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For Immediate Release:

March 04, 2022

Public Health Revises Masking Guidance and Reminds Residents that Vaccines Still Provide the Most Powerful Protection - 1,427 New Positive Cases and 47 New Deaths Due to COVID-19 in Los Angeles County

Given that the County is now at the Low Community Risk Level, Public Health has modified the Health Officer Order to update the County’s masking guidance. Under the modified order, indoor masking is now strongly recommended, but not required, for vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals in public settings and businesses, except in high-risk settings where federal or state regulations continue to require masking. Masks will be required while indoors at all schools until March 12 when masking indoors for both vaccinated and unvaccinated students, staff, teachers, and visitors, is strongly recommended.

The settings where masking continues to be required also include public transit, transportation hubs, all health care settings (including long term care and adult and senior care facilities), correctional and detention facilities, homeless shelters, heating and cooling centers, and emergency shelters.

At all sites where masking indoors is no longer mandatory, employers will be required to offer, for voluntary use, medical grade masks and respirators to employees working indoors in close contact with other workers, customers and/or members of the public.

Furthermore, residents are encouraged to assess their personal and family risks and may decide that wearing a mask is the right decision for them. In deciding, individuals should consider:

The modified Health Officer Order also updates requirements for pre-entry vaccination or negative test verifications. Vaccine verification in health care and congregate care settings is still required. Pre-entry vaccine verification also remains required for entry to indoor mega events, with a negative test result as a substitute for those not fully vaccinated. Pre-entry vaccine verification, or verification of a negative COVID-19 viral test, is now strongly recommended, but no longer required, at outdoor mega events and indoor portions of bars, nightclubs, and lounges.

Public Health notes that as mandated safety measures decrease at many sites and public spaces, individuals are encouraged to take advantage of the powerful protections offered by the FDA approved COVID vaccines and boosters.


When looking at case rates for residents five years of age and older from February 13-19, unvaccinated residents were almost two and a half times more likely to be infected with COVID-19 when compared to those fully vaccinated, but not boosted, and more than three times more likely to be infected than people who were vaccinated and boosted.

Unvaccinated people were also four times more likely to be hospitalized for COVID-19 when compared to those fully vaccinated, but not boosted, and nine times more likely to be hospitalized than people who were vaccinated and boosted.

The difference is most stark with deaths. For the period of February 6-12, fully vaccinated individuals were 18 times less likely to die from COVID-19 than unvaccinated individuals.

“Our hearts remain with those families experiencing the sorrow of losing those they love to COVID-19,” said Dr. Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd, Director of Public Health. “With fewer people becoming infected and becoming severely ill with COVID-19, and safety requirements relaxed, it is very tempting to think the pandemic is over and we can return to the way things were before March 2020. And while transmission has slowed and we have powerful tools that help many avoid the worst effects of the virus, there continue to be thousands of people whose lives, families, and work are disrupted each day because they or someone close to them is newly infected, and, for some, their infection will lead to severe illness. With fewer required safety measures, getting vaccinated and boosted provides both individual and community protection that can help safeguard those who remain vulnerable. If you are one of the 1.7 million eligible residents who haven’t yet received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, or one of the 2.7 million residents eligible for, but not yet boosted, this is a very good time to make an appointment or walk in to one of the hundreds of convenient sites across the County where you can get your vaccine or booster for free.”

Today, Public Health confirmed 47 additional deaths and 1,427 new cases of COVID-19. Of the 47 new deaths reported today, one person was between the ages of 30-49, five were between the ages of 50-64, 14 were between the ages of 65-79, and 24 were aged 80 years or older. Of the 47 newly reported deaths, 39 had underlying health conditions. Information on the three deaths reported by the City of Pasadena is available at www.CityofPasadena.net To date, the total number of deaths in L.A. County is 30,957.

Public Health has reported a total of 2,802,123 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of L.A. County. Today’s positivity rate is 1.2%.

There are 817 people with COVID-19 currently hospitalized. Testing results are available for more than 11,462,800 individuals, with 22% 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:

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

For more information:

Cases through 12:00pm 3/3/2022

Total Cases

NEW

Laboratory Confirmed Cases

2,802,123

1427

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

2,649,819

1319

-- Long Beach

124,559

93

-- Pasadena

27,745

15

Deaths

30,957

47

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

29,326

44

-- Long Beach

1,230

0

-- Pasadena

401

3

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

- 0 to 4

81398

- 5 to 11

236081

- 12 to 17

230539

- 18 to 29

590362

- 30 to 49

844759

- 50 to 64

438544

- 65 to 79

169983

- over 80

55297

- Under Investigation

2856

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

- Female

1346912

- Male

1228131

- Other

987

- Under Investigation

73789

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

- American Indian/Alaska Native

4880

- Asian

161366

- Black

132874

- Hispanic/Latino

1216820

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

13579

- White

338286

- Other

290492

- Under Investigation

491522

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

- Hospitalized (Ever)

134354

**DATA Under reported

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

- American Indian/Alaska Native

70

- Asian

3678

- Black

2706

- Hispanic/Latino

15135

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

105

- White

7241

- Other

300

- Under Investigation

91

CITY / COMMUNITY**

Cases

Case Rate

City of Agoura Hills

4066

19470

City of Alhambra

16450

18968

City of Arcadia

7843

13580

City of Artesia

4096

24388

City of Avalon

62

1602

City of Azusa

13576

27130

City of Baldwin Park

22632

29481

City of Bell

13670

37625

City of Bell Gardens

13998

32500

City of Bellflower

23015

29607

City of Beverly Hills

8132

23557

City of Bradbury

64

5987

City of Burbank

21848

20384

City of Calabasas

3835

15767

City of Carson

25078

26723

City of Cerritos

8223

16424

City of Claremont

6031

16531

City of Commerce*

4466

34172

City of Compton

32714

32745

City of Covina

14527

29628

City of Cudahy

9856

40481

City of Culver City

7229

18134

City of Diamond Bar

8944

15551

City of Downey

35468

31041

City of Duarte

5090

23120

City of El Monte

32436

27659

City of El Segundo

2737

16305

City of Gardena

16021

26131

City of Glendale

43774

21199

City of Glendora

11610

22004

City of Hawaiian Gardens

4139

28203

City of Hawthorne

22277

25090

City of Hermosa Beach

3211

16324

City of Hidden Hills

254

13439

City of Huntington Park

21753

36569

City of Industry

375

85812

City of Inglewood

28947

25486

City of Irwindale

536

36737

City of La Canada Flintridge

2794

13502

City of La Habra Heights

161

2951

City of La Mirada

10285

20736

City of La Puente

12562

30867

City of La Verne

6955

20897

City of Lakewood

18702

23272

City of Lancaster*

50174

31054

City of Lawndale

7986

23758

City of Lomita

4212

20319

City of Lynwood*

24351

33799

City of Malibu

2035

15701

City of Manhattan Beach

4813

13370

City of Maywood

10323

36803

City of Monrovia

8124

20938

City of Montebello

19022

29549

City of Monterey Park

11173

17945

City of Norwalk

32851

30524

City of Palmdale

52515

33035

City of Palos Verdes Estates

1470

10871

City of Paramount

18597

33195

City of Pico Rivera

20751

32280

City of Pomona

50702

32516

City of Rancho Palos Verdes

4759

11133

City of Redondo Beach

9734

14169

City of Rolling Hills

185

9536

City of Rolling Hills Estates

961

11845

City of Rosemead

10492

18956

City of San Dimas*

7915

22931

City of San Fernando

10360

42093

City of San Gabriel

7290

17800

City of San Marino

1379

10386

City of Santa Clarita

53367

24211

City of Santa Fe Springs

6268

34132

City of Santa Monica

16516

17866

City of Sierra Madre

1492

13577

City of Signal Hill

2807

23794

City of South El Monte

6501

31128

City of South Gate

37856

38568

City of South Pasadena

3910

15008

City of Temple City

6067

16642

City of Torrance

22312

14948

City of Vernon

305

145933

City of Walnut

4737

15515

City of West Covina

28900

26701

City of West Hollywood

7758

20995

City of Westlake Village

269

3218

City of Whittier

23055

26369

Los Angeles

1153696

28524

Los Angeles - Adams-Normandie

2553

31127

Los Angeles - Alsace

3498

28108

Los Angeles - Angeles National Forest

6

15000

Los Angeles - Angelino Heights

616

24620

Los Angeles - Arleta

13547

39415

Los Angeles - Atwater Village

3461

23599

Los Angeles - Baldwin Hills

7320

23518

Los Angeles - Bel Air

1432

16989

Los Angeles - Beverly Crest

2291

18291

Los Angeles - Beverlywood

2950

22394

Los Angeles - Boyle Heights*

32911

37879

Los Angeles - Brentwood

5339

17248

Los Angeles - Brookside

93

16007

Los Angeles - Cadillac-Corning

1801

25291

Los Angeles - Canoga Park

19905

30488

Los Angeles - Carthay

2815

19599

Los Angeles - Central

14750

37828

Los Angeles - Century City

2260

17667

Los Angeles - Century Palms/Cove

13380

39626

Los Angeles - Chatsworth

9183

24778

Los Angeles - Cheviot Hills

1580

17228

Los Angeles - Chinatown

1944

24236

Los Angeles - Cloverdale/Cochran

3977

27328

Los Angeles - Country Club Park

3561

23500

Los Angeles - Crenshaw District

3891

28137

Los Angeles - Crestview

2795

24587

Los Angeles - Del Rey

5837

19498

Los Angeles - Downtown*

11495

41789

Los Angeles - Eagle Rock

8866

22395

Los Angeles - East Hollywood

7196

24571

Los Angeles - Echo Park

3252

22811

Los Angeles - El Sereno

13093

31317

Los Angeles - Elysian Park

1344

23529

Los Angeles - Elysian Valley

2675

26300

Los Angeles - Encino

10041

22228

Los Angeles - Exposition

959

28833

Los Angeles - Exposition Park

14072

31329

Los Angeles - Faircrest Heights

867

24083

Los Angeles - Figueroa Park Square

2993

34319

Los Angeles - Florence-Firestone

19275

40626

Los Angeles - Glassell Park

7844

24820

Los Angeles - Gramercy Place

3154

29301

Los Angeles - Granada Hills

15778

27114

Los Angeles - Green Meadows

8441

39251

Los Angeles - Hancock Park

3259

19127

Los Angeles - Harbor City

6904

23750

Los Angeles - Harbor Gateway

11988

27495

Los Angeles - Harbor Pines

452

18763

Los Angeles - Harvard Heights

5035

27918

Los Angeles - Harvard Park

14782

38967

Los Angeles - Highland Park

12700

26245

Los Angeles - Historic Filipinotown

4200

30281

Los Angeles - Hollywood

15587

22837

Los Angeles - Hollywood Hills

5077

17249

Los Angeles - Hyde Park

9099

31880

Los Angeles - Jefferson Park

2440

30224

Los Angeles - Koreatown

12614

24402

Los Angeles - Lafayette Square

1214

26629

Los Angeles - Lake Balboa

12078

28617

Los Angeles - Lakeview Terrace

4552

34661

Los Angeles - Leimert Park

4167

27351

Los Angeles - Lincoln Heights

9940

30494

Los Angeles - Little Armenia

2349

29271

Los Angeles - Little Bangladesh

6629

23388

Los Angeles - Little Tokyo

1053

33610

Los Angeles - Longwood

1295

30088

Los Angeles - Los Feliz

3641

16850

Los Angeles - Manchester Square

2362

27671

Los Angeles - Mandeville Canyon

488

15621

Los Angeles - Mar Vista

7036

16567

Los Angeles - Marina Peninsula

635

14564

Los Angeles - Melrose

19579

25199

Los Angeles - Mid-city

3341

22229

Los Angeles - Miracle Mile

3306

18382

Los Angeles - Mission Hills

9306

38576

Los Angeles - Mt. Washington

6223

25773

Los Angeles - North Hills

19782

32127

Los Angeles - North Hollywood

45553

30084

Los Angeles - Northridge

18779

26905

Los Angeles - Pacific Palisades

3162

14851

Los Angeles - Pacoima

31846

41370

Los Angeles - Palisades Highlands

598

15549

Los Angeles - Palms

7709

17570

Los Angeles - Panorama City

26778

35585

Los Angeles - Park La Brea

2175

16016

Los Angeles - Pico-Union

13553

32391

Los Angeles - Playa Del Rey

395

12359

Los Angeles - Playa Vista

2180

19914

Los Angeles - Porter Ranch

7023

19734

Los Angeles - Rancho Park

1359

20716

Los Angeles - Regent Square

631

22698

Los Angeles - Reseda

24367

31804

Los Angeles - Reseda Ranch

1392

30026

Los Angeles - Reynier Village

836

19773

Los Angeles - San Pedro*

19230

24642

Los Angeles - Shadow Hills

957

21544

Los Angeles - Sherman Oaks

18274

20943

Los Angeles - Silverlake

9263

21013

Los Angeles - South Carthay

2238

21123

Los Angeles - South Park

14718

38771

Los Angeles - St Elmo Village

1513

33006

Los Angeles - Studio City

4425

19719

Los Angeles - Sun Valley

18609

35457

Los Angeles - Sunland

5023

24613

Los Angeles - Sycamore Square

111

17156

Los Angeles - Sylmar*

33177

40264

Los Angeles - Tarzana

7511

24326

Los Angeles - Temple-Beaudry

10805

27367

Los Angeles - Thai Town

2140

21817

Los Angeles - Toluca Lake

1648

18934

Los Angeles - Toluca Terrace

355

27182

Los Angeles - Toluca Woods

314

16900

Los Angeles - Tujunga

6628

23833

Los Angeles - University Hills

695

20268

Los Angeles - University Park

8775

31960

Los Angeles - Valley Glen

8644

28798

Los Angeles - Valley Village

5829

23580

Los Angeles - Van Nuys*

30115

32314

Los Angeles - Venice

6344

18722

Los Angeles - Vermont Knolls

6101

35471

Los Angeles - Vermont Square

3070

40094

Los Angeles - Vermont Vista

15379

37340

Los Angeles - Vernon Central

21513

41373

Los Angeles - Victoria Park

2256

26860

Los Angeles - View Heights

735

19897

Los Angeles - Watts

16117

37768

Los Angeles - Wellington Square

1381

28098

Los Angeles - West Adams

8526

30858

Los Angeles - West Hills

8586

21176

Los Angeles - West Los Angeles

7260

19290

Los Angeles - West Vernon

20104

37477

Los Angeles - Westchester

8523

16516

Los Angeles - Westlake

16825

28346

Los Angeles - Westwood

9364

17306

Los Angeles - Wholesale District*

16144

44684

Los Angeles - Wilmington

19174

33944

Los Angeles - Wilshire Center

12661

25236

Los Angeles - Winnetka

15122

29201

Los Angeles - Woodland Hills

14210

20880

Unincorporated - Acton

1500

18818

Unincorporated - Agua Dulce

777

18687

Unincorporated - Altadena

8194

18785

Unincorporated - Anaverde

320

21220

Unincorporated - Angeles National Forest

72

5783

Unincorporated - Arcadia

1420

17792

Unincorporated - Athens-Westmont

14096

33212

Unincorporated - Athens Village

2257

46089

Unincorporated - Avocado Heights

2181

32192

Unincorporated - Azusa

4904

30798

Unincorporated - Bassett

4753

32078

Unincorporated - Bouquet Canyon

148

13793

Unincorporated - Bradbury

67

62037

Unincorporated - Canyon Country

2563

33165

Unincorporated - Castaic*

7049

25924

Unincorporated - Cerritos

135

22998

Unincorporated - Charter Oak

2

10000

Unincorporated - Claremont

93

13248

Unincorporated - Covina

4742

28194

Unincorporated - Covina (Charter Oak)

3550

27009

Unincorporated - Del Aire

864

19668

Unincorporated - Del Rey

87

27358

Unincorporated - Del Sur

531

21988

Unincorporated - Desert View Highlands

749

30044

Unincorporated - Duarte

1501

33898

Unincorporated - East Covina

76

23100

Unincorporated - East La Mirada

1185

22392

Unincorporated - East Lancaster

37

32456

Unincorporated - East Los Angeles

47541

37951

Unincorporated - East Pasadena

320

4998

Unincorporated - East Rancho Dominguez

5038

32911

Unincorporated - East Whittier

1052

19827

Unincorporated - El Camino Village

1837

20896

Unincorporated - El Monte

51

35172

Unincorporated - Elizabeth Lake

203

12222

Unincorporated - Florence-Firestone

26026

40223

Unincorporated - Franklin Canyon

1

8333

Unincorporated - Glendora

165

25000

Unincorporated - Hacienda Heights

11539

20633

Unincorporated - Harbor Gateway

4

400000

Unincorporated - Hawthorne

596

23707

Unincorporated - Hi Vista

132

12022

Unincorporated - Kagel/Lopez Canyons

516

36544

Unincorporated - La Crescenta-Montrose

2823

14257

Unincorporated - La Habra Heights

17

2515

Unincorporated - La Rambla

576

27759

Unincorporated - La Verne*

482

23627

Unincorporated - Ladera Heights

1237

17494

Unincorporated - Lake Hughes

145

21707

Unincorporated - Lake Los Angeles

3424

26351

Unincorporated - Lake Manor

336

20450

Unincorporated - Lakewood

1

877

Unincorporated - Lennox

6328

28072

Unincorporated - Leona Valley

256

14620

Unincorporated - Littlerock

1183

29421

Unincorporated - Littlerock/Juniper Hills

277

21357

Unincorporated - Littlerock/Pearblossom

1037

29056

Unincorporated - Llano

101

11517

Unincorporated - Marina del Rey

1614

17150

Unincorporated - Miracle Mile

0

0

Unincorporated - Monrovia

840

21644

Unincorporated - Newhall

87

39545

Unincorporated - North Lancaster

338

28214

Unincorporated - North Whittier

2347

28074

Unincorporated - Northeast San Gabriel

3954

16450

Unincorporated - Padua Hills

25

11628

Unincorporated - Palmdale

214

25416

Unincorporated - Palos Verdes Peninsula

66

10628

Unincorporated - Pearblossom/Llano

318

16258

Unincorporated - Pellissier Village

296

47819

Unincorporated - Placerita Canyon

15

3261

Unincorporated - Pomona

134

6914

Unincorporated - Quartz Hill

3074

23818

Unincorporated - Rancho Dominguez

915

34386

Unincorporated - Roosevelt

216

23201

Unincorporated - Rosewood

394

30638

Unincorporated - Rosewood/East Gardena

406

34032

Unincorporated - Rosewood/West Rancho Dominguez

1066

31717

Unincorporated - Rowland Heights

8598

16852

Unincorporated - San Clemente Island

0

0

Unincorporated - San Francisquito Canyon/Bouquet Canyon

34

3963

Unincorporated - San Jose Hills

6347

31388

Unincorporated - San Pasqual

63

3096

Unincorporated - Sand Canyon

48

15584

Unincorporated - Santa Catalina Island

611

228839

Unincorporated - Santa Monica Mountains*

2711

14559

Unincorporated - Saugus

309

199355

Unincorporated - Saugus/Canyon Country

89

25000

Unincorporated - South Antelope Valley

88

19341

Unincorporated - South El Monte

621

34596

Unincorporated - South San Gabriel

1984

22423

Unincorporated - South Whittier

16938

28601

Unincorporated - Southeast Antelope Valley

185

23688

Unincorporated - Stevenson Ranch

3964

18907

Unincorporated - Sun Village

1791

29672

Unincorporated - Sunrise Village

413

31867

Unincorporated - Twin Lakes/Oat Mountain

303

18275

Unincorporated - Val Verde

825

24932

Unincorporated - Valencia

664

21615

Unincorporated - Valinda

7375

31556

Unincorporated - View Park/Windsor Hills

2385

20498

Unincorporated - Walnut Park

6025

37323

Unincorporated - West Antelope Valley

132

8736

Unincorporated - West Carson

5417

24527

Unincorporated - West Chatsworth

4

33333

Unincorporated - West LA

539

56618

Unincorporated - West Puente Valley

3204

32578

Unincorporated - West Rancho Dominguez

384

28256

Unincorporated - West Whittier/Los Nietos

8088

30039

Unincorporated - Westfield/Academy Hills

159

12231

Unincorporated - Westhills

127

15137

Unincorporated - White Fence Farms

719

19522

Unincorporated - Whittier

724

19133

Unincorporated - Whittier Narrows

64

533333

Unincorporated - Willowbrook

13594

38937

Unincorporated - Wiseburn

1393

23113

- Under Investigation

67866




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