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For Immediate Release:

January 25, 2024

As COVID-19 Circulation Remains Elevated in Los Angeles County, Vaccination, Other Sensible Precautions Strongly Recommended

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) reports that the spread of COVID-19 and other respiratory viruses remains elevated despite some COVID-19 metrics — including cases, hospitalizations, and deaths — decreasing slightly over the past week.

In Los Angeles County, wastewater concentrations of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, appear to be plateauing at a high level, with concentrations at 67 percent of last year’s winter peak for the week ending Jan. 13, similar to the concentrations for the previous week. Wastewater concentrations provide a more complete picture of COVID-19 transmission levels than reported cases alone.

Other indicators have declined but remain at heightened levels. The reported daily average of COVID-19 cases decreased to 422 this week from 462 the previous week. Reported cases do not include home test results, so the actual number of COVID-19 infections in the community is much higher. The daily average of COVID-positive hospitalizations decreased to 727 for the week ending Jan. 20, from 776 a week earlier. Public Health is reporting an average of 4.9 deaths per day for the week ending Jan. 1, a decrease from 5.6 deaths per day reported for the previous week.

Flu and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) also continue to spread at lower but still elevated levels in Los Angeles County. There was an average of 263 influenza-positive hospitalized patients per day for the week ending Jan. 13, a decrease from the average of 384 influenza-positive hospitalized patients per day the week before. Data from sentinel surveillance laboratories shows that for the week ending Jan. 13, 12.4 percent of specimens tested for influenza and 7.8 percent of specimens tested for RSV were positive, compared to 13.8 percent and 9.4 percent, respectively, the previous week.

Because COVID-19 and other respiratory virus indicators remain elevated, sensible precautions, such as getting vaccinated and, if sick, staying home, testing, and seeking treatment are still strongly recommended, especially for older adults and other people at higher risk for severe illness. Getting the updated COVID-19 vaccine is one of the best ways to reduce the risk of severe illness, hospitalization, and death from COVID-19. At least one dose of the updated vaccine is recommended for everyone six months and older. For more information about vaccines, visit ph.lacounty.gov/vaccines.

To help stem the spread of respiratory viruses this winter, residents should stay home when sick and test if they have symptoms or were exposed to COVID-19. Individuals who test positive for COVID-19 and have symptoms can leave isolation once they are fever free for 24 hours without using fever-reducing medication AND other symptoms are mild and improving, provided they wear a well-fitting high-quality mask when around others for 10 days following symptom onset. Individuals who tested positive for COVID-19 and have no symptoms are not required to isolate provided they wear a well-fitting, high-quality respiratory mask whenever they are around other people for 10 days following their first positive test result. Other simple precautions include washing hands frequently and wearing a well-fitting, high-quality mask in crowded indoor spaces, such as airports, transit centers and venues with poor ventilation. This is especially important for residents who are at higher risk for severe illness or plan to spend time with people who are older or have underlying health conditions that can make them more vulnerable to getting very sick from respiratory illnesses. For more information on precautions against respiratory viruses, visit the Public Health website.

For free and reliable information about COVID-19 and other health-related topics, call the Public Health InfoLine at 1-833-540-0473. Specially trained staff can help residents get free vaccines and at-home test kits, secure a telehealth appointment for medicine to treat COVID-19 and, for people who have difficulty leaving their homes, to arrange to be vaccinated at home. The InfoLIne is free and available to Los Angeles County residents, regardless of their insurance or immigration status, seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Public Health reports COVID-19 data weekly. The following table shows case, wastewater, emergency department, hospitalization, and death data in Los Angeles County over the past four weeks.

Weekly COVID-19 Data Table

Metric

Date of Weekly Report

1/24/2024

1/17/2024

1/10/2024

1/03/2024

Daily average cases

422

462

483

542

SARS-CoV-2 wastewater concentration as a percentage of the Winter 2022-2023 peak concentration value3

67%

66%

60%

49%

Daily average of the percent of Emergency Department (ED) encounters classified as coronavirus-related

4.1%

4.2%

4.5%

4.5%

Daily average number of COVID-positive hospitalizations

727

776

834

786

Daily average deaths

4.9

5.6

3.7

3.4

Percent of all deaths due to COVID-19

3.5%

3.1%

3.2%

4.0%

All daily averages are 7-day averages. Data for past weeks are subject to change in future reports. Time periods covered by each metric: cases = week ending each Saturday; wastewater = week ending each Saturday, with a one-week lag; ED data = week ending each Sunday; hospitalizations = week ending each Saturday; deaths = week ending each Monday, with a three-week lag; death percentage = week ending Monday, with a one-week lag.

Case data is presented by episode date, an approximation of the date the illness began, and death data is presented by date of death. This is a change from how case and death data were presented prior to July 26, 2023, which was by date of report. Daily average cases do not include Long Beach and Pasadena. Daily average deaths include Long Beach and Pasadena for all weeks except 1/3/24. Long Beach and Pasadena are not included in the daily average death count for 1/3/24 because data was not available from CDPH due to the holiday.

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/COVIDdataincluding:

· COVID-19 Response Plan

· COVID-19 Vaccinations

· Skilled Nursing Facility Metrics

· Resp Watch: Viral Respiratory Surveillance for LA County

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

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

· World Health Organization:

https://www.who.int/health-topics/coronavirus

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

Cases through 12:00pm 01/22/2024

Total Cases

Laboratory Confirmed Cases (includes LB and Pas through 6/27/23; excludes LB and Pas after 6/27/23)

3,862,182

Deaths (includes LB and Pas)

37,257

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

- 0 to 4

118,426

- 5 to 11

285,891

- 12 to 17

280,794

- 18 to 29

773,026

- 30 to 49

1,164,444

- 50 to 64

639,216

- 65 to 79

286,750

- over 80

105,997

- Under Investigation

2,645

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

- Female

1,892,865

- Male

1,672,434

- Other

1,961

- Under Investigation

89,929

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

- American Indian/Alaska Native

6,952

- Asian

274,572

- Black

195,866

- Hispanic/Latino

1,549,306

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

18,239

- White

514,463

- Other

424,190

- Under Investigation

673,601

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

- Hospitalized (Ever)

194204

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

- American Indian/Alaska Native

83

- Asian

4,653

- Black

3,303

- Hispanic/Latino

17,078

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

115

- White

9,491

- Other

509

- Under Investigation

115

CITY / COMMUNITY**

Cases

Case Rate

City of Agoura Hills

6602

31614

City of Alhambra

26539

30602

City of Arcadia

14398

24930

City of Artesia

6268

37321

City of Avalon

301

7780

City of Azusa

17998

35967

City of Baldwin Park

30493

39720

City of Bell

17316

47660

City of Bell Gardens

17475

40573

City of Bellflower

31670

40741

City of Beverly Hills

12082

35000

City of Bradbury

71

6642

City of Burbank

34144

31857

City of Calabasas

6181

25412

City of Carson

36329

38711

City of Cerritos

14011

27985

City of Claremont

10757

29484

City of Commerce*

5980

45757

City of Compton

41419

41459

City of Covina

20937

42701

City of Cudahy

12422

51021

City of Culver City

12524

31416

City of Diamond Bar

14195

24681

City of Downey

48024

42029

City of Duarte

7767

35279

City of El Monte

43943

37472

City of El Segundo

4268

25426

City of Gardena

22849

37268

City of Glendale

62548

30291

City of Glendora

15705

29765

City of Hawaiian Gardens

5154

35119

City of Hawthorne

30722

34602

City of Hermosa Beach

4931

25069

City of Hidden Hills

400

21164

City of Huntington Park

26798

45051

City of Industry

1066

243936

City of Inglewood

40178

35374

City of Irwindale

911

62440

City of La Canada Flintridge

4788

23138

City of La Habra Heights

216

3960

City of La Mirada

14760

29759

City of La Puente

16373

40231

City of La Verne

9548

28688

City of Lakewood

28090

34954

City of Lancaster*

66409

41102

City of Lawndale

10965

32620

City of Lomita

6407

30908

City of Lynwood*

32059

44497

City of Malibu

3009

23216

City of Manhattan Beach

7783

21620

City of Maywood

13129

46807

City of Monrovia

12328

31773

City of Montebello

26163

40642

City of Monterey Park

18208

29244

City of Norwalk

44199

41069

City of Palmdale

68879

43329

City of Palos Verdes Estates

2397

17727

City of Paramount

23297

41585

City of Pico Rivera

28782

44773

City of Pomona

67411

43231

City of Rancho Palos Verdes

8335

19498

City of Redondo Beach

16411

23889

City of Rolling Hills

317

16340

City of Rolling Hills Estates

1668

20560

City of Rosemead

15754

28463

City of San Dimas*

11455

33188

City of San Fernando

13126

53332

City of San Gabriel

12086

29511

City of San Marino

2551

19214

City of Santa Clarita

77117

34986

City of Santa Fe Springs

8070

43945

City of Santa Monica

28064

30357

City of Sierra Madre

2569

23378

City of Signal Hill

4259

36102

City of South El Monte

8620

41274

City of South Gate

48142

49047

City of South Pasadena

6594

25310

City of Temple City

11129

30528

City of Torrance

36270

24299

City of Vernon

362

173206

City of Walnut

7835

25662

City of West Covina

40825

37719

City of West Hollywood

11703

31672

City of Westlake Village

461

5514

City of Whittier

32134

36753

Los Angeles

1577094

38993

Los Angeles - Adams-Normandie

3287

40076

Los Angeles - Alsace

4670

37525

Los Angeles - Angeles National Forest

1

2500

Los Angeles - Angelino Heights

861

34412

Los Angeles - Arleta

17376

50556

Los Angeles - Atwater Village

5248

35783

Los Angeles - Baldwin Hills

10724

34455

Los Angeles - Bel Air

2577

30573

Los Angeles - Beverly Crest

3473

27729

Los Angeles - Beverlywood

4366

33144

Los Angeles - Boyle Heights*

41328

47567

Los Angeles - Brentwood

8819

28490

Los Angeles - Brookside

159

27367

Los Angeles - Cadillac-Corning

2364

33198

Los Angeles - Canoga Park

26134

40028

Los Angeles - Carthay

4582

31901

Los Angeles - Central

17293

44350

Los Angeles - Century City

3956

30926

Los Angeles - Century Palms/Cove

16733

49556

Los Angeles - Chatsworth

13508

36448

Los Angeles - Cheviot Hills

2688

29310

Los Angeles - Chinatown

3067

38237

Los Angeles - Cloverdale/Cochran

5494

37752

Los Angeles - Country Club Park

5059

33386

Los Angeles - Crenshaw District

5559

40198

Los Angeles - Crestview

4122

36260

Los Angeles - Del Rey

8840

29530

Los Angeles - Downtown*

16600

60348

Los Angeles - Eagle Rock

14301

36124

Los Angeles - East Hollywood

9880

33735

Los Angeles - Echo Park

4619

32400

Los Angeles - El Sereno

17381

41573

Los Angeles - Elysian Park

1891

33106

Los Angeles - Elysian Valley

3681

36191

Los Angeles - Encino

15847

35081

Los Angeles - Exposition

1328

39928

Los Angeles - Exposition Park

18655

41532

Los Angeles - Faircrest Heights

1308

36333

Los Angeles - Figueroa Park Square

3903

44754

Los Angeles - Florence-Firestone

23323

49158

Los Angeles - Glassell Park

11356

35932

Los Angeles - Gramercy Place

4346

40375

Los Angeles - Granada Hills

22499

38664

Los Angeles - Green Meadows

10341

48086

Los Angeles - Hancock Park

4894

28722

Los Angeles - Harbor City

9807

33736

Los Angeles - Harbor Gateway

16256

37284

Los Angeles - Harbor Pines

668

27729

Los Angeles - Harvard Heights

6300

34932

Los Angeles - Harvard Park

18518

48815

Los Angeles - Highland Park

17749

36678

Los Angeles - Historic Filipinotown

5639

40656

Los Angeles - Hollywood

22393

32808

Los Angeles - Hollywood Hills

7948

27003

Los Angeles - Hyde Park

12393

43422

Los Angeles - Jefferson Park

3253

40295

Los Angeles - Koreatown

16640

32190

Los Angeles - Lafayette Square

1641

35995

Los Angeles - Lake Balboa

16844

39909

Los Angeles - Lakeview Terrace

6384

48610

Los Angeles - Leimert Park

6003

39403

Los Angeles - Lincoln Heights

13151

40344

Los Angeles - Little Armenia

3130

39003

Los Angeles - Little Bangladesh

8881

31334

Los Angeles - Little Tokyo

1570

50112

Los Angeles - Longwood

1853

43053

Los Angeles - Los Feliz

6654

30794

Los Angeles - Manchester Square

3382

39620

Los Angeles - Mandeville Canyon

956

30602

Los Angeles - Mar Vista

11532

27153

Los Angeles - Marina Peninsula

1005

23050

Los Angeles - Melrose

27048

34813

Los Angeles - Mid-city

4670

31071

Los Angeles - Miracle Mile

5128

28513

Los Angeles - Mission Hills

12358

51227

Los Angeles - Mt. Washington

8456

35022

Los Angeles - North Hills

26211

42568

Los Angeles - North Hollywood

60970

40265

Los Angeles - Northridge

26706

38262

Los Angeles - Pacific Palisades

5305

24917

Los Angeles - Pacoima

39830

51741

Los Angeles - Palisades Highlands

973

25299

Los Angeles - Palms

12622

28767

Los Angeles - Panorama City

34586

45961

Los Angeles - Park La Brea

3364

24772

Los Angeles - Pico-Union

16768

40075

Los Angeles - Playa Del Rey

640

20025

Los Angeles - Playa Vista

3614

33014

Los Angeles - Porter Ranch

11126

31263

Los Angeles - Rancho Park

2376

36220

Los Angeles - Regent Square

920

33094

Los Angeles - Reseda

33412

43609

Los Angeles - Reseda Ranch

1867

40272

Los Angeles - Reynier Village

1223

28926

Los Angeles - San Pedro*

27329

35020

Los Angeles - Shadow Hills

1366

30752

Los Angeles - Sherman Oaks

28915

33139

Los Angeles - Silverlake

13716

31114

Los Angeles - South Carthay

3437

32440

Los Angeles - South Park

17181

45260

Los Angeles - St Elmo Village

1928

42059

Los Angeles - Studio City

7365

32821

Los Angeles - Sun Valley

23911

45560

Los Angeles - Sunland

7160

35084

Los Angeles - Sycamore Square

217

33539

Los Angeles - Sylmar*

43548

52851

Los Angeles - Tarzana

11027

35714

Los Angeles - Temple-Beaudry

13833

35036

Los Angeles - Thai Town

2897

29534

Los Angeles - Toluca Lake

2652

30469

Los Angeles - Toluca Terrace

561

42956

Los Angeles - Toluca Woods

507

27287

Los Angeles - Tujunga

9319

33510

Los Angeles - University Hills

960

27997

Los Angeles - University Park

11831

43091

Los Angeles - Valley Glen

11556

38499

Los Angeles - Valley Village

8877

35910

Los Angeles - Van Nuys*

38884

41724

Los Angeles - Venice

9498

28030

Los Angeles - Vermont Knolls

7752

45070

Los Angeles - Vermont Square

3845

50215

Los Angeles - Vermont Vista

19224

46676

Los Angeles - Vernon Central

25131

48331

Los Angeles - Victoria Park

2905

34587

Los Angeles - View Heights

1168

31619

Los Angeles - Watts

20185

47300

Los Angeles - Wellington Square

1897

38596

Los Angeles - West Adams

11388

41216

Los Angeles - West Hills

13582

33499

Los Angeles - West Los Angeles

12266

32591

Los Angeles - West Vernon

25374

47301

Los Angeles - Westchester

14506

28111

Los Angeles - Westlake

21504

36229

Los Angeles - Westwood

17463

32274

Los Angeles - Wholesale District*

23021

63719

Los Angeles - Wilmington

24362

43129

Los Angeles - Wilshire Center

17549

34979

Los Angeles - Winnetka

20711

39993

Los Angeles - Woodland Hills

21718

31912

Unincorporated - Acton

2114

26521

Unincorporated - Agua Dulce

1042

25060

Unincorporated - Altadena

12342

28294

Unincorporated - Anaverde

440

29178

Unincorporated - Angeles National Forest

96

7711

Unincorporated - Arcadia

2359

29558

Unincorporated - Athens Village

2906

59342

Unincorporated - Athens-Westmont

18182

42840

Unincorporated - Avocado Heights

2805

41402

Unincorporated - Azusa

6525

40978

Unincorporated - Bassett

6386

43099

Unincorporated - Bouquet Canyon

222

20690

Unincorporated - Bradbury

156

144444

Unincorporated - Canyon Country

3958

51216

Unincorporated - Castaic*

10135

37273

Unincorporated - Cerritos

194

33049

Unincorporated - Charter Oak

10

50000

Unincorporated - Claremont

162

23077

Unincorporated - Covina

6466

38445

Unincorporated - Covina (Charter Oak)

5201

39569

Unincorporated - Del Aire

1268

28864

Unincorporated - Del Rey

152

47799

Unincorporated - Del Sur

727

30104

Unincorporated - Desert View Highlands

1000

40112

Unincorporated - Duarte

2082

47019

Unincorporated - East Covina

92

27964

Unincorporated - East La Mirada

1698

32086

Unincorporated - East Lancaster

46

40351

Unincorporated - East Los Angeles

59911

47826

Unincorporated - East Pasadena

442

6903

Unincorporated - East Rancho Dominguez

6499

42455

Unincorporated - East Whittier

1485

27987

Unincorporated - El Camino Village

2878

32738

Unincorporated - El Monte

1

690

Unincorporated - Elizabeth Lake

307

18483

Unincorporated - Florence-Firestone

31011

47927

Unincorporated - Franklin Canyon

2

16667

Unincorporated - Glendora

203

30758

Unincorporated - Hacienda Heights

17035

30460

Unincorporated - Harbor Gateway

4

4.00E+05

Unincorporated - Hawthorne

789

31384

Unincorporated - Hi Vista

177

16120

Unincorporated - Kagel/Lopez Canyons

343

24292

Unincorporated - La Crescenta-Montrose

4692

23696

Unincorporated - La Habra Heights

21

3107

Unincorporated - La Rambla

1000

48193

Unincorporated - La Verne*

677

33186

Unincorporated - Ladera Heights

2205

31184

Unincorporated - Lake Hughes

214

32036

Unincorporated - Lake Los Angeles

4203

32346

Unincorporated - Lake Manor

484

29458

Unincorporated - Lakewood

28

24561

Unincorporated - Lennox

7894

35019

Unincorporated - Leona Valley

322

18389

Unincorporated - Littlerock

1461

36334

Unincorporated - Littlerock/Juniper Hills

373

28759

Unincorporated - Littlerock/Pearblossom

1361

38134

Unincorporated - Llano

114

12999

Unincorporated - Marina del Rey

2882

30624

Unincorporated - Miracle Mile

0

0

Unincorporated - Monrovia

1169

30121

Unincorporated - Newhall

109

49545

Unincorporated - North Lancaster

519

43322

Unincorporated - North Whittier

3255

38935

Unincorporated - Northeast San Gabriel

5558

23124

Unincorporated - Padua Hills

39

18140

Unincorporated - Palmdale

274

32542

Unincorporated - Palos Verdes Peninsula

139

22383

Unincorporated - Pearblossom/Llano

448

22904

Unincorporated - Pellissier Village

381

61551

Unincorporated - Placerita Canyon

25

5435

Unincorporated - Pomona

131

6760

Unincorporated - Quartz Hill

4045

31342

Unincorporated - Rancho Dominguez

1263

47463

Unincorporated - Roosevelt

289

31042

Unincorporated - Rosewood

532

41369

Unincorporated - Rosewood/East Gardena

568

47611

Unincorporated - Rosewood/West Rancho Dominguez

1403

41744

Unincorporated - Rowland Heights

12929

25340

Unincorporated - San Clemente Island

0

0

Unincorporated - San Francisquito Canyon/Bouquet Canyon

47

5478

Unincorporated - San Jose Hills

8132

40216

Unincorporated - San Pasqual

91

4472

Unincorporated - Sand Canyon

64

20779

Unincorporated - Santa Catalina Island

597

223596

Unincorporated - Santa Monica Mountains*

4122

22136

Unincorporated - Saugus

363

234194

Unincorporated - Saugus/Canyon Country

153

42978

Unincorporated - South Antelope Valley

127

27912

Unincorporated - South El Monte

779

43398

Unincorporated - South San Gabriel

3431

38777

Unincorporated - South Whittier

22186

37462

Unincorporated - Southeast Antelope Valley

264

33803

Unincorporated - Stevenson Ranch

6325

30168

Unincorporated - Sun Village

2202

36481

Unincorporated - Sunrise Village

610

47068

Unincorporated - Twin Lakes/Oat Mountain

459

27684

Unincorporated - Val Verde

1277

38592

Unincorporated - Valencia

998

32487

Unincorporated - Valinda

9934

42506

Unincorporated - View Park/Windsor Hills

3815

32789

Unincorporated - Walnut Park

7587

46999

Unincorporated - West Antelope Valley

205

13567

Unincorporated - West Carson

8833

39994

Unincorporated - West Chatsworth

5

41667

Unincorporated - West LA

994

104412

Unincorporated - West Puente Valley

4366

44392

Unincorporated - West Rancho Dominguez

516

37969

Unincorporated - West Whittier/Los Nietos

11047

41029

Unincorporated - Westfield/Academy Hills

274

21077

Unincorporated - Westhills

213

25387

Unincorporated - White Fence Farms

970

26337

Unincorporated - Whittier

1034

27326

Unincorporated - Whittier Narrows

78

650000

Unincorporated - Willowbrook

17248

49403

Unincorporated - Wiseburn

2010

33350

- Under Investigation

75350

* --Case and death numbers include cases identified among persons detained at correctional facilities located in the city/community

Data are subject to change based on further investigation

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