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For Immediate Release:

September 23, 2022

Vaccinations Continue to Offer Hope for Minimizing the Impact of COVID-19 1,641 New Positive Cases and 13 New Deaths Due to COVID-19 in Los Angeles County

Vaccines continue to provide powerful protection against COVID-19, yet many LA County residents have not yet started their initial series or received any booster doses. There are currently 1.9 million unvaccinated residents 6 months and older, and of the 7.5 million age 5 and older who are fully vaccinated, 57% have not received any booster. With more infectious subvariants circulating in the county and immunity from vaccines and prior infections waning over time, it is critical for residents not up to date on their vaccines to take advantage of the new Fall booster that targets the currently circulating BA.4 and BA.5 subvariants.

Vaccines have continued to provide protection against the virus. For the two-week period ending September 1, unvaccinated residents were two times more likely to get infected than those who are vaccinated and four times more likely to be hospitalized than vaccinated residents. Unvaccinated residents were also nearly seven times more likely to die from COVID-19 than vaccinated residents.

Sadly, because vaccination coverage is not similar across all age groups and race/ethnicity groups, there are some communities where there may be less protection from severe outcomes associated with COVID. As of September 18, only 22% of Latinx and Black children ages 5 to 11 are fully vaccinated, compared to almost 42% of White children and 61% of Asian children in this age group.

Young Latinx and Black adults ages 18 to 29 also had significantly lower vaccination rates of 58% and about 48%, respectively, compared to 91% of Asian residents and almost 77% of White residents in the same age group.

As we enter Fall and prepare for Winter, residents are able to take advantage of the powerful protection offered by vaccines. Those who haven’t yet received their initial series may want to get started immediately since it will take a few weeks to reach maximum protection. The 7 million residents eligible to receive the new Fall boosters should know that the new boosters match the dominating variants that are circulating, adding to their value in countering the natural waning of immunity that happens with the passing of time. Residents ages 18 and older can receive either the Moderna or the Pfizer bivalent booster, while children ages 12 to 17 can receive the Pfizer bivalent booster. Both are given as a single booster dose, administered at least two months following primary or previous booster vaccination.

New bivalent boosters are likely to be available for children this Fall, possibly as soon as mid-October. These vaccines would provide protection against BA.4 and BA.5 subvariants, just as they already do for adults. Pfizer’s bivalent booster would be for children ages 5 to 11, and Moderna’s would be for children ages 6 to 17.

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

The 7-day average case count in the county is 1,396, a 17% decline from one week ago when the 7-day average of 1675 cases was reported. The 7-day average test positivity rate remains stable at 4.5% over the past week.

Over the past seven days, the average number of daily COVID-positive patients in LA County hospitals was 602, a 16% decline from one week ago when the average number of daily COVID-positive patients per day was 713.

Deaths, which typically lag hospitalizations by several weeks, decreased slightly to 12 deaths reported each day this past week, a decrease from an average of 14 daily reported deaths a week ago.

“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. “While relieved that LA County remains at the CDC-designated Low Community Level for the fourth consecutive week, our experience the past two winters reminds us to be prepared for possible increases in transmission as we move into the late Fall and Winter. One important strategy for minimizing the disruptions and heartache associated with increased transmission, is for residents and workers to be up to date on vaccinations. Our goal in the weeks ahead, is to be sure that all residents have easy access to and good information about the vaccines and new Fall boosters. Increasing vaccination coverage allows us to envision a safe and healthy holiday season.”

Today, Public Health reported 13 additional deaths and 1,641 new positive cases. Of the 13 new deaths reported today, two people were between the ages of 50-64, three people were between the ages of 65-79, and seven people were aged 80 years or older. For information on the one death reported by the City of Long Beach, visit longbeach.gov. Of the 13 newly reported deaths, 10 had underlying health conditions. To date, the total number of deaths in L.A. County is 37,773.

Public Health has reported a total of 3,447,249 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of L.A. County. Today’s positivity rate is 4.5%.

There are 575 people with COVID-19 currently hospitalized. Testing results are available for more than 12,544,177 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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For more information:


Cases through 12:00pm 09/22/2022

Total Cases

Laboratory Confirmed Cases

3,447,249

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

3,260,377

-- Long Beach

150,968

-- Pasadena

35,904

Deaths

33,532

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

31,773

-- Long Beach

1,329

-- Pasadena

430

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

- 0 to 4

103,118

- 5 to 11

274,323

- 12 to 17

268,282

- 18 to 29

712,678

- 30 to 49

1,049,222

- 50 to 64

552,275

- 65 to 79

224,623

- over 80

73,565

- Under Investigation

2,291

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

- Female

1,673,357

- Male

1,499,756

- Other

1,535

- Under Investigation

85,729

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

- American Indian/Alaska Native

6,149

- Asian

232,108

- Black

167,374

- Hispanic/Latino

1,414,862

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

16,612

- White

442,381

- Other

370,188

- Under Investigation

610,703

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

- Hospitalized (Ever)

155,289

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

- American Indian/Alaska Native

73

- Asian

4,030

- Black

2,965

- Hispanic/Latino

16,020

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

112

- White

8,130

- Other

359

- Under Investigation

84

CITY / COMMUNITY**

Cases

Case Rate

City of Agoura Hills

5951

28497

City of Alhambra

22524

25972

City of Arcadia

11622

20123

City of Artesia

5381

32039

City of Avalon

66

1706

City of Azusa

16378

32730

City of Baldwin Park

27343

35617

City of Bell

15900

43763

City of Bell Gardens

16069

37308

City of Bellflower

28067

36106

City of Beverly Hills

10586

30666

City of Bradbury

67

6268

City of Burbank

29330

27365

City of Calabasas

5278

21700

City of Carson

31886

33977

City of Cerritos

11771

23510

City of Claremont

8807

24139

City of Commerce*

5300

40554

City of Compton

37980

38016

City of Covina

17706

36111

City of Cudahy

11515

47295

City of Culver City

10352

25968

City of Diamond Bar

12032

20920

City of Downey

43030

37659

City of Duarte

6626

30096

City of El Monte

39254

33473

City of El Segundo

3714

22126

City of Gardena

20022

32657

City of Glendale

54424

26356

City of Glendora

14629

27725

City of Hawaiian Gardens

4808

32761

City of Hawthorne

27016

30428

City of Hermosa Beach

4318

21952

City of Hidden Hills

361

19101

City of Huntington Park

25149

42279

City of Industry

489

111899

City of Inglewood

34698

30549

City of Irwindale

628

43043

City of La Canada Flintridge

4087

19751

City of La Habra Heights

174

3190

City of La Mirada

12867

25942

City of La Puente

15069

37027

City of La Verne

8589

25807

City of Lakewood

24257

30185

City of Lancaster*

59198

36639

City of Lawndale

9835

29259

City of Lomita

5447

26277

City of Lynwood*

28729

39875

City of Malibu

2679

20670

City of Manhattan Beach

6667

18520

City of Maywood

12093

43114

City of Monrovia

10563

27224

City of Montebello

23182

36011

City of Monterey Park

15555

24983

City of Norwalk

39213

36436

City of Palmdale

61869

38919

City of Palos Verdes Estates

2001

14798

City of Paramount

21752

38827

City of Pico Rivera

25464

39612

City of Pomona

60578

38849

City of Rancho Palos Verdes

6744

15777

City of Redondo Beach

13946

20301

City of Rolling Hills

253

13041

City of Rolling Hills Estates

1359

16751

City of Rosemead

14003

25299

City of San Dimas*

10160

29436

City of San Fernando

11965

48614

City of San Gabriel

10072

24593

City of San Marino

2133

16065

City of Santa Clarita

66887

30345

City of Santa Fe Springs

7470

40677

City of Santa Monica

23903

25856

City of Sierra Madre

2094

19055

City of Signal Hill

3661

31033

City of South El Monte

7650

36629

City of South Gate

44346

45180

City of South Pasadena

5693

21852

City of Temple City

8864

24315

City of Torrance

30585

20490

City of Vernon

343

164115

City of Walnut

6700

21944

City of West Covina

36289

33528

City of West Hollywood

10251

27742

City of Westlake Village

356

4258

City of Whittier

28706

32832

Los Angeles

1409900

34859

Los Angeles - Adams-Normandie

2991

36467

Los Angeles - Alsace

4180

33588

Los Angeles - Angeles National Forest

6

15000

Los Angeles - Angelino Heights

766

30616

Los Angeles - Arleta

15704

45691

Los Angeles - Atwater Village

4538

30942

Los Angeles - Baldwin Hills

9290

29847

Los Angeles - Bel Air

2193

26017

Los Angeles - Beverly Crest

3070

24511

Los Angeles - Beverlywood

3826

29044

Los Angeles - Boyle Heights*

37977

43710

Los Angeles - Brentwood

7703

24885

Los Angeles - Brookside

136

23408

Los Angeles - Cadillac-Corning

2208

31007

Los Angeles - Canoga Park

23614

36168

Los Angeles - Carthay

3871

26951

Los Angeles - Central

16296

41793

Los Angeles - Century City

3340

26110

Los Angeles - Century Palms/Cove

15220

45075

Los Angeles - Chatsworth

11746

31694

Los Angeles - Cheviot Hills

2280

24861

Los Angeles - Chinatown

2526

31492

Los Angeles - Cloverdale/Cochran

4865

33430

Los Angeles - Country Club Park

4445

29334

Los Angeles - Crenshaw District

4847

35050

Los Angeles - Crestview

3527

31026

Los Angeles - Del Rey

7745

25872

Los Angeles - Downtown*

14831

53917

Los Angeles - Eagle Rock

12369

31244

Los Angeles - East Hollywood

8749

29873

Los Angeles - Echo Park

4187

29370

Los Angeles - El Sereno

15842

37892

Los Angeles - Elysian Park

1683

29464

Los Angeles - Elysian Valley

3349

32927

Los Angeles - Encino

13821

30596

Los Angeles - Exposition

1184

35598

Los Angeles - Exposition Park

16785

37369

Los Angeles - Faircrest Heights

1142

31722

Los Angeles - Figueroa Park Square

3477

39869

Los Angeles - Florence-Firestone

21733

45807

Los Angeles - Glassell Park

10089

31923

Los Angeles - Gramercy Place

3773

35052

Los Angeles - Granada Hills

19775

33983

Los Angeles - Green Meadows

9542

44371

Los Angeles - Hancock Park

4337

25453

Los Angeles - Harbor City

8619

29649

Los Angeles - Harbor Gateway

14517

33296

Los Angeles - Harbor Pines

574

23827

Los Angeles - Harvard Heights

5839

32376

Los Angeles - Harvard Park

16959

44705

Los Angeles - Highland Park

15902

32861

Los Angeles - Historic Filipinotown

5013

36143

Los Angeles - Hollywood

19822

29042

Los Angeles - Hollywood Hills

6996

23768

Los Angeles - Hyde Park

10849

38012

Los Angeles - Jefferson Park

2955

36603

Los Angeles - Koreatown

15209

29422

Los Angeles - Lafayette Square

1530

33560

Los Angeles - Lake Balboa

14807

35083

Los Angeles - Lakeview Terrace

5432

41361

Los Angeles - Leimert Park

5226

34303

Los Angeles - Lincoln Heights

11946

36648

Los Angeles - Little Armenia

2837

35352

Los Angeles - Little Bangladesh

8167

28815

Los Angeles - Little Tokyo

1339

42739

Los Angeles - Longwood

1608

37361

Los Angeles - Los Feliz

5242

24260

Los Angeles - Manchester Square

2919

34196

Los Angeles - Mandeville Canyon

731

23399

Los Angeles - Mar Vista

9855

23204

Los Angeles - Marina Peninsula

888

20367

Los Angeles - Melrose

24217

31169

Los Angeles - Mid-city

4304

28636

Los Angeles - Miracle Mile

4503

25038

Los Angeles - Mission Hills

10999

45594

Los Angeles - Mt. Washington

7750

32098

Los Angeles - North Hills

23461

38102

Los Angeles - North Hollywood

55011

36330

Los Angeles - Northridge

23375

33490

Los Angeles - Pacific Palisades

4562

21427

Los Angeles - Pacoima

36442

47340

Los Angeles - Palisades Highlands

852

22153

Los Angeles - Palms

10884

24806

Los Angeles - Panorama City

31248

41526

Los Angeles - Park La Brea

2911

21436

Los Angeles - Pico-Union

15464

36958

Los Angeles - Playa Del Rey

541

16927

Los Angeles - Playa Vista

3113

28437

Los Angeles - Porter Ranch

9620

27032

Los Angeles - Rancho Park

2034

31006

Los Angeles - Regent Square

807

29029

Los Angeles - Reseda

29437

38421

Los Angeles - Reseda Ranch

1681

36260

Los Angeles - Reynier Village

1120

26490

Los Angeles - San Pedro*

24064

30836

Los Angeles - Shadow Hills

1176

26475

Los Angeles - Sherman Oaks

25017

28671

Los Angeles - Silverlake

12402

28133

Los Angeles - South Carthay

2878

27164

Los Angeles - South Park

16386

43165

Los Angeles - St Elmo Village

1773

38678

Los Angeles - Studio City

6353

28311

Los Angeles - Sun Valley

21689

41326

Los Angeles - Sunland

6300

30870

Los Angeles - Sycamore Square

170

26275

Los Angeles - Sylmar*

39263

47650

Los Angeles - Tarzana

9624

31170

Los Angeles - Temple-Beaudry

12821

32473

Los Angeles - Thai Town

2656

27077

Los Angeles - Toluca Lake

2311

26551

Los Angeles - Toluca Terrace

425

32542

Los Angeles - Toluca Woods

470

25296

Los Angeles - Tujunga

8237

29619

Los Angeles - University Hills

863

25168

Los Angeles - University Park

10841

39485

Los Angeles - Valley Glen

10366

34535

Los Angeles - Valley Village

7644

30922

Los Angeles - Van Nuys*

34992

37547

Los Angeles - Venice

8430

24878

Los Angeles - Vermont Knolls

7025

40843

Los Angeles - Vermont Square

3551

46376

Los Angeles - Vermont Vista

17380

42199

Los Angeles - Vernon Central

23866

45898

Los Angeles - Victoria Park

2646

31504

Los Angeles - View Heights

946

25609

Los Angeles - Watts

18027

42244

Los Angeles - Wellington Square

1682

34222

Los Angeles - West Adams

10149

36732

Los Angeles - West Hills

11321

27922

Los Angeles - West Los Angeles

10311

27397

Los Angeles - West Vernon

23146

43147

Los Angeles - Westchester

12202

23646

Los Angeles - Westlake

19401

32686

Los Angeles - Westwood

14713

27191

Los Angeles - Wholesale District*

19309

53445

Los Angeles - Wilmington

22040

39018

Los Angeles - Wilshire Center

15356

30608

Los Angeles - Winnetka

18452

35631

Los Angeles - Woodland Hills

18824

27660

Unincorporated - Acton

1813

22745

Unincorporated - Agua Dulce

919

22102

Unincorporated - Altadena

10479

24023

Unincorporated - Anaverde

376

24934

Unincorporated - Angeles National Forest

97

7791

Unincorporated - Arcadia

1988

24909

Unincorporated - Athens-Westmont

16376

38584

Unincorporated - Athens Village

2649

54094

Unincorporated - Avocado Heights

2610

38524

Unincorporated - Azusa

5744

36074

Unincorporated - Bassett

5609

37855

Unincorporated - Bouquet Canyon

190

17707

Unincorporated - Bradbury

97

89815

Unincorporated - Canyon Country

3286

42521

Unincorporated - Castaic*

9070

33357

Unincorporated - Cerritos

176

29983

Unincorporated - Charter Oak

2

10000

Unincorporated - Claremont

120

17094

Unincorporated - Covina

5803

34503

Unincorporated - Covina (Charter Oak)

4445

33818

Unincorporated - Del Aire

1133

25791

Unincorporated - Del Rey

127

39937

Unincorporated - Del Sur

651

26957

Unincorporated - Desert View Highlands

875

35098

Unincorporated - Duarte

1853

41847

Unincorporated - East Covina

88

26748

Unincorporated - East La Mirada

1498

28307

Unincorporated - East Lancaster

48

42105

Unincorporated - East Los Angeles

55273

44123

Unincorporated - East Pasadena

363

5669

Unincorporated - East Rancho Dominguez

5733

37451

Unincorporated - East Whittier

1334

25141

Unincorporated - El Camino Village

2251

25606

Unincorporated - El Monte

57

39310

Unincorporated - Elizabeth Lake

248

14931

Unincorporated - Florence-Firestone

29250

45205

Unincorporated - Franklin Canyon

1

8333

Unincorporated - Glendora

190

28788

Unincorporated - Hacienda Heights

15053

26916

Unincorporated - Harbor Gateway

5

500000

Unincorporated - Hawthorne

715

28441

Unincorporated - Hi Vista

155

14117

Unincorporated - Kagel/Lopez Canyons

592

41926

Unincorporated - La Crescenta-Montrose

3969

20044

Unincorporated - La Habra Heights

18

2663

Unincorporated - La Rambla

724

34892

Unincorporated - La Verne*

605

29657

Unincorporated - Ladera Heights

1722

24353

Unincorporated - Lake Hughes

190

28443

Unincorporated - Lake Los Angeles

3863

29729

Unincorporated - Lake Manor

423

25746

Unincorporated - Lakewood

1

877

Unincorporated - Lennox

7302

32393

Unincorporated - Leona Valley

303

17304

Unincorporated - Littlerock

1354

33673

Unincorporated - Littlerock/Juniper Hills

314

24210

Unincorporated - Littlerock/Pearblossom

1215

34043

Unincorporated - Llano

111

12657

Unincorporated - Marina del Rey

2162

22973

Unincorporated - Miracle Mile

0

0

Unincorporated - Monrovia

1126

29013

Unincorporated - Newhall

100

45455

Unincorporated - North Lancaster

372

31052

Unincorporated - North Whittier

2862

34234

Unincorporated - Northeast San Gabriel

5504

22899

Unincorporated - Padua Hills

34

15814

Unincorporated - Palmdale

239

28385

Unincorporated - Palos Verdes Peninsula

102

16425

Unincorporated - Pearblossom/Llano

390

19939

Unincorporated - Pellissier Village

351

56704

Unincorporated - Placerita Canyon

22

4783

Unincorporated - Pomona

160

8256

Unincorporated - Quartz Hill

3695

28630

Unincorporated - Rancho Dominguez

1107

41601

Unincorporated - Roosevelt

254

27282

Unincorporated - Rosewood

487

37869

Unincorporated - Rosewood/East Gardena

488

40905

Unincorporated - Rosewood/West Rancho Dominguez

1252

37251

Unincorporated - Rowland Heights

11599

22733

Unincorporated - San Clemente Island

0

0

Unincorporated - San Francisquito Canyon/Bouquet Canyon

41

4779

Unincorporated - San Jose Hills

7361

36403

Unincorporated - San Pasqual

83

4079

Unincorporated - Sand Canyon

57

18506

Unincorporated - Santa Catalina Island

753

282022

Unincorporated - Santa Monica Mountains*

3569

19167

Unincorporated - Saugus

403

260000

Unincorporated - Saugus/Canyon Country

105

29494

Unincorporated - South Antelope Valley

108

23736

Unincorporated - South El Monte

714

39777

Unincorporated - South San Gabriel

2658

30041

Unincorporated - South Whittier

20100

33940

Unincorporated - Southeast Antelope Valley

225

28809

Unincorporated - Stevenson Ranch

5381

25665

Unincorporated - Sun Village

2064

34195

Unincorporated - Sunrise Village

492

37963

Unincorporated - Twin Lakes/Oat Mountain

392

23643

Unincorporated - Val Verde

997

30130

Unincorporated - Valencia

861

28027

Unincorporated - Valinda

8840

37825

Unincorporated - View Park/Windsor Hills

3285

28234

Unincorporated - Walnut Park

7071

43802

Unincorporated - West Antelope Valley

166

10986

Unincorporated - West Carson

7189

32550

Unincorporated - West Chatsworth

4

33333

Unincorporated - West LA

712

74790

Unincorporated - West Puente Valley

3815

38790

Unincorporated - West Rancho Dominguez

451

33186

Unincorporated - West Whittier/Los Nietos

9841

36550

Unincorporated - Westfield/Academy Hills

226

17385

Unincorporated - Westhills

176

20977

Unincorporated - White Fence Farms

862

23405

Unincorporated - Whittier

903

23864

Unincorporated - Whittier Narrows

69

575000

Unincorporated - Willowbrook

15666

44872

Unincorporated - Wiseburn

1745

28953

- Under Investigation

80659

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

** --These numbers are subject to change based on further investigation.



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