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For Immediate Release:

February 03, 2022

Press Release: COVID-19 is the Leading Cause of Death Across LA County with Older and Unvaccinated Residents Still at Risk of Severe Illness - 11,548 New Positive Cases and 96 New Deaths Due to COVID-19 in Los Angeles County

More LA County residents passed away from COVID-19 between March 1, 2020 and December 31, 2021 (24,947), than those who passed away from coronary heart diseases (21,513), which is historically the leading cause of death across the county. Over the same 22 months, there were 3,422 pneumonia and influenza deaths recorded, a far lower number of deaths when compared to COVID deaths. For the month of December, there were 396 deaths from COVID-19 compared to 163 deaths from pneumonia or influenza based on death certificate data. Unfortunately, despite the availability of vaccines and the dominance of Omicron, which generally causes less severe disease than prior variants, COVID-19 deaths continue to far outstrip deaths due to other respiratory illness.

As the latest surge continues to subside, older and unvaccinated residents continue being the most at risk of ending up in the intensive care unit (ICU) or even dying.

The seven-day average COVID ICU census dipped only slightly from 760 to 740 as of February 1, representing a 3% decline from the week prior. Meanwhile, among all COVID-positive hospitalized patients, 20% required ICU level care compared to 17% for the week prior, and 14% required ventilation compared to 12% the week prior.

Among COVID-19 residents admitted to the ICU, those 65 and older made up the majority at 53%; ages 50-64 were 27%; ages 30-49 were 13%; ages 18-29 were 4%; and those under 18 were 2%.

Additionally, vaccination status plays a key role in determining risk of critical illness and death. For the period ending January 22nd, residents who were fully vaccinated and had a booster were about 31 times less likely to need care in an ICU than those who were not vaccinated. Fully vaccinated individuals who did not have a booster dose were about 8 times less likely to be admitted to an ICU than unvaccinated individuals.

Data also showed that COVID-19 continues to disproportionately affect certain residents. From December 17, 2021, through January 15, 2022, unvaccinated residents ages 50-64 were over 15 times more likely to die from COVID-19 than the same age group who were fully vaccinated. Unvaccinated residents 65 and older were 24 times more likely to die from COVID-19 than 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. “As our COVID-19 metrics continue to improve, it is important to plan for ‘post-surge’ approaches that can minimize COVID-19 risk after this winter surge has ended, especially for those most at-risk. ‘Post-surge’ does not imply that the pandemic is over, or that transmission is low, or that there will not be additional unpredictable waves of surges that will require integrated public health measures. Rather, it acknowledges that currently we are stabilizing with consistent declines from the surge peak and realigns our current public health response to meet current mitigation needs. I am grateful to everyone for continuing, for two very long years, to take care of each other and for taking responsibility to layer in masking and other protections that help us move closer to our post-surge phase and to less virus transmission.”

Today, Public Health confirmed 96 additional deaths and 11,548 new cases of COVID-19. Of the 96 new deaths reported today, four people were between the ages of 30 and 49, 13 were between the ages of 50 and 64, 35 were between the ages of 65-79, and 41 were over the age of 80 years old. Of the 96 newly reported deaths, 84 had underlying conditions. Information on the one death reported by the City of Long Beach and the two deaths reported by the City of Pasadena is available at www.LongBeach.gov and www.CityofPasadena.net To date, the total number of deaths in L.A. County is 29,195.

Public Health has identified a total of 2,695,076 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of L.A. County. Today’s positivity rate is 7.9%

There are 3,398 people with COVID-19 currently hospitalized. Testing results are available for more than 11,107,900 individuals, with 22% of people testing positive.

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

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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 are 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 02/02/2022

Total Cases

NEW

Laboratory Confirmed Cases

2,695,076

11548

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

2,548,563

11068

-- Long Beach

120,061

290

-- Pasadena

26,452

190

Deaths

29,195

96

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

27,669

93

-- Long Beach

1,142

1

-- Pasadena

384

2

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

- 0 to 4

77160

- 5 to 11

223643

- 12 to 17

220150

- 18 to 29

572473

- 30 to 49

815794

- 50 to 64

422706

- 65 to 79

162358

- over 80

52457

- Under Investigation

1822

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

- Female

1294385

- Male

1180808

- Other

921

- Under Investigation

72449

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

- American Indian/Alaska Native

4727

- Asian

145046

- Black

127210

- Hispanic/Latino

1169654

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

13243

- White

323435

- Other

281138

- Under Investigation

484110

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

- Hospitalized (Ever)

126765

**DATA Under reported

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

- American Indian/Alaska Native

64

- Asian

3512

- Black

2510

- Hispanic/Latino

14457

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

98

- White

6710

- Other

258

- Under Investigation

60

CITY / COMMUNITY**

Cases

Case Rate

City of Agoura Hills

3343

16008

City of Alhambra

15695

18098

City of Arcadia

7432

12868

City of Artesia

3884

23126

City of Avalon

59

1525

City of Azusa

13140

26259

City of Baldwin Park

22042

28712

City of Bell

13120

36111

City of Bell Gardens

13258

30782

City of Bellflower

22290

28674

City of Beverly Hills

7780

22538

City of Bradbury

56

5239

City of Burbank

21064

19653

City of Calabasas

3672

15097

City of Carson

24131

25713

City of Cerritos

7821

15621

City of Claremont

5718

15673

City of Commerce*

4236

32413

City of Compton

31713

31743

City of Covina

14090

28736

City of Cudahy

9531

39147

City of Culver City

6837

17150

City of Diamond Bar

8507

14791

City of Downey

34323

30039

City of Duarte

4900

22257

City of El Monte

31363

26744

City of El Segundo

2600

15489

City of Gardena

15446

25193

City of Glendale

42242

20457

City of Glendora

11169

21168

City of Hawaiian Gardens

3950

26915

City of Hawthorne

21643

24376

City of Hermosa Beach

3106

15791

City of Hidden Hills

239

12646

City of Huntington Park

21008

35317

City of Industry

358

81922

City of Inglewood

28095

24735

City of Irwindale

515

35298

City of La Canada Flintridge

2687

12985

City of La Habra Heights

159

2915

City of La Mirada

9883

19926

City of La Puente

12145

29842

City of La Verne

6779

20368

City of Lakewood

17902

22277

City of Lancaster*

48433

29976

City of Lawndale

7719

22964

City of Lomita

4038

19480

City of Lynwood*

23502

32620

City of Malibu

1921

14821

City of Manhattan Beach

4607

12798

City of Maywood

9892

35267

City of Monrovia

7804

20113

City of Montebello

18413

28603

City of Monterey Park

10714

17208

City of Norwalk

31758

29509

City of Palmdale

50819

31968

City of Palos Verdes Estates

1408

10413

City of Paramount

17975

32085

City of Pico Rivera

19912

30975

City of Pomona

49252

31586

City of Rancho Palos Verdes

4546

10635

City of Redondo Beach

9361

13627

City of Rolling Hills

176

9072

City of Rolling Hills Estates

904

11143

City of Rosemead

9999

18065

City of San Dimas*

7623

22085

City of San Fernando

10044

40809

City of San Gabriel

6902

16853

City of San Marino

1294

9746

City of Santa Clarita

51733

23470

City of Santa Fe Springs

6037

32874

City of Santa Monica

15765

17053

City of Sierra Madre

1422

12940

City of Signal Hill

2708

22955

City of South El Monte

6284

30089

City of South Gate

36416

37101

City of South Pasadena

3718

14271

City of Temple City

5770

15828

City of Torrance

21214

14212

City of Vernon

264

126316

City of Walnut

4494

14719

City of West Covina

27946

25820

City of West Hollywood

7426

20097

City of Westlake Village

256

3062

City of Whittier

22348

25560

Los Angeles

1106422

27356

Los Angeles - Adams-Normandie

2439

29737

Los Angeles - Alsace

3337

26814

Los Angeles - Angeles National Forest

6

15000

Los Angeles - Angelino Heights

583

23301

Los Angeles - Arleta

13160

38289

Los Angeles - Atwater Village

3333

22726

Los Angeles - Baldwin Hills

7002

22496

Los Angeles - Bel Air

1360

16135

Los Angeles - Beverly Crest

2189

17477

Los Angeles - Beverlywood

2809

21324

Los Angeles - Boyle Heights*

31380

36117

Los Angeles - Brentwood

5111

16511

Los Angeles - Brookside

88

15146

Los Angeles - Cadillac-Corning

1740

24435

Los Angeles - Canoga Park

19226

29448

Los Angeles - Carthay

2675

18624

Los Angeles - Central

14103

36169

Los Angeles - Century City

2150

16807

Los Angeles - Century Palms/Cove

12905

38219

Los Angeles - Chatsworth

8819

23796

Los Angeles - Cheviot Hills

1486

16203

Los Angeles - Chinatown

1853

23102

Los Angeles - Cloverdale/Cochran

3759

25830

Los Angeles - Country Club Park

3317

21890

Los Angeles - Crenshaw District

3703

26777

Los Angeles - Crestview

2666

23452

Los Angeles - Del Rey

5644

18854

Los Angeles - Downtown*

11006

40012

Los Angeles - Eagle Rock

8500

21471

Los Angeles - East Hollywood

6819

23283

Los Angeles - Echo Park

3091

21682

Los Angeles - El Sereno

12515

29934

Los Angeles - Elysian Park

1275

22321

Los Angeles - Elysian Valley

2534

24914

Los Angeles - Encino

9639

21338

Los Angeles - Exposition

912

27420

Los Angeles - Exposition Park

13361

29746

Los Angeles - Faircrest Heights

822

22833

Los Angeles - Figueroa Park Square

2906

33322

Los Angeles - Florence-Firestone

18595

39193

Los Angeles - Glassell Park

7494

23712

Los Angeles - Gramercy Place

3054

28372

Los Angeles - Granada Hills

15173

26074

Los Angeles - Green Meadows

8126

37787

Los Angeles - Hancock Park

3061

17965

Los Angeles - Harbor City

6621

22776

Los Angeles - Harbor Gateway

11604

26615

Los Angeles - Harbor Pines

439

18223

Los Angeles - Harvard Heights

4789

26554

Los Angeles - Harvard Park

14277

37635

Los Angeles - Highland Park

12190

25191

Los Angeles - Historic Filipinotown

4012

28926

Los Angeles - Hollywood

14831

21729

Los Angeles - Hollywood Hills

4841

16447

Los Angeles - Hyde Park

8693

30458

Los Angeles - Jefferson Park

2336

28936

Los Angeles - Koreatown

11678

22591

Los Angeles - Lafayette Square

1161

25466

Los Angeles - Lake Balboa

11661

27629

Los Angeles - Lakeview Terrace

4409

33572

Los Angeles - Leimert Park

3993

26209

Los Angeles - Lincoln Heights

9605

29466

Los Angeles - Little Armenia

2221

27676

Los Angeles - Little Bangladesh

6082

21459

Los Angeles - Little Tokyo

1002

31982

Los Angeles - Longwood

1231

28601

Los Angeles - Los Feliz

3472

16068

Los Angeles - Manchester Square

2281

26722

Los Angeles - Mandeville Canyon

475

15205

Los Angeles - Mar Vista

6713

15806

Los Angeles - Marina Peninsula

602

13807

Los Angeles - Melrose

18541

23864

Los Angeles - Mid-city

3190

21224

Los Angeles - Miracle Mile

3155

17542

Los Angeles - Mission Hills

9039

37469

Los Angeles - Mt. Washington

5949

24639

Los Angeles - North Hills

19152

31104

Los Angeles - North Hollywood

44128

29143

Los Angeles - Northridge

18026

25826

Los Angeles - Pacific Palisades

2997

14076

Los Angeles - Pacoima

30835

40056

Los Angeles - Palisades Highlands

564

14665

Los Angeles - Palms

7423

16918

Los Angeles - Panorama City

25927

34454

Los Angeles - Park La Brea

2014

14831

Los Angeles - Pico-Union

12782

30548

Los Angeles - Playa Del Rey

378

11827

Los Angeles - Playa Vista

2088

19074

Los Angeles - Porter Ranch

6719

18880

Los Angeles - Rancho Park

1301

19832

Los Angeles - Regent Square

607

21835

Los Angeles - Reseda

23521

30699

Los Angeles - Reseda Ranch

1346

29034

Los Angeles - Reynier Village

805

19040

Los Angeles - San Pedro*

18476

23676

Los Angeles - Shadow Hills

926

20846

Los Angeles - Sherman Oaks

17499

20055

Los Angeles - Silverlake

8817

20001

Los Angeles - South Carthay

2122

20028

Los Angeles - South Park

14122

37201

Los Angeles - St Elmo Village

1415

30868

Los Angeles - Studio City

4161

18543

Los Angeles - Sun Valley

18150

34583

Los Angeles - Sunland

4847

23750

Los Angeles - Sycamore Square

103

15920

Los Angeles - Sylmar*

32070

38921

Los Angeles - Tarzana

7249

23478

Los Angeles - Temple-Beaudry

10217

25878

Los Angeles - Thai Town

2039

20787

Los Angeles - Toluca Lake

1589

18256

Los Angeles - Toluca Terrace

335

25651

Los Angeles - Toluca Woods

302

16254

Los Angeles - Tujunga

6374

22920

Los Angeles - University Hills

669

19510

Los Angeles - University Park

8234

29990

Los Angeles - Valley Glen

8365

27868

Los Angeles - Valley Village

5616

22718

Los Angeles - Van Nuys*

29029

31149

Los Angeles - Venice

6113

18040

Los Angeles - Vermont Knolls

5879

34180

Los Angeles - Vermont Square

2943

38435

Los Angeles - Vermont Vista

14804

35944

Los Angeles - Vernon Central

20723

39853

Los Angeles - Victoria Park

2136

25432

Los Angeles - View Heights

699

18923

Los Angeles - Watts

15559

36460

Los Angeles - Wellington Square

1314

26734

Los Angeles - West Adams

8066

29193

Los Angeles - West Hills

8192

20205

Los Angeles - West Los Angeles

7012

18631

Los Angeles - West Vernon

19317

36010

Los Angeles - Westchester

8070

15639

Los Angeles - Westlake

15928

26835

Los Angeles - Westwood

8773

16214

Los Angeles - Wholesale District*

15256

42226

Los Angeles - Wilmington

18579

32891

Los Angeles - Wilshire Center

11747

23414

Los Angeles - Winnetka

14540

28077

Los Angeles - Woodland Hills

13675

20094

Unincorporated - Acton

1432

17965

Unincorporated - Agua Dulce

761

18302

Unincorporated - Altadena

7883

18072

Unincorporated - Anaverde

307

20358

Unincorporated - Angeles National Forest

69

5542

Unincorporated - Arcadia

1358

17015

Unincorporated - Athens-Westmont

13571

31975

Unincorporated - Athens Village

2174

44395

Unincorporated - Avocado Heights

2113

31188

Unincorporated - Azusa

4744

29793

Unincorporated - Bassett

4610

31113

Unincorporated - Bouquet Canyon

145

13514

Unincorporated - Bradbury

66

61111

Unincorporated - Canyon Country

2469

31949

Unincorporated - Castaic*

6893

25350

Unincorporated - Cerritos

129

21976

Unincorporated - Charter Oak

2

10000

Unincorporated - Claremont

90

12821

Unincorporated - Covina

4599

27344

Unincorporated - Covina (Charter Oak)

3413

25966

Unincorporated - Del Aire

840

19121

Unincorporated - Del Rey

83

26101

Unincorporated - Del Sur

499

20663

Unincorporated - Desert View Highlands

712

28560

Unincorporated - Duarte

1462

33017

Unincorporated - East Covina

74

22492

Unincorporated - East La Mirada

1153

21788

Unincorporated - East Lancaster

36

31579

Unincorporated - East Los Angeles

45797

36559

Unincorporated - East Pasadena

302

4717

Unincorporated - East Rancho Dominguez

4869

31807

Unincorporated - East Whittier

1021

19242

Unincorporated - El Camino Village

1781

20259

Unincorporated - El Monte

47

32414

Unincorporated - Elizabeth Lake

190

11439

Unincorporated - Florence-Firestone

25175

38907

Unincorporated - Franklin Canyon

1

8333

Unincorporated - Glendora

159

24091

Unincorporated - Hacienda Heights

11137

19914

Unincorporated - Harbor Gateway

4

400000

Unincorporated - Hawthorne

575

22872

Unincorporated - Hi Vista

126

11475

Unincorporated - Kagel/Lopez Canyons

500

35411

Unincorporated - La Crescenta-Montrose

2702

13646

Unincorporated - La Habra Heights

17

2515

Unincorporated - La Rambla

557

26843

Unincorporated - La Verne*

456

22353

Unincorporated - Ladera Heights

1196

16914

Unincorporated - Lake Hughes

136

20359

Unincorporated - Lake Los Angeles

3295

25358

Unincorporated - Lake Manor

319

19416

Unincorporated - Lakewood

1

877

Unincorporated - Lennox

6177

27402

Unincorporated - Leona Valley

251

14335

Unincorporated - Littlerock

1139

28326

Unincorporated - Littlerock/Juniper Hills

272

20971

Unincorporated - Littlerock/Pearblossom

1001

28047

Unincorporated - Llano

96

10946

Unincorporated - Marina del Rey

1551

16481

Unincorporated - Miracle Mile

0

0

Unincorporated - Monrovia

812

20922

Unincorporated - Newhall

84

38182

Unincorporated - North Lancaster

320

26711

Unincorporated - North Whittier

2271

27165

Unincorporated - Northeast San Gabriel

3785

15747

Unincorporated - Padua Hills

24

11163

Unincorporated - Palmdale

206

24466

Unincorporated - Palos Verdes Peninsula

61

9823

Unincorporated - Pearblossom/Llano

303

15491

Unincorporated - Pellissier Village

294

47496

Unincorporated - Placerita Canyon

15

3261

Unincorporated - Pomona

130

6708

Unincorporated - Quartz Hill

2978

23075

Unincorporated - Rancho Dominguez

892

33521

Unincorporated - Roosevelt

207

22234

Unincorporated - Rosewood

380

29549

Unincorporated - Rosewood/East Gardena

392

32858

Unincorporated - Rosewood/West Rancho Dominguez

1036

30824

Unincorporated - Rowland Heights

8187

16046

Unincorporated - San Clemente Island

0

0

Unincorporated - San Francisquito Canyon/Bouquet Canyon

33

3846

Unincorporated - San Jose Hills

6151

30419

Unincorporated - San Pasqual

60

2948

Unincorporated - Sand Canyon

46

14935

Unincorporated - Santa Catalina Island

585

219101

Unincorporated - Santa Monica Mountains*

2536

13619

Unincorporated - Saugus

302

194839

Unincorporated - Saugus/Canyon Country

87

24438

Unincorporated - South Antelope Valley

86

18901

Unincorporated - South El Monte

615

34262

Unincorporated - South San Gabriel

1914

21632

Unincorporated - South Whittier

16396

27686

Unincorporated - Southeast Antelope Valley

175

22407

Unincorporated - Stevenson Ranch

3832

18277

Unincorporated - Sun Village

1731

28678

Unincorporated - Sunrise Village

400

30864

Unincorporated - Twin Lakes/Oat Mountain

294

17732

Unincorporated - Val Verde

801

24207

Unincorporated - Valencia

645

20996

Unincorporated - Valinda

7161

30641

Unincorporated - View Park/Windsor Hills

2289

19673

Unincorporated - Walnut Park

5802

35941

Unincorporated - West Antelope Valley

125

8273

Unincorporated - West Carson

5152

23327

Unincorporated - West Chatsworth

4

33333

Unincorporated - West LA

496

52101

Unincorporated - West Puente Valley

3103

31551

Unincorporated - West Rancho Dominguez

373

27447

Unincorporated - West Whittier/Los Nietos

7824

29058

Unincorporated - Westfield/Academy Hills

150

11538

Unincorporated - Westhills

125

14899

Unincorporated - White Fence Farms

684

18572

Unincorporated - Whittier

707

18684

Unincorporated - Whittier Narrows

62

516667

Unincorporated - Willowbrook

13167

37714

Unincorporated - Wiseburn

1348

22366

- Under Investigation

66157

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