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For Immediate Release:

December 29, 2021

L.A. County Reaches More than 16,000 New Cases in Midst of Dual Delta & Omicron Surges - Public Health Reports 25 New Deaths and 16,510 New Positive Cases of Confirmed COVID-19 in Los Angeles County

With Delta and Omicron transmissions surging, L.A. County today reported more than 16,000 new cases in one of the highest daily case counts of the pandemic.

Over the past week, Public Health reported cases have increased 91% (from 8,633 to 16,510), test positivity rates have more than doubled from 8.7% to 17.6%, and daily hospitalizations have jumped over 30% (from 770 to 1,069).

As of December 25th, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revised estimates on variant prevalence, with Omicron now estimated to account for 59% of all U.S. infections and Delta for 41% of infections. In the week ending December 18th, 54% of L.A. County sequenced positive cases were Omicron variants.

Keeping family members, the community, and those most vulnerable safe from the quickly spreading Omicron and Delta variants is of paramount importance. Public Health urges residents to scale down New Year’s plans by limiting gatherings to a very small number of people where everyone is fully vaccinated and boosted if eligible. Large, crowded events are just too risky this holiday. Individuals who are sick should remain isolated from others, and everyone should wear a mask, even when indoors, if gathering with people not in your household. Vaccinations and boosters remain the best protection against severe illness and disease from COVID.

“I send my heartfelt condolences to everyone mourning the loss of a loved one to COVID-19,” said Dr. Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd, Director of Public Health. “As cases continue to rise, it is important that we all use the tools available to help us curb the spread. As we get ready to welcome the new year, this includes re-thinking party plans, limiting time indoors with non-household members, and isolating from others if feeling sick. And always wear a medical grade mask when in close contact with others outside your household. With increasing evidence that vaccinated, and where eligible, boosted individuals have significant protection against severe COVID illness, the best way to limit heartache during one of the worst COVID surges, is to get vaccinated and boosted as quickly as possible.”

Today, Public Health confirmed 25 additional deaths and 16,510 new cases of COVID-19. Of the 25 new deaths reported today, one person who died was between the ages of 30 and 49, six were between the ages of 50 and 64, ten were between the ages of 65-79 and seven were over the age of 80 years old. Of the 25 newly reported deaths, 21 had underlying conditions. To date, the total number of deaths in L.A. County is 27,601. Information on the one death reported by the city of Long Beach is available at LongBeach.gov

Public Health has identified a total 1,649,376 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of L.A. County. Today’s positivity rate is 17.6%.

There are 1,069 people with COVID-19 currently hospitalized. Testing results are available for more than 9,988,700 individuals, with 15% of people testing positive.

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:

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 Dashboards

Please see additional information below:
Cases through 6:00pm 12/28/2021

Total Cases

NEW

Laboratory Confirmed Cases

1649376

16510

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

1562349

14556

-- Long Beach

71,791

1413

-- Pasadena

15,236

541

Deaths

27601

25

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

26163

24

-- Long Beach

1068

1

-- Pasadena

370

0

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

- 0 to 4

41442

- 5 to 11

91049

- 12 to 17

99428

- 18 to 29

375710

- 30 to 49

523585

- 50 to 64

280477

- 65 to 79

110721

- over 80

38977

- Under Investigation

960

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

- Female

786354

- Male

737829

- Other

801

- Under Investigation

37365

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

- American Indian/Alaska Native

2721

- Asian

78162

- Black

79321

- Hispanic/Latino

775905

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

5982

- White

208362

- Other

137081

- Under Investigation

274815

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

- Hospitalized (Ever)

110862

**DATA Under reported

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

- American Indian/Alaska Native

61

- Asian

3376

- Black

2339

- Hispanic/Latino

13829

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

97

- White

6223

- Other

203

- Under Investigation

35

CITY / COMMUNITY**

Cases

Case Rate

City of Agoura Hills

1801

8624

City of Alhambra

9322

10749

City of Arcadia

3926

6798

City of Artesia

2608

15528

City of Avalon

36

930

City of Azusa

8135

16257

City of Baldwin Park

15457

20134

City of Bell

8029

22099

City of Bell Gardens

9472

21992

City of Bellflower

14035

18055

City of Beverly Hills

4790

13876

City of Bradbury

44

4116

City of Burbank

13051

12177

City of Calabasas

2236

9193

City of Carson

13510

14396

City of Cerritos

4405

8798

City of Claremont

3336

9144

City of Commerce*

2855

21846

City of Compton

20879

20899

City of Covina

8628

17597

City of Cudahy

5682

23338

City of Culver City

3760

9432

City of Diamond Bar

4574

7953

City of Downey

22161

19395

City of Duarte

3046

13835

City of El Monte

20255

17272

City of El Segundo

1449

8632

City of Gardena

8794

14344

City of Glendale

28167

13641

City of Glendora

6779

12848

City of Hawaiian Gardens

2722

18547

City of Hawthorne

13888

15642

City of Hermosa Beach

1964

9985

City of Hidden Hills

175

9259

City of Huntington Park

13105

22031

City of Industry

204

46682

City of Inglewood

18535

16319

City of Irwindale

335

22961

City of La Canada Flintridge

1393

6732

City of La Habra Heights

133

2438

City of La Mirada

6007

12111

City of La Puente

7987

19626

City of La Verne

4080

12259

City of Lakewood

10534

13108

City of Lancaster*

31949

19774

City of Lawndale

4740

14101

City of Lomita

2207

10647

City of Lynwood*

15876

22036

City of Malibu

964

7438

City of Manhattan Beach

2773

7703

City of Maywood

6091

21716

City of Monrovia

4530

11675

City of Montebello

12422

19296

City of Monterey Park

6204

9964

City of Norwalk

20029

18611

City of Palmdale

32663

20547

City of Palos Verdes Estates

837

6190

City of Paramount

12129

21650

City of Pico Rivera

13504

21007

City of Pomona

31589

20258

City of Rancho Palos Verdes

2552

5970

City of Redondo Beach

5200

7569

City of Rolling Hills

106

5464

City of Rolling Hills Estates

531

6545

City of Rosemead

6068

10963

City of San Dimas*

4489

13006

City of San Fernando

6447

26195

City of San Gabriel

4129

10082

City of San Marino

626

4715

City of Santa Clarita

31568

14321

City of Santa Fe Springs

3674

20007

City of Santa Monica

9191

9942

City of Sierra Madre

793

7216

City of Signal Hill

1643

13927

City of South El Monte

4066

19469

City of South Gate

22573

22997

City of South Pasadena

2124

8153

City of Temple City

3104

8515

City of Torrance

11503

7706

City of Vernon

148

70813

City of Walnut

2461

8060

City of West Covina

16838

15557

City of West Hollywood

4972

13456

City of Westlake Village

176

2105

City of Whittier

14377

16444

Los Angeles

675862

16710

Los Angeles - Adams-Normandie

1496

18239

Los Angeles - Alsace

2031

16320

Los Angeles - Angeles National Forest

5

12500

Los Angeles - Angelino Heights

401

16027

Los Angeles - Arleta

8341

24268

Los Angeles - Atwater Village

2013

13726

Los Angeles - Baldwin Hills

4105

13189

Los Angeles - Bel Air

810

9610

Los Angeles - Beverly Crest

1299

10371

Los Angeles - Beverlywood

1696

12875

Los Angeles - Boyle Heights*

20295

23359

Los Angeles - Brentwood

3046

9840

Los Angeles - Brookside

60

10327

Los Angeles - Cadillac-Corning

983

13804

Los Angeles - Canoga Park

11902

18230

Los Angeles - Carthay

1726

12017

Los Angeles - Central

8767

22484

Los Angeles - Century City

1110

8677

Los Angeles - Century Palms/Cove

7781

23044

Los Angeles - Chatsworth

5213

14066

Los Angeles - Cheviot Hills

875

9541

Los Angeles - Chinatown

1111

13851

Los Angeles - Cloverdale/Cochran

2212

15200

Los Angeles - Country Club Park

2070

13661

Los Angeles - Crenshaw District

2100

15185

Los Angeles - Crestview

1646

14479

Los Angeles - Del Rey

3319

11087

Los Angeles - Downtown*

6554

23827

Los Angeles - Eagle Rock

5052

12761

Los Angeles - East Hollywood

4210

14375

Los Angeles - Echo Park

1992

13973

Los Angeles - El Sereno

7798

18652

Los Angeles - Elysian Park

776

13585

Los Angeles - Elysian Valley

1631

16036

Los Angeles - Encino

5646

12499

Los Angeles - Exposition

495

14883

Los Angeles - Exposition Park

7920

17633

Los Angeles - Faircrest Heights

466

12944

Los Angeles - Figueroa Park Square

1751

20078

Los Angeles - Florence-Firestone

11161

23524

Los Angeles - Glassell Park

4580

14492

Los Angeles - Gramercy Place

1913

17772

Los Angeles - Granada Hills

9118

15669

Los Angeles - Green Meadows

4818

22404

Los Angeles - Hancock Park

1806

10599

Los Angeles - Harbor City

3599

12380

Los Angeles - Harbor Gateway

6540

15000

Los Angeles - Harbor Pines

242

10046

Los Angeles - Harvard Heights

3071

17028

Los Angeles - Harvard Park

8860

23356

Los Angeles - Highland Park

7563

15629

Los Angeles - Historic Filipinotown

2559

18450

Los Angeles - Hollywood

9614

14086

Los Angeles - Hollywood Hills

3127

10624

Los Angeles - Hyde Park

5163

18090

Los Angeles - Jefferson Park

1470

18209

Los Angeles - Koreatown

7008

13557

Los Angeles - Lafayette Square

701

15376

Los Angeles - Lake Balboa

7145

16929

Los Angeles - Lakeview Terrace

2853

21724

Los Angeles - Leimert Park

2353

15445

Los Angeles - Lincoln Heights

6232

19118

Los Angeles - Little Armenia

1465

18255

Los Angeles - Little Bangladesh

3629

12804

Los Angeles - Little Tokyo

590

18832

Los Angeles - Longwood

767

17821

Los Angeles - Los Feliz

2068

9571

Los Angeles - Manchester Square

1381

16179

Los Angeles - Mandeville Canyon

281

8995

Los Angeles - Mar Vista

3800

8947

Los Angeles - Marina Peninsula

351

8050

Los Angeles - Melrose

12010

15458

Los Angeles - Mid-city

1825

12142

Los Angeles - Miracle Mile

1942

10798

Los Angeles - Mission Hills

5533

22936

Los Angeles - Mt. Washington

3694

15299

Los Angeles - North Hills

11547

18753

Los Angeles - North Hollywood

27925

18442

Los Angeles - Northridge

10484

15021

Los Angeles - Pacific Palisades

1642

7712

Los Angeles - Pacoima

20173

26206

Los Angeles - Palisades Highlands

283

7358

Los Angeles - Palms

4372

9964

Los Angeles - Panorama City

16107

21405

Los Angeles - Park La Brea

1168

8601

Los Angeles - Pico-Union

8322

19889

Los Angeles - Playa Del Rey

241

7541

Los Angeles - Playa Vista

1190

10871

Los Angeles - Porter Ranch

3840

10790

Los Angeles - Rancho Park

729

11113

Los Angeles - Regent Square

380

13669

Los Angeles - Reseda

14836

19364

Los Angeles - Reseda Ranch

880

18982

Los Angeles - Reynier Village

418

9886

Los Angeles - San Pedro*

10567

13541

Los Angeles - Shadow Hills

587

13215

Los Angeles - Sherman Oaks

10313

11820

Los Angeles - Silverlake

5222

11846

Los Angeles - South Carthay

1326

12515

Los Angeles - South Park

8745

23037

Los Angeles - St Elmo Village

838

18281

Los Angeles - Studio City

2547

11350

Los Angeles - Sun Valley

11625

22150

Los Angeles - Sunland

3121

15293

Los Angeles - Sycamore Square

66

10201

Los Angeles - Sylmar*

20190

24503

Los Angeles - Tarzana

4745

15368

Los Angeles - Temple-Beaudry

6511

16491

Los Angeles - Thai Town

1308

13335

Los Angeles - Toluca Lake

941

10811

Los Angeles - Toluca Terrace

219

16769

Los Angeles - Toluca Woods

195

10495

Los Angeles - Tujunga

4057

14588

Los Angeles - University Hills

387

11286

Los Angeles - University Park

4697

17107

Los Angeles - Valley Glen

5192

17297

Los Angeles - Valley Village

3459

13993

Los Angeles - Van Nuys*

18111

19434

Los Angeles - Venice

3822

11279

Los Angeles - Vermont Knolls

3639

21157

Los Angeles - Vermont Square

1858

24265

Los Angeles - Vermont Vista

9318

22624

Los Angeles - Vernon Central

12844

24701

Los Angeles - Victoria Park

1305

15538

Los Angeles - View Heights

383

10368

Los Angeles - Watts

9214

21592

Los Angeles - Wellington Square

762

15504

Los Angeles - West Adams

5028

18198

Los Angeles - West Hills

4732

11671

Los Angeles - West Los Angeles

4308

11446

Los Angeles - West Vernon

12271

22875

Los Angeles - Westchester

4655

9021

Los Angeles - Westlake

9500

16005

Los Angeles - Westwood

4807

8884

Los Angeles - Wholesale District*

9747

26978

Los Angeles - Wilmington

10600

18765

Los Angeles - Wilshire Center

7205

14361

Los Angeles - Winnetka

8737

16871

Los Angeles - Woodland Hills

8232

12096

Unincorporated - Acton

908

11391

Unincorporated - Agua Dulce

468

11255

Unincorporated - Altadena

4729

10841

Unincorporated - Anaverde

197

13064

Unincorporated - Angeles National Forest

48

3855

Unincorporated - Arcadia

815

10212

Unincorporated - Athens-Westmont

8287

19525

Unincorporated - Athens Village

1284

26220

Unincorporated - Avocado Heights

1360

20074

Unincorporated - Azusa

2996

18816

Unincorporated - Bassett

3093

20875

Unincorporated - Bouquet Canyon

91

8481

Unincorporated - Bradbury

52

48148

Unincorporated - Canyon Country

1388

17961

Unincorporated - Castaic*

4917

18083

Unincorporated - Cerritos

85

14480

Unincorporated - Charter Oak

0

0

Unincorporated - Claremont

58

8262

Unincorporated - Covina

3009

17890

Unincorporated - Covina (Charter Oak)

2016

15338

Unincorporated - Del Aire

476

10835

Unincorporated - Del Rey

49

15409

Unincorporated - Del Sur

302

12505

Unincorporated - Desert View Highlands

478

19174

Unincorporated - Duarte

996

22493

Unincorporated - East Covina

52

15805

Unincorporated - East La Mirada

716

13530

Unincorporated - East Lancaster

19

16667

Unincorporated - East Los Angeles

29284

23377

Unincorporated - East Pasadena

253

3951

Unincorporated - East Rancho Dominguez

3296

21531

Unincorporated - East Whittier

654

12326

Unincorporated - El Camino Village

1096

12467

Unincorporated - El Monte

25

17241

Unincorporated - Elizabeth Lake

133

8007

Unincorporated - Florence-Firestone

15776

24381

Unincorporated - Franklin Canyon

1

8333

Unincorporated - Glendora

96

14545

Unincorporated - Hacienda Heights

6707

11993

Unincorporated - Harbor Gateway

0

0

Unincorporated - Hawthorne

374

14877

Unincorporated - Hi Vista

81

7377

Unincorporated - Kagel/Lopez Canyons

330

23371

Unincorporated - La Crescenta-Montrose

1676

8464

Unincorporated - La Habra Heights

16

2367

Unincorporated - La Rambla

360

17349

Unincorporated - La Verne*

241

11814

Unincorporated - Ladera Heights

709

10027

Unincorporated - Lake Hughes

78

11677

Unincorporated - Lake Los Angeles

2074

15961

Unincorporated - Lake Manor

197

11990

Unincorporated - Lakewood

0

0

Unincorporated - Lennox

4213

18690

Unincorporated - Leona Valley

189

10794

Unincorporated - Littlerock

723

17981

Unincorporated - Littlerock/Juniper Hills

177

13647

Unincorporated - Littlerock/Pearblossom

654

18324

Unincorporated - Llano

62

7070

Unincorporated - Marina del Rey

971

10318

Unincorporated - Miracle Mile

0

0

Unincorporated - Monrovia

496

12780

Unincorporated - Newhall

70

31818

Unincorporated - North Lancaster

222

18531

Unincorporated - North Whittier

1397

16711

Unincorporated - Northeast San Gabriel

2155

8966

Unincorporated - Padua Hills

15

6977

Unincorporated - Palmdale

142

16865

Unincorporated - Palos Verdes Peninsula

37

5958

Unincorporated - Pearblossom/Llano

207

10583

Unincorporated - Pellissier Village

202

32633

Unincorporated - Placerita Canyon

5

1087

Unincorporated - Pomona

86

4438

Unincorporated - Quartz Hill

1965

15225

Unincorporated - Rancho Dominguez

532

19992

Unincorporated - Roosevelt

121

12997

Unincorporated - Rosewood

217

16874

Unincorporated - Rosewood/East Gardena

213

17854

Unincorporated - Rosewood/West Rancho Dominguez

646

19220

Unincorporated - Rowland Heights

4633

9080

Unincorporated - San Clemente Island

0

0

Unincorporated - San Francisquito Canyon/Bouquet Canyon

23

2681

Unincorporated - San Jose Hills

4103

20291

Unincorporated - San Pasqual

45

2211

Unincorporated - Sand Canyon

25

8117

Unincorporated - Santa Catalina Island

287

107491

Unincorporated - Santa Monica Mountains*

1369

7352

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

1170

13223

Unincorporated - South Whittier

10425

17603

Unincorporated - Southeast Antelope Valley

116

14853

Unincorporated - Stevenson Ranch

2170

10350

Unincorporated - Sun Village

1157

19168

Unincorporated - Sunrise Village

233

17978

Unincorporated - Twin Lakes/Oat Mountain

165

9952

Unincorporated - Val Verde

477

14415

Unincorporated - Valencia

359

11686

Unincorporated - Valinda

4623

19781

Unincorporated - View Park/Windsor Hills

1257

10804

Unincorporated - Walnut Park

3597

22282

Unincorporated - West Antelope Valley

81

5361

Unincorporated - West Carson

3051

13814

Unincorporated - West Chatsworth

4

33333

Unincorporated - West LA

232

24370

Unincorporated - West Puente Valley

2090

21251

Unincorporated - West Rancho Dominguez

248

18249

Unincorporated - West Whittier/Los Nietos

5218

19380

Unincorporated - Westfield/Academy Hills

73

5615

Unincorporated - Westhills

78

9297

Unincorporated - White Fence Farms

456

12381

Unincorporated - Whittier

411

10862

Unincorporated - Whittier Narrows

55

458333

Unincorporated - Willowbrook

8467

24252

Unincorporated - Wiseburn

737

12228

- Under Investigation

21966




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