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For Immediate Release:

March 24, 2023

Los Angeles County Promotes Sensible Strategies to Reduce Dangers Associated with COVID-19

With the lifting of county, state and federal COVID-19 emergency orders, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) continues to ensure easy access to free vaccines, boosters, tests and therapeutics. With changes in federal and state guidance, Los Angeles County urges residents to maintain sensible precautions to minimize disruptions at worksites, schools and health care facilities caused by COVID-19 outbreaks.

Most worksites across the county (including schools) must adhere to the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (CAL/OSHA) requirements which state employers must:

· Ensure employees that test positive are not at the worksite for at least five days. Employees can return to work between days six through 10 after testing positive if they have not had a fever for a 24-hour period without using fever-reducing medication and other symptoms are resolved or improving. They must wear a mask around others for a total of 10 days after testing positive for COVID-19.

· Identify and notify employees who were exposed to someone with COVID-19 during the virus’s infectious period.

· Make testing available to all employees at no cost who had close contact with an infected person at the workplace.

· Ensure all employees who had close contact with a known COVID-19 case, and remain at work, take a COVID-19 test within 3-5 days after the close contact in the event of an outbreak.

All worksites are required to report to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health clusters of three or more cases over 14 days; this allows Public Health to assist worksites to reduce additional transmission that can lead to significant disruptions and possible severe illness. Case clusters can be reported to Public Health at 1-888-397-3993.

“I would like to extend my deepest sympathies and sincere condolences to those who have lost a loved one to COVID-19,” said Dr. Barbara Ferrer, Ph.D., M.P.H., M.Ed., Director of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. “With continued stable COVID metrics, we’ll align our guidance with the reduced risk facing many residents while acknowledging that COVID-19 hospitalizations and deaths are ongoing and many in Los Angeles County are still feeling the impacts of the pandemic. CAL/OSHA is clear that worksites need to be safe by protecting workers from transmission of COVID-19. We encourage everyone to be mindful of worksite rules and do their best to not transmit this virus to others by isolating when infected and using masks and tests appropriately when exposed to the virus. Together our efforts provide support to those who are most vulnerable and minimize the disruptions to school, work, and our daily lives.”

Beginning in April, in alignment with both the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), Public Health will change to weekly reporting of COVID-19 case, hospitalization and death data on Thursdays. The last day of daily reporting will be Tuesday, March 28.

The 7-day average case count for COVID-19 dropped nearly 18% from the week prior from 726 last week to an average of 593 this week. Reported average daily deaths remained stable at about 12 deaths reported per day. The 7-day average of new COVID-19 positive hospital admissions is 68 this week, down from 76 last week. The 7-day average for test positivity remained stable at about 4%.

Los Angeles County remains in the CDC’s Low COVID-19 Community Level for the 10th consecutive week. This includes a 7-day case rate of 41 new cases per 100,000 people, a decrease from the week prior. The 7-day total for new COVID-19 hospital admissions per 100,000 people is currently 4.5, a decrease from last week’s rate of 5.4. And the 7-day average of the proportion of staffed inpatient beds occupied by COVID-19 patients is now 2.6%, down from the week prior.

Today, Public Health reported 10 additional deaths and 932 new positive cases. Please note today’s total includes one week's worth of cases (203) and deaths (0) reported by Long Beach, as that jurisdiction has moved to weekly reporting. To date, the total number of deaths in L.A. County is 35,970. There are 413 people with COVID-19 currently hospitalized.

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:

· COVID-19 Daily Data (cases, deaths, testing, testing positivity rate, mortality rate, and hospitalizations)

· COVID-19 Locations & Demographics (data by demographic characteristics and geography, active outbreaks, and citations)

· COVID-19 Response Plan

· COVID-19 Vaccinations

· Skilled Nursing Facility Metrics

Always check with trusted sources for the latest accurate information about novel coronavirus:

· Los Angeles County Department of Public Health: http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus/

· California Department of Public Health: https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/Immunization/nCOV2019.aspx

· Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

· CDC Spanish https://espanol.cdc.gov/enes/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

· World Health Organization https://www.who.int/health-topics/coronavirus

· LA County residents can also call 2-1-1

Cases through 12:00pm 3/23/2023

Total Cases

Laboratory Confirmed Cases

3,723,386

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

3,520,232

-- Long Beach

163,254

-- Pasadena

39,900

Deaths

35,970

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

34,137

-- Long Beach

1,391

-- Pasadena

442

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

- 0 to 4

111,120

- 5 to 11

282,232

- 12 to 17

277,167

- 18 to 29

755,888

- 30 to 49

1,129,305

- 50 to 64

610,421

- 65 to 79

260,628

- over 80

90,986

- Under Investigation

2,485

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

- Female

1,815,836

- Male

1,613,919

- Other

1,785

- Under Investigation

88,692

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

- American Indian/Alaska Native

6,677

- Asian

261,627

- Black

184,684

- Hispanic/Latino

1,507,548

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

17,626

- White

488,034

- Other

403,059

- Under Investigation

650,977

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

- Hospitalized (Ever)

175,131

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

- American Indian/Alaska Native

80

- Asian

4,430

- Black

3,200

- Hispanic/Latino

16,758

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

118

- White

9,047

- Other

413

- Under Investigation

91

CITY / COMMUNITY**

Cases

Case Rate

City of Agoura Hills

6316

30245

City of Alhambra

25312

29187

City of Arcadia

13550

23462

City of Artesia

5971

35552

City of Avalon

280

7237

City of Azusa

17458

34888

City of Baldwin Park

29530

38466

City of Bell

16947

46645

City of Bell Gardens

17051

39588

City of Bellflower

30606

39372

City of Beverly Hills

11501

33317

City of Bradbury

71

6642

City of Burbank

32615

30430

City of Calabasas

5790

23805

City of Carson

34735

37013

City of Cerritos

13235

26435

City of Claremont

10308

28253

City of Commerce*

5838

44671

City of Compton

40075

40114

City of Covina

20121

41036

City of Cudahy

12169

49982

City of Culver City

11790

29575

City of Diamond Bar

13543

23547

City of Downey

46514

40708

City of Duarte

7441

33798

City of El Monte

42547

36282

City of El Segundo

4038

24056

City of Gardena

21741

35461

City of Glendale

59955

29035

City of Glendora

14982

28394

City of Hawaiian Gardens

4984

33960

City of Hawthorne

29448

33167

City of Hermosa Beach

4700

23894

City of Hidden Hills

380

20106

City of Huntington Park

26232

44099

City of Industry

981

224485

City of Inglewood

38542

33933

City of Irwindale

869

59561

City of La Canada Flintridge

4508

21785

City of La Habra Heights

213

3905

City of La Mirada

14139

28507

City of La Puente

15958

39212

City of La Verne

9204

27655

City of Lakewood

26860

33424

City of Lancaster*

63773

39471

City of Lawndale

10537

31347

City of Lomita

6053

29201

City of Lynwood*

31045

43090

City of Malibu

2867

22120

City of Manhattan Beach

7394

20539

City of Maywood

12760

45492

City of Monrovia

11795

30399

City of Montebello

25336

39357

City of Monterey Park

17368

27895

City of Norwalk

42745

39718

City of Palmdale

66598

41894

City of Palos Verdes Estates

2244

16595

City of Paramount

22645

40421

City of Pico Rivera

27971

43512

City of Pomona

65265

41855

City of Rancho Palos Verdes

7690

17990

City of Redondo Beach

15451

22492

City of Rolling Hills

293

15103

City of Rolling Hills Estates

1524

18785

City of Rosemead

15157

27384

City of San Dimas*

11072

32078

City of San Fernando

12741

51767

City of San Gabriel

11348

27709

City of San Marino

2390

18001

City of Santa Clarita

73086

33157

City of Santa Fe Springs

7856

42779

City of Santa Monica

26252

28397

City of Sierra Madre

2391

21758

City of Signal Hill

4079

34577

City of South El Monte

8374

40096

City of South Gate

47026

47910

City of South Pasadena

6295

24162

City of Temple City

10639

29184

City of Torrance

34124

22861

City of Vernon

358

171292

City of Walnut

7514

24610

City of West Covina

39365

36370

City of West Hollywood

11223

30373

City of Westlake Village

444

5311

City of Whittier

31168

35648

Los Angeles

1521135

37609

Los Angeles - Adams-Normandie

3194

38942

Los Angeles - Alsace

4492

36095

Los Angeles - Angeles National Forest

0

0

Los Angeles - Angelino Heights

843

33693

Los Angeles - Arleta

16863

49063

Los Angeles - Atwater Village

5049

34427

Los Angeles - Baldwin Hills

10184

32720

Los Angeles - Bel Air

2438

28924

Los Angeles - Beverly Crest

3323

26531

Los Angeles - Beverlywood

4198

31868

Los Angeles - Boyle Heights*

40323

46410

Los Angeles - Brentwood

8362

27013

Los Angeles - Brookside

154

26506

Los Angeles - Cadillac-Corning

2291

32172

Los Angeles - Canoga Park

25232

38647

Los Angeles - Carthay

4375

30460

Los Angeles - Central

17012

43629

Los Angeles - Century City

3727

29135

Los Angeles - Century Palms/Cove

16249

48122

Los Angeles - Chatsworth

12884

34764

Los Angeles - Cheviot Hills

2542

27718

Los Angeles - Chinatown

2896

36105

Los Angeles - Cloverdale/Cochran

5302

36432

Los Angeles - Country Club Park

4897

32317

Los Angeles - Crenshaw District

5317

38448

Los Angeles - Crestview

3931

34580

Los Angeles - Del Rey

8375

27976

Los Angeles - Downtown*

16164

58763

Los Angeles - Eagle Rock

13740

34707

Los Angeles - East Hollywood

9498

32431

Los Angeles - Echo Park

4490

31496

Los Angeles - El Sereno

16893

40406

Los Angeles - Elysian Park

1832

32073

Los Angeles - Elysian Valley

3562

35021

Los Angeles - Encino

15171

33585

Los Angeles - Exposition

1269

38154

Los Angeles - Exposition Park

18195

40508

Los Angeles - Faircrest Heights

1254

34833

Los Angeles - Figueroa Park Square

3784

43390

Los Angeles - Florence-Firestone

22829

48117

Los Angeles - Glassell Park

10972

34717

Los Angeles - Gramercy Place

4149

38545

Los Angeles - Granada Hills

21465

36887

Los Angeles - Green Meadows

10043

46701

Los Angeles - Hancock Park

4719

27695

Los Angeles - Harbor City

9370

32233

Los Angeles - Harbor Gateway

15644

35881

Los Angeles - Harbor Pines

644

26733

Los Angeles - Harvard Heights

6143

34062

Los Angeles - Harvard Park

17970

47371

Los Angeles - Highland Park

17188

35519

Los Angeles - Historic Filipinotown

5494

39611

Los Angeles - Hollywood

21603

31651

Los Angeles - Hollywood Hills

7649

25987

Los Angeles - Hyde Park

11918

41757

Los Angeles - Jefferson Park

3144

38945

Los Angeles - Koreatown

16179

31298

Los Angeles - Lafayette Square

1595

34986

Los Angeles - Lake Balboa

16241

38480

Los Angeles - Lakeview Terrace

6110

46524

Los Angeles - Leimert Park

5754

37768

Los Angeles - Lincoln Heights

12777

39197

Los Angeles - Little Armenia

3049

37994

Los Angeles - Little Bangladesh

8652

30526

Los Angeles - Little Tokyo

1479

47207

Los Angeles - Longwood

1777

41287

Los Angeles - Los Feliz

6380

29526

Los Angeles - Manchester Square

3247

38039

Los Angeles - Mandeville Canyon

893

28585

Los Angeles - Mar Vista

10899

25662

Los Angeles - Marina Peninsula

960

22018

Los Angeles - Melrose

26181

33697

Los Angeles - Mid-city

4488

29860

Los Angeles - Miracle Mile

4917

27339

Los Angeles - Mission Hills

11886

49270

Los Angeles - Mt. Washington

8223

34057

Los Angeles - North Hills

25240

40991

Los Angeles - North Hollywood

58974

38947

Los Angeles - Northridge

25540

36592

Los Angeles - Pacific Palisades

5018

23569

Los Angeles - Pacoima

38799

50402

Los Angeles - Palisades Highlands

921

23947

Los Angeles - Palms

11991

27329

Los Angeles - Panorama City

33479

44490

Los Angeles - Park La Brea

3237

23837

Los Angeles - Pico-Union

16317

38997

Los Angeles - Playa Del Rey

598

18711

Los Angeles - Playa Vista

3409

31141

Los Angeles - Porter Ranch

10505

29518

Los Angeles - Rancho Park

2238

34116

Los Angeles - Regent Square

873

31403

Los Angeles - Reseda

32031

41807

Los Angeles - Reseda Ranch

1791

38632

Los Angeles - Reynier Village

1182

27956

Los Angeles - San Pedro*

26121

33472

Los Angeles - Shadow Hills

1316

29626

Los Angeles - Sherman Oaks

27625

31660

Los Angeles - Silverlake

13238

30030

Los Angeles - South Carthay

3253

30703

Los Angeles - South Park

16873

44448

Los Angeles - St Elmo Village

1875

40903

Los Angeles - Studio City

7014

31257

Los Angeles - Sun Valley

23173

44153

Los Angeles - Sunland

6914

33879

Los Angeles - Sycamore Square

211

32612

Los Angeles - Sylmar*

42091

51083

Los Angeles - Tarzana

10530

34104

Los Angeles - Temple-Beaudry

13501

34195

Los Angeles - Thai Town

2809

28637

Los Angeles - Toluca Lake

2555

29354

Los Angeles - Toluca Terrace

526

40276

Los Angeles - Toluca Woods

476

25619

Los Angeles - Tujunga

8963

32229

Los Angeles - University Hills

931

27151

Los Angeles - University Park

11592

42220

Los Angeles - Valley Glen

11193

37290

Los Angeles - Valley Village

8522

34474

Los Angeles - Van Nuys*

37597

40343

Los Angeles - Venice

9130

26944

Los Angeles - Vermont Knolls

7487

43529

Los Angeles - Vermont Square

3757

49066

Los Angeles - Vermont Vista

18689

45377

Los Angeles - Vernon Central

24689

47481

Los Angeles - Victoria Park

2819

33564

Los Angeles - View Heights

1109

30022

Los Angeles - Watts

19595

45918

Los Angeles - Wellington Square

1838

37396

Los Angeles - West Adams

10943

39606

Los Angeles - West Hills

12875

31755

Los Angeles - West Los Angeles

11566

30731

Los Angeles - West Vernon

24724

46089

Los Angeles - Westchester

13866

26871

Los Angeles - Westlake

20846

35121

Los Angeles - Westwood

16597

30673

Los Angeles - Wholesale District*

22126

61242

Los Angeles - Wilmington

23613

41803

Los Angeles - Wilshire Center

17135

34154

Los Angeles - Winnetka

19897

38422

Los Angeles - Woodland Hills

20488

30105

Unincorporated - Acton

2007

25179

Unincorporated - Agua Dulce

988

23761

Unincorporated - Altadena

11621

26641

Unincorporated - Anaverde

420

27851

Unincorporated - Angeles National Forest

94

7550

Unincorporated - Arcadia

2220

27816

Unincorporated - Athens-Westmont

17520

41280

Unincorporated - Athens Village

2824

57668

Unincorporated - Avocado Heights

2732

40325

Unincorporated - Azusa

6355

39911

Unincorporated - Bassett

6182

41722

Unincorporated - Bouquet Canyon

205

19105

Unincorporated - Bradbury

131

121296

Unincorporated - Canyon Country

3738

48370

Unincorporated - Castaic*

9590

35269

Unincorporated - Cerritos

192

32709

Unincorporated - Charter Oak

10

50000

Unincorporated - Claremont

158

22507

Unincorporated - Covina

6264

37244

Unincorporated - Covina (Charter Oak)

5047

38398

Unincorporated - Del Aire

1217

27703

Unincorporated - Del Rey

144

45283

Unincorporated - Del Sur

702

29068

Unincorporated - Desert View Highlands

955

38307

Unincorporated - Duarte

2002

45212

Unincorporated - East Covina

90

27356

Unincorporated - East La Mirada

1643

31047

Unincorporated - East Lancaster

43

37719

Unincorporated - East Los Angeles

58514

46711

Unincorporated - East Pasadena

427

6669

Unincorporated - East Rancho Dominguez

6307

41201

Unincorporated - East Whittier

1430

26951

Unincorporated - El Camino Village

2741

31180

Unincorporated - El Monte

2

1379

Unincorporated - Elizabeth Lake

286

17219

Unincorporated - Florence-Firestone

30375

46944

Unincorporated - Franklin Canyon

1

8333

Unincorporated - Glendora

199

30152

Unincorporated - Hacienda Heights

16527

29552

Unincorporated - Harbor Gateway

4

400000

Unincorporated - Hawthorne

763

30350

Unincorporated - Hi Vista

171

15574

Unincorporated - Kagel/Lopez Canyons

339

24008

Unincorporated - La Crescenta-Montrose

4450

22474

Unincorporated - La Habra Heights

21

3107

Unincorporated - La Rambla

900

43373

Unincorporated - La Verne*

662

32451

Unincorporated - Ladera Heights

2044

28907

Unincorporated - Lake Hughes

203

30389

Unincorporated - Lake Los Angeles

4074

31353

Unincorporated - Lake Manor

459

27937

Unincorporated - Lakewood

27

23684

Unincorporated - Lennox

7645

33914

Unincorporated - Leona Valley

311

17761

Unincorporated - Littlerock

1414

35165

Unincorporated - Littlerock/Juniper Hills

362

27911

Unincorporated - Littlerock/Pearblossom

1322

37041

Unincorporated - Llano

108

12315

Unincorporated - Marina del Rey

2695

28637

Unincorporated - Miracle Mile

0

0

Unincorporated - Monrovia

1128

29065

Unincorporated - Newhall

105

47727

Unincorporated - North Lancaster

510

42571

Unincorporated - North Whittier

3140

37560

Unincorporated - Northeast San Gabriel

5346

22242

Unincorporated - Padua Hills

38

17674

Unincorporated - Palmdale

269

31948

Unincorporated - Palos Verdes Peninsula

124

19968

Unincorporated - Pearblossom/Llano

433

22137

Unincorporated - Pellissier Village

374

60420

Unincorporated - Placerita Canyon

24

5217

Unincorporated - Pomona

123

6347

Unincorporated - Quartz Hill

3913

30319

Unincorporated - Rancho Dominguez

1204

45246

Unincorporated - Roosevelt

280

30075

Unincorporated - Rosewood

514

39969

Unincorporated - Rosewood/East Gardena

546

45767

Unincorporated - Rosewood/West Rancho Dominguez

1341

39899

Unincorporated - Rowland Heights

12464

24429

Unincorporated - San Clemente Island

0

0

Unincorporated - San Francisquito Canyon/Bouquet Canyon

45

5245

Unincorporated - San Jose Hills

7935

39241

Unincorporated - San Pasqual

90

4423

Unincorporated - Sand Canyon

63

20455

Unincorporated - Santa Catalina Island

596

223221

Unincorporated - Santa Monica Mountains*

3932

21116

Unincorporated - Saugus

348

224516

Unincorporated - Saugus/Canyon Country

129

36236

Unincorporated - South Antelope Valley

121

26593

Unincorporated - South El Monte

760

42340

Unincorporated - South San Gabriel

3177

35906

Unincorporated - South Whittier

21619

36505

Unincorporated - Southeast Antelope Valley

252

32266

Unincorporated - Stevenson Ranch

5949

28375

Unincorporated - Sun Village

2140

35454

Unincorporated - Sunrise Village

585

45139

Unincorporated - Twin Lakes/Oat Mountain

437

26357

Unincorporated - Val Verde

1212

36627

Unincorporated - Valencia

932

30339

Unincorporated - Valinda

9642

41256

Unincorporated - View Park/Windsor Hills

3608

31010

Unincorporated - Walnut Park

7446

46125

Unincorporated - West Antelope Valley

188

12442

Unincorporated - West Carson

8254

37372

Unincorporated - West Chatsworth

5

41667

Unincorporated - West LA

887

93172

Unincorporated - West Puente Valley

4243

43142

Unincorporated - West Rancho Dominguez

495

36424

Unincorporated - West Whittier/Los Nietos

10765

39981

Unincorporated - Westfield/Academy Hills

251

19308

Unincorporated - Westhills

199

23719

Unincorporated - White Fence Farms

931

25278

Unincorporated - Whittier

992

26216

Unincorporated - Whittier Narrows

76

633333

Unincorporated - Willowbrook

16690

47805

Unincorporated - Wiseburn

1900

31525

- Under Investigation

70514

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

Data are subject to change based on further investigation



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