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For Immediate Release:

December 03, 2021

Los Angeles County Takes Steps to Address Omicron Variant, As Cases Among People Experiencing Homelessness Decline for the Second Month in a Row - 17 New Deaths and 1,942 New Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 in Los Angeles County

Public Health is reporting that COVID-19 cases among people experiencing homelessness decreased for the second month in a row. These results are likely to reflect increases in vaccination coverage. As of Nov. 17th, 33,907 homeless individuals have been fully vaccinated and 1,686 have received a booster or additional dose. Of the total doses administered, 86% were mRNA (Pfizer or Moderna,) and of those starting an mRNA dose, 80% have already completed their second dose.

For the week ending Nov. 14th, there were 44 confirmed cases, down from the 63 cases reported the week of Oct.11th.

Today, Public Health confirmed 17 additional deaths and 1,942 new cases of COVID-19. Of the 17 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, three people who died were between the ages of 50 and 64, and two people who died were between the ages of 30 and 49 and all had underlying conditions. To date, Public Health has identified 1,532,430 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of L.A. County and a total of 27,225 deaths.

There are 569 people with COVID-19 currently hospitalized. Testing results are available for more than 9,468,226 individuals, with 15% of people testing positive. Today’s test positivity rate is 1%.

This past week, Public Health has been tracking the emergence and spread of Omicron, labeled a variant of concern by both the WHO and the CDC. Yesterday, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) received confirmation of its first case of COVID-19 with mutations consistent with the new Omicron variant (B.1.1.529). The individual returned to Los Angeles County after travel to South Africa via London on 11/22/2021. This infection is most likely travel-related.

Getting vaccinated or boosted remains critical as holiday traveling and gatherings begin. The vaccines are effective against the Delta variant and earlier strains of the virus, which allows us to remain hopeful that the approved vaccines will also provide some protection against Omicron. All residents across LA County should continue adhering to the masking requirements and wear a mask when indoors or at large outdoor mega events - regardless of vaccination status. Individuals should also wear a mask when at any crowded indoor or outdoor events.

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. Beginning today, international travelers arriving at the LAX international terminal are being offered free rapid COVID-19 tests and information on federal recommendations for quarantining and testing.

Residents should also get tested if 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 be isolated if they have a positive COVID test result and that vaccinated close contacts with symptoms and unvaccinated close contacts need to be quarantined.

I send my heartfelt condolences to everyone mourning the loss of a loved one to COVID-19,” said Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd, Director of Public Health. “As we enter winter and face the Omicron variant, using what we have learned over the past 2 years will make a big difference for friends and families preparing to gather for the holidays and those most at-risk. We are grateful to our partners for the encouraging trends, as at least 80% of people experiencing homelessness have received their second dose of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, and appreciate the continued efforts to improve coverage.”

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:

Cases through 6:00pm 12/2/2021

Total Cases

NEW

Laboratory Confirmed Cases

1532430

1942

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

1451304

1881

-- Long Beach

67193

47

-- Pasadena

13933

14

Deaths

27225

17

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

25803

17

-- Long Beach

1054

0

-- Pasadena

368

0

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

- 0 to 4

38552

- 5 to 11

84193

- 12 to 17

92854

- 18 to 29

342360

- 30 to 49

481737

- 50 to 64

266544

- 65 to 79

106291

- over 80

37891

- Under Investigation

882

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

- Female

730577

- Male

686270

- Other

771

- Under Investigation

33686

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

- American Indian/Alaska Native

2496

- Asian

69844

- Black

70544

- Hispanic/Latino

744383

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

5321

- White

183758

- Other

122976

- Under Investigation

251982

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

- Hospitalized (Ever)

108804

**DATA Under reported

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

- American Indian/Alaska Native

59

- Asian

3351

- Black

2296

- Hispanic/Latino

13673

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

92

- White

6103

- Other

199

- Under Investigation

30

CITY / COMMUNITY**

Cases

Case Rate

City of Agoura Hills

1552

7432

City of Alhambra

8499

9800

City of Arcadia

3547

6142

City of Artesia

2495

14856

City of Avalon

34

879

City of Azusa

7672

15332

City of Baldwin Park

14936

19456

City of Bell

7731

21279

City of Bell Gardens

9202

21365

City of Bellflower

13373

17203

City of Beverly Hills

3778

10944

City of Bradbury

42

3929

City of Burbank

11763

10975

City of Calabasas

1889

7766

City of Carson

12529

13351

City of Cerritos

3952

7893

City of Claremont

3023

8286

City of Commerce*

2759

21111

City of Compton

20088

20107

City of Covina

7999

16314

City of Cudahy

5489

22545

City of Culver City

3084

7736

City of Diamond Bar

4171

7252

City of Downey

21118

18482

City of Duarte

2852

12954

City of El Monte

19490

16620

City of El Segundo

1157

6893

City of Gardena

8127

13256

City of Glendale

25817

12503

City of Glendora

6232

11811

City of Hawaiian Gardens

2634

17948

City of Hawthorne

12995

14636

City of Hermosa Beach

1662

8449

City of Hidden Hills

145

7672

City of Huntington Park

12677

21312

City of Industry

197

45080

City of Inglewood

17222

15163

City of Irwindale

314

21522

City of La Canada Flintridge

1177

5688

City of La Habra Heights

131

2401

City of La Mirada

5583

11256

City of La Puente

7675

18859

City of La Verne

3752

11273

City of Lakewood

9803

12199

City of Lancaster*

30262

18730

City of Lawndale

4413

13128

City of Lomita

2025

9769

City of Lynwood*

15321

21265

City of Malibu

737

5686

City of Manhattan Beach

2224

6178

City of Maywood

5901

21038

City of Monrovia

4187

10791

City of Montebello

11807

18341

City of Monterey Park

5760

9251

City of Norwalk

19024

17677

City of Palmdale

31297

19688

City of Palos Verdes Estates

712

5265

City of Paramount

11642

20781

City of Pico Rivera

12924

20105

City of Pomona

30315

19441

City of Rancho Palos Verdes

2254

5273

City of Redondo Beach

4391

6392

City of Rolling Hills

92

4742

City of Rolling Hills Estates

454

5596

City of Rosemead

5743

10376

City of San Dimas*

4147

12015

City of San Fernando

6160

25028

City of San Gabriel

3824

9337

City of San Marino

505

3804

City of Santa Clarita

28849

13088

City of Santa Fe Springs

3461

18847

City of Santa Monica

7131

7714

City of Sierra Madre

693

6306

City of Signal Hill

1517

12859

City of South El Monte

3912

18731

City of South Gate

21802

22212

City of South Pasadena

1792

6878

City of Temple City

2859

7843

City of Torrance

10238

6859

City of Vernon

143

68421

City of Walnut

2227

7294

City of West Covina

15772

14572

City of West Hollywood

3815

10324

City of Westlake Village

160

1914

City of Whittier

13544

15491

Los Angeles

622897

15401

Los Angeles - Adams-Normandie

1408

17167

Los Angeles - Alsace

1902

15283

Los Angeles - Angeles National Forest

5

12500

Los Angeles - Angelino Heights

358

14309

Los Angeles - Arleta

8055

23436

Los Angeles - Atwater Village

1797

12253

Los Angeles - Baldwin Hills

3707

11910

Los Angeles - Bel Air

619

7344

Los Angeles - Beverly Crest

959

7657

Los Angeles - Beverlywood

1366

10370

Los Angeles - Boyle Heights*

19623

22585

Los Angeles - Brentwood

2270

7333

Los Angeles - Brookside

51

8778

Los Angeles - Cadillac-Corning

898

12611

Los Angeles - Canoga Park

11277

17272

Los Angeles - Carthay

1370

9538

Los Angeles - Central

8521

21853

Los Angeles - Century City

897

7012

Los Angeles - Century Palms/Cove

7437

22025

Los Angeles - Chatsworth

4854

13097

Los Angeles - Cheviot Hills

682

7436

Los Angeles - Chinatown

970

12093

Los Angeles - Cloverdale/Cochran

1997

13722

Los Angeles - Country Club Park

1898

12526

Los Angeles - Crenshaw District

1907

13790

Los Angeles - Crestview

1382

12157

Los Angeles - Del Rey

2803

9363

Los Angeles - Downtown*

5581

20289

Los Angeles - Eagle Rock

4538

11463

Los Angeles - East Hollywood

3876

13235

Los Angeles - Echo Park

1731

12142

Los Angeles - El Sereno

7317

17501

Los Angeles - Elysian Park

677

11852

Los Angeles - Elysian Valley

1522

14964

Los Angeles - Encino

4775

10571

Los Angeles - Exposition

460

13830

Los Angeles - Exposition Park

7466

16622

Los Angeles - Faircrest Heights

384

10667

Los Angeles - Figueroa Park Square

1642

18828

Los Angeles - Florence-Firestone

10750

22658

Los Angeles - Glassell Park

4176

13214

Los Angeles - Gramercy Place

1782

16555

Los Angeles - Granada Hills

8433

14492

Los Angeles - Green Meadows

4628

21521

Los Angeles - Hancock Park

1501

8809

Los Angeles - Harbor City

3345

11507

Los Angeles - Harbor Gateway

6161

14131

Los Angeles - Harbor Pines

231

9589

Los Angeles - Harvard Heights

2933

16263

Los Angeles - Harvard Park

8536

22502

Los Angeles - Highland Park

6860

14176

Los Angeles - Historic Filipinotown

2393

17253

Los Angeles - Hollywood

8005

11728

Los Angeles - Hollywood Hills

2467

8381

Los Angeles - Hyde Park

4808

16846

Los Angeles - Jefferson Park

1384

17144

Los Angeles - Koreatown

6482

12539

Los Angeles - Lafayette Square

641

14060

Los Angeles - Lake Balboa

6728

15941

Los Angeles - Lakeview Terrace

2718

20696

Los Angeles - Leimert Park

2134

14007

Los Angeles - Lincoln Heights

5910

18131

Los Angeles - Little Armenia

1367

17034

Los Angeles - Little Bangladesh

3317

11703

Los Angeles - Little Tokyo

528

16853

Los Angeles - Longwood

702

16310

Los Angeles - Los Feliz

1624

7516

Los Angeles - Manchester Square

1284

15042

Los Angeles - Mandeville Canyon

214

6850

Los Angeles - Mar Vista

3089

7273

Los Angeles - Marina Peninsula

261

5986

Los Angeles - Melrose

10448

13447

Los Angeles - Mid-city

1583

10532

Los Angeles - Miracle Mile

1527

8490

Los Angeles - Mission Hills

5235

21700

Los Angeles - Mt. Washington

3373

13970

Los Angeles - North Hills

11053

17950

Los Angeles - North Hollywood

25905

17108

Los Angeles - Northridge

9673

13859

Los Angeles - Pacific Palisades

1238

5815

Los Angeles - Pacoima

19595

25455

Los Angeles - Palisades Highlands

223

5798

Los Angeles - Palms

3605

8216

Los Angeles - Panorama City

15552

20667

Los Angeles - Park La Brea

942

6937

Los Angeles - Pico-Union

7969

19045

Los Angeles - Playa Del Rey

196

6133

Los Angeles - Playa Vista

928

8477

Los Angeles - Porter Ranch

3476

9767

Los Angeles - Rancho Park

549

8369

Los Angeles - Regent Square

339

12194

Los Angeles - Reseda

13967

18230

Los Angeles - Reseda Ranch

840

18119

Los Angeles - Reynier Village

354

8373

Los Angeles - San Pedro*

9759

12505

Los Angeles - Shadow Hills

527

11864

Los Angeles - Sherman Oaks

8666

9932

Los Angeles - Silverlake

4391

9961

Los Angeles - South Carthay

1037

9788

Los Angeles - South Park

8466

22302

Los Angeles - St Elmo Village

796

17365

Los Angeles - Studio City

2106

9385

Los Angeles - Sun Valley

11138

21222

Los Angeles - Sunland

2875

14088

Los Angeles - Sycamore Square

54

8346

Los Angeles - Sylmar*

19179

23276

Los Angeles - Tarzana

4361

14124

Los Angeles - Temple-Beaudry

6034

15283

Los Angeles - Thai Town

1166

11887

Los Angeles - Toluca Lake

801

9203

Los Angeles - Toluca Terrace

197

15084

Los Angeles - Toluca Woods

166

8934

Los Angeles - Tujunga

3759

13517

Los Angeles - University Hills

337

9828

Los Angeles - University Park

4354

15858

Los Angeles - Valley Glen

4830

16091

Los Angeles - Valley Village

2957

11962

Los Angeles - Van Nuys*

17296

18559

Los Angeles - Venice

2917

8609

Los Angeles - Vermont Knolls

3463

20134

Los Angeles - Vermont Square

1776

23194

Los Angeles - Vermont Vista

9001

21855

Los Angeles - Vernon Central

12512

24062

Los Angeles - Victoria Park

1212

14430

Los Angeles - View Heights

308

8338

Los Angeles - Watts

8953

20980

Los Angeles - Wellington Square

704

14323

Los Angeles - West Adams

4742

17163

Los Angeles - West Hills

4223

10416

Los Angeles - West Los Angeles

3475

9233

Los Angeles - West Vernon

11778

21956

Los Angeles - Westchester

3816

7395

Los Angeles - Westlake

8951

15080

Los Angeles - Westwood

3955

7309

Los Angeles - Wholesale District*

9097

25179

Los Angeles - Wilmington

10157

17981

Los Angeles - Wilshire Center

6678

13311

Los Angeles - Winnetka

8262

15954

Los Angeles - Woodland Hills

7262

10671

Unincorporated - Acton

827

10375

Unincorporated - Agua Dulce

434

10438

Unincorporated - Altadena

4259

9764

Unincorporated - Anaverde

187

12401

Unincorporated - Angeles National Forest

43

3454

Unincorporated - Arcadia

765

9585

Unincorporated - Athens-Westmont

7892

18595

Unincorporated - Athens Village

1211

24729

Unincorporated - Avocado Heights

1298

19159

Unincorporated - Azusa

2846

17874

Unincorporated - Bassett

2962

19991

Unincorporated - Bouquet Canyon

80

7456

Unincorporated - Bradbury

52

48148

Unincorporated - Canyon Country

1235

15981

Unincorporated - Castaic*

4637

17053

Unincorporated - Cerritos

79

13458

Unincorporated - Charter Oak

0

0

Unincorporated - Claremont

56

7977

Unincorporated - Covina

2841

16892

Unincorporated - Covina (Charter Oak)

1918

14592

Unincorporated - Del Aire

413

9401

Unincorporated - Del Rey

41

12893

Unincorporated - Del Sur

276

11429

Unincorporated - Desert View Highlands

456

18291

Unincorporated - Duarte

963

21748

Unincorporated - East Covina

47

14286

Unincorporated - East La Mirada

673

12717

Unincorporated - East Lancaster

19

16667

Unincorporated - East Los Angeles

28312

22601

Unincorporated - East Pasadena

248

3873

Unincorporated - East Rancho Dominguez

3222

21048

Unincorporated - East Whittier

620

11685

Unincorporated - El Camino Village

1018

11580

Unincorporated - El Monte

24

16552

Unincorporated - Elizabeth Lake

126

7586

Unincorporated - Florence-Firestone

15412

23819

Unincorporated - Franklin Canyon

1

8333

Unincorporated - Glendora

89

13485

Unincorporated - Hacienda Heights

6245

11167

Unincorporated - Harbor Gateway

0

0

Unincorporated - Hawthorne

358

14240

Unincorporated - Hi Vista

72

6557

Unincorporated - Kagel/Lopez Canyons

324

22946

Unincorporated - La Crescenta-Montrose

1522

7686

Unincorporated - La Habra Heights

16

2367

Unincorporated - La Rambla

340

16386

Unincorporated - La Verne*

220

10784

Unincorporated - Ladera Heights

593

8386

Unincorporated - Lake Hughes

77

11527

Unincorporated - Lake Los Angeles

2007

15446

Unincorporated - Lake Manor

190

11564

Unincorporated - Lakewood

0

0

Unincorporated - Lennox

4032

17887

Unincorporated - Leona Valley

175

9994

Unincorporated - Littlerock

687

17085

Unincorporated - Littlerock/Juniper Hills

172

13261

Unincorporated - Littlerock/Pearblossom

643

18016

Unincorporated - Llano

62

7070

Unincorporated - Marina del Rey

749

7959

Unincorporated - Miracle Mile

0

0

Unincorporated - Monrovia

464

11956

Unincorporated - Newhall

70

31818

Unincorporated - North Lancaster

215

17947

Unincorporated - North Whittier

1329

15897

Unincorporated - Northeast San Gabriel

1966

8179

Unincorporated - Padua Hills

14

6512

Unincorporated - Palmdale

141

16746

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

1815

14063

Unincorporated - Rancho Dominguez

488

18339

Unincorporated - Roosevelt

112

12030

Unincorporated - Rosewood

201

15630

Unincorporated - Rosewood/East Gardena

201

16848

Unincorporated - Rosewood/West Rancho Dominguez

624

18566

Unincorporated - Rowland Heights

4332

8490

Unincorporated - San Clemente Island

0

0

Unincorporated - San Francisquito Canyon/Bouquet Canyon

23

2681

Unincorporated - San Jose Hills

3993

19747

Unincorporated - San Pasqual

44

2162

Unincorporated - Sand Canyon

24

7792

Unincorporated - Santa Catalina Island

257

96255

Unincorporated - Santa Monica Mountains*

1118

6004

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

1112

12568

Unincorporated - South Whittier

9964

16825

Unincorporated - Southeast Antelope Valley

111

14213

Unincorporated - Stevenson Ranch

1893

9029

Unincorporated - Sun Village

1120

18555

Unincorporated - Sunrise Village

216

16667

Unincorporated - Twin Lakes/Oat Mountain

145

8745

Unincorporated - Val Verde

453

13690

Unincorporated - Valencia

314

10221

Unincorporated - Valinda

4412

18878

Unincorporated - View Park/Windsor Hills

1052

9042

Unincorporated - Walnut Park

3456

21409

Unincorporated - West Antelope Valley

73

4831

Unincorporated - West Carson

2842

12868

Unincorporated - West Chatsworth

4

33333

Unincorporated - West LA

212

22269

Unincorporated - West Puente Valley

1996

20295

Unincorporated - West Rancho Dominguez

237

17439

Unincorporated - West Whittier/Los Nietos

4999

18566

Unincorporated - Westfield/Academy Hills

67

5154

Unincorporated - Westhills

70

8343

Unincorporated - White Fence Farms

415

11268

Unincorporated - Whittier

382

10095

Unincorporated - Whittier Narrows

54

450000

Unincorporated - Willowbrook

8164

23384

Unincorporated - Wiseburn

662

10984

- Under Investigation

18350

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