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For Immediate Release:

October 14, 2021

L.A. County Prepared to Administer Johnson & Johnson and Moderna Boosters; COVID-19 Transmission Remains Substantial 19 New Deaths and 1,142 New Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 in Los Angeles County

Today and tomorrow, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee is meeting to discuss the need for boosters for those vaccinated with Johnson & Johnson or Moderna, and the committee today recommended approval of the Moderna booster dose. The committee will also review data on the safety and efficacy of ‘mixing and matching’ with a booster dose, which would involve receiving a different brand vaccine for the booster than that received for the original series.

Los Angeles County is prepared to administer Johnson & Johnson and Moderna boosters once the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) approves and determines eligibility.

In Los Angeles County, 947,664 individuals completed the Moderna two-dose series and 298,497 completed the Johnson & Johnson single dose by April 10. Most of these individuals will be eligible for boosters once approved by the CDC.

With final CDC approval for boosters, the vast county-wide network is prepared to begin administering these additional boosters to all eligible as determined by the CDC directive.

Today, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) confirms 19 new deaths and 1,142 new cases of COVID-19. Of the 19 new deaths reported today, seven people who passed away were over the age of 80, two people who died were between the ages of 65 and 79, three people who died were between the ages of 50 and 64, and seven people who died were between the ages of 30 and 49. To date, Public Health has identified 1,474,518 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of L.A. County and a total of 26,372 deaths.

There are 698 people with COVID-19 currently hospitalized and 28% of these people are in the ICU. Testing results are available for nearly 8,833,000 individuals with 15% of people testing positive. Today’s test positivity rate is 1.0%.

The slight downward trend across all metrics has continued, with the County’s daily average case numbers decreasing 18% from 1,000 as of October 5, to now 925. Meanwhile, daily average hospitalizations are down to below 750, a 14% reduction from the prior week, and deaths decreased 25% to an average of 12 people passing away every day. Although we are thankful to see these numbers declining, we still have substantial transmission and will need to be vigilant if we want to reduce spread of the virus.

Given there is substantial transmission in L.A. County, K-12 schools remain focused on providing as much safety as possible for in-person learning. While there is a lot of evidence showing the protection vaccines offer, data on school cases and close contacts demonstrates the protective impact of other preventive measures, especially masking.

Last week, there were 591 student cases and nearly 2,400 student close contacts identified, a decrease of about 45% in both groups from the previous week. Among staff, there were 88 cases and 171 close contacts. Taking into account that the County has more than 1.7 million children and staff attending or working at over 3,000 schools countywide, these are strikingly low numbers. This amounts to 0.04% of students and staff testing positive and 0.2% identified as close contacts. The very low numbers represent a lot of hard work by superintendents, staff, parents, and students to consistently implement mitigation strategies. These efforts are making it possible to keep school communities safe.

Since August 16, the County has seen a total of 21 outbreaks in youth sports programs. Sixteen of those outbreaks have been associated with football, four were associated with cheerleading and dance teams, and one was associated with baseball. Overall, these outbreaks involved 394 cases and 1,527 contacts. Most of the infected individuals have been unvaccinated. Public Health continues to find that factors associated with spread include inconsistent masking, socialization on and off campus, inconsistent distancing in locker rooms and weight rooms, and shared transportation to and from events.

With the urgent need to avoid another devastating winter surge, new Health Officer Orders went into effect last week to create additional protections at high risk settings across the county. Bars, breweries, wineries, distilleries, nightclubs and lounges, along with outdoor mega events with more than 10,000 people, are all implementing vaccine verification requirements. As a reminder masks are still required for everyone indoors and at all indoor and outdoor mega events.

"To everyone who has lost friends and family during this difficult time, we are wishing you peace and comfort, and our prayers remain with you,” said Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd, Director of Public Health. “We have seen excellent compliance with the new Health Officer Order to date and thank both the establishments and the patrons for taking this extra step to help us avoid a disastrous winter. I want to acknowledge that the operational challenges at large event venues are significant and we are grateful for their continued partnership. As the fall sports season gets into full swing, I know many of you will be headed to sports bars and our amazing local arenas to watch the big games. The best way to enjoy yourself safely is to be vaccinated and prepared to comply with the public health directives.”

Before going to your favorite sports bar, ensure you and any teens coming with you have had at least one dose of vaccine, if before November 4, or are fully vaccinated, if on or after November 4. Bring proof of vaccination and a photo ID for everyone in your party, and plan to wear masks indoors except when actively eating or drinking. Consider using the outdoor areas of the establishment to be extra safe.

If you’re headed to a local venue to see a live game, make sure you and any accompanying teens are fully vaccinated or have had a recent negative COVID-19 test. Plan to bring proof of vaccination or negative testing for everyone in your party, and photo identification for everyone 18 and over. And once you’re at the game, please wear masks except when actively eating or drinking.

Public Health encourages everyone unvaccinated for COVID-19 to get vaccinated now to be fully protected for the holidays. Vaccinations are widely available throughout L.A. County and are always free and open to eligible residents and workers regardless of immigration status. Appointments are not needed at many sites and all Public Health vaccination sites where first, second, and third doses are available.

Vaccinated middle and high school students are eligible for free UCLA football tickets. UCLA has partnered with Public Health to give away free tickets to a UCLA football game at the Rose Bowl to middle or high school students in L.A. County who’ve received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, while tickets last. Students aged 12 to 18 who’ve received at least one dose can sign up for the free tickets online by visiting: http://ph.lacounty.gov/DPHUCLAVaxforTix.

Anyone 12 and older living or working in L.A. County can get vaccinated.

Visit: www.VaccinateLACounty.com (English) and www.VacunateLosAngeles.com (Spanish) to find a vaccination site near you, make an appointment at vaccination sites, and much more. If you don’t have internet access, can’t use a computer, or you’re over 65, you can call 1-833-540-0473 for help finding an appointment, connecting to free transportation to and from a vaccination site, or scheduling a home-visit if you are homebound.

COVID-19 Sector Protocols, Best Practices, COVID-19 Vaccine Dashboard, COVID-19 Surveillance Interactive Dashboard, Recovery Dashboard, and additional actions you can take to protect yourself, your family and your community are on the Public Health website, www.publichealth.lacounty.gov.

Please see additional information below:

Total Cases

Laboratory Confirmed Cases

1474518

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

1396715

-- Long Beach

64441

-- Pasadena

13362

Deaths

26372

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

24987

-- Long Beach

1022

-- Pasadena

363

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

- 0 to 4

36715

- 5 to 11

77740

- 12 to 17

88324

- 18 to 29

331678

- 30 to 49

463925

- 50 to 64

257838

- 65 to 79

102864

- over 80

36796

- Under Investigation

835

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

- Female

704284

- Male

660649

- Other

745

- Under Investigation

31037

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

- American Indian/Alaska Native

2373

- Asian

66634

- Black

66923

- Hispanic/Latino

721252

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

5136

- White

171251

- Other

118211

- Under Investigation

244935

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

- Hospitalized (Ever)

104065

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

- American Indian/Alaska Native

55

- Asian

3279

- Black

2189

- Hispanic/Latino

13269

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

87

- White

5846

- Other

208

- Under Investigation

54

CITY / COMMUNITY**

Cases

Case Rate

City of Agoura Hills

1431

6852

City of Alhambra

8148

9395

City of Arcadia

3353

5806

City of Artesia

2434

14492

City of Avalon

32

827

City of Azusa

7397

14782

City of Baldwin Park

14618

19042

City of Bell

7534

20737

City of Bell Gardens

9068

21054

City of Bellflower

12970

16685

City of Beverly Hills

3609

10455

City of Bradbury

42

3929

City of Burbank

11148

10401

City of Calabasas

1762

7244

City of Carson

12017

12805

City of Cerritos

3733

7456

City of Claremont

2832

7762

City of Commerce*

2699

20652

City of Compton

19590

19609

City of Covina

7659

15620

City of Cudahy

5374

22073

City of Culver City

2909

7297

City of Diamond Bar

3993

6943

City of Downey

20362

17820

City of Duarte

2750

12491

City of El Monte

19062

16255

City of El Segundo

1069

6368

City of Gardena

7793

12711

City of Glendale

24586

11906

City of Glendora

5933

11244

City of Hawaiian Gardens

2573

17532

City of Hawthorne

12625

14219

City of Hermosa Beach

1558

7921

City of Hidden Hills

135

7143

City of Huntington Park

12374

20802

City of Industry

191

43707

City of Inglewood

16740

14738

City of Irwindale

302

20699

City of La Canada Flintridge

1075

5195

City of La Habra Heights

130

2383

City of La Mirada

5351

10789

City of La Puente

7475

18367

City of La Verne

3549

10663

City of Lakewood

9337

11619

City of Lancaster*

28202

17455

City of Lawndale

4269

12700

City of Lomita

1931

9315

City of Lynwood*

14897

20677

City of Malibu

667

5146

City of Manhattan Beach

2059

5720

City of Maywood

5746

20486

City of Monrovia

3973

10240

City of Montebello

11486

17842

City of Monterey Park

5586

8972

City of Norwalk

18485

17176

City of Palmdale

29572

18602

City of Palos Verdes Estates

666

4925

City of Paramount

11371

20297

City of Pico Rivera

12526

19485

City of Pomona

29092

18657

City of Rancho Palos Verdes

2119

4957

City of Redondo Beach

4099

5967

City of Rolling Hills

83

4278

City of Rolling Hills Estates

425

5239

City of Rosemead

5564

10052

City of San Dimas*

3970

11502

City of San Fernando

5982

24305

City of San Gabriel

3657

8930

City of San Marino

467

3517

City of Santa Clarita

26858

12185

City of Santa Fe Springs

3363

18313

City of Santa Monica

6624

7165

City of Sierra Madre

633

5760

City of Signal Hill

1447

12266

City of South El Monte

3836

18367

City of South Gate

21107

21504

City of South Pasadena

1702

6533

City of Temple City

2743

7524

City of Torrance

9652

6466

City of Vernon

141

67464

City of Walnut

2135

6993

City of West Covina

15155

14002

City of West Hollywood

3600

9743

City of Westlake Village

152

1818

City of Whittier

13091

14973

Los Angeles

601190

14864

Los Angeles - Adams-Normandie

1362

16606

Los Angeles - Alsace

1848

14849

Los Angeles - Angeles National Forest

5

12500

Los Angeles - Angelino Heights

345

13789

Los Angeles - Arleta

7856

22857

Los Angeles - Atwater Village

1717

11707

Los Angeles - Baldwin Hills

3574

11483

Los Angeles - Bel Air

562

6667

Los Angeles - Beverly Crest

885

7066

Los Angeles - Beverlywood

1287

9770

Los Angeles - Boyle Heights*

19239

22143

Los Angeles - Brentwood

2126

6868

Los Angeles - Brookside

46

7917

Los Angeles - Cadillac-Corning

862

12105

Los Angeles - Canoga Park

10925

16733

Los Angeles - Carthay

1295

9016

Los Angeles - Central

8372

21471

Los Angeles - Century City

857

6699

Los Angeles - Century Palms/Cove

7222

21388

Los Angeles - Chatsworth

4595

12398

Los Angeles - Cheviot Hills

652

7109

Los Angeles - Chinatown

939

11707

Los Angeles - Cloverdale/Cochran

1940

13331

Los Angeles - Country Club Park

1835

12110

Los Angeles - Crenshaw District

1849

13370

Los Angeles - Crestview

1306

11488

Los Angeles - Del Rey

2659

8882

Los Angeles - Downtown*

5338

19406

Los Angeles - Eagle Rock

4366

11028

Los Angeles - East Hollywood

3762

12845

Los Angeles - Echo Park

1667

11693

Los Angeles - El Sereno

7080

16935

Los Angeles - Elysian Park

650

11380

Los Angeles - Elysian Valley

1488

14630

Los Angeles - Encino

4541

10053

Los Angeles - Exposition

438

13169

Los Angeles - Exposition Park

7232

16101

Los Angeles - Faircrest Heights

371

10306

Los Angeles - Figueroa Park Square

1613

18496

Los Angeles - Florence-Firestone

10500

22131

Los Angeles - Glassell Park

4042

12790

Los Angeles - Gramercy Place

1721

15988

Los Angeles - Granada Hills

8099

13918

Los Angeles - Green Meadows

4507

20958

Los Angeles - Hancock Park

1415

8304

Los Angeles - Harbor City

3205

11025

Los Angeles - Harbor Gateway

5932

13606

Los Angeles - Harbor Pines

221

9174

Los Angeles - Harvard Heights

2871

15919

Los Angeles - Harvard Park

8299

21877

Los Angeles - Highland Park

6656

13755

Los Angeles - Historic Filipinotown

2345

16907

Los Angeles - Hollywood

7632

11182

Los Angeles - Hollywood Hills

2312

7855

Los Angeles - Hyde Park

4641

16261

Los Angeles - Jefferson Park

1348

16698

Los Angeles - Koreatown

6334

12253

Los Angeles - Lafayette Square

630

13819

Los Angeles - Lake Balboa

6493

15384

Los Angeles - Lakeview Terrace

2658

20239

Los Angeles - Leimert Park

2049

13449

Los Angeles - Lincoln Heights

5779

17729

Los Angeles - Little Armenia

1324

16498

Los Angeles - Little Bangladesh

3230

11396

Los Angeles - Little Tokyo

484

15448

Los Angeles - Longwood

676

15706

Los Angeles - Los Feliz

1498

6933

Los Angeles - Manchester Square

1256

14714

Los Angeles - Mandeville Canyon

203

6498

Los Angeles - Mar Vista

2872

6762

Los Angeles - Marina Peninsula

236

5413

Los Angeles - Melrose

10027

12905

Los Angeles - Mid-city

1517

10093

Los Angeles - Miracle Mile

1429

7946

Los Angeles - Mission Hills

5038

20884

Los Angeles - Mt. Washington

3279

13580

Los Angeles - North Hills

10769

17489

Los Angeles - North Hollywood

24946

16475

Los Angeles - Northridge

9275

13289

Los Angeles - Pacific Palisades

1153

5415

Los Angeles - Pacoima

19129

24850

Los Angeles - Palisades Highlands

206

5356

Los Angeles - Palms

3420

7795

Los Angeles - Panorama City

15174

20165

Los Angeles - Park La Brea

899

6620

Los Angeles - Pico-Union

7827

18706

Los Angeles - Playa Del Rey

177

5538

Los Angeles - Playa Vista

860

7856

Los Angeles - Porter Ranch

3292

9250

Los Angeles - Rancho Park

515

7851

Los Angeles - Regent Square

326

11727

Los Angeles - Reseda

13510

17633

Los Angeles - Reseda Ranch

824

17774

Los Angeles - Reynier Village

341

8065

Los Angeles - San Pedro*

9350

11981

Los Angeles - Shadow Hills

504

11346

Los Angeles - Sherman Oaks

8153

9344

Los Angeles - Silverlake

4186

9496

Los Angeles - South Carthay

987

9316

Los Angeles - South Park

8281

21814

Los Angeles - St Elmo Village

780

17016

Los Angeles - Studio City

1943

8659

Los Angeles - Sun Valley

10807

20591

Los Angeles - Sunland

2748

13465

Los Angeles - Sycamore Square

48

7419

Los Angeles - Sylmar*

18561

22526

Los Angeles - Tarzana

4142

13415

Los Angeles - Temple-Beaudry

5887

14911

Los Angeles - Thai Town

1129

11510

Los Angeles - Toluca Lake

750

8617

Los Angeles - Toluca Terrace

181

13859

Los Angeles - Toluca Woods

155

8342

Los Angeles - Tujunga

3597

12934

Los Angeles - University Hills

319

9303

Los Angeles - University Park

4169

15184

Los Angeles - Valley Glen

4628

15418

Los Angeles - Valley Village

2797

11315

Los Angeles - Van Nuys*

16895

18129

Los Angeles - Venice

2665

7865

Los Angeles - Vermont Knolls

3383

19669

Los Angeles - Vermont Square

1726

22541

Los Angeles - Vermont Vista

8778

21313

Los Angeles - Vernon Central

12270

23597

Los Angeles - Victoria Park

1196

14240

Los Angeles - View Heights

297

8040

Los Angeles - Watts

8705

20399

Los Angeles - Wellington Square

689

14018

Los Angeles - West Adams

4633

16768

Los Angeles - West Hills

3948

9737

Los Angeles - West Los Angeles

3275

8702

Los Angeles - West Vernon

11517

21469

Los Angeles - Westchester

3569

6916

Los Angeles - Westlake

8772

14779

Los Angeles - Westwood

3716

6868

Los Angeles - Wholesale District*

8409

23275

Los Angeles - Wilmington

9830

17402

Los Angeles - Wilshire Center

6527

13010

Los Angeles - Winnetka

7968

15386

Los Angeles - Woodland Hills

6852

10068

Unincorporated - Acton

756

9484

Unincorporated - Agua Dulce

399

9596

Unincorporated - Altadena

4062

9312

Unincorporated - Anaverde

176

11671

Unincorporated - Angeles National Forest

39

3133

Unincorporated - Arcadia

732

9172

Unincorporated - Athens-Westmont

7640

18001

Unincorporated - Athens Village

1186

24219

Unincorporated - Avocado Heights

1275

18819

Unincorporated - Azusa

2693

16913

Unincorporated - Bassett

2898

19559

Unincorporated - Bouquet Canyon

64

5965

Unincorporated - Bradbury

52

48148

Unincorporated - Canyon Country

1145

14816

Unincorporated - Castaic*

4434

16307

Unincorporated - Cerritos

76

12947

Unincorporated - Charter Oak

0

0

Unincorporated - Claremont

51

7265

Unincorporated - Covina

2744

16315

Unincorporated - Covina (Charter Oak)

1827

13900

Unincorporated - Del Aire

389

8855

Unincorporated - Del Rey

41

12893

Unincorporated - Del Sur

244

10104

Unincorporated - Desert View Highlands

425

17048

Unincorporated - Duarte

950

21454

Unincorporated - East Covina

44

13374

Unincorporated - East La Mirada

641

12113

Unincorporated - East Lancaster

19

16667

Unincorporated - East Los Angeles

27697

22110

Unincorporated - East Pasadena

240

3748

Unincorporated - East Rancho Dominguez

3127

20427

Unincorporated - East Whittier

574

10818

Unincorporated - El Camino Village

978

11125

Unincorporated - El Monte

24

16552

Unincorporated - Elizabeth Lake

116

6984

Unincorporated - Florence-Firestone

15101

23338

Unincorporated - Franklin Canyon

1

8333

Unincorporated - Glendora

84

12727

Unincorporated - Hacienda Heights

6055

10827

Unincorporated - Harbor Gateway

0

0

Unincorporated - Hawthorne

355

14121

Unincorporated - Hi Vista

54

4918

Unincorporated - Kagel/Lopez Canyons

308

21813

Unincorporated - La Crescenta-Montrose

1442

7282

Unincorporated - La Habra Heights

16

2367

Unincorporated - La Rambla

323

15566

Unincorporated - La Verne*

202

9902

Unincorporated - Ladera Heights

554

7835

Unincorporated - Lake Hughes

57

8533

Unincorporated - Lake Los Angeles

1900

14622

Unincorporated - Lake Manor

182

11077

Unincorporated - Lakewood

0

0

Unincorporated - Lennox

3930

17434

Unincorporated - Leona Valley

151

8624

Unincorporated - Littlerock

644

16016

Unincorporated - Littlerock/Juniper Hills

144

11103

Unincorporated - Littlerock/Pearblossom

616

17260

Unincorporated - Llano

56

6385

Unincorporated - Marina del Rey

665

7066

Unincorporated - Miracle Mile

0

0

Unincorporated - Monrovia

445

11466

Unincorporated - Newhall

69

31364

Unincorporated - North Lancaster

196

16361

Unincorporated - North Whittier

1280

15311

Unincorporated - Northeast San Gabriel

1898

7896

Unincorporated - Padua Hills

14

6512

Unincorporated - Palmdale

127

15083

Unincorporated - Palos Verdes Peninsula

32

5153

Unincorporated - Pearblossom/Llano

175

8947

Unincorporated - Pellissier Village

190

30695

Unincorporated - Placerita Canyon

4

870

Unincorporated - Pomona

74

3818

Unincorporated - Quartz Hill

1622

12568

Unincorporated - Rancho Dominguez

474

17813

Unincorporated - Roosevelt

112

12030

Unincorporated - Rosewood

199

15474

Unincorporated - Rosewood/East Gardena

197

16513

Unincorporated - Rosewood/West Rancho Dominguez

603

17941

Unincorporated - Rowland Heights

4183

8198

Unincorporated - San Clemente Island

0

0

Unincorporated - San Francisquito Canyon/Bouquet Canyon

19

2214

Unincorporated - San Jose Hills

3900

19287

Unincorporated - San Pasqual

44

2162

Unincorporated - Sand Canyon

24

7792

Unincorporated - Santa Catalina Island

252

94382

Unincorporated - Santa Monica Mountains*

1009

5419

Unincorporated - Saugus

166

107097

Unincorporated - Saugus/Canyon Country

50

14045

Unincorporated - South Antelope Valley

43

9451

Unincorporated - South El Monte

389

21671

Unincorporated - South San Gabriel

1059

11969

Unincorporated - South Whittier

9660

16312

Unincorporated - Southeast Antelope Valley

107

13700

Unincorporated - Stevenson Ranch

1698

8099

Unincorporated - Sun Village

1056

17495

Unincorporated - Sunrise Village

210

16204

Unincorporated - Twin Lakes/Oat Mountain

136

8203

Unincorporated - Val Verde

423

12783

Unincorporated - Valencia

274

8919

Unincorporated - Valinda

4290

18356

Unincorporated - View Park/Windsor Hills

995

8552

Unincorporated - Walnut Park

3367

20857

Unincorporated - West Antelope Valley

64

4236

Unincorporated - West Carson

2717

12302

Unincorporated - West Chatsworth

4

33333

Unincorporated - West LA

210

22059

Unincorporated - West Puente Valley

1935

19675

Unincorporated - West Rancho Dominguez

232

17071

Unincorporated - West Whittier/Los Nietos

4860

18050

Unincorporated - Westfield/Academy Hills

62

4769

Unincorporated - Westhills

66

7867

Unincorporated - White Fence Farms

368

9992

Unincorporated - Whittier

371

9804

Unincorporated - Whittier Narrows

54

450000

Unincorporated - Willowbrook

7919

22682

Unincorporated - Wiseburn

641

10635

- Under Investigation

17265

These numbers are subject to change based on further investigation. 34 case previously reported were not in Public Health's jurisdiction.

* Means that case numbers include cases associated with correctional facility outbreaks located in the city/community.

**Rate is crude and is per 100,000. This represents the number of cases per 100,000 people and allows for the proportional comparison of cities of different sizes.

The Department of Public Health is committed to promoting health equity and ensuring optimal health and well-being for all 10 million residents of Los Angeles County. Through a variety of programs, community partnerships and services, Public Health oversees environmental health, disease control, and community and family health. Nationally accredited by the Public Health Accreditation Board, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health comprises nearly 4,500 employees and has an annual budget of $1.2 billion. To learn more about Los Angeles County Public Health, please visit www.publichea lth.lacounty.gov , and follow LA County Public Health on social media at twitter.com/l acounty.gov, and follow LA County Public Health on social media at twitter.com/lap ublichealth, facebook.co m/lapublichealth, instagra m.com/lapublichealth and youtube.com/ lapublichealth.




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