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For Immediate Release:

April 29, 2022

Early Alert Signals Remind Us of the Need for Caution - 2,550 New Positive Cases and 4 New Deaths Due to COVID-19 in Los Angeles County

With Los Angeles County experiencing a high rate of transmission and cases steadily rising, Public Health encourages residents to use caution to avoid getting infected with COVID and transmitting it to others.

Public Health continues to monitor community-wide and sector-specific indicators for early alerts that transmission and risk may be increasing. This week, although all of the County’s Early Alert Signals are of Low Concern except for the percentage of specimens sequenced that are identified as a new variant or subvariant of concern, many metrics are trending in the wrong direction.

The highly contagious Omicron BA.2 subvariant is now identified in 88% of recent LA County samples – a slight increase from the prior week. Nationally, the BA.2 subvariant is the predominant lineage, although there is increasing circulation of a newly identified sub-lineage strain: BA.2.12.1. For the week ending April 2, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that BA.2 accounted for 68% of sequenced specimens in the U.S., with BA.2.12.1 accounting for approximately 29% of sequenced samples for that week. The BA.2.12.1 sublineage is also estimated to be 20-30% more transmissible than BA.2, and it could quickly become the nation’s dominant strain.

In Los Angeles County, 7% of sequenced specimens were identified as BA.2.12.1 for the week ending April 9, up from 3% for the prior seven-day period. The California Department of Public Health, through modeling estimates, anticipates that BA.2.12.1 will account for 50% of positive cases in California within a few days.

Increasing concentrations of the SARS-CoV-2 virus in wastewater across LA County indicate rising community transmission. Public Health is monitoring wastewater concentration for four sewer systems across the County. At three sewer systems: the Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts, Joint Water Pollution Control Plant; theLos Angeles City Sanitation and Environment Agency; and the Los Angeles County Sanitation District’s Lancaster sewer system, there’s been a steady rise in average wastewater SARS-CoV-2 concentration. Las Virgenes Municipal Water Districts, whose wastewater surveillance covers part of the West Valley near the Ventura County border, has not recently seen a steady increase.

Outbreaks in congregate living situations, such as Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs) and among People Experiencing Homelessness, can signal that action is needed to protect staff and residents, many of whom may be particularly vulnerable to severe COVID-19 illness. While not yet a cause for significant concern , outbreaks at SNFs and sites serving People Experiencing Homelessness, have recently started to rise. For the latest seven-day reporting period ending April 26, there were six new outbreaks opened in Skilled Nursing Facilities, and 10 new outbreaks at sites serving People Experiencing Homelessness, nine of which are in sheltered environments.

This week, Public Health has seen a doubling of reports from worksites with clusters of cases when compared to the prior week. Among the 82 cluster reports received between April 20 and April 26, the top three sectors represented were Manufacturing, Retail Trade, and Information, which together accounted for 55% of total cluster reports. Among subsectors, the top four industries were Food and Beverage Stores, Electronics and Appliance Stores, Transportation Equipment Manufacturing, and Motion Picture and Sound Recording Industries.

TK-12 schools are also experiencing small increases in outbreaks. For the seven-day period ending April 19, there were six new classroom outbreaks opened, all in elementary schools. This is double the number opened the prior week and is nearing the threshold for increased concern, which is eight new classroom-based outbreaks opened in the past seven days.

“I send my deepest sympathies and wishes of peace and comfort to the many families who have lost a loved one from COVID-19,” said Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd, Director of Public Health. “During this period of high transmission and the potential for more infectious variants, one of the best and easiest safety measures is to wear a well-fitting, high filtration mask or respirator when indoors around others. This is especially true if someone is at higher risk for severe illness, or they live or they work with someone who is at elevated risk. The fact is that when people wear a well-fitting mask or respirator, they protect themselves and those around them. Since the beginning of the pandemic, we have all had to make choices about how to best protect ourselves and others from COVID-19. With cases on the rise, the potential for more contagious variants, and lots of opportunities to be exposed, this is a great time to make a choice to get vaccinated or boosted and to wear a mask or respirator when indoors around others.”

Today, Public Health reported 4 additional deaths and 2,550 new positive cases of COVID-19. Of the 4 new deaths reported today, three were between the ages of 65-79, and one person was over the aged 80 years or older. Of the 4 newly reported deaths, all had underlying health conditions. To date, the total number of deaths in L.A. County is 31,959.

Public Health has reported a total of 2,872,203 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of L.A. County. Today’s positivity rate is 1.8%.

There are 253 people with COVID-19 currently hospitalized. Testing results are available for more than 11,847,700 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 4/28/2022

Total Cases

Laboratory Confirmed Cases

2,872,203

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

2,717,376

-- Long Beach

126,104

-- Pasadena

28,723

Deaths

31,959

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

30,280

-- Long Beach

1,265

-- Pasadena

414

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

- 0 to 4

83497

- 5 to 11

241526

- 12 to 17

235703

- 18 to 29

605885

- 30 to 49

867078

- 50 to 64

449684

- 65 to 79

175042

- over 80

56927

- Under Investigation

2034

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

- Female

1382592

- Male

1258519

- Other

1178

- Under Investigation

75087

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

- American Indian/Alaska Native

4999

- Asian

169172

- Black

136541

- Hispanic/Latino

1235641

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

13730

- White

352958

- Other

301153

- Under Investigation

503182

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

- Hospitalized (Ever)

137,335

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

- American Indian/Alaska Native

73

- Asian

3779

- Black

2806

- Hispanic/Latino

15570

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

111

- White

7542

- Other

308

- Under Investigation

91

CITY / COMMUNITY**

Cases

Case Rate

City of Agoura Hills

4272

20457

City of Alhambra

17205

19839

City of Arcadia

8256

14295

City of Artesia

4212

25079

City of Avalon

63

1628

City of Azusa

13791

27560

City of Baldwin Park

22972

29924

City of Bell

13910

38286

City of Bell Gardens

14191

32948

City of Bellflower

23420

30128

City of Beverly Hills

8553

24777

City of Bradbury

66

6174

City of Burbank

22697

21177

City of Calabasas

4074

16750

City of Carson

25758

27447

City of Cerritos

8556

17089

City of Claremont

7159

19622

City of Commerce*

4519

34578

City of Compton

33191

33223

City of Covina

14767

30117

City of Cudahy

10058

41311

City of Culver City

7603

19072

City of Diamond Bar

9276

16128

City of Downey

36147

31635

City of Duarte

5211

23669

City of El Monte

33190

28302

City of El Segundo

2853

16996

City of Gardena

16359

26682

City of Glendale

44888

21738

City of Glendora

11896

22546

City of Hawaiian Gardens

4184

28509

City of Hawthorne

22745

25617

City of Hermosa Beach

3387

17219

City of Hidden Hills

267

14127

City of Huntington Park

22116

37180

City of Industry

405

92677

City of Inglewood

29544

26011

City of Irwindale

538

36875

City of La Canada Flintridge

2959

14300

City of La Habra Heights

162

2970

City of La Mirada

10522

21214

City of La Puente

12736

31295

City of La Verne

7122

21399

City of Lakewood

19152

23832

City of Lancaster*

51098

31626

City of Lawndale

8163

24285

City of Lomita

4360

21033

City of Lynwood*

24867

34515

City of Malibu

2162

16681

City of Manhattan Beach

5113

14203

City of Maywood

10598

37784

City of Monrovia

8349

21518

City of Montebello

19315

30004

City of Monterey Park

11714

18814

City of Norwalk

33331

30970

City of Palmdale

53189

33459

City of Palos Verdes Estates

1551

11470

City of Paramount

18981

33881

City of Pico Rivera

21039

32728

City of Pomona

52230

33496

City of Rancho Palos Verdes

5007

11713

City of Redondo Beach

10266

14944

City of Rolling Hills

191

9845

City of Rolling Hills Estates

1019

12560

City of Rosemead

10915

19720

City of San Dimas*

8138

23577

City of San Fernando

10487

42609

City of San Gabriel

7686

18767

City of San Marino

1471

11079

City of Santa Clarita

54540

24743

City of Santa Fe Springs

6390

34796

City of Santa Monica

17635

19076

City of Sierra Madre

1559

14187

City of Signal Hill

2872

24345

City of South El Monte

6594

31573

City of South Gate

38521

39245

City of South Pasadena

4132

15860

City of Temple City

6322

17342

City of Torrance

23229

15562

City of Vernon

311

148804

City of Walnut

4950

16212

City of West Covina

29465

27223

City of West Hollywood

8213

22227

City of Westlake Village

283

3385

City of Whittier

23850

27278

Los Angeles

1184904

29296

Los Angeles - Adams-Normandie

2625

32004

Los Angeles - Alsace

3570

28686

Los Angeles - Angeles National Forest

6

15000

Los Angeles - Angelino Heights

643

25699

Los Angeles - Arleta

13687

39823

Los Angeles - Atwater Village

3596

24519

Los Angeles - Baldwin Hills

7572

24328

Los Angeles - Bel Air

1531

18163

Los Angeles - Beverly Crest

2431

19409

Los Angeles - Beverlywood

3111

23616

Los Angeles - Boyle Heights*

33382

38421

Los Angeles - Brentwood

5724

18491

Los Angeles - Brookside

99

17040

Los Angeles - Cadillac-Corning

1849

25965

Los Angeles - Canoga Park

20235

30993

Los Angeles - Carthay

2985

20783

Los Angeles - Central

14908

38233

Los Angeles - Century City

2436

19043

Los Angeles - Century Palms/Cove

13510

40011

Los Angeles - Chatsworth

9406

25380

Los Angeles - Cheviot Hills

1704

18580

Los Angeles - Chinatown

2011

25072

Los Angeles - Cloverdale/Cochran

4090

28104

Los Angeles - Country Club Park

3682

24299

Los Angeles - Crenshaw District

4018

29055

Los Angeles - Crestview

2904

25545

Los Angeles - Del Rey

6086

20330

Los Angeles - Downtown*

12061

43847

Los Angeles - Eagle Rock

9408

23764

Los Angeles - East Hollywood

7401

25271

Los Angeles - Echo Park

3402

23864

Los Angeles - El Sereno

13354

31941

Los Angeles - Elysian Park

1385

24247

Los Angeles - Elysian Valley

2742

26959

Los Angeles - Encino

10533

23318

Los Angeles - Exposition

978

29405

Los Angeles - Exposition Park

14564

32424

Los Angeles - Faircrest Heights

912

25333

Los Angeles - Figueroa Park Square

3043

34893

Los Angeles - Florence-Firestone

19541

41187

Los Angeles - Glassell Park

8101

25633

Los Angeles - Gramercy Place

3210

29822

Los Angeles - Granada Hills

16164

27777

Los Angeles - Green Meadows

8551

39763

Los Angeles - Hancock Park

3447

20230

Los Angeles - Harbor City

7079

24352

Los Angeles - Harbor Gateway

12221

28030

Los Angeles - Harbor Pines

460

19095

Los Angeles - Harvard Heights

5177

28705

Los Angeles - Harvard Park

15022

39599

Los Angeles - Highland Park

13120

27112

Los Angeles - Historic Filipinotown

4299

30995

Los Angeles - Hollywood

16286

23861

Los Angeles - Hollywood Hills

5383

18288

Los Angeles - Hyde Park

9282

32522

Los Angeles - Jefferson Park

2519

31203

Los Angeles - Koreatown

13069

25282

Los Angeles - Lafayette Square

1253

27484

Los Angeles - Lake Balboa

12341

29240

Los Angeles - Lakeview Terrace

4624

35209

Los Angeles - Leimert Park

4308

28277

Los Angeles - Lincoln Heights

10155

31153

Los Angeles - Little Armenia

2448

30505

Los Angeles - Little Bangladesh

6902

24352

Los Angeles - Little Tokyo

1108

35365

Los Angeles - Longwood

1353

31436

Los Angeles - Los Feliz

3925

18165

Los Angeles - Manchester Square

2408

28210

Los Angeles - Mandeville Canyon

534

17093

Los Angeles - Mar Vista

7480

17612

Los Angeles - Marina Peninsula

684

15688

Los Angeles - Melrose

20333

26170

Los Angeles - Mid-city

3492

23234

Los Angeles - Miracle Mile

3520

19572

Los Angeles - Mission Hills

9461

39218

Los Angeles - Mt. Washington

6426

26614

Los Angeles - North Hills

20123

32680

Los Angeles - North Hollywood

46588

30767

Los Angeles - Northridge

19277

27619

Los Angeles - Pacific Palisades

3445

16181

Los Angeles - Pacoima

32163

41782

Los Angeles - Palisades Highlands

631

16407

Los Angeles - Palms

8186

18657

Los Angeles - Panorama City

27161

36094

Los Angeles - Park La Brea

2295

16900

Los Angeles - Pico-Union

13916

33258

Los Angeles - Playa Del Rey

420

13141

Los Angeles - Playa Vista

2326

21248

Los Angeles - Porter Ranch

7345

20639

Los Angeles - Rancho Park

1475

22485

Los Angeles - Regent Square

651

23417

Los Angeles - Reseda

24780

32343

Los Angeles - Reseda Ranch

1417

30565

Los Angeles - Reynier Village

873

20648

Los Angeles - San Pedro*

19781

25348

Los Angeles - Shadow Hills

985

22175

Los Angeles - Sherman Oaks

19208

22014

Los Angeles - Silverlake

9806

22244

Los Angeles - South Carthay

2338

22067

Los Angeles - South Park

14902

39256

Los Angeles - St Elmo Village

1539

33573

Los Angeles - Studio City

4739

21119

Los Angeles - Sun Valley

18856

35928

Los Angeles - Sunland

5125

25113

Los Angeles - Sycamore Square

116

17929

Los Angeles - Sylmar*

33658

40848

Los Angeles - Tarzana

7736

25055

Los Angeles - Temple-Beaudry

11116

28155

Los Angeles - Thai Town

2221

22642

Los Angeles - Toluca Lake

1733

19910

Los Angeles - Toluca Terrace

361

27642

Los Angeles - Toluca Woods

327

17600

Los Angeles - Tujunga

6789

24412

Los Angeles - University Hills

720

20997

Los Angeles - University Park

9275

33781

Los Angeles - Valley Glen

8804

29331

Los Angeles - Valley Village

6073

24567

Los Angeles - Van Nuys*

30646

32884

Los Angeles - Venice

6710

19802

Los Angeles - Vermont Knolls

6190

35988

Los Angeles - Vermont Square

3140

41008

Los Angeles - Vermont Vista

15599

37875

Los Angeles - Vernon Central

21845

42011

Los Angeles - Victoria Park

2314

27551

Los Angeles - View Heights

761

20601

Los Angeles - Watts

16302

38201

Los Angeles - Wellington Square

1422

28932

Los Angeles - West Adams

8788

31806

Los Angeles - West Hills

8869

21874

Los Angeles - West Los Angeles

7741

20568

Los Angeles - West Vernon

20482

38181

Los Angeles - Westchester

9008

17456

Los Angeles - Westlake

17218

29009

Los Angeles - Westwood

10419

19256

Los Angeles - Wholesale District*

16310

45144

Los Angeles - Wilmington

19480

34486

Los Angeles - Wilshire Center

13098

26107

Los Angeles - Winnetka

15386

29711

Los Angeles - Woodland Hills

14770

21703

Unincorporated - Acton

1526

19144

Unincorporated - Agua Dulce

785

18879

Unincorporated - Altadena

8469

19415

Unincorporated - Anaverde

325

21552

Unincorporated - Angeles National Forest

74

5944

Unincorporated - Arcadia

1466

18369

Unincorporated - Athens-Westmont

14308

33712

Unincorporated - Athens Village

2286

46682

Unincorporated - Avocado Heights

2219

32753

Unincorporated - Azusa

4973

31232

Unincorporated - Bassett

4810

32463

Unincorporated - Bouquet Canyon

149

13886

Unincorporated - Bradbury

72

66667

Unincorporated - Canyon Country

2634

34084

Unincorporated - Castaic*

7575

27858

Unincorporated - Cerritos

136

23169

Unincorporated - Charter Oak

2

10000

Unincorporated - Claremont

100

14245

Unincorporated - Covina

4818

28646

Unincorporated - Covina (Charter Oak)

3612

27480

Unincorporated - Del Aire

899

20464

Unincorporated - Del Rey

94

29560

Unincorporated - Del Sur

542

22443

Unincorporated - Desert View Highlands

753

30205

Unincorporated - Duarte

1528

34508

Unincorporated - East Covina

76

23100

Unincorporated - East La Mirada

1212

22902

Unincorporated - East Lancaster

37

32456

Unincorporated - East Los Angeles

48151

38438

Unincorporated - East Pasadena

327

5107

Unincorporated - East Rancho Dominguez

5107

33362

Unincorporated - East Whittier

1077

20298

Unincorporated - El Camino Village

1883

21420

Unincorporated - El Monte

51

35172

Unincorporated - Elizabeth Lake

208

12523

Unincorporated - Florence-Firestone

26389

40784

Unincorporated - Franklin Canyon

1

8333

Unincorporated - Glendora

167

25303

Unincorporated - Hacienda Heights

11840

21171

Unincorporated - Harbor Gateway

4

400000

Unincorporated - Hawthorne

607

24145

Unincorporated - Hi Vista

133

12113

Unincorporated - Kagel/Lopez Canyons

536

37960

Unincorporated - La Crescenta-Montrose

2933

14812

Unincorporated - La Habra Heights

17

2515

Unincorporated - La Rambla

607

29253

Unincorporated - La Verne*

502

24608

Unincorporated - Ladera Heights

1287

18201

Unincorporated - Lake Hughes

149

22305

Unincorporated - Lake Los Angeles

3453

26574

Unincorporated - Lake Manor

345

20998

Unincorporated - Lakewood

1

877

Unincorporated - Lennox

6433

28538

Unincorporated - Leona Valley

259

14792

Unincorporated - Littlerock

1195

29719

Unincorporated - Littlerock/Juniper Hills

277

21357

Unincorporated - Littlerock/Pearblossom

1042

29196

Unincorporated - Llano

101

11517

Unincorporated - Marina del Rey

1706

18128

Unincorporated - Miracle Mile

0

0

Unincorporated - Monrovia

879

22649

Unincorporated - Newhall

87

39545

Unincorporated - North Lancaster

342

28548

Unincorporated - North Whittier

2404

28756

Unincorporated - Northeast San Gabriel

4120

17141

Unincorporated - Padua Hills

26

12093

Unincorporated - Palmdale

216

25653

Unincorporated - Palos Verdes Peninsula

66

10628

Unincorporated - Pearblossom/Llano

322

16462

Unincorporated - Pellissier Village

297

47981

Unincorporated - Placerita Canyon

15

3261

Unincorporated - Pomona

141

7276

Unincorporated - Quartz Hill

3119

24167

Unincorporated - Rancho Dominguez

936

35175

Unincorporated - Roosevelt

217

23308

Unincorporated - Rosewood

394

30638

Unincorporated - Rosewood/East Gardena

414

34702

Unincorporated - Rosewood/West Rancho Dominguez

1078

32074

Unincorporated - Rowland Heights

8848

17342

Unincorporated - San Clemente Island

0

0

Unincorporated - San Francisquito Canyon/Bouquet Canyon

34

3963

Unincorporated - San Jose Hills

6423

31764

Unincorporated - San Pasqual

64

3145

Unincorporated - Sand Canyon

49

15909

Unincorporated - Santa Catalina Island

616

230712

Unincorporated - Santa Monica Mountains*

2857

15343

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

2041

23067

Unincorporated - South Whittier

17283

29183

Unincorporated - Southeast Antelope Valley

185

23688

Unincorporated - Stevenson Ranch

4114

19622

Unincorporated - Sun Village

1810

29987

Unincorporated - Sunrise Village

421

32485

Unincorporated - Twin Lakes/Oat Mountain

310

18697

Unincorporated - Val Verde

858

25929

Unincorporated - Valencia

686

22331

Unincorporated - Valinda

7498

32082

Unincorporated - View Park/Windsor Hills

2503

21513

Unincorporated - Walnut Park

6123

37930

Unincorporated - West Antelope Valley

135

8934

Unincorporated - West Carson

5588

25301

Unincorporated - West Chatsworth

4

33333

Unincorporated - West LA

567

59559

Unincorporated - West Puente Valley

3232

32862

Unincorporated - West Rancho Dominguez

392

28845

Unincorporated - West Whittier/Los Nietos

8281

30756

Unincorporated - Westfield/Academy Hills

171

13154

Unincorporated - Westhills

131

15614

Unincorporated - White Fence Farms

730

19821

Unincorporated - Whittier

742

19609

Unincorporated - Whittier Narrows

65

541667

Unincorporated - Willowbrook

13784

39481

Unincorporated - Wiseburn

1425

23644

- Under Investigation

66839

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