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For Immediate Release:

July 19, 2022

As BA.5 Fuels Increase in COVID Metrics, Residents in Areas of High Poverty Hospitalized at a Faster Rate - 4,327 New Positive Cases and 12 New Deaths Due to COVID-19 in Los Angeles County

The highly infectious BA.5 subvariant is fueling the rapid spread of COVID, leading to increases in Los Angeles County cases, hospitalizations and deaths, with residents in areas of high poverty being hospitalized at a higher rate. In LA County, the Omicron variant continues to account for 100% of the county’s sequenced specimens, with BA.5 dominating, representing 48% of all sequenced specimens.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) also estimates that, across the country, as of the week ending July 9, the BA.5 subvariants of Omicron accounted for nearly 70% of specimens, a considerable increase from the 40% just two weeks prior. In both the national data and LA County data, BA.5 continues to outcompete the BA.2 subvariant and its sublineages and is increasing at a faster rate than the BA.4 subvariant.

With the highly infectious BA.5 subvariant increasing in LA County, the number of daily new cases continues to rise. Over the last seven days, the average number of daily new cases reported was 6,742, a 24% increase from two weeks ago when the average number of daily new cases reported was 5,425. Additionally, the test positivity rate has now increased to 16.5%.

After weeks of high case numbers fueled by this highly infectious COVID strain, the number of people severely ill and needing to be hospitalized is also increasing. Over the last seven days, the average number of COVID-positive patients per day in LA County hospitals was 1,243, a 52% increase from two weeks ago when the 7-day average number of COVID-positive patients per day was 820. The hospital admission rate has also increased over the last two weeks. On July 13, the weekly hospital admission rate was 10.5 residents per 100,000 people, a 50% increase from two weeks prior when the rate was seven residents per 100,000 people on June 29. Of those hospitalized, on average, 42% are hospitalized with COVID-related illness.

Deaths, which typically lag hospitalizations by several weeks are also increasing, with an average of 14 deaths reported per day this past week, compared to an average of eight deaths two weeks ago.

As we align efforts across the county to protect those most vulnerable during this surge, we continue to note the disproportionate impact of COVID among some communities, including those communities with high rates of poverty.

As of July 8, hospitalization rates in the lowest income communities were 71% higher than in the highest income areas, with 20 residents per 100,000 in the lowest income communities hospitalized compared to just 12 residents per 100,000 in the highest income areas. Additionally, compared to one month ago, hospitalization rates in the lowest income areas increased 24%, while there was only a 7% increase in hospitalization rates in the highest income areas.

“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. “There are important steps that we can all take to reduce risk of transmission of the virus at work, when we’re out and about, and when we’re at home. While the dangers of being hospitalized and dying are much lower than they have been in the past because of vaccinations, boosters, and therapeutics, getting infected with COVID for a significant number of people can be dangerous: many of those infected experience Long-COVID, others require care from medical providers and hospitals, and tragically, a small number of people die every day. Testing and masking are two important strategies that help slow down spread. Be sure to test if you feel sick, when you have been exposed to someone with COVID, and before gathering with others, especially if there will be individuals gathering who are at higher risk. And wearing a well-fitting, high filtration mask when there is so much transmission of a variant that escapes some of the immunity we have from prior infections and/or vaccines, adds a needed layer of protection. As we enjoy summer activities and trips, let’s continue to care for each other by taking simple, practical health precautions.”

Today, Public Health reported 12 additional deaths and 4,327 new positive cases. Of the 12 new deaths reported today, one person was between the ages of 30-49, four people were between the ages of 65-79, and seven people were aged 80 years or older. Of the 12 newly reported deaths, 11 had underlying health conditions. To date, the total number of deaths in L.A. County is 32,549.

Public Health has reported a total of 3,230,019 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of L.A. County. Today’s positivity rate is 16.5%.

There are 1,299 people with COVID-19 currently hospitalized. Testing results are available for more than 12,278,834 individuals, with 23% 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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Total Cases

Laboratory Confirmed Cases

3,230,019

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

3,055,711

-- Long Beach

140,886

-- Pasadena

33,422

Deaths

32,549

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

30,838

-- Long Beach

1,292

-- Pasadena

419

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

- 0 to 4

95107

- 5 to 11

264041

- 12 to 17

258663

- 18 to 29

674731

- 30 to 49

981534

- 50 to 64

510927

- 65 to 79

203091

- over 80

65423

- Under Investigation

2194

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

- Female

1563368

- Male

1408813

- Other

1398

- Under Investigation

82132

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

- American Indian/Alaska Native

5680

- Asian

210859

- Black

154871

- Hispanic/Latino

1339247

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

15597

- White

412653

- Other

344469

- Under Investigation

572335

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

- Hospitalized (Ever)***

144,193

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

- American Indian/Alaska Native

72

- Asian

3870

- Black

2875

- Hispanic/Latino

15741

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

111

- White

7770

- Other

313

- Under Investigation

86

CITY / COMMUNITY**

Cases

Case Rate

City of Agoura Hills

5632

26969

City of Alhambra

20575

23725

City of Arcadia

10410

18025

City of Artesia

4857

28919

City of Avalon

65

1680

City of Azusa

15250

30476

City of Baldwin Park

25505

33223

City of Bell

15064

41462

City of Bell Gardens

15177

35237

City of Bellflower

26177

33675

City of Beverly Hills

10045

29099

City of Bradbury

67

6268

City of Burbank

27187

25366

City of Calabasas

4902

20154

City of Carson

29690

31637

City of Cerritos

10624

21220

City of Claremont

8174

22404

City of Commerce*

4966

37998

City of Compton

35741

35775

City of Covina

16425

33499

City of Cudahy

10873

44658

City of Culver City

9447

23697

City of Diamond Bar

11028

19174

City of Downey

40111

35104

City of Duarte

6033

27403

City of El Monte

36523

31145

City of El Segundo

3503

20869

City of Gardena

18661

30437

City of Glendale

50976

24687

City of Glendora

13425

25443

City of Hawaiian Gardens

4538

30921

City of Hawthorne

25371

28575

City of Hermosa Beach

4037

20524

City of Hidden Hills

338

17884

City of Huntington Park

23741

39912

City of Industry

453

103661

City of Inglewood

32706

28795

City of Irwindale

593

40644

City of La Canada Flintridge

3760

18170

City of La Habra Heights

170

3116

City of La Mirada

11967

24128

City of La Puente

14050

34523

City of La Verne

8032

24133

City of Lakewood

22330

27787

City of Lancaster*

55528

34368

City of Lawndale

9192

27346

City of Lomita

5063

24425

City of Lynwood*

26977

37444

City of Malibu

2536

19566

City of Manhattan Beach

6281

17448

City of Maywood

11364

40515

City of Monrovia

9723

25059

City of Montebello

21519

33428

City of Monterey Park

14113

22667

City of Norwalk

36630

34036

City of Palmdale

57967

36465

City of Palos Verdes Estates

1849

13674

City of Paramount

20451

36505

City of Pico Rivera

23503

36561

City of Pomona

56641

36324

City of Rancho Palos Verdes

6176

14448

City of Redondo Beach

12856

18714

City of Rolling Hills

238

12268

City of Rolling Hills Estates

1222

15062

City of Rosemead

12856

23227

City of San Dimas*

9337

27051

City of San Fernando

11369

46193

City of San Gabriel

9117

22262

City of San Marino

1936

14582

City of Santa Clarita

62521

28364

City of Santa Fe Springs

7019

38222

City of Santa Monica

22137

23946

City of Sierra Madre

1907

17354

City of Signal Hill

3357

28456

City of South El Monte

7187

34412

City of South Gate

41820

42606

City of South Pasadena

5220

20036

City of Temple City

7997

21937

City of Torrance

28068

18804

City of Vernon

329

157416

City of Walnut

6027

19740

City of West Covina

33649

31089

City of West Hollywood

9714

26289

City of Westlake Village

338

4043

City of Whittier

26778

30627

Los Angeles

1330322

32891

Los Angeles - Adams-Normandie

2849

34735

Los Angeles - Alsace

3992

32077

Los Angeles - Angeles National Forest

6

15000

Los Angeles - Angelino Heights

720

28777

Los Angeles - Arleta

14945

43483

Los Angeles - Atwater Village

4191

28576

Los Angeles - Baldwin Hills

8685

27904

Los Angeles - Bel Air

2035

24143

Los Angeles - Beverly Crest

2925

23353

Los Angeles - Beverlywood

3621

27488

Los Angeles - Boyle Heights*

36000

41435

Los Angeles - Brentwood

7267

23476

Los Angeles - Brookside

124

21343

Los Angeles - Cadillac-Corning

2085

29280

Los Angeles - Canoga Park

22311

34173

Los Angeles - Carthay

3635

25308

Los Angeles - Central

15692

40244

Los Angeles - Century City

3092

24171

Los Angeles - Century Palms/Cove

14409

42673

Los Angeles - Chatsworth

10854

29287

Los Angeles - Cheviot Hills

2129

23214

Los Angeles - Chinatown

2355

29360

Los Angeles - Cloverdale/Cochran

4572

31416

Los Angeles - Country Club Park

4175

27552

Los Angeles - Crenshaw District

4572

33061

Los Angeles - Crestview

3313

29143

Los Angeles - Del Rey

7229

24148

Los Angeles - Downtown*

13801

50173

Los Angeles - Eagle Rock

11472

28978

Los Angeles - East Hollywood

8280

28272

Los Angeles - Echo Park

3978

27904

Los Angeles - El Sereno

14897

35632

Los Angeles - Elysian Park

1578

27626

Los Angeles - Elysian Valley

3154

31010

Los Angeles - Encino

12806

28349

Los Angeles - Exposition

1109

33343

Los Angeles - Exposition Park

15874

35341

Los Angeles - Faircrest Heights

1064

29556

Los Angeles - Figueroa Park Square

3299

37828

Los Angeles - Florence-Firestone

20724

43680

Los Angeles - Glassell Park

9409

29772

Los Angeles - Gramercy Place

3562

33092

Los Angeles - Granada Hills

18513

31814

Los Angeles - Green Meadows

9120

42409

Los Angeles - Hancock Park

4060

23828

Los Angeles - Harbor City

8035

27640

Los Angeles - Harbor Gateway

13642

31289

Los Angeles - Harbor Pines

524

21752

Los Angeles - Harvard Heights

5570

30884

Los Angeles - Harvard Park

16152

42578

Los Angeles - Highland Park

14951

30896

Los Angeles - Historic Filipinotown

4775

34427

Los Angeles - Hollywood

18735

27449

Los Angeles - Hollywood Hills

6546

22240

Los Angeles - Hyde Park

10230

35843

Los Angeles - Jefferson Park

2799

34671

Los Angeles - Koreatown

14444

27942

Los Angeles - Lafayette Square

1429

31345

Los Angeles - Lake Balboa

13949

33050

Los Angeles - Lakeview Terrace

5120

38986

Los Angeles - Leimert Park

4924

32320

Los Angeles - Lincoln Heights

11272

34580

Los Angeles - Little Armenia

2674

33321

Los Angeles - Little Bangladesh

7715

27220

Los Angeles - Little Tokyo

1240

39579

Los Angeles - Longwood

1502

34898

Los Angeles - Los Feliz

4910

22723

Los Angeles - Manchester Square

2711

31760

Los Angeles - Mandeville Canyon

682

21831

Los Angeles - Mar Vista

9169

21589

Los Angeles - Marina Peninsula

821

18830

Los Angeles - Melrose

23003

29606

Los Angeles - Mid-city

4031

26820

Los Angeles - Miracle Mile

4237

23559

Los Angeles - Mission Hills

10435

43256

Los Angeles - Mt. Washington

7265

30089

Los Angeles - North Hills

22187

36032

Los Angeles - North Hollywood

52046

34372

Los Angeles - Northridge

21964

31468

Los Angeles - Pacific Palisades

4340

20384

Los Angeles - Pacoima

34667

45034

Los Angeles - Palisades Highlands

806

20957

Los Angeles - Palms

10064

22937

Los Angeles - Panorama City

29637

39385

Los Angeles - Park La Brea

2718

20015

Los Angeles - Pico-Union

14789

35345

Los Angeles - Playa Del Rey

503

15738

Los Angeles - Playa Vista

2909

26573

Los Angeles - Porter Ranch

8927

25084

Los Angeles - Rancho Park

1884

28720

Los Angeles - Regent Square

756

27194

Los Angeles - Reseda

27700

36154

Los Angeles - Reseda Ranch

1590

34297

Los Angeles - Reynier Village

1047

24763

Los Angeles - San Pedro*

22554

28901

Los Angeles - Shadow Hills

1113

25056

Los Angeles - Sherman Oaks

23274

26674

Los Angeles - Silverlake

11620

26359

Los Angeles - South Carthay

2716

25635

Los Angeles - South Park

15676

41295

Los Angeles - St Elmo Village

1688

36824

Los Angeles - Studio City

5866

26141

Los Angeles - Sun Valley

20517

39093

Los Angeles - Sunland

5856

28695

Los Angeles - Sycamore Square

155

23957

Los Angeles - Sylmar*

37174

45115

Los Angeles - Tarzana

8967

29042

Los Angeles - Temple-Beaudry

12221

30953

Los Angeles - Thai Town

2520

25691

Los Angeles - Toluca Lake

2150

24701

Los Angeles - Toluca Terrace

404

30934

Los Angeles - Toluca Woods

435

23412

Los Angeles - Tujunga

7680

27616

Los Angeles - University Hills

797

23243

Los Angeles - University Park

10268

37398

Los Angeles - Valley Glen

9837

32773

Los Angeles - Valley Village

7148

28916

Los Angeles - Van Nuys*

33306

35738

Los Angeles - Venice

7949

23459

Los Angeles - Vermont Knolls

6688

38884

Los Angeles - Vermont Square

3369

43999

Los Angeles - Vermont Vista

16615

40341

Los Angeles - Vernon Central

22871

43984

Los Angeles - Victoria Park

2506

29837

Los Angeles - View Heights

885

23958

Los Angeles - Watts

17280

40493

Los Angeles - Wellington Square

1596

32472

Los Angeles - West Adams

9601

34748

Los Angeles - West Hills

10514

25932

Los Angeles - West Los Angeles

9608

25529

Los Angeles - West Vernon

22037

41080

Los Angeles - Westchester

11213

21729

Los Angeles - Westlake

18463

31106

Los Angeles - Westwood

13935

25754

Los Angeles - Wholesale District*

17971

49741

Los Angeles - Wilmington

21058

37279

Los Angeles - Wilshire Center

14549

28999

Los Angeles - Winnetka

17312

33430

Los Angeles - Woodland Hills

17541

25775

Unincorporated - Acton

1686

21152

Unincorporated - Agua Dulce

871

20948

Unincorporated - Altadena

9728

22302

Unincorporated - Anaverde

358

23740

Unincorporated - Angeles National Forest

87

6988

Unincorporated - Arcadia

1795

22491

Unincorporated - Athens-Westmont

15517

36560

Unincorporated - Athens Village

2495

50950

Unincorporated - Avocado Heights

2429

35852

Unincorporated - Azusa

5402

33926

Unincorporated - Bassett

5234

35324

Unincorporated - Bouquet Canyon

172

16030

Unincorporated - Bradbury

89

82407

Unincorporated - Canyon Country

3073

39764

Unincorporated - Castaic*

8602

31635

Unincorporated - Cerritos

162

27598

Unincorporated - Charter Oak

2

10000

Unincorporated - Claremont

114

16239

Unincorporated - Covina

5417

32208

Unincorporated - Covina (Charter Oak)

4134

31452

Unincorporated - Del Aire

1066

24266

Unincorporated - Del Rey

117

36792

Unincorporated - Del Sur

610

25259

Unincorporated - Desert View Highlands

823

33012

Unincorporated - Duarte

1684

38031

Unincorporated - East Covina

82

24924

Unincorporated - East La Mirada

1396

26379

Unincorporated - East Lancaster

43

37719

Unincorporated - East Los Angeles

52213

41681

Unincorporated - East Pasadena

350

5466

Unincorporated - East Rancho Dominguez

5423

35426

Unincorporated - East Whittier

1225

23087

Unincorporated - El Camino Village

2109

23990

Unincorporated - El Monte

53

36552

Unincorporated - Elizabeth Lake

235

14148

Unincorporated - Florence-Firestone

27971

43228

Unincorporated - Franklin Canyon

1

8333

Unincorporated - Glendora

182

27576

Unincorporated - Hacienda Heights

13813

24699

Unincorporated - Harbor Gateway

5

500000

Unincorporated - Hawthorne

666

26492

Unincorporated - Hi Vista

146

13297

Unincorporated - Kagel/Lopez Canyons

562

39802

Unincorporated - La Crescenta-Montrose

3585

18105

Unincorporated - La Habra Heights

17

2515

Unincorporated - La Rambla

662

31904

Unincorporated - La Verne*

568

27843

Unincorporated - Ladera Heights

1587

22444

Unincorporated - Lake Hughes

177

26497

Unincorporated - Lake Los Angeles

3677

28298

Unincorporated - Lake Manor

396

24102

Unincorporated - Lakewood

1

877

Unincorporated - Lennox

6910

30654

Unincorporated - Leona Valley

286

16334

Unincorporated - Littlerock

1280

31833

Unincorporated - Littlerock/Juniper Hills

296

22822

Unincorporated - Littlerock/Pearblossom

1145

32082

Unincorporated - Llano

106

12087

Unincorporated - Marina del Rey

2050

21783

Unincorporated - Miracle Mile

0

0

Unincorporated - Monrovia

1018

26230

Unincorporated - Newhall

92

41818

Unincorporated - North Lancaster

360

30050

Unincorporated - North Whittier

2674

31986

Unincorporated - Northeast San Gabriel

5036

20952

Unincorporated - Padua Hills

32

14884

Unincorporated - Palmdale

222

26366

Unincorporated - Palos Verdes Peninsula

87

14010

Unincorporated - Pearblossom/Llano

348

17791

Unincorporated - Pellissier Village

334

53958

Unincorporated - Placerita Canyon

17

3696

Unincorporated - Pomona

152

7843

Unincorporated - Quartz Hill

3441

26662

Unincorporated - Rancho Dominguez

1041

39121

Unincorporated - Roosevelt

237

25456

Unincorporated - Rosewood

443

34448

Unincorporated - Rosewood/East Gardena

461

38642

Unincorporated - Rosewood/West Rancho Dominguez

1189

35376

Unincorporated - Rowland Heights

10581

20738

Unincorporated - San Clemente Island

0

0

Unincorporated - San Francisquito Canyon/Bouquet Canyon

38

4429

Unincorporated - San Jose Hills

6930

34271

Unincorporated - San Pasqual

80

3931

Unincorporated - Sand Canyon

53

17208

Unincorporated - Santa Catalina Island

707

264794

Unincorporated - Santa Monica Mountains*

3357

18028

Unincorporated - Saugus

376

242581

Unincorporated - Saugus/Canyon Country

103

28933

Unincorporated - South Antelope Valley

101

22198

Unincorporated - South El Monte

676

37660

Unincorporated - South San Gabriel

2430

27464

Unincorporated - South Whittier

18862

31850

Unincorporated - Southeast Antelope Valley

210

26889

Unincorporated - Stevenson Ranch

4997

23834

Unincorporated - Sun Village

1947

32256

Unincorporated - Sunrise Village

460

35494

Unincorporated - Twin Lakes/Oat Mountain

366

22075

Unincorporated - Val Verde

934

28226

Unincorporated - Valencia

806

26237

Unincorporated - Valinda

8252

35309

Unincorporated - View Park/Windsor Hills

3050

26214

Unincorporated - Walnut Park

6638

41120

Unincorporated - West Antelope Valley

153

10126

Unincorporated - West Carson

6539

29607

Unincorporated - West Chatsworth

4

33333

Unincorporated - West LA

659

69223

Unincorporated - West Puente Valley

3561

36207

Unincorporated - West Rancho Dominguez

430

31641

Unincorporated - West Whittier/Los Nietos

9162

34028

Unincorporated - Westfield/Academy Hills

209

16077

Unincorporated - Westhills

157

18713

Unincorporated - White Fence Farms

798

21667

Unincorporated - Whittier

841

22225

Unincorporated - Whittier Narrows

69

575000

Unincorporated - Willowbrook

14781

42337

Unincorporated - Wiseburn

1642

27244

- Under Investigation

74960

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