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For Immediate Release:

December 31, 2021

Public Health Reports Highest Number of New COVID-19 Cases and Urges Residents to Curtail Holiday Celebrations - 27,091 New Positive Cases and 12 New Deaths Due to COVID-19 in Los Angeles County

With cases almost doubling in 2 days, and just about 1 out of every 4 people testing positive, Public Health urges everyone to minimize the risk of transmitting the virus by not hosting or attending large gatherings over this upcoming holiday weekend.

Indoor parties, in particular, create significant risk as this virus can be spread through aerosolized droplets. Older individuals, those with underlying health conditions, and those who are immunocompromised should take additional precautions by not attending indoor gatherings with non-household members during this surge.

Evidence suggests that only those who have recently completed their vaccination series or are boosted have significant protection from becoming infected with the highly contagious Omicron variant. This leaves millions of people across LA County vulnerable to COVID infection.

“The days ahead will be extraordinarily challenging for all us as we face extraordinarily high case numbers reflecting widespread transmission of the virus. In order to make sure that people are able to work and attend school, we all need to act responsibly,” said Dr. Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd, Director of Public Health. “With explosive transmission likely to continue for some weeks to come, all efforts now need to focus on protecting our healthcare system from becoming overwhelmed. Since most people in our hospitals with serious illness from COVID are unvaccinated, those not yet vaccinated or boosted need to please stay away from others as much as possible to avoid getting infected or infecting others. And while vaccines and boosters continue to offer excellent protection against severe illness and death, those most vulnerable to serious consequences should they become infected (including children under 5 not yet able to get vaccinated) need to be surrounded by additional layers of protection. This includes wearing tight fitting and high-quality masks when around others and limiting non-essential activities.”

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

F

12/31

Th

12/30

W

12/29

Tu

12/28

M

12/27

Su

12/26

Sa

12/25

Daily new cases

27,091

20,198

16,510

9,473

7,425(1)

8,891(1,2)

11,930(1,2)

Daily deaths

12

24

25

22

9(1)

7 (1,2)

6 (1,2)

Daily hospitalizations of confirmed cases

1,365

1,251

1,069

966

904

849

850

Daily positivity rate (7-day avg)

22.4%

21.5%

19.7%

17.5%

14.9%

12.4%

11.4%

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.

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

Laboratory Confirmed Cases

1696582

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

1607023

-- Long Beach

73,646

-- Pasadena

15,913

Deaths

27637

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

26191

-- Long Beach

1075

-- Pasadena

371

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

- 0 to 4

42677

- 5 to 11

93434

- 12 to 17

102311

- 18 to 29

388379

- 30 to 49

539813

- 50 to 64

287256

- 65 to 79

112750

- over 80

39420

- Under Investigation

983

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

- Female

810325

- Male

757595

- Other

803

- Under Investigation

38300

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

- American Indian/Alaska Native

2795

- Asian

81699

- Black

82524

- Hispanic/Latino

789824

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

6283

- White

214744

- Other

143174

- Under Investigation

285980

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

- Hospitalized (Ever)

111132

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

- American Indian/Alaska Native

61

- Asian

3381

- Black

2343

- Hispanic/Latino

13840

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

97

- White

6232

- Other

202

- Under Investigation

35

CITY / COMMUNITY**

Cases

Case Rate

City of Agoura Hills

1871

8959

City of Alhambra

9676

11157

City of Arcadia

4144

7175

City of Artesia

2660

15838

City of Avalon

36

930

City of Azusa

8338

16663

City of Baldwin Park

15743

20507

City of Bell

8178

22509

City of Bell Gardens

9598

22284

City of Bellflower

14384

18504

City of Beverly Hills

4986

14444

City of Bradbury

46

4303

City of Burbank

13502

12597

City of Calabasas

2341

9625

City of Carson

13941

14855

City of Cerritos

4582

9152

City of Claremont

3470

9511

City of Commerce*

2914

22297

City of Compton

21278

21298

City of Covina

8863

18076

City of Cudahy

5806

23847

City of Culver City

3940

9883

City of Diamond Bar

4765

8285

City of Downey

22789

19944

City of Duarte

3148

14299

City of El Monte

20678

17633

City of El Segundo

1553

9252

City of Gardena

9117

14870

City of Glendale

29132

14108

City of Glendora

7021

13306

City of Hawaiian Gardens

2783

18963

City of Hawthorne

14336

16147

City of Hermosa Beach

2056

10452

City of Hidden Hills

180

9524

City of Huntington Park

13352

22446

City of Industry

211

48284

City of Inglewood

19065

16785

City of Irwindale

341

23372

City of La Canada Flintridge

1485

7176

City of La Habra Heights

134

2456

City of La Mirada

6201

12502

City of La Puente

8115

19940

City of La Verne

4275

12845

City of Lakewood

10856

13509

City of Lancaster*

32556

20150

City of Lawndale

4896

14565

City of Lomita

2300

11096

City of Lynwood*

16132

22391

City of Malibu

1016

7839

City of Manhattan Beach

2945

8181

City of Maywood

6157

21951

City of Monrovia

4706

12129

City of Montebello

12750

19806

City of Monterey Park

6466

10385

City of Norwalk

20503

19051

City of Palmdale

33312

20955

City of Palos Verdes Estates

887

6560

City of Paramount

12340

22027

City of Pico Rivera

13792

21455

City of Pomona

32256

20686

City of Rancho Palos Verdes

2701

6319

City of Redondo Beach

5494

7997

City of Rolling Hills

112

5773

City of Rolling Hills Estates

565

6964

City of Rosemead

6245

11283

City of San Dimas*

4672

13536

City of San Fernando

6611

26861

City of San Gabriel

4277

10443

City of San Marino

685

5159

City of Santa Clarita

32483

14737

City of Santa Fe Springs

3767

20513

City of Santa Monica

9688

10480

City of Sierra Madre

837

7617

City of Signal Hill

1707

14470

City of South El Monte

4132

19785

City of South Gate

22970

23402

City of South Pasadena

2234

8575

City of Temple City

3255

8929

City of Torrance

12109

8112

City of Vernon

154

73684

City of Walnut

2568

8411

City of West Covina

17326

16008

City of West Hollywood

5149

13935

City of Westlake Village

183

2189

City of Whittier

14701

16814

Los Angeles

694920

17181

Los Angeles - Adams-Normandie

1517

18495

Los Angeles - Alsace

2083

16738

Los Angeles - Angeles National Forest

5

12500

Los Angeles - Angelino Heights

408

16307

Los Angeles - Arleta

8516

24777

Los Angeles - Atwater Village

2076

14155

Los Angeles - Baldwin Hills

4228

13584

Los Angeles - Bel Air

853

10120

Los Angeles - Beverly Crest

1359

10850

Los Angeles - Beverlywood

1755

13323

Los Angeles - Boyle Heights*

20619

23732

Los Angeles - Brentwood

3203

10347

Los Angeles - Brookside

61

10499

Los Angeles - Cadillac-Corning

1016

14268

Los Angeles - Canoga Park

12173

18645

Los Angeles - Carthay

1794

12490

Los Angeles - Central

8905

22838

Los Angeles - Century City

1163

9092

Los Angeles - Century Palms/Cove

7996

23681

Los Angeles - Chatsworth

5416

14614

Los Angeles - Cheviot Hills

905

9868

Los Angeles - Chinatown

1155

14400

Los Angeles - Cloverdale/Cochran

2290

15736

Los Angeles - Country Club Park

2138

14109

Los Angeles - Crenshaw District

2173

15713

Los Angeles - Crestview

1705

14998

Los Angeles - Del Rey

3447

11515

Los Angeles - Downtown*

6837

24855

Los Angeles - Eagle Rock

5234

13221

Los Angeles - East Hollywood

4343

14829

Los Angeles - Echo Park

2070

14520

Los Angeles - El Sereno

8053

19262

Los Angeles - Elysian Park

808

14146

Los Angeles - Elysian Valley

1672

16439

Los Angeles - Encino

5879

13015

Los Angeles - Exposition

511

15364

Los Angeles - Exposition Park

8115

18067

Los Angeles - Faircrest Heights

488

13556

Los Angeles - Figueroa Park Square

1806

20709

Los Angeles - Florence-Firestone

11364

23952

Los Angeles - Glassell Park

4723

14944

Los Angeles - Gramercy Place

1990

18488

Los Angeles - Granada Hills

9415

16179

Los Angeles - Green Meadows

4924

22897

Los Angeles - Hancock Park

1892

11104

Los Angeles - Harbor City

3710

12762

Los Angeles - Harbor Gateway

6740

15459

Los Angeles - Harbor Pines

252

10461

Los Angeles - Harvard Heights

3139

17405

Los Angeles - Harvard Park

9040

23830

Los Angeles - Highland Park

7801

16121

Los Angeles - Historic Filipinotown

2623

18911

Los Angeles - Hollywood

9971

14609

Los Angeles - Hollywood Hills

3245

11025

Los Angeles - Hyde Park

5337

18699

Los Angeles - Jefferson Park

1498

18556

Los Angeles - Koreatown

7238

14002

Los Angeles - Lafayette Square

724

15881

Los Angeles - Lake Balboa

7349

17412

Los Angeles - Lakeview Terrace

2931

22318

Los Angeles - Leimert Park

2430

15950

Los Angeles - Lincoln Heights

6378

19566

Los Angeles - Little Armenia

1493

18604

Los Angeles - Little Bangladesh

3751

13234

Los Angeles - Little Tokyo

603

19247

Los Angeles - Longwood

787

18285

Los Angeles - Los Feliz

2149

9945

Los Angeles - Manchester Square

1429

16741

Los Angeles - Mandeville Canyon

286

9155

Los Angeles - Mar Vista

3972

9352

Los Angeles - Marina Peninsula

365

8372

Los Angeles - Melrose

12341

15884

Los Angeles - Mid-city

1887

12555

Los Angeles - Miracle Mile

2018

11220

Los Angeles - Mission Hills

5679

23541

Los Angeles - Mt. Washington

3828

15854

Los Angeles - North Hills

11842

19232

Los Angeles - North Hollywood

28595

18884

Los Angeles - Northridge

10802

15476

Los Angeles - Pacific Palisades

1721

8083

Los Angeles - Pacoima

20560

26709

Los Angeles - Palisades Highlands

306

7956

Los Angeles - Palms

4547

10363

Los Angeles - Panorama City

16438

21845

Los Angeles - Park La Brea

1216

8954

Los Angeles - Pico-Union

8476

20257

Los Angeles - Playa Del Rey

254

7947

Los Angeles - Playa Vista

1243

11355

Los Angeles - Porter Ranch

3996

11229

Los Angeles - Rancho Park

760

11585

Los Angeles - Regent Square

395

14209

Los Angeles - Reseda

15189

19825

Los Angeles - Reseda Ranch

894

19284

Los Angeles - Reynier Village

444

10501

Los Angeles - San Pedro*

10995

14089

Los Angeles - Shadow Hills

612

13778

Los Angeles - Sherman Oaks

10773

12347

Los Angeles - Silverlake

5454

12372

Los Angeles - South Carthay

1375

12978

Los Angeles - South Park

8887

23411

Los Angeles - St Elmo Village

859

18739

Los Angeles - Studio City

2643

11778

Los Angeles - Sun Valley

11916

22704

Los Angeles - Sunland

3222

15788

Los Angeles - Sycamore Square

67

10355

Los Angeles - Sylmar*

20732

25161

Los Angeles - Tarzana

4886

15825

Los Angeles - Temple-Beaudry

6668

16889

Los Angeles - Thai Town

1354

13804

Los Angeles - Toluca Lake

984

11305

Los Angeles - Toluca Terrace

221

16922

Los Angeles - Toluca Woods

196

10549

Los Angeles - Tujunga

4182

15038

Los Angeles - University Hills

417

12161

Los Angeles - University Park

4784

17424

Los Angeles - Valley Glen

5357

17847

Los Angeles - Valley Village

3597

14551

Los Angeles - Van Nuys*

18475

19824

Los Angeles - Venice

3999

11802

Los Angeles - Vermont Knolls

3733

21703

Los Angeles - Vermont Square

1904

24866

Los Angeles - Vermont Vista

9505

23078

Los Angeles - Vernon Central

13054

25105

Los Angeles - Victoria Park

1333

15871

Los Angeles - View Heights

404

10937

Los Angeles - Watts

9390

22004

Los Angeles - Wellington Square

796

16195

Los Angeles - West Adams

5139

18599

Los Angeles - West Hills

4908

12105

Los Angeles - West Los Angeles

4472

11882

Los Angeles - West Vernon

12521

23341

Los Angeles - Westchester

4898

9492

Los Angeles - Westlake

9690

16325

Los Angeles - Westwood

4996

9233

Los Angeles - Wholesale District*

9954

27551

Los Angeles - Wilmington

10815

19146

Los Angeles - Wilshire Center

7441

14832

Los Angeles - Winnetka

8965

17312

Los Angeles - Woodland Hills

8493

12480

Unincorporated - Acton

918

11517

Unincorporated - Agua Dulce

480

11544

Unincorporated - Altadena

4910

11256

Unincorporated - Anaverde

199

13196

Unincorporated - Angeles National Forest

48

3855

Unincorporated - Arcadia

853

10688

Unincorporated - Athens-Westmont

8534

20107

Unincorporated - Athens Village

1312

26792

Unincorporated - Avocado Heights

1393

20561

Unincorporated - Azusa

3058

19205

Unincorporated - Bassett

3145

21226

Unincorporated - Bouquet Canyon

93

8667

Unincorporated - Bradbury

53

49074

Unincorporated - Canyon Country

1442

18659

Unincorporated - Castaic*

4998

18381

Unincorporated - Cerritos

90

15332

Unincorporated - Charter Oak

0

0

Unincorporated - Claremont

59

8405

Unincorporated - Covina

3089

18366

Unincorporated - Covina (Charter Oak)

2082

15840

Unincorporated - Del Aire

515

11723

Unincorporated - Del Rey

52

16352

Unincorporated - Del Sur

305

12629

Unincorporated - Desert View Highlands

480

19254

Unincorporated - Duarte

1020

23035

Unincorporated - East Covina

53

16109

Unincorporated - East La Mirada

739

13964

Unincorporated - East Lancaster

20

17544

Unincorporated - East Los Angeles

29777

23770

Unincorporated - East Pasadena

255

3983

Unincorporated - East Rancho Dominguez

3332

21766

Unincorporated - East Whittier

666

12552

Unincorporated - El Camino Village

1133

12888

Unincorporated - El Monte

28

19310

Unincorporated - Elizabeth Lake

133

8007

Unincorporated - Florence-Firestone

15997

24723

Unincorporated - Franklin Canyon

1

8333

Unincorporated - Glendora

103

15606

Unincorporated - Hacienda Heights

6881

12304

Unincorporated - Harbor Gateway

0

0

Unincorporated - Hawthorne

388

15434

Unincorporated - Hi Vista

81

7377

Unincorporated - Kagel/Lopez Canyons

336

23796

Unincorporated - La Crescenta-Montrose

1754

8858

Unincorporated - La Habra Heights

16

2367

Unincorporated - La Rambla

369

17783

Unincorporated - La Verne*

253

12402

Unincorporated - Ladera Heights

740

10465

Unincorporated - Lake Hughes

80

11976

Unincorporated - Lake Los Angeles

2101

16169

Unincorporated - Lake Manor

201

12234

Unincorporated - Lakewood

0

0

Unincorporated - Lennox

4319

19160

Unincorporated - Leona Valley

191

10908

Unincorporated - Littlerock

733

18229

Unincorporated - Littlerock/Juniper Hills

185

14264

Unincorporated - Littlerock/Pearblossom

665

18633

Unincorporated - Llano

64

7298

Unincorporated - Marina del Rey

1028

10923

Unincorporated - Miracle Mile

0

0

Unincorporated - Monrovia

509

13115

Unincorporated - Newhall

70

31818

Unincorporated - North Lancaster

224

18698

Unincorporated - North Whittier

1442

17249

Unincorporated - Northeast San Gabriel

2255

9382

Unincorporated - Padua Hills

16

7442

Unincorporated - Palmdale

143

16983

Unincorporated - Palos Verdes Peninsula

38

6119

Unincorporated - Pearblossom/Llano

211

10787

Unincorporated - Pellissier Village

208

33603

Unincorporated - Placerita Canyon

5

1087

Unincorporated - Pomona

90

4644

Unincorporated - Quartz Hill

1992

15435

Unincorporated - Rancho Dominguez

558

20970

Unincorporated - Roosevelt

124

13319

Unincorporated - Rosewood

223

17341

Unincorporated - Rosewood/East Gardena

225

18860

Unincorporated - Rosewood/West Rancho Dominguez

661

19667

Unincorporated - Rowland Heights

4765

9339

Unincorporated - San Clemente Island

0

0

Unincorporated - San Francisquito Canyon/Bouquet Canyon

25

2914

Unincorporated - San Jose Hills

4163

20588

Unincorporated - San Pasqual

46

2260

Unincorporated - Sand Canyon

26

8442

Unincorporated - Santa Catalina Island

310

116105

Unincorporated - Santa Monica Mountains*

1443

7749

Unincorporated - Saugus

199

128387

Unincorporated - Saugus/Canyon Country

55

15449

Unincorporated - South Antelope Valley

57

12527

Unincorporated - South El Monte

433

24123

Unincorporated - South San Gabriel

1197

13528

Unincorporated - South Whittier

10638

17963

Unincorporated - Southeast Antelope Valley

120

15365

Unincorporated - Stevenson Ranch

2262

10789

Unincorporated - Sun Village

1173

19433

Unincorporated - Sunrise Village

240

18519

Unincorporated - Twin Lakes/Oat Mountain

174

10495

Unincorporated - Val Verde

488

14748

Unincorporated - Valencia

372

12109

Unincorporated - Valinda

4717

20183

Unincorporated - View Park/Windsor Hills

1320

11345

Unincorporated - Walnut Park

3669

22728

Unincorporated - West Antelope Valley

81

5361

Unincorporated - West Carson

3143

14231

Unincorporated - West Chatsworth

4

33333

Unincorporated - West LA

242

25420

Unincorporated - West Puente Valley

2134

21698

Unincorporated - West Rancho Dominguez

257

18911

Unincorporated - West Whittier/Los Nietos

5331

19799

Unincorporated - Westfield/Academy Hills

81

6231

Unincorporated - Westhills

79

9416

Unincorporated - White Fence Farms

468

12707

Unincorporated - Whittier

432

11416

Unincorporated - Whittier Narrows

55

458333

Unincorporated - Willowbrook

8651

24779

Unincorporated - Wiseburn

770

12776

- Under Investigation

24309

** -- Case numbers include cases associated with Correctional Facility Outbreaks located in the City/Community. Due to reporting delays numbers may not align with outbreak investigation counts presented for Correctional Facilities on the list of Los Angeles Residential Congregate Settings with One or More Positive COVID-19 Cases.

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