palos Verdes Peninsula

102

16425

Unincorporated - Pearblossom/Llano

387

19785

Unincorporated - Pellissier Village

348

56220

Unincorporated - Placerita Canyon

20

4348

Unincorporated - Pomona

159

8204

Unincorporated - Quartz Hill

3653

28305

Unincorporated - Rancho Dominguez

1096

41188

Unincorporated - Roosevelt

253

27175

Unincorporated - Rosewood

479

37247

Unincorporated - Rosewood/East Gardena

485

40654

Unincorporated - Rosewood/West Rancho Dominguez

1248

37132

Unincorporated - Rowland Heights

11454

22449

Unincorporated - San Clemente Island

0

0

Unincorporated - San Francisquito Canyon/Bouquet Canyon

41

4779

Unincorporated - San Jose Hills

7287

36037

Unincorporated - San Pasqual

83

4079

Unincorporated - Sand Canyon

57

18506

Unincorporated - Santa Catalina Island

753

282022

Unincorporated - Santa Monica Mountains*

3516

18882

Unincorporated - Saugus

397

256129

Unincorporated - Saugus/Canyon Country

105

29494

Unincorporated - South Antelope Valley

107

23516

Unincorporated - South El Monte

711

39610

Unincorporated - South San Gabriel

2611

29509

Unincorporated - South Whittier

19910

33619

Unincorporated - Southeast Antelope Valley

224

28681

Unincorporated - Stevenson Ranch

5294

25250

Unincorporated - Sun Village

2045

33880

Unincorporated - Sunrise Village

489

37731

Unincorporated - Twin Lakes/Oat Mountain

384

23160

Unincorporated - Val Verde

988

29858

Unincorporated - Valencia

852

27734

Unincorporated - Valinda

8747

37427

Unincorporated - View Park/Windsor Hills

3252

27950

Unincorporated - Walnut Park

7024

43511

Unincorporated - West Antelope Valley

165

10920

Unincorporated - West Carson

7125

32260

Unincorporated - West Chatsworth

4

33333

Unincorporated - West LA

706

74160

Unincorporated - West Puente Valley

3780

38434

Unincorporated - West Rancho Dominguez

449

33039

Unincorporated - West Whittier/Los Nietos

9746

36197

Unincorporated - Westfield/Academy Hills

223

17154

Unincorporated - Westhills

169

20143

Unincorporated - White Fence Farms

854

23188

Unincorporated - Whittier

894

23626

Unincorporated - Whittier Narrows

69

575000

Unincorporated - Willowbrook

15589

44651

Unincorporated - Wiseburn

1731

28721

- Under Investigation

79903

* --Case and death numbers include cases identified among persons detained at correctional facilities located in the city/community

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