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For Immediate Release:

October 15, 2021

As Additional Booster Doses are Under Federal Review, Public Health Underscores Importance of Getting Vaccinated - 24 New Deaths and 1,229 New Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 in Los Angeles County

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee recommended booster doses of Johnson & Johnson for all adults given at least two months after the first dose. Yesterday, the committee recommended approval of the Moderna booster dose at least six months after completion of the two-dose series. The FDA will consider the committee’s recommendation and once the FDA authorizes the booster doses for Johnson & Johnson and Moderna, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will finalize and determine eligibility.

L.A. County will use its extensive network of over 1,400 vaccination sites and 400 mobile sites to administer doses to those eligible while prioritizing reaching those at most risk, including those not yet vaccinated. In addition to the 1.2 million individuals eligible for the Pfizer booster, are an estimated 948,000 individuals who completed the Moderna two-dose series prior to April 10 and 298,000 individuals who received one dose of Johnson & Johnson by April 10.

Out of the nearly 10.3 million L.A. County residents, including those who are not yet eligible for the vaccine, 60% are fully vaccinated. There continues to be room for improvement to increase vaccination coverage. The millions of individuals who remain unvaccinated unfortunately represent opportunities for viral transmission and mutation of the virus.

Today, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) confirms 24 new deaths and 1,229 new cases of COVID-19. Of the 24 new deaths reported today, seven people who passed away were over the age of 80, 13 people who died were between the ages of 65 and 79, two people who died were between the ages of 50 and 64, and two people who died were between the ages of 30 and 49. To date, Public Health has identified 1,475,694 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of L.A. County and a total of 26,395 deaths.

There are 658 people with COVID-19 currently hospitalized and 29% of these people are in the ICU. Testing results are available for nearly 8,850,000 individuals with 15% of people testing positive. Today’s test positivity rate is 1.0%.

"To all those who have lost friends, loved ones, and family, may time help you heal and find peace,” said Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd, Director of Public Health. “We can expect all COVID-19 vaccines available in the country to have a booster option in the near future. In the near future, we expect that millions more L.A. County residents will qualify for a booster. For those who are older, have underlying health conditions, or high risk of exposure at a worksite, please plan to get your booster once you are eligible. This will allow your immune system to mount a more effective response to the virus. As we prepare for colder weather and the holidays, getting a first, second or third dose of a COVID vaccine should be very high on our to do list.”

Vaccinations are widely available throughout L.A. County and are always free and open to eligible residents and workers regardless of immigration status. Anyone 12 and older living or working in L.A. County can get vaccinated. 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.

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

1475694

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

1397793

-- Long Beach

64532

-- Pasadena

13369

Deaths

26395

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

25010

-- Long Beach

1022

-- Pasadena

363

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

- 0 to 4

36751

- 5 to 11

77905

- 12 to 17

88432

- 18 to 29

331858

- 30 to 49

464282

- 50 to 64

257983

- 65 to 79

102930

- over 80

36815

- Under Investigation

837

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

- Female

704780

- Male

661131

- Other

745

- Under Investigation

31137

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

- American Indian/Alaska Native

2377

- Asian

66692

- Black

66985

- Hispanic/Latino

721711

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

5141

- White

171466

- Other

118312

- Under Investigation

245109

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

- Hospitalized (Ever)

104116

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

- American Indian/Alaska Native

55

- Asian

3283

- Black

2195

- Hispanic/Latino

13288

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

87

- White

5864

- Other

206

- Under Investigation

32

CITY / COMMUNITY**

Cases

Case Rate

City of Agoura Hills

1433

6862

City of Alhambra

8159

9408

City of Arcadia

3354

5807

City of Artesia

2435

14498

City of Avalon

32

827

City of Azusa

7402

14792

City of Baldwin Park

14625

19051

City of Bell

7542

20759

City of Bell Gardens

9072

21063

City of Bellflower

12975

16691

City of Beverly Hills

3611

10461

City of Bradbury

42

3929

City of Burbank

11164

10416

City of Calabasas

1764

7252

City of Carson

12030

12819

City of Cerritos

3739

7468

City of Claremont

2835

7771

City of Commerce*

2699

20652

City of Compton

19596

19615

City of Covina

7662

15627

City of Cudahy

5376

22081

City of Culver City

2913

7307

City of Diamond Bar

3995

6946

City of Downey

20376

17833

City of Duarte

2751

12495

City of El Monte

19069

16261

City of El Segundo

1069

6368

City of Gardena

7797

12717

City of Glendale

24603

11915

City of Glendora

5937

11252

City of Hawaiian Gardens

2573

17532

City of Hawthorne

12634

14230

City of Hermosa Beach

1559

7926

City of Hidden Hills

135

7143

City of Huntington Park

12376

20806

City of Industry

191

43707

City of Inglewood

16751

14748

City of Irwindale

303

20768

City of La Canada Flintridge

1080

5219

City of La Habra Heights

130

2383

City of La Mirada

5358

10803

City of La Puente

7482

18385

City of La Verne

3550

10666

City of Lakewood

9343

11626

City of Lancaster*

28250

17485

City of Lawndale

4270

12703

City of Lomita

1935

9335

City of Lynwood*

14899

20680

City of Malibu

667

5146

City of Manhattan Beach

2062

5728

City of Maywood

5749

20496

City of Monrovia

3976

10247

City of Montebello

11496

17858

City of Monterey Park

5590

8978

City of Norwalk

18499

17189

City of Palmdale

29591

18614

City of Palos Verdes Estates

667

4933

City of Paramount

11376

20306

City of Pico Rivera

12530

19492

City of Pomona

29133

18683

City of Rancho Palos Verdes

2121

4962

City of Redondo Beach

4106

5977

City of Rolling Hills

83

4278

City of Rolling Hills Estates

427

5263

City of Rosemead

5570

10063

City of San Dimas*

3972

11508

City of San Fernando

5985

24317

City of San Gabriel

3658

8932

City of San Marino

469

3532

City of Santa Clarita

26908

12207

City of Santa Fe Springs

3363

18313

City of Santa Monica

6631

7173

City of Sierra Madre

634

5769

City of Signal Hill

1450

12291

City of South El Monte

3834

18358

City of South Gate

21113

21510

City of South Pasadena

1703

6537

City of Temple City

2743

7524

City of Torrance

9667

6476

City of Vernon

141

67464

City of Walnut

2137

6999

City of West Covina

15166

14012

City of West Hollywood

3604

9753

City of Westlake Village

152

1818

City of Whittier

13100

14983

Los Angeles

601607

14874

Los Angeles - Adams-Normandie

1363

16618

Los Angeles - Alsace

1849

14857

Los Angeles - Angeles National Forest

5

12500

Los Angeles - Angelino Heights

345

13789

Los Angeles - Arleta

7866

22886

Los Angeles - Atwater Village

1717

11707

Los Angeles - Baldwin Hills

3579

11499

Los Angeles - Bel Air

563

6679

Los Angeles - Beverly Crest

889

7098

Los Angeles - Beverlywood

1290

9793

Los Angeles - Boyle Heights*

19251

22157

Los Angeles - Brentwood

2129

6878

Los Angeles - Brookside

46

7917

Los Angeles - Cadillac-Corning

863

12119

Los Angeles - Canoga Park

10932

16744

Los Angeles - Carthay

1295

9016

Los Angeles - Central

8374

21476

Los Angeles - Century City

859

6715

Los Angeles - Century Palms/Cove

7225

21397

Los Angeles - Chatsworth

4597

12404

Los Angeles - Cheviot Hills

651

7098

Los Angeles - Chinatown

940

11719

Los Angeles - Cloverdale/Cochran

1943

13351

Los Angeles - Country Club Park

1837

12123

Los Angeles - Crenshaw District

1852

13392

Los Angeles - Crestview

1307

11497

Los Angeles - Del Rey

2660

8886

Los Angeles - Downtown*

5340

19413

Los Angeles - Eagle Rock

4367

11031

Los Angeles - East Hollywood

3762

12845

Los Angeles - Echo Park

1668

11700

Los Angeles - El Sereno

7084

16944

Los Angeles - Elysian Park

651

11397

Los Angeles - Elysian Valley

1488

14630

Los Angeles - Encino

4545

10062

Los Angeles - Exposition

438

13169

Los Angeles - Exposition Park

7235

16107

Los Angeles - Faircrest Heights

371

10306

Los Angeles - Figueroa Park Square

1613

18496

Los Angeles - Florence-Firestone

10507

22146

Los Angeles - Glassell Park

4045

12799

Los Angeles - Gramercy Place

1724

16016

Los Angeles - Granada Hills

8106

13930

Los Angeles - Green Meadows

4509

20967

Los Angeles - Hancock Park

1417

8316

Los Angeles - Harbor City

3207

11032

Los Angeles - Harbor Gateway

5932

13606

Los Angeles - Harbor Pines

221

9174

Los Angeles - Harvard Heights

2871

15919

Los Angeles - Harvard Park

8303

21887

Los Angeles - Highland Park

6660

13763

Los Angeles - Historic Filipinotown

2346

16914

Los Angeles - Hollywood

7640

11193

Los Angeles - Hollywood Hills

2318

7875

Los Angeles - Hyde Park

4644

16271

Los Angeles - Jefferson Park

1348

16698

Los Angeles - Koreatown

6338

12261

Los Angeles - Lafayette Square

631

13841

Los Angeles - Lake Balboa

6496

15391

Los Angeles - Lakeview Terrace

2659

20247

Los Angeles - Leimert Park

2051

13462

Los Angeles - Lincoln Heights

5781

17735

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

2876

6772

Los Angeles - Marina Peninsula

236

5413

Los Angeles - Melrose

10033

12913

Los Angeles - Mid-city

1517

10093

Los Angeles - Miracle Mile

1429

7946

Los Angeles - Mission Hills

5039

20888

Los Angeles - Mt. Washington

3280

13585

Los Angeles - North Hills

10777

17502

Los Angeles - North Hollywood

24974

16493

Los Angeles - Northridge

9285

13303

Los Angeles - Pacific Palisades

1153

5415

Los Angeles - Pacoima

19145

24870

Los Angeles - Palisades Highlands

206

5356

Los Angeles - Palms

3427

7810

Los Angeles - Panorama City

15182

20175

Los Angeles - Park La Brea

900

6627

Los Angeles - Pico-Union

7831

18716

Los Angeles - Playa Del Rey

177

5538

Los Angeles - Playa Vista

861

7865

Los Angeles - Porter Ranch

3293

9253

Los Angeles - Rancho Park

517

7881

Los Angeles - Regent Square

327

11763

Los Angeles - Reseda

13516

17641

Los Angeles - Reseda Ranch

824

17774

Los Angeles - Reynier Village

341

8065

Los Angeles - San Pedro*

9359

11993

Los Angeles - Shadow Hills

504

11346

Los Angeles - Sherman Oaks

8167

9360

Los Angeles - Silverlake

4192

9509

Los Angeles - South Carthay

989

9335

Los Angeles - South Park

8286

21828

Los Angeles - St Elmo Village

780

17016

Los Angeles - Studio City

1943

8659

Los Angeles - Sun Valley

10819

20614

Los Angeles - Sunland

2755

13500

Los Angeles - Sycamore Square

48

7419

Los Angeles - Sylmar*

18575

22543

Los Angeles - Tarzana

4146

13428

Los Angeles - Temple-Beaudry

5889

14916

Los Angeles - Thai Town

1129

11510

Los Angeles - Toluca Lake

751

8628

Los Angeles - Toluca Terrace

181

13859

Los Angeles - Toluca Woods

155

8342

Los Angeles - Tujunga

3604

12959

Los Angeles - University Hills

319

9303

Los Angeles - University Park

4171

15192

Los Angeles - Valley Glen

4632

15432

Los Angeles - Valley Village

2800

11327

Los Angeles - Van Nuys*

16903

18137

Los Angeles - Venice

2666

7868

Los Angeles - Vermont Knolls

3385

19680

Los Angeles - Vermont Square

1726

22541

Los Angeles - Vermont Vista

8784

21328

Los Angeles - Vernon Central

12271

23599

Los Angeles - Victoria Park

1197

14252

Los Angeles - View Heights

297

8040

Los Angeles - Watts

8707

20404

Los Angeles - Wellington Square

689

14018

Los Angeles - West Adams

4638

16786

Los Angeles - West Hills

3953

9750

Los Angeles - West Los Angeles

3277

8707

Los Angeles - West Vernon

11522

21479

Los Angeles - Westchester

3570

6918

Los Angeles - Westlake

8774

14782

Los Angeles - Westwood

3718

6871

Los Angeles - Wholesale District*

8412

23283

Los Angeles - Wilmington

9835

17411

Los Angeles - Wilshire Center

6532

13020

Los Angeles - Winnetka

7980

15410

Los Angeles - Woodland Hills

6858

10077

Unincorporated - Acton

756

9484

Unincorporated - Agua Dulce

400

9620

Unincorporated - Altadena

4064

9317

Unincorporated - Anaverde

177

11737

Unincorporated - Angeles National Forest

39

3133

Unincorporated - Arcadia

735

9209

Unincorporated - Athens-Westmont

7656

18039

Unincorporated - Athens Village

1186

24219

Unincorporated - Avocado Heights

1275

18819

Unincorporated - Azusa

2694

16919

Unincorporated - Bassett

2901

19579

Unincorporated - Bouquet Canyon

64

5965

Unincorporated - Bradbury

52

48148

Unincorporated - Canyon Country

1147

14842

Unincorporated - Castaic*

4438

16322

Unincorporated - Cerritos

76

12947

Unincorporated - Charter Oak

0

0

Unincorporated - Claremont

52

7407

Unincorporated - Covina

2747

16333

Unincorporated - Covina (Charter Oak)

1828

13907

Unincorporated - Del Aire

390

8878

Unincorporated - Del Rey

41

12893

Unincorporated - Del Sur

245

10145

Unincorporated - Desert View Highlands

425

17048

Unincorporated - Duarte

951

21477

Unincorporated - East Covina

45

13678

Unincorporated - East La Mirada

643

12150

Unincorporated - East Lancaster

19

16667

Unincorporated - East Los Angeles

27716

22125

Unincorporated - East Pasadena

240

3748

Unincorporated - East Rancho Dominguez

3127

20427

Unincorporated - East Whittier

575

10837

Unincorporated - El Camino Village

979

11136

Unincorporated - El Monte

24

16552

Unincorporated - Elizabeth Lake

116

6984

Unincorporated - Florence-Firestone

15109

23351

Unincorporated - Franklin Canyon

1

8333

Unincorporated - Glendora

84

12727

Unincorporated - Hacienda Heights

6062

10839

Unincorporated - Harbor Gateway

0

0

Unincorporated - Hawthorne

355

14121

Unincorporated - Hi Vista

54

4918

Unincorporated - Kagel/Lopez Canyons

308

21813

Unincorporated - La Crescenta-Montrose

1445

7298

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

1901

14630

Unincorporated - Lake Manor

182

11077

Unincorporated - Lakewood

0

0

Unincorporated - Lennox

3933

17447

Unincorporated - Leona Valley

151

8624

Unincorporated - Littlerock

644

16016

Unincorporated - Littlerock/Juniper Hills

144

11103

Unincorporated - Littlerock/Pearblossom

617

17288

Unincorporated - Llano

56

6385

Unincorporated - Marina del Rey

668

7098

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

1900

7905

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

1625

12591

Unincorporated - Rancho Dominguez

475

17850

Unincorporated - Roosevelt

112

12030

Unincorporated - Rosewood

199

15474

Unincorporated - Rosewood/East Gardena

197

16513

Unincorporated - Rosewood/West Rancho Dominguez

601

17882

Unincorporated - Rowland Heights

4187

8206

Unincorporated - San Clemente Island

0

0

Unincorporated - San Francisquito Canyon/Bouquet Canyon

19

2214

Unincorporated - San Jose Hills

3903

19302

Unincorporated - San Pasqual

44

2162

Unincorporated - Sand Canyon

24

7792

Unincorporated - Santa Catalina Island

252

94382

Unincorporated - Santa Monica Mountains*

1010

5424

Unincorporated - Saugus

166

107097

Unincorporated - Saugus/Canyon Country

50

14045

Unincorporated - South Antelope Valley

43

9451

Unincorporated - South El Monte

390

21727

Unincorporated - South San Gabriel

1061

11991

Unincorporated - South Whittier

9660

16312

Unincorporated - Southeast Antelope Valley

107

13700

Unincorporated - Stevenson Ranch

1698

8099

Unincorporated - Sun Village

1057

17512

Unincorporated - Sunrise Village

210

16204

Unincorporated - Twin Lakes/Oat Mountain

136

8203

Unincorporated - Val Verde

423

12783

Unincorporated - Valencia

276

8984

Unincorporated - Valinda

4296

18382

Unincorporated - View Park/Windsor Hills

996

8560

Unincorporated - Walnut Park

3369

20870

Unincorporated - West Antelope Valley

64

4236

Unincorporated - West Carson

2718

12306

Unincorporated - West Chatsworth

4

33333

Unincorporated - West LA

210

22059

Unincorporated - West Puente Valley

1937

19695

Unincorporated - West Rancho Dominguez

232

17071

Unincorporated - West Whittier/Los Nietos

4866

18072

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

7933

22722

Unincorporated - Wiseburn

641

10635

- Under Investigation

17289

These numbers are subject to change based on further investigation. 53 cases and 1 death 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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