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For Immediate Release:

January 14, 2022

Hospitalizations Rise as Omicron Continues Spreading Throughout LA County - 40,535 New Positive Cases and 48 New Deaths Due to COVID-19 in Los Angeles County

With hospitalizations rising and many emergency departments requesting ambulance diversions at some point during the day, Public Health urges all residents to help preserve the existing capacity of LA County hospitals by not going to the emergency departments for COVID testing or mild illness.

For those who are experiencing mild illness, please contact your primary care provider or schedule a visit at a clinic. Residents needing a COVID test can visit covid19.lacounty.gov/testing to find a convenient testing location near you. This will ensure that those needing emergency care can get services at the closest emergency department or get a quick response when they call 911.

Currently, LA County is averaging 629 new COVID-19 admissions daily, with 4,257 people currently hospitalized with COVID-19, the highest number since February 5th, 2021. Six hundred of these patients are currently in the ICU, making up nearly 25% of all ICU patients. This is higher than the level witnessed during the Delta surge, where COVID patients comprised 20% of ICU patients.

The proportion of ventilated patients with COVID-19 has also nearly tripled since the beginning of December, with one-in five patients currently ventilated diagnosed with COVID. More than 80% of all adult ICU beds in LA County are currently occupied

“I join with others sending condolences to all those grieving the loss of a loved one from COVID-19 at this time,” said Dr. Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd, Director of Public Health. “As Omicron surges across LA County, there are mounting challenges and frustrations affecting so many. The enormous strain experienced by our health care personnel can be alleviated by reducing the transmission of the virus so that less people are seeking medical care. And while it may feel like there isn’t much we can do to keep ourselves and others from getting infected, and that it isn’t a big deal to get infected, neither are an accurate assessment of the current situation. Avoiding non-essential activities where the risk for transmission is high because people are crowded together indoors and unmasked will reduce your exposures. Wearing a high grade and well-fitting mask will block COVID virus particles. And given that unvaccinated people are between 2 and 4 times more likely to get infected than those vaccinated, getting vaccinated and boosted will lead to less spread. With thousands of people seriously ill with COVID and deaths increasing daily, it is too risky for too many people to not continue to take precautions and make strategic decisions to minimize community transmission.”

Today, Public Health confirmed 48 additional deaths and 40,535 new cases of COVID-19. Of the 48 new deaths reported today, four were between the ages of 30-49, 12 people were between the ages of 50 and 64, 11 were between the ages of 65-79, and 20 were over the age of 80 years old. Of the 48 newly reported deaths, 38 had underlying conditions. To date, the total number of deaths in L.A. County are 27,942.

Public Health has identified a total 2,172,008 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of L.A. County. Today’s positivity rate is 19%.

There are 4,257 people with COVID-19 currently hospitalized. Testing results are available for more than 10,537,000 individuals, with 19% of people testing positive.

To keep workplaces and schools open, residents and workers are asked to:

· Adhere to masking requirements when indoors or at crowded outdoor spaces, regardless of vaccination status.

· Remain home when sick, isolate if positive and quarantine when in close contact.

Residents are legally required to be isolated if they have a positive COVID test result and vaccinated close contacts with symptoms and unvaccinated close contacts need to be quarantined.

For updated isolation and quarantine guidance, please visit www.publichealth.lacounty.gov

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:

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:

Please see additional information below:

Total Cases

Laboratory Confirmed Cases

2,172,008

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

2,061,859

-- Long Beach

89,497

-- Pasadena

20,652

Deaths

27,942

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

26,482

-- Long Beach

1,083

-- Pasadena

377

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

- 0 to 4

57375

- 5 to 11

157448

- 12 to 17

159060

- 18 to 29

484870

- 30 to 49

674325

- 50 to 64

349656

- 65 to 79

133418

- over 80

44354

- Under Investigation

1353

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

- Female

1045756

- Male

959618

- Other

855

- Under Investigation

55630

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

- American Indian/Alaska Native

3559

- Asian

113716

- Black

105717

- Hispanic/Latino

972723

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

10173

- White

268844

- Other

205233

- Under Investigation

381894

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

- Hospitalized (Ever)

114797

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

- American Indian/Alaska Native

63

- Asian

3407

- Black

2373

- Hispanic/Latino

13952

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

95

- White

6347

- Other

209

- Under Investigation

36

CITY / COMMUNITY**

Cases

Case Rate

City of Agoura Hills

2479

11871

City of Alhambra

12671

14611

City of Arcadia

5887

10193

City of Artesia

3204

19077

City of Avalon

46

1189

City of Azusa

10581

21145

City of Baldwin Park

18562

24179

City of Bell

10268

28262

City of Bell Gardens

11029

25607

City of Bellflower

18070

23246

City of Beverly Hills

6429

18624

City of Bradbury

49

4584

City of Burbank

17396

16231

City of Calabasas

3029

12453

City of Carson

19486

20764

City of Cerritos

6265

12513

City of Claremont

4556

12488

City of Commerce*

3494

26735

City of Compton

25847

25872

City of Covina

11536

23527

City of Cudahy

7521

30891

City of Culver City

5479

13744

City of Diamond Bar

6656

11573

City of Downey

28167

24651

City of Duarte

4017

18246

City of El Monte

25085

21391

City of El Segundo

2188

13035

City of Gardena

12229

19946

City of Glendale

35648

17264

City of Glendora

9195

17427

City of Hawaiian Gardens

3304

22513

City of Hawthorne

18086

20370

City of Hermosa Beach

2689

13671

City of Hidden Hills

214

11323

City of Huntington Park

16768

28189

City of Industry

256

58581

City of Inglewood

23854

21002

City of Irwindale

430

29472

City of La Canada Flintridge

2159

10433

City of La Habra Heights

143

2621

City of La Mirada

7925

15978

City of La Puente

9829

24152

City of La Verne

5647

16967

City of Lakewood

14319

17818

City of Lancaster*

38652

23923

City of Lawndale

6367

18942

City of Lomita

3233

15597

City of Lynwood*

19209

26662

City of Malibu

1599

12337

City of Manhattan Beach

3933

10925

City of Maywood

7810

27844

City of Monrovia

6219

16028

City of Montebello

15418

23950

City of Monterey Park

8576

13774

City of Norwalk

25267

23478

City of Palmdale

40277

25337

City of Palos Verdes Estates

1199

8867

City of Paramount

14702

26243

City of Pico Rivera

16655

25908

City of Pomona

40116

25727

City of Rancho Palos Verdes

3837

8976

City of Redondo Beach

7732

11255

City of Rolling Hills

157

8093

City of Rolling Hills Estates

767

9454

City of Rosemead

8009

14470

City of San Dimas*

6160

17847

City of San Fernando

8243

33492

City of San Gabriel

5505

13442

City of San Marino

1034

7788

City of Santa Clarita

42317

19198

City of Santa Fe Springs

4870

26519

City of Santa Monica

12965

14024

City of Sierra Madre

1145

10420

City of Signal Hill

2229

18895

City of South El Monte

5024

24056

City of South Gate

28909

29452

City of South Pasadena

2998

11507

City of Temple City

4553

12489

City of Torrance

16974

11371

City of Vernon

198

94737

City of Walnut

3477

11388

City of West Covina

22443

20735

City of West Hollywood

6422

17380

City of Westlake Village

218

2608

City of Whittier

18247

20870

Los Angeles

897925

22201

Los Angeles - Adams-Normandie

1935

23592

Los Angeles - Alsace

2712

21792

Los Angeles - Angeles National Forest

6

15000

Los Angeles - Angelino Heights

490

19584

Los Angeles - Arleta

10841

31542

Los Angeles - Atwater Village

2752

18764

Los Angeles - Baldwin Hills

5651

18156

Los Angeles - Bel Air

1140

13525

Los Angeles - Beverly Crest

1825

14571

Los Angeles - Beverlywood

2297

17437

Los Angeles - Boyle Heights*

25585

29447

Los Angeles - Brentwood

4301

13894

Los Angeles - Brookside

74

12737

Los Angeles - Cadillac-Corning

1399

19646

Los Angeles - Canoga Park

15605

23901

Los Angeles - Carthay

2307

16062

Los Angeles - Central

11215

28762

Los Angeles - Century City

1668

13039

Los Angeles - Century Palms/Cove

10412

30836

Los Angeles - Chatsworth

7194

19411

Los Angeles - Cheviot Hills

1209

13183

Los Angeles - Chinatown

1498

18676

Los Angeles - Cloverdale/Cochran

2999

20607

Los Angeles - Country Club Park

2685

17719

Los Angeles - Crenshaw District

2954

21361

Los Angeles - Crestview

2219

19520

Los Angeles - Del Rey

4672

15607

Los Angeles - Downtown*

8916

32414

Los Angeles - Eagle Rock

6844

17288

Los Angeles - East Hollywood

5556

18971

Los Angeles - Echo Park

2540

17817

Los Angeles - El Sereno

10232

24474

Los Angeles - Elysian Park

1046

18312

Los Angeles - Elysian Valley

2080

20450

Los Angeles - Encino

7888

17462

Los Angeles - Exposition

700

21046

Los Angeles - Exposition Park

10626

23657

Los Angeles - Faircrest Heights

669

18583

Los Angeles - Figueroa Park Square

2345

26889

Los Angeles - Florence-Firestone

14759

31108

Los Angeles - Glassell Park

6109

19330

Los Angeles - Gramercy Place

2588

24043

Los Angeles - Granada Hills

12424

21350

Los Angeles - Green Meadows

6414

29826

Los Angeles - Hancock Park

2585

15171

Los Angeles - Harbor City

5201

17891

Los Angeles - Harbor Gateway

9051

20759

Los Angeles - Harbor Pines

363

15068

Los Angeles - Harvard Heights

3905

21652

Los Angeles - Harvard Park

11434

30141

Los Angeles - Highland Park

10004

20673

Los Angeles - Historic Filipinotown

3275

23612

Los Angeles - Hollywood

12549

18386

Los Angeles - Hollywood Hills

4135

14048

Los Angeles - Hyde Park

7003

24537

Los Angeles - Jefferson Park

1918

23758

Los Angeles - Koreatown

9199

17795

Los Angeles - Lafayette Square

929

20377

Los Angeles - Lake Balboa

9498

22504

Los Angeles - Lakeview Terrace

3632

27656

Los Angeles - Leimert Park

3199

20998

Los Angeles - Lincoln Heights

7797

23919

Los Angeles - Little Armenia

1777

22143

Los Angeles - Little Bangladesh

4837

17066

Los Angeles - Little Tokyo

753

24034

Los Angeles - Longwood

1014

23559

Los Angeles - Los Feliz

2844

13162

Los Angeles - Manchester Square

1871

21919

Los Angeles - Mandeville Canyon

400

12804

Los Angeles - Mar Vista

5486

12917

Los Angeles - Marina Peninsula

496

11376

Los Angeles - Melrose

15406

19829

Los Angeles - Mid-city

2532

16846

Los Angeles - Miracle Mile

2656

14768

Los Angeles - Mission Hills

7479

31002

Los Angeles - Mt. Washington

4862

20137

Los Angeles - North Hills

15477

25135

Los Angeles - North Hollywood

36281

23960

Los Angeles - Northridge

14544

20838

Los Angeles - Pacific Palisades

2352

11047

Los Angeles - Pacoima

25329

32904

Los Angeles - Palisades Highlands

435

11310

Los Angeles - Palms

6160

14039

Los Angeles - Panorama City

20782

27617

Los Angeles - Park La Brea

1659

12216

Los Angeles - Pico-Union

10475

25035

Los Angeles - Playa Del Rey

332

10388

Los Angeles - Playa Vista

1742

15913

Los Angeles - Porter Ranch

5450

15314

Los Angeles - Rancho Park

1039

15838

Los Angeles - Regent Square

520

18705

Los Angeles - Reseda

19404

25326

Los Angeles - Reseda Ranch

1109

23921

Los Angeles - Reynier Village

630

14901

Los Angeles - San Pedro*

15134

19393

Los Angeles - Shadow Hills

775

17447

Los Angeles - Sherman Oaks

14389

16491

Los Angeles - Silverlake

7261

16471

Los Angeles - South Carthay

1773

16734

Los Angeles - South Park

11241

29612

Los Angeles - St Elmo Village

1084

23647

Los Angeles - Studio City

3460

15419

Los Angeles - Sun Valley

14932

28451

Los Angeles - Sunland

4021

19703

Los Angeles - Sycamore Square

90

13910

Los Angeles - Sylmar*

26234

31838

Los Angeles - Tarzana

6132

19860

Los Angeles - Temple-Beaudry

8335

21111

Los Angeles - Thai Town

1689

17219

Los Angeles - Toluca Lake

1299

14924

Los Angeles - Toluca Terrace

283

21669

Los Angeles - Toluca Woods

252

13563

Los Angeles - Tujunga

5251

18882

Los Angeles - University Hills

550

16040

Los Angeles - University Park

6325

23037

Los Angeles - Valley Glen

6850

22821

Los Angeles - Valley Village

4691

18977

Los Angeles - Van Nuys*

23544

25263

Los Angeles - Venice

5158

15222

Los Angeles - Vermont Knolls

4806

27942

Los Angeles - Vermont Square

2412

31501

Los Angeles - Vermont Vista

11966

29054

Los Angeles - Vernon Central

16443

31622

Los Angeles - Victoria Park

1703

20276

Los Angeles - View Heights

557

15079

Los Angeles - Watts

12237

28676

Los Angeles - Wellington Square

1041

21180

Los Angeles - West Adams

6497

23514

Los Angeles - West Hills

6540

16130

Los Angeles - West Los Angeles

5909

15700

Los Angeles - West Vernon

15783

29422

Los Angeles - Westchester

6800

13178

Los Angeles - Westlake

12680

21363

Los Angeles - Westwood

7298

13488

Los Angeles - Wholesale District*

11997

33206

Los Angeles - Wilmington

14524

25712

Los Angeles - Wilshire Center

9537

19009

Los Angeles - Winnetka

11766

22720

Los Angeles - Woodland Hills

11125

16347

Unincorporated - Acton

1148

14402

Unincorporated - Agua Dulce

601

14454

Unincorporated - Altadena

6391

14652

Unincorporated - Anaverde

239

15849

Unincorporated - Angeles National Forest

56

4498

Unincorporated - Arcadia

1114

13958

Unincorporated - Athens-Westmont

10979

25868

Unincorporated - Athens Village

1753

35797

Unincorporated - Avocado Heights

1723

25432

Unincorporated - Azusa

3825

24022

Unincorporated - Bassett

3792

25592

Unincorporated - Bouquet Canyon

108

10065

Unincorporated - Bradbury

54

50000

Unincorporated - Canyon Country

1962

25388

Unincorporated - Castaic*

5912

21742

Unincorporated - Cerritos

114

19421

Unincorporated - Charter Oak

1

5000

Unincorporated - Claremont

73

10399

Unincorporated - Covina

3830

22772

Unincorporated - Covina (Charter Oak)

2744

20876

Unincorporated - Del Aire

702

15980

Unincorporated - Del Rey

70

22013

Unincorporated - Del Sur

393

16273

Unincorporated - Desert View Highlands

598

23987

Unincorporated - Duarte

1238

27958

Unincorporated - East Covina

61

18541

Unincorporated - East La Mirada

941

17782

Unincorporated - East Lancaster

26

22807

Unincorporated - East Los Angeles

37100

29616

Unincorporated - East Pasadena

264

4123

Unincorporated - East Rancho Dominguez

3954

25830

Unincorporated - East Whittier

812

15303

Unincorporated - El Camino Village

1458

16585

Unincorporated - El Monte

39

26897

Unincorporated - Elizabeth Lake

155

9332

Unincorporated - Florence-Firestone

20207

31229

Unincorporated - Franklin Canyon

1

8333

Unincorporated - Glendora

133

20152

Unincorporated - Hacienda Heights

8812

15757

Unincorporated - Harbor Gateway

3

300000

Unincorporated - Hawthorne

477

18974

Unincorporated - Hi Vista

92

8379

Unincorporated - Kagel/Lopez Canyons

410

29037

Unincorporated - La Crescenta-Montrose

2270

11464

Unincorporated - La Habra Heights

17

2515

Unincorporated - La Rambla

480

23133

Unincorporated - La Verne*

357

17500

Unincorporated - Ladera Heights

990

14001

Unincorporated - Lake Hughes

107

16018

Unincorporated - Lake Los Angeles

2532

19486

Unincorporated - Lake Manor

258

15703

Unincorporated - Lakewood

0

0

Unincorporated - Lennox

5130

22758

Unincorporated - Leona Valley

221

12621

Unincorporated - Littlerock

873

21711

Unincorporated - Littlerock/Juniper Hills

221

17039

Unincorporated - Littlerock/Pearblossom

796

22303

Unincorporated - Llano

77

8780

Unincorporated - Marina del Rey

1329

14122

Unincorporated - Miracle Mile

0

0

Unincorporated - Monrovia

670

17264

Unincorporated - Newhall

74

33636

Unincorporated - North Lancaster

254

21202

Unincorporated - North Whittier

1821

21782

Unincorporated - Northeast San Gabriel

3020

12564

Unincorporated - Padua Hills

17

7907

Unincorporated - Palmdale

170

20190

Unincorporated - Palos Verdes Peninsula

51

8213

Unincorporated - Pearblossom/Llano

244

12474

Unincorporated - Pellissier Village

244

39418

Unincorporated - Placerita Canyon

9

1957

Unincorporated - Pomona

110

5676

Unincorporated - Quartz Hill

2406

18642

Unincorporated - Rancho Dominguez

703

26419

Unincorporated - Roosevelt

160

17186

Unincorporated - Rosewood

310

24106

Unincorporated - Rosewood/East Gardena

322

26991

Unincorporated - Rosewood/West Rancho Dominguez

858

25528

Unincorporated - Rowland Heights

6194

12140

Unincorporated - San Clemente Island

0

0

Unincorporated - San Francisquito Canyon/Bouquet Canyon

30

3497

Unincorporated - San Jose Hills

4999

24722

Unincorporated - San Pasqual

53

2604

Unincorporated - Sand Canyon

36

11688

Unincorporated - Santa Catalina Island

464

173783

Unincorporated - Santa Monica Mountains*

2015

10821

Unincorporated - Saugus

251

161935

Unincorporated - Saugus/Canyon Country

70

19663

Unincorporated - South Antelope Valley

77

16923

Unincorporated - South El Monte

511

28468

Unincorporated - South San Gabriel

1523

17213

Unincorporated - South Whittier

13138

22184

Unincorporated - Southeast Antelope Valley

152

19462

Unincorporated - Stevenson Ranch

3092

14748

Unincorporated - Sun Village

1378

22830

Unincorporated - Sunrise Village

316

24383

Unincorporated - Twin Lakes/Oat Mountain

243

14656

Unincorporated - Val Verde

634

19160

Unincorporated - Valencia

523

17025

Unincorporated - Valinda

5923

25343

Unincorporated - View Park/Windsor Hills

1877

16132

Unincorporated - Walnut Park

4666

28904

Unincorporated - West Antelope Valley

99

6552

Unincorporated - West Carson

4201

19021

Unincorporated - West Chatsworth

4

33333

Unincorporated - West LA

372

39076

Unincorporated - West Puente Valley

2580

26233

Unincorporated - West Rancho Dominguez

313

23032

Unincorporated - West Whittier/Los Nietos

6536

24275

Unincorporated - Westfield/Academy Hills

128

9846

Unincorporated - Westhills

96

11442

Unincorporated - White Fence Farms

549

14906

Unincorporated - Whittier

552

14588

Unincorporated - Whittier Narrows

58

483333

Unincorporated - Willowbrook

10701

30650

Unincorporated - Wiseburn

1116

18517

- Under Investigation

45001




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