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For Immediate Release:

January 21, 2022

Cases, Hospitalizations, and Deaths Significantly Higher Among Unvaccinated Residents in L.A. County - 43,091 New Positive Cases and 65 New Deaths Due to COVID-19 in Los Angeles County

With Omicron continuing to drive case counts, hospitalizations, and deaths to levels not seen since last year, Public Health is reminding residents that vaccines are still the best source of protection, especially against hospitalization and death.

From January 2nd through January 8th, unvaccinated people were twice as likely to contract the virus compared to those fully vaccinated without boosters. Residents who were vaccinated and boosted were even more protected with four times the protection from infection compared to those unvaccinated.

Additionally, vaccinated and boosted residents are also at significantly less risk of ending up in the hospital. When comparing unvaccinated residents to those fully vaccinated without boosters, unvaccinated residents were five times more likely to be hospitalized. Residents who were both vaccinated and boosted had even higher levels of protection and were 20 times less likely to be hospitalized compared to those unvaccinated.

As cases and hospitalizations remain high, of most concern is the increase in deaths. On Thursday, Public Health reported 102 new deaths, the highest daily number of deaths since March 2021. And for the seven days leading up to January 1st, Public Health data also showed that unvaccinated individuals were 23 times more likely to succumb and die from COVID compared to those fully vaccinated.

“I send my heartfelt condolences to those families who have lost a loved one due to COVID-19,” said Dr. Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd, Director of Public Health. “Since the beginning of the pandemic, we have recognized that while many experience mild illness from COVID, there are others that will not do well if they become infected. Preliminary estimates from scientists at USC estimated that if everyone eligible was vaccinated, over the last 6 weeks there would have been 85% fewer cases with nearly 604,000 cases of COVID prevented, and 87% fewer hospitalizations with approximately 9,300 hospitalizations prevented. These estimates align with much of the data we share weekly about the disastrous consequences facing many infected, unvaccinated individuals. Large scale vaccine adoption could change the pandemic’s trajectory with significant case and hospitalization reductions.”

Today, Public Health confirmed 65 additional deaths and 43,091 new cases of COVID-19. Of the 65 new deaths reported today, 10 were between the ages of 30 and 49, 16 were between the ages of 50 and 64, 15 were between the ages of 65-79, and 18 were over the age of 80 years old. Of the 65 newly reported deaths, 44 had underlying conditions. Information on the six deaths reported by the City of Long Beach is available at www.LongBeach.gov. To date, the total number of deaths in L.A. County is 28,346.

Public Health has identified a total 2,428,744 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of L.A. County. Today’s positivity rate is 17.8%.

There are 4,792 people with COVID-19 currently hospitalized. Testing results are available for more than 10,804,700 individuals, with 20% 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:

Finding an appointment, Connecting 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 12:00pm 01/20/2022

Total Cases

NEW

Laboratory Confirmed Cases

2,428,744

43091

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

2,296,030

39220

-- Long Beach

109,775

3575

-- Pasadena

22,939

296

Deaths

28,346

65

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

26,871

59

-- Long Beach

1,098

6

-- Pasadena

377

0

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

- 0 to 4

66654

- 5 to 11

190193

- 12 to 17

189254

- 18 to 29

527700

- 30 to 49

741995

- 50 to 64

384452

- 65 to 79

146452

- over 80

47801

- Under Investigation

1529

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

- Female

1165451

- Male

1066571

- Other

879

- Under Investigation

63129

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

- American Indian/Alaska Native

4054

- Asian

129263

- Black

116956

- Hispanic/Latino

1067673

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

11652

- White

294273

- Other

242941

- Under Investigation

429218

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

- Hospitalized (Ever)

119140

**DATA Under reported

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

- American Indian/Alaska Native

64

- Asian

3443

- Black

2426

- Hispanic/Latino

14111

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

96

- White

6464

- Other

223

- Under Investigation

44

CITY / COMMUNITY**

Cases

Case Rate

City of Agoura Hills

2699

12924

City of Alhambra

14146

16312

City of Arcadia

6624

11469

City of Artesia

3544

21102

City of Avalon

53

1370

City of Azusa

11859

23699

City of Baldwin Park

20136

26229

City of Bell

11558

31812

City of Bell Gardens

12049

27975

City of Bellflower

20153

25925

City of Beverly Hills

7048

20417

City of Bradbury

54

5051

City of Burbank

19039

17764

City of Calabasas

3314

13625

City of Carson

21876

23311

City of Cerritos

7070

14121

City of Claremont

5072

13902

City of Commerce*

3825

29268

City of Compton

28772

28800

City of Covina

12769

26042

City of Cudahy

8483

34842

City of Culver City

6210

15578

City of Diamond Bar

7579

13177

City of Downey

31163

27273

City of Duarte

4441

20172

City of El Monte

28162

24015

City of El Segundo

2395

14268

City of Gardena

13869

22621

City of Glendale

38713

18748

City of Glendora

10093

19129

City of Hawaiian Gardens

3647

24850

City of Hawthorne

19900

22413

City of Hermosa Beach

2898

14733

City of Hidden Hills

222

11746

City of Huntington Park

18691

31422

City of Industry

285

65217

City of Inglewood

26001

22892

City of Irwindale

473

32419

City of La Canada Flintridge

2449

11835

City of La Habra Heights

152

2786

City of La Mirada

8898

17940

City of La Puente

10948

26901

City of La Verne

6183

18578

City of Lakewood

16105

20041

City of Lancaster*

43088

26668

City of Lawndale

7074

21045

City of Lomita

3621

17468

City of Lynwood*

21238

29478

City of Malibu

1740

13425

City of Manhattan Beach

4258

11828

City of Maywood

8801

31377

City of Monrovia

7029

18116

City of Montebello

16733

25993

City of Monterey Park

9599

15417

City of Norwalk

28699

26666

City of Palmdale

45265

28474

City of Palos Verdes Estates

1290

9540

City of Paramount

16306

29106

City of Pico Rivera

18135

28211

City of Pomona

44514

28547

City of Rancho Palos Verdes

4164

9741

City of Redondo Beach

8598

12516

City of Rolling Hills

165

8505

City of Rolling Hills Estates

833

10267

City of Rosemead

8938

16148

City of San Dimas*

6826

19776

City of San Fernando

9085

36913

City of San Gabriel

6189

15112

City of San Marino

1138

8571

City of Santa Clarita

47078

21358

City of Santa Fe Springs

5460

29732

City of Santa Monica

14269

15435

City of Sierra Madre

1272

11575

City of Signal Hill

2506

21243

City of South El Monte

5676

27177

City of South Gate

32348

32956

City of South Pasadena

3344

12835

City of Temple City

5113

14026

City of Torrance

19003

12731

City of Vernon

228

109091

City of Walnut

3994

13081

City of West Covina

25068

23161

City of West Hollywood

6913

18709

City of Westlake Village

236

2823

City of Whittier

20233

23141

Los Angeles

998088

24677

Los Angeles - Adams-Normandie

2166

26408

Los Angeles - Alsace

3025

24307

Los Angeles - Angeles National Forest

6

15000

Los Angeles - Angelino Heights

535

21383

Los Angeles - Arleta

11977

34847

Los Angeles - Atwater Village

3046

20769

Los Angeles - Baldwin Hills

6358

20427

Los Angeles - Bel Air

1238

14687

Los Angeles - Beverly Crest

1983

15832

Los Angeles - Beverlywood

2545

19320

Los Angeles - Boyle Heights*

28340

32618

Los Angeles - Brentwood

4667

15077

Los Angeles - Brookside

81

13941

Los Angeles - Cadillac-Corning

1575

22118

Los Angeles - Canoga Park

17286

26476

Los Angeles - Carthay

2460

17127

Los Angeles - Central

12624

32376

Los Angeles - Century City

1868

14603

Los Angeles - Century Palms/Cove

11680

34591

Los Angeles - Chatsworth

7977

21524

Los Angeles - Cheviot Hills

1316

14350

Los Angeles - Chinatown

1675

20883

Los Angeles - Cloverdale/Cochran

3397

23342

Los Angeles - Country Club Park

3016

19904

Los Angeles - Crenshaw District

3301

23870

Los Angeles - Crestview

2434

21411

Los Angeles - Del Rey

5138

17163

Los Angeles - Downtown*

9914

36042

Los Angeles - Eagle Rock

7615

19235

Los Angeles - East Hollywood

6170

21067

Los Angeles - Echo Park

2812

19725

Los Angeles - El Sereno

11360

27172

Los Angeles - Elysian Park

1158

20273

Los Angeles - Elysian Valley

2274

22358

Los Angeles - Encino

8699

19258

Los Angeles - Exposition

815

24504

Los Angeles - Exposition Park

11866

26418

Los Angeles - Faircrest Heights

762

21167

Los Angeles - Figueroa Park Square

2593

29733

Los Angeles - Florence-Firestone

16665

35125

Los Angeles - Glassell Park

6791

21488

Los Angeles - Gramercy Place

2827

26263

Los Angeles - Granada Hills

13769

23662

Los Angeles - Green Meadows

7222

33583

Los Angeles - Hancock Park

2808

16480

Los Angeles - Harbor City

5955

20485

Los Angeles - Harbor Gateway

10353

23745

Los Angeles - Harbor Pines

398

16521

Los Angeles - Harvard Heights

4312

23909

Los Angeles - Harvard Park

12760

33636

Los Angeles - Highland Park

11054

22843

Los Angeles - Historic Filipinotown

3611

26035

Los Angeles - Hollywood

13665

20021

Los Angeles - Hollywood Hills

4473

15197

Los Angeles - Hyde Park

7872

27581

Los Angeles - Jefferson Park

2119

26248

Los Angeles - Koreatown

10414

20146

Los Angeles - Lafayette Square

1028

22549

Los Angeles - Lake Balboa

10572

25049

Los Angeles - Lakeview Terrace

4012

30549

Los Angeles - Leimert Park

3590

23564

Los Angeles - Lincoln Heights

8742

26818

Los Angeles - Little Armenia

1995

24860

Los Angeles - Little Bangladesh

5454

19243

Los Angeles - Little Tokyo

866

27641

Los Angeles - Longwood

1130

26255

Los Angeles - Los Feliz

3143

14546

Los Angeles - Manchester Square

2087

24449

Los Angeles - Mandeville Canyon

439

14052

Los Angeles - Mar Vista

6076

14306

Los Angeles - Marina Peninsula

553

12683

Los Angeles - Melrose

16856

21695

Los Angeles - Mid-city

2882

19175

Los Angeles - Miracle Mile

2928

16280

Los Angeles - Mission Hills

8270

34281

Los Angeles - Mt. Washington

5362

22207

Los Angeles - North Hills

17262

28034

Los Angeles - North Hollywood

40075

26466

Los Angeles - Northridge

16217

23235

Los Angeles - Pacific Palisades

2567

12057

Los Angeles - Pacoima

27973

36338

Los Angeles - Palisades Highlands

474

12324

Los Angeles - Palms

6794

15484

Los Angeles - Panorama City

23198

30828

Los Angeles - Park La Brea

1848

13608

Los Angeles - Pico-Union

11562

27633

Los Angeles - Playa Del Rey

346

10826

Los Angeles - Playa Vista

1916

17503

Los Angeles - Porter Ranch

6073

17065

Los Angeles - Rancho Park

1144

17439

Los Angeles - Regent Square

567

20396

Los Angeles - Reseda

21391

27919

Los Angeles - Reseda Ranch

1210

26100

Los Angeles - Reynier Village

717

16958

Los Angeles - San Pedro*

16737

21447

Los Angeles - Shadow Hills

851

19158

Los Angeles - Sherman Oaks

15849

18164

Los Angeles - Silverlake

8067

18300

Los Angeles - South Carthay

1922

18141

Los Angeles - South Park

12667

33368

Los Angeles - St Elmo Village

1228

26789

Los Angeles - Studio City

3764

16774

Los Angeles - Sun Valley

16504

31446

Los Angeles - Sunland

4395

21536

Los Angeles - Sycamore Square

97

14992

Los Angeles - Sylmar*

29057

35264

Los Angeles - Tarzana

6650

21538

Los Angeles - Temple-Beaudry

9255

23441

Los Angeles - Thai Town

1847

18830

Los Angeles - Toluca Lake

1437

16510

Los Angeles - Toluca Terrace

306

23430

Los Angeles - Toluca Woods

277

14909

Los Angeles - Tujunga

5773

20759

Los Angeles - University Hills

605

17644

Los Angeles - University Park

7115

25914

Los Angeles - Valley Glen

7608

25346

Los Angeles - Valley Village

5129

20748

Los Angeles - Van Nuys*

26183

28095

Los Angeles - Venice

5676

16751

Los Angeles - Vermont Knolls

5326

30965

Los Angeles - Vermont Square

2665

34805

Los Angeles - Vermont Vista

13346

32404

Los Angeles - Vernon Central

18519

35615

Los Angeles - Victoria Park

1918

22836

Los Angeles - View Heights

634

17163

Los Angeles - Watts

13906

32587

Los Angeles - Wellington Square

1178

23967

Los Angeles - West Adams

7226

26153

Los Angeles - West Hills

7287

17973

Los Angeles - West Los Angeles

6436

17101

Los Angeles - West Vernon

17573

32759

Los Angeles - Westchester

7472

14480

Los Angeles - Westlake

14354

24183

Los Angeles - Westwood

7886

14574

Los Angeles - Wholesale District*

13018

36032

Los Angeles - Wilmington

16572

29338

Los Angeles - Wilshire Center

10638

21204

Los Angeles - Winnetka

13096

25289

Los Angeles - Woodland Hills

12268

18027

Unincorporated - Acton

1262

15832

Unincorporated - Agua Dulce

674

16210

Unincorporated - Altadena

7114

16309

Unincorporated - Anaverde

271

17971

Unincorporated - Angeles National Forest

61

4900

Unincorporated - Arcadia

1235

15474

Unincorporated - Athens-Westmont

12343

29082

Unincorporated - Athens Village

1959

40004

Unincorporated - Avocado Heights

1897

28000

Unincorporated - Azusa

4260

26754

Unincorporated - Bassett

4200

28346

Unincorporated - Bouquet Canyon

131

12209

Unincorporated - Bradbury

56

51852

Unincorporated - Canyon Country

2216

28675

Unincorporated - Castaic*

6399

23534

Unincorporated - Cerritos

122

20784

Unincorporated - Charter Oak

1

5000

Unincorporated - Claremont

79

11254

Unincorporated - Covina

4215

25061

Unincorporated - Covina (Charter Oak)

3059

23273

Unincorporated - Del Aire

777

17687

Unincorporated - Del Rey

76

23899

Unincorporated - Del Sur

450

18634

Unincorporated - Desert View Highlands

650

26073

Unincorporated - Duarte

1349

30465

Unincorporated - East Covina

66

20061

Unincorporated - East La Mirada

1043

19709

Unincorporated - East Lancaster

30

26316

Unincorporated - East Los Angeles

41195

32885

Unincorporated - East Pasadena

277

4326

Unincorporated - East Rancho Dominguez

4420

28874

Unincorporated - East Whittier

913

17207

Unincorporated - El Camino Village

1628

18519

Unincorporated - El Monte

43

29655

Unincorporated - Elizabeth Lake

174

10476

Unincorporated - Florence-Firestone

22554

34857

Unincorporated - Franklin Canyon

1

8333

Unincorporated - Glendora

146

22121

Unincorporated - Hacienda Heights

9951

17793

Unincorporated - Harbor Gateway

3

300000

Unincorporated - Hawthorne

528

21002

Unincorporated - Hi Vista

102

9290

Unincorporated - Kagel/Lopez Canyons

445

31516

Unincorporated - La Crescenta-Montrose

2480

12525

Unincorporated - La Habra Heights

17

2515

Unincorporated - La Rambla

504

24289

Unincorporated - La Verne*

402

19706

Unincorporated - Ladera Heights

1106

15641

Unincorporated - Lake Hughes

121

18114

Unincorporated - Lake Los Angeles

2866

22056

Unincorporated - Lake Manor

287

17468

Unincorporated - Lakewood

1

877

Unincorporated - Lennox

5626

24958

Unincorporated - Leona Valley

231

13192

Unincorporated - Littlerock

988

24571

Unincorporated - Littlerock/Juniper Hills

239

18427

Unincorporated - Littlerock/Pearblossom

871

24405

Unincorporated - Llano

85

9692

Unincorporated - Marina del Rey

1440

15301

Unincorporated - Miracle Mile

0

0

Unincorporated - Monrovia

743

19145

Unincorporated - Newhall

74

33636

Unincorporated - North Lancaster

280

23372

Unincorporated - North Whittier

2031

24294

Unincorporated - Northeast San Gabriel

3409

14183

Unincorporated - Padua Hills

18

8372

Unincorporated - Palmdale

190

22565

Unincorporated - Palos Verdes Peninsula

55

8857

Unincorporated - Pearblossom/Llano

275

14059

Unincorporated - Pellissier Village

276

44588

Unincorporated - Placerita Canyon

12

2609

Unincorporated - Pomona

123

6347

Unincorporated - Quartz Hill

2659

20603

Unincorporated - Rancho Dominguez

800

30064

Unincorporated - Roosevelt

182

19549

Unincorporated - Rosewood

343

26672

Unincorporated - Rosewood/East Gardena

352

29505

Unincorporated - Rosewood/West Rancho Dominguez

952

28325

Unincorporated - Rowland Heights

7220

14151

Unincorporated - San Clemente Island

0

0

Unincorporated - San Francisquito Canyon/Bouquet Canyon

31

3613

Unincorporated - San Jose Hills

5603

27709

Unincorporated - San Pasqual

56

2752

Unincorporated - Sand Canyon

37

12013

Unincorporated - Santa Catalina Island

514

192509

Unincorporated - Santa Monica Mountains*

2216

11901

Unincorporated - Saugus

282

181935

Unincorporated - Saugus/Canyon Country

79

22191

Unincorporated - South Antelope Valley

82

18022

Unincorporated - South El Monte

558

31086

Unincorporated - South San Gabriel

1685

19044

Unincorporated - South Whittier

14670

24771

Unincorporated - Southeast Antelope Valley

168

21511

Unincorporated - Stevenson Ranch

3444

16427

Unincorporated - Sun Village

1536

25447

Unincorporated - Sunrise Village

363

28009

Unincorporated - Twin Lakes/Oat Mountain

266

16043

Unincorporated - Val Verde

720

21759

Unincorporated - Valencia

586

19076

Unincorporated - Valinda

6508

27846

Unincorporated - View Park/Windsor Hills

2086

17929

Unincorporated - Walnut Park

5179

32082

Unincorporated - West Antelope Valley

113

7478

Unincorporated - West Carson

4647

21040

Unincorporated - West Chatsworth

4

33333

Unincorporated - West LA

441

46324

Unincorporated - West Puente Valley

2832

28795

Unincorporated - West Rancho Dominguez

345

25386

Unincorporated - West Whittier/Los Nietos

7158

26585

Unincorporated - Westfield/Academy Hills

142

10923

Unincorporated - Westhills

115

13707

Unincorporated - White Fence Farms

624

16943

Unincorporated - Whittier

646

17072

Unincorporated - Whittier Narrows

59

491667

Unincorporated - Willowbrook

11901

34088

Unincorporated - Wiseburn

1232

20441

- Under Investigation

55326




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