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For Immediate Release:

December 30, 2021

Cases Surge Across LA County With One Day Totals Topping More Than 20,000; Public Health Urges Residents to Avoid Risky Gatherings This Holiday - Public Health Reports 20,198 New Positive Cases and 24 New Deaths of Confirmed COVID-19 in Los Angeles County

Today’s positive case count of 20,198 is more than triple the number of cases reported last week. Numerous major COVID-19 metrics are surging across L.A. County, including cases, hospitalizations, outbreaks, and positivity rate.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates L.A. County’s weekly case rate is up nearly fourfold to 724 new cases per 100,000 residents, with continued very high transmission countywide.

There are 1,251 people currently hospitalized with COVID-19, a 67% increase from one week ago when 801 people were hospitalized with COVID-19.

There are currently 494 open outbreak investigations at residential congregate settings and non-residential settings with at least 1 confirmed case of COVID-19. This is a ten-fold increase over the number of investigations we had open at this time last week.

The daily positivity rate has also doubled in the last week, increasing from 10.9% to 20.4%.

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

Last 7 Days

Th

12/30

W

12/29

Tu

12/28

M

12/27

Su

12/26

Sa

12/25

F

12/24

Daily new cases

20,198

16,510

9,473

7,425(1)

8,891(1,2)

11,930(1,2)

9,988

Daily deaths

24

25

22

9(1)

7 (1,2)

6 (1,2)

21

Daily hospitalizations of confirmed cases

1,251

1,069

966

904

849

850

801

Daily positivity rate (7-day avg)

20.4%

18.5%

16.6%

14.8%

12.5%

11.4%

10.9%

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 head into 2022, my heart and prayers are with all those who are experiencing unimaginable pain after losing a loved one to COVID,” said Dr. Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd, Director of Public Health. “With cases skyrocketing and hospitalizations also rising, many of us are anxious and worried about getting infected or infecting others. While the explosive increases in cases indicate very high community transmission, we do have tools to protect ourselves and each other. And while not perfect, vaccines are keeping most of us who are fully vaccinated from experiencing severe illness. The most recent county data shows that even with increased circulation of Omicron, vaccinated residents are 20 times less likely to be hospitalized and 18 times less likely to die from COVID than those who are unvaccinated. This is powerful protection that can help all of us move forward united in our effort to end the pandemic in 2022.”

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:

  • Getting tested to help reduce the spread, especially if you traveled for the holidays, have had a possible exposure, or have symptoms, or are gathering with people not in your household

  • Adhering to masking requirements when indoors or at large outdoor mega events, regardless of vaccination status

    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 Dashboard

    Please see additional information:

    Total Cases

    NEW

    Laboratory Confirmed Cases

    1669545

    20198

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

    1581869

    19549

    -- Long Beach

    72,240

    449

    -- Pasadena

    15,436

    200

    Deaths

    27625

    24

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

    26179

    16

    -- Long Beach

    1075

    7

    -- Pasadena

    371

    1

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

    - 0 to 4

    41987

    - 5 to 11

    92066

    - 12 to 17

    100650

    - 18 to 29

    381218

    - 30 to 49

    530704

    - 50 to 64

    283495

    - 65 to 79

    111620

    - over 80

    39159

    - Under Investigation

    970

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

    - Female

    796762

    - Male

    746582

    - Other

    802

    - Under Investigation

    37723

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

    - American Indian/Alaska Native

    2751

    - Asian

    79769

    - Black

    80773

    - Hispanic/Latino

    781437

    - Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

    6084

    - White

    211312

    - Other

    139945

    - Under Investigation

    279798

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

    - Hospitalized (Ever)

    110893

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

    - American Indian/Alaska Native

    61

    - Asian

    3378

    - Black

    2342

    - Hispanic/Latino

    13835

    - Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

    97

    - White

    6228

    - Other

    203

    - Under Investigation

    35

    CITY / COMMUNITY**

    Cases

    Case Rate

    City of Agoura Hills

    1837

    8797

    City of Alhambra

    9473

    10923

    City of Arcadia

    4023

    6966

    City of Artesia

    2630

    15659

    City of Avalon

    36

    930

    City of Azusa

    8203

    16393

    City of Baldwin Park

    15571

    20283

    City of Bell

    8069

    22209

    City of Bell Gardens

    9517

    22096

    City of Bellflower

    14144

    18195

    City of Beverly Hills

    4893

    14174

    City of Bradbury

    46

    4303

    City of Burbank

    13276

    12387

    City of Calabasas

    2283

    9386

    City of Carson

    13697

    14595

    City of Cerritos

    4478

    8944

    City of Claremont

    3398

    9314

    City of Commerce*

    2874

    21991

    City of Compton

    21050

    21070

    City of Covina

    8705

    17754

    City of Cudahy

    5709

    23448

    City of Culver City

    3862

    9688

    City of Diamond Bar

    4649

    8083

    City of Downey

    22411

    19614

    City of Duarte

    3096

    14062

    City of El Monte

    20419

    17412

    City of El Segundo

    1501

    8942

    City of Gardena

    8956

    14608

    City of Glendale

    28677

    13888

    City of Glendora

    6871

    13022

    City of Hawaiian Gardens

    2741

    18677

    City of Hawthorne

    14081

    15859

    City of Hermosa Beach

    2003

    10183

    City of Hidden Hills

    178

    9418

    City of Huntington Park

    13197

    22186

    City of Industry

    205

    46911

    City of Inglewood

    18808

    16559

    City of Irwindale

    338

    23167

    City of La Canada Flintridge

    1432

    6920

    City of La Habra Heights

    133

    2438

    City of La Mirada

    6090

    12278

    City of La Puente

    8027

    19724

    City of La Verne

    4162

    12505

    City of Lakewood

    10690

    13302

    City of Lancaster*

    32246

    19958

    City of Lawndale

    4795

    14265

    City of Lomita

    2244

    10825

    City of Lynwood*

    15961

    22154

    City of Malibu

    993

    7661

    City of Manhattan Beach

    2851

    7920

    City of Maywood

    6113

    21794

    City of Monrovia

    4598

    11851

    City of Montebello

    12535

    19472

    City of Monterey Park

    6297

    10114

    City of Norwalk

    20227

    18794

    City of Palmdale

    32974

    20743

    City of Palos Verdes Estates

    870

    6434

    City of Paramount

    12202

    21780

    City of Pico Rivera

    13609

    21170

    City of Pomona

    31879

    20444

    City of Rancho Palos Verdes

    2608

    6101

    City of Redondo Beach

    5338

    7770

    City of Rolling Hills

    109

    5619

    City of Rolling Hills Estates

    547

    6742

    City of Rosemead

    6131

    11077

    City of San Dimas*

    4563

    13220

    City of San Fernando

    6517

    26479

    City of San Gabriel

    4193

    10238

    City of San Marino

    655

    4933

    City of Santa Clarita

    31893

    14469

    City of Santa Fe Springs

    3706

    20181

    City of Santa Monica

    9410

    10179

    City of Sierra Madre

    804

    7316

    City of Signal Hill

    1681

    14249

    City of South El Monte

    4094

    19603

    City of South Gate

    22712

    23139

    City of South Pasadena

    2180

    8368

    City of Temple City

    3184

    8734

    City of Torrance

    11760

    7878

    City of Vernon

    152

    72727

    City of Walnut

    2505

    8205

    City of West Covina

    17020

    15725

    City of West Hollywood

    5044

    13651

    City of Westlake Village

    181

    2165

    City of Whittier

    14507

    16592

    Los Angeles

    684703

    16929

    Los Angeles - Adams-Normandie

    1505

    18349

    Los Angeles - Alsace

    2056

    16521

    Los Angeles - Angeles National Forest

    5

    12500

    Los Angeles - Angelino Heights

    407

    16267

    Los Angeles - Arleta

    8402

    24446

    Los Angeles - Atwater Village

    2041

    13917

    Los Angeles - Baldwin Hills

    4166

    13385

    Los Angeles - Bel Air

    839

    9954

    Los Angeles - Beverly Crest

    1329

    10611

    Los Angeles - Beverlywood

    1721

    13065

    Los Angeles - Boyle Heights*

    20423

    23506

    Los Angeles - Brentwood

    3120

    10079

    Los Angeles - Brookside

    60

    10327

    Los Angeles - Cadillac-Corning

    993

    13945

    Los Angeles - Canoga Park

    12003

    18384

    Los Angeles - Carthay

    1757

    12233

    Los Angeles - Central

    8816

    22610

    Los Angeles - Century City

    1131

    8841

    Los Angeles - Century Palms/Cove

    7870

    23307

    Los Angeles - Chatsworth

    5293

    14282

    Los Angeles - Cheviot Hills

    895

    9759

    Los Angeles - Chinatown

    1131

    14100

    Los Angeles - Cloverdale/Cochran

    2253

    15481

    Los Angeles - Country Club Park

    2110

    13925

    Los Angeles - Crenshaw District

    2136

    15446

    Los Angeles - Crestview

    1677

    14752

    Los Angeles - Del Rey

    3365

    11241

    Los Angeles - Downtown*

    6699

    24354

    Los Angeles - Eagle Rock

    5136

    12973

    Los Angeles - East Hollywood

    4279

    14611

    Los Angeles - Echo Park

    2037

    14289

    Los Angeles - El Sereno

    7881

    18850

    Los Angeles - Elysian Park

    789

    13813

    Los Angeles - Elysian Valley

    1648

    16203

    Los Angeles - Encino

    5735

    12696

    Los Angeles - Exposition

    502

    15093

    Los Angeles - Exposition Park

    8005

    17822

    Los Angeles - Faircrest Heights

    476

    13222

    Los Angeles - Figueroa Park Square

    1775

    20353

    Los Angeles - Florence-Firestone

    11254

    23720

    Los Angeles - Glassell Park

    4638

    14675

    Los Angeles - Gramercy Place

    1953

    18144

    Los Angeles - Granada Hills

    9255

    15905

    Los Angeles - Green Meadows

    4855

    22576

    Los Angeles - Hancock Park

    1857

    10899

    Los Angeles - Harbor City

    3650

    12556

    Los Angeles - Harbor Gateway

    6605

    15149

    Los Angeles - Harbor Pines

    248

    10295

    Los Angeles - Harvard Heights

    3106

    17222

    Los Angeles - Harvard Park

    8946

    23582

    Los Angeles - Highland Park

    7675

    15860

    Los Angeles - Historic Filipinotown

    2586

    18645

    Los Angeles - Hollywood

    9786

    14338

    Los Angeles - Hollywood Hills

    3182

    10811

    Los Angeles - Hyde Park

    5261

    18433

    Los Angeles - Jefferson Park

    1481

    18345

    Los Angeles - Koreatown

    7129

    13791

    Los Angeles - Lafayette Square

    716

    15705

    Los Angeles - Lake Balboa

    7206

    17073

    Los Angeles - Lakeview Terrace

    2881

    21937

    Los Angeles - Leimert Park

    2395

    15720

    Los Angeles - Lincoln Heights

    6295

    19312

    Los Angeles - Little Armenia

    1485

    18505

    Los Angeles - Little Bangladesh

    3706

    13076

    Los Angeles - Little Tokyo

    595

    18991

    Los Angeles - Longwood

    777

    18053

    Los Angeles - Los Feliz

    2121

    9816

    Los Angeles - Manchester Square

    1404

    16448

    Los Angeles - Mandeville Canyon

    283

    9059

    Los Angeles - Mar Vista

    3877

    9129

    Los Angeles - Marina Peninsula

    358

    8211

    Los Angeles - Melrose

    12195

    15696

    Los Angeles - Mid-city

    1857

    12355

    Los Angeles - Miracle Mile

    1981

    11015

    Los Angeles - Mission Hills

    5601

    23218

    Los Angeles - Mt. Washington

    3759

    15568

    Los Angeles - North Hills

    11697

    18996

    Los Angeles - North Hollywood

    28242

    18651

    Los Angeles - Northridge

    10613

    15206

    Los Angeles - Pacific Palisades

    1679

    7886

    Los Angeles - Pacoima

    20350

    26436

    Los Angeles - Palisades Highlands

    292

    7592

    Los Angeles - Palms

    4464

    10174

    Los Angeles - Panorama City

    16259

    21607

    Los Angeles - Park La Brea

    1194

    8792

    Los Angeles - Pico-Union

    8390

    20052

    Los Angeles - Playa Del Rey

    244

    7635

    Los Angeles - Playa Vista

    1216

    11108

    Los Angeles - Porter Ranch

    3922

    11021

    Los Angeles - Rancho Park

    740

    11280

    Los Angeles - Regent Square

    385

    13849

    Los Angeles - Reseda

    14971

    19540

    Los Angeles - Reseda Ranch

    882

    19025

    Los Angeles - Reynier Village

    432

    10218

    Los Angeles - San Pedro*

    10767

    13797

    Los Angeles - Shadow Hills

    601

    13530

    Los Angeles - Sherman Oaks

    10544

    12084

    Los Angeles - Silverlake

    5351

    12138

    Los Angeles - South Carthay

    1350

    12742

    Los Angeles - South Park

    8807

    23200

    Los Angeles - St Elmo Village

    847

    18477

    Los Angeles - Studio City

    2597

    11573

    Los Angeles - Sun Valley

    11757

    22402

    Los Angeles - Sunland

    3169

    15528

    Los Angeles - Sycamore Square

    66

    10201

    Los Angeles - Sylmar*

    20458

    24828

    Los Angeles - Tarzana

    4810

    15578

    Los Angeles - Temple-Beaudry

    6586

    16681

    Los Angeles - Thai Town

    1335

    13610

    Los Angeles - Toluca Lake

    962

    11052

    Los Angeles - Toluca Terrace

    219

    16769

    Los Angeles - Toluca Woods

    195

    10495

    Los Angeles - Tujunga

    4119

    14811

    Los Angeles - University Hills

    404

    11782

    Los Angeles - University Park

    4758

    17330

    Los Angeles - Valley Glen

    5265

    17541

    Los Angeles - Valley Village

    3519

    14235

    Los Angeles - Van Nuys*

    18255

    19588

    Los Angeles - Venice

    3909

    11536

    Los Angeles - Vermont Knolls

    3687

    21436

    Los Angeles - Vermont Square

    1880

    24553

    Los Angeles - Vermont Vista

    9410

    22848

    Los Angeles - Vernon Central

    12918

    24843

    Los Angeles - Victoria Park

    1324

    15764

    Los Angeles - View Heights

    394

    10666

    Los Angeles - Watts

    9284

    21756

    Los Angeles - Wellington Square

    779

    15849

    Los Angeles - West Adams

    5083

    18397

    Los Angeles - West Hills

    4812

    11868

    Los Angeles - West Los Angeles

    4380

    11638

    Los Angeles - West Vernon

    12370

    23059

    Los Angeles - Westchester

    4760

    9224

    Los Angeles - Westlake

    9614

    16197

    Los Angeles - Westwood

    4905

    9065

    Los Angeles - Wholesale District*

    9843

    27244

    Los Angeles - Wilmington

    10681

    18909

    Los Angeles - Wilshire Center

    7356

    14662

    Los Angeles - Winnetka

    8844

    17078

    Los Angeles - Woodland Hills

    8352

    12272

    Unincorporated - Acton

    915

    11479

    Unincorporated - Agua Dulce

    470

    11304

    Unincorporated - Altadena

    4790

    10981

    Unincorporated - Anaverde

    198

    13130

    Unincorporated - Angeles National Forest

    48

    3855

    Unincorporated - Arcadia

    828

    10375

    Unincorporated - Athens-Westmont

    8421

    19841

    Unincorporated - Athens Village

    1300

    26547

    Unincorporated - Avocado Heights

    1369

    20207

    Unincorporated - Azusa

    3013

    18922

    Unincorporated - Bassett

    3109

    20983

    Unincorporated - Bouquet Canyon

    92

    8574

    Unincorporated - Bradbury

    52

    48148

    Unincorporated - Canyon Country

    1409

    18232

    Unincorporated - Castaic*

    4941

    18171

    Unincorporated - Cerritos

    89

    15162

    Unincorporated - Charter Oak

    0

    0

    Unincorporated - Claremont

    58

    8262

    Unincorporated - Covina

    3043

    18093

    Unincorporated - Covina (Charter Oak)

    2039

    15513

    Unincorporated - Del Aire

    490

    11154

    Unincorporated - Del Rey

    49

    15409

    Unincorporated - Del Sur

    302

    12505

    Unincorporated - Desert View Highlands

    480

    19254

    Unincorporated - Duarte

    1003

    22651

    Unincorporated - East Covina

    52

    15805

    Unincorporated - East La Mirada

    728

    13757

    Unincorporated - East Lancaster

    19

    16667

    Unincorporated - East Los Angeles

    29434

    23497

    Unincorporated - East Pasadena

    255

    3983

    Unincorporated - East Rancho Dominguez

    3312

    21636

    Unincorporated - East Whittier

    660

    12439

    Unincorporated - El Camino Village

    1110

    12627

    Unincorporated - El Monte

    28

    19310

    Unincorporated - Elizabeth Lake

    133

    8007

    Unincorporated - Florence-Firestone

    15850

    24496

    Unincorporated - Franklin Canyon

    1

    8333

    Unincorporated - Glendora

    99

    15000

    Unincorporated - Hacienda Heights

    6779

    12121

    Unincorporated - Harbor Gateway

    0

    0

    Unincorporated - Hawthorne

    376

    14956

    Unincorporated - Hi Vista

    81

    7377

    Unincorporated - Kagel/Lopez Canyons

    332

    23513

    Unincorporated - La Crescenta-Montrose

    1715

    8661

    Unincorporated - La Habra Heights

    16

    2367

    Unincorporated - La Rambla

    365

    17590

    Unincorporated - La Verne*

    244

    11961

    Unincorporated - Ladera Heights

    718

    10154

    Unincorporated - Lake Hughes

    78

    11677

    Unincorporated - Lake Los Angeles

    2087

    16061

    Unincorporated - Lake Manor

    197

    11990

    Unincorporated - Lakewood

    0

    0

    Unincorporated - Lennox

    4257

    18885

    Unincorporated - Leona Valley

    190

    10851

    Unincorporated - Littlerock

    726

    18055

    Unincorporated - Littlerock/Juniper Hills

    183

    14109

    Unincorporated - Littlerock/Pearblossom

    659

    18465

    Unincorporated - Llano

    63

    7184

    Unincorporated - Marina del Rey

    994

    10562

    Unincorporated - Miracle Mile

    0

    0

    Unincorporated - Monrovia

    504

    12986

    Unincorporated - Newhall

    70

    31818

    Unincorporated - North Lancaster

    222

    18531

    Unincorporated - North Whittier

    1412

    16890

    Unincorporated - Northeast San Gabriel

    2201

    9157

    Unincorporated - Padua Hills

    16

    7442

    Unincorporated - Palmdale

    142

    16865

    Unincorporated - Palos Verdes Peninsula

    38

    6119

    Unincorporated - Pearblossom/Llano

    210

    10736

    Unincorporated - Pellissier Village

    204

    32956

    Unincorporated - Placerita Canyon

    5

    1087

    Unincorporated - Pomona

    89

    4592

    Unincorporated - Quartz Hill

    1977

    15318

    Unincorporated - Rancho Dominguez

    549

    20631

    Unincorporated - Roosevelt

    121

    12997

    Unincorporated - Rosewood

    220

    17107

    Unincorporated - Rosewood/East Gardena

    218

    18273

    Unincorporated - Rosewood/West Rancho Dominguez

    651

    19369

    Unincorporated - Rowland Heights

    4692

    9196

    Unincorporated - San Clemente Island

    0

    0

    Unincorporated - San Francisquito Canyon/Bouquet Canyon

    23

    2681

    Unincorporated - San Jose Hills

    4125

    20400

    Unincorporated - San Pasqual

    45

    2211

    Unincorporated - Sand Canyon

    25

    8117

    Unincorporated - Santa Catalina Island

    293

    109738

    Unincorporated - Santa Monica Mountains*

    1407

    7556

    Unincorporated - Saugus

    197

    127097

    Unincorporated - Saugus/Canyon Country

    55

    15449

    Unincorporated - South Antelope Valley

    56

    12308

    Unincorporated - South El Monte

    427

    23788

    Unincorporated - South San Gabriel

    1179

    13325

    Unincorporated - South Whittier

    10514

    17754

    Unincorporated - Southeast Antelope Valley

    117

    14981

    Unincorporated - Stevenson Ranch

    2205

    10517

    Unincorporated - Sun Village

    1164

    19284

    Unincorporated - Sunrise Village

    235

    18133

    Unincorporated - Twin Lakes/Oat Mountain

    171

    10314

    Unincorporated - Val Verde

    481

    14536

    Unincorporated - Valencia

    366

    11914

    Unincorporated - Valinda

    4662

    19948

    Unincorporated - View Park/Windsor Hills

    1290

    11087

    Unincorporated - Walnut Park

    3620

    22425

    Unincorporated - West Antelope Valley

    81

    5361

    Unincorporated - West Carson

    3089

    13986

    Unincorporated - West Chatsworth

    4

    33333

    Unincorporated - West LA

    238

    25000

    Unincorporated - West Puente Valley

    2111

    21464

    Unincorporated - West Rancho Dominguez

    251

    18469

    Unincorporated - West Whittier/Los Nietos

    5268

    19565

    Unincorporated - Westfield/Academy Hills

    75

    5769

    Unincorporated - Westhills

    79

    9416

    Unincorporated - White Fence Farms

    462

    12544

    Unincorporated - Whittier

    425

    11232

    Unincorporated - Whittier Narrows

    55

    458333

    Unincorporated - Willowbrook

    8551

    24492

    Unincorporated - Wiseburn

    746

    12378

    - Under Investigation

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