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For Immediate Release:

September 09, 2021

As Schools Reopened with Testing, Masking, Infection Control and Outbreak Management Protocols in Place, Case Rates Decline 30% Among County Children - 49 New Deaths and 2,218 New Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 in Los Angeles County

Please note: On Saturday, September 11 and Sunday, September 12, Public Health will make improvements to the data processing systems which will result in no new data being reported on those days. Neither the collection of this data nor outbreak investigations will be affected by this pause in reporting; however, no press releases will be issued during this system's upgrade.

While case rates increased among children in all age groups between mid-July and mid-August, cases have declined by about 30% in all age groups among children (0-4, 5-11, and 12-17 years old) over the past two weeks. The decrease is similar to the decreases we are seeing in cases among adult residents and occurred as many schools reopened with testing, masking, infection control and outbreak management protocols in place. Over the past week, children under 18 comprised, on average, 27% of all cases seen in L.A. County.

Among L.A. County teens 12 to 17 years old, more than half of whom are vaccinated, we see just how powerfully protective the vaccines really are. As of August 28, the case rate among unvaccinated 12 to 17-year-olds was 424 cases among every 100,000 unvaccinated children in this age group compared with 51 cases among 100,000 of those vaccinated. Among groups ineligible for vaccination, the case rate was 130 per 100,000 children aged 0 to 4, and 230 per 100,000 children aged 5 to 11.

As of September 5, 62% of L.A. County residents 12 to 15 years old received at least one dose of vaccine, while 51% were fully vaccinated. Sixty-nine percent of residents 16 to 17 years old received at least one dose, and 59% were fully vaccinated.

In K-12 school settings countywide, between August 15 and September 7, 7,784 student cases and 1,250 staff cases were reported, with the vast majority occurring at LAUSD, which tests everyone weekly. The second highest number of cases came from other K-12 schools in L.A. County. With more than 1.5 million students and 175,000 staff countywide (by last year’s counts), 0.5% of the student body and 0.7% of staff have become infected since school districts reopened. This is slightly higher than the 0.4% rate of infection experienced overall in the County.

Many school sites (1,032 schools) are now reporting three or more cases. Five hundred and seventy school sites reported one case and 260 school sites reported two cases. As these numbers are cumulative, it is not surprising to see cases accumulate in schools. Every case identified at a school needs to isolate at home away from others for 10 days from their symptom onset or test date. Their close contacts are identified and, if unvaccinated, they are required to quarantine.

Public Health investigated eight outbreaks during the week of August 22 and six last week, with most outbreaks now taking place in elementary schools. The small number of confirmed outbreaks is very low and a positive sign that mitigation efforts may be very effective at reducing transmission. Nonetheless, we anticipate an upward trend in outbreaks as more schools are open.

Today, Public Health confirms 49 new deaths and 2,218 new cases of COVID-19. The number of new cases reported today is an undercount due to missing test results from one lab. Of the 49 new deaths reported today, 13 people who passed away were over the age of 80, 13 people who died were between the ages of 65 and 79, 15 people who died were between the ages of 50 and 64, and seven people who died were between the ages of 30 and 49. One death was reported by the City of Long Beach. To date, Public Health identified 1,425,806 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of L.A. County and a total of 25,563 deaths.

There are 1,385 people with COVID-19 currently hospitalized and 30% of these people are in the ICU. This is a decrease of 288 daily hospitalizations in one week.

Testing results are available for nearly 8,300,000 individuals with 16% of people testing positive. Today’s test positivity rate is 3.4%.

"To everyone who has lost a friend or loved one to COVID-19, we send you our deepest condolences,” said Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd, Director of Public Health. “We support the actions taken by the Los Angeles Unified School District and other schools and school districts to add an additional layer of protection at schools through a sensible school vaccine requirement for eligible students. Vaccination remains one of the quickest and most powerful ways to decrease community transmission and prevent serious illness, which helps keep students, teachers, and staff in school, and the COVID-19 vaccines have proven to be safe and effective. Public Health will continue to work closely with school districts as they take critical actions to protect students and staff from a dangerous and highly infectious virus.”

Public Health is encouraging students and parents eager to have more information about COVID-19 and to help educate others in their communities about COVID-19 on how to create safety at school and at home, to join the Parent and Student Ambassador Programs. Parents and students who sign up will receive free training from L.A. County educators on COVID-19, support for school-based activities, and a certificate of completion at the end of the program. Orientation for the parent program will take place on September 15, 2021 from 5:30 p.m.- 7:30 p.m., and Public Health is accepting registrations on a rolling basis. So far, 120 parents have signed up, representing roughly 98 different schools ranging from preschool to high school. Public Health is also enrolling students for an upcoming student ambassador program orientation. More information including how to sign up for parents and students is available online or you can email TK12ambassador@ph.lacounty.gov.

Public Health has a new feature on its interactive vaccine website, VaccinateLAcounty.com, that allows people to look at the proportion of school aged residents who are vaccinated by school district. Public Health will be rolling out a school data dashboard later this month that will enable residents to easily see daily counts of cases and contacts at any school in the county.

Visit: www.VaccinateLACounty.com (English) and www.VacunateLosAngeles.com (Spanish) If you don’t have internet access, can’t use a computer, or you’re over 65, you can call 1-833-540-0473 for help finding an appointment, connecting to free transportation to and from a vaccination site, or scheduling a home-visit if you are homebound.

COVID-19 Sector Protocols, Best Practices, COVID-19 Vaccine Dashboard, COVID-19 Surveillance Interactive Dashboard, Recovery Dashboard, and additional actions you can take to protect yourself, your family and your community are on the Public Health website www.publichealth.lacounty.gov.


Please see additional information below:

Total Cases

Laboratory Confirmed Cases

1425806

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

1350792

-- Long Beach

62123

-- Pasadena

12891

Deaths

25563

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

24217

-- Long Beach

990

-- Pasadena

356

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

- 0 to 4

34954

- 5 to 11

72156

- 12 to 17

83996

- 18 to 29

322525

- 30 to 49

449500

- 50 to 64

250945

- 65 to 79

99969

- over 80

35943

- Under Investigation

804

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

- Female

682099

- Male

639222

- Other

733

- Under Investigation

28738

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

- American Indian/Alaska Native

2291

- Asian

64325

- Black

63575

- Hispanic/Latino

700751

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

4952

- White

162132

- Other

114730

- Under Investigation

238036

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

- Hospitalized (Ever)

98967

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

- American Indian/Alaska Native

53

- Asian

3228

- Black

2079

- Hispanic/Latino

12896

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

79

- White

5622

- Other

212

- Under Investigation

48

CITY / COMMUNITY**

Cases

Case Rate

City of Agoura Hills

1350

6465

City of Alhambra

7904

9114

City of Arcadia

3221

5577

City of Artesia

2386

14207

City of Avalon

28

724

City of Azusa

7142

14273

City of Baldwin Park

14282

18604

City of Bell

7361

20260

City of Bell Gardens

8928

20729

City of Bellflower

12507

16089

City of Beverly Hills

3486

10098

City of Bradbury

41

3835

City of Burbank

10687

9971

City of Calabasas

1670

6866

City of Carson

11622

12384

City of Cerritos

3596

7182

City of Claremont

2673

7326

City of Commerce*

2656

20323

City of Compton

19072

19090

City of Covina

7390

15072

City of Cudahy

5277

21674

City of Culver City

2767

6941

City of Diamond Bar

3836

6670

City of Downey

19794

17323

City of Duarte

2667

12114

City of El Monte

18579

15843

City of El Segundo

995

5928

City of Gardena

7493

12221

City of Glendale

23790

11521

City of Glendora

5683

10771

City of Hawaiian Gardens

2509

17096

City of Hawthorne

12240

13786

City of Hermosa Beach

1442

7331

City of Hidden Hills

123

6508

City of Huntington Park

12058

20271

City of Industry

188

43021

City of Inglewood

16282

14335

City of Irwindale

294

20151

City of La Canada Flintridge

998

4823

City of La Habra Heights

126

2310

City of La Mirada

5060

10202

City of La Puente

7339

18033

City of La Verne

3375

10141

City of Lakewood

8896

11070

City of Lancaster*

26647

16493

City of Lawndale

4137

12307

City of Lomita

1835

8852

City of Lynwood*

14566

20217

City of Malibu

622

4799

City of Manhattan Beach

1932

5367

City of Maywood

5667

20204

City of Monrovia

3759

9688

City of Montebello

11241

17462

City of Monterey Park

5421

8707

City of Norwalk

18058

16779

City of Palmdale

28307

17807

City of Palos Verdes Estates

631

4666

City of Paramount

11079

19776

City of Pico Rivera

12254

19062

City of Pomona

28016

17967

City of Rancho Palos Verdes

2000

4679

City of Redondo Beach

3874

5639

City of Rolling Hills

77

3969

City of Rolling Hills Estates

414

5103

City of Rosemead

5418

9789

City of San Dimas*

3830

11096

City of San Fernando

5851

23773

City of San Gabriel

3562

8698

City of San Marino

451

3397

City of Santa Clarita

25375

11512

City of Santa Fe Springs

3259

17747

City of Santa Monica

6293

6807

City of Sierra Madre

580

5278

City of Signal Hill

1370

11613

City of South El Monte

3737

17893

City of South Gate

20616

21004

City of South Pasadena

1623

6230

City of Temple City

2660

7297

City of Torrance

9199

6163

City of Vernon

134

64115

City of Walnut

2067

6770

City of West Covina

14645

13531

City of West Hollywood

3428

9277

City of Westlake Village

144

1722

City of Whittier

12691

14515

Los Angeles

582270

14396

Los Angeles - Adams-Normandie

1336

16289

Los Angeles - Alsace

1787

14359

Los Angeles - Angeles National Forest

5

12500

Los Angeles - Angelino Heights

333

13309

Los Angeles - Arleta

7694

22386

Los Angeles - Atwater Village

1654

11278

Los Angeles - Baldwin Hills

3441

11055

Los Angeles - Bel Air

536

6359

Los Angeles - Beverly Crest

855

6826

Los Angeles - Beverlywood

1218

9246

Los Angeles - Boyle Heights*

18889

21740

Los Angeles - Brentwood

2014

6506

Los Angeles - Brookside

44

7573

Los Angeles - Cadillac-Corning

836

11740

Los Angeles - Canoga Park

10623

16271

Los Angeles - Carthay

1244

8661

Los Angeles - Central

8226

21097

Los Angeles - Century City

831

6496

Los Angeles - Century Palms/Cove

7016

20778

Los Angeles - Chatsworth

4395

11859

Los Angeles - Cheviot Hills

617

6728

Los Angeles - Chinatown

900

11221

Los Angeles - Cloverdale/Cochran

1879

12911

Los Angeles - Country Club Park

1780

11747

Los Angeles - Crenshaw District

1786

12915

Los Angeles - Crestview

1240

10908

Los Angeles - Del Rey

2557

8542

Los Angeles - Downtown*

5135

18668

Los Angeles - Eagle Rock

4212

10639

Los Angeles - East Hollywood

3663

12507

Los Angeles - Echo Park

1616

11336

Los Angeles - El Sereno

6902

16509

Los Angeles - Elysian Park

617

10802

Los Angeles - Elysian Valley

1439

14148

Los Angeles - Encino

4322

9568

Los Angeles - Exposition

433

13019

Los Angeles - Exposition Park

7025

15640

Los Angeles - Faircrest Heights

357

9917

Los Angeles - Figueroa Park Square

1554

17819

Los Angeles - Florence-Firestone

10209

21518

Los Angeles - Glassell Park

3887

12299

Los Angeles - Gramercy Place

1659

15412

Los Angeles - Granada Hills

7811

13423

Los Angeles - Green Meadows

4412

20516

Los Angeles - Hancock Park

1334

7829

Los Angeles - Harbor City

3097

10654

Los Angeles - Harbor Gateway

5707

13089

Los Angeles - Harbor Pines

215

8925

Los Angeles - Harvard Heights

2818

15625

Los Angeles - Harvard Park

8075

21286

Los Angeles - Highland Park

6493

13418

Los Angeles - Historic Filipinotown

2298

16568

Los Angeles - Hollywood

7339

10752

Los Angeles - Hollywood Hills

2214

7522

Los Angeles - Hyde Park

4475

15679

Los Angeles - Jefferson Park

1321

16363

Los Angeles - Koreatown

6183

11961

Los Angeles - Lafayette Square

613

13446

Los Angeles - Lake Balboa

6265

14844

Los Angeles - Lakeview Terrace

2589

19714

Los Angeles - Leimert Park

1983

13016

Los Angeles - Lincoln Heights

5641

17305

Los Angeles - Little Armenia

1299

16187

Los Angeles - Little Bangladesh

3140

11079

Los Angeles - Little Tokyo

473

15097

Los Angeles - Longwood

657

15265

Los Angeles - Los Feliz

1420

6572

Los Angeles - Manchester Square

1212

14199

Los Angeles - Mandeville Canyon

195

6242

Los Angeles - Mar Vista

2735

6440

Los Angeles - Marina Peninsula

221

5069

Los Angeles - Melrose

9706

12492

Los Angeles - Mid-city

1477

9827

Los Angeles - Miracle Mile

1358

7551

Los Angeles - Mission Hills

4894

20287

Los Angeles - Mt. Washington

3180

13170

Los Angeles - North Hills

10468

17000

Los Angeles - North Hollywood

24112

15924

Los Angeles - Northridge

8955

12830

Los Angeles - Pacific Palisades

1104

5185

Los Angeles - Pacoima

18705

24299

Los Angeles - Palisades Highlands

194

5044

Los Angeles - Palms

3265

7441

Los Angeles - Panorama City

14845

19728

Los Angeles - Park La Brea

857

6311

Los Angeles - Pico-Union

7706

18417

Los Angeles - Playa Del Rey

165

5163

Los Angeles - Playa Vista

819

7482

Los Angeles - Porter Ranch

3098

8705

Los Angeles - Rancho Park

495

7546

Los Angeles - Regent Square

320

11511

Los Angeles - Reseda

13125

17131

Los Angeles - Reseda Ranch

796

17170

Los Angeles - Reynier Village

327

7734

Los Angeles - San Pedro*

8930

11443

Los Angeles - Shadow Hills

473

10648

Los Angeles - Sherman Oaks

7745

8876

Los Angeles - Silverlake

4020

9119

Los Angeles - South Carthay

928

8759

Los Angeles - South Park

8096

21327

Los Angeles - St Elmo Village

759

16558

Los Angeles - Studio City

1865

8311

Los Angeles - Sun Valley

10504

20014

Los Angeles - Sunland

2662

13044

Los Angeles - Sycamore Square

43

6646

Los Angeles - Sylmar*

18043

21897

Los Angeles - Tarzana

3940

12761

Los Angeles - Temple-Beaudry

5749

14561

Los Angeles - Thai Town

1099

11204

Los Angeles - Toluca Lake

708

8134

Los Angeles - Toluca Terrace

171

13093

Los Angeles - Toluca Woods

141

7589

Los Angeles - Tujunga

3480

12513

Los Angeles - University Hills

310

9041

Los Angeles - University Park

4032

14685

Los Angeles - Valley Glen

4488

14952

Los Angeles - Valley Village

2681

10845

Los Angeles - Van Nuys*

16400

17598

Los Angeles - Venice

2519

7434

Los Angeles - Vermont Knolls

3271

19017

Los Angeles - Vermont Square

1684

21993

Los Angeles - Vermont Vista

8547

20752

Los Angeles - Vernon Central

11998

23074

Los Angeles - Victoria Park

1167

13895

Los Angeles - View Heights

281

7607

Los Angeles - Watts

8462

19829

Los Angeles - Wellington Square

668

13591

Los Angeles - West Adams

4530

16395

Los Angeles - West Hills

3792

9353

Los Angeles - West Los Angeles

3137

8335

Los Angeles - West Vernon

11282

21031

Los Angeles - Westchester

3381

6552

Los Angeles - Westlake

8577

14450

Los Angeles - Westwood

3526

6516

Los Angeles - Wholesale District*

7739

21420

Los Angeles - Wilmington

9565

16933

Los Angeles - Wilshire Center

6367

12691

Los Angeles - Winnetka

7711

14890

Los Angeles - Woodland Hills

6556

9633

Unincorporated - Acton

662

8305

Unincorporated - Agua Dulce

373

8971

Unincorporated - Altadena

3920

8987

Unincorporated - Anaverde

169

11207

Unincorporated - Angeles National Forest

37

2972

Unincorporated - Arcadia

710

8896

Unincorporated - Athens-Westmont

7376

17379

Unincorporated - Athens Village

1166

23810

Unincorporated - Avocado Heights

1246

18391

Unincorporated - Azusa

2616

16429

Unincorporated - Bassett

2841

19174

Unincorporated - Bouquet Canyon

62

5778

Unincorporated - Bradbury

52

48148

Unincorporated - Canyon Country

1076

13923

Unincorporated - Castaic*

4256

15652

Unincorporated - Cerritos

76

12947

Unincorporated - Charter Oak

0

0

Unincorporated - Claremont

50

7123

Unincorporated - Covina

2644

15720

Unincorporated - Covina (Charter Oak)

1755

13352

Unincorporated - Del Aire

374

8514

Unincorporated - Del Rey

41

12893

Unincorporated - Del Sur

221

9151

Unincorporated - Desert View Highlands

403

16165

Unincorporated - Duarte

937

21161

Unincorporated - East Covina

43

13070

Unincorporated - East La Mirada

615

11621

Unincorporated - East Lancaster

18

15789

Unincorporated - East Los Angeles

27082

21619

Unincorporated - East Pasadena

237

3701

Unincorporated - East Rancho Dominguez

3058

19976

Unincorporated - East Whittier

557

10498

Unincorporated - El Camino Village

947

10772

Unincorporated - El Monte

24

16552

Unincorporated - Elizabeth Lake

98

5900

Unincorporated - Florence-Firestone

14788

22854

Unincorporated - Franklin Canyon

1

8333

Unincorporated - Glendora

82

12424

Unincorporated - Hacienda Heights

5869

10494

Unincorporated - Harbor Gateway

0

0

Unincorporated - Hawthorne

345

13723

Unincorporated - Hi Vista

52

4736

Unincorporated - Kagel/Lopez Canyons

301

21317

Unincorporated - La Crescenta-Montrose

1365

6894

Unincorporated - La Habra Heights

16

2367

Unincorporated - La Rambla

305

14699

Unincorporated - La Verne*

190

9314

Unincorporated - Ladera Heights

541

7651

Unincorporated - Lake Hughes

49

7335

Unincorporated - Lake Los Angeles

1827

14060

Unincorporated - Lake Manor

173

10530

Unincorporated - Lakewood

0

0

Unincorporated - Lennox

3865

17146

Unincorporated - Leona Valley

139

7938

Unincorporated - Littlerock

609

15145

Unincorporated - Littlerock/Juniper Hills

140

10794

Unincorporated - Littlerock/Pearblossom

596

16699

Unincorporated - Llano

54

6157

Unincorporated - Marina del Rey

632

6716

Unincorporated - Miracle Mile

0

0

Unincorporated - Monrovia

433

11157

Unincorporated - Newhall

70

31818

Unincorporated - North Lancaster

181

15109

Unincorporated - North Whittier

1240

14833

Unincorporated - Northeast San Gabriel

1828

7605

Unincorporated - Padua Hills

12

5581

Unincorporated - Palmdale

118

14014

Unincorporated - Palos Verdes Peninsula

30

4831

Unincorporated - Pearblossom/Llano

165

8436

Unincorporated - Pellissier Village

188

30372

Unincorporated - Placerita Canyon

4

870

Unincorporated - Pomona

70

3612

Unincorporated - Quartz Hill

1486

11514

Unincorporated - Rancho Dominguez

464

17437

Unincorporated - Roosevelt

103

11063

Unincorporated - Rosewood

195

15163

Unincorporated - Rosewood/East Gardena

189

15842

Unincorporated - Rosewood/West Rancho Dominguez

586

17435

Unincorporated - Rowland Heights

4066

7969

Unincorporated - San Clemente Island

0

0

Unincorporated - San Francisquito Canyon/Bouquet Canyon

16

1865

Unincorporated - San Jose Hills

3785

18718

Unincorporated - San Pasqual

42

2064

Unincorporated - Sand Canyon

21

6818

Unincorporated - Santa Catalina Island

216

80899

Unincorporated - Santa Monica Mountains*

951

5107

Unincorporated - Saugus

158

101935

Unincorporated - Saugus/Canyon Country

46

12921

Unincorporated - South Antelope Valley

40

8791

Unincorporated - South El Monte

378

21058

Unincorporated - South San Gabriel

1019

11517

Unincorporated - South Whittier

9402

15876

Unincorporated - Southeast Antelope Valley

102

13060

Unincorporated - Stevenson Ranch

1561

7445

Unincorporated - Sun Village

1025

16981

Unincorporated - Sunrise Village

206

15895

Unincorporated - Twin Lakes/Oat Mountain

129

7780

Unincorporated - Val Verde

409

12360

Unincorporated - Valencia

254

8268

Unincorporated - Valinda

4174

17860

Unincorporated - View Park/Windsor Hills

942

8096

Unincorporated - Walnut Park

3312

20517

Unincorporated - West Antelope Valley

60

3971

Unincorporated - West Carson

2644

11971

Unincorporated - West Chatsworth

4

33333

Unincorporated - West LA

214

22479

Unincorporated - West Puente Valley

1883

19146

Unincorporated - West Rancho Dominguez

225

16556

Unincorporated - West Whittier/Los Nietos

4729

17564

Unincorporated - Westfield/Academy Hills

56

4308

Unincorporated - Westhills

62

7390

Unincorporated - White Fence Farms

344

9340

Unincorporated - Whittier

358

9461

Unincorporated - Whittier Narrows

54

450000

Unincorporated - Willowbrook

7525

21554

Unincorporated - Wiseburn

623

10337

- Under Investigation

16431

These numbers are subject to change based on further investigation. 32 cases previously reported were not in Public Health's jurisdiction. * Means that case numbers include cases associated with correctional facility outbreaks located in the city/community. **Rate is crude and is per 100,000. This represents the number of cases per 100,000 people and allows for the proportional comparison of cities of different sizes.

The Department of Public Health is committed to promoting health equity and ensuring optimal health and well-being for all 10 million residents of Los Angeles County. Through a variety of programs, community partnerships and services, Public Health oversees environmental health, disease control, and community and family health. Nationally accredited by the Public Health Accreditation Board, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health comprises nearly 4,500 employees and has an annual budget of $1.2 billion. To learn more about Los Angeles County Public Health, please visit www.publichealth .lacounty.gov, and follow LA County Public Health on social media at twitter.com/lacounty.gov, and follow LA County Public Health on social media at twitter.com/lapublichealth, facebook.com/lapublichealth, instagram.com/lapublichealth and youtube.com/lapublichealth.




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