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For Immediate Release:

December 10, 2021

With Booster Eligibility Expanding to 16-17 Year Olds, Los Angeles County Highlights Low Infection Rate of Booster Recipients - 16 New Deaths and 1,924 New Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 in Los Angeles County

COVID-19 vaccine providers in Los Angeles County are now administering Pfizer booster doses to children 16 and 17 years old after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Rochelle P. Walensky affirmed the recommendation by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration to expand the booster eligibility.

Public Health continues to track the emergence of the Omicron variant and is taking steps to address the potential threats that may be posed by the variant, with a focus on protecting those who live in areas where there are higher numbers of cases, hospitalizations, and death rates.

Since vaccine effectiveness wanes over time, Public Health is encouraging residents to get boosted as soon as they are eligible, especially as we prepare for the winter and the potential circulation of Omicron.

According to early data from around the world, people who have received booster doses have better protection from Omicron infection than those who have received only a primary vaccine series. Additionally, we have seen strong evidence from L.A. County showing boosters are an effective way to protect yourself: Between November 23rd and 29th, people who had received both a primary vaccine series and a booster had six-fold more protection from infection than did people who had received the primary vaccine series alone (seven-day cumulative rates: 7 cases/100,000 vs. 43 cases/100,000). Unsurprisingly, unvaccinated people were at the highest risk over the same period of time, with a seven-day cumulative infection rate of 165 cases/100,000.

During times of high Covid transmission, differences in outcomes between more and less vulnerable groups have historically widened, with vulnerable populations experiencing more severe outcomes as transmission rises. In response, the Community Health Workers Initiative aims to narrow these gaps by reaching out to residents and business in high-need communities to provide them with critical information about COVID-19 vaccinations. Community health workers also provide residents with culturally relevant education on steps they can take to slow the spread of the virus, which include getting vaccinated or boosted, getting tested, and adhering to masking requirements.

These trusted community-based messengers provide culturally respectful information about COVID-19, and vaccinations, answer questions and connect residents to resources. To accomplish this, they often share first-person stories about overcoming vaccination hesitation and local data and information on COVID cases and vaccination rates.

To date, the Community Health Worker program has reached more than 2 million residents throughout the county. Between May 1st and November 14th, 2021, community health workers completed a total of 315,769 outreach activities, and facilitated over 7,538 vaccination appointments for residents across the county.

Additionally, between September 28th and November 13th, the program conducted outreach in 26 different block groups across Pomona in partnership with Fulgent. Outreach to those 26 blocks included visits to 5,333 homes, reaching 1,445 residents. Of these, 962 indicated they were fully vaccinated. Overall,128 vaccines and 45 COVID-19 tests were administered through this outreach effort.

“Increasing trust in vaccination among people who have not yet been vaccinated requires sensitivity to the information needs of people who have often lacked good reasons to trust public health and medical providers,” said Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd, Director of Public Health. “Community health workers often represent credible messengers in neighborhoods and among populations with historically low access to health-affirming resources: nearly one in 10 community members reached through these initiatives over 6 weeks this fall accepted vaccination, and thousands more were provided with educational materials and resources in encounters that we hope will help build faith in public health efforts.”

Today, Public Health confirmed 16 additional deaths and 1,924 new cases of COVID-19. Of the 16 new deaths reported today, six were between the ages of 50 and 64, seven were between the ages of 65-79 and three were over the age of 80 years old. Of the 16 newly reported deaths, all had underlying conditions. To date, the total number of deaths in L.A. County is 27,304.

Public Health has identified a total 1,543,784 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of L.A. County.

There are 667 people with COVID-19 currently hospitalized. Testing results are available for more than 9,565,329 individuals, with 15% of people testing positive. Today’s test positivity rate is 1.2%.

Public Health would like to remind residents that getting vaccinated or boosted remains critical as holiday traveling and gatherings begin.

Additionally, all residents across LA County should continue:

Residents are also 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.

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 12/9/2021

Total Cases

NEW

Laboratory Confirmed Cases

1543784

1924

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

1462038

1817

-- Long Beach

67717

87

-- Pasadena

14029

20

Deaths

27304

16

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

25877

16

-- Long Beach

1059

0

-- Pasadena

368

0

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

- 0 to 4

38986

- 5 to 11

85698

- 12 to 17

93857

- 18 to 29

344337

- 30 to 49

485145

- 50 to 64

268163

- 65 to 79

106869

- over 80

38094

- Under Investigation

889

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

- Female

735719

- Male

691260

- Other

775

- Under Investigation

34284

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

- American Indian/Alaska Native

2519

- Asian

70555

- Black

71356

- Hispanic/Latino

748709

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

5373

- White

186004

- Other

124094

- Under Investigation

253428

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

- Hospitalized (Ever)

109332

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

- American Indian/Alaska Native

59

- Asian

3356

- Black

2303

- Hispanic/Latino

13710

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

94

- White

6130

- Other

196

- Under Investigation

29

CITY / COMMUNITY**

Cases

Case Rate

City of Agoura Hills

1576

7547

City of Alhambra

8578

9891

City of Arcadia

3593

6221

City of Artesia

2504

14909

City of Avalon

35

905

City of Azusa

7742

15472

City of Baldwin Park

15011

19553

City of Bell

7797

21460

City of Bell Gardens

9236

21444

City of Bellflower

13458

17313

City of Beverly Hills

3837

11115

City of Bradbury

42

3929

City of Burbank

11860

11065

City of Calabasas

1904

7828

City of Carson

12629

13457

City of Cerritos

3995

7979

City of Claremont

3063

8395

City of Commerce*

2773

21218

City of Compton

20185

20204

City of Covina

8101

16522

City of Cudahy

5509

22627

City of Culver City

3129

7849

City of Diamond Bar

4203

7308

City of Downey

21247

18595

City of Duarte

2866

13018

City of El Monte

19581

16698

City of El Segundo

1171

6976

City of Gardena

8226

13417

City of Glendale

26054

12617

City of Glendora

6308

11955

City of Hawaiian Gardens

2645

18023

City of Hawthorne

13071

14722

City of Hermosa Beach

1677

8526

City of Hidden Hills

146

7725

City of Huntington Park

12738

21414

City of Industry

198

45309

City of Inglewood

17318

15247

City of Irwindale

316

21659

City of La Canada Flintridge

1193

5765

City of La Habra Heights

131

2401

City of La Mirada

5648

11387

City of La Puente

7714

18955

City of La Verne

3813

11457

City of Lakewood

9903

12323

City of Lancaster*

30625

18955

City of Lawndale

4436

13197

City of Lomita

2051

9894

City of Lynwood*

15407

21385

City of Malibu

748

5771

City of Manhattan Beach

2256

6267

City of Maywood

5933

21152

City of Monrovia

4216

10866

City of Montebello

11885

18462

City of Monterey Park

5789

9298

City of Norwalk

19131

17776

City of Palmdale

31596

19876

City of Palos Verdes Estates

725

5362

City of Paramount

11710

20902

City of Pico Rivera

12988

20204

City of Pomona

30514

19569

City of Rancho Palos Verdes

2275

5322

City of Redondo Beach

4445

6470

City of Rolling Hills

93

4794

City of Rolling Hills Estates

463

5707

City of Rosemead

5774

10432

City of San Dimas*

4190

12139

City of San Fernando

6182

25118

City of San Gabriel

3852

9406

City of San Marino

507

3819

City of Santa Clarita

29153

13226

City of Santa Fe Springs

3496

19037

City of Santa Monica

7242

7834

City of Sierra Madre

701

6379

City of Signal Hill

1528

12952

City of South El Monte

3929

18813

City of South Gate

21889

22300

City of South Pasadena

1809

6944

City of Temple City

2885

7914

City of Torrance

10352

6935

City of Vernon

143

68421

City of Walnut

2241

7340

City of West Covina

15870

14663

City of West Hollywood

3861

10449

City of Westlake Village

162

1938

City of Whittier

13638

15598

Los Angeles

627306

15510

Los Angeles - Adams-Normandie

1412

17215

Los Angeles - Alsace

1910

15348

Los Angeles - Angeles National Forest

5

12500

Los Angeles - Angelino Heights

360

14388

Los Angeles - Arleta

8079

23506

Los Angeles - Atwater Village

1809

12335

Los Angeles - Baldwin Hills

3734

11997

Los Angeles - Bel Air

632

7498

Los Angeles - Beverly Crest

975

7784

Los Angeles - Beverlywood

1397

10605

Los Angeles - Boyle Heights*

19705

22680

Los Angeles - Brentwood

2301

7433

Los Angeles - Brookside

51

8778

Los Angeles - Cadillac-Corning

905

12709

Los Angeles - Canoga Park

11359

17398

Los Angeles - Carthay

1390

9678

Los Angeles - Central

8550

21928

Los Angeles - Century City

905

7075

Los Angeles - Century Palms/Cove

7474

22135

Los Angeles - Chatsworth

4883

13176

Los Angeles - Cheviot Hills

692

7546

Los Angeles - Chinatown

976

12168

Los Angeles - Cloverdale/Cochran

2012

13825

Los Angeles - Country Club Park

1909

12598

Los Angeles - Crenshaw District

1925

13920

Los Angeles - Crestview

1411

12412

Los Angeles - Del Rey

2841

9490

Los Angeles - Downtown*

5647

20529

Los Angeles - Eagle Rock

4576

11559

Los Angeles - East Hollywood

3907

13340

Los Angeles - Echo Park

1741

12212

Los Angeles - El Sereno

7362

17609

Los Angeles - Elysian Park

683

11957

Los Angeles - Elysian Valley

1526

15003

Los Angeles - Encino

4839

10712

Los Angeles - Exposition

466

14011

Los Angeles - Exposition Park

7534

16773

Los Angeles - Faircrest Heights

390

10833

Los Angeles - Figueroa Park Square

1662

19057

Los Angeles - Florence-Firestone

10814

22793

Los Angeles - Glassell Park

4200

13289

Los Angeles - Gramercy Place

1800

16722

Los Angeles - Granada Hills

8501

14609

Los Angeles - Green Meadows

4644

21595

Los Angeles - Hancock Park

1515

8891

Los Angeles - Harbor City

3382

11634

Los Angeles - Harbor Gateway

6215

14255

Los Angeles - Harbor Pines

231

9589

Los Angeles - Harvard Heights

2937

16285

Los Angeles - Harvard Park

8578

22612

Los Angeles - Highland Park

6896

14251

Los Angeles - Historic Filipinotown

2405

17340

Los Angeles - Hollywood

8069

11822

Los Angeles - Hollywood Hills

2506

8514

Los Angeles - Hyde Park

4851

16997

Los Angeles - Jefferson Park

1395

17280

Los Angeles - Koreatown

6513

12599

Los Angeles - Lafayette Square

643

14104

Los Angeles - Lake Balboa

6770

16040

Los Angeles - Lakeview Terrace

2724

20742

Los Angeles - Leimert Park

2145

14079

Los Angeles - Lincoln Heights

5923

18170

Los Angeles - Little Armenia

1378

17171

Los Angeles - Little Bangladesh

3335

11767

Los Angeles - Little Tokyo

534

17044

Los Angeles - Longwood

705

16380

Los Angeles - Los Feliz

1651

7641

Los Angeles - Manchester Square

1291

15124

Los Angeles - Mandeville Canyon

219

7010

Los Angeles - Mar Vista

3117

7339

Los Angeles - Marina Peninsula

261

5986

Los Angeles - Melrose

10519

13539

Los Angeles - Mid-city

1592

10592

Los Angeles - Miracle Mile

1543

8579

Los Angeles - Mission Hills

5267

21833

Los Angeles - Mt. Washington

3396

14065

Los Angeles - North Hills

11116

18053

Los Angeles - North Hollywood

26088

17229

Los Angeles - Northridge

9764

13989

Los Angeles - Pacific Palisades

1251

5876

Los Angeles - Pacoima

19665

25546

Los Angeles - Palisades Highlands

224

5824

Los Angeles - Palms

3625

8262

Los Angeles - Panorama City

15616

20752

Los Angeles - Park La Brea

951

7003

Los Angeles - Pico-Union

7998

19115

Los Angeles - Playa Del Rey

198

6195

Los Angeles - Playa Vista

940

8587

Los Angeles - Porter Ranch

3509

9860

Los Angeles - Rancho Park

558

8506

Los Angeles - Regent Square

339

12194

Los Angeles - Reseda

14067

18360

Los Angeles - Reseda Ranch

842

18162

Los Angeles - Reynier Village

357

8444

Los Angeles - San Pedro*

9835

12603

Los Angeles - Shadow Hills

531

11954

Los Angeles - Sherman Oaks

8775

10057

Los Angeles - Silverlake

4431

10051

Los Angeles - South Carthay

1053

9939

Los Angeles - South Park

8527

22463

Los Angeles - St Elmo Village

798

17408

Los Angeles - Studio City

2125

9470

Los Angeles - Sun Valley

11194

21329

Los Angeles - Sunland

2905

14235

Los Angeles - Sycamore Square

56

8655

Los Angeles - Sylmar*

19301

23424

Los Angeles - Tarzana

4406

14270

Los Angeles - Temple-Beaudry

6062

15354

Los Angeles - Thai Town

1173

11958

Los Angeles - Toluca Lake

808

9283

Los Angeles - Toluca Terrace

198

15161

Los Angeles - Toluca Woods

168

9042

Los Angeles - Tujunga

3798

13657

Los Angeles - University Hills

343

10003

Los Angeles - University Park

4397

16015

Los Angeles - Valley Glen

4861

16195

Los Angeles - Valley Village

2995

12116

Los Angeles - Van Nuys*

17373

18642

Los Angeles - Venice

2967

8756

Los Angeles - Vermont Knolls

3489

20285

Los Angeles - Vermont Square

1780

23247

Los Angeles - Vermont Vista

9044

21959

Los Angeles - Vernon Central

12560

24155

Los Angeles - Victoria Park

1221

14537

Los Angeles - View Heights

314

8500

Los Angeles - Watts

9008

21109

Los Angeles - Wellington Square

713

14507

Los Angeles - West Adams

4768

17257

Los Angeles - West Hills

4265

10519

Los Angeles - West Los Angeles

3501

9302

Los Angeles - West Vernon

11821

22036

Los Angeles - Westchester

3846

7453

Los Angeles - Westlake

9012

15183

Los Angeles - Westwood

4014

7418

Los Angeles - Wholesale District*

9247

25594

Los Angeles - Wilmington

10234

18117

Los Angeles - Wilshire Center

6728

13410

Los Angeles - Winnetka

8309

16045

Los Angeles - Woodland Hills

7344

10791

Unincorporated - Acton

843

10576

Unincorporated - Agua Dulce

444

10678

Unincorporated - Altadena

4295

9846

Unincorporated - Anaverde

192

12732

Unincorporated - Angeles National Forest

43

3454

Unincorporated - Arcadia

768

9623

Unincorporated - Athens-Westmont

7931

18687

Unincorporated - Athens Village

1222

24954

Unincorporated - Avocado Heights

1303

19232

Unincorporated - Azusa

2862

17974

Unincorporated - Bassett

2976

20085

Unincorporated - Bouquet Canyon

83

7735

Unincorporated - Bradbury

52

48148

Unincorporated - Canyon Country

1249

16162

Unincorporated - Castaic*

4670

17175

Unincorporated - Cerritos

80

13629

Unincorporated - Charter Oak

0

0

Unincorporated - Claremont

56

7977

Unincorporated - Covina

2862

17016

Unincorporated - Covina (Charter Oak)

1929

14676

Unincorporated - Del Aire

418

9515

Unincorporated - Del Rey

41

12893

Unincorporated - Del Sur

283

11718

Unincorporated - Desert View Highlands

460

18452

Unincorporated - Duarte

966

21816

Unincorporated - East Covina

47

14286

Unincorporated - East La Mirada

677

12793

Unincorporated - East Lancaster

19

16667

Unincorporated - East Los Angeles

28432

22697

Unincorporated - East Pasadena

248

3873

Unincorporated - East Rancho Dominguez

3228

21087

Unincorporated - East Whittier

623

11741

Unincorporated - El Camino Village

1024

11648

Unincorporated - El Monte

24

16552

Unincorporated - Elizabeth Lake

128

7706

Unincorporated - Florence-Firestone

15471

23910

Unincorporated - Franklin Canyon

1

8333

Unincorporated - Glendora

89

13485

Unincorporated - Hacienda Heights

6286

11240

Unincorporated - Harbor Gateway

0

0

Unincorporated - Hawthorne

360

14320

Unincorporated - Hi Vista

77

7013

Unincorporated - Kagel/Lopez Canyons

324

22946

Unincorporated - La Crescenta-Montrose

1535

7752

Unincorporated - La Habra Heights

16

2367

Unincorporated - La Rambla

340

16386

Unincorporated - La Verne*

224

10980

Unincorporated - Ladera Heights

602

8514

Unincorporated - Lake Hughes

77

11527

Unincorporated - Lake Los Angeles

2025

15584

Unincorporated - Lake Manor

191

11625

Unincorporated - Lakewood

0

0

Unincorporated - Lennox

4047

17953

Unincorporated - Leona Valley

178

10166

Unincorporated - Littlerock

693

17235

Unincorporated - Littlerock/Juniper Hills

175

13493

Unincorporated - Littlerock/Pearblossom

646

18100

Unincorporated - Llano

62

7070

Unincorporated - Marina del Rey

762

8097

Unincorporated - Miracle Mile

0

0

Unincorporated - Monrovia

468

12059

Unincorporated - Newhall

70

31818

Unincorporated - North Lancaster

217

18114

Unincorporated - North Whittier

1336

15981

Unincorporated - Northeast San Gabriel

1980

8238

Unincorporated - Padua Hills

14

6512

Unincorporated - Palmdale

142

16865

Unincorporated - Palos Verdes Peninsula

33

5314

Unincorporated - Pearblossom/Llano

194

9918

Unincorporated - Pellissier Village

198

31987

Unincorporated - Placerita Canyon

5

1087

Unincorporated - Pomona

81

4180

Unincorporated - Quartz Hill

1857

14389

Unincorporated - Rancho Dominguez

489

18377

Unincorporated - Roosevelt

114

12245

Unincorporated - Rosewood

204

15863

Unincorporated - Rosewood/East Gardena

201

16848

Unincorporated - Rosewood/West Rancho Dominguez

629

18715

Unincorporated - Rowland Heights

4388

8600

Unincorporated - San Clemente Island

0

0

Unincorporated - San Francisquito Canyon/Bouquet Canyon

23

2681

Unincorporated - San Jose Hills

4001

19786

Unincorporated - San Pasqual

44

2162

Unincorporated - Sand Canyon

24

7792

Unincorporated - Santa Catalina Island

258

96629

Unincorporated - Santa Monica Mountains*

1133

6085

Unincorporated - Saugus

182

117419

Unincorporated - Saugus/Canyon Country

55

15449

Unincorporated - South Antelope Valley

50

10989

Unincorporated - South El Monte

402

22396

Unincorporated - South San Gabriel

1123

12692

Unincorporated - South Whittier

10016

16913

Unincorporated - Southeast Antelope Valley

111

14213

Unincorporated - Stevenson Ranch

1910

9110

Unincorporated - Sun Village

1127

18671

Unincorporated - Sunrise Village

217

16744

Unincorporated - Twin Lakes/Oat Mountain

146

8806

Unincorporated - Val Verde

456

13781

Unincorporated - Valencia

317

10319

Unincorporated - Valinda

4444

19015

Unincorporated - View Park/Windsor Hills

1063

9136

Unincorporated - Walnut Park

3473

21514

Unincorporated - West Antelope Valley

76

5030

Unincorporated - West Carson

2869

12990

Unincorporated - West Chatsworth

4

33333

Unincorporated - West LA

215

22584

Unincorporated - West Puente Valley

2011

20447

Unincorporated - West Rancho Dominguez

237

17439

Unincorporated - West Whittier/Los Nietos

5036

18704

Unincorporated - Westfield/Academy Hills

68

5231

Unincorporated - Westhills

71

8462

Unincorporated - White Fence Farms

428

11621

Unincorporated - Whittier

384

10148

Unincorporated - Whittier Narrows

55

458333

Unincorporated - Willowbrook

8205

23501

Unincorporated - Wiseburn

668

11083

- Under Investigation

18637




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