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For Immediate Release:

December 06, 2021

Public Health Increases Support at Skilled Nursing Facilities, Homeless Shelters and Schools with Presence of Omicron Variant - 2 New Deaths and 1,103 New Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 in Los Angeles County

Due to the presence of the newly identified Omicron variant, L.A. County modified its Health Officer Order for Skilled Nursing Facilities to require routine testing of residents and staff and recent testing for visitors entering any indoor spaces at these facilities.

From December 15 through January 31st, all skilled nursing facility residents, employees, and contractors who may encounter residents must test for COVID-19 infection once a week, regardless of vaccination status. Additionally, to obtain entry into a skilled nursing facility, all visitors regardless of vaccination status must provide proof of either:

· A negative PCR test performed within 72 hours prior to entry

OR

· A negative antigen test performed within 24 hours prior to entry.

Antigen test kits will be made available to skilled nursing facilities to facilitate visitor testing.

People who show documentation of recovery from COVID-19 within the last 90 days (i.e. a positive COVID-19 viral test result on a sample taken no more than 90 days prior) are exempt from weekly testing and from showing proof of a negative viral test for entry.

Public Health teams have also realigned plans to ensure protection for those living and working at interim housing sites, jails, and shelters. This includes ensuring adequate supplies of testing kits and PPE, along with modifying policies to ensure safety of staff and residents.

With 1.7 million students and staff attending school in-person, Public Health is working with school districts to reinforce the importance of existing school-based health requirements and routine testing programs.

Today, Public Health confirmed 2 additional deaths and 1,103 new cases of COVID-19, these numbers reflect the weekend reporting lag. Of the 2 new deaths reported today, one person who died was between the ages of 65 and 79 and the other was over the age of 80 years old. All had underlying conditions. To date, the total number of deaths in L.A. County is 27,248.

As of Dec. 5th, Public Health has identified a total 1,537,450 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of L.A. County, Long Beach and Pasadena.

As of Dec. 4th, there are 595 people with COVID-19 currently hospitalized. Testing results are available for more than 9,515,741 individuals, with 15% of people testing positive. Today’s test positivity rate is 1.2%.

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. “With the Omicron variant in L.A. County, Public Health is providing residents and our partners with information about Omicron and updated precautionary safety measures, which are even more critical for those in high-risk settings with increased opportunities for exposure. Over the course of the pandemic, these strategies have proven to be very effective in slowing the spread of COVID-19, and I encourage everyone to use these tools as we prepare for additional Omicron cases and a winter surge.”

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:

www.VaccinateLACounty.com (English) or www.VacunateLosAngeles.com (Spanish).

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

Finding an appointment

Connect to free transportation to and from a vaccination site, or

Schedule a home-visit if you are homebound.

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:

COVID-19 sector protocols & best practices,

COVID-19 Vaccine Dashboards, and

COVID-19 Surveillance Interactive and, Recovery Dashboards

Please see additional information below:

Cases through 6:00pm 12/5/2021

Total Cases

NEW

Laboratory Confirmed Cases

1537450

1103

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

1456209

1103

-- Long Beach

67284

0

-- Pasadena

13957

0

Deaths

27248

2

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

25826

2

-- Long Beach

1054

0

-- Pasadena

368

0

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

- 0 to 4

38747

- 5 to 11

84904

- 12 to 17

93328

- 18 to 29

343266

- 30 to 49

483278

- 50 to 64

267294

- 65 to 79

106529

- over 80

37981

- Under Investigation

882

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

- Female

732961

- Male

688538

- Other

772

- Under Investigation

33938

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

- American Indian/Alaska Native

2510

- Asian

70183

- Black

70902

- Hispanic/Latino

746450

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

5346

- White

184799

- Other

123496

- Under Investigation

252523

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

- Hospitalized (Ever)

109157

**DATA Under reported

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

- American Indian/Alaska Native

59

- Asian

3352

- Black

2302

- Hispanic/Latino

13681

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

94

- White

6111

- Other

197

- Under Investigation

30

CITY / COMMUNITY**

Cases

Case Rate

City of Agoura Hills

1559

7465

City of Alhambra

8537

9844

City of Arcadia

3575

6190

City of Artesia

2500

14885

City of Avalon

35

905

City of Azusa

7705

15398

City of Baldwin Park

14977

19509

City of Bell

7767

21378

City of Bell Gardens

9216

21397

City of Bellflower

13419

17262

City of Beverly Hills

3794

10991

City of Bradbury

42

3929

City of Burbank

11812

11021

City of Calabasas

1899

7807

City of Carson

12572

13396

City of Cerritos

3966

7921

City of Claremont

3049

8357

City of Commerce*

2767

21172

City of Compton

20135

20154

City of Covina

8045

16408

City of Cudahy

5494

22565

City of Culver City

3102

7781

City of Diamond Bar

4184

7275

City of Downey

21169

18527

City of Duarte

2862

13000

City of El Monte

19540

16663

City of El Segundo

1162

6922

City of Gardena

8183

13347

City of Glendale

25911

12548

City of Glendora

6266

11876

City of Hawaiian Gardens

2635

17954

City of Hawthorne

13028

14673

City of Hermosa Beach

1673

8505

City of Hidden Hills

146

7725

City of Huntington Park

12711

21369

City of Industry

197

45080

City of Inglewood

17267

15202

City of Irwindale

314

21522

City of La Canada Flintridge

1187

5736

City of La Habra Heights

131

2401

City of La Mirada

5608

11307

City of La Puente

7693

18903

City of La Verne

3774

11339

City of Lakewood

9853

12261

City of Lancaster*

30428

18833

City of Lawndale

4423

13158

City of Lomita

2033

9808

City of Lynwood*

15359

21318

City of Malibu

741

5717

City of Manhattan Beach

2241

6225

City of Maywood

5911

21074

City of Monrovia

4201

10827

City of Montebello

11845

18400

City of Monterey Park

5773

9272

City of Norwalk

19071

17720

City of Palmdale

31448

19783

City of Palos Verdes Estates

721

5332

City of Paramount

11676

20841

City of Pico Rivera

12954

20151

City of Pomona

30415

19505

City of Rancho Palos Verdes

2261

5289

City of Redondo Beach

4417

6430

City of Rolling Hills

92

4742

City of Rolling Hills Estates

459

5658

City of Rosemead

5761

10408

City of San Dimas*

4169

12078

City of San Fernando

6171

25073

City of San Gabriel

3839

9374

City of San Marino

506

3811

City of Santa Clarita

28989

13151

City of Santa Fe Springs

3475

18923

City of Santa Monica

7176

7762

City of Sierra Madre

698

6352

City of Signal Hill

1524

12919

City of South El Monte

3923

18784

City of South Gate

21849

22260

City of South Pasadena

1800

6909

City of Temple City

2874

7884

City of Torrance

10290

6894

City of Vernon

143

68421

City of Walnut

2235

7320

City of West Covina

15819

14615

City of West Hollywood

3835

10379

City of Westlake Village

160

1914

City of Whittier

13581

15533

Los Angeles

624856

15449

Los Angeles - Adams-Normandie

1410

17191

Los Angeles - Alsace

1902

15283

Los Angeles - Angeles National Forest

5

12500

Los Angeles - Angelino Heights

359

14349

Los Angeles - Arleta

8065

23465

Los Angeles - Atwater Village

1801

12280

Los Angeles - Baldwin Hills

3716

11939

Los Angeles - Bel Air

619

7344

Los Angeles - Beverly Crest

965

7705

Los Angeles - Beverlywood

1375

10438

Los Angeles - Boyle Heights*

19662

22630

Los Angeles - Brentwood

2285

7382

Los Angeles - Brookside

51

8778

Los Angeles - Cadillac-Corning

899

12625

Los Angeles - Canoga Park

11313

17328

Los Angeles - Carthay

1379

9601

Los Angeles - Central

8530

21876

Los Angeles - Century City

902

7051

Los Angeles - Century Palms/Cove

7451

22067

Los Angeles - Chatsworth

4867

13132

Los Angeles - Cheviot Hills

687

7491

Los Angeles - Chinatown

973

12131

Los Angeles - Cloverdale/Cochran

2005

13777

Los Angeles - Country Club Park

1899

12532

Los Angeles - Crenshaw District

1921

13891

Los Angeles - Crestview

1390

12227

Los Angeles - Del Rey

2821

9423

Los Angeles - Downtown*

5610

20395

Los Angeles - Eagle Rock

4557

11511

Los Angeles - East Hollywood

3890

13282

Los Angeles - Echo Park

1734

12163

Los Angeles - El Sereno

7344

17566

Los Angeles - Elysian Park

680

11905

Los Angeles - Elysian Valley

1525

14994

Los Angeles - Encino

4807

10642

Los Angeles - Exposition

462

13891

Los Angeles - Exposition Park

7500

16697

Los Angeles - Faircrest Heights

385

10694

Los Angeles - Figueroa Park Square

1656

18989

Los Angeles - Florence-Firestone

10776

22713

Los Angeles - Glassell Park

4183

13236

Los Angeles - Gramercy Place

1790

16630

Los Angeles - Granada Hills

8469

14554

Los Angeles - Green Meadows

4636

21558

Los Angeles - Hancock Park

1508

8850

Los Angeles - Harbor City

3364

11572

Los Angeles - Harbor Gateway

6186

14188

Los Angeles - Harbor Pines

231

9589

Los Angeles - Harvard Heights

2935

16274

Los Angeles - Harvard Park

8564

22575

Los Angeles - Highland Park

6871

14199

Los Angeles - Historic Filipinotown

2394

17260

Los Angeles - Hollywood

8025

11758

Los Angeles - Hollywood Hills

2485

8443

Los Angeles - Hyde Park

4825

16906

Los Angeles - Jefferson Park

1387

17181

Los Angeles - Koreatown

6502

12578

Los Angeles - Lafayette Square

643

14104

Los Angeles - Lake Balboa

6740

15969

Los Angeles - Lakeview Terrace

2723

20734

Los Angeles - Leimert Park

2141

14053

Los Angeles - Lincoln Heights

5914

18143

Los Angeles - Little Armenia

1370

17072

Los Angeles - Little Bangladesh

3329

11745

Los Angeles - Little Tokyo

534

17044

Los Angeles - Longwood

704

16357

Los Angeles - Los Feliz

1637

7576

Los Angeles - Manchester Square

1288

15089

Los Angeles - Mandeville Canyon

216

6914

Los Angeles - Mar Vista

3102

7304

Los Angeles - Marina Peninsula

260

5963

Los Angeles - Melrose

10482

13491

Los Angeles - Mid-city

1588

10566

Los Angeles - Miracle Mile

1533

8524

Los Angeles - Mission Hills

5248

21754

Los Angeles - Mt. Washington

3386

14024

Los Angeles - North Hills

11084

18001

Los Angeles - North Hollywood

25993

17166

Los Angeles - Northridge

9715

13919

Los Angeles - Pacific Palisades

1239

5819

Los Angeles - Pacoima

19626

25495

Los Angeles - Palisades Highlands

224

5824

Los Angeles - Palms

3621

8253

Los Angeles - Panorama City

15574

20696

Los Angeles - Park La Brea

949

6988

Los Angeles - Pico-Union

7980

19072

Los Angeles - Playa Del Rey

197

6164

Los Angeles - Playa Vista

932

8514

Los Angeles - Porter Ranch

3492

9812

Los Angeles - Rancho Park

555

8460

Los Angeles - Regent Square

339

12194

Los Angeles - Reseda

14018

18296

Los Angeles - Reseda Ranch

840

18119

Los Angeles - Reynier Village

355

8396

Los Angeles - San Pedro*

9791

12546

Los Angeles - Shadow Hills

528

11887

Los Angeles - Sherman Oaks

8710

9982

Los Angeles - Silverlake

4410

10004

Los Angeles - South Carthay

1045

9863

Los Angeles - South Park

8494

22376

Los Angeles - St Elmo Village

796

17365

Los Angeles - Studio City

2113

9416

Los Angeles - Sun Valley

11157

21258

Los Angeles - Sunland

2888

14151

Los Angeles - Sycamore Square

56

8655

Los Angeles - Sylmar*

19233

23342

Los Angeles - Tarzana

4377

14176

Los Angeles - Temple-Beaudry

6047

15316

Los Angeles - Thai Town

1171

11938

Los Angeles - Toluca Lake

801

9203

Los Angeles - Toluca Terrace

197

15084

Los Angeles - Toluca Woods

168

9042

Los Angeles - Tujunga

3774

13571

Los Angeles - University Hills

340

9915

Los Angeles - University Park

4381

15956

Los Angeles - Valley Glen

4841

16128

Los Angeles - Valley Village

2970

12015

Los Angeles - Van Nuys*

17339

18605

Los Angeles - Venice

2942

8682

Los Angeles - Vermont Knolls

3476

20209

Los Angeles - Vermont Square

1779

23234

Los Angeles - Vermont Vista

9018

21896

Los Angeles - Vernon Central

12542

24120

Los Angeles - Victoria Park

1216

14478

Los Angeles - View Heights

310

8392

Los Angeles - Watts

8987

21060

Los Angeles - Wellington Square

711

14466

Los Angeles - West Adams

4752

17199

Los Angeles - West Hills

4236

10448

Los Angeles - West Los Angeles

3484

9257

Los Angeles - West Vernon

11795

21988

Los Angeles - Westchester

3826

7414

Los Angeles - Westlake

8981

15131

Los Angeles - Westwood

3981

7357

Los Angeles - Wholesale District*

9126

25259

Los Angeles - Wilmington

10197

18052

Los Angeles - Wilshire Center

6704

13363

Los Angeles - Winnetka

8284

15997

Los Angeles - Woodland Hills

7294

10718

Unincorporated - Acton

829

10400

Unincorporated - Agua Dulce

439

10558

Unincorporated - Altadena

4270

9789

Unincorporated - Anaverde

189

12533

Unincorporated - Angeles National Forest

43

3454

Unincorporated - Arcadia

765

9585

Unincorporated - Athens-Westmont

7910

18637

Unincorporated - Athens Village

1216

24832

Unincorporated - Avocado Heights

1300

19188

Unincorporated - Azusa

2856

17936

Unincorporated - Bassett

2967

20024

Unincorporated - Bouquet Canyon

81

7549

Unincorporated - Bradbury

52

48148

Unincorporated - Canyon Country

1239

16033

Unincorporated - Castaic*

4654

17116

Unincorporated - Cerritos

79

13458

Unincorporated - Charter Oak

0

0

Unincorporated - Claremont

56

7977

Unincorporated - Covina

2854

16969

Unincorporated - Covina (Charter Oak)

1924

14638

Unincorporated - Del Aire

414

9424

Unincorporated - Del Rey

41

12893

Unincorporated - Del Sur

281

11636

Unincorporated - Desert View Highlands

459

18412

Unincorporated - Duarte

963

21748

Unincorporated - East Covina

47

14286

Unincorporated - East La Mirada

674

12736

Unincorporated - East Lancaster

19

16667

Unincorporated - East Los Angeles

28369

22646

Unincorporated - East Pasadena

248

3873

Unincorporated - East Rancho Dominguez

3226

21074

Unincorporated - East Whittier

620

11685

Unincorporated - El Camino Village

1020

11603

Unincorporated - El Monte

24

16552

Unincorporated - Elizabeth Lake

126

7586

Unincorporated - Florence-Firestone

15446

23871

Unincorporated - Franklin Canyon

1

8333

Unincorporated - Glendora

89

13485

Unincorporated - Hacienda Heights

6260

11193

Unincorporated - Harbor Gateway

0

0

Unincorporated - Hawthorne

359

14280

Unincorporated - Hi Vista

74

6740

Unincorporated - Kagel/Lopez Canyons

324

22946

Unincorporated - La Crescenta-Montrose

1528

7717

Unincorporated - La Habra Heights

16

2367

Unincorporated - La Rambla

340

16386

Unincorporated - La Verne*

221

10833

Unincorporated - Ladera Heights

597

8443

Unincorporated - Lake Hughes

77

11527

Unincorporated - Lake Los Angeles

2015

15507

Unincorporated - Lake Manor

190

11564

Unincorporated - Lakewood

0

0

Unincorporated - Lennox

4040

17922

Unincorporated - Leona Valley

176

10051

Unincorporated - Littlerock

693

17235

Unincorporated - Littlerock/Juniper Hills

174

13416

Unincorporated - Littlerock/Pearblossom

645

18072

Unincorporated - Llano

62

7070

Unincorporated - Marina del Rey

756

8033

Unincorporated - Miracle Mile

0

0

Unincorporated - Monrovia

468

12059

Unincorporated - Newhall

70

31818

Unincorporated - North Lancaster

216

18030

Unincorporated - North Whittier

1332

15933

Unincorporated - Northeast San Gabriel

1969

8192

Unincorporated - Padua Hills

14

6512

Unincorporated - Palmdale

141

16746

Unincorporated - Palos Verdes Peninsula

33

5314

Unincorporated - Pearblossom/Llano

192

9816

Unincorporated - Pellissier Village

198

31987

Unincorporated - Placerita Canyon

5

1087

Unincorporated - Pomona

80

4128

Unincorporated - Quartz Hill

1835

14218

Unincorporated - Rancho Dominguez

488

18339

Unincorporated - Roosevelt

113

12137

Unincorporated - Rosewood

202

15708

Unincorporated - Rosewood/East Gardena

201

16848

Unincorporated - Rosewood/West Rancho Dominguez

626

18625

Unincorporated - Rowland Heights

4361

8547

Unincorporated - San Clemente Island

0

0

Unincorporated - San Francisquito Canyon/Bouquet Canyon

23

2681

Unincorporated - San Jose Hills

3997

19767

Unincorporated - San Pasqual

44

2162

Unincorporated - Sand Canyon

24

7792

Unincorporated - Santa Catalina Island

257

96255

Unincorporated - Santa Monica Mountains*

1126

6047

Unincorporated - Saugus

180

116129

Unincorporated - Saugus/Canyon Country

55

15449

Unincorporated - South Antelope Valley

49

10769

Unincorporated - South El Monte

402

22396

Unincorporated - South San Gabriel

1117

12624

Unincorporated - South Whittier

9991

16870

Unincorporated - Southeast Antelope Valley

111

14213

Unincorporated - Stevenson Ranch

1901

9067

Unincorporated - Sun Village

1123

18605

Unincorporated - Sunrise Village

216

16667

Unincorporated - Twin Lakes/Oat Mountain

145

8745

Unincorporated - Val Verde

455

13750

Unincorporated - Valencia

316

10286

Unincorporated - Valinda

4426

18938

Unincorporated - View Park/Windsor Hills

1060

9110

Unincorporated - Walnut Park

3464

21458

Unincorporated - West Antelope Valley

75

4964

Unincorporated - West Carson

2853

12918

Unincorporated - West Chatsworth

4

33333

Unincorporated - West LA

213

22374

Unincorporated - West Puente Valley

2002

20356

Unincorporated - West Rancho Dominguez

237

17439

Unincorporated - West Whittier/Los Nietos

5015

18626

Unincorporated - Westfield/Academy Hills

67

5154

Unincorporated - Westhills

70

8343

Unincorporated - White Fence Farms

419

11377

Unincorporated - Whittier

384

10148

Unincorporated - Whittier Narrows

55

458333

Unincorporated - Willowbrook

8184

23441

Unincorporated - Wiseburn

667

11067

- Under Investigation

18482

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