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For Immediate Release:

October 27, 2021

Public Health Assists Skilled Nursing Facilities with Boosters 11 New Deaths and 909 New Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 in Los Angeles County

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) continues to work with skilled nursing facilities to ensure their eligible residents and staff receive COVID boosters.

The majority of skilled nursing facilities have established relationships with long term care pharmacies who will be supporting the provisions of booster doses to eligible residents. Beginning this week, skilled nursing facilities will be surveyed weekly to collect information on implementation of strategies to ensure eligible residents can receive booster doses. Public Health is working to address any barriers in requesting, receiving and administering boosters, and deploying mobile vaccine teams to assist any skilled nursing facility requiring help.

For the week ending October 17, 56 people tested positive for COVID-19 at skilled nursing facilities: 44 new cases were among skilled nursing facility residents, and 12 new cases were among skilled nursing facility staff. Fifty-five percent of new cases the week ending October 17 at skilled nursing facilities are among staff and residents that are fully vaccinated.

Skilled nursing facilities report that 95% of staff and 88% of residents are fully vaccinated. Skilled nursing facilities are subject to strict infection control precautions and are also required to verify the vaccine status of all workers and conduct routine testing of staff and residents. All staff at skilled nursing facilities are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19; those with an approved medical or religious exemption need to be tested once or twice weekly.

Today, Public Health confirms 11 new deaths and 909 new cases of COVID-19. Of the 11 new deaths reported today, one person who passed away was over the age of 80, four people who died were between the ages of 65 and 79, four people who died were between the ages of 50 and 64, and one person who died was between the ages of 30 and 49. One death was reported by the City of Long Beach. To date, Public Health has identified 1,487,502 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of L.A. County and a total of 26,578 deaths.

There are 650 people with COVID-19 currently hospitalized and 28% of these people are in the ICU. Testing results are available for nearly 9,010,000 individuals with 15% of people testing positive. Today’s test positivity rate is 1.2%.

"To the families and friends experiencing the sadness and grief of losing a loved one to COVID-19, our thoughts and prayers are with you every day,” said Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd, Director of Public Health. “We continue to work with skilled nursing facilities across the county to ensure that these vulnerable residents have good access to booster doses as soon as possible. We urge others eligible for booster doses, particularly those at higher risk for severe illness if infected, to take advantage of the enhanced protection boosters provide, especially before the holiday gatherings that create more opportunities for COVID-19 to spread.”

Boosters are available for eligible individuals for all three FDA-approved vaccines; Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson. Residents who received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine may get a booster at least two months after the single dose. Residents who received the second of a two-dose Pfizer or Moderna series at least 6 months ago are also eligible for a booster dose if they are:

All eligible individuals are allowed to choose a different brand from their original vaccine as a booster. Residents can make an appointment for their booster by using MyTurn.CA.gov or the County website at VaccinateLACounty.com and for more information about booster shots. Additionally, many pharmacies and clinics countywide may be accepting appointments through their own systems.

Vaccinations are always free and open to eligible residents and workers regardless of immigration status. Appointments are not needed at all Public Health vaccination sites where first, second, and third doses are available.

To find a vaccination site near you, 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.

Vaccinated middle and high school students are eligible for free UCLA football tickets. UCLA has partnered with Public Health to give away free tickets to a UCLA football game at the Rose Bowl to middle or high school students in L.A. County who’ve received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, while tickets last. Students aged 12 to 18 who’ve received at least one dose can sign up for the free tickets online by visiting: http://ph.lacounty.gov/DPHUCLAVaxforTix.

COVID-19 Sector Protocols, Best Practices, COVID-19 Vaccine Dashboard, COVID-19 Surveillance Interactive Dashboard, 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:

Total Cases

Laboratory Confirmed Cases

1487502

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

1409107

-- Long Beach

64915

-- Pasadena

13480

Deaths

26578

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

25179

-- Long Beach

1036

-- Pasadena

363

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

- 0 to 4

37119

- 5 to 11

79077

- 12 to 17

89414

- 18 to 29

334006

- 30 to 49

467915

- 50 to 64

259856

- 65 to 79

103772

- over 80

37112

- Under Investigation

836

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

- Female

710346

- Male

666577

- Other

745

- Under Investigation

31439

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

- American Indian/Alaska Native

2409

- Asian

67353

- Black

67776

- Hispanic/Latino

726492

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

5199

- White

174161

- Other

119193

- Under Investigation

246524

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

- Hospitalized (Ever)

105550

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

- American Indian/Alaska Native

57

- Asian

3292

- Black

2217

- Hispanic/Latino

13377

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

89

- White

5921

- Other

197

- Under Investigation

29

CITY / COMMUNITY**

Cases

Case Rate

City of Agoura Hills

1458

6982

City of Alhambra

8249

9512

City of Arcadia

3386

5863

City of Artesia

2446

14564

City of Avalon

32

827

City of Azusa

7464

14916

City of Baldwin Park

14692

19138

City of Bell

7584

20874

City of Bell Gardens

9102

21133

City of Bellflower

13038

16772

City of Beverly Hills

3649

10571

City of Bradbury

42

3929

City of Burbank

11275

10520

City of Calabasas

1797

7388

City of Carson

12142

12938

City of Cerritos

3775

7540

City of Claremont

2873

7875

City of Commerce*

2708

20721

City of Compton

19690

19709

City of Covina

7727

15759

City of Cudahy

5389

22134

City of Culver City

2945

7387

City of Diamond Bar

4034

7014

City of Downey

20504

17945

City of Duarte

2778

12618

City of El Monte

19146

16327

City of El Segundo

1085

6464

City of Gardena

7886

12863

City of Glendale

24913

12065

City of Glendora

5984

11341

City of Hawaiian Gardens

2581

17587

City of Hawthorne

12709

14314

City of Hermosa Beach

1592

8094

City of Hidden Hills

135

7143

City of Huntington Park

12437

20908

City of Industry

192

43936

City of Inglewood

16854

14839

City of Irwindale

304

20836

City of La Canada Flintridge

1108

5354

City of La Habra Heights

131

2401

City of La Mirada

5413

10914

City of La Puente

7526

18493

City of La Verne

3566

10715

City of Lakewood

9438

11744

City of Lancaster*

28697

17761

City of Lawndale

4301

12795

City of Lomita

1958

9446

City of Lynwood*

14987

20802

City of Malibu

676

5216

City of Manhattan Beach

2101

5836

City of Maywood

5770

20571

City of Monrovia

4026

10376

City of Montebello

11564

17963

City of Monterey Park

5616

9020

City of Norwalk

18597

17280

City of Palmdale

29866

18787

City of Palos Verdes Estates

680

5029

City of Paramount

11435

20411

City of Pico Rivera

12604

19607

City of Pomona

29320

18803

City of Rancho Palos Verdes

2152

5034

City of Redondo Beach

4167

6066

City of Rolling Hills

84

4330

City of Rolling Hills Estates

438

5399

City of Rosemead

5609

10134

City of San Dimas*

4002

11595

City of San Fernando

6019

24456

City of San Gabriel

3685

8998

City of San Marino

475

3578

City of Santa Clarita

27330

12399

City of Santa Fe Springs

3395

18487

City of Santa Monica

6723

7272

City of Sierra Madre

649

5906

City of Signal Hill

1470

12461

City of South El Monte

3852

18444

City of South Gate

21220

21619

City of South Pasadena

1729

6636

City of Temple City

2775

7612

City of Torrance

9783

6554

City of Vernon

141

67464

City of Walnut

2152

7048

City of West Covina

15293

14129

City of West Hollywood

3639

9848

City of Westlake Village

153

1830

City of Whittier

13207

15105

Los Angeles

606332

14991

Los Angeles - Adams-Normandie

1364

16630

Los Angeles - Alsace

1860

14946

Los Angeles - Angeles National Forest

5

12500

Los Angeles - Angelino Heights

348

13909

Los Angeles - Arleta

7910

23014

Los Angeles - Atwater Village

1729

11789

Los Angeles - Baldwin Hills

3620

11631

Los Angeles - Bel Air

568

6739

Los Angeles - Beverly Crest

901

7194

Los Angeles - Beverlywood

1310

9945

Los Angeles - Boyle Heights*

19347

22268

Los Angeles - Brentwood

2156

6965

Los Angeles - Brookside

47

8090

Los Angeles - Cadillac-Corning

871

12231

Los Angeles - Canoga Park

11019

16877

Los Angeles - Carthay

1310

9121

Los Angeles - Central

8412

21574

Los Angeles - Century City

871

6809

Los Angeles - Century Palms/Cove

7273

21539

Los Angeles - Chatsworth

4650

12547

Los Angeles - Cheviot Hills

657

7164

Los Angeles - Chinatown

947

11807

Los Angeles - Cloverdale/Cochran

1953

13420

Los Angeles - Country Club Park

1852

12222

Los Angeles - Crenshaw District

1867

13501

Los Angeles - Crestview

1324

11647

Los Angeles - Del Rey

2690

8986

Los Angeles - Downtown*

5390

19595

Los Angeles - Eagle Rock

4412

11145

Los Angeles - East Hollywood

3800

12975

Los Angeles - Echo Park

1685

11820

Los Angeles - El Sereno

7126

17045

Los Angeles - Elysian Park

657

11502

Los Angeles - Elysian Valley

1492

14669

Los Angeles - Encino

4603

10190

Los Angeles - Exposition

445

13379

Los Angeles - Exposition Park

7278

16203

Los Angeles - Faircrest Heights

375

10417

Los Angeles - Figueroa Park Square

1616

18530

Los Angeles - Florence-Firestone

10561

22259

Los Angeles - Glassell Park

4067

12869

Los Angeles - Gramercy Place

1732

16091

Los Angeles - Granada Hills

8173

14045

Los Angeles - Green Meadows

4547

21144

Los Angeles - Hancock Park

1435

8422

Los Angeles - Harbor City

3233

11121

Los Angeles - Harbor Gateway

5964

13679

Los Angeles - Harbor Pines

223

9257

Los Angeles - Harvard Heights

2877

15952

Los Angeles - Harvard Park

8358

22032

Los Angeles - Highland Park

6702

13850

Los Angeles - Historic Filipinotown

2358

17001

Los Angeles - Hollywood

7710

11296

Los Angeles - Hollywood Hills

2344

7964

Los Angeles - Hyde Park

4693

16443

Los Angeles - Jefferson Park

1353

16760

Los Angeles - Koreatown

6376

12334

Los Angeles - Lafayette Square

633

13885

Los Angeles - Lake Balboa

6546

15510

Los Angeles - Lakeview Terrace

2670

20330

Los Angeles - Leimert Park

2073

13607

Los Angeles - Lincoln Heights

5808

17818

Los Angeles - Little Armenia

1335

16636

Los Angeles - Little Bangladesh

3244

11446

Los Angeles - Little Tokyo

491

15672

Los Angeles - Longwood

682

15846

Los Angeles - Los Feliz

1530

7081

Los Angeles - Manchester Square

1262

14784

Los Angeles - Mandeville Canyon

203

6498

Los Angeles - Mar Vista

2921

6878

Los Angeles - Marina Peninsula

238

5459

Los Angeles - Melrose

10115

13019

Los Angeles - Mid-city

1525

10146

Los Angeles - Miracle Mile

1444

8029

Los Angeles - Mission Hills

5072

21025

Los Angeles - Mt. Washington

3299

13663

Los Angeles - North Hills

10846

17614

Los Angeles - North Hollywood

25205

16646

Los Angeles - Northridge

9364

13416

Los Angeles - Pacific Palisades

1171

5500

Los Angeles - Pacoima

19267

25029

Los Angeles - Palisades Highlands

211

5486

Los Angeles - Palms

3461

7888

Los Angeles - Panorama City

15268

20290

Los Angeles - Park La Brea

906

6672

Los Angeles - Pico-Union

7869

18806

Los Angeles - Playa Del Rey

184

5757

Los Angeles - Playa Vista

872

7966

Los Angeles - Porter Ranch

3339

9382

Los Angeles - Rancho Park

520

7927

Los Angeles - Regent Square

327

11763

Los Angeles - Reseda

13605

17757

Los Angeles - Reseda Ranch

825

17796

Los Angeles - Reynier Village

344

8136

Los Angeles - San Pedro*

9467

12131

Los Angeles - Shadow Hills

512

11526

Los Angeles - Sherman Oaks

8254

9460

Los Angeles - Silverlake

4232

9600

Los Angeles - South Carthay

1001

9448

Los Angeles - South Park

8329

21941

Los Angeles - St Elmo Village

784

17103

Los Angeles - Studio City

1976

8806

Los Angeles - Sun Valley

10905

20778

Los Angeles - Sunland

2779

13617

Los Angeles - Sycamore Square

50

7728

Los Angeles - Sylmar*

18689

22681

Los Angeles - Tarzana

4198

13596

Los Angeles - Temple-Beaudry

5917

14987

Los Angeles - Thai Town

1141

11632

Los Angeles - Toluca Lake

757

8697

Los Angeles - Toluca Terrace

185

14165

Los Angeles - Toluca Woods

157

8450

Los Angeles - Tujunga

3651

13128

Los Angeles - University Hills

321

9361

Los Angeles - University Park

4193

15272

Los Angeles - Valley Glen

4682

15598

Los Angeles - Valley Village

2850

11529

Los Angeles - Van Nuys*

16992

18233

Los Angeles - Venice

2713

8006

Los Angeles - Vermont Knolls

3399

19762

Los Angeles - Vermont Square

1744

22777

Los Angeles - Vermont Vista

8831

21442

Los Angeles - Vernon Central

12328

23709

Los Angeles - Victoria Park

1201

14299

Los Angeles - View Heights

298

8067

Los Angeles - Watts

8754

20514

Los Angeles - Wellington Square

691

14059

Los Angeles - West Adams

4658

16858

Los Angeles - West Hills

4005

9878

Los Angeles - West Los Angeles

3310

8795

Los Angeles - West Vernon

11592

21609

Los Angeles - Westchester

3636

7046

Los Angeles - Westlake

8815

14851

Los Angeles - Westwood

3745

6921

Los Angeles - Wholesale District*

8614

23842

Los Angeles - Wilmington

9903

17531

Los Angeles - Wilshire Center

6571

13097

Los Angeles - Winnetka

8054

15552

Los Angeles - Woodland Hills

6957

10223

Unincorporated - Acton

775

9723

Unincorporated - Agua Dulce

411

9885

Unincorporated - Altadena

4104

9409

Unincorporated - Anaverde

179

11870

Unincorporated - Angeles National Forest

39

3133

Unincorporated - Arcadia

741

9285

Unincorporated - Athens-Westmont

7704

18152

Unincorporated - Athens Village

1195

24403

Unincorporated - Avocado Heights

1278

18863

Unincorporated - Azusa

2727

17126

Unincorporated - Bassett

2918

19694

Unincorporated - Bouquet Canyon

70

6524

Unincorporated - Bradbury

52

48148

Unincorporated - Canyon Country

1169

15127

Unincorporated - Castaic*

4499

16546

Unincorporated - Cerritos

76

12947

Unincorporated - Charter Oak

0

0

Unincorporated - Claremont

52

7407

Unincorporated - Covina

2762

16422

Unincorporated - Covina (Charter Oak)

1859

14143

Unincorporated - Del Aire

394

8969

Unincorporated - Del Rey

41

12893

Unincorporated - Del Sur

251

10393

Unincorporated - Desert View Highlands

436

17489

Unincorporated - Duarte

953

21522

Unincorporated - East Covina

47

14286

Unincorporated - East La Mirada

647

12226

Unincorporated - East Lancaster

19

16667

Unincorporated - East Los Angeles

27831

22217

Unincorporated - East Pasadena

241

3764

Unincorporated - East Rancho Dominguez

3149

20571

Unincorporated - East Whittier

582

10969

Unincorporated - El Camino Village

994

11307

Unincorporated - El Monte

24

16552

Unincorporated - Elizabeth Lake

116

6984

Unincorporated - Florence-Firestone

15160

23429

Unincorporated - Franklin Canyon

1

8333

Unincorporated - Glendora

84

12727

Unincorporated - Hacienda Heights

6099

10905

Unincorporated - Harbor Gateway

0

0

Unincorporated - Hawthorne

355

14121

Unincorporated - Hi Vista

59

5373

Unincorporated - Kagel/Lopez Canyons

310

21955

Unincorporated - La Crescenta-Montrose

1474

7444

Unincorporated - La Habra Heights

16

2367

Unincorporated - La Rambla

330

15904

Unincorporated - La Verne*

207

10147

Unincorporated - Ladera Heights

558

7891

Unincorporated - Lake Hughes

59

8832

Unincorporated - Lake Los Angeles

1920

14776

Unincorporated - Lake Manor

183

11138

Unincorporated - Lakewood

0

0

Unincorporated - Lennox

3959

17563

Unincorporated - Leona Valley

153

8738

Unincorporated - Littlerock

647

16091

Unincorporated - Littlerock/Juniper Hills

149

11488

Unincorporated - Littlerock/Pearblossom

625

17512

Unincorporated - Llano

56

6385

Unincorporated - Marina del Rey

682

7247

Unincorporated - Miracle Mile

0

0

Unincorporated - Monrovia

447

11518

Unincorporated - Newhall

69

31364

Unincorporated - North Lancaster

200

16694

Unincorporated - North Whittier

1292

15455

Unincorporated - Northeast San Gabriel

1922

7996

Unincorporated - Padua Hills

14

6512

Unincorporated - Palmdale

128

15202

Unincorporated - Palos Verdes Peninsula

32

5153

Unincorporated - Pearblossom/Llano

179

9151

Unincorporated - Pellissier Village

194

31341

Unincorporated - Placerita Canyon

5

1087

Unincorporated - Pomona

74

3818

Unincorporated - Quartz Hill

1662

12878

Unincorporated - Rancho Dominguez

480

18038

Unincorporated - Roosevelt

112

12030

Unincorporated - Rosewood

199

15474

Unincorporated - Rosewood/East Gardena

198

16597

Unincorporated - Rosewood/West Rancho Dominguez

605

18001

Unincorporated - Rowland Heights

4225

8281

Unincorporated - San Clemente Island

0

0

Unincorporated - San Francisquito Canyon/Bouquet Canyon

20

2331

Unincorporated - San Jose Hills

3921

19391

Unincorporated - San Pasqual

44

2162

Unincorporated - Sand Canyon

24

7792

Unincorporated - Santa Catalina Island

252

94382

Unincorporated - Santa Monica Mountains*

1024

5499

Unincorporated - Saugus

166

107097

Unincorporated - Saugus/Canyon Country

51

14326

Unincorporated - South Antelope Valley

43

9451

Unincorporated - South El Monte

398

22173

Unincorporated - South San Gabriel

1073

12127

Unincorporated - South Whittier

9724

16420

Unincorporated - Southeast Antelope Valley

107

13700

Unincorporated - Stevenson Ranch

1744

8318

Unincorporated - Sun Village

1080

17893

Unincorporated - Sunrise Village

210

16204

Unincorporated - Twin Lakes/Oat Mountain

136

8203

Unincorporated - Val Verde

427

12904

Unincorporated - Valencia

289

9408

Unincorporated - Valinda

4317

18472

Unincorporated - View Park/Windsor Hills

1012

8698

Unincorporated - Walnut Park

3385

20969

Unincorporated - West Antelope Valley

67

4434

Unincorporated - West Carson

2743

12420

Unincorporated - West Chatsworth

4

33333

Unincorporated - West LA

210

22059

Unincorporated - West Puente Valley

1950

19827

Unincorporated - West Rancho Dominguez

234

17219

Unincorporated - West Whittier/Los Nietos

4896

18184

Unincorporated - Westfield/Academy Hills

62

4769

Unincorporated - Westhills

67

7986

Unincorporated - White Fence Farms

374

10155

Unincorporated - Whittier

374

9884

Unincorporated - Whittier Narrows

54

450000

Unincorporated - Willowbrook

7934

22725

Unincorporated - Wiseburn

645

10702

- Under Investigation

17507

These numbers are subject to change based on further investigation. 21 cases and 5 deaths 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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