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For Immediate Release:

March 09, 2022

Public Health Continues Expanding COVID-19 Therapeutic Awareness and Access Across the County - 1,157 New Positive Cases and 55 New Deaths Due to COVID-19 in Los Angeles County

Increasing the awareness and access of COVID-19 therapeutics that can prevent severe illness in individuals at elevated risk is a priority of the County’s post-surge plan. These free medications can help prevent serious illness, hospitalization, or death, and are particularly critical for residents at elevated risk of poor outcomes should they become infected with COVID.

Paxlovid (available for anyone 12 and older weighing more than 88 pounds) and Molnupiravir (available for adults 18 and older) are oral therapeutics that must be taken within 5 days of the first COVID-19 symptoms and require a prescription from a healthcare provider. Evulsheld is administered via injection and is available for anyone 12 and older weighing at least 88 pounds who has not been exposed to COVID-19 and can’t get a COVID-19 vaccine for medical reasons, or who may not respond well to a vaccine because they have a weak immune system due to a medical condition or treatment.

Public Health is working with partners and providers to inform patients about these medications, including the Los Angeles County Medical Association (LACMA) and the Community Clinic Association of Los Angeles County (CCALAC). Public Health is also expanding current efforts to raise awareness about therapeutics and dispatching Community Health Workers in the field, sponsoring radio PSA’s, and commissioning print, digital and social media ads.

To ensure access to COVID therapeutics across the county, Public Health is working to enroll new providers in a vast network of sites that can provide information to residents and have sufficient supply of these life-saving therapeutics, particularly in those communities with residents at elevated risk of poor COVID-19 outcomes. Public Health will also be launching a pilot project aimed at providing a telehealth option for patients who are unable to access care or are uninsured. Patients testing positive at selected testing sites in under-served communities will be linked to a telehealth option and, if eligible, will be shipped medications at no cost.

The federal government also recently announced the “Test to Treat” program, which is launching this week and will allow patients to walk into local pharmacies and clinics with onsite clinics to get tested and treated on the same visit at the same location. Eighteen CVS Minute Clinics in LA County are participating in the first wave and can be found by visiting: https://www.cvs.com/minuteclinic.

Residents who would like to access these medicines or have questions on which treatment is right for them should contact their medical provider or call the COVID-19 information line at 833-540-0473, 8:00 am - 8:30 pm daily. The call center is a free resource where residents can get culturally and linguistically appropriate information about available therapeutics, and how to access them. Residents can also visit the Federal therapeutics locator to find available therapeutics near them.

To date, 17,840 doses of Paxlovid, 37,748 doses of Molnupiravir, and 12,936 doses of Evusheld have been distributed across LA County.

Since the county began receiving therapeutics, 64 % of Paxlovid doses, 82 % of Molnupiravir doses, and 67% of Evusheld doses have been allocated to providers in the most under-resourced communities.

“I send my heartfelt condolences and wishes of healing to the countless people who have lost a loved one to this pandemic,” said Dr. Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd, Director of Public Health. “One of the tragic consequences of COVID-19 is that many residents suffer higher COVID-19 case rates, serious illness and death related to where they live and work. Given that the new therapeutics can save the lives of residents who are at elevated risk, Public Health is working closely with partners across the county to make sure they are accessible to those who are most vulnerable to severe illness from a COVID infection. Having sites where residents can both get tested and receive appropriate medications if they are positive is essential and we look forward to working with federal and pharmacy partners to expand availability of “Test to Treat” programs, especially in our under-resourced communities.”

Today, Public Health confirmed 55 additional deaths, and 1,157 new positive cases. Of the 55 new deaths reported today, one person was between the ages of 18-29, five people were between the ages of 30-49, 10 were between the ages of 50-64, 21 were between the ages of 65-79, and 18 were aged 80 years or older. Of the 55 newly reported deaths, 49 had underlying health conditions. To date, the total number of deaths in L.A. County is 31,138.

Public Health has reported a total of 2,807,057 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of L.A. County. Today’s positivity rate is .9%.

There are 666 people with COVID-19 currently hospitalized. Testing results are available for more than 11,503,600 individuals, with 22% 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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For more information:
Cases through 12:00pm 3/8/2022

Total Cases

NEW

Laboratory Confirmed Cases

2,807,057

1157

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

2,654,421

1059

-- Long Beach

124,837

88

-- Pasadena

27,799

10

Deaths

31,138

55

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

29,504

55

-- Long Beach

1,232

0

-- Pasadena

402

0

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

- 0 to 4

81575

- 5 to 11

236522

- 12 to 17

230898

- 18 to 29

591230

- 30 to 49

846142

- 50 to 64

439341

- 65 to 79

170378

- over 80

55470

- Under Investigation

2865

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

- Female

1349391

- Male

1230301

- Other

998

- Under Investigation

73731

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

- American Indian/Alaska Native

4887

- Asian

161847

- Black

133144

- Hispanic/Latino

1218716

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

13578

- White

339232

- Other

291088

- Under Investigation

491929

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

- Hospitalized (Ever)

134711

**DATA Under reported

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

- American Indian/Alaska Native

72

- Asian

3696

- Black

2723

- Hispanic/Latino

15219

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

105

- White

7294

- Other

301

- Under Investigation

94

CITY / COMMUNITY**

Cases

Case Rate

City of Agoura Hills

4088

19576

City of Alhambra

16488

19012

City of Arcadia

7867

13622

City of Artesia

4109

24466

City of Avalon

62

1602

City of Azusa

13590

27158

City of Baldwin Park

22676

29538

City of Bell

13697

37700

City of Bell Gardens

14013

32535

City of Bellflower

23061

29666

City of Beverly Hills

8150

23610

City of Bradbury

64

5987

City of Burbank

21897

20430

City of Calabasas

3859

15866

City of Carson

25115

26762

City of Cerritos

8247

16472

City of Claremont

6049

16580

City of Commerce*

4473

34226

City of Compton

32751

32782

City of Covina

14550

29674

City of Cudahy

9874

40555

City of Culver City

7245

18174

City of Diamond Bar

8966

15589

City of Downey

35515

31082

City of Duarte

5104

23183

City of El Monte

32478

27695

City of El Segundo

2738

16311

City of Gardena

16045

26170

City of Glendale

43841

21231

City of Glendora

11631

22043

City of Hawaiian Gardens

4145

28243

City of Hawthorne

22317

25135

City of Hermosa Beach

3232

16431

City of Hidden Hills

254

13439

City of Huntington Park

21789

36630

City of Industry

375

85812

City of Inglewood

28996

25529

City of Irwindale

536

36737

City of La Canada Flintridge

2797

13517

City of La Habra Heights

162

2970

City of La Mirada

10295

20756

City of La Puente

12583

30919

City of La Verne

6971

20945

City of Lakewood

18734

23312

City of Lancaster*

50245

31098

City of Lawndale

7995

23785

City of Lomita

4218

20348

City of Lynwood*

24409

33879

City of Malibu

2043

15763

City of Manhattan Beach

4828

13411

City of Maywood

10345

36882

City of Monrovia

8140

20979

City of Montebello

19044

29583

City of Monterey Park

11219

18019

City of Norwalk

32889

30560

City of Palmdale

52579

33075

City of Palos Verdes Estates

1473

10893

City of Paramount

18618

33233

City of Pico Rivera

20768

32307

City of Pomona

50786

32570

City of Rancho Palos Verdes

4774

11168

City of Redondo Beach

9769

14220

City of Rolling Hills

185

9536

City of Rolling Hills Estates

968

11931

City of Rosemead

10518

19003

City of San Dimas*

7928

22969

City of San Fernando

10367

42122

City of San Gabriel

7314

17859

City of San Marino

1385

10432

City of Santa Clarita

53429

24239

City of Santa Fe Springs

6279

34192

City of Santa Monica

16567

17921

City of Sierra Madre

1496

13614

City of Signal Hill

2808

23803

City of South El Monte

6510

31171

City of South Gate

37910

38623

City of South Pasadena

3920

15046

City of Temple City

6082

16684

City of Torrance

22377

14991

City of Vernon

305

145933

City of Walnut

4741

15528

City of West Covina

28936

26734

City of West Hollywood

7775

21041

City of Westlake Village

269

3218

City of Whittier

23110

26432

Los Angeles

1155827

28577

Los Angeles - Adams-Normandie

2560

31212

Los Angeles - Alsace

3504

28156

Los Angeles - Angeles National Forest

6

15000

Los Angeles - Angelino Heights

617

24660

Los Angeles - Arleta

13560

39453

Los Angeles - Atwater Village

3468

23647

Los Angeles - Baldwin Hills

7332

23557

Los Angeles - Bel Air

1437

17048

Los Angeles - Beverly Crest

2301

18371

Los Angeles - Beverlywood

2967

22523

Los Angeles - Boyle Heights*

32955

37930

Los Angeles - Brentwood

5363

17325

Los Angeles - Brookside

93

16007

Los Angeles - Cadillac-Corning

1802

25305

Los Angeles - Canoga Park

19924

30517

Los Angeles - Carthay

2826

19676

Los Angeles - Central

14764

37864

Los Angeles - Century City

2273

17769

Los Angeles - Century Palms/Cove

13406

39703

Los Angeles - Chatsworth

9199

24821

Los Angeles - Cheviot Hills

1583

17261

Los Angeles - Chinatown

1946

24261

Los Angeles - Cloverdale/Cochran

3983

27369

Los Angeles - Country Club Park

3567

23540

Los Angeles - Crenshaw District

3898

28187

Los Angeles - Crestview

2803

24657

Los Angeles - Del Rey

5852

19548

Los Angeles - Downtown*

11530

41917

Los Angeles - Eagle Rock

8889

22453

Los Angeles - East Hollywood

7211

24622

Los Angeles - Echo Park

3262

22882

Los Angeles - El Sereno

13110

31358

Los Angeles - Elysian Park

1345

23547

Los Angeles - Elysian Valley

2683

26379

Los Angeles - Encino

10069

22290

Los Angeles - Exposition

961

28894

Los Angeles - Exposition Park

14105

31402

Los Angeles - Faircrest Heights

869

24139

Los Angeles - Figueroa Park Square

2997

34365

Los Angeles - Florence-Firestone

19303

40685

Los Angeles - Glassell Park

7865

24886

Los Angeles - Gramercy Place

3158

29339

Los Angeles - Granada Hills

15805

27161

Los Angeles - Green Meadows

8448

39284

Los Angeles - Hancock Park

3265

19162

Los Angeles - Harbor City

6912

23777

Los Angeles - Harbor Gateway

12018

27564

Los Angeles - Harbor Pines

452

18763

Los Angeles - Harvard Heights

5048

27990

Los Angeles - Harvard Park

14802

39019

Los Angeles - Highland Park

12746

26340

Los Angeles - Historic Filipinotown

4209

30346

Los Angeles - Hollywood

15621

22887

Los Angeles - Hollywood Hills

5095

17310

Los Angeles - Hyde Park

9119

31951

Los Angeles - Jefferson Park

2447

30311

Los Angeles - Koreatown

12645

24462

Los Angeles - Lafayette Square

1222

26804

Los Angeles - Lake Balboa

12090

28645

Los Angeles - Lakeview Terrace

4559

34714

Los Angeles - Leimert Park

4179

27430

Los Angeles - Lincoln Heights

9954

30537

Los Angeles - Little Armenia

2377

29620

Los Angeles - Little Bangladesh

6651

23466

Los Angeles - Little Tokyo

1056

33706

Los Angeles - Longwood

1299

30181

Los Angeles - Los Feliz

3656

16920

Los Angeles - Manchester Square

2364

27694

Los Angeles - Mandeville Canyon

490

15685

Los Angeles - Mar Vista

7059

16621

Los Angeles - Marina Peninsula

639

14656

Los Angeles - Melrose

19627

25261

Los Angeles - Mid-city

3354

22315

Los Angeles - Miracle Mile

3318

18449

Los Angeles - Mission Hills

9314

38609

Los Angeles - Mt. Washington

6253

25898

Los Angeles - North Hills

19809

32171

Los Angeles - North Hollywood

45617

30126

Los Angeles - Northridge

18809

26948

Los Angeles - Pacific Palisades

3174

14908

Los Angeles - Pacoima

31875

41407

Los Angeles - Palisades Highlands

598

15549

Los Angeles - Palms

7728

17613

Los Angeles - Panorama City

26823

35645

Los Angeles - Park La Brea

2182

16068

Los Angeles - Pico-Union

13577

32448

Los Angeles - Playa Del Rey

397

12422

Los Angeles - Playa Vista

2184

19951

Los Angeles - Porter Ranch

7040

19782

Los Angeles - Rancho Park

1365

20808

Los Angeles - Regent Square

631

22698

Los Angeles - Reseda

24387

31830

Los Angeles - Reseda Ranch

1396

30112

Los Angeles - Reynier Village

841

19891

Los Angeles - San Pedro*

19276

24701

Los Angeles - Shadow Hills

958

21567

Los Angeles - Sherman Oaks

18315

20990

Los Angeles - Silverlake

9289

21072

Los Angeles - South Carthay

2243

21170

Los Angeles - South Park

14730

38803

Los Angeles - St Elmo Village

1518

33115

Los Angeles - Studio City

4433

19755

Los Angeles - Sun Valley

18633

35503

Los Angeles - Sunland

5030

24647

Los Angeles - Sycamore Square

111

17156

Los Angeles - Sylmar*

33213

40308

Los Angeles - Tarzana

7527

24378

Los Angeles - Temple-Beaudry

10820

27405

Los Angeles - Thai Town

2150

21919

Los Angeles - Toluca Lake

1652

18980

Los Angeles - Toluca Terrace

357

27335

Los Angeles - Toluca Woods

314

16900

Los Angeles - Tujunga

6640

23876

Los Angeles - University Hills

699

20385

Los Angeles - University Park

8787

32004

Los Angeles - Valley Glen

8661

28855

Los Angeles - Valley Village

5839

23621

Los Angeles - Van Nuys*

30166

32369

Los Angeles - Venice

6360

18769

Los Angeles - Vermont Knolls

6112

35535

Los Angeles - Vermont Square

3081

40238

Los Angeles - Vermont Vista

15398

37386

Los Angeles - Vernon Central

21527

41400

Los Angeles - Victoria Park

2257

26872

Los Angeles - View Heights

737

19951

Los Angeles - Watts

16134

37808

Los Angeles - Wellington Square

1382

28118

Los Angeles - West Adams

8544

30923

Los Angeles - West Hills

8607

21228

Los Angeles - West Los Angeles

7271

19319

Los Angeles - West Vernon

20146

37555

Los Angeles - Westchester

8541

16551

Los Angeles - Westlake

16851

28390

Los Angeles - Westwood

9392

17358

Los Angeles - Wholesale District*

16159

44726

Los Angeles - Wilmington

19204

33997

Los Angeles - Wilshire Center

12684

25282

Los Angeles - Winnetka

15149

29253

Los Angeles - Woodland Hills

14256

20948

Unincorporated - Acton

1501

18831

Unincorporated - Agua Dulce

778

18711

Unincorporated - Altadena

8205

18810

Unincorporated - Anaverde

320

21220

Unincorporated - Angeles National Forest

72

5783

Unincorporated - Arcadia

1425

17855

Unincorporated - Athens-Westmont

14124

33278

Unincorporated - Athens Village

2259

46130

Unincorporated - Avocado Heights

2186

32266

Unincorporated - Azusa

4911

30842

Unincorporated - Bassett

4758

32112

Unincorporated - Bouquet Canyon

148

13793

Unincorporated - Bradbury

67

62037

Unincorporated - Canyon Country

2570

33256

Unincorporated - Castaic*

7056

25950

Unincorporated - Cerritos

135

22998

Unincorporated - Charter Oak

2

10000

Unincorporated - Claremont

93

13248

Unincorporated - Covina

4748

28230

Unincorporated - Covina (Charter Oak)

3554

27039

Unincorporated - Del Aire

867

19736

Unincorporated - Del Rey

87

27358

Unincorporated - Del Sur

534

22112

Unincorporated - Desert View Highlands

750

30084

Unincorporated - Duarte

1504

33966

Unincorporated - East Covina

76

23100

Unincorporated - East La Mirada

1188

22449

Unincorporated - East Lancaster

37

32456

Unincorporated - East Los Angeles

47615

38010

Unincorporated - East Pasadena

321

5013

Unincorporated - East Rancho Dominguez

5043

32944

Unincorporated - East Whittier

1056

19902

Unincorporated - El Camino Village

1837

20896

Unincorporated - El Monte

51

35172

Unincorporated - Elizabeth Lake

203

12222

Unincorporated - Florence-Firestone

26055

40267

Unincorporated - Franklin Canyon

1

8333

Unincorporated - Glendora

165

25000

Unincorporated - Hacienda Heights

11553

20658

Unincorporated - Harbor Gateway

4

400000

Unincorporated - Hawthorne

598

23787

Unincorporated - Hi Vista

132

12022

Unincorporated - Kagel/Lopez Canyons

517

36615

Unincorporated - La Crescenta-Montrose

2825

14267

Unincorporated - La Habra Heights

17

2515

Unincorporated - La Rambla

576

27759

Unincorporated - La Verne*

482

23627

Unincorporated - Ladera Heights

1238

17508

Unincorporated - Lake Hughes

146

21856

Unincorporated - Lake Los Angeles

3425

26358

Unincorporated - Lake Manor

337

20511

Unincorporated - Lakewood

1

877

Unincorporated - Lennox

6346

28152

Unincorporated - Leona Valley

256

14620

Unincorporated - Littlerock

1184

29445

Unincorporated - Littlerock/Juniper Hills

277

21357

Unincorporated - Littlerock/Pearblossom

1037

29056

Unincorporated - Llano

101

11517

Unincorporated - Marina del Rey

1619

17203

Unincorporated - Miracle Mile

0

0

Unincorporated - Monrovia

844

21747

Unincorporated - Newhall

87

39545

Unincorporated - North Lancaster

338

28214

Unincorporated - North Whittier

2349

28098

Unincorporated - Northeast San Gabriel

3967

16504

Unincorporated - Padua Hills

25

11628

Unincorporated - Palmdale

214

25416

Unincorporated - Palos Verdes Peninsula

66

10628

Unincorporated - Pearblossom/Llano

319

16309

Unincorporated - Pellissier Village

296

47819

Unincorporated - Placerita Canyon

15

3261

Unincorporated - Pomona

134

6914

Unincorporated - Quartz Hill

3081

23873

Unincorporated - Rancho Dominguez

915

34386

Unincorporated - Roosevelt

217

23308

Unincorporated - Rosewood

394

30638

Unincorporated - Rosewood/East Gardena

407

34116

Unincorporated - Rosewood/West Rancho Dominguez

1066

31717

Unincorporated - Rowland Heights

8614

16883

Unincorporated - San Clemente Island

0

0

Unincorporated - San Francisquito Canyon/Bouquet Canyon

34

3963

Unincorporated - San Jose Hills

6355

31428

Unincorporated - San Pasqual

64

3145

Unincorporated - Sand Canyon

48

15584

Unincorporated - Santa Catalina Island

611

228839

Unincorporated - Santa Monica Mountains*

2717

14591

Unincorporated - Saugus

309

199355

Unincorporated - Saugus/Canyon Country

89

25000

Unincorporated - South Antelope Valley

88

19341

Unincorporated - South El Monte

622

34652

Unincorporated - South San Gabriel

1990

22491

Unincorporated - South Whittier

16956

28631

Unincorporated - Southeast Antelope Valley

185

23688

Unincorporated - Stevenson Ranch

3973

18950

Unincorporated - Sun Village

1793

29705

Unincorporated - Sunrise Village

415

32022

Unincorporated - Twin Lakes/Oat Mountain

303

18275

Unincorporated - Val Verde

825

24932

Unincorporated - Valencia

665

21647

Unincorporated - Valinda

7390

31620

Unincorporated - View Park/Windsor Hills

2389

20533

Unincorporated - Walnut Park

6033

37372

Unincorporated - West Antelope Valley

134

8868

Unincorporated - West Carson

5433

24599

Unincorporated - West Chatsworth

4

33333

Unincorporated - West LA

540

56723

Unincorporated - West Puente Valley

3207

32608

Unincorporated - West Rancho Dominguez

384

28256

Unincorporated - West Whittier/Los Nietos

8096

30069

Unincorporated - Westfield/Academy Hills

160

12308

Unincorporated - Westhills

127

15137

Unincorporated - White Fence Farms

720

19549

Unincorporated - Whittier

724

19133

Unincorporated - Whittier Narrows

64

533333

Unincorporated - Willowbrook

13614

38994

Unincorporated - Wiseburn

1398

23196

- Under Investigation

67866

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