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For Immediate Release:

July 29, 2022

As CDC Community Level Data Improves, Indoor Masking Strongly Advised to Protect Most Vulnerable Residents - 6,399 New Positive Cases and 18 New Deaths Due to COVID-19 in Los Angeles County

Using the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) COVID-19 Community Levels framework, Los Angeles County remains at the high community level this week. However, there are indications that LA County may very soon be moving to the medium community level. Given the latest trends in cases and hospitalizations, Public Health is not instituting universal indoor masking at this time.

LA County’s 7-day case rate, while still elevated at 426 weekly cases per 100,000 people, declined from 481 weekly cases per 100,000 people last week. Using the most recent hospitalization data, LA County is experiencing a rate of 9.7 new hospitalizations for LA County, which suggests that by next Thursday, assuming rates stay stable or decline, CDC will designate LA County at the medium community level.

Although Public Health did not issue a new health officer order to require universal indoor masking because of the improvements in our hospital metrics, given the continued high rate of transmission, wearing masks indoors in public spaces, will reduce risk and limit spread.

As a reminder, masking is still required in many settings throughout the county under the existing state and LA County Health Officer orders.

Masks are required in all health care settings, on public transportation, such as buses and trains, and transit hubs, as well as at long-term care settings, shelters, cooling centers, and correctional facilities. Masks are required for 10 days for anyone recently diagnosed with, or exposed to, COVID-19, when they are around other people.

And while LA County still is in this surge, indoor masking is very strongly advised everywhere else: in shared office spaces, in other work settings like manufacturing, in retail settings (whether you work there or are shopping), indoors at schools, and when you are in any indoor space, unless you are actively eating or drinking.

As a reminder, businesses and institutions are permitted to require indoor masking while people are on their premises, and this remains a sensible action to take during times of high transmission.

“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. “We are gratified to see improvements in our metrics and appreciate all those whose efforts continue to provide protection to those most vulnerable, since, as has been in the past, surges have the most negative consequences on those who are unvaccinated, older, have underlying health conditions, live in communities with high rates of poverty, and have more exposures at work and in the community. As we are hopefully moving to the medium community level, we will need to continue to use common sense safety measures to reduce community transmission to a level that causes less disruption, less illness, and less death. We have great tools and we will need to use them: so please be up-to-date on your vaccinations to reduce your chances of severe illness should you get infected; wear your mask indoors to reduce the spread of an infectious agent at its source, while also protecting the wearer from aerosolized virus and respiratory droplets. Outside remains safer than inside, and when inside maximizing ventilation can help bring in fresh air. Testing is the best way to know your status and prevent unintentional transmission to others and we should get tested whenever we feel sick, have been recently exposed, or before attending gatherings. And for those who end up infected, swift access to therapeutics can make a big difference in preventing severe illness.”

Today, Public Health reported 18 additional deaths and 6,399 new positive cases today. Of the 18 new deaths reported today, three people were between the ages of 50-64, seven people were between the ages of 65-79, and eight people were aged 80 years or older. Of the 18 newly reported deaths, 17 had underlying health conditions. To date, the total number of deaths in L.A. County is 32,708.

Public Health has reported a total of 3,292,692 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of L.A. County. Today’s positivity rate is 14.8%.

There are 1,239 people with COVID-19 currently hospitalized. Testing results are available for more than 12,332,471 individuals, with 24% 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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Please see additional information below:

Total Cases

Laboratory Confirmed Cases

3,292,692

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

3,114,736

-- Long Beach

143,875

-- Pasadena

34,081

Deaths

32,708

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

30,983

-- Long Beach

1,303

-- Pasadena

422

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

- 0 to 4

97474

- 5 to 11

266889

- 12 to 17

261168

- 18 to 29

685940

- 30 to 49

1001727

- 50 to 64

522806

- 65 to 79

209073

- over 80

67446

- Under Investigation

2213

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

- Female

1594732

- Male

1435123

- Other

1437

- Under Investigation

83444

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

- American Indian/Alaska Native

5816

- Asian

216979

- Black

158234

- Hispanic/Latino

1359724

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

15900

- White

420225

- Other

352167

- Under Investigation

585691

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

- Hospitalized (Ever)***

146,646

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

- American Indian/Alaska Native

73

- Asian

3902

- Black

2889

- Hispanic/Latino

15777

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

111

- White

7827

- Other

315

- Under Investigation

89

CITY / COMMUNITY**

Cases

Case Rate

City of Agoura Hills

5731

27443

City of Alhambra

21165

24405

City of Arcadia

10769

18646

City of Artesia

5036

29985

City of Avalon

65

1680

City of Azusa

15611

31197

City of Baldwin Park

26034

33912

City of Bell

15312

42145

City of Bell Gardens

15443

35855

City of Bellflower

26767

34434

City of Beverly Hills

10238

29658

City of Bradbury

67

6268

City of Burbank

27800

25938

City of Calabasas

4996

20540

City of Carson

30393

32386

City of Cerritos

10936

21843

City of Claremont

8278

22689

City of Commerce*

5067

38771

City of Compton

36393

36428

City of Covina

16817

34298

City of Cudahy

11091

45554

City of Culver City

9686

24297

City of Diamond Bar

11299

19645

City of Downey

40876

35774

City of Duarte

6209

28202

City of El Monte

37281

31791

City of El Segundo

3582

21339

City of Gardena

19058

31085

City of Glendale

51940

25153

City of Glendora

13800

26154

City of Hawaiian Gardens

4616

31453

City of Hawthorne

25858

29124

City of Hermosa Beach

4112

20905

City of Hidden Hills

347

18360

City of Huntington Park

24215

40708

City of Industry

460

105263

City of Inglewood

33339

29352

City of Irwindale

604

41398

City of La Canada Flintridge

3843

18571

City of La Habra Heights

172

3153

City of La Mirada

12185

24567

City of La Puente

14305

35150

City of La Verne

8202

24644

City of Lakewood

22934

28538

City of Lancaster*

56488

34962

City of Lawndale

9370

27875

City of Lomita

5176

24970

City of Lynwood*

27482

38145

City of Malibu

2574

19860

City of Manhattan Beach

6380

17723

City of Maywood

11567

41239

City of Monrovia

9978

25716

City of Montebello

22022

34209

City of Monterey Park

14593

23438

City of Norwalk

37281

34641

City of Palmdale

59099

37177

City of Palos Verdes Estates

1891

13985

City of Paramount

20817

37158

City of Pico Rivera

24029

37379

City of Pomona

57574

36923

City of Rancho Palos Verdes

6319

14782

City of Redondo Beach

13152

19145

City of Rolling Hills

243

12526

City of Rolling Hills Estates

1257

15494

City of Rosemead

13227

23897

City of San Dimas*

9589

27781

City of San Fernando

11531

46851

City of San Gabriel

9392

22933

City of San Marino

1997

15041

City of Santa Clarita

63746

28920

City of Santa Fe Springs

7143

38897

City of Santa Monica

22695

24549

City of Sierra Madre

1969

17918

City of Signal Hill

3439

29151

City of South El Monte

7337

35130

City of South Gate

42587

43387

City of South Pasadena

5366

20596

City of Temple City

8287

22732

City of Torrance

28819

19307

City of Vernon

331

158373

City of Walnut

6199

20303

City of West Covina

34354

31740

City of West Hollywood

9857

26676

City of Westlake Village

343

4103

City of Whittier

27304

31229

Los Angeles

1353099

33454

Los Angeles - Adams-Normandie

2892

35260

Los Angeles - Alsace

4055

32583

Los Angeles - Angeles National Forest

6

15000

Los Angeles - Angelino Heights

738

29496

Los Angeles - Arleta

15181

44169

Los Angeles - Atwater Village

4314

29415

Los Angeles - Baldwin Hills

8856

28453

Los Angeles - Bel Air

2139

25377

Los Angeles - Beverly Crest

2959

23625

Los Angeles - Beverlywood

3684

27966

Los Angeles - Boyle Heights*

36598

42123

Los Angeles - Brentwood

7397

23896

Los Angeles - Brookside

126

21687

Los Angeles - Cadillac-Corning

2115

29701

Los Angeles - Canoga Park

22673

34727

Los Angeles - Carthay

3711

25837

Los Angeles - Central

15891

40755

Los Angeles - Century City

3170

24781

Los Angeles - Century Palms/Cove

14611

43271

Los Angeles - Chatsworth

11105

29964

Los Angeles - Cheviot Hills

2151

23454

Los Angeles - Chinatown

2401

29934

Los Angeles - Cloverdale/Cochran

4664

32048

Los Angeles - Country Club Park

4269

28173

Los Angeles - Crenshaw District

4643

33574

Los Angeles - Crestview

3378

29715

Los Angeles - Del Rey

7376

24639

Los Angeles - Downtown*

14013

50943

Los Angeles - Eagle Rock

11743

29662

Los Angeles - East Hollywood

8428

28777

Los Angeles - Echo Park

4026

28241

Los Angeles - El Sereno

15214

36390

Los Angeles - Elysian Park

1616

28291

Los Angeles - Elysian Valley

3218

31639

Los Angeles - Encino

13093

28985

Los Angeles - Exposition

1132

34035

Los Angeles - Exposition Park

16114

35875

Los Angeles - Faircrest Heights

1091

30306

Los Angeles - Figueroa Park Square

3350

38413

Los Angeles - Florence-Firestone

21001

44264

Los Angeles - Glassell Park

9627

30461

Los Angeles - Gramercy Place

3631

33733

Los Angeles - Granada Hills

18905

32488

Los Angeles - Green Meadows

9221

42878

Los Angeles - Hancock Park

4153

24373

Los Angeles - Harbor City

8198

28201

Los Angeles - Harbor Gateway

13885

31846

Los Angeles - Harbor Pines

537

22291

Los Angeles - Harvard Heights

5642

31284

Los Angeles - Harvard Park

16395

43219

Los Angeles - Highland Park

15236

31485

Los Angeles - Historic Filipinotown

4854

34996

Los Angeles - Hollywood

19050

27910

Los Angeles - Hollywood Hills

6660

22627

Los Angeles - Hyde Park

10414

36488

Los Angeles - Jefferson Park

2848

35278

Los Angeles - Koreatown

14656

28352

Los Angeles - Lafayette Square

1465

32134

Los Angeles - Lake Balboa

14188

33616

Los Angeles - Lakeview Terrace

5196

39564

Los Angeles - Leimert Park

4996

32793

Los Angeles - Lincoln Heights

11486

35236

Los Angeles - Little Armenia

2705

33707

Los Angeles - Little Bangladesh

7862

27739

Los Angeles - Little Tokyo

1263

40313

Los Angeles - Longwood

1532

35595

Los Angeles - Los Feliz

4992

23103

Los Angeles - Manchester Square

2774

32498

Los Angeles - Mandeville Canyon

703

22503

Los Angeles - Mar Vista

9349

22013

Los Angeles - Marina Peninsula

831

19060

Los Angeles - Melrose

23359

30065

Los Angeles - Mid-city

4104

27305

Los Angeles - Miracle Mile

4315

23992

Los Angeles - Mission Hills

10593

43911

Los Angeles - Mt. Washington

7403

30661

Los Angeles - North Hills

22575

36663

Los Angeles - North Hollywood

52895

34932

Los Angeles - Northridge

22357

32031

Los Angeles - Pacific Palisades

4389

20614

Los Angeles - Pacoima

35168

45685

Los Angeles - Palisades Highlands

813

21139

Los Angeles - Palms

10273

23413

Los Angeles - Panorama City

30119

40025

Los Angeles - Park La Brea

2772

20412

Los Angeles - Pico-Union

14998

35844

Los Angeles - Playa Del Rey

515

16114

Los Angeles - Playa Vista

2957

27012

Los Angeles - Porter Ranch

9118

25621

Los Angeles - Rancho Park

1925

29345

Los Angeles - Regent Square

778

27986

Los Angeles - Reseda

28200

36806

Los Angeles - Reseda Ranch

1614

34814

Los Angeles - Reynier Village

1066

25213

Los Angeles - San Pedro*

22981

29448

Los Angeles - Shadow Hills

1122

25259

Los Angeles - Sherman Oaks

23727

27193

Los Angeles - Silverlake

11837

26852

Los Angeles - South Carthay

2783

26267

Los Angeles - South Park

15903

41893

Los Angeles - St Elmo Village

1712

37347

Los Angeles - Studio City

6009

26778

Los Angeles - Sun Valley

20864

39754

Los Angeles - Sunland

5958

29194

Los Angeles - Sycamore Square

158

24420

Los Angeles - Sylmar*

37754

45819

Los Angeles - Tarzana

9164

29680

Los Angeles - Temple-Beaudry

12394

31392

Los Angeles - Thai Town

2559

26088

Los Angeles - Toluca Lake

2205

25333

Los Angeles - Toluca Terrace

414

31700

Los Angeles - Toluca Woods

448

24112

Los Angeles - Tujunga

7819

28116

Los Angeles - University Hills

814

23739

Los Angeles - University Park

10358

37726

Los Angeles - Valley Glen

9996

33302

Los Angeles - Valley Village

7285

29470

Los Angeles - Van Nuys*

33788

36256

Los Angeles - Venice

8078

23839

Los Angeles - Vermont Knolls

6781

39424

Los Angeles - Vermont Square

3420

44665

Los Angeles - Vermont Vista

16851

40914

Los Angeles - Vernon Central

23135

44492

Los Angeles - Victoria Park

2543

30277

Los Angeles - View Heights

909

24607

Los Angeles - Watts

17496

40999

Los Angeles - Wellington Square

1622

33001

Los Angeles - West Adams

9749

35284

Los Angeles - West Hills

10740

26489

Los Angeles - West Los Angeles

9793

26020

Los Angeles - West Vernon

22344

41652

Los Angeles - Westchester

11574

22429

Los Angeles - Westlake

18741

31574

Los Angeles - Westwood

14157

26164

Los Angeles - Wholesale District*

18345

50776

Los Angeles - Wilmington

21348

37793

Los Angeles - Wilshire Center

14774

29448

Los Angeles - Winnetka

17609

34003

Los Angeles - Woodland Hills

17890

26288

Unincorporated - Acton

1721

21591

Unincorporated - Agua Dulce

889

21380

Unincorporated - Altadena

9964

22843

Unincorporated - Anaverde

363

24072

Unincorporated - Angeles National Forest

90

7229

Unincorporated - Arcadia

1847

23142

Unincorporated - Athens-Westmont

15778

37175

Unincorporated - Athens Village

2538

51828

Unincorporated - Avocado Heights

2476

36546

Unincorporated - Azusa

5499

34535

Unincorporated - Bassett

5337

36019

Unincorporated - Bouquet Canyon

177

16496

Unincorporated - Bradbury

91

84259

Unincorporated - Canyon Country

3140

40631

Unincorporated - Castaic*

8721

32073

Unincorporated - Cerritos

163

27768

Unincorporated - Charter Oak

2

10000

Unincorporated - Claremont

115

16382

Unincorporated - Covina

5548

32987

Unincorporated - Covina (Charter Oak)

4234

32212

Unincorporated - Del Aire

1091

24835

Unincorporated - Del Rey

120

37736

Unincorporated - Del Sur

623

25797

Unincorporated - Desert View Highlands

843

33815

Unincorporated - Duarte

1749

39499

Unincorporated - East Covina

82

24924

Unincorporated - East La Mirada

1424

26909

Unincorporated - East Lancaster

44

38596

Unincorporated - East Los Angeles

53139

42420

Unincorporated - East Pasadena

354

5529

Unincorporated - East Rancho Dominguez

5513

36014

Unincorporated - East Whittier

1251

23577

Unincorporated - El Camino Village

2150

24457

Unincorporated - El Monte

55

37931

Unincorporated - Elizabeth Lake

238

14329

Unincorporated - Florence-Firestone

28344

43805

Unincorporated - Franklin Canyon

1

8333

Unincorporated - Glendora

183

27727

Unincorporated - Hacienda Heights

14193

25378

Unincorporated - Harbor Gateway

5

500000

Unincorporated - Hawthorne

677

26929

Unincorporated - Hi Vista

150

13661

Unincorporated - Kagel/Lopez Canyons

573

40581

Unincorporated - La Crescenta-Montrose

3699

18681

Unincorporated - La Habra Heights

17

2515

Unincorporated - La Rambla

672

32386

Unincorporated - La Verne*

575

28186

Unincorporated - Ladera Heights

1619

22896

Unincorporated - Lake Hughes

180

26946

Unincorporated - Lake Los Angeles

3724

28659

Unincorporated - Lake Manor

404

24589

Unincorporated - Lakewood

1

877

Unincorporated - Lennox

7012

31106

Unincorporated - Leona Valley

291

16619

Unincorporated - Littlerock

1293

32156

Unincorporated - Littlerock/Juniper Hills

300

23130

Unincorporated - Littlerock/Pearblossom

1174

32894

Unincorporated - Llano

106

12087

Unincorporated - Marina del Rey

2080

22102

Unincorporated - Miracle Mile

0

0

Unincorporated - Monrovia

1043

26875

Unincorporated - Newhall

93

42273

Unincorporated - North Lancaster

365

30467

Unincorporated - North Whittier

2732

32679

Unincorporated - Northeast San Gabriel

5191

21597

Unincorporated - Padua Hills

33

15349

Unincorporated - Palmdale

224

26603

Unincorporated - Palos Verdes Peninsula

93

14976

Unincorporated - Pearblossom/Llano

368

18814

Unincorporated - Pellissier Village

339

54766

Unincorporated - Placerita Canyon

17

3696

Unincorporated - Pomona

156

8050

Unincorporated - Quartz Hill

3509

27189

Unincorporated - Rancho Dominguez

1061

39872

Unincorporated - Roosevelt

240

25779

Unincorporated - Rosewood

459

35692

Unincorporated - Rosewood/East Gardena

467

39145

Unincorporated - Rosewood/West Rancho Dominguez

1203

35793

Unincorporated - Rowland Heights

10915

21393

Unincorporated - San Clemente Island

0

0

Unincorporated - San Francisquito Canyon/Bouquet Canyon

39

4545

Unincorporated - San Jose Hills

7028

34756

Unincorporated - San Pasqual

81

3980

Unincorporated - Sand Canyon

54

17532

Unincorporated - Santa Catalina Island

728

272659

Unincorporated - Santa Monica Mountains*

3411

18318

Unincorporated - Saugus

381

245806

Unincorporated - Saugus/Canyon Country

105

29494

Unincorporated - South Antelope Valley

101

22198

Unincorporated - South El Monte

684

38106

Unincorporated - South San Gabriel

2489

28131

Unincorporated - South Whittier

19198

32417

Unincorporated - Southeast Antelope Valley

214

27401

Unincorporated - Stevenson Ranch

5106

24354

Unincorporated - Sun Village

1974

32704

Unincorporated - Sunrise Village

471

36343

Unincorporated - Twin Lakes/Oat Mountain

375

22618

Unincorporated - Val Verde

952

28770

Unincorporated - Valencia

829

26986

Unincorporated - Valinda

8401

35946

Unincorporated - View Park/Windsor Hills

3108

26713

Unincorporated - Walnut Park

6774

41962

Unincorporated - West Antelope Valley

154

10192

Unincorporated - West Carson

6758

30599

Unincorporated - West Chatsworth

4

33333

Unincorporated - West LA

667

70063

Unincorporated - West Puente Valley

3623

36838

Unincorporated - West Rancho Dominguez

437

32156

Unincorporated - West Whittier/Los Nietos

9353

34737

Unincorporated - Westfield/Academy Hills

215

16538

Unincorporated - Westhills

161

19190

Unincorporated - White Fence Farms

814

22102

Unincorporated - Whittier

865

22859

Unincorporated - Whittier Narrows

68

566667

Unincorporated - Willowbrook

15064

43147

Unincorporated - Wiseburn

1670

27709

- Under Investigation

76841

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