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For Immediate Release:

December 01, 2021

As Omicron is Detected in California, Public Health Urges Everyone to Take Action Steps 18 New Deaths and 1,473 New Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 in Los Angeles County

With the recent detection of Omicron in Northern California, residents and businesses are concerned about the implications of a more infectious variant on safety and business operations. And while the impact of Omicron is uncertain, it is clear there are immediate action steps everyone can take to protect each other and slow transmission.

Vaccines remain the most effective tool and the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) encourages everyone 5 and older not yet vaccinated or boosted to do so with a sense of urgency. The vaccines are effective against the Delta variant and very effective against earlier strains of the virus, which gives us hope that these same vaccines will also provide some protection against Omicron.

Given that there continues to be substantial transmission of COVID-19 and while teams are working to determine how effective the vaccines are against Omicron, all residents and workers need to be sure to adhere to vaccination verification and masking requirements and wear a mask when indoors or at large outdoor mega events regardless of vaccination status. Public Health strongly recommends individuals to wear a mask when at any crowded indoor or outdoor event.

Testing is an important tool in early detection of infection to reduce spread and Public Health encourages residents who have traveled for the holidays to get tested if they traveled internationally or to locations in this country with high transmission rates, or they participated at gatherings and events with large numbers of people, some of which may be unvaccinated. Residents are reminded that they are legally required to isolate if they have a positive COVID test result and that vaccinated close contacts with symptoms and unvaccinated close contacts need to quarantine.

The Public Health lab is coordinating with the state lab for the identification of Omicron with specimen testing. Currently, anywhere between 1,500 to 5,000 positive specimens from L.A. County residents are sequenced each week with results reported to both L.A. County and the state. Public Health will continue to rely on the network of commercial and public health labs to ensure that the County is receiving a representative assessment of the prevalent variants in L.A. County. To date, the Public Health lab has not identified any presence of Omicron in any sequenced specimens. The Delta variant remains the predominant variant accounting for almost all sequenced specimens.

Today, Public Health confirmed 18 new deaths and 1,473 new cases of COVID-19. Of the 18 new deaths reported today, seven people who passed away were over the age of 80, five people who died were between the ages of 65 and 79, two people who died were between the ages of 50 and 64, and two people who died were between the ages of 30 and 49. One death was reported by the City of Long Beach and one death was reported by the City of Pasadena. To date, Public Health has identified 1,528,586 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of L.A. County and a total of 27,184 deaths.

There are 562 people with COVID-19 currently hospitalized. Testing results are available for more than 9,434,000 individuals, with 15% of people testing positive. Today’s test positivity rate is 1.7%.

“To everyone experiencing the sorrow of losing a loved one to COVID-19, please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you every day,” said Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd, Director of Public Health. “While the spread of Omicron across the globe is worrisome, we have both pharmaceutical and non-pharmaceutical interventions at hand to respond to the emergence of a new variant of concern. We can reduce transmission by getting vaccinated, wearing masks, keeping our distance and avoiding crowds, testing and quarantining. Every action we take now to reduce spread will help.”

COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective and are recommended for everyone 5 years old and older to help protect against COVID-19. 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 and many community sites where first, second, and third doses are available.

To find a vaccination site near you, or to make an appointment, please visit:

If you need assistance you can also call 1-833-540-0473 for help:

For more information regarding COVID-19 in LA County you can also visit the Public Health website at www.publichealth.lacounty.gov here you will find information on:

Please see additional information below:

Total Cases

Laboratory Confirmed Cases

1528586

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

1447578

-- Long Beach

67102

-- Pasadena

13906

Deaths

27184

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

25762

-- Long Beach

1054

-- Pasadena

368

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

- 0 to 4

38414

- 5 to 11

83546

- 12 to 17

92467

- 18 to 29

341712

- 30 to 49

480627

- 50 to 64

265996

- 65 to 79

106109

- over 80

37828

- Under Investigation

879

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

- Female

728929

- Male

684648

- Other

770

- Under Investigation

33231

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

- American Indian/Alaska Native

2485

- Asian

69635

- Black

70334

- Hispanic/Latino

742886

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

5315

- White

183015

- Other

122639

- Under Investigation

251269

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

- Hospitalized (Ever)

108591

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

- American Indian/Alaska Native

59

- Asian

3347

- Black

2294

- Hispanic/Latino

13649

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

92

- White

6090

- Other

198

- Under Investigation

33

CITY / COMMUNITY**

Cases

Case Rate

City of Agoura Hills

1536

7355

City of Alhambra

8478

9776

City of Arcadia

3526

6105

City of Artesia

2495

14856

City of Avalon

32

827

City of Azusa

7650

15288

City of Baldwin Park

14919

19434

City of Bell

7721

21251

City of Bell Gardens

9188

21332

City of Bellflower

13336

17156

City of Beverly Hills

3764

10904

City of Bradbury

42

3929

City of Burbank

11727

10941

City of Calabasas

1883

7742

City of Carson

12499

13319

City of Cerritos

3937

7863

City of Claremont

3007

8242

City of Commerce*

2754

21073

City of Compton

20062

20081

City of Covina

7972

16259

City of Cudahy

5477

22496

City of Culver City

3080

7726

City of Diamond Bar

4158

7229

City of Downey

21070

18440

City of Duarte

2847

12932

City of El Monte

19458

16593

City of El Segundo

1151

6857

City of Gardena

8106

13221

City of Glendale

25743

12467

City of Glendora

6215

11779

City of Hawaiian Gardens

2633

17941

City of Hawthorne

12969

14607

City of Hermosa Beach

1659

8434

City of Hidden Hills

142

7513

City of Huntington Park

12647

21261

City of Industry

197

45080

City of Inglewood

17191

15135

City of Irwindale

313

21453

City of La Canada Flintridge

1164

5625

City of La Habra Heights

131

2401

City of La Mirada

5570

11230

City of La Puente

7661

18824

City of La Verne

3737

11228

City of Lakewood

9766

12153

City of Lancaster*

30122

18643

City of Lawndale

4401

13093

City of Lomita

2018

9735

City of Lynwood*

15297

21232

City of Malibu

733

5655

City of Manhattan Beach

2218

6161

City of Maywood

5884

20978

City of Monrovia

4177

10765

City of Montebello

11780

18299

City of Monterey Park

5749

9234

City of Norwalk

18981

17637

City of Palmdale

31174

19610

City of Palos Verdes Estates

708

5236

City of Paramount

11625

20750

City of Pico Rivera

12898

20064

City of Pomona

30216

19378

City of Rancho Palos Verdes

2245

5252

City of Redondo Beach

4369

6360

City of Rolling Hills

89

4588

City of Rolling Hills Estates

454

5596

City of Rosemead

5732

10356

City of San Dimas*

4133

11974

City of San Fernando

6147

24976

City of San Gabriel

3814

9313

City of San Marino

502

3781

City of Santa Clarita

28727

13033

City of Santa Fe Springs

3456

18819

City of Santa Monica

7113

7694

City of Sierra Madre

690

6279

City of Signal Hill

1512

12817

City of South El Monte

3909

18717

City of South Gate

21755

22164

City of South Pasadena

1788

6863

City of Temple City

2855

7832

City of Torrance

10196

6831

City of Vernon

143

68421

City of Walnut

2214

7251

City of West Covina

15728

14531

City of West Hollywood

3799

10281

City of Westlake Village

160

1914

City of Whittier

13510

15452

Los Angeles

621411

15364

Los Angeles - Adams-Normandie

1404

17118

Los Angeles - Alsace

1901

15275

Los Angeles - Angeles National Forest

5

12500

Los Angeles - Angelino Heights

357

14269

Los Angeles - Arleta

8040

23392

Los Angeles - Atwater Village

1790

12205

Los Angeles - Baldwin Hills

3701

11891

Los Angeles - Bel Air

618

7332

Los Angeles - Beverly Crest

953

7609

Los Angeles - Beverlywood

1356

10294

Los Angeles - Boyle Heights*

19596

22554

Los Angeles - Brentwood

2260

7301

Los Angeles - Brookside

51

8778

Los Angeles - Cadillac-Corning

897

12597

Los Angeles - Canoga Park

11248

17228

Los Angeles - Carthay

1360

9469

Los Angeles - Central

8508

21820

Los Angeles - Century City

892

6973

Los Angeles - Century Palms/Cove

7420

21975

Los Angeles - Chatsworth

4838

13054

Los Angeles - Cheviot Hills

680

7415

Los Angeles - Chinatown

968

12068

Los Angeles - Cloverdale/Cochran

1989

13667

Los Angeles - Country Club Park

1894

12499

Los Angeles - Crenshaw District

1897

13718

Los Angeles - Crestview

1380

12139

Los Angeles - Del Rey

2796

9340

Los Angeles - Downtown*

5567

20238

Los Angeles - Eagle Rock

4528

11438

Los Angeles - East Hollywood

3869

13211

Los Angeles - Echo Park

1729

12128

Los Angeles - El Sereno

7305

17473

Los Angeles - Elysian Park

677

11852

Los Angeles - Elysian Valley

1520

14944

Los Angeles - Encino

4768

10555

Los Angeles - Exposition

460

13830

Los Angeles - Exposition Park

7449

16584

Los Angeles - Faircrest Heights

384

10667

Los Angeles - Figueroa Park Square

1640

18805

Los Angeles - Florence-Firestone

10728

22611

Los Angeles - Glassell Park

4164

13176

Los Angeles - Gramercy Place

1778

16518

Los Angeles - Granada Hills

8412

14456

Los Angeles - Green Meadows

4614

21455

Los Angeles - Hancock Park

1492

8756

Los Angeles - Harbor City

3329

11452

Los Angeles - Harbor Gateway

6149

14103

Los Angeles - Harbor Pines

231

9589

Los Angeles - Harvard Heights

2927

16230

Los Angeles - Harvard Park

8515

22446

Los Angeles - Highland Park

6848

14151

Los Angeles - Historic Filipinotown

2392

17246

Los Angeles - Hollywood

7976

11686

Los Angeles - Hollywood Hills

2463

8368

Los Angeles - Hyde Park

4799

16814

Los Angeles - Jefferson Park

1383

17131

Los Angeles - Koreatown

6471

12518

Los Angeles - Lafayette Square

641

14060

Los Angeles - Lake Balboa

6715

15910

Los Angeles - Lakeview Terrace

2708

20620

Los Angeles - Leimert Park

2130

13981

Los Angeles - Lincoln Heights

5906

18118

Los Angeles - Little Armenia

1366

17022

Los Angeles - Little Bangladesh

3309

11675

Los Angeles - Little Tokyo

525

16757

Los Angeles - Longwood

700

16264

Los Angeles - Los Feliz

1615

7474

Los Angeles - Manchester Square

1283

15030

Los Angeles - Mandeville Canyon

214

6850

Los Angeles - Mar Vista

3078

7247

Los Angeles - Marina Peninsula

259

5940

Los Angeles - Melrose

10417

13407

Los Angeles - Mid-city

1581

10519

Los Angeles - Miracle Mile

1514

8418

Los Angeles - Mission Hills

5223

21651

Los Angeles - Mt. Washington

3370

13957

Los Angeles - North Hills

11026

17907

Los Angeles - North Hollywood

25843

17067

Los Angeles - Northridge

9645

13819

Los Angeles - Pacific Palisades

1235

5801

Los Angeles - Pacoima

19576

25430

Los Angeles - Palisades Highlands

222

5772

Los Angeles - Palms

3598

8200

Los Angeles - Panorama City

15522

20627

Los Angeles - Park La Brea

937

6900

Los Angeles - Pico-Union

7954

19010

Los Angeles - Playa Del Rey

193

6039

Los Angeles - Playa Vista

921

8413

Los Angeles - Porter Ranch

3470

9750

Los Angeles - Rancho Park

547

8338

Los Angeles - Regent Square

339

12194

Los Angeles - Reseda

13920

18168

Los Angeles - Reseda Ranch

838

18076

Los Angeles - Reynier Village

354

8373

Los Angeles - San Pedro*

9732

12471

Los Angeles - Shadow Hills

525

11819

Los Angeles - Sherman Oaks

8637

9899

Los Angeles - Silverlake

4376

9927

Los Angeles - South Carthay

1031

9731

Los Angeles - South Park

8454

22270

Los Angeles - St Elmo Village

796

17365

Los Angeles - Studio City

2098

9349

Los Angeles - Sun Valley

11122

21192

Los Angeles - Sunland

2863

14029

Los Angeles - Sycamore Square

53

8192

Los Angeles - Sylmar*

19136

23224

Los Angeles - Tarzana

4344

14069

Los Angeles - Temple-Beaudry

6026

15263

Los Angeles - Thai Town

1165

11877

Los Angeles - Toluca Lake

797

9157

Los Angeles - Toluca Terrace

197

15084

Los Angeles - Toluca Woods

165

8881

Los Angeles - Tujunga

3751

13488

Los Angeles - University Hills

337

9828

Los Angeles - University Park

4337

15796

Los Angeles - Valley Glen

4817

16048

Los Angeles - Valley Village

2943

11905

Los Angeles - Van Nuys*

17262

18523

Los Angeles - Venice

2901

8561

Los Angeles - Vermont Knolls

3454

20081

Los Angeles - Vermont Square

1776

23194

Los Angeles - Vermont Vista

8977

21796

Los Angeles - Vernon Central

12490

24020

Los Angeles - Victoria Park

1212

14430

Los Angeles - View Heights

307

8311

Los Angeles - Watts

8936

20940

Los Angeles - Wellington Square

703

14303

Los Angeles - West Adams

4735

17137

Los Angeles - West Hills

4209

10381

Los Angeles - West Los Angeles

3456

9183

Los Angeles - West Vernon

11759

21920

Los Angeles - Westchester

3793

7350

Los Angeles - Westlake

8937

15057

Los Angeles - Westwood

3935

7272

Los Angeles - Wholesale District*

9077

25124

Los Angeles - Wilmington

10130

17933

Los Angeles - Wilshire Center

6666

13287

Los Angeles - Winnetka

8242

15915

Los Angeles - Woodland Hills

7243

10643

Unincorporated - Acton

825

10350

Unincorporated - Agua Dulce

433

10414

Unincorporated - Altadena

4246

9734

Unincorporated - Anaverde

183

12135

Unincorporated - Angeles National Forest

43

3454

Unincorporated - Arcadia

758

9498

Unincorporated - Athens-Westmont

7873

18550

Unincorporated - Athens Village

1209

24689

Unincorporated - Avocado Heights

1297

19144

Unincorporated - Azusa

2836

17811

Unincorporated - Bassett

2956

19950

Unincorporated - Bouquet Canyon

78

7269

Unincorporated - Bradbury

52

48148

Unincorporated - Canyon Country

1232

15942

Unincorporated - Castaic*

4630

17028

Unincorporated - Cerritos

79

13458

Unincorporated - Charter Oak

0

0

Unincorporated - Claremont

56

7977

Unincorporated - Covina

2836

16862

Unincorporated - Covina (Charter Oak)

1909

14524

Unincorporated - Del Aire

413

9401

Unincorporated - Del Rey

41

12893

Unincorporated - Del Sur

275

11387

Unincorporated - Desert View Highlands

452

18131

Unincorporated - Duarte

963

21748

Unincorporated - East Covina

47

14286

Unincorporated - East La Mirada

672

12698

Unincorporated - East Lancaster

19

16667

Unincorporated - East Los Angeles

28263

22562

Unincorporated - East Pasadena

247

3858

Unincorporated - East Rancho Dominguez

3218

21022

Unincorporated - East Whittier

617

11628

Unincorporated - El Camino Village

1016

11557

Unincorporated - El Monte

24

16552

Unincorporated - Elizabeth Lake

126

7586

Unincorporated - Florence-Firestone

15386

23779

Unincorporated - Franklin Canyon

1

8333

Unincorporated - Glendora

89

13485

Unincorporated - Hacienda Heights

6236

11150

Unincorporated - Harbor Gateway

0

0

Unincorporated - Hawthorne

357

14200

Unincorporated - Hi Vista

72

6557

Unincorporated - Kagel/Lopez Canyons

324

22946

Unincorporated - La Crescenta-Montrose

1518

7666

Unincorporated - La Habra Heights

16

2367

Unincorporated - La Rambla

340

16386

Unincorporated - La Verne*

219

10735

Unincorporated - Ladera Heights

587

8302

Unincorporated - Lake Hughes

77

11527

Unincorporated - Lake Los Angeles

2000

15392

Unincorporated - Lake Manor

190

11564

Unincorporated - Lakewood

0

0

Unincorporated - Lennox

4030

17878

Unincorporated - Leona Valley

174

9937

Unincorporated - Littlerock

686

17060

Unincorporated - Littlerock/Juniper Hills

171

13184

Unincorporated - Littlerock/Pearblossom

643

18016

Unincorporated - Llano

62

7070

Unincorporated - Marina del Rey

744

7906

Unincorporated - Miracle Mile

0

0

Unincorporated - Monrovia

463

11930

Unincorporated - Newhall

70

31818

Unincorporated - North Lancaster

215

17947

Unincorporated - North Whittier

1327

15873

Unincorporated - Northeast San Gabriel

1965

8175

Unincorporated - Padua Hills

14

6512

Unincorporated - Palmdale

138

16390

Unincorporated - Palos Verdes Peninsula

33

5314

Unincorporated - Pearblossom/Llano

191

9765

Unincorporated - Pellissier Village

198

31987

Unincorporated - Placerita Canyon

5

1087

Unincorporated - Pomona

80

4128

Unincorporated - Quartz Hill

1805

13986

Unincorporated - Rancho Dominguez

487

18301

Unincorporated - Roosevelt

113

12137

Unincorporated - Rosewood

201

15630

Unincorporated - Rosewood/East Gardena

201

16848

Unincorporated - Rosewood/West Rancho Dominguez

622

18506

Unincorporated - Rowland Heights

4312

8451

Unincorporated - San Clemente Island

0

0

Unincorporated - San Francisquito Canyon/Bouquet Canyon

22

2564

Unincorporated - San Jose Hills

3987

19717

Unincorporated - San Pasqual

44

2162

Unincorporated - Sand Canyon

24

7792

Unincorporated - Santa Catalina Island

257

96255

Unincorporated - Santa Monica Mountains*

1109

5956

Unincorporated - Saugus

179

115484

Unincorporated - Saugus/Canyon Country

55

15449

Unincorporated - South Antelope Valley

48

10549

Unincorporated - South El Monte

402

22396

Unincorporated - South San Gabriel

1109

12534

Unincorporated - South Whittier

9952

16805

Unincorporated - Southeast Antelope Valley

110

14085

Unincorporated - Stevenson Ranch

1879

8962

Unincorporated - Sun Village

1116

18489

Unincorporated - Sunrise Village

216

16667

Unincorporated - Twin Lakes/Oat Mountain

145

8745

Unincorporated - Val Verde

452

13660

Unincorporated - Valencia

314

10221

Unincorporated - Valinda

4405

18848

Unincorporated - View Park/Windsor Hills

1047

8999

Unincorporated - Walnut Park

3448

21359

Unincorporated - West Antelope Valley

73

4831

Unincorporated - West Carson

2831

12818

Unincorporated - West Chatsworth

4

33333

Unincorporated - West LA

211

22164

Unincorporated - West Puente Valley

1992

20254

Unincorporated - West Rancho Dominguez

236

17366

Unincorporated - West Whittier/Los Nietos

4995

18552

Unincorporated - Westfield/Academy Hills

67

5154

Unincorporated - Westhills

69

8224

Unincorporated - White Fence Farms

411

11159

Unincorporated - Whittier

381

10069

Unincorporated - Whittier Narrows

54

450000

Unincorporated - Willowbrook

8140

23315

Unincorporated - Wiseburn

662

10984

- Under Investigation

18250

These numbers are subject to change based on further investigation. 19 cases 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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