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For Immediate Release:

March 02, 2022

Public Health Outlines Community Prevention Strategies as L.A. County Prepares to Issue a Modified Health Officer Order - 1,626 New Positive Cases and 80 New Deaths, Including One Person Between the Ages of 12-17, Due to COVID-19 in Los Angeles County

In anticipation of LA County moving into medium or low risk according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Community Level designation this Thursday, Public Health will issue a modified Health Officer Order which will go into effect on Friday, March 4.

Under this modified order, indoor masking will be strongly recommended, but not required, for vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals, except in high-risk settings where federal and state regulations continue to require masking, including everyone using public transit and all those in emergency shelters, health care settings, correctional and detention facilities, homeless shelters, and long-term care facilities. At all sites where masking indoors is no longer mandatory, employers will be required to offer, for voluntary use, medical grade masks and respirators to employees working indoors in close contact with other workers and/or customers.

Masks are required indoors at schools and childcare facilities until March 11 when masks will be strongly recommended for students, children, teachers, and staff regardless of vaccination status. School districts in LA County may continue to require masking at schools and during school activities, along with other appropriate safety protections for their school community.

Masking is strongly recommended for everyone, regardless of vaccination status, in indoor public spaces by both the state and county public health departments because transmission remains a significant risk for many across our county and state.

Masking is also still required for those who exit isolation or quarantine early through day 10 of their isolation or quarantine period. As a reminder, regardless of the community risk level, people can wear a mask based on their personal preference, comfort level, and informed by their personal level of risk.

At every risk level, those who are exposed or symptomatic should be tested and a negative test is required to exit isolation or quarantine between days 6-10.

Two additional community prevention strategies include vaccine verification and ventilation. Vaccine verification in health care and congregate care settings l continues to be required across all community risk levels. Vaccine verification also continues to be required for entry to indoor mega events, with a negative test result as a substitute for those not fully vaccinated. Vaccine verification at outdoor mega events and indoor portions of bars, nightclubs and lounges is strongly recommended and no longer required.

Additionally, under Medium and High-risk Levels, visitors at healthcare facilities, including congregate care sites, are still required to verify vaccination status or provide a negative test result.

Regardless of community risk level, proper ventilation throughout indoor spaces should be maintained.

For more information, visit the Los Angeles County Post Surge Response Plan.

“I know so many are mourning the loss of a loved one and I send my heartfelt condolences and wishes for healing to each, and every family affected by this pandemic,” said Dr. Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd, Director of Public Health. “Despite the encouraging news, people who are unvaccinated, immunocompromised, or living in low-resourced communities, continue to be at higher risk and are more likely to become seriously ill and die from COVID-19. Along with the significant protection provided by vaccines and boosters, masks add an important barrier to transmission that protects those most vulnerable from the worst outcomes. Therefore, Public Health, in alignment with the state, strongly recommends that individuals keep their masks on in public indoor settings, regardless of vaccination status, until there is less risk for those at elevated risk.”

Today, Public Health confirmed 80 additional deaths and 1,626 new cases of COVID-19. Of the 80 new deaths reported today, one person was between the ages of 12-17, seven were between the ages of 30-49, 16 were between the ages of 50-64, 16 were between the ages of 65-79, and 32 were aged 80 years or older. Of the 80 newly reported deaths, 58 had underlying health conditions. Information on the nine 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 30,853.

Public Health has reported a total of 2,799,169 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of L.A. County. Today’s positivity rate is 1.2%.

There are 907 people with COVID-19 currently hospitalized. Testing results are available for more than 11,443,300 individuals, with 22% of people testing positive.


A wide range of data and dashboards on COVID-19 from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health are available on the Public Health website at http://www.publichealth.lacounty.gov including:

Always check with trusted sources for the latest accurate information about novel coronavirus:

Please see additional information below:
Cases through 12:00pm 3/1/2022

Total Cases

NEW

Laboratory Confirmed Cases

2,799,169

1626

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

2,647,063

1479

-- Long Beach

124,407

121

-- Pasadena

27,699

26

Deaths

30,853

80

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

29,226

71

-- Long Beach

1,229

9

-- Pasadena

398

0

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

- 0 to 4

81332

- 5 to 11

235783

- 12 to 17

230276

- 18 to 29

589829

- 30 to 49

843960

- 50 to 64

438089

- 65 to 79

169732

- over 80

55206

- Under Investigation

2856

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

- Female

1345529

- Male

1226735

- Other

983

- Under Investigation

73816

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

- American Indian/Alaska Native

4877

- Asian

161040

- Black

132693

- Hispanic/Latino

1215529

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

13569

- White

337700

- Other

290224

- Under Investigation

491431

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

- Hospitalized (Ever)

134304

**DATA Under reported

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

- American Indian/Alaska Native

69

- Asian

3660

- Black

2689

- Hispanic/Latino

15097

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

105

- White

7217

- Other

300

- Under Investigation

89

CITY / COMMUNITY**

Cases

Case Rate

City of Agoura Hills

4032

19308

City of Alhambra

16412

18924

City of Arcadia

7834

13564

City of Artesia

4083

24311

City of Avalon

62

1602

City of Azusa

13565

27108

City of Baldwin Park

22616

29460

City of Bell

13653

37578

City of Bell Gardens

13995

32493

City of Bellflower

22994

29580

City of Beverly Hills

8117

23514

City of Bradbury

64

5987

City of Burbank

21815

20354

City of Calabasas

3831

15751

City of Carson

25061

26704

City of Cerritos

8210

16398

City of Claremont

6012

16478

City of Commerce*

4464

34157

City of Compton

32697

32728

City of Covina

14515

29603

City of Cudahy

9845

40436

City of Culver City

7217

18104

City of Diamond Bar

8929

15525

City of Downey

35448

31023

City of Duarte

5085

23097

City of El Monte

32413

27640

City of El Segundo

2736

16299

City of Gardena

16014

26120

City of Glendale

43734

21179

City of Glendora

11593

21971

City of Hawaiian Gardens

4131

28148

City of Hawthorne

22264

25076

City of Hermosa Beach

3206

16299

City of Hidden Hills

252

13333

City of Huntington Park

21735

36539

City of Industry

370

84668

City of Inglewood

28923

25464

City of Irwindale

536

36737

City of La Canada Flintridge

2789

13478

City of La Habra Heights

161

2951

City of La Mirada

10273

20712

City of La Puente

12545

30825

City of La Verne

6946

20870

City of Lakewood

18681

23246

City of Lancaster*

50139

31032

City of Lawndale

7981

23743

City of Lomita

4205

20286

City of Lynwood*

24329

33768

City of Malibu

2027

15639

City of Manhattan Beach

4808

13356

City of Maywood

10309

36754

City of Monrovia

8116

20918

City of Montebello

19013

29535

City of Monterey Park

11163

17929

City of Norwalk

32826

30501

City of Palmdale

52487

33017

City of Palos Verdes Estates

1469

10864

City of Paramount

18537

33088

City of Pico Rivera

20736

32257

City of Pomona

50651

32483

City of Rancho Palos Verdes

4754

11121

City of Redondo Beach

9718

14146

City of Rolling Hills

184

9485

City of Rolling Hills Estates

960

11833

City of Rosemead

10466

18909

City of San Dimas*

7908

22911

City of San Fernando

10352

42061

City of San Gabriel

7256

17717

City of San Marino

1376

10364

City of Santa Clarita

53323

24191

City of Santa Fe Springs

6260

34088

City of Santa Monica

16486

17833

City of Sierra Madre

1488

13541

City of Signal Hill

2802

23752

City of South El Monte

6494

31094

City of South Gate

37811

38522

City of South Pasadena

3904

14985

City of Temple City

6058

16618

City of Torrance

22270

14919

City of Vernon

304

145455

City of Walnut

4725

15476

City of West Covina

28880

26683

City of West Hollywood

7749

20971

City of Westlake Village

269

3218

City of Whittier

23036

26347

Los Angeles

1152470

28494

Los Angeles - Adams-Normandie

2550

31090

Los Angeles - Alsace

3494

28076

Los Angeles - Angeles National Forest

6

15000

Los Angeles - Angelino Heights

616

24620

Los Angeles - Arleta

13538

39389

Los Angeles - Atwater Village

3455

23558

Los Angeles - Baldwin Hills

7319

23515

Los Angeles - Bel Air

1430

16965

Los Angeles - Beverly Crest

2285

18244

Los Angeles - Beverlywood

2943

22341

Los Angeles - Boyle Heights*

32880

37844

Los Angeles - Brentwood

5330

17219

Los Angeles - Brookside

93

16007

Los Angeles - Cadillac-Corning

1801

25291

Los Angeles - Canoga Park

19888

30461

Los Angeles - Carthay

2812

19578

Los Angeles - Central

14743

37810

Los Angeles - Century City

2259

17659

Los Angeles - Century Palms/Cove

13371

39599

Los Angeles - Chatsworth

9174

24754

Los Angeles - Cheviot Hills

1578

17206

Los Angeles - Chinatown

1943

24224

Los Angeles - Cloverdale/Cochran

3973

27300

Los Angeles - Country Club Park

3555

23461

Los Angeles - Crenshaw District

3888

28115

Los Angeles - Crestview

2788

24525

Los Angeles - Del Rey

5834

19488

Los Angeles - Downtown*

11484

41749

Los Angeles - Eagle Rock

8852

22360

Los Angeles - East Hollywood

7188

24543

Los Angeles - Echo Park

3246

22769

Los Angeles - El Sereno

13087

31303

Los Angeles - Elysian Park

1342

23494

Los Angeles - Elysian Valley

2671

26261

Los Angeles - Encino

10023

22189

Los Angeles - Exposition

958

28803

Los Angeles - Exposition Park

14060

31302

Los Angeles - Faircrest Heights

866

24056

Los Angeles - Figueroa Park Square

2991

34297

Los Angeles - Florence-Firestone

19261

40596

Los Angeles - Glassell Park

7836

24794

Los Angeles - Gramercy Place

3149

29255

Los Angeles - Granada Hills

15766

27094

Los Angeles - Green Meadows

8438

39237

Los Angeles - Hancock Park

3253

19091

Los Angeles - Harbor City

6895

23719

Los Angeles - Harbor Gateway

11980

27477

Los Angeles - Harbor Pines

452

18763

Los Angeles - Harvard Heights

5031

27896

Los Angeles - Harvard Park

14770

38935

Los Angeles - Highland Park

12687

26218

Los Angeles - Historic Filipinotown

4195

30245

Los Angeles - Hollywood

15556

22791

Los Angeles - Hollywood Hills

5061

17194

Los Angeles - Hyde Park

9090

31849

Los Angeles - Jefferson Park

2438

30199

Los Angeles - Koreatown

12595

24365

Los Angeles - Lafayette Square

1214

26629

Los Angeles - Lake Balboa

12073

28605

Los Angeles - Lakeview Terrace

4549

34638

Los Angeles - Leimert Park

4160

27306

Los Angeles - Lincoln Heights

9932

30469

Los Angeles - Little Armenia

2346

29234

Los Angeles - Little Bangladesh

6616

23343

Los Angeles - Little Tokyo

1049

33482

Los Angeles - Longwood

1295

30088

Los Angeles - Los Feliz

3632

16809

Los Angeles - Manchester Square

2361

27659

Los Angeles - Mandeville Canyon

488

15621

Los Angeles - Mar Vista

7024

16538

Los Angeles - Marina Peninsula

634

14541

Los Angeles - Melrose

19547

25158

Los Angeles - Mid-city

3338

22209

Los Angeles - Miracle Mile

3300

18349

Los Angeles - Mission Hills

9303

38563

Los Angeles - Mt. Washington

6213

25732

Los Angeles - North Hills

19774

32114

Los Angeles - North Hollywood

45501

30049

Los Angeles - Northridge

18753

26868

Los Angeles - Pacific Palisades

3152

14804

Los Angeles - Pacoima

31808

41320

Los Angeles - Palisades Highlands

597

15523

Los Angeles - Palms

7704

17558

Los Angeles - Panorama City

26757

35557

Los Angeles - Park La Brea

2170

15979

Los Angeles - Pico-Union

13522

32317

Los Angeles - Playa Del Rey

395

12359

Los Angeles - Playa Vista

2177

19887

Los Angeles - Porter Ranch

7016

19715

Los Angeles - Rancho Park

1354

20640

Los Angeles - Regent Square

630

22662

Los Angeles - Reseda

24337

31764

Los Angeles - Reseda Ranch

1391

30004

Los Angeles - Reynier Village

836

19773

Los Angeles - San Pedro*

19211

24617

Los Angeles - Shadow Hills

957

21544

Los Angeles - Sherman Oaks

18250

20916

Los Angeles - Silverlake

9240

20960

Los Angeles - South Carthay

2237

21114

Los Angeles - South Park

14706

38740

Los Angeles - St Elmo Village

1512

32984

Los Angeles - Studio City

4421

19701

Los Angeles - Sun Valley

18597

35434

Los Angeles - Sunland

5021

24603

Los Angeles - Sycamore Square

111

17156

Los Angeles - Sylmar*

33147

40228

Los Angeles - Tarzana

7501

24294

Los Angeles - Temple-Beaudry

10798

27349

Los Angeles - Thai Town

2136

21776

Los Angeles - Toluca Lake

1644

18888

Los Angeles - Toluca Terrace

355

27182

Los Angeles - Toluca Woods

314

16900

Los Angeles - Tujunga

6617

23794

Los Angeles - University Hills

695

20268

Los Angeles - University Park

8768

31935

Los Angeles - Valley Glen

8630

28751

Los Angeles - Valley Village

5823

23556

Los Angeles - Van Nuys*

30082

32279

Los Angeles - Venice

6333

18690

Los Angeles - Vermont Knolls

6097

35448

Los Angeles - Vermont Square

3067

40055

Los Angeles - Vermont Vista

15361

37297

Los Angeles - Vernon Central

21502

41352

Los Angeles - Victoria Park

2254

26837

Los Angeles - View Heights

733

19843

Los Angeles - Watts

16108

37747

Los Angeles - Wellington Square

1381

28098

Los Angeles - West Adams

8511

30803

Los Angeles - West Hills

8577

21154

Los Angeles - West Los Angeles

7250

19263

Los Angeles - West Vernon

20082

37436

Los Angeles - Westchester

8509

16489

Los Angeles - Westlake

16802

28308

Los Angeles - Westwood

9344

17269

Los Angeles - Wholesale District*

16129

44643

Los Angeles - Wilmington

19160

33919

Los Angeles - Wilshire Center

12645

25204

Los Angeles - Winnetka

15108

29174

Los Angeles - Woodland Hills

14197

20861

Unincorporated - Acton

1499

18806

Unincorporated - Agua Dulce

777

18687

Unincorporated - Altadena

8185

18764

Unincorporated - Anaverde

320

21220

Unincorporated - Angeles National Forest

72

5783

Unincorporated - Arcadia

1420

17792

Unincorporated - Athens-Westmont

14078

33170

Unincorporated - Athens Village

2257

46089

Unincorporated - Avocado Heights

2177

32133

Unincorporated - Azusa

4897

30754

Unincorporated - Bassett

4752

32071

Unincorporated - Bouquet Canyon

147

13700

Unincorporated - Bradbury

67

62037

Unincorporated - Canyon Country

2560

33126

Unincorporated - Castaic*

7045

25909

Unincorporated - Cerritos

135

22998

Unincorporated - Charter Oak

2

10000

Unincorporated - Claremont

93

13248

Unincorporated - Covina

4736

28159

Unincorporated - Covina (Charter Oak)

3544

26963

Unincorporated - Del Aire

864

19668

Unincorporated - Del Rey

87

27358

Unincorporated - Del Sur

531

21988

Unincorporated - Desert View Highlands

749

30044

Unincorporated - Duarte

1500

33875

Unincorporated - East Covina

76

23100

Unincorporated - East La Mirada

1185

22392

Unincorporated - East Lancaster

36

31579

Unincorporated - East Los Angeles

47495

37914

Unincorporated - East Pasadena

319

4982

Unincorporated - East Rancho Dominguez

5033

32878

Unincorporated - East Whittier

1050

19789

Unincorporated - El Camino Village

1834

20862

Unincorporated - El Monte

51

35172

Unincorporated - Elizabeth Lake

203

12222

Unincorporated - Florence-Firestone

26014

40204

Unincorporated - Franklin Canyon

1

8333

Unincorporated - Glendora

165

25000

Unincorporated - Hacienda Heights

11524

20606

Unincorporated - Harbor Gateway

4

400000

Unincorporated - Hawthorne

596

23707

Unincorporated - Hi Vista

132

12022

Unincorporated - Kagel/Lopez Canyons

515

36473

Unincorporated - La Crescenta-Montrose

2821

14247

Unincorporated - La Habra Heights

17

2515

Unincorporated - La Rambla

576

27759

Unincorporated - La Verne*

482

23627

Unincorporated - Ladera Heights

1236

17480

Unincorporated - Lake Hughes

145

21707

Unincorporated - Lake Los Angeles

3418

26304

Unincorporated - Lake Manor

336

20450

Unincorporated - Lakewood

1

877

Unincorporated - Lennox

6324

28054

Unincorporated - Leona Valley

256

14620

Unincorporated - Littlerock

1182

29396

Unincorporated - Littlerock/Juniper Hills

277

21357

Unincorporated - Littlerock/Pearblossom

1037

29056

Unincorporated - Llano

101

11517

Unincorporated - Marina del Rey

1611

17118

Unincorporated - Miracle Mile

0

0

Unincorporated - Monrovia

840

21644

Unincorporated - Newhall

87

39545

Unincorporated - North Lancaster

335

27963

Unincorporated - North Whittier

2345

28050

Unincorporated - Northeast San Gabriel

3949

16430

Unincorporated - Padua Hills

25

11628

Unincorporated - Palmdale

214

25416

Unincorporated - Palos Verdes Peninsula

66

10628

Unincorporated - Pearblossom/Llano

317

16207

Unincorporated - Pellissier Village

296

47819

Unincorporated - Placerita Canyon

15

3261

Unincorporated - Pomona

134

6914

Unincorporated - Quartz Hill

3072

23803

Unincorporated - Rancho Dominguez

914

34348

Unincorporated - Roosevelt

216

23201

Unincorporated - Rosewood

394

30638

Unincorporated - Rosewood/East Gardena

406

34032

Unincorporated - Rosewood/West Rancho Dominguez

1064

31657

Unincorporated - Rowland Heights

8589

16834

Unincorporated - San Clemente Island

0

0

Unincorporated - San Francisquito Canyon/Bouquet Canyon

34

3963

Unincorporated - San Jose Hills

6342

31363

Unincorporated - San Pasqual

63

3096

Unincorporated - Sand Canyon

48

15584

Unincorporated - Santa Catalina Island

609

228090

Unincorporated - Santa Monica Mountains*

2705

14527

Unincorporated - Saugus

309

199355

Unincorporated - Saugus/Canyon Country

89

25000

Unincorporated - South Antelope Valley

88

19341

Unincorporated - South El Monte

621

34596

Unincorporated - South San Gabriel

1984

22423

Unincorporated - South Whittier

16928

28584

Unincorporated - Southeast Antelope Valley

185

23688

Unincorporated - Stevenson Ranch

3963

18902

Unincorporated - Sun Village

1791

29672

Unincorporated - Sunrise Village

413

31867

Unincorporated - Twin Lakes/Oat Mountain

302

18215

Unincorporated - Val Verde

824

24902

Unincorporated - Valencia

664

21615

Unincorporated - Valinda

7366

31518

Unincorporated - View Park/Windsor Hills

2380

20456

Unincorporated - Walnut Park

6022

37304

Unincorporated - West Antelope Valley

132

8736

Unincorporated - West Carson

5413

24509

Unincorporated - West Chatsworth

4

33333

Unincorporated - West LA

537

56408

Unincorporated - West Puente Valley

3203

32567

Unincorporated - West Rancho Dominguez

383

28182

Unincorporated - West Whittier/Los Nietos

8085

30028

Unincorporated - Westfield/Academy Hills

159

12231

Unincorporated - Westhills

127

15137

Unincorporated - White Fence Farms

719

19522

Unincorporated - Whittier

723

19107

Unincorporated - Whittier Narrows

64

533333

Unincorporated - Willowbrook

13586

38914

Unincorporated - Wiseburn

1390

23063

- Under Investigation

67858

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