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For Immediate Release:

April 06, 2022

Public Health Expands Access to “Test to Treat” Program - 789 New Positive Cases and 17 New Deaths Due to COVID-19 in Los Angeles County Today

Because the efficacy of therapeutics requires rapid access to starting treatment, Public Health is expanding access to therapeutics across L.A. County by launching the Public Health “Test to Treat” Tele-health Services and adding additional “Test to Treat” locations.

Two oral COVID-19 oral therapeutics (Paxlovid and Molnupiravir) are available in LA County which have been found effective against Omicron subvariants BA.1 and BA.2. These therapeutics are for use in children and adults who weigh at least 88 pounds, test positive for COVID-19, have mild to moderate symptoms, and are at high risk for progressing to severe disease. These two therapeutics must be started within five days of a patient experiencing symptoms.

Residents currently have the option of accessing these medications by going to one of 58 Test to Treat sites in the county, one of the 26 DHS-Fulgent Testing sites, or one of three Public Health vaccination sites (Market Street Center in Santa Clarita, Obregon Park in East Los Angeles, and Ted Watkins Memorial Park in South Los Angeles).

The federal government “Test to Treat'' program currently includes 20 CVS Minute Clinics and 11 Walgreens locations in L.A. County that allow patients to walk in to get tested, evaluated, and treated on the same visit at the same location. States and local jurisdictions have also been identifying other clinical sites that can offer similar services.

Residents can find current “Test to Treat” locations in LA County at: ph.lacounty.gov/covidmedicines.

Beginning this week, residents having difficulty accessing medications or a “Test to Treat” location have several additional options.

Individuals can contact our Public Health Call Center seven days a week from 8:00 am - 8:30 pm at 833-540-0473. Call center staff will answer questions and connect patients to services as needed. Patients who are looking for testing or treatment will be referred to a site, and patients who already have a positive test result but are looking for access to evaluation and treatment will either be referred to a nearby Test to Treat center or connected to the Public Health telehealth services. Telehealth services are available seven days a week to screen patients for eligibility and determine which medication, if any, would be appropriate for the patients. Medications are then shipped to the patient’s home overnight or the patient is referred to a nearby Test to Treat site to ensure timely access.

Public Health has also partnered with Healthvana and 26 Department of Health Services-Fulgent testing sites located in under-resourced communities hard-hit by the pandemic. This pilot project allows patients who test positive at one of these sites to receive a test result text from Healthvana, and if symptomatic, the text directs them to contact the Public Health Call Center to report their result. These patients will then be routed to a Public Health telehealth visit for screening.

Patients testing positive at one of the Public Health vaccination sites will also be routed for a telehealth visit with overnight shipment of medications.

“We extend our deepest sympathies to everyone mourning the loss of a loved one from COVID-19,” said Dr. Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd, Director of Public Health. “As the more infectious BA.2 subvariant continues to spread across the County, eligible individuals can take advantage of two oral therapeutics. By expanding the number of sites and launching Public Health ‘Test to Treat’ Tele-health Services, more residents are able to quickly start treatment within five days of when symptoms first surface. These highly effective therapeutics can prevent serious illness or death, and for those County residents in underserved areas lacking convenient access to testing and pharmacies or clinics, a tele-health option makes access to these medications much easier. With the recent increases in cases, we are hopeful that as more residents learn about the new oral medications, they will not delay seeking care if they test positive. We thank our partners across the County working to bring these life-saving medications to residents.”

Today, Public Health reported 17 additional deaths and 789 cases for Monday. Of the 17 new deaths reported, two people were between the ages of 50-64, nine were between the ages of 65-79, and six were aged 80 years or older. To date, the total number of deaths in L.A. County is 31,739.

Public Health has reported a total of 2,838,442 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of L.A. County. Today’s positivity rate is 1.0%.

There are 292 people with COVID-19 currently hospitalized. Testing results are available for more than 11,731,000 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:

· COVID-19 Daily Data (cases, deaths, testing, testing positivity rate, mortality rate, and hospitalizations)

· Gender, Age, Race/Ethnicity and City/Community Cases and Deaths

· Recovery Metrics

· Contact Tracing Metrics

· Skilled Nursing Facility Metrics

· Citations due to Health Officer Order Noncompliance

· Outbreaks:

o Residential Congregate Settings

o Non-Residential Settings

o Homeless Service Settings

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

· Los Angeles County Department of Public Health:
http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus/

· California Department of Public Health:

· https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/Immunization/nCOV2019.aspx

· Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

· Spanish https://espanol.cdc.gov/enes/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

· World Health Organization https://www.who.int/health-topics/coronavirus

· LA County residents can also call 2-1-1

For more information:

Total Cases

Laboratory Confirmed Cases

2,838,442

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

2,684,493

-- Long Beach

125,747

-- Pasadena

28,202

Deaths

31,739

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

30,066

-- Long Beach

1,261

-- Pasadena

412

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

- 0 to 4

82514

- 5 to 11

238938

- 12 to 17

233351

- 18 to 29

597819

- 30 to 49

856231

- 50 to 64

444563

- 65 to 79

172751

- over 80

56250

- Under Investigation

2076

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

- Female

1365163

- Male

1244171

- Other

1044

- Under Investigation

74115

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

- American Indian/Alaska Native

4921

- Asian

164630

- Black

134684

- Hispanic/Latino

1227228

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

13605

- White

345078

- Other

298161

- Under Investigation

496186

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

- Hospitalized (Ever)

136,061

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

- American Indian/Alaska Native

73

- Asian

3756

- Black

2776

- Hispanic/Latino

15474

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

111

- White

7470

- Other

311

- Under Investigation

95

CITY / COMMUNITY**

Cases

Case Rate

City of Agoura Hills

4166

19949

City of Alhambra

16860

19441

City of Arcadia

8013

13874

City of Artesia

4158

24757

City of Avalon

62

1602

City of Azusa

13684

27346

City of Baldwin Park

22831

29740

City of Bell

13830

38066

City of Bell Gardens

14126

32797

City of Bellflower

23246

29904

City of Beverly Hills

8304

24056

City of Bradbury

65

6080

City of Burbank

22212

20724

City of Calabasas

3948

16232

City of Carson

25421

27088

City of Cerritos

8366

16710

City of Claremont

6669

18279

City of Commerce*

4509

34501

City of Compton

33046

33078

City of Covina

14626

29829

City of Cudahy

10005

41093

City of Culver City

7370

18487

City of Diamond Bar

9118

15853

City of Downey

35775

31309

City of Duarte

5152

23401

City of El Monte

32942

28091

City of El Segundo

2774

16526

City of Gardena

16173

26379

City of Glendale

44236

21423

City of Glendora

11742

22254

City of Hawaiian Gardens

4162

28359

City of Hawthorne

22480

25319

City of Hermosa Beach

3288

16716

City of Hidden Hills

259

13704

City of Huntington Park

21979

36949

City of Industry

399

91304

City of Inglewood

29250

25752

City of Irwindale

538

36875

City of La Canada Flintridge

2857

13807

City of La Habra Heights

162

2970

City of La Mirada

10407

20982

City of La Puente

12654

31093

City of La Verne

7048

21177

City of Lakewood

18894

23511

City of Lancaster*

50724

31394

City of Lawndale

8052

23954

City of Lomita

4270

20599

City of Lynwood*

24724

34316

City of Malibu

2093

16148

City of Manhattan Beach

4942

13728

City of Maywood

10539

37574

City of Monrovia

8234

21222

City of Montebello

19163

29768

City of Monterey Park

11481

18440

City of Norwalk

33129

30783

City of Palmdale

52826

33231

City of Palos Verdes Estates

1501

11100

City of Paramount

18888

33715

City of Pico Rivera

20917

32538

City of Pomona

51869

33264

City of Rancho Palos Verdes

4853

11353

City of Redondo Beach

9946

14478

City of Rolling Hills

187

9639

City of Rolling Hills Estates

985

12141

City of Rosemead

10764

19447

City of San Dimas*

8033

23273

City of San Fernando

10421

42341

City of San Gabriel

7570

18484

City of San Marino

1420

10695

City of Santa Clarita

53815

24414

City of Santa Fe Springs

6344

34546

City of Santa Monica

17016

18406

City of Sierra Madre

1523

13859

City of Signal Hill

2834

24023

City of South El Monte

6559

31405

City of South Gate

38295

39015

City of South Pasadena

3983

15288

City of Temple City

6175

16939

City of Torrance

22705

15211

City of Vernon

308

147368

City of Walnut

4857

15908

City of West Covina

29156

26938

City of West Hollywood

7957

21534

City of Westlake Village

275

3289

City of Whittier

23625

27021

Los Angeles

1168958

28902

Los Angeles - Adams-Normandie

2603

31736

Los Angeles - Alsace

3533

28389

Los Angeles - Angeles National Forest

6

15000

Los Angeles - Angelino Heights

629

25140

Los Angeles - Arleta

13598

39564

Los Angeles - Atwater Village

3523

24022

Los Angeles - Baldwin Hills

7447

23926

Los Angeles - Bel Air

1476

17511

Los Angeles - Beverly Crest

2338

18667

Los Angeles - Beverlywood

3021

22933

Los Angeles - Boyle Heights*

33213

38227

Los Angeles - Brentwood

5505

17784

Los Angeles - Brookside

97

16695

Los Angeles - Cadillac-Corning

1823

25600

Los Angeles - Canoga Park

20031

30681

Los Angeles - Carthay

2895

20156

Los Angeles - Central

14833

38041

Los Angeles - Century City

2335

18254

Los Angeles - Century Palms/Cove

13454

39845

Los Angeles - Chatsworth

9260

24986

Los Angeles - Cheviot Hills

1620

17664

Los Angeles - Chinatown

1974

24610

Los Angeles - Cloverdale/Cochran

4028

27678

Los Angeles - Country Club Park

3633

23975

Los Angeles - Crenshaw District

3956

28607

Los Angeles - Crestview

2850

25070

Los Angeles - Del Rey

5944

19856

Los Angeles - Downtown*

11750

42716

Los Angeles - Eagle Rock

9126

23052

Los Angeles - East Hollywood

7296

24912

Los Angeles - Echo Park

3321

23295

Los Angeles - El Sereno

13227

31637

Los Angeles - Elysian Park

1358

23775

Los Angeles - Elysian Valley

2707

26615

Los Angeles - Encino

10268

22731

Los Angeles - Exposition

971

29194

Los Angeles - Exposition Park

14376

32006

Los Angeles - Faircrest Heights

889

24694

Los Angeles - Figueroa Park Square

3021

34641

Los Angeles - Florence-Firestone

19429

40951

Los Angeles - Glassell Park

7981

25253

Los Angeles - Gramercy Place

3178

29524

Los Angeles - Granada Hills

15930

27375

Los Angeles - Green Meadows

8512

39581

Los Angeles - Hancock Park

3343

19620

Los Angeles - Harbor City

6959

23939

Los Angeles - Harbor Gateway

12105

27764

Los Angeles - Harbor Pines

454

18846

Los Angeles - Harvard Heights

5139

28495

Los Angeles - Harvard Park

14923

39338

Los Angeles - Highland Park

12902

26662

Los Angeles - Historic Filipinotown

4253

30663

Los Angeles - Hollywood

15933

23344

Los Angeles - Hollywood Hills

5191

17636

Los Angeles - Hyde Park

9189

32196

Los Angeles - Jefferson Park

2486

30794

Los Angeles - Koreatown

12915

24984

Los Angeles - Lafayette Square

1233

27045

Los Angeles - Lake Balboa

12181

28861

Los Angeles - Lakeview Terrace

4586

34920

Los Angeles - Leimert Park

4221

27706

Los Angeles - Lincoln Heights

10051

30834

Los Angeles - Little Armenia

2428

30255

Los Angeles - Little Bangladesh

6811

24031

Los Angeles - Little Tokyo

1087

34695

Los Angeles - Longwood

1317

30599

Los Angeles - Los Feliz

3766

17429

Los Angeles - Manchester Square

2378

27858

Los Angeles - Mandeville Canyon

515

16485

Los Angeles - Mar Vista

7237

17040

Los Angeles - Marina Peninsula

656

15046

Los Angeles - Melrose

19989

25727

Los Angeles - Mid-city

3402

22635

Los Angeles - Miracle Mile

3391

18855

Los Angeles - Mission Hills

9370

38841

Los Angeles - Mt. Washington

6337

26246

Los Angeles - North Hills

19935

32375

Los Angeles - North Hollywood

45985

30369

Los Angeles - Northridge

18982

27196

Los Angeles - Pacific Palisades

3285

15429

Los Angeles - Pacoima

31989

41555

Los Angeles - Palisades Highlands

605

15731

Los Angeles - Palms

7871

17939

Los Angeles - Panorama City

26972

35843

Los Angeles - Park La Brea

2232

16436

Los Angeles - Pico-Union

13820

33029

Los Angeles - Playa Del Rey

406

12703

Los Angeles - Playa Vista

2230

20371

Los Angeles - Porter Ranch

7146

20080

Los Angeles - Rancho Park

1406

21433

Los Angeles - Regent Square

637

22914

Los Angeles - Reseda

24533

32020

Los Angeles - Reseda Ranch

1404

30285

Los Angeles - Reynier Village

856

20246

Los Angeles - San Pedro*

19468

24947

Los Angeles - Shadow Hills

971

21860

Los Angeles - Sherman Oaks

18653

21378

Los Angeles - Silverlake

9508

21568

Los Angeles - South Carthay

2280

21520

Los Angeles - South Park

14816

39030

Los Angeles - St Elmo Village

1527

33312

Los Angeles - Studio City

4572

20374

Los Angeles - Sun Valley

18723

35674

Los Angeles - Sunland

5069

24838

Los Angeles - Sycamore Square

113

17465

Los Angeles - Sylmar*

33418

40557

Los Angeles - Tarzana

7635

24728

Los Angeles - Temple-Beaudry

10949

27732

Los Angeles - Thai Town

2184

22265

Los Angeles - Toluca Lake

1671

19198

Los Angeles - Toluca Terrace

360

27565

Los Angeles - Toluca Woods

318

17115

Los Angeles - Tujunga

6700

24092

Los Angeles - University Hills

709

20677

Los Angeles - University Park

9033

32900

Los Angeles - Valley Glen

8719

29048

Los Angeles - Valley Village

5924

23964

Los Angeles - Van Nuys*

30371

32589

Los Angeles - Venice

6491

19156

Los Angeles - Vermont Knolls

6153

35773

Los Angeles - Vermont Square

3113

40656

Los Angeles - Vermont Vista

15506

37649

Los Angeles - Vernon Central

21743

41815

Los Angeles - Victoria Park

2291

27277

Los Angeles - View Heights

745

20168

Los Angeles - Watts

16224

38018

Los Angeles - Wellington Square

1406

28606

Los Angeles - West Adams

8687

31440

Los Angeles - West Hills

8680

21408

Los Angeles - West Los Angeles

7469

19845

Los Angeles - West Vernon

20333

37904

Los Angeles - Westchester

8697

16854

Los Angeles - Westlake

17079

28774

Los Angeles - Westwood

9664

17860

Los Angeles - Wholesale District*

16468

45581

Los Angeles - Wilmington

19302

34171

Los Angeles - Wilshire Center

12942

25796

Los Angeles - Winnetka

15244

29437

Los Angeles - Woodland Hills

14437

21214

Unincorporated - Acton

1513

18981

Unincorporated - Agua Dulce

779

18735

Unincorporated - Altadena

8346

19133

Unincorporated - Anaverde

324

21485

Unincorporated - Angeles National Forest

73

5863

Unincorporated - Arcadia

1440

18043

Unincorporated - Athens-Westmont

14221

33507

Unincorporated - Athens Village

2271

46375

Unincorporated - Avocado Heights

2213

32664

Unincorporated - Azusa

4951

31093

Unincorporated - Bassett

4779

32253

Unincorporated - Bouquet Canyon

149

13886

Unincorporated - Bradbury

70

64815

Unincorporated - Canyon Country

2593

33553

Unincorporated - Castaic*

7112

26156

Unincorporated - Cerritos

136

23169

Unincorporated - Charter Oak

2

10000

Unincorporated - Claremont

99

14103

Unincorporated - Covina

4781

28426

Unincorporated - Covina (Charter Oak)

3585

27275

Unincorporated - Del Aire

875

19918

Unincorporated - Del Rey

90

28302

Unincorporated - Del Sur

534

22112

Unincorporated - Desert View Highlands

752

30164

Unincorporated - Duarte

1514

34192

Unincorporated - East Covina

76

23100

Unincorporated - East La Mirada

1204

22751

Unincorporated - East Lancaster

37

32456

Unincorporated - East Los Angeles

47882

38223

Unincorporated - East Pasadena

325

5076

Unincorporated - East Rancho Dominguez

5094

33277

Unincorporated - East Whittier

1065

20072

Unincorporated - El Camino Village

1860

21158

Unincorporated - El Monte

51

35172

Unincorporated - Elizabeth Lake

205

12342

Unincorporated - Florence-Firestone

26269

40598

Unincorporated - Franklin Canyon

1

8333

Unincorporated - Glendora

167

25303

Unincorporated - Hacienda Heights

11690

20903

Unincorporated - Harbor Gateway

4

400000

Unincorporated - Hawthorne

600

23866

Unincorporated - Hi Vista

132

12022

Unincorporated - Kagel/Lopez Canyons

519

36756

Unincorporated - La Crescenta-Montrose

2863

14459

Unincorporated - La Habra Heights

17

2515

Unincorporated - La Rambla

584

28145

Unincorporated - La Verne*

497

24363

Unincorporated - Ladera Heights

1261

17833

Unincorporated - Lake Hughes

147

22006

Unincorporated - Lake Los Angeles

3439

26466

Unincorporated - Lake Manor

341

20755

Unincorporated - Lakewood

1

877

Unincorporated - Lennox

6405

28414

Unincorporated - Leona Valley

259

14792

Unincorporated - Littlerock

1187

29520

Unincorporated - Littlerock/Juniper Hills

277

21357

Unincorporated - Littlerock/Pearblossom

1039

29112

Unincorporated - Llano

101

11517

Unincorporated - Marina del Rey

1652

17554

Unincorporated - Miracle Mile

0

0

Unincorporated - Monrovia

862

22211

Unincorporated - Newhall

87

39545

Unincorporated - North Lancaster

339

28297

Unincorporated - North Whittier

2370

28349

Unincorporated - Northeast San Gabriel

4035

16787

Unincorporated - Padua Hills

26

12093

Unincorporated - Palmdale

213

25297

Unincorporated - Palos Verdes Peninsula

66

10628

Unincorporated - Pearblossom/Llano

319

16309

Unincorporated - Pellissier Village

296

47819

Unincorporated - Placerita Canyon

15

3261

Unincorporated - Pomona

139

7172

Unincorporated - Quartz Hill

3095

23981

Unincorporated - Rancho Dominguez

923

34686

Unincorporated - Roosevelt

217

23308

Unincorporated - Rosewood

393

30560

Unincorporated - Rosewood/East Gardena

408

34199

Unincorporated - Rosewood/West Rancho Dominguez

1075

31985

Unincorporated - Rowland Heights

8726

17102

Unincorporated - San Clemente Island

0

0

Unincorporated - San Francisquito Canyon/Bouquet Canyon

34

3963

Unincorporated - San Jose Hills

6394

31621

Unincorporated - San Pasqual

65

3194

Unincorporated - Sand Canyon

48

15584

Unincorporated - Santa Catalina Island

613

229588

Unincorporated - Santa Monica Mountains*

2763

14838

Unincorporated - Saugus

310

200000

Unincorporated - Saugus/Canyon Country

89

25000

Unincorporated - South Antelope Valley

88

19341

Unincorporated - South El Monte

624

34763

Unincorporated - South San Gabriel

2019

22819

Unincorporated - South Whittier

17161

28977

Unincorporated - Southeast Antelope Valley

185

23688

Unincorporated - Stevenson Ranch

4030

19222

Unincorporated - Sun Village

1803

29871

Unincorporated - Sunrise Village

420

32407

Unincorporated - Twin Lakes/Oat Mountain

304

18335

Unincorporated - Val Verde

833

25174

Unincorporated - Valencia

672

21875

Unincorporated - Valinda

7445

31856

Unincorporated - View Park/Windsor Hills

2435

20928

Unincorporated - Walnut Park

6072

37614

Unincorporated - West Antelope Valley

135

8934

Unincorporated - West Carson

5496

24885

Unincorporated - West Chatsworth

4

33333

Unincorporated - West LA

553

58088

Unincorporated - West Puente Valley

3215

32689

Unincorporated - West Rancho Dominguez

385

28330

Unincorporated - West Whittier/Los Nietos

8214

30507

Unincorporated - Westfield/Academy Hills

163

12538

Unincorporated - Westhills

127

15137

Unincorporated - White Fence Farms

727

19739

Unincorporated - Whittier

732

19345

Unincorporated - Whittier Narrows

64

533333

Unincorporated - Willowbrook

13718

39292

Unincorporated - Wiseburn

1411

23411

- Under Investigation

67949




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