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For Immediate Release:

April 25, 2022

As BA.2 Fuels Increase in Cases in LA County, Getting Vaccinated or Boosted Can Prevent Serious Illness - 4,690 New Positive Cases and 16 New Deaths Due to COVID-19 Reported in Los Angeles County Since Saturday

With cases rising in LA County and across the country associated with the highly infectious BA.2 subvariant, getting vaccinated and boosted is an important strategy to prevent serious illness.

The BA.2 subvariant now accounts for 84% of sequenced specimens in the County for the week ending April 2. This increase mirrors what we are seeing across the country, as this highly infectious subvariant has also been identified in 93% of cases across the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The average number of daily new cases reported over the last seven days increased to 1,553 compared to the 960 reported two weeks ago, an increase of 62%. The seven-day case rate for Los Angeles County has now surpassed 100 new cases per 100,000 residents, indicating, once again, high rates of transmission.

To date, the increases in case numbers have not translated to increases in severe illness, with hospitalizations and deaths remaining low and slightly decreasing. Over the last seven days, the average number of people hospitalized daily is 222, a 20% decrease from two weeks ago when the average number of people hospitalized over the previous seven days was 276. Deaths also saw a small decrease, with the average number of daily reported deaths this past week at 10, a 28% decrease from two weeks ago when the average number of daily reported deaths over the previous seven days was 14.

The lower numbers of hospitalizations and deaths reflect, in part, the continued strong protection provided by the vaccines against BA.2. For the week ending April 8, unvaccinated people were three times more likely to be hospitalized compared to fully vaccinated residents, and six times more likely to be hospitalized than those fully vaccinated and boosted. And the likelihood of dying was also 16 times higher for unvaccinated residents compared to residents who were fully vaccinated for the week ending April 1.

Many residents still need their first round of vaccines and boosters. As of April 21, 75% percent of residents ages 5 and older are fully vaccinated and 54% of those eligible for a first booster dose have received their booster. That leaves about 1.6 million eligible residents still needing to get their first vaccination and about 2.8 million booster-dose eligible residents not benefiting from the extra protection of a booster dose.

“As always, we extend our deepest sympathies to everyone mourning the loss of a loved one from COVID,” said Dr. Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd, Director of Public Health. “As the more infectious BA.2 dominates and contributes to the increase in cases in LA County, residents are strongly encouraged to get vaccinated and boosted if they are not up to date on their vaccinations. Those who were recently infected with Omicron should consider getting vaccinated or boosted three months after their COVID infection since natural immunity is likely to have waned. With recurring reports of new variants of concern, including sub-lineages of BA.2, we are relieved that the current approved vaccines protect the vaccinated person and those around the vaccinated individual from severe illness.”

Today, Public Health reported 16 additional deaths and 1,069 cases for Monday, 1,593 cases for Sunday, and 2,028 cases for Saturday. Of the 16 new deaths reported today, one person was between the ages of 18-29, three people were between the ages of 50-64, seven were between the ages of 65-79, and five people were aged 80 years or older. Of the 16 newly reported deaths, 14 had underlying health conditions. To date, the total number of deaths in L.A. County is 31,938.

Public Health has reported a total of 2,864,284 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of L.A. County. Today’s positivity rate is 1.4%.

There are 230 people with COVID-19 currently hospitalized. Testing results are available for more than 11,826,800, 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:

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Cases through 12:00pm 4/24/2022

Total Cases

Laboratory Confirmed Cases

2,864,284

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

2,709,871

-- Long Beach

125,884

-- Pasadena

28,529

Deaths

31,938

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

30,259

-- Long Beach

1,265

-- Pasadena

414

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

- 0 to 4

83263

- 5 to 11

240798

- 12 to 17

235003

- 18 to 29

604113

- 30 to 49

864640

- 50 to 64

448654

- 65 to 79

174573

- over 80

56770

- Under Investigation

2057

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

- Female

1378509

- Male

1255290

- Other

1153

- Under Investigation

74919

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

- American Indian/Alaska Native

4976

- Asian

168052

- Black

136078

- Hispanic/Latino

1233647

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

13702

- White

351134

- Other

300341

- Under Investigation

501941

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

- Hospitalized (Ever)

137,212

**DATA Under reported

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

- American Indian/Alaska Native

73

- Asian

3778

- Black

2805

- Hispanic/Latino

15554

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

111

- White

7536

- Other

310

- Under Investigation

92

CITY / COMMUNITY**

Cases

Case Rate

City of Agoura Hills

4247

20337

City of Alhambra

17135

19758

City of Arcadia

8203

14203

City of Artesia

4199

25001

City of Avalon

63

1628

City of Azusa

13758

27494

City of Baldwin Park

22938

29879

City of Bell

13892

38236

City of Bell Gardens

14179

32920

City of Bellflower

23389

30088

City of Beverly Hills

8507

24644

City of Bradbury

66

6174

City of Burbank

22590

21077

City of Calabasas

4052

16659

City of Carson

25697

27382

City of Cerritos

8491

16959

City of Claremont

7122

19521

City of Commerce*

4519

34578

City of Compton

33165

33197

City of Covina

14737

30056

City of Cudahy

10040

41237

City of Culver City

7534

18899

City of Diamond Bar

9229

16046

City of Downey

36075

31572

City of Duarte

5194

23592

City of El Monte

33141

28261

City of El Segundo

2837

16901

City of Gardena

16316

26612

City of Glendale

44746

21669

City of Glendora

11858

22474

City of Hawaiian Gardens

4178

28468

City of Hawthorne

22695

25561

City of Hermosa Beach

3363

17097

City of Hidden Hills

265

14021

City of Huntington Park

22096

37146

City of Industry

405

92677

City of Inglewood

29493

25966

City of Irwindale

538

36875

City of La Canada Flintridge

2939

14203

City of La Habra Heights

162

2970

City of La Mirada

10491

21152

City of La Puente

12711

31233

City of La Verne

7108

21357

City of Lakewood

19086

23750

City of Lancaster*

51027

31582

City of Lawndale

8142

24222

City of Lomita

4349

20980

City of Lynwood*

24845

34484

City of Malibu

2150

16588

City of Manhattan Beach

5073

14092

City of Maywood

10586

37741

City of Monrovia

8323

21451

City of Montebello

19279

29948

City of Monterey Park

11660

18727

City of Norwalk

33277

30920

City of Palmdale

53108

33408

City of Palos Verdes Estates

1534

11344

City of Paramount

18952

33829

City of Pico Rivera

21015

32691

City of Pomona

52162

33452

City of Rancho Palos Verdes

4969

11624

City of Redondo Beach

10194

14839

City of Rolling Hills

191

9845

City of Rolling Hills Estates

1015

12511

City of Rosemead

10883

19662

City of San Dimas*

8121

23528

City of San Fernando

10466

42524

City of San Gabriel

7669

18726

City of San Marino

1463

11019

City of Santa Clarita

54371

24667

City of Santa Fe Springs

6386

34775

City of Santa Monica

17490

18919

City of Sierra Madre

1549

14096

City of Signal Hill

2863

24269

City of South El Monte

6585

31530

City of South Gate

38478

39201

City of South Pasadena

4101

15741

City of Temple City

6294

17265

City of Torrance

23129

15495

City of Vernon

309

147847

City of Walnut

4930

16147

City of West Covina

29393

27157

City of West Hollywood

8161

22086

City of Westlake Village

281

3361

City of Whittier

23813

27236

Los Angeles

1181137

29203

Los Angeles - Adams-Normandie

2621

31956

Los Angeles - Alsace

3556

28574

Los Angeles - Angeles National Forest

6

15000

Los Angeles - Angelino Heights

641

25620

Los Angeles - Arleta

13658

39738

Los Angeles - Atwater Village

3578

24397

Los Angeles - Baldwin Hills

7544

24238

Los Angeles - Bel Air

1513

17950

Los Angeles - Beverly Crest

2405

19202

Los Angeles - Beverlywood

3087

23434

Los Angeles - Boyle Heights*

33344

38378

Los Angeles - Brentwood

5674

18330

Los Angeles - Brookside

99

17040

Los Angeles - Cadillac-Corning

1843

25881

Los Angeles - Canoga Park

20200

30939

Los Angeles - Carthay

2965

20643

Los Angeles - Central

14891

38190

Los Angeles - Century City

2415

18879

Los Angeles - Century Palms/Cove

13499

39978

Los Angeles - Chatsworth

9379

25307

Los Angeles - Cheviot Hills

1677

18286

Los Angeles - Chinatown

2006

25009

Los Angeles - Cloverdale/Cochran

4077

28015

Los Angeles - Country Club Park

3672

24233

Los Angeles - Crenshaw District

4007

28975

Los Angeles - Crestview

2891

25431

Los Angeles - Del Rey

6048

20203

Los Angeles - Downtown*

12015

43680

Los Angeles - Eagle Rock

9351

23620

Los Angeles - East Hollywood

7374

25178

Los Angeles - Echo Park

3387

23758

Los Angeles - El Sereno

13327

31877

Los Angeles - Elysian Park

1379

24142

Los Angeles - Elysian Valley

2735

26890

Los Angeles - Encino

10472

23183

Los Angeles - Exposition

976

29345

Los Angeles - Exposition Park

14533

32355

Los Angeles - Faircrest Heights

905

25139

Los Angeles - Figueroa Park Square

3036

34813

Los Angeles - Florence-Firestone

19518

41138

Los Angeles - Glassell Park

8078

25560

Los Angeles - Gramercy Place

3203

29757

Los Angeles - Granada Hills

16113

27690

Los Angeles - Green Meadows

8544

39730

Los Angeles - Hancock Park

3432

20142

Los Angeles - Harbor City

7053

24262

Los Angeles - Harbor Gateway

12193

27966

Los Angeles - Harbor Pines

458

19012

Los Angeles - Harvard Heights

5165

28639

Los Angeles - Harvard Park

15003

39549

Los Angeles - Highland Park

13055

26978

Los Angeles - Historic Filipinotown

4286

30901

Los Angeles - Hollywood

16210

23750

Los Angeles - Hollywood Hills

5351

18180

Los Angeles - Hyde Park

9266

32466

Los Angeles - Jefferson Park

2509

31079

Los Angeles - Koreatown

13035

25216

Los Angeles - Lafayette Square

1246

27331

Los Angeles - Lake Balboa

12306

29157

Los Angeles - Lakeview Terrace

4615

35140

Los Angeles - Leimert Park

4278

28080

Los Angeles - Lincoln Heights

10139

31104

Los Angeles - Little Armenia

2443

30442

Los Angeles - Little Bangladesh

6889

24306

Los Angeles - Little Tokyo

1105

35270

Los Angeles - Longwood

1342

31180

Los Angeles - Los Feliz

3897

18035

Los Angeles - Manchester Square

2398

28093

Los Angeles - Mandeville Canyon

530

16965

Los Angeles - Mar Vista

7416

17461

Los Angeles - Marina Peninsula

678

15550

Los Angeles - Melrose

20271

26090

Los Angeles - Mid-city

3467

23067

Los Angeles - Miracle Mile

3492

19416

Los Angeles - Mission Hills

9432

39098

Los Angeles - Mt. Washington

6402

26515

Los Angeles - North Hills

20087

32622

Los Angeles - North Hollywood

46450

30676

Los Angeles - Northridge

19195

27501

Los Angeles - Pacific Palisades

3413

16030

Los Angeles - Pacoima

32120

41726

Los Angeles - Palisades Highlands

624

16225

Los Angeles - Palms

8113

18490

Los Angeles - Panorama City

27117

36036

Los Angeles - Park La Brea

2280

16789

Los Angeles - Pico-Union

13897

33213

Los Angeles - Playa Del Rey

418

13079

Los Angeles - Playa Vista

2304

21047

Los Angeles - Porter Ranch

7294

20496

Los Angeles - Rancho Park

1462

22287

Los Angeles - Regent Square

646

23237

Los Angeles - Reseda

24722

32267

Los Angeles - Reseda Ranch

1416

30544

Los Angeles - Reynier Village

869

20553

Los Angeles - San Pedro*

19740

25295

Los Angeles - Shadow Hills

982

22107

Los Angeles - Sherman Oaks

19071

21857

Los Angeles - Silverlake

9753

22124

Los Angeles - South Carthay

2321

21907

Los Angeles - South Park

14889

39222

Los Angeles - St Elmo Village

1536

33508

Los Angeles - Studio City

4700

20945

Los Angeles - Sun Valley

18828

35874

Los Angeles - Sunland

5106

25020

Los Angeles - Sycamore Square

116

17929

Los Angeles - Sylmar*

33581

40755

Los Angeles - Tarzana

7716

24990

Los Angeles - Temple-Beaudry

11092

28094

Los Angeles - Thai Town

2206

22490

Los Angeles - Toluca Lake

1721

19773

Los Angeles - Toluca Terrace

361

27642

Los Angeles - Toluca Woods

325

17492

Los Angeles - Tujunga

6769

24340

Los Angeles - University Hills

716

20881

Los Angeles - University Park

9246

33676

Los Angeles - Valley Glen

8789

29281

Los Angeles - Valley Village

6033

24405

Los Angeles - Van Nuys*

30589

32823

Los Angeles - Venice

6653

19634

Los Angeles - Vermont Knolls

6180

35930

Los Angeles - Vermont Square

3133

40917

Los Angeles - Vermont Vista

15585

37841

Los Angeles - Vernon Central

21832

41986

Los Angeles - Victoria Park

2311

27515

Los Angeles - View Heights

755

20439

Los Angeles - Watts

16283

38157

Los Angeles - Wellington Square

1416

28810

Los Angeles - West Adams

8757

31694

Los Angeles - West Hills

8831

21781

Los Angeles - West Los Angeles

7673

20387

Los Angeles - West Vernon

20442

38107

Los Angeles - Westchester

8926

17297

Los Angeles - Westlake

17199

28976

Los Angeles - Westwood

10224

18895

Los Angeles - Wholesale District*

16259

45003

Los Angeles - Wilmington

19442

34419

Los Angeles - Wilshire Center

13064

26039

Los Angeles - Winnetka

15348

29637

Los Angeles - Woodland Hills

14709

21613

Unincorporated - Acton

1525

19132

Unincorporated - Agua Dulce

783

18831

Unincorporated - Altadena

8438

19344

Unincorporated - Anaverde

325

21552

Unincorporated - Angeles National Forest

74

5944

Unincorporated - Arcadia

1460

18293

Unincorporated - Athens-Westmont

14289

33667

Unincorporated - Athens Village

2281

46580

Unincorporated - Avocado Heights

2217

32723

Unincorporated - Azusa

4967

31194

Unincorporated - Bassett

4803

32415

Unincorporated - Bouquet Canyon

149

13886

Unincorporated - Bradbury

72

66667

Unincorporated - Canyon Country

2621

33916

Unincorporated - Castaic*

7547

27756

Unincorporated - Cerritos

136

23169

Unincorporated - Charter Oak

2

10000

Unincorporated - Claremont

100

14245

Unincorporated - Covina

4810

28599

Unincorporated - Covina (Charter Oak)

3606

27435

Unincorporated - Del Aire

890

20260

Unincorporated - Del Rey

93

29245

Unincorporated - Del Sur

540

22360

Unincorporated - Desert View Highlands

754

30245

Unincorporated - Duarte

1523

34395

Unincorporated - East Covina

76

23100

Unincorporated - East La Mirada

1211

22884

Unincorporated - East Lancaster

37

32456

Unincorporated - East Los Angeles

48085

38385

Unincorporated - East Pasadena

325

5076

Unincorporated - East Rancho Dominguez

5104

33342

Unincorporated - East Whittier

1076

20279

Unincorporated - El Camino Village

1878

21363

Unincorporated - El Monte

51

35172

Unincorporated - Elizabeth Lake

208

12523

Unincorporated - Florence-Firestone

26359

40737

Unincorporated - Franklin Canyon

1

8333

Unincorporated - Glendora

167

25303

Unincorporated - Hacienda Heights

11805

21108

Unincorporated - Harbor Gateway

4

400000

Unincorporated - Hawthorne

604

24025

Unincorporated - Hi Vista

133

12113

Unincorporated - Kagel/Lopez Canyons

531

37606

Unincorporated - La Crescenta-Montrose

2915

14721

Unincorporated - La Habra Heights

17

2515

Unincorporated - La Rambla

607

29253

Unincorporated - La Verne*

502

24608

Unincorporated - Ladera Heights

1283

18145

Unincorporated - Lake Hughes

148

22156

Unincorporated - Lake Los Angeles

3448

26535

Unincorporated - Lake Manor

345

20998

Unincorporated - Lakewood

1

877

Unincorporated - Lennox

6426

28507

Unincorporated - Leona Valley

259

14792

Unincorporated - Littlerock

1194

29694

Unincorporated - Littlerock/Juniper Hills

277

21357

Unincorporated - Littlerock/Pearblossom

1042

29196

Unincorporated - Llano

101

11517

Unincorporated - Marina del Rey

1699

18053

Unincorporated - Miracle Mile

0

0

Unincorporated - Monrovia

876

22572

Unincorporated - Newhall

87

39545

Unincorporated - North Lancaster

341

28464

Unincorporated - North Whittier

2396

28660

Unincorporated - Northeast San Gabriel

4093

17029

Unincorporated - Padua Hills

26

12093

Unincorporated - Palmdale

213

25297

Unincorporated - Palos Verdes Peninsula

66

10628

Unincorporated - Pearblossom/Llano

322

16462

Unincorporated - Pellissier Village

297

47981

Unincorporated - Placerita Canyon

15

3261

Unincorporated - Pomona

140

7224

Unincorporated - Quartz Hill

3113

24121

Unincorporated - Rancho Dominguez

931

34987

Unincorporated - Roosevelt

217

23308

Unincorporated - Rosewood

394

30638

Unincorporated - Rosewood/East Gardena

414

34702

Unincorporated - Rosewood/West Rancho Dominguez

1076

32014

Unincorporated - Rowland Heights

8822

17291

Unincorporated - San Clemente Island

0

0

Unincorporated - San Francisquito Canyon/Bouquet Canyon

34

3963

Unincorporated - San Jose Hills

6416

31729

Unincorporated - San Pasqual

64

3145

Unincorporated - Sand Canyon

49

15909

Unincorporated - Santa Catalina Island

616

230712

Unincorporated - Santa Monica Mountains*

2832

15209

Unincorporated - Saugus

317

204516

Unincorporated - Saugus/Canyon Country

90

25281

Unincorporated - South Antelope Valley

88

19341

Unincorporated - South El Monte

625

34819

Unincorporated - South San Gabriel

2039

23045

Unincorporated - South Whittier

17255

29136

Unincorporated - Southeast Antelope Valley

185

23688

Unincorporated - Stevenson Ranch

4090

19508

Unincorporated - Sun Village

1809

29970

Unincorporated - Sunrise Village

421

32485

Unincorporated - Twin Lakes/Oat Mountain

307

18516

Unincorporated - Val Verde

847

25597

Unincorporated - Valencia

678

22070

Unincorporated - Valinda

7477

31993

Unincorporated - View Park/Windsor Hills

2488

21384

Unincorporated - Walnut Park

6116

37886

Unincorporated - West Antelope Valley

135

8934

Unincorporated - West Carson

5572

25229

Unincorporated - West Chatsworth

4

33333

Unincorporated - West LA

565

59349

Unincorporated - West Puente Valley

3225

32791

Unincorporated - West Rancho Dominguez

392

28845

Unincorporated - West Whittier/Los Nietos

8266

30700

Unincorporated - Westfield/Academy Hills

170

13077

Unincorporated - Westhills

131

15614

Unincorporated - White Fence Farms

729

19794

Unincorporated - Whittier

737

19477

Unincorporated - Whittier Narrows

65

541667

Unincorporated - Willowbrook

13779

39467

Unincorporated - Wiseburn

1424

23627

- Under Investigation

66797

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