LISTING OF DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH PRESS RELEASES
News Release
Los Angeles County Public Health Logo

313 N. Figueroa Street, Room 806  |  Los Angeles, CA 90012  |  (213) 288-8144  |  media@ph.lacounty.gov

twitter logo instagram logo facebook logo youtube logo Spotify logo

For Immediate Release:

December 08, 2021

With Unvaccinated 12-17 Year Old’s Nine Times More Likely to Get COVID-19 than Vaccinated 12-17 Year Old’s, Parents Encouraged to Vaccinate Their Children Ahead of the Holiday Season - 15 New Deaths and 1,772 New Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 in Los Angeles County

As residents prepare to gather for holidays, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) encourages parents to protect their children and prevent the transmission of COVID-19 by getting everyone in their family who is eligible vaccinated or boosted.

COVID-19 is now one of the top 10 causes of death among children nationwide. The COVID-19 vaccine is the best way to protect your child from getting sick, being hospitalized, or developing long-term symptoms. Most importantly, vaccinating your child also helps protect family members, including siblings who are not eligible for vaccination and those who may be at high risk for getting very sick if infected.

In L.A. County, COVID-19 cases among school-aged children decreased by 30% between late September and late November. Over a two-week interval at the end of November, unvaccinated 12-17-year old’s were nine times more likely to be infected than those who had been vaccinated. During this same interval, two children aged 5 to 11 and eight children aged 12 to 17 were hospitalized, all of them unvaccinated. There were 6 confirmed MIS-C cases in L.A. County in October 2021 and 4 confirmed cases in November 2021. Pediatric trends mirror adult trends: over the same interval, unvaccinated L.A. County residents over 18 were infected and hospitalized at rates 3 and 14 times higher than vaccinated adults, respectively.

Public Health continues to see very low numbers of school cases given the 1.55 million students enrolled countywide. During the week ending December 4th, 1,311 cases and 3 outbreaks were identified, and test positivity was 0.28%.

If you’d like to get your child vaccinated, please check www.VaccinateLACounty.com (English) or www.VacunateLosAngeles.com (Spanish) to find a site near you, you can also check with your child’s healthcare provider to find out if they offer COVID vaccines.

Today, Public Health confirmed 15 additional deaths and 1,772 new cases of COVID-19. Of the 15 new deaths reported today, two people who died were between the ages of 30 and 49, five were between the ages of 50 and 64, two were between the ages of 65-79 and five were over the age of 80 years old. Of the 15 newly reported deaths, 10 had underlying conditions. To date, the total number of deaths in L.A. County is 27,275.

Public Health has identified a total 1,540,200 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of L.A. County.

There are 650 people with COVID-19 currently hospitalized. Testing results are available for more than 9,535,573 individuals, with 15% of people testing positive. Today’s test positivity rate is 1.5%.

I send my heartfelt condolences to everyone mourning the loss of a loved one to COVID-19,” said Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd, Director of Public Health. “Although several parts of the country are seeing large waves of pediatric infections and hospitalizations, our experience in L.A. County has been different, with transmission decreasing here over the past two months and relatively low numbers of pediatric hospitalizations. What we are continuing to see is that unvaccinated children are the ones getting severely ill with COVID infections and ending up in the hospital. Meanwhile, county schools remain a very safe place – and in fact, we think it’s because of the outstanding preventive work our school partners are doing that we are seeing so little severe illness in children. As we’re headed into the winter holidays and children spend more time intermingling without schools’ protective layers of consistent mask wearing and other control strategies, their risk of infection is going to increase. The best way to get children ready for the holidays is to get them vaccinated as soon as possible.”

Public Health would like to remind residents that getting vaccinated or boosted remains critical as holiday traveling and gatherings begin.

Additionally, all residents across LA County should continue:

Residents are also reminded that they are legally required to be isolated if they have a positive COVID test result and that vaccinated close contacts with symptoms and unvaccinated close contacts need to be quarantined.

COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective and are recommended for everyone 5 years old and older to help protect against COVID-19. Vaccinations are always free and open to eligible residents and workers regardless of immigration status. Appointments are not needed at all Public Health vaccination sites and many community sites where first, second, and third doses are available.

To find a vaccination site near you, or to make an appointment, please visit:

If you need assistance you can also call 1-833-540-0473 for help:

Finding an appointment

Connect to free transportation to and from a vaccination site, or

Schedule a home-visit if you are homebound.

For more information regarding COVID-19 in LA County you can also visit the Public Health website at www.publichealth.lacounty.gov here you will find information on:

COVID-19 sector protocols & best practices,

COVID-19 Vaccine Dashboards, and

COVID-19 Surveillance Interactive and, Recovery Dashboards

Please see additional information below:

Cases through 6:00pm 12/7/2021

Total Cases

NEW

Laboratory Confirmed Cases

1540200

1772

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

1458651

1578

-- Long Beach

67549

184

-- Pasadena

14000

10

Deaths

27275

15

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

25848

14

-- Long Beach

1059

1

-- Pasadena

368

0

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

- 0 to 4

38861

- 5 to 11

85192

- 12 to 17

93532

- 18 to 29

343704

- 30 to 49

484102

- 50 to 64

267658

- 65 to 79

106678

- over 80

38039

- Under Investigation

885

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

- Female

734106

- Male

689710

- Other

774

- Under Investigation

34061

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

- American Indian/Alaska Native

2514

- Asian

70337

- Black

71080

- Hispanic/Latino

747330

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

5359

- White

185273

- Other

123730

- Under Investigation

253028

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

- Hospitalized (Ever)

109202

**DATA Under reported

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

- American Indian/Alaska Native

59

- Asian

3354

- Black

2302

- Hispanic/Latino

13692

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

94

- White

6120

- Other

198

- Under Investigation

29

CITY / COMMUNITY**

Cases

Case Rate

City of Agoura Hills

1567

7504

City of Alhambra

8557

9867

City of Arcadia

3585

6207

City of Artesia

2502

14897

City of Avalon

35

905

City of Azusa

7724

15436

City of Baldwin Park

14986

19521

City of Bell

7781

21416

City of Bell Gardens

9226

21420

City of Bellflower

13435

17283

City of Beverly Hills

3817

11057

City of Bradbury

42

3929

City of Burbank

11829

11037

City of Calabasas

1900

7812

City of Carson

12592

13418

City of Cerritos

3987

7963

City of Claremont

3050

8360

City of Commerce*

2771

21203

City of Compton

20160

20179

City of Covina

8071

16461

City of Cudahy

5497

22578

City of Culver City

3115

7814

City of Diamond Bar

4193

7290

City of Downey

21206

18559

City of Duarte

2864

13009

City of El Monte

19561

16680

City of El Segundo

1165

6940

City of Gardena

8195

13366

City of Glendale

25976

12580

City of Glendora

6285

11912

City of Hawaiian Gardens

2643

18009

City of Hawthorne

13045

14692

City of Hermosa Beach

1673

8505

City of Hidden Hills

146

7725

City of Huntington Park

12725

21392

City of Industry

198

45309

City of Inglewood

17288

15221

City of Irwindale

315

21590

City of La Canada Flintridge

1189

5746

City of La Habra Heights

131

2401

City of La Mirada

5628

11347

City of La Puente

7700

18920

City of La Verne

3788

11382

City of Lakewood

9877

12291

City of Lancaster*

30503

18879

City of Lawndale

4431

13182

City of Lomita

2039

9836

City of Lynwood*

15377

21343

City of Malibu

743

5733

City of Manhattan Beach

2245

6236

City of Maywood

5917

21095

City of Monrovia

4209

10848

City of Montebello

11868

18436

City of Monterey Park

5779

9282

City of Norwalk

19105

17752

City of Palmdale

31510

19822

City of Palos Verdes Estates

723

5347

City of Paramount

11693

20872

City of Pico Rivera

12972

20179

City of Pomona

30451

19529

City of Rancho Palos Verdes

2267

5303

City of Redondo Beach

4427

6444

City of Rolling Hills

93

4794

City of Rolling Hills Estates

461

5682

City of Rosemead

5765

10416

City of San Dimas*

4178

12105

City of San Fernando

6173

25081

City of San Gabriel

3847

9393

City of San Marino

506

3811

City of Santa Clarita

29054

13181

City of Santa Fe Springs

3485

18977

City of Santa Monica

7205

7794

City of Sierra Madre

700

6370

City of Signal Hill

1526

12935

City of South El Monte

3928

18808

City of South Gate

21866

22277

City of South Pasadena

1806

6932

City of Temple City

2879

7897

City of Torrance

10322

6915

City of Vernon

143

68421

City of Walnut

2238

7330

City of West Covina

15836

14631

City of West Hollywood

3843

10400

City of Westlake Village

161

1926

City of Whittier

13604

15560

Los Angeles

625859

15474

Los Angeles - Adams-Normandie

1410

17191

Los Angeles - Alsace

1905

15307

Los Angeles - Angeles National Forest

5

12500

Los Angeles - Angelino Heights

359

14349

Los Angeles - Arleta

8070

23480

Los Angeles - Atwater Village

1802

12287

Los Angeles - Baldwin Hills

3726

11971

Los Angeles - Bel Air

624

7403

Los Angeles - Beverly Crest

970

7745

Los Angeles - Beverlywood

1387

10529

Los Angeles - Boyle Heights*

19680

22651

Los Angeles - Brentwood

2293

7408

Los Angeles - Brookside

51

8778

Los Angeles - Cadillac-Corning

900

12639

Los Angeles - Canoga Park

11338

17366

Los Angeles - Carthay

1384

9636

Los Angeles - Central

8536

21892

Los Angeles - Century City

904

7067

Los Angeles - Century Palms/Cove

7456

22081

Los Angeles - Chatsworth

4873

13149

Los Angeles - Cheviot Hills

692

7546

Los Angeles - Chinatown

975

12156

Los Angeles - Cloverdale/Cochran

2009

13805

Los Angeles - Country Club Park

1906

12578

Los Angeles - Crenshaw District

1923

13906

Los Angeles - Crestview

1396

12280

Los Angeles - Del Rey

2830

9454

Los Angeles - Downtown*

5622

20438

Los Angeles - Eagle Rock

4567

11536

Los Angeles - East Hollywood

3894

13296

Los Angeles - Echo Park

1734

12163

Los Angeles - El Sereno

7349

17578

Los Angeles - Elysian Park

682

11940

Los Angeles - Elysian Valley

1526

15003

Los Angeles - Encino

4822

10675

Los Angeles - Exposition

463

13921

Los Angeles - Exposition Park

7515

16731

Los Angeles - Faircrest Heights

388

10778

Los Angeles - Figueroa Park Square

1659

19023

Los Angeles - Florence-Firestone

10788

22738

Los Angeles - Glassell Park

4194

13270

Los Angeles - Gramercy Place

1794

16667

Los Angeles - Granada Hills

8483

14578

Los Angeles - Green Meadows

4638

21567

Los Angeles - Hancock Park

1511

8868

Los Angeles - Harbor City

3373

11603

Los Angeles - Harbor Gateway

6193

14204

Los Angeles - Harbor Pines

231

9589

Los Angeles - Harvard Heights

2935

16274

Los Angeles - Harvard Park

8576

22607

Los Angeles - Highland Park

6883

14224

Los Angeles - Historic Filipinotown

2399

17296

Los Angeles - Hollywood

8037

11775

Los Angeles - Hollywood Hills

2490

8460

Los Angeles - Hyde Park

4835

16941

Los Angeles - Jefferson Park

1390

17218

Los Angeles - Koreatown

6505

12584

Los Angeles - Lafayette Square

643

14104

Los Angeles - Lake Balboa

6755

16005

Los Angeles - Lakeview Terrace

2724

20742

Los Angeles - Leimert Park

2141

14053

Los Angeles - Lincoln Heights

5919

18158

Los Angeles - Little Armenia

1373

17109

Los Angeles - Little Bangladesh

3331

11752

Los Angeles - Little Tokyo

533

17012

Los Angeles - Longwood

704

16357

Los Angeles - Los Feliz

1642

7599

Los Angeles - Manchester Square

1291

15124

Los Angeles - Mandeville Canyon

217

6946

Los Angeles - Mar Vista

3113

7330

Los Angeles - Marina Peninsula

260

5963

Los Angeles - Melrose

10492

13504

Los Angeles - Mid-city

1592

10592

Los Angeles - Miracle Mile

1537

8546

Los Angeles - Mission Hills

5260

21804

Los Angeles - Mt. Washington

3389

14036

Los Angeles - North Hills

11100

18027

Los Angeles - North Hollywood

26041

17198

Los Angeles - Northridge

9735

13948

Los Angeles - Pacific Palisades

1243

5838

Los Angeles - Pacoima

19642

25516

Los Angeles - Palisades Highlands

224

5824

Los Angeles - Palms

3623

8257

Los Angeles - Panorama City

15598

20728

Los Angeles - Park La Brea

950

6996

Los Angeles - Pico-Union

7988

19091

Los Angeles - Playa Del Rey

197

6164

Los Angeles - Playa Vista

937

8559

Los Angeles - Porter Ranch

3497

9826

Los Angeles - Rancho Park

557

8491

Los Angeles - Regent Square

339

12194

Los Angeles - Reseda

14035

18318

Los Angeles - Reseda Ranch

842

18162

Los Angeles - Reynier Village

356

8420

Los Angeles - San Pedro*

9824

12589

Los Angeles - Shadow Hills

530

11932

Los Angeles - Sherman Oaks

8745

10022

Los Angeles - Silverlake

4420

10027

Los Angeles - South Carthay

1046

9873

Los Angeles - South Park

8506

22407

Los Angeles - St Elmo Village

797

17387

Los Angeles - Studio City

2120

9447

Los Angeles - Sun Valley

11176

21295

Los Angeles - Sunland

2895

14186

Los Angeles - Sycamore Square

56

8655

Los Angeles - Sylmar*

19266

23382

Los Angeles - Tarzana

4382

14192

Los Angeles - Temple-Beaudry

6053

15331

Los Angeles - Thai Town

1172

11948

Los Angeles - Toluca Lake

804

9237

Los Angeles - Toluca Terrace

197

15084

Los Angeles - Toluca Woods

168

9042

Los Angeles - Tujunga

3785

13610

Los Angeles - University Hills

343

10003

Los Angeles - University Park

4383

15964

Los Angeles - Valley Glen

4849

16155

Los Angeles - Valley Village

2981

12059

Los Angeles - Van Nuys*

17348

18615

Los Angeles - Venice

2950

8706

Los Angeles - Vermont Knolls

3481

20238

Los Angeles - Vermont Square

1780

23247

Los Angeles - Vermont Vista

9021

21903

Los Angeles - Vernon Central

12548

24132

Los Angeles - Victoria Park

1217

14490

Los Angeles - View Heights

311

8419

Los Angeles - Watts

8994

21076

Los Angeles - Wellington Square

712

14486

Los Angeles - West Adams

4760

17228

Los Angeles - West Hills

4247

10475

Los Angeles - West Los Angeles

3493

9281

Los Angeles - West Vernon

11802

22001

Los Angeles - Westchester

3837

7436

Los Angeles - Westlake

8999

15161

Los Angeles - Westwood

3994

7381

Los Angeles - Wholesale District*

9141

25301

Los Angeles - Wilmington

10219

18091

Los Angeles - Wilshire Center

6713

13381

Los Angeles - Winnetka

8291

16010

Los Angeles - Woodland Hills

7317

10752

Unincorporated - Acton

833

10450

Unincorporated - Agua Dulce

441

10606

Unincorporated - Altadena

4280

9812

Unincorporated - Anaverde

192

12732

Unincorporated - Angeles National Forest

43

3454

Unincorporated - Arcadia

766

9598

Unincorporated - Athens-Westmont

7916

18651

Unincorporated - Athens Village

1219

24893

Unincorporated - Avocado Heights

1300

19188

Unincorporated - Azusa

2859

17955

Unincorporated - Bassett

2969

20038

Unincorporated - Bouquet Canyon

82

7642

Unincorporated - Bradbury

52

48148

Unincorporated - Canyon Country

1242

16071

Unincorporated - Castaic*

4661

17142

Unincorporated - Cerritos

79

13458

Unincorporated - Charter Oak

0

0

Unincorporated - Claremont

56

7977

Unincorporated - Covina

2856

16981

Unincorporated - Covina (Charter Oak)

1925

14645

Unincorporated - Del Aire

417

9492

Unincorporated - Del Rey

41

12893

Unincorporated - Del Sur

282

11677

Unincorporated - Desert View Highlands

459

18412

Unincorporated - Duarte

965

21793

Unincorporated - East Covina

47

14286

Unincorporated - East La Mirada

677

12793

Unincorporated - East Lancaster

19

16667

Unincorporated - East Los Angeles

28394

22666

Unincorporated - East Pasadena

248

3873

Unincorporated - East Rancho Dominguez

3227

21080

Unincorporated - East Whittier

621

11704

Unincorporated - El Camino Village

1022

11626

Unincorporated - El Monte

24

16552

Unincorporated - Elizabeth Lake

127

7646

Unincorporated - Florence-Firestone

15457

23888

Unincorporated - Franklin Canyon

1

8333

Unincorporated - Glendora

89

13485

Unincorporated - Hacienda Heights

6272

11215

Unincorporated - Harbor Gateway

0

0

Unincorporated - Hawthorne

359

14280

Unincorporated - Hi Vista

74

6740

Unincorporated - Kagel/Lopez Canyons

324

22946

Unincorporated - La Crescenta-Montrose

1530

7727

Unincorporated - La Habra Heights

16

2367

Unincorporated - La Rambla

340

16386

Unincorporated - La Verne*

222

10882

Unincorporated - Ladera Heights

599

8471

Unincorporated - Lake Hughes

77

11527

Unincorporated - Lake Los Angeles

2019

15538

Unincorporated - Lake Manor

191

11625

Unincorporated - Lakewood

0

0

Unincorporated - Lennox

4043

17935

Unincorporated - Leona Valley

176

10051

Unincorporated - Littlerock

693

17235

Unincorporated - Littlerock/Juniper Hills

174

13416

Unincorporated - Littlerock/Pearblossom

645

18072

Unincorporated - Llano

62

7070

Unincorporated - Marina del Rey

759

8065

Unincorporated - Miracle Mile

0

0

Unincorporated - Monrovia

468

12059

Unincorporated - Newhall

70

31818

Unincorporated - North Lancaster

216

18030

Unincorporated - North Whittier

1333

15945

Unincorporated - Northeast San Gabriel

1973

8209

Unincorporated - Padua Hills

14

6512

Unincorporated - Palmdale

142

16865

Unincorporated - Palos Verdes Peninsula

33

5314

Unincorporated - Pearblossom/Llano

193

9867

Unincorporated - Pellissier Village

198

31987

Unincorporated - Placerita Canyon

5

1087

Unincorporated - Pomona

81

4180

Unincorporated - Quartz Hill

1845

14296

Unincorporated - Rancho Dominguez

489

18377

Unincorporated - Roosevelt

114

12245

Unincorporated - Rosewood

202

15708

Unincorporated - Rosewood/East Gardena

201

16848

Unincorporated - Rosewood/West Rancho Dominguez

627

18655

Unincorporated - Rowland Heights

4376

8577

Unincorporated - San Clemente Island

0

0

Unincorporated - San Francisquito Canyon/Bouquet Canyon

23

2681

Unincorporated - San Jose Hills

4000

19781

Unincorporated - San Pasqual

44

2162

Unincorporated - Sand Canyon

24

7792

Unincorporated - Santa Catalina Island

258

96629

Unincorporated - Santa Monica Mountains*

1127

6052

Unincorporated - Saugus

181

116774

Unincorporated - Saugus/Canyon Country

55

15449

Unincorporated - South Antelope Valley

49

10769

Unincorporated - South El Monte

402

22396

Unincorporated - South San Gabriel

1118

12636

Unincorporated - South Whittier

10001

16887

Unincorporated - Southeast Antelope Valley

111

14213

Unincorporated - Stevenson Ranch

1904

9081

Unincorporated - Sun Village

1125

18638

Unincorporated - Sunrise Village

216

16667

Unincorporated - Twin Lakes/Oat Mountain

146

8806

Unincorporated - Val Verde

456

13781

Unincorporated - Valencia

317

10319

Unincorporated - Valinda

4438

18989

Unincorporated - View Park/Windsor Hills

1062

9128

Unincorporated - Walnut Park

3470

21495

Unincorporated - West Antelope Valley

75

4964

Unincorporated - West Carson

2863

12963

Unincorporated - West Chatsworth

4

33333

Unincorporated - West LA

214

22479

Unincorporated - West Puente Valley

2005

20386

Unincorporated - West Rancho Dominguez

237

17439

Unincorporated - West Whittier/Los Nietos

5023

18656

Unincorporated - Westfield/Academy Hills

67

5154

Unincorporated - Westhills

71

8462

Unincorporated - White Fence Farms

424

11512

Unincorporated - Whittier

384

10148

Unincorporated - Whittier Narrows

55

458333

Unincorporated - Willowbrook

8187

23450

Unincorporated - Wiseburn

668

11083

- Under Investigation

18533





#####