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For Immediate Release:

April 27, 2022

The Number of Students Testing Positive Increases at K-12 Schools After Spring Break - 1,686 New Positive Cases and 10 New Deaths Due to COVID-19 in Los Angeles County

With the highly infectious BA.2 subvariant dominating in LA County and increased gatherings over the Spring Break and holidays, more students and staff tested positive this past week than prior to Spring break.

For the week ending April 22, there were 1,842 positive tests among the 529,000 tests administered, resulting in a test positivity rate of 0.35%. There were 844 positive tests among 450,000 tests administered for the week ending April 8 and test positivity was 0.19%. While test positivity at schools remains very low, an increase in positive cases serves as a reminder that students and staff should continue to use common-sense safety measures

School-associated outbreaks also increased slightly from the week before Spring Break, with 13 outbreaks (six in elementary schools, one in a middle school, two in high schools, and four in youth sports) for the week ending April 23. The week before Spring Break, there were 11 outbreaks (seven in elementary schools, one in a middle school, and three in high schools) for the week ending April 9.

To promote safety at schools, Public Health is working with partners to continue easy access to COVID-19 vaccines at campuses with 744 school-based vaccination clinics scheduled for May. These sites offer pediatric doses for ages 5-11, as well as vaccines and boosters for eligible individuals 12 years of age and older. As a reminder, vaccines continue to provide the best protection against illness and hospitalizations and are the safest way to keep children in school and participating in other activities.

With high rates of virus transmission in the County and more individuals testing positive at schools, Public Health recommends a series of sensible steps that will provide layers of protection against COVID-19 and keep students in schools. It is important that asymptomatic students exposed to COVID-19 and remaining in school, follow updated testing and masking requirements.

The updated exposure guidance for K-12 schools is aligned with the quarantine safety protocols for the general public and requires that asymptomatic students who are close contacts remain masked indoors when around others, except while eating or drinking, for 10 days after last exposure. Asymptomatic exposed students are also required to test within three to five days after last exposure. These measures can help contain the spread of infection and curtail outbreaks.

“I send my deepest sympathies and wishes of peace and comfort to the many families who have lost a loved one from COVID-19,” said Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd, Director of Public Health. “As individuals return from Spring Break and celebrating Spring holidays, the highly infectious BA.2 subvariant is contributing to case and outbreak increases across the County. Those who have had a recent exposure to an infected individual should monitor themselves carefully for any signs of illness. If they are asymptomatic, they are not required to quarantine provided they wear a mask when indoors around others for 10 days after their last exposure and they get tested as soon as possible. This is particularly important at work and school sites, where individuals are often in close contact with others for extended periods of time. These simple steps reduce unnecessary risk for everyone and can break the chain of transmission. ”

Today, Public Health reported 10 additional deaths and 1,686 new positive cases of COVID-19. Of the 10 new deaths reported today, four were between the ages of 65-79, and five people were aged 80 years or older. Information on the one death reported by the city of Long Beach at: Longbeach.gov. Of the 10 newly reported deaths, eight had underlying health conditions. To date, the total number of deaths in L.A. County is 31,951.

Public Health has reported a total of 2,867,415 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of L.A. County. Today’s positivity rate is 1.70%.

There are 235 people with COVID-19 currently hospitalized. Testing results are available for more than 11,835,043 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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Total Cases

Laboratory Confirmed Cases

2,867,415

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

2,712,698

-- Long Beach

126,086

-- Pasadena

28,631

Deaths

31,951

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

30,272

-- Long Beach

1,265

-- Pasadena

414

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

- 0 to 4

83368

- 5 to 11

241042

- 12 to 17

235246

- 18 to 29

604753

- 30 to 49

865583

- 50 to 64

449071

- 65 to 79

174766

- over 80

56837

- Under Investigation

2032

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

- Female

1380043

- Male

1256527

- Other

1168

- Under Investigation

74960

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

- American Indian/Alaska Native

4990

- Asian

168498

- Black

136266

- Hispanic/Latino

1234432

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

13715

- White

351913

- Other

300671

- Under Investigation

502213

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

- Hospitalized (Ever)

137,332

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

- American Indian/Alaska Native

73

- Asian

3779

- Black

2806

- Hispanic/Latino

15561

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

111

- White

7542

- Other

309

- Under Investigation

91

CITY / COMMUNITY**

Cases

Case Rate

City of Agoura Hills

4260

20399

City of Alhambra

17150

19775

City of Arcadia

8217

14228

City of Artesia

4205

25037

City of Avalon

63

1628

City of Azusa

13772

27522

City of Baldwin Park

22951

29896

City of Bell

13895

38245

City of Bell Gardens

14184

32932

City of Bellflower

23400

30102

City of Beverly Hills

8524

24693

City of Bradbury

66

6174

City of Burbank

22632

21116

City of Calabasas

4064

16708

City of Carson

25720

27407

City of Cerritos

8522

17021

City of Claremont

7128

19537

City of Commerce*

4519

34578

City of Compton

33170

33202

City of Covina

14748

30078

City of Cudahy

10051

41282

City of Culver City

7558

18959

City of Diamond Bar

9251

16084

City of Downey

36098

31592

City of Duarte

5202

23628

City of El Monte

33159

28276

City of El Segundo

2844

16943

City of Gardena

16326

26629

City of Glendale

44819

21705

City of Glendora

11873

22502

City of Hawaiian Gardens

4180

28482

City of Hawthorne

22708

25576

City of Hermosa Beach

3374

17153

City of Hidden Hills

266

14074

City of Huntington Park

22105

37161

City of Industry

405

92677

City of Inglewood

29509

25980

City of Irwindale

538

36875

City of La Canada Flintridge

2946

14237

City of La Habra Heights

162

2970

City of La Mirada

10502

21174

City of La Puente

12719

31253

City of La Verne

7111

21366

City of Lakewood

19113

23784

City of Lancaster*

51055

31599

City of Lawndale

8147

24237

City of Lomita

4352

20995

City of Lynwood*

24854

34497

City of Malibu

2154

16619

City of Manhattan Beach

5085

14125

City of Maywood

10590

37755

City of Monrovia

8332

21474

City of Montebello

19293

29970

City of Monterey Park

11675

18751

City of Norwalk

33298

30940

City of Palmdale

53130

33422

City of Palos Verdes Estates

1541

11396

City of Paramount

18966

33854

City of Pico Rivera

21026

32708

City of Pomona

52195

33473

City of Rancho Palos Verdes

4980

11650

City of Redondo Beach

10225

14884

City of Rolling Hills

191

9845

City of Rolling Hills Estates

1016

12523

City of Rosemead

10893

19680

City of San Dimas*

8124

23537

City of San Fernando

10475

42561

City of San Gabriel

7674

18738

City of San Marino

1467

11049

City of Santa Clarita

54431

24694

City of Santa Fe Springs

6390

34796

City of Santa Monica

17561

18996

City of Sierra Madre

1551

14114

City of Signal Hill

2865

24286

City of South El Monte

6587

31539

City of South Gate

38487

39210

City of South Pasadena

4113

15787

City of Temple City

6306

17298

City of Torrance

23170

15522

City of Vernon

310

148325

City of Walnut

4939

16176

City of West Covina

29416

27178

City of West Hollywood

8186

22154

City of Westlake Village

282

3373

City of Whittier

23826

27251

Los Angeles

1182593

29239

Los Angeles - Adams-Normandie

2620

31943

Los Angeles - Alsace

3562

28622

Los Angeles - Angeles National Forest

6

15000

Los Angeles - Angelino Heights

642

25659

Los Angeles - Arleta

13665

39759

Los Angeles - Atwater Village

3584

24437

Los Angeles - Baldwin Hills

7552

24263

Los Angeles - Bel Air

1518

18009

Los Angeles - Beverly Crest

2419

19313

Los Angeles - Beverlywood

3101

23541

Los Angeles - Boyle Heights*

33357

38393

Los Angeles - Brentwood

5693

18391

Los Angeles - Brookside

99

17040

Los Angeles - Cadillac-Corning

1846

25923

Los Angeles - Canoga Park

20217

30965

Los Angeles - Carthay

2973

20699

Los Angeles - Central

14900

38213

Los Angeles - Century City

2427

18973

Los Angeles - Century Palms/Cove

13502

39987

Los Angeles - Chatsworth

9388

25331

Los Angeles - Cheviot Hills

1693

18460

Los Angeles - Chinatown

2008

25034

Los Angeles - Cloverdale/Cochran

4081

28042

Los Angeles - Country Club Park

3677

24266

Los Angeles - Crenshaw District

4009

28990

Los Angeles - Crestview

2898

25493

Los Angeles - Del Rey

6064

20257

Los Angeles - Downtown*

12025

43716

Los Angeles - Eagle Rock

9374

23678

Los Angeles - East Hollywood

7386

25219

Los Angeles - Echo Park

3391

23786

Los Angeles - El Sereno

13337

31901

Los Angeles - Elysian Park

1380

24160

Los Angeles - Elysian Valley

2738

26920

Los Angeles - Encino

10490

23222

Los Angeles - Exposition

978

29405

Los Angeles - Exposition Park

14545

32382

Los Angeles - Faircrest Heights

911

25306

Los Angeles - Figueroa Park Square

3040

34858

Los Angeles - Florence-Firestone

19523

41149

Los Angeles - Glassell Park

8091

25601

Los Angeles - Gramercy Place

3209

29812

Los Angeles - Granada Hills

16142

27740

Los Angeles - Green Meadows

8546

39740

Los Angeles - Hancock Park

3436

20166

Los Angeles - Harbor City

7061

24290

Los Angeles - Harbor Gateway

12205

27993

Los Angeles - Harbor Pines

458

19012

Los Angeles - Harvard Heights

5169

28661

Los Angeles - Harvard Park

15006

39557

Los Angeles - Highland Park

13082

27034

Los Angeles - Historic Filipinotown

4293

30952

Los Angeles - Hollywood

16243

23798

Los Angeles - Hollywood Hills

5359

18207

Los Angeles - Hyde Park

9275

32497

Los Angeles - Jefferson Park

2511

31104

Los Angeles - Koreatown

13050

25245

Los Angeles - Lafayette Square

1247

27352

Los Angeles - Lake Balboa

12316

29181

Los Angeles - Lakeview Terrace

4618

35163

Los Angeles - Leimert Park

4292

28172

Los Angeles - Lincoln Heights

10147

31129

Los Angeles - Little Armenia

2444

30455

Los Angeles - Little Bangladesh

6897

24334

Los Angeles - Little Tokyo

1107

35334

Los Angeles - Longwood

1347

31296

Los Angeles - Los Feliz

3906

18077

Los Angeles - Manchester Square

2402

28140

Los Angeles - Mandeville Canyon

531

16997

Los Angeles - Mar Vista

7435

17506

Los Angeles - Marina Peninsula

680

15596

Los Angeles - Melrose

20285

26108

Los Angeles - Mid-city

3477

23134

Los Angeles - Miracle Mile

3501

19466

Los Angeles - Mission Hills

9441

39135

Los Angeles - Mt. Washington

6413

26560

Los Angeles - North Hills

20105

32651

Los Angeles - North Hollywood

46516

30720

Los Angeles - Northridge

19232

27554

Los Angeles - Pacific Palisades

3431

16115

Los Angeles - Pacoima

32131

41740

Los Angeles - Palisades Highlands

627

16303

Los Angeles - Palms

8144

18561

Los Angeles - Panorama City

27136

36061

Los Angeles - Park La Brea

2284

16819

Los Angeles - Pico-Union

13907

33237

Los Angeles - Playa Del Rey

419

13110

Los Angeles - Playa Vista

2316

21156

Los Angeles - Porter Ranch

7307

20532

Los Angeles - Rancho Park

1473

22454

Los Angeles - Regent Square

649

23345

Los Angeles - Reseda

24741

32292

Los Angeles - Reseda Ranch

1416

30544

Los Angeles - Reynier Village

869

20553

Los Angeles - San Pedro*

19758

25318

Los Angeles - Shadow Hills

982

22107

Los Angeles - Sherman Oaks

19128

21922

Los Angeles - Silverlake

9782

22190

Los Angeles - South Carthay

2331

22001

Los Angeles - South Park

14895

39238

Los Angeles - St Elmo Village

1538

33551

Los Angeles - Studio City

4714

21007

Los Angeles - Sun Valley

18840

35897

Los Angeles - Sunland

5116

25069

Los Angeles - Sycamore Square

116

17929

Los Angeles - Sylmar*

33607

40786

Los Angeles - Tarzana

7723

25013

Los Angeles - Temple-Beaudry

11105

28127

Los Angeles - Thai Town

2209

22520

Los Angeles - Toluca Lake

1727

19841

Los Angeles - Toluca Terrace

361

27642

Los Angeles - Toluca Woods

326

17546

Los Angeles - Tujunga

6778

24373

Los Angeles - University Hills

716

20881

Los Angeles - University Park

9252

33698

Los Angeles - Valley Glen

8792

29291

Los Angeles - Valley Village

6045

24454

Los Angeles - Van Nuys*

30614

32850

Los Angeles - Venice

6675

19699

Los Angeles - Vermont Knolls

6184

35953

Los Angeles - Vermont Square

3136

40956

Los Angeles - Vermont Vista

15590

37853

Los Angeles - Vernon Central

21834

41990

Los Angeles - Victoria Park

2311

27515

Los Angeles - View Heights

757

20493

Los Angeles - Watts

16293

38180

Los Angeles - Wellington Square

1416

28810

Los Angeles - West Adams

8766

31726

Los Angeles - West Hills

8848

21823

Los Angeles - West Los Angeles

7704

20470

Los Angeles - West Vernon

20457

38135

Los Angeles - Westchester

8964

17371

Los Angeles - Westlake

17207

28990

Los Angeles - Westwood

10279

18997

Los Angeles - Wholesale District*

16270

45033

Los Angeles - Wilmington

19453

34438

Los Angeles - Wilshire Center

13075

26061

Los Angeles - Winnetka

15358

29657

Los Angeles - Woodland Hills

14737

21655

Unincorporated - Acton

1525

19132

Unincorporated - Agua Dulce

784

18855

Unincorporated - Altadena

8450

19372

Unincorporated - Anaverde

325

21552

Unincorporated - Angeles National Forest

74

5944

Unincorporated - Arcadia

1460

18293

Unincorporated - Athens-Westmont

14302

33698

Unincorporated - Athens Village

2283

46620

Unincorporated - Avocado Heights

2219

32753

Unincorporated - Azusa

4971

31219

Unincorporated - Bassett

4804

32422

Unincorporated - Bouquet Canyon

149

13886

Unincorporated - Bradbury

72

66667

Unincorporated - Canyon Country

2622

33929

Unincorporated - Castaic*

7557

27792

Unincorporated - Cerritos

136

23169

Unincorporated - Charter Oak

2

10000

Unincorporated - Claremont

100

14245

Unincorporated - Covina

4814

28622

Unincorporated - Covina (Charter Oak)

3607

27442

Unincorporated - Del Aire

893

20328

Unincorporated - Del Rey

94

29560

Unincorporated - Del Sur

540

22360

Unincorporated - Desert View Highlands

754

30245

Unincorporated - Duarte

1525

34440

Unincorporated - East Covina

76

23100

Unincorporated - East La Mirada

1211

22884

Unincorporated - East Lancaster

37

32456

Unincorporated - East Los Angeles

48099

38397

Unincorporated - East Pasadena

326

5091

Unincorporated - East Rancho Dominguez

5105

33349

Unincorporated - East Whittier

1075

20260

Unincorporated - El Camino Village

1880

21386

Unincorporated - El Monte

51

35172

Unincorporated - Elizabeth Lake

208

12523

Unincorporated - Florence-Firestone

26366

40748

Unincorporated - Franklin Canyon

1

8333

Unincorporated - Glendora

167

25303

Unincorporated - Hacienda Heights

11817

21130

Unincorporated - Harbor Gateway

4

400000

Unincorporated - Hawthorne

604

24025

Unincorporated - Hi Vista

133

12113

Unincorporated - Kagel/Lopez Canyons

531

37606

Unincorporated - La Crescenta-Montrose

2919

14742

Unincorporated - La Habra Heights

17

2515

Unincorporated - La Rambla

607

29253

Unincorporated - La Verne*

502

24608

Unincorporated - Ladera Heights

1284

18159

Unincorporated - Lake Hughes

148

22156

Unincorporated - Lake Los Angeles

3451

26558

Unincorporated - Lake Manor

345

20998

Unincorporated - Lakewood

1

877

Unincorporated - Lennox

6429

28520

Unincorporated - Leona Valley

259

14792

Unincorporated - Littlerock

1194

29694

Unincorporated - Littlerock/Juniper Hills

277

21357

Unincorporated - Littlerock/Pearblossom

1042

29196

Unincorporated - Llano

101

11517

Unincorporated - Marina del Rey

1701

18075

Unincorporated - Miracle Mile

0

0

Unincorporated - Monrovia

876

22572

Unincorporated - Newhall

87

39545

Unincorporated - North Lancaster

342

28548

Unincorporated - North Whittier

2402

28732

Unincorporated - Northeast San Gabriel

4102

17066

Unincorporated - Padua Hills

26

12093

Unincorporated - Palmdale

214

25416

Unincorporated - Palos Verdes Peninsula

66

10628

Unincorporated - Pearblossom/Llano

322

16462

Unincorporated - Pellissier Village

297

47981

Unincorporated - Placerita Canyon

15

3261

Unincorporated - Pomona

141

7276

Unincorporated - Quartz Hill

3116

24144

Unincorporated - Rancho Dominguez

932

35024

Unincorporated - Roosevelt

217

23308

Unincorporated - Rosewood

394

30638

Unincorporated - Rosewood/East Gardena

414

34702

Unincorporated - Rosewood/West Rancho Dominguez

1076

32014

Unincorporated - Rowland Heights

8832

17310

Unincorporated - San Clemente Island

0

0

Unincorporated - San Francisquito Canyon/Bouquet Canyon

34

3963

Unincorporated - San Jose Hills

6419

31744

Unincorporated - San Pasqual

64

3145

Unincorporated - Sand Canyon

49

15909

Unincorporated - Santa Catalina Island

616

230712

Unincorporated - Santa Monica Mountains*

2836

15230

Unincorporated - Saugus

317

204516

Unincorporated - Saugus/Canyon Country

90

25281

Unincorporated - South Antelope Valley

88

19341

Unincorporated - South El Monte

625

34819

Unincorporated - South San Gabriel

2039

23045

Unincorporated - South Whittier

17267

29156

Unincorporated - Southeast Antelope Valley

185

23688

Unincorporated - Stevenson Ranch

4097

19541

Unincorporated - Sun Village

1810

29987

Unincorporated - Sunrise Village

421

32485

Unincorporated - Twin Lakes/Oat Mountain

308

18577

Unincorporated - Val Verde

850

25688

Unincorporated - Valencia

679

22103

Unincorporated - Valinda

7489

32044

Unincorporated - View Park/Windsor Hills

2493

21427

Unincorporated - Walnut Park

6119

37905

Unincorporated - West Antelope Valley

135

8934

Unincorporated - West Carson

5579

25260

Unincorporated - West Chatsworth

4

33333

Unincorporated - West LA

565

59349

Unincorporated - West Puente Valley

3229

32832

Unincorporated - West Rancho Dominguez

392

28845

Unincorporated - West Whittier/Los Nietos

8273

30726

Unincorporated - Westfield/Academy Hills

170

13077

Unincorporated - Westhills

131

15614

Unincorporated - White Fence Farms

729

19794

Unincorporated - Whittier

739

19530

Unincorporated - Whittier Narrows

65

541667

Unincorporated - Willowbrook

13782

39475

Unincorporated - Wiseburn

1424

23627

- Under Investigation

66805

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