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For Immediate Release:

May 25, 2021

L.A. County Metrics Continue to Show Reduced COVID-19 Transmission - 10 New Deaths and 191 New Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 in Los Angeles County

Today, the State released updated blueprint tier numbers; L.A. County's adjusted case rate dropped from 1.2 new cases per 100,000 people to 0.9 new cases per 100,000. The overall test positivity rate dropped from 0.6% to 0.5% across the county and in areas with the fewest health affirming resources.

Los Angeles County remains in the least restrictive yellow tier in the State's Blueprint for a Safer Economy framework.

Today, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) has confirmed 10 new deaths and 191 new cases of COVID-19. Of the 10 new deaths reported today, five people that passed away were over the age of 80, three people who died were between the ages of 65 and 79, and two people who died were between the ages of 50 and 64.

To date, Public Health identified 1,239,093 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of L.A. County and a total of 24,184 deaths.

There are 325 people with COVID-19 currently hospitalized and 22% of these people are in the ICU. Testing results are available for nearly 6,712,000 individuals with 17% of people testing positive. Today's daily test positivity rate is 0.4%.

On June 15, almost all sectors and businesses will be able to return to usual operations with some limited exceptions. In most settings, capacity limits and distancing requirements will be lifted. There will be requirements and recommendations for mega-events and the County will rescind its travel advisory and align with the State and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance on travel.

"To the many people across our communities who are mourning the loss of a loved one, we are keeping you in our hearts and prayers,” said Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd, Director of Public Health. "The County continues to see progress in our metrics as our vaccination rate goes up. Vaccinating as many residents as we can puts us in the strongest position possible when the risk of transmission goes up with full re-openings in a few weeks. The most powerful tool to keep cases and hospitalizations down and end this pandemic as we know it, are the vaccines."

Cases among people who are incarcerated were very high at the beginning of the pandemic and increased during the surge. Since the peak of more than 600 weekly cases in mid-December, there has been a significant drop to seven weekly cases for the period ending May 20. There have been a total 9,656 cases associated with outbreaks in correctional facilities over the course of the pandemic.

COVID-19 vaccinations are available at County-run sites and many community sites without an appointment. Anyone 12 and older living or working in L.A. County can get vaccinated. To find a vaccination site near you, to make an appointment at vaccination sites, and much more, visit: www.VaccinateLACounty.com (English) and www.VacunateLosAngeles.com (Spanish) If you don’t have internet access, can’t use a computer, or you’re over 65, you can call 1-833-540-0473 for help finding an appointment, connecting to free transportation to and from a vaccination site, or scheduling a home-visit if you are homebound. Vaccinations are always free and open to eligible residents and workers regardless of immigration status.

County Reopening Protocols, COVID-19 Vaccine Dashboard, COVID-19 Surveillance Interactive Dashboard, Roadmap to Recovery, Recovery Dashboard, and additional actions you can take to protect yourself, your family and your community are on the Public Health website, www.publichealth.lacounty.gov.

Please see additional information below:

Laboratory Confirmed Total Cases 1239093*

Deaths 24184

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

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

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

Hospitalization

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

CITY / COMMUNITY** CASES (Case Rate)

These numbers are subject to change based on further investigation. 21 case and one death previously reported were not in Public Health's jurisdiction. * Means that case numbers include cases associated with correctional facility outbreaks located in the city/community. **Rate is crude and is per 100,000. This represents the number of cases per 100,000 people and allows for the proportional comparison of cities of different sizes.

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The Department of Public Health is committed to promoting health equity and ensuring optimal health and well-being for all 10 million residents of Los Angeles County. Through a variety of programs, community partnerships and services, Public Health oversees environmental health, disease control, and community and family health. Nationally accredited by the Public Health Accreditation Board, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health comprises nearly 4,500 employees and has an annual budget of $1.2 billion. To learn more about Los Angeles County Public Health, please visit www.publichealth .lacounty.gov, and follow LA County Public Health on social media at twitter.com/lacounty.gov, and follow LA County Public Health on social media at twitter.com/lapublichealth, facebook.com/lapublichealth, instagram.com/lapublichealth and youtube.com/lapublichealth.




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