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For Immediate Release:

December 15, 2021

Partnerships with Community Based Organizations is Key to Addressing Vaccine Equity Issues - 19 New Deaths and 1,850 New Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 in Los Angeles County

As cases of COVID-19 continue to rise, efforts to improve vaccine equity across the county's most diverse communities remain a top priority for Public Health and community organizations across the county. Community organizations have employed hundreds of health educators and health workers to provide residents in hard hit communities with resources and information. As of December 14th, these efforts have resulted in more than 350,000 outreach activities, including support for 2,000 in-person vaccination events and 11,000 virtual COVID educational sessions. Combined, these efforts have reached more than 2.3 million residents to date.

Over four hundred local faith-based organizations have also been critical partners, reaching out to their congregants and neighbors to sponsor more than 813 mobile vaccination clinics throughout the county, including mobile clinics at churches, mosques, and temples. To date, nearly 53,000 doses of vaccines have been administered at faith-based clinics, and an estimated 50,000 additional doses are expected to be administered at these clinics through early 2022.

There are unique initiatives, including the TRAP Medicine’s barbershop outreach in South L.A, that are tailored to provide information to younger Black and Latinx men, many who are not yet vaccinated. These partnerships and various other strategies have enabled in-person engagement with nearly 45,000 men in South L.A. since November 1 of this year. Countywide, these targeted efforts have reached 300,000 men either virtually or in person over the last few months.

“Longstanding inequities in access to health affirming opportunities have played an important role in contributing to the higher case, hospitalization and death rates experienced by Black and Latinx communities over the course of the pandemic,” said Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd, Director of Public Health. “To overcome these inequities, we need to work to address multiple challenges in the equitable distribution of the very resources we each need to be healthy: clean air and water, healthy foods, safe parks, affordable housing, good jobs, and quality healthcare. This is the work that we will need to do if we are serious about building trust with residents and workers across our communities. Our partnerships with community organizations have taught us the importance of strengthening relationships and aligning resources with those who have often been marginalized and left behind.”

Today, Public Health confirmed 19 additional deaths and 1,850 new cases of COVID-19. Of the 19 new deaths reported today, three people who died were between the ages of 30 and 49, five were between the ages of 50 and 64, four were between the ages of 65-79 and six were over the age of 80 years old. Of the 19 newly reported deaths, 14 had underlying conditions. To date, the total number of deaths in L.A. County is 27,369.

Public Health has identified a total 1,551,117 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of L.A. County. Today’s positivity rate is 1.7%.

There are 751 people with COVID-19 currently hospitalized. Testing results are available for more than 9,628,444 individuals, with 15% of people testing positive.

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:

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 12/14/2021

Total Cases

NEW

Laboratory Confirmed Cases

1551117

1850

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

1468968

1654

-- Long Beach

68047

182

-- Pasadena

14102

14

Deaths

27369

19

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

25940

18

-- Long Beach

1061

1

-- Pasadena

368

0

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

- 0 to 4

39276

- 5 to 11

86498

- 12 to 17

94450

- 18 to 29

345804

- 30 to 49

487429

- 50 to 64

269096

- 65 to 79

107301

- over 80

38219

- Under Investigation

895

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

- Female

739118

- Male

694527

- Other

776

- Under Investigation

34547

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

- American Indian/Alaska Native

2530

- Asian

70983

- Black

71893

- Hispanic/Latino

751248

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

5408

- White

187616

- Other

124802

- Under Investigation

254488

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

- Hospitalized (Ever)

109724

**DATA Under reported

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

- American Indian/Alaska Native

59

- Asian

3364

- Black

2309

- Hispanic/Latino

13731

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

95

- White

6155

- Other

196

- Under Investigation

31

CITY / COMMUNITY**

Cases

Case Rate

City of Agoura Hills

1591

7619

City of Alhambra

8612

9930

City of Arcadia

3606

6244

City of Artesia

2520

15004

City of Avalon

35

905

City of Azusa

7775

15538

City of Baldwin Park

15052

19607

City of Bell

7818

21518

City of Bell Gardens

9251

21478

City of Bellflower

13518

17390

City of Beverly Hills

3879

11237

City of Bradbury

42

3929

City of Burbank

11915

11117

City of Calabasas

1921

7898

City of Carson

12682

13514

City of Cerritos

4015

8019

City of Claremont

3083

8450

City of Commerce*

2777

21249

City of Compton

20247

20266

City of Covina

8144

16610

City of Cudahy

5530

22713

City of Culver City

3157

7919

City of Diamond Bar

4241

7374

City of Downey

21305

18646

City of Duarte

2879

13077

City of El Monte

19664

16768

City of El Segundo

1179

7024

City of Gardena

8270

13489

City of Glendale

26184

12680

City of Glendora

6346

12027

City of Hawaiian Gardens

2648

18043

City of Hawthorne

13122

14779

City of Hermosa Beach

1690

8592

City of Hidden Hills

149

7884

City of Huntington Park

12769

21466

City of Industry

199

45538

City of Inglewood

17386

15307

City of Irwindale

318

21796

City of La Canada Flintridge

1206

5828

City of La Habra Heights

131

2401

City of La Mirada

5676

11444

City of La Puente

7761

19070

City of La Verne

3833

11517

City of Lakewood

9953

12385

City of Lancaster*

30840

19088

City of Lawndale

4454

13250

City of Lomita

2068

9976

City of Lynwood*

15450

21444

City of Malibu

762

5879

City of Manhattan Beach

2271

6309

City of Maywood

5955

21231

City of Monrovia

4223

10884

City of Montebello

11928

18529

City of Monterey Park

5818

9344

City of Norwalk

19194

17835

City of Palmdale

31785

19995

City of Palos Verdes Estates

731

5406

City of Paramount

11758

20988

City of Pico Rivera

13024

20260

City of Pomona

30633

19645

City of Rancho Palos Verdes

2292

5362

City of Redondo Beach

4474

6513

City of Rolling Hills

93

4794

City of Rolling Hills Estates

469

5781

City of Rosemead

5791

10463

City of San Dimas*

4213

12206

City of San Fernando

6208

25223

City of San Gabriel

3868

9445

City of San Marino

508

3826

City of Santa Clarita

29348

13314

City of Santa Fe Springs

3506

19092

City of Santa Monica

7329

7928

City of Sierra Madre

713

6488

City of Signal Hill

1535

13012

City of South El Monte

3945

18889

City of South Gate

21953

22366

City of South Pasadena

1820

6986

City of Temple City

2898

7950

City of Torrance

10428

6986

City of Vernon

143

68421

City of Walnut

2256

7389

City of West Covina

15930

14718

City of West Hollywood

3910

10582

City of Westlake Village

162

1938

City of Whittier

13682

15649

Los Angeles

630317

15584

Los Angeles - Adams-Normandie

1414

17240

Los Angeles - Alsace

1916

15396

Los Angeles - Angeles National Forest

5

12500

Los Angeles - Angelino Heights

366

14628

Los Angeles - Arleta

8103

23576

Los Angeles - Atwater Village

1822

12423

Los Angeles - Baldwin Hills

3751

12051

Los Angeles - Bel Air

644

7640

Los Angeles - Beverly Crest

991

7912

Los Angeles - Beverlywood

1412

10719

Los Angeles - Boyle Heights*

19754

22736

Los Angeles - Brentwood

2324

7508

Los Angeles - Brookside

51

8778

Los Angeles - Cadillac-Corning

906

12723

Los Angeles - Canoga Park

11421

17493

Los Angeles - Carthay

1402

9761

Los Angeles - Central

8571

21981

Los Angeles - Century City

910

7114

Los Angeles - Century Palms/Cove

7499

22209

Los Angeles - Chatsworth

4899

13219

Los Angeles - Cheviot Hills

698

7611

Los Angeles - Chinatown

981

12230

Los Angeles - Cloverdale/Cochran

2024

13908

Los Angeles - Country Club Park

1919

12664

Los Angeles - Crenshaw District

1934

13985

Los Angeles - Crestview

1423

12518

Los Angeles - Del Rey

2867

9577

Los Angeles - Downtown*

5684

20664

Los Angeles - Eagle Rock

4592

11599

Los Angeles - East Hollywood

3925

13402

Los Angeles - Echo Park

1753

12297

Los Angeles - El Sereno

7388

17671

Los Angeles - Elysian Park

687

12027

Los Angeles - Elysian Valley

1531

15053

Los Angeles - Encino

4908

10865

Los Angeles - Exposition

466

14011

Los Angeles - Exposition Park

7557

16824

Los Angeles - Faircrest Heights

393

10917

Los Angeles - Figueroa Park Square

1670

19149

Los Angeles - Florence-Firestone

10840

22848

Los Angeles - Glassell Park

4218

13346

Los Angeles - Gramercy Place

1809

16806

Los Angeles - Granada Hills

8550

14693

Los Angeles - Green Meadows

4659

21665

Los Angeles - Hancock Park

1525

8950

Los Angeles - Harbor City

3400

11696

Los Angeles - Harbor Gateway

6243

14319

Los Angeles - Harbor Pines

231

9589

Los Angeles - Harvard Heights

2943

16318

Los Angeles - Harvard Park

8597

22662

Los Angeles - Highland Park

6919

14298

Los Angeles - Historic Filipinotown

2413

17397

Los Angeles - Hollywood

8125

11904

Los Angeles - Hollywood Hills

2534

8609

Los Angeles - Hyde Park

4874

17077

Los Angeles - Jefferson Park

1395

17280

Los Angeles - Koreatown

6541

12654

Los Angeles - Lafayette Square

647

14192

Los Angeles - Lake Balboa

6798

16107

Los Angeles - Lakeview Terrace

2740

20863

Los Angeles - Leimert Park

2161

14184

Los Angeles - Lincoln Heights

5945

18238

Los Angeles - Little Armenia

1382

17221

Los Angeles - Little Bangladesh

3344

11798

Los Angeles - Little Tokyo

536

17108

Los Angeles - Longwood

707

16427

Los Angeles - Los Feliz

1674

7747

Los Angeles - Manchester Square

1298

15206

Los Angeles - Mandeville Canyon

220

7042

Los Angeles - Mar Vista

3147

7410

Los Angeles - Marina Peninsula

264

6055

Los Angeles - Melrose

10598

13640

Los Angeles - Mid-city

1609

10705

Los Angeles - Miracle Mile

1559

8668

Los Angeles - Mission Hills

5293

21941

Los Angeles - Mt. Washington

3418

14156

Los Angeles - North Hills

11152

18111

Los Angeles - North Hollywood

26200

17303

Los Angeles - Northridge

9829

14082

Los Angeles - Pacific Palisades

1276

5993

Los Angeles - Pacoima

19720

25617

Los Angeles - Palisades Highlands

227

5902

Los Angeles - Palms

3653

8326

Los Angeles - Panorama City

15650

20797

Los Angeles - Park La Brea

960

7069

Los Angeles - Pico-Union

8029

19189

Los Angeles - Playa Del Rey

198

6195

Los Angeles - Playa Vista

959

8760

Los Angeles - Porter Ranch

3520

9891

Los Angeles - Rancho Park

567

8643

Los Angeles - Regent Square

340

12230

Los Angeles - Reseda

14134

18448

Los Angeles - Reseda Ranch

846

18248

Los Angeles - Reynier Village

357

8444

Los Angeles - San Pedro*

9904

12691

Los Angeles - Shadow Hills

534

12022

Los Angeles - Sherman Oaks

8856

10150

Los Angeles - Silverlake

4471

10142

Los Angeles - South Carthay

1070

10099

Los Angeles - South Park

8560

22549

Los Angeles - St Elmo Village

799

17430

Los Angeles - Studio City

2152

9590

Los Angeles - Sun Valley

11232

21401

Los Angeles - Sunland

2933

14372

Los Angeles - Sycamore Square

57

8810

Los Angeles - Sylmar*

19358

23493

Los Angeles - Tarzana

4434

14361

Los Angeles - Temple-Beaudry

6082

15404

Los Angeles - Thai Town

1179

12020

Los Angeles - Toluca Lake

817

9386

Los Angeles - Toluca Terrace

198

15161

Los Angeles - Toluca Woods

170

9150

Los Angeles - Tujunga

3821

13740

Los Angeles - University Hills

345

10061

Los Angeles - University Park

4418

16091

Los Angeles - Valley Glen

4881

16261

Los Angeles - Valley Village

3014

12193

Los Angeles - Van Nuys*

17436

18709

Los Angeles - Venice

3002

8859

Los Angeles - Vermont Knolls

3500

20349

Los Angeles - Vermont Square

1781

23260

Los Angeles - Vermont Vista

9070

22022

Los Angeles - Vernon Central

12577

24187

Los Angeles - Victoria Park

1224

14573

Los Angeles - View Heights

316

8554

Los Angeles - Watts

9036

21174

Los Angeles - Wellington Square

717

14588

Los Angeles - West Adams

4780

17300

Los Angeles - West Hills

4296

10596

Los Angeles - West Los Angeles

3537

9398

Los Angeles - West Vernon

11841

22073

Los Angeles - Westchester

3883

7525

Los Angeles - Westlake

9040

15230

Los Angeles - Westwood

4055

7494

Los Angeles - Wholesale District*

9294

25724

Los Angeles - Wilmington

10280

18199

Los Angeles - Wilshire Center

6753

13460

Los Angeles - Winnetka

8353

16130

Los Angeles - Woodland Hills

7409

10887

Unincorporated - Acton

860

10789

Unincorporated - Agua Dulce

448

10774

Unincorporated - Altadena

4320

9904

Unincorporated - Anaverde

194

12865

Unincorporated - Angeles National Forest

43

3454

Unincorporated - Arcadia

771

9660

Unincorporated - Athens-Westmont

7955

18743

Unincorporated - Athens Village

1233

25179

Unincorporated - Avocado Heights

1308

19306

Unincorporated - Azusa

2874

18049

Unincorporated - Bassett

2987

20159

Unincorporated - Bouquet Canyon

85

7922

Unincorporated - Bradbury

52

48148

Unincorporated - Canyon Country

1257

16266

Unincorporated - Castaic*

4696

17270

Unincorporated - Cerritos

80

13629

Unincorporated - Charter Oak

0

0

Unincorporated - Claremont

57

8120

Unincorporated - Covina

2876

17100

Unincorporated - Covina (Charter Oak)

1935

14722

Unincorporated - Del Aire

420

9561

Unincorporated - Del Rey

41

12893

Unincorporated - Del Sur

283

11718

Unincorporated - Desert View Highlands

461

18492

Unincorporated - Duarte

968

21861

Unincorporated - East Covina

47

14286

Unincorporated - East La Mirada

679

12831

Unincorporated - East Lancaster

19

16667

Unincorporated - East Los Angeles

28528

22773

Unincorporated - East Pasadena

248

3873

Unincorporated - East Rancho Dominguez

3237

21146

Unincorporated - East Whittier

625

11779

Unincorporated - El Camino Village

1030

11717

Unincorporated - El Monte

24

16552

Unincorporated - Elizabeth Lake

128

7706

Unincorporated - Florence-Firestone

15500

23955

Unincorporated - Franklin Canyon

1

8333

Unincorporated - Glendora

89

13485

Unincorporated - Hacienda Heights

6322

11304

Unincorporated - Harbor Gateway

0

0

Unincorporated - Hawthorne

363

14439

Unincorporated - Hi Vista

78

7104

Unincorporated - Kagel/Lopez Canyons

324

22946

Unincorporated - La Crescenta-Montrose

1543

7793

Unincorporated - La Habra Heights

16

2367

Unincorporated - La Rambla

341

16434

Unincorporated - La Verne*

225

11029

Unincorporated - Ladera Heights

606

8570

Unincorporated - Lake Hughes

77

11527

Unincorporated - Lake Los Angeles

2035

15661

Unincorporated - Lake Manor

192

11686

Unincorporated - Lakewood

0

0

Unincorporated - Lennox

4054

17984

Unincorporated - Leona Valley

181

10337

Unincorporated - Littlerock

699

17384

Unincorporated - Littlerock/Juniper Hills

176

13570

Unincorporated - Littlerock/Pearblossom

648

18156

Unincorporated - Llano

62

7070

Unincorporated - Marina del Rey

771

8193

Unincorporated - Miracle Mile

0

0

Unincorporated - Monrovia

470

12110

Unincorporated - Newhall

70

31818

Unincorporated - North Lancaster

218

18197

Unincorporated - North Whittier

1343

16065

Unincorporated - Northeast San Gabriel

1993

8292

Unincorporated - Padua Hills

14

6512

Unincorporated - Palmdale

142

16865

Unincorporated - Palos Verdes Peninsula

35

5636

Unincorporated - Pearblossom/Llano

196

10020

Unincorporated - Pellissier Village

198

31987

Unincorporated - Placerita Canyon

5

1087

Unincorporated - Pomona

81

4180

Unincorporated - Quartz Hill

1874

14520

Unincorporated - Rancho Dominguez

495

18602

Unincorporated - Roosevelt

116

12460

Unincorporated - Rosewood

204

15863

Unincorporated - Rosewood/East Gardena

201

16848

Unincorporated - Rosewood/West Rancho Dominguez

632

18804

Unincorporated - Rowland Heights

4415

8653

Unincorporated - San Clemente Island

0

0

Unincorporated - San Francisquito Canyon/Bouquet Canyon

23

2681

Unincorporated - San Jose Hills

4008

19821

Unincorporated - San Pasqual

44

2162

Unincorporated - Sand Canyon

24

7792

Unincorporated - Santa Catalina Island

258

96629

Unincorporated - Santa Monica Mountains*

1147

6160

Unincorporated - Saugus

189

121935

Unincorporated - Saugus/Canyon Country

55

15449

Unincorporated - South Antelope Valley

50

10989

Unincorporated - South El Monte

411

22897

Unincorporated - South San Gabriel

1124

12703

Unincorporated - South Whittier

10042

16957

Unincorporated - Southeast Antelope Valley

111

14213

Unincorporated - Stevenson Ranch

1921

9162

Unincorporated - Sun Village

1139

18870

Unincorporated - Sunrise Village

218

16821

Unincorporated - Twin Lakes/Oat Mountain

146

8806

Unincorporated - Val Verde

459

13871

Unincorporated - Valencia

325

10579

Unincorporated - Valinda

4470

19126

Unincorporated - View Park/Windsor Hills

1069

9188

Unincorporated - Walnut Park

3483

21576

Unincorporated - West Antelope Valley

78

5162

Unincorporated - West Carson

2886

13067

Unincorporated - West Chatsworth

4

33333

Unincorporated - West LA

218

22899

Unincorporated - West Puente Valley

2021

20549

Unincorporated - West Rancho Dominguez

238

17513

Unincorporated - West Whittier/Los Nietos

5045

18737

Unincorporated - Westfield/Academy Hills

70

5385

Unincorporated - Westhills

72

8582

Unincorporated - White Fence Farms

433

11757

Unincorporated - Whittier

388

10254

Unincorporated - Whittier Narrows

55

458333

Unincorporated - Willowbrook

8234

23584

Unincorporated - Wiseburn

668

11083

- Under Investigation

18822

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