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For Immediate Release:

December 28, 2021

Positive Tests Climb to a High of Over 14% as LA County Continues to Experience High Case and Hospitalization Numbers - Public Health Reports 22 New Deaths and 9,473 New Positive Cases of Confirmed COVID-19 in Los Angeles County

Today, LA County reported continued high case numbers along with rising hospitalizations. Most alarming is the increase in test positivity which has more than tripled since mid-December, indicating surging transmission across the county.

With high rates of transmission, unfortunately, even those who are vaccinated can become infected and infect others. And while the hope is that Omicron symptoms are milder, the current rise in hospitalizations is a cause for concern. Hospitalizations have increased by 30% since last Tuesday; the alarming rise in hospitalizations follows an alarming increase in cases last week.

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) today released the latest data on COVID-19.

Daily New Cases, Positivity Rate, Hospitalization of Confirmed Cases and

Deaths Last 7 Days

Tu

12/28

M

12/27

Su

12/26

Sa

12/25

F

12/24

Th

12/23

W

12/22

Daily new cases

9,473

7,4251

8,891(1,2)

11,930(1,2)

9,988

8,633

6,509

Daily deaths

22

91

7 (1,2)

6 (1,2)

21

24

16

Daily hospitalizations of confirmed cases

966

904

849

850

801

770

748

Daily positivity rate (7-day avg)

14.5%

13.4%

12.1%

11.4%

11.0%

8.8%

6.6%

Data is by date reported by DPH, but does not necessarily represent the date of testing, hospitalization, or death.

1 - Number reflects an undercount due to a lag from holiday or weekend reporting.

2 - Numbers do not include Long Beach and Pasadena.

“As we approach the new year, with the staggering reality that over 27,000 LA County residents have lost their lives to COVID-19, we extend our thoughts and prayers to those who have lost their love ones, said Dr. Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd, Director of Public Health. “And while we all wish that 2022 would begin without the continued tragedy of serious illness and death associated with COVID, we are instead facing the prospect of an alarming surge that requires every person to act with intentionality: get vaccinated and boosted, get tested, and please, always wear a mask around others. These are the tools we have to try to keep each other safe over the holidays.”

A wide range of data and dashboards on COVID-19 from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health are available on the Public Health website at http://www.publichealth.lacounty.gov including:

Always check with trusted sources for the latest accurate information about novel coronavirus:

Please see additional information below:

Total Cases

NEW

Laboratory Confirmed Cases

1632893

9473

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

1547820

8479

-- Long Beach

70378

994

-- Pasadena

14695

0

Deaths

27576

22

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

26139

22

-- Long Beach

1067

0

-- Pasadena

370

0

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

- 0 to 4

41030

- 5 to 11

90277

- 12 to 17

98431

- 18 to 29

371869

- 30 to 49

518132

- 50 to 64

278299

- 65 to 79

110031

- over 80

38812

- Under Investigation

939

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

- Female

779062

- Male

731258

- Other

797

- Under Investigation

36703

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

- American Indian/Alaska Native

2690

- Asian

77037

- Black

78297

- Hispanic/Latino

772021

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

5878

- White

205562

- Other

135062

- Under Investigation

271273

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

- Hospitalized (Ever)

110823

**DATA Under reported

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

- American Indian/Alaska Native

61

- Asian

3373

- Black

2338

- Hispanic/Latino

13816

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

97

- White

6218

- Other

201

- Under Investigation

35

CITY / COMMUNITY**

Cases

Case Rate

City of Agoura Hills

1766

8457

City of Alhambra

9219

10630

City of Arcadia

3871

6703

City of Artesia

2587

15403

City of Avalon

36

930

City of Azusa

8060

16107

City of Baldwin Park

15382

20037

City of Bell

7997

22011

City of Bell Gardens

9438

21913

City of Bellflower

13918

17904

City of Beverly Hills

4678

13552

City of Bradbury

44

4116

City of Burbank

12827

11968

City of Calabasas

2194

9020

City of Carson

13356

14232

City of Cerritos

4330

8648

City of Claremont

3311

9075

City of Commerce*

2842

21746

City of Compton

20775

20795

City of Covina

8540

17417

City of Cudahy

5638

23157

City of Culver City

3662

9186

City of Diamond Bar

4539

7892

City of Downey

22029

19279

City of Duarte

3019

13713

City of El Monte

20173

17202

City of El Segundo

1405

8370

City of Gardena

8699

14189

City of Glendale

27765

13446

City of Glendora

6685

12670

City of Hawaiian Gardens

2708

18452

City of Hawthorne

13749

15485

City of Hermosa Beach

1927

9797

City of Hidden Hills

171

9048

City of Huntington Park

13038

21918

City of Industry

203

46453

City of Inglewood

18328

16136

City of Irwindale

334

22892

City of La Canada Flintridge

1366

6601

City of La Habra Heights

132

2420

City of La Mirada

5949

11994

City of La Puente

7938

19505

City of La Verne

4044

12151

City of Lakewood

10442

12994

City of Lancaster*

31832

19702

City of Lawndale

4679

13920

City of Lomita

2179

10512

City of Lynwood*

15812

21947

City of Malibu

945

7291

City of Manhattan Beach

2709

7525

City of Maywood

6069

21637

City of Monrovia

4476

11536

City of Montebello

12353

19189

City of Monterey Park

6156

9887

City of Norwalk

19907

18497

City of Palmdale

32589

20500

City of Palos Verdes Estates

815

6027

City of Paramount

12077

21557

City of Pico Rivera

13398

20842

City of Pomona

31486

20192

City of Rancho Palos Verdes

2500

5848

City of Redondo Beach

5086

7404

City of Rolling Hills

105

5412

City of Rolling Hills Estates

514

6336

City of Rosemead

6018

10873

City of San Dimas*

4452

12898

City of San Fernando

6410

26044

City of San Gabriel

4071

9940

City of San Marino

596

4489

City of Santa Clarita

31108

14113

City of Santa Fe Springs

3636

19800

City of Santa Monica

8885

9611

City of Sierra Madre

783

7125

City of Signal Hill

1629

13809

City of South El Monte

4041

19349

City of South Gate

22483

22906

City of South Pasadena

2083

7995

City of Temple City

3060

8394

City of Torrance

11273

7552

City of Vernon

148

70813

City of Walnut

2431

7962

City of West Covina

16678

15409

City of West Hollywood

4879

13204

City of Westlake Village

173

2069

City of Whittier

14249

16297

Los Angeles

669325

16549

Los Angeles - Adams-Normandie

1485

18105

Los Angeles - Alsace

2008

16135

Los Angeles - Angeles National Forest

5

12500

Los Angeles - Angelino Heights

399

15947

Los Angeles - Arleta

8290

24120

Los Angeles - Atwater Village

1989

13562

Los Angeles - Baldwin Hills

4064

13057

Los Angeles - Bel Air

786

9325

Los Angeles - Beverly Crest

1244

9932

Los Angeles - Beverlywood

1640

12450

Los Angeles - Boyle Heights*

20231

23285

Los Angeles - Brentwood

2927

9456

Los Angeles - Brookside

59

10155

Los Angeles - Cadillac-Corning

975

13692

Los Angeles - Canoga Park

11837

18130

Los Angeles - Carthay

1691

11773

Los Angeles - Central

8747

22433

Los Angeles - Century City

1079

8435

Los Angeles - Century Palms/Cove

7737

22914

Los Angeles - Chatsworth

5143

13877

Los Angeles - Cheviot Hills

839

9148

Los Angeles - Chinatown

1097

13677

Los Angeles - Cloverdale/Cochran

2184

15007

Los Angeles - Country Club Park

2045

13496

Los Angeles - Crenshaw District

2078

15026

Los Angeles - Crestview

1613

14189

Los Angeles - Del Rey

3260

10890

Los Angeles - Downtown*

6479

23554

Los Angeles - Eagle Rock

4978

12574

Los Angeles - East Hollywood

4176

14259

Los Angeles - Echo Park

1974

13847

Los Angeles - El Sereno

7733

18496

Los Angeles - Elysian Park

772

13515

Los Angeles - Elysian Valley

1618

15908

Los Angeles - Encino

5511

12200

Los Angeles - Exposition

491

14762

Los Angeles - Exposition Park

7874

17530

Los Angeles - Faircrest Heights

457

12694

Los Angeles - Figueroa Park Square

1734

19883

Los Angeles - Florence-Firestone

11099

23393

Los Angeles - Glassell Park

4518

14296

Los Angeles - Gramercy Place

1885

17512

Los Angeles - Granada Hills

9007

15478

Los Angeles - Green Meadows

4798

22311

Los Angeles - Hancock Park

1778

10435

Los Angeles - Harbor City

3573

12291

Los Angeles - Harbor Gateway

6480

14862

Los Angeles - Harbor Pines

241

10004

Los Angeles - Harvard Heights

3053

16928

Los Angeles - Harvard Park

8818

23245

Los Angeles - Highland Park

7494

15486

Los Angeles - Historic Filipinotown

2549

18378

Los Angeles - Hollywood

9464

13866

Los Angeles - Hollywood Hills

3067

10420

Los Angeles - Hyde Park

5115

17922

Los Angeles - Jefferson Park

1460

18085

Los Angeles - Koreatown

6945

13435

Los Angeles - Lafayette Square

698

15310

Los Angeles - Lake Balboa

7098

16818

Los Angeles - Lakeview Terrace

2836

21594

Los Angeles - Leimert Park

2334

15320

Los Angeles - Lincoln Heights

6183

18968

Los Angeles - Little Armenia

1456

18143

Los Angeles - Little Bangladesh

3586

12652

Los Angeles - Little Tokyo

586

18704

Los Angeles - Longwood

755

17542

Los Angeles - Los Feliz

2025

9372

Los Angeles - Manchester Square

1376

16120

Los Angeles - Mandeville Canyon

269

8611

Los Angeles - Mar Vista

3683

8672

Los Angeles - Marina Peninsula

339

7775

Los Angeles - Melrose

11849

15250

Los Angeles - Mid-city

1795

11943

Los Angeles - Miracle Mile

1893

10525

Los Angeles - Mission Hills

5489

22753

Los Angeles - Mt. Washington

3656

15142

Los Angeles - North Hills

11482

18647

Los Angeles - North Hollywood

27664

18270

Los Angeles - Northridge

10373

14862

Los Angeles - Pacific Palisades

1559

7322

Los Angeles - Pacoima

20097

26107

Los Angeles - Palisades Highlands

279

7254

Los Angeles - Palms

4300

9800

Los Angeles - Panorama City

16023

21293

Los Angeles - Park La Brea

1141

8402

Los Angeles - Pico-Union

8277

19782

Los Angeles - Playa Del Rey

237

7416

Los Angeles - Playa Vista

1166

10651

Los Angeles - Porter Ranch

3798

10672

Los Angeles - Rancho Park

700

10671

Los Angeles - Regent Square

371

13345

Los Angeles - Reseda

14719

19211

Los Angeles - Reseda Ranch

874

18852

Los Angeles - Reynier Village

411

9721

Los Angeles - San Pedro*

10447

13387

Los Angeles - Shadow Hills

579

13035

Los Angeles - Sherman Oaks

10085

11558

Los Angeles - Silverlake

5140

11660

Los Angeles - South Carthay

1292

12194

Los Angeles - South Park

8715

22958

Los Angeles - St Elmo Village

828

18063

Los Angeles - Studio City

2500

11141

Los Angeles - Sun Valley

11545

21998

Los Angeles - Sunland

3085

15117

Los Angeles - Sycamore Square

66

10201

Los Angeles - Sylmar*

20064

24350

Los Angeles - Tarzana

4694

15203

Los Angeles - Temple-Beaudry

6468

16382

Los Angeles - Thai Town

1294

13192

Los Angeles - Toluca Lake

924

10616

Los Angeles - Toluca Terrace

216

16539

Los Angeles - Toluca Woods

193

10388

Los Angeles - Tujunga

4011

14423

Los Angeles - University Hills

380

11082

Los Angeles - University Park

4679

17042

Los Angeles - Valley Glen

5131

17094

Los Angeles - Valley Village

3399

13750

Los Angeles - Van Nuys*

17988

19302

Los Angeles - Venice

3718

10972

Los Angeles - Vermont Knolls

3624

21070

Los Angeles - Vermont Square

1837

23991

Los Angeles - Vermont Vista

9288

22551

Los Angeles - Vernon Central

12801

24618

Los Angeles - Victoria Park

1293

15395

Los Angeles - View Heights

368

9962

Los Angeles - Watts

9195

21547

Los Angeles - Wellington Square

754

15341

Los Angeles - West Adams

5000

18096

Los Angeles - West Hills

4682

11548

Los Angeles - West Los Angeles

4208

11181

Los Angeles - West Vernon

12213

22767

Los Angeles - Westchester

4508

8736

Los Angeles - Westlake

9452

15925

Los Angeles - Westwood

4705

8695

Los Angeles - Wholesale District*

9682

26798

Los Angeles - Wilmington

10519

18622

Los Angeles - Wilshire Center

7148

14248

Los Angeles - Winnetka

8689

16779

Los Angeles - Woodland Hills

8121

11933

Unincorporated - Acton

900

11291

Unincorporated - Agua Dulce

464

11159

Unincorporated - Altadena

4657

10676

Unincorporated - Anaverde

197

13064

Unincorporated - Angeles National Forest

47

3775

Unincorporated - Arcadia

810

10149

Unincorporated - Athens-Westmont

8230

19391

Unincorporated - Athens Village

1279

26118

Unincorporated - Avocado Heights

1352

19956

Unincorporated - Azusa

2963

18608

Unincorporated - Bassett

3074

20746

Unincorporated - Bouquet Canyon

91

8481

Unincorporated - Bradbury

52

48148

Unincorporated - Canyon Country

1363

17637

Unincorporated - Castaic*

4881

17951

Unincorporated - Cerritos

83

14140

Unincorporated - Charter Oak

0

0

Unincorporated - Claremont

58

8262

Unincorporated - Covina

2985

17748

Unincorporated - Covina (Charter Oak)

1998

15201

Unincorporated - Del Aire

470

10699

Unincorporated - Del Rey

49

15409

Unincorporated - Del Sur

301

12464

Unincorporated - Desert View Highlands

475

19053

Unincorporated - Duarte

985

22245

Unincorporated - East Covina

49

14894

Unincorporated - East La Mirada

714

13492

Unincorporated - East Lancaster

19

16667

Unincorporated - East Los Angeles

29196

23307

Unincorporated - East Pasadena

249

3889

Unincorporated - East Rancho Dominguez

3287

21472

Unincorporated - East Whittier

651

12269

Unincorporated - El Camino Village

1085

12342

Unincorporated - El Monte

25

17241

Unincorporated - Elizabeth Lake

131

7887

Unincorporated - Florence-Firestone

15737

24321

Unincorporated - Franklin Canyon

1

8333

Unincorporated - Glendora

94

14242

Unincorporated - Hacienda Heights

6649

11889

Unincorporated - Harbor Gateway

0

0

Unincorporated - Hawthorne

371

14757

Unincorporated - Hi Vista

81

7377

Unincorporated - Kagel/Lopez Canyons

330

23371

Unincorporated - La Crescenta-Montrose

1652

8343

Unincorporated - La Habra Heights

16

2367

Unincorporated - La Rambla

358

17253

Unincorporated - La Verne*

239

11716

Unincorporated - Ladera Heights

687

9716

Unincorporated - Lake Hughes

78

11677

Unincorporated - Lake Los Angeles

2068

15915

Unincorporated - Lake Manor

197

11990

Unincorporated - Lakewood

0

0

Unincorporated - Lennox

4175

18521

Unincorporated - Leona Valley

189

10794

Unincorporated - Littlerock

720

17906

Unincorporated - Littlerock/Juniper Hills

177

13647

Unincorporated - Littlerock/Pearblossom

652

18268

Unincorporated - Llano

62

7070

Unincorporated - Marina del Rey

953

10126

Unincorporated - Miracle Mile

0

0

Unincorporated - Monrovia

487

12548

Unincorporated - Newhall

70

31818

Unincorporated - North Lancaster

222

18531

Unincorporated - North Whittier

1394

16675

Unincorporated - Northeast San Gabriel

2127

8849

Unincorporated - Padua Hills

15

6977

Unincorporated - Palmdale

142

16865

Unincorporated - Palos Verdes Peninsula

36

5797

Unincorporated - Pearblossom/Llano

207

10583

Unincorporated - Pellissier Village

200

32310

Unincorporated - Placerita Canyon

5

1087

Unincorporated - Pomona

85

4386

Unincorporated - Quartz Hill

1957

15163

Unincorporated - Rancho Dominguez

524

19692

Unincorporated - Roosevelt

121

12997

Unincorporated - Rosewood

216

16796

Unincorporated - Rosewood/East Gardena

211

17687

Unincorporated - Rosewood/West Rancho Dominguez

642

19101

Unincorporated - Rowland Heights

4602

9020

Unincorporated - San Clemente Island

0

0

Unincorporated - San Francisquito Canyon/Bouquet Canyon

23

2681

Unincorporated - San Jose Hills

4083

20192

Unincorporated - San Pasqual

45

2211

Unincorporated - Sand Canyon

25

8117

Unincorporated - Santa Catalina Island

273

102247

Unincorporated - Santa Monica Mountains*

1343

7212

Unincorporated - Saugus

194

125161

Unincorporated - Saugus/Canyon Country

55

15449

Unincorporated - South Antelope Valley

56

12308

Unincorporated - South El Monte

421

23454

Unincorporated - South San Gabriel

1162

13133

Unincorporated - South Whittier

10368

17507

Unincorporated - Southeast Antelope Valley

116

14853

Unincorporated - Stevenson Ranch

2126

10140

Unincorporated - Sun Village

1156

19152

Unincorporated - Sunrise Village

229

17670

Unincorporated - Twin Lakes/Oat Mountain

164

9891

Unincorporated - Val Verde

473

14294

Unincorporated - Valencia

352

11458

Unincorporated - Valinda

4602

19691

Unincorporated - View Park/Windsor Hills

1228

10554

Unincorporated - Walnut Park

3579

22171

Unincorporated - West Antelope Valley

80

5295

Unincorporated - West Carson

3007

13615

Unincorporated - West Chatsworth

4

33333

Unincorporated - West LA

230

24160

Unincorporated - West Puente Valley

2084

21190

Unincorporated - West Rancho Dominguez

247

18175

Unincorporated - West Whittier/Los Nietos

5180

19239

Unincorporated - Westfield/Academy Hills

72

5538

Unincorporated - Westhills

78

9297

Unincorporated - White Fence Farms

455

12354

Unincorporated - Whittier

409

10809

Unincorporated - Whittier Narrows

55

458333

Unincorporated - Willowbrook

8428

24140

Unincorporated - Wiseburn

724

12013

- Under Investigation

21390


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