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For Immediate Release:

April 12, 2022

Public Health Increasing Access to Second Booster Dose at Skilled Nursing Facilities - 795 New Positive Cases and 13 New Deaths Due to COVID-19 in Los Angeles County

With increased circulation of the more infectious BA.2 subvariant, the County Department of Public Health (Public Health) is ramping up efforts to ensure access to the second booster dose for residents and staff at Skilled Nursing Facilities.

In order to be sure that eligible nursing home residents and staff are quickly offered the second booster doses, Public Health is conducting educational outreach to all Skilled Nursing Facilities in LA County to determine that they are able to offer second doses whether through their relationship with a Long-Term Care Pharmacy or through the Public Health mobile teams. Public Health has already scheduled 23 mobile vaccination clinics at Skilled Nursing Facilities to administer second booster doses over the next two weeks.

As of April 3, 91% of nursing home residents were fully vaccinated and 85% fully vaccinated and boosted with the first booster dose. Among eligible staff, vaccination rates are also very high with 98% fully vaccinated and 85% fully vaccinated and boosted.

With high rates of up-to-date vaccinations, positive cases among Skilled Nursing Facility residents and staff remain relatively low. For the week ending April 9, Skilled Nursing Facilities reported 12 new cases among residents and 19 new cases among staff. This represents a 78% and 21% reduction in new cases, respectively, when compared to one month ago when there were 55 new cases among residents and 24 new cases among staff for the week ending March 12.

With Skilled Nursing Facilities continuing to follow safety precautions, outbreaks have also remained low. There were just four new outbreaks reported the week ending April 9.

Visitors at skilled nursing facilities should still follow all sensible protection measures when visiting their loved ones. Visitors who are feeling sick should stay home, away from others, and not enter a facility.

Visitors wishing to go indoors should also be ready to show proof of being up to date with COVID vaccines and a negative PCR test result taken within two days prior to entry, or a negative antigen test result taken within one day prior to entry.

Additionally, all visitors, regardless of vaccination status, should wear well-fitting face masks when not actively eating or drinking. Respirators (N95, KN95, KF94) or a surgical mask provide better protection than cloth masks, as they do a better job at blocking virus particles. Visitors should wash their hands or use hand sanitizer when entering and leaving the facility, and, as appropriate, during their visit.

“I send my deepest sympathies and wishes of peace and comfort to the many families who have lost a loved one due to COVID-19,” said Dr. Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd, Director of Public Health. “With the increased circulation of the highly infectious BA.2 subvariant, protecting the health of loved ones in Skilled Nursing Facilities will require that residents, staff, and visitors continue to take sensible safety measures. Residents and staff should be fully boosted, and anyone eligible should get the second booster as soon as possible. We also encourage families and friends visiting nursing homes or other congregate care facilities to do the same and be up to date on their vaccinations, in addition to getting tested before visiting and following all onsite safety measures. Our most vulnerable residents, including those that are older, immunocompromised, living with serious health conditions, or unvaccinated, still need the additional protections offered by the tools and strategies we know will reduce risk.”

Today, Public Health reported 13 additional deaths and 795 new positive cases of COVID-19. Of the 13 new deaths reported today, two people were between the ages of 30-49, four people were between the ages of 50-64, three people were between the ages of 65-79, and four people were aged 80 years or older. Of the 13 newly reported deaths, eight people had underlying health conditions. To date, the total number of deaths in L.A. County is 31,819.

Public Health has reported a total of 2,847,097 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of L.A. County. Today’s positivity rate is 1.0%.

There are 270 people with COVID-19 currently hospitalized. Testing results are available for more than 11,761,500 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:

Total Cases

Laboratory Confirmed Cases

2,847,097

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

2,693,046

-- Long Beach

125,744

-- Pasadena

28,307

Deaths

31,819

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

30,146

-- Long Beach

1,261

-- Pasadena

412

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

- 0 to 4

82763

- 5 to 11

239559

- 12 to 17

233864

- 18 to 29

600028

- 30 to 49

858968

- 50 to 64

445978

- 65 to 79

173354

- over 80

56425

- Under Investigation

2107

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

- Female

1369586

- Male

1247689

- Other

1079

- Under Investigation

74692

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

- American Indian/Alaska Native

4945

- Asian

165542

- Black

135135

- Hispanic/Latino

1229619

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

13640

- White

347047

- Other

298784

- Under Investigation

498334

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

- Hospitalized (Ever)

136,641

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

- American Indian/Alaska Native

73

- Asian

3760

- Black

2790

- Hispanic/Latino

15506

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

111

- White

7500

- Other

311

- Under Investigation

95

CITY / COMMUNITY**

Cases

Case Rate

City of Agoura Hills

4180

20016

City of Alhambra

16939

19532

City of Arcadia

8059

13954

City of Artesia

4178

24876

City of Avalon

63

1628

City of Azusa

13696

27370

City of Baldwin Park

22864

29783

City of Bell

13857

38140

City of Bell Gardens

14157

32869

City of Bellflower

23287

29957

City of Beverly Hills

8357

24209

City of Bradbury

66

6174

City of Burbank

22327

20831

City of Calabasas

3990

16404

City of Carson

25542

27217

City of Cerritos

8392

16762

City of Claremont

6921

18970

City of Commerce*

4515

34547

City of Compton

33079

33111

City of Covina

14657

29893

City of Cudahy

10020

41155

City of Culver City

7407

18580

City of Diamond Bar

9142

15895

City of Downey

35862

31385

City of Duarte

5165

23460

City of El Monte

33006

28146

City of El Segundo

2797

16663

City of Gardena

16222

26459

City of Glendale

44426

21515

City of Glendora

11773

22313

City of Hawaiian Gardens

4169

28407

City of Hawthorne

22567

25417

City of Hermosa Beach

3306

16807

City of Hidden Hills

260

13757

City of Huntington Park

22035

37044

City of Industry

400

91533

City of Inglewood

29355

25845

City of Irwindale

538

36875

City of La Canada Flintridge

2884

13937

City of La Habra Heights

162

2970

City of La Mirada

10433

21035

City of La Puente

12671

31135

City of La Verne

7060

21213

City of Lakewood

18936

23563

City of Lancaster*

50818

31453

City of Lawndale

8090

24067

City of Lomita

4302

20754

City of Lynwood*

24785

34401

City of Malibu

2118

16341

City of Manhattan Beach

4982

13839

City of Maywood

10554

37627

City of Monrovia

8266

21304

City of Montebello

19198

29822

City of Monterey Park

11510

18486

City of Norwalk

33188

30838

City of Palmdale

52904

33280

City of Palos Verdes Estates

1517

11219

City of Paramount

18909

33752

City of Pico Rivera

20953

32594

City of Pomona

51953

33318

City of Rancho Palos Verdes

4906

11477

City of Redondo Beach

10025

14593

City of Rolling Hills

189

9742

City of Rolling Hills Estates

993

12240

City of Rosemead

10794

19501

City of San Dimas*

8061

23354

City of San Fernando

10432

42386

City of San Gabriel

7589

18531

City of San Marino

1430

10771

City of Santa Clarita

53943

24472

City of Santa Fe Springs

6352

34589

City of Santa Monica

17113

18511

City of Sierra Madre

1526

13887

City of Signal Hill

2843

24099

City of South El Monte

6569

31453

City of South Gate

38351

39072

City of South Pasadena

4020

15430

City of Temple City

6209

17032

City of Torrance

22881

15329

City of Vernon

308

147368

City of Walnut

4880

15983

City of West Covina

29229

27005

City of West Hollywood

8012

21683

City of Westlake Village

278

3325

City of Whittier

23684

27088

Los Angeles

1172760

28996

Los Angeles - Adams-Normandie

2610

31822

Los Angeles - Alsace

3538

28429

Los Angeles - Angeles National Forest

6

15000

Los Angeles - Angelino Heights

629

25140

Los Angeles - Arleta

13611

39601

Los Angeles - Atwater Village

3537

24117

Los Angeles - Baldwin Hills

7480

24032

Los Angeles - Bel Air

1488

17653

Los Angeles - Beverly Crest

2361

18850

Los Angeles - Beverlywood

3036

23047

Los Angeles - Boyle Heights*

33271

38294

Los Angeles - Brentwood

5553

17939

Los Angeles - Brookside

97

16695

Los Angeles - Cadillac-Corning

1827

25657

Los Angeles - Canoga Park

20073

30745

Los Angeles - Carthay

2910

20260

Los Angeles - Central

14858

38105

Los Angeles - Century City

2359

18441

Los Angeles - Century Palms/Cove

13469

39889

Los Angeles - Chatsworth

9284

25051

Los Angeles - Cheviot Hills

1628

17752

Los Angeles - Chinatown

1987

24772

Los Angeles - Cloverdale/Cochran

4046

27802

Los Angeles - Country Club Park

3649

24081

Los Angeles - Crenshaw District

3979

28773

Los Angeles - Crestview

2871

25255

Los Angeles - Del Rey

5970

19943

Los Angeles - Downtown*

11807

42924

Los Angeles - Eagle Rock

9198

23234

Los Angeles - East Hollywood

7317

24984

Los Angeles - Echo Park

3341

23436

Los Angeles - El Sereno

13264

31726

Los Angeles - Elysian Park

1369

23967

Los Angeles - Elysian Valley

2716

26703

Los Angeles - Encino

10310

22824

Los Angeles - Exposition

974

29284

Los Angeles - Exposition Park

14453

32177

Los Angeles - Faircrest Heights

895

24861

Los Angeles - Figueroa Park Square

3024

34675

Los Angeles - Florence-Firestone

19468

41033

Los Angeles - Glassell Park

8009

25342

Los Angeles - Gramercy Place

3191

29645

Los Angeles - Granada Hills

15978

27458

Los Angeles - Green Meadows

8524

39637

Los Angeles - Hancock Park

3361

19725

Los Angeles - Harbor City

6994

24059

Los Angeles - Harbor Gateway

12125

27810

Los Angeles - Harbor Pines

457

18971

Los Angeles - Harvard Heights

5141

28506

Los Angeles - Harvard Park

14951

39412

Los Angeles - Highland Park

12951

26763

Los Angeles - Historic Filipinotown

4265

30750

Los Angeles - Hollywood

16020

23471

Los Angeles - Hollywood Hills

5241

17806

Los Angeles - Hyde Park

9219

32301

Los Angeles - Jefferson Park

2496

30918

Los Angeles - Koreatown

12942

25036

Los Angeles - Lafayette Square

1240

27199

Los Angeles - Lake Balboa

12224

28963

Los Angeles - Lakeview Terrace

4599

35019

Los Angeles - Leimert Park

4238

27818

Los Angeles - Lincoln Heights

10075

30908

Los Angeles - Little Armenia

2433

30318

Los Angeles - Little Bangladesh

6832

24105

Los Angeles - Little Tokyo

1091

34823

Los Angeles - Longwood

1322

30716

Los Angeles - Los Feliz

3803

17600

Los Angeles - Manchester Square

2382

27905

Los Angeles - Mandeville Canyon

516

16517

Los Angeles - Mar Vista

7295

17176

Los Angeles - Marina Peninsula

665

15252

Los Angeles - Melrose

20094

25862

Los Angeles - Mid-city

3419

22748

Los Angeles - Miracle Mile

3414

18982

Los Angeles - Mission Hills

9386

38907

Los Angeles - Mt. Washington

6352

26308

Los Angeles - North Hills

19972

32435

Los Angeles - North Hollywood

46138

30470

Los Angeles - Northridge

19046

27288

Los Angeles - Pacific Palisades

3310

15546

Los Angeles - Pacoima

32029

41607

Los Angeles - Palisades Highlands

608

15809

Los Angeles - Palms

7944

18105

Los Angeles - Panorama City

27028

35918

Los Angeles - Park La Brea

2246

16539

Los Angeles - Pico-Union

13842

33082

Los Angeles - Playa Del Rey

408

12766

Los Angeles - Playa Vista

2249

20544

Los Angeles - Porter Ranch

7178

20170

Los Angeles - Rancho Park

1414

21555

Los Angeles - Regent Square

640

23022

Los Angeles - Reseda

24588

32092

Los Angeles - Reseda Ranch

1407

30349

Los Angeles - Reynier Village

858

20293

Los Angeles - San Pedro*

19632

25157

Los Angeles - Shadow Hills

975

21950

Los Angeles - Sherman Oaks

18784

21528

Los Angeles - Silverlake

9586

21745

Los Angeles - South Carthay

2287

21586

Los Angeles - South Park

14853

39127

Los Angeles - St Elmo Village

1530

33377

Los Angeles - Studio City

4610

20544

Los Angeles - Sun Valley

18757

35739

Los Angeles - Sunland

5080

24892

Los Angeles - Sycamore Square

115

17774

Los Angeles - Sylmar*

33478

40630

Los Angeles - Tarzana

7669

24838

Los Angeles - Temple-Beaudry

10994

27846

Los Angeles - Thai Town

2192

22347

Los Angeles - Toluca Lake

1684

19347

Los Angeles - Toluca Terrace

360

27565

Los Angeles - Toluca Woods

318

17115

Los Angeles - Tujunga

6723

24175

Los Angeles - University Hills

713

20793

Los Angeles - University Park

9092

33115

Los Angeles - Valley Glen

8750

29151

Los Angeles - Valley Village

5953

24082

Los Angeles - Van Nuys*

30434

32657

Los Angeles - Venice

6523

19250

Los Angeles - Vermont Knolls

6166

35849

Los Angeles - Vermont Square

3121

40760

Los Angeles - Vermont Vista

15538

37726

Los Angeles - Vernon Central

21787

41900

Los Angeles - Victoria Park

2298

27360

Los Angeles - View Heights

747

20222

Los Angeles - Watts

16250

38079

Los Angeles - Wellington Square

1409

28667

Los Angeles - West Adams

8706

31509

Los Angeles - West Hills

8728

21527

Los Angeles - West Los Angeles

7523

19989

Los Angeles - West Vernon

20384

37999

Los Angeles - Westchester

8761

16978

Los Angeles - Westlake

17113

28832

Los Angeles - Westwood

9781

18076

Los Angeles - Wholesale District*

16490

45642

Los Angeles - Wilmington

19369

34289

Los Angeles - Wilshire Center

12975

25862

Los Angeles - Winnetka

15280

29506

Los Angeles - Woodland Hills

14513

21325

Unincorporated - Acton

1517

19031

Unincorporated - Agua Dulce

779

18735

Unincorporated - Altadena

8376

19202

Unincorporated - Anaverde

324

21485

Unincorporated - Angeles National Forest

73

5863

Unincorporated - Arcadia

1444

18093

Unincorporated - Athens-Westmont

14246

33566

Unincorporated - Athens Village

2273

46416

Unincorporated - Avocado Heights

2214

32679

Unincorporated - Azusa

4956

31125

Unincorporated - Bassett

4784

32287

Unincorporated - Bouquet Canyon

149

13886

Unincorporated - Bradbury

71

65741

Unincorporated - Canyon Country

2594

33566

Unincorporated - Castaic*

7124

26200

Unincorporated - Cerritos

136

23169

Unincorporated - Charter Oak

2

10000

Unincorporated - Claremont

99

14103

Unincorporated - Covina

4783

28438

Unincorporated - Covina (Charter Oak)

3589

27305

Unincorporated - Del Aire

879

20009

Unincorporated - Del Rey

90

28302

Unincorporated - Del Sur

534

22112

Unincorporated - Desert View Highlands

753

30205

Unincorporated - Duarte

1518

34282

Unincorporated - East Covina

76

23100

Unincorporated - East La Mirada

1206

22789

Unincorporated - East Lancaster

36

31579

Unincorporated - East Los Angeles

47946

38274

Unincorporated - East Pasadena

325

5076

Unincorporated - East Rancho Dominguez

5097

33296

Unincorporated - East Whittier

1069

20147

Unincorporated - El Camino Village

1867

21238

Unincorporated - El Monte

51

35172

Unincorporated - Elizabeth Lake

205

12342

Unincorporated - Florence-Firestone

26316

40671

Unincorporated - Franklin Canyon

1

8333

Unincorporated - Glendora

167

25303

Unincorporated - Hacienda Heights

11721

20958

Unincorporated - Harbor Gateway

4

400000

Unincorporated - Hawthorne

603

23986

Unincorporated - Hi Vista

133

12113

Unincorporated - Kagel/Lopez Canyons

525

37181

Unincorporated - La Crescenta-Montrose

2878

14535

Unincorporated - La Habra Heights

17

2515

Unincorporated - La Rambla

602

29012

Unincorporated - La Verne*

499

24461

Unincorporated - Ladera Heights

1268

17932

Unincorporated - Lake Hughes

147

22006

Unincorporated - Lake Los Angeles

3443

26497

Unincorporated - Lake Manor

343

20876

Unincorporated - Lakewood

1

877

Unincorporated - Lennox

6420

28480

Unincorporated - Leona Valley

259

14792

Unincorporated - Littlerock

1188

29545

Unincorporated - Littlerock/Juniper Hills

277

21357

Unincorporated - Littlerock/Pearblossom

1040

29140

Unincorporated - Llano

101

11517

Unincorporated - Marina del Rey

1662

17660

Unincorporated - Miracle Mile

0

0

Unincorporated - Monrovia

867

22340

Unincorporated - Newhall

87

39545

Unincorporated - North Lancaster

339

28297

Unincorporated - North Whittier

2376

28421

Unincorporated - Northeast San Gabriel

4050

16850

Unincorporated - Padua Hills

26

12093

Unincorporated - Palmdale

213

25297

Unincorporated - Palos Verdes Peninsula

66

10628

Unincorporated - Pearblossom/Llano

320

16360

Unincorporated - Pellissier Village

297

47981

Unincorporated - Placerita Canyon

15

3261

Unincorporated - Pomona

140

7224

Unincorporated - Quartz Hill

3102

24035

Unincorporated - Rancho Dominguez

925

34761

Unincorporated - Roosevelt

217

23308

Unincorporated - Rosewood

393

30560

Unincorporated - Rosewood/East Gardena

411

34451

Unincorporated - Rosewood/West Rancho Dominguez

1075

31985

Unincorporated - Rowland Heights

8752

17153

Unincorporated - San Clemente Island

0

0

Unincorporated - San Francisquito Canyon/Bouquet Canyon

34

3963

Unincorporated - San Jose Hills

6399

31645

Unincorporated - San Pasqual

64

3145

Unincorporated - Sand Canyon

48

15584

Unincorporated - Santa Catalina Island

616

230712

Unincorporated - Santa Monica Mountains*

2772

14886

Unincorporated - Saugus

311

200645

Unincorporated - Saugus/Canyon Country

90

25281

Unincorporated - South Antelope Valley

88

19341

Unincorporated - South El Monte

624

34763

Unincorporated - South San Gabriel

2025

22887

Unincorporated - South Whittier

17204

29050

Unincorporated - Southeast Antelope Valley

185

23688

Unincorporated - Stevenson Ranch

4045

19293

Unincorporated - Sun Village

1806

29920

Unincorporated - Sunrise Village

420

32407

Unincorporated - Twin Lakes/Oat Mountain

304

18335

Unincorporated - Val Verde

837

25295

Unincorporated - Valencia

674

21940

Unincorporated - Valinda

7458

31911

Unincorporated - View Park/Windsor Hills

2451

21066

Unincorporated - Walnut Park

6088

37713

Unincorporated - West Antelope Valley

135

8934

Unincorporated - West Carson

5532

25048

Unincorporated - West Chatsworth

4

33333

Unincorporated - West LA

558

58613

Unincorporated - West Puente Valley

3220

32740

Unincorporated - West Rancho Dominguez

387

28477

Unincorporated - West Whittier/Los Nietos

8227

30555

Unincorporated - Westfield/Academy Hills

168

12923

Unincorporated - Westhills

128

15256

Unincorporated - White Fence Farms

727

19739

Unincorporated - Whittier

734

19397

Unincorporated - Whittier Narrows

64

533333

Unincorporated - Willowbrook

13744

39366

Unincorporated - Wiseburn

1416

23494

- Under Investigation

68158





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