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For Immediate Release:

February 08, 2022

As the Omicron Surge Continues to Decline, Public Health Officials Detail Post-Surge Mitigation Strategies - 4,198 New Positive Cases and 51 New Deaths Due to COVID-19 in Los Angeles County

With the Omicron surge continuing its decline, Public Health officials caution that “post-surge” does not indicate an end to the pandemic but rather that COVID-19 metrics are stabilizing across the county.

For the week ending February 7, LA County reported an average of 9,800 daily cases, representing a 47% decrease from the average of 18,617 daily cases reported the previous week. Similarly, the daily average case rate decreased to 102 positive cases per 100,000 residents for the week ending February 7, compared to 193 positive cases per 100,000 residents for the prior week, representing a 47% decline in the average daily case rate. The seven-day average daily test positivity rate also declined from 8% to 5%, a 40% decline from the week prior.

In addition to the encouraging case and test positivity trends, hospital admissions for COVID-positive patients in LA County have also significantly declined. For the week ending February 7, the seven-day average of daily hospital admissions decreased by 111 admissions from the prior week to 310 admissions; this represents a 26% decline in County hospital admissions. Today there are 2,702 patients with COVID hospitalized.

Public Health will consider LA County to be “post-surge” when COVID daily hospitalizations drop below 2,500 for seven consecutive days.

Once LA County enters post surge, masking will no longer be required in outdoor spaces at outdoor Mega Events or in outdoor spaces at childcare facilities and K-12 schools. The masking requirement at indoor establishments will continue until:

Per state regulations, indoor masking at K-12 schools, childcare facilities, youth settings, healthcare settings, correctional facilities, homeless and emergency shelters, and cooling centers is still required.

Additionally, per federal regulations, masking when riding public transit and in transportation is still required.

Employers must also continue to provide high quality and well-fitting masks to workers who are in close contact with others until transmission is lower. Vaccination verification will also continue at mega events and indoor sections of bars, lounges, nightclubs, wineries, breweries, and distilleries.


“I send my heartfelt condolences to everyone mourning the loss of a loved one due to COVID-19,” said Dr. Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd, Director of Public Health. “Post surge does not mean the pandemic is over or that transmission is low or that there will not be additional unpredictable waves of surges in the future that will require integrated public health measures. Rather, post surge acknowledges that we're stabilizing with consistent declines from the surge peak and it realigns our current public health response to meet current mitigation needs. And with the current levels of transmission, the safest action for all of us is to protect ourselves and our essential workers by layering in protections, which include testing, vaccinations, infection control, and masking. Being cautious still makes sense and doing everything we can to drive down the high rate of transmission is an appropriate goal for us to continue to embrace as a community as the steps we're taking are helping us move in the right direction.”

Today, Public Health confirmed 51 additional deaths and 4,198 new cases of COVID-19. Of the 51 new deaths reported today, three people were between the ages of 30-49, seven were between the ages of 50-64, 13 were between the ages of 65-79, and 24 were aged 80 years or older. Of the 51 newly reported deaths, 43 had underlying health conditions. Information on the four 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 29,506.

Public Health has reported a total of 2,735,688 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of L.A. County. Today’s positivity rate is 5%.


There are 2,702 people with COVID-19 currently hospitalized. Testing results are available for more than 11,202,900 individuals, with 22% of people testing positive.

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

Residents are legally required to isolate themselves away from others if they test positive for COVID-19. Close contacts with symptoms and close contacts who are unvaccinated or not up to date with COVID-19 vaccinations need to follow quarantine requirements. 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 02/07/2022

Total Cases

NEW

Laboratory Confirmed Cases

2,735,688

4198

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

2,586,974

3523

- Long Beach

121,742

623

- Pasadena

26,972

52

Deaths

29,506

51

- Los Angeles County (excl. LB and Pas)

27,964

47

- Long Beach

1,158

4

- Pasadena

384

0

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

- 0 to 4

78777

- 5 to 11

228755

- 12 to 17

224252

- 18 to 29

579183

- 30 to 49

826969

- 50 to 64

428817

- 65 to 79

164975

- over 80

53375

- Under Investigation

1871

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

- Female

1314167

- Male

1198519

- Other

929

- Under Investigation

73359

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

- American Indian/Alaska Native

4770

- Asian

154230

- Black

128868

- Hispanic/Latino

1184040

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

13428

- White

327773

- Other

284849

- Under Investigation

489016

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

- Hospitalized (Ever)

128460

**DATA Under reported

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

- American Indian/Alaska Native

64

- Asian

3545

- Black

2541

- Hispanic/Latino

14566

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

100

- White

6811

- Other

269

- Under Investigation

68

CITY / COMMUNITY**

Cases

Case Rate

City of Agoura Hills

3391

16238

City of Alhambra

15979

18425

City of Arcadia

7561

13092

City of Artesia

3938

23447

City of Avalon

62

1602

City of Azusa

13288

26555

City of Baldwin Park

22249

28982

City of Bell

13311

36637

City of Bell Gardens

13757

31940

City of Bellflower

22544

29001

City of Beverly Hills

7864

22781

City of Bradbury

60

5613

City of Burbank

21349

19919

City of Calabasas

3722

15302

City of Carson

24454

26058

City of Cerritos

7974

15927

City of Claremont

5785

15856

City of Commerce*

4366

33407

City of Compton

32031

32062

City of Covina

14240

29042

City of Cudahy

9657

39664

City of Culver City

6966

17474

City of Diamond Bar

8652

15043

City of Downey

34755

30417

City of Duarte

4966

22556

City of El Monte

31793

27111

City of El Segundo

2652

15799

City of Gardena

15654

25533

City of Glendale

42818

20736

City of Glendora

11298

21412

City of Hawaiian Gardens

4008

27310

City of Hawthorne

21844

24603

City of Hermosa Beach

3134

15933

City of Hidden Hills

242

12804

City of Huntington Park

21309

35823

City of Industry

365

83524

City of Inglewood

28379

24985

City of Irwindale

528

36189

City of La Canada Flintridge

2732

13203

City of La Habra Heights

159

2915

City of La Mirada

10057

20277

City of La Puente

12277

30167

City of La Verne

6857

20603

City of Lakewood

18153

22589

City of Lancaster*

49071

30371

City of Lawndale

7823

23273

City of Lomita

4098

19769

City of Lynwood*

23752

32967

City of Malibu

1958

15107

City of Manhattan Beach

4664

12956

City of Maywood

10060

35866

City of Monrovia

7924

20423

City of Montebello

18653

28976

City of Monterey Park

10868

17455

City of Norwalk

32144

29867

City of Palmdale

51445

32362

City of Palos Verdes Estates

1427

10553

City of Paramount

18160

32415

City of Pico Rivera

20288

31560

City of Pomona

49755

31908

City of Rancho Palos Verdes

4611

10787

City of Redondo Beach

9469

13784

City of Rolling Hills

178

9175

City of Rolling Hills Estates

915

11278

City of Rosemead

10145

18329

City of San Dimas*

7714

22349

City of San Fernando

10170

41321

City of San Gabriel

7013

17124

City of San Marino

1323

9965

City of Santa Clarita

52381

23764

City of Santa Fe Springs

6131

33386

City of Santa Monica

15942

17245

City of Sierra Madre

1445

13150

City of Signal Hill

2731

23150

City of South El Monte

6353

30419

City of South Gate

36917

37611

City of South Pasadena

3771

14474

City of Temple City

5894

16168

City of Torrance

21612

14479

City of Vernon

267

127751

City of Walnut

4579

14997

City of West Covina

28269

26118

City of West Hollywood

7526

20368

City of Westlake Village

262

3134

City of Whittier

22602

25851

Los Angeles

1125093

27817

Los Angeles - Adams-Normandie

2479

30224

Los Angeles - Alsace

3407

27376

Los Angeles - Angeles National Forest

6

15000

Los Angeles - Angelino Heights

596

23821

Los Angeles - Arleta

13299

38694

Los Angeles - Atwater Village

3379

23040

Los Angeles - Baldwin Hills

7122

22882

Los Angeles - Bel Air

1385

16431

Los Angeles - Beverly Crest

2227

17780

Los Angeles - Beverlywood

2868

21772

Los Angeles - Boyle Heights*

32059

36899

Los Angeles - Brentwood

5172

16708

Los Angeles - Brookside

89

15318

Los Angeles - Cadillac-Corning

1766

24800

Los Angeles - Canoga Park

19491

29853

Los Angeles - Carthay

2706

18840

Los Angeles - Central

14451

37061

Los Angeles - Century City

2183

17065

Los Angeles - Century Palms/Cove

13097

38788

Los Angeles - Chatsworth

8953

24157

Los Angeles - Cheviot Hills

1507

16432

Los Angeles - Chinatown

1888

23538

Los Angeles - Cloverdale/Cochran

3846

26428

Los Angeles - Country Club Park

3447

22748

Los Angeles - Crenshaw District

3762

27204

Los Angeles - Crestview

2716

23892

Los Angeles - Del Rey

5708

19067

Los Angeles - Downtown*

11203

40728

Los Angeles - Eagle Rock

8629

21796

Los Angeles - East Hollywood

6956

23751

Los Angeles - Echo Park

3158

22152

Los Angeles - El Sereno

12769

30542

Los Angeles - Elysian Park

1299

22742

Los Angeles - Elysian Valley

2579

25356

Los Angeles - Encino

9773

21635

Los Angeles - Exposition

933

28052

Los Angeles - Exposition Park

13640

30367

Los Angeles - Faircrest Heights

836

23222

Los Angeles - Figueroa Park Square

2941

33723

Los Angeles - Florence-Firestone

18873

39779

Los Angeles - Glassell Park

7631

24146

Los Angeles - Gramercy Place

3090

28707

Los Angeles - Granada Hills

15387

26442

Los Angeles - Green Meadows

8238

38307

Los Angeles - Hancock Park

3152

18499

Los Angeles - Harbor City

6711

23086

Los Angeles - Harbor Gateway

11748

26945

Los Angeles - Harbor Pines

442

18348

Los Angeles - Harvard Heights

4889

27108

Los Angeles - Harvard Park

14491

38200

Los Angeles - Highland Park

12355

25532

Los Angeles - Historic Filipinotown

4113

29654

Los Angeles - Hollywood

15089

22107

Los Angeles - Hollywood Hills

4920

16715

Los Angeles - Hyde Park

8823

30913

Los Angeles - Jefferson Park

2363

29270

Los Angeles - Koreatown

12163

23529

Los Angeles - Lafayette Square

1186

26014

Los Angeles - Lake Balboa

11840

28053

Los Angeles - Lakeview Terrace

4462

33975

Los Angeles - Leimert Park

4063

26669

Los Angeles - Lincoln Heights

9760

29941

Los Angeles - Little Armenia

2270

28287

Los Angeles - Little Bangladesh

6383

22521

Los Angeles - Little Tokyo

1019

32525

Los Angeles - Longwood

1266

29414

Los Angeles - Los Feliz

3526

16318

Los Angeles - Manchester Square

2310

27062

Los Angeles - Mandeville Canyon

480

15365

Los Angeles - Mar Vista

6832

16086

Los Angeles - Marina Peninsula

610

13991

Los Angeles - Melrose

19008

24465

Los Angeles - Mid-city

3239

21550

Los Angeles - Miracle Mile

3203

17809

Los Angeles - Mission Hills

9154

37946

Los Angeles - Mt. Washington

6056

25082

Los Angeles - North Hills

19428

31552

Los Angeles - North Hollywood

44655

29491

Los Angeles - Northridge

18271

26177

Los Angeles - Pacific Palisades

3036

14260

Los Angeles - Pacoima

31224

40562

Los Angeles - Palisades Highlands

572

14873

Los Angeles - Palms

7514

17125

Los Angeles - Panorama City

26303

34954

Los Angeles - Park La Brea

2052

15110

Los Angeles - Pico-Union

13141

31406

Los Angeles - Playa Del Rey

383

11984

Los Angeles - Playa Vista

2118

19348

Los Angeles - Porter Ranch

6818

19158

Los Angeles - Rancho Park

1317

20076

Los Angeles - Regent Square

618

22230

Los Angeles - Reseda

23821

31091

Los Angeles - Reseda Ranch

1360

29336

Los Angeles - Reynier Village

815

19276

Los Angeles - San Pedro*

18685

23943

Los Angeles - Shadow Hills

941

21184

Los Angeles - Sherman Oaks

17726

20315

Los Angeles - Silverlake

8979

20368

Los Angeles - South Carthay

2161

20396

Los Angeles - South Park

14367

37847

Los Angeles - St Elmo Village

1448

31588

Los Angeles - Studio City

4223

18819

Los Angeles - Sun Valley

18304

34876

Los Angeles - Sunland

4916

24089

Los Angeles - Sycamore Square

106

16383

Los Angeles - Sylmar*

32471

39408

Los Angeles - Tarzana

7331

23743

Los Angeles - Temple-Beaudry

10537

26688

Los Angeles - Thai Town

2073

21134

Los Angeles - Toluca Lake

1606

18451

Los Angeles - Toluca Terrace

340

26034

Los Angeles - Toluca Woods

306

16469

Los Angeles - Tujunga

6459

23225

Los Angeles - University Hills

684

19948

Los Angeles - University Park

8443

30751

Los Angeles - Valley Glen

8477

28242

Los Angeles - Valley Village

5683

22989

Los Angeles - Van Nuys*

29482

31635

Los Angeles - Venice

6178

18232

Los Angeles - Vermont Knolls

5971

34715

Los Angeles - Vermont Square

3001

39193

Los Angeles - Vermont Vista

15036

36508

Los Angeles - Vernon Central

21092

40563

Los Angeles - Victoria Park

2198

26170

Los Angeles - View Heights

711

19247

Los Angeles - Watts

15796

37016

Los Angeles - Wellington Square

1349

27447

Los Angeles - West Adams

8225

29768

Los Angeles - West Hills

8304

20481

Los Angeles - West Los Angeles

7077

18804

Los Angeles - West Vernon

19628

36589

Los Angeles - Westchester

8213

15916

Los Angeles - Westlake

16370

27580

Los Angeles - Westwood

8934

16511

Los Angeles - Wholesale District*

15554

43051

Los Angeles - Wilmington

18830

33335

Los Angeles - Wilshire Center

12272

24461

Los Angeles - Winnetka

14778

28537

Los Angeles - Woodland Hills

13846

20345

Unincorporated - Acton

1468

18417

Unincorporated - Agua Dulce

765

18398

Unincorporated - Altadena

8007

18356

Unincorporated - Anaverde

312

20690

Unincorporated - Angeles National Forest

71

5703

Unincorporated - Arcadia

1389

17404

Unincorporated - Athens-Westmont

13786

32482

Unincorporated - Athens Village

2206

45048

Unincorporated - Avocado Heights

2142

31616

Unincorporated - Azusa

4795

30114

Unincorporated - Bassett

4659

31444

Unincorporated - Bouquet Canyon

147

13700

Unincorporated - Bradbury

66

61111

Unincorporated - Canyon Country

2501

32363

Unincorporated - Castaic*

6942

25531

Unincorporated - Cerritos

130

22147

Unincorporated - Charter Oak

2

10000

Unincorporated - Claremont

93

13248

Unincorporated - Covina

4652

27659

Unincorporated - Covina (Charter Oak)

3455

26286

Unincorporated - Del Aire

846

19258

Unincorporated - Del Rey

84

26415

Unincorporated - Del Sur

512

21201

Unincorporated - Desert View Highlands

724

29041

Unincorporated - Duarte

1479

33401

Unincorporated - East Covina

74

22492

Unincorporated - East La Mirada

1165

22014

Unincorporated - East Lancaster

36

31579

Unincorporated - East Los Angeles

46600

37200

Unincorporated - East Pasadena

308

4810

Unincorporated - East Rancho Dominguez

4926

32179

Unincorporated - East Whittier

1032

19450

Unincorporated - El Camino Village

1801

20487

Unincorporated - El Monte

48

33103

Unincorporated - Elizabeth Lake

198

11921

Unincorporated - Florence-Firestone

25494

39400

Unincorporated - Franklin Canyon

1

8333

Unincorporated - Glendora

159

24091

Unincorporated - Hacienda Heights

11270

20152

Unincorporated - Harbor Gateway

4

400000

Unincorporated - Hawthorne

584

23230

Unincorporated - Hi Vista

128

11658

Unincorporated - Kagel/Lopez Canyons

503

35623

Unincorporated - La Crescenta-Montrose

2766

13969

Unincorporated - La Habra Heights

17

2515

Unincorporated - La Rambla

563

27133

Unincorporated - La Verne*

475

23284

Unincorporated - Ladera Heights

1212

17140

Unincorporated - Lake Hughes

139

20808

Unincorporated - Lake Los Angeles

3339

25696

Unincorporated - Lake Manor

325

19781

Unincorporated - Lakewood

1

877

Unincorporated - Lennox

6242

27691

Unincorporated - Leona Valley

251

14335

Unincorporated - Littlerock

1155

28724

Unincorporated - Littlerock/Juniper Hills

274

21126

Unincorporated - Littlerock/Pearblossom

1019

28551

Unincorporated - Llano

98

11174

Unincorporated - Marina del Rey

1570

16683

Unincorporated - Miracle Mile

0

0

Unincorporated - Monrovia

826

21283

Unincorporated - Newhall

87

39545

Unincorporated - North Lancaster

324

27045

Unincorporated - North Whittier

2293

27428

Unincorporated - Northeast San Gabriel

3838

15968

Unincorporated - Padua Hills

24

11163

Unincorporated - Palmdale

208

24703

Unincorporated - Palos Verdes Peninsula

63

10145

Unincorporated - Pearblossom/Llano

309

15798

Unincorporated - Pellissier Village

295

47658

Unincorporated - Placerita Canyon

15

3261

Unincorporated - Pomona

130

6708

Unincorporated - Quartz Hill

3012

23338

Unincorporated - Rancho Dominguez

900

33822

Unincorporated - Roosevelt

211

22664

Unincorporated - Rosewood

385

29938

Unincorporated - Rosewood/East Gardena

399

33445

Unincorporated - Rosewood/West Rancho Dominguez

1045

31092

Unincorporated - Rowland Heights

8341

16348

Unincorporated - San Clemente Island

0

0

Unincorporated - San Francisquito Canyon/Bouquet Canyon

34

3963

Unincorporated - San Jose Hills

6248

30899

Unincorporated - San Pasqual

61

2998

Unincorporated - Sand Canyon

46

14935

Unincorporated - Santa Catalina Island

597

223596

Unincorporated - Santa Monica Mountains*

2578

13845

Unincorporated - Saugus

303

195484

Unincorporated - Saugus/Canyon Country

87

24438

Unincorporated - South Antelope Valley

87

19121

Unincorporated - South El Monte

616

34318

Unincorporated - South San Gabriel

1937

21892

Unincorporated - South Whittier

16604

28037

Unincorporated - Southeast Antelope Valley

177

22663

Unincorporated - Stevenson Ranch

3874

18478

Unincorporated - Sun Village

1754

29059

Unincorporated - Sunrise Village

404

31173

Unincorporated - Twin Lakes/Oat Mountain

296

17853

Unincorporated - Val Verde

808

24418

Unincorporated - Valencia

651

21191

Unincorporated - Valinda

7255

31043

Unincorporated - View Park/Windsor Hills

2322

19957

Unincorporated - Walnut Park

5877

36406

Unincorporated - West Antelope Valley

127

8405

Unincorporated - West Carson

5254

23789

Unincorporated - West Chatsworth

4

33333

Unincorporated - West LA

502

52731

Unincorporated - West Puente Valley

3136

31886

Unincorporated - West Rancho Dominguez

378

27815

Unincorporated - West Whittier/Los Nietos

7914

29393

Unincorporated - Westfield/Academy Hills

153

11769

Unincorporated - Westhills

125

14899

Unincorporated - White Fence Farms

694

18843

Unincorporated - Whittier

714

18869

Unincorporated - Whittier Narrows

63

525000

Unincorporated - Willowbrook

13303

38103

Unincorporated - Wiseburn

1358

22532

- Under Investigation

67401

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