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For Immediate Release:

May 16, 2022

With Cases and Hospitalizations Increasing, Residents Encouraged to Layer Safety Protections - 8,137 New Positive Cases and 15 New Deaths Due to COVID-19 in Los Angeles County Since Saturday

With the highly infectious BA.2 subvariant and sub-lineages fueling case and hospitalization increases, residents are encouraged to layer safety protections such as masking, testing, and staying away from others when sick.

For the week ending April 23, Omicron once again accounted for 100% of all positive cases that were sequenced, with the BA.2 lineage and sub-lineages accounting for about 97% of these positive sequenced specimens in LA County. While BA.2, excluding BA.2.12.1, continues to be the predominant subvariant, accounting for about 85% of positive sequenced specimens, LA County is seeing slight upticks in the more transmissible sub-lineage, BA.2.12.1, with about 12% of positive sequenced samples identified as BA.2.12.1 for the week ending April 23. For the week ending April 23, 9.1% of sequenced samples were identified as sub-lineages, BA.2.3 or BA.2.3x, thought to be more infectious than BA.2. The CDC estimated that, for the week ending May 7, BA.2 accounted for 56% of sequenced samples and BA.2.12.1 accounted for an increasing proportion of sequenced specimens in the U.S.: 43%, compared to 37% for the prior week.

With these highly infectious subvariants and sub-lineages in circulation, cases continue to increase in LA County. The average number of daily new cases reported over the last seven days increased to 2,944 compared to the 1,071 reported one month ago, an increase of 175%.

The higher case numbers are beginning to translate to small increases in hospitalizations, as they typically follow case increases. Over the last seven days, the average number of hospitalized cases per day was 288, an increase of 14% from one month ago when the average number of hospitalized cases per day was 253.

Fortunately, deaths, which typically lag hospitalizations by several weeks, remain stable and decreased from one month ago. Deaths decreased to an average of six deaths reported per day this past week, a 45% decrease from one month ago when an average of 11 deaths were reported per day.

“As always, we extend our deepest sympathies to everyone mourning the loss of a loved one from COVID,” said Dr. Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd, Director of Public Health. “With the proliferation of highly infectious sub-lineages of Omicron, it is easier for infected individuals to unknowingly pass along the virus, resulting in many of us experiencing more spread associated with our gatherings and travel. And while it is reassuring to note the relatively low rates of hospitalizations and deaths, getting infected for many is still very risky and something to be avoided wherever possible. As has been true throughout the pandemic, keeping others safe often requires that many of us align with sensible safety measures. For those who aren’t particularly concerned about their own health or that of their family members, we ask that you please be mindful of the cumulative risks faced by many in the workforce, at our schools, and in congregate living facilities. With good access to many tools that help us layer in protection for those most vulnerable, we hope that more individuals will take the step of putting back on well-fitting, high filtration masks when using public transit and in transportation hubs, indoor spaces at schools and congregate living facilities, and when inside stores and workplaces. This would give us a chance at slowing down spread while we continue to increase the numbers of residents and workers up to date with their vaccinations since vaccines give us the most protection from severe illness and death.”

Today, Public Health reported 15 additional deaths and 3,489 new positive cases Saturday, 2,707 new cases Sunday and 1,941 new cases today. The number of cases and deaths are likely to reflect reporting delays over the weekend. Of the 15 new deaths reported since Saturday, one person was between the ages of 30-49, one person was between the ages of 50-64, five people were between the ages of 65-79, and seven people were aged 80 years or older. Of the 15 newly reported deaths, all had underlying health conditions. Information on the one death reported by the city of Long Beach is available at longbeach.gov. longbeach.gov. To date, the total number of deaths in LA County is 32,037.

Public Health has reported a total of 2,915,694 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of LA County. Today’s positivity rate is 2.6%.

There are 312 people with COVID-19 currently hospitalized. Testing results are available for more than 11,936,751 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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Please see additional information below:

Total Cases

Laboratory Confirmed Cases

2,915,694

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

2,759,277

-- Long Beach

127,183

-- Pasadena

29,234

Deaths

32,037

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

30,356

-- Long Beach

1,267

-- Pasadena

414

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

- 0 to 4

84766

- 5 to 11

245139

- 12 to 17

239618

- 18 to 29

614974

- 30 to 49

880815

- 50 to 64

456273

- 65 to 79

177938

- over 80

57706

- Under Investigation

2048

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

- Female

1404831

- Male

1277193

- Other

1216

- Under Investigation

76037

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

- American Indian/Alaska Native

5080

- Asian

174671

- Black

138735

- Hispanic/Latino

1246555

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

13963

- White

362198

- Other

305830

- Under Investigation

512245

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

- Hospitalized (Ever)***

138,129

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

- American Indian/Alaska Native

73

- Asian

3789

- Black

2813

- Hispanic/Latino

15598

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

112

- White

7572

- Other

309

- Under Investigation

90

CITY / COMMUNITY**

Cases

Case Rate

City of Agoura Hills

4385

20998

City of Alhambra

17619

20316

City of Arcadia

8504

14725

City of Artesia

4267

25406

City of Avalon

64

1654

City of Azusa

13914

27806

City of Baldwin Park

23184

30200

City of Bell

14023

38597

City of Bell Gardens

14252

33090

City of Bellflower

23642

30414

City of Beverly Hills

8754

25359

City of Bradbury

67

6268

City of Burbank

23361

21796

City of Calabasas

4208

17300

City of Carson

26165

27881

City of Cerritos

8781

17538

City of Claremont

7329

20088

City of Commerce*

4566

34938

City of Compton

33370

33402

City of Covina

14907

30403

City of Cudahy

10110

41525

City of Culver City

7879

19764

City of Diamond Bar

9499

16516

City of Downey

36461

31910

City of Duarte

5297

24060

City of El Monte

33436

28512

City of El Segundo

2966

17669

City of Gardena

16635

27133

City of Glendale

45627

22096

City of Glendora

12044

22826

City of Hawaiian Gardens

4213

28707

City of Hawthorne

23009

25915

City of Hermosa Beach

3500

17794

City of Hidden Hills

279

14762

City of Huntington Park

22264

37429

City of Industry

405

92677

City of Inglewood

29897

26322

City of Irwindale

540

37012

City of La Canada Flintridge

3102

14991

City of La Habra Heights

164

3006

City of La Mirada

10708

21589

City of La Puente

12850

31575

City of La Verne

7211

21666

City of Lakewood

19486

24248

City of Lancaster*

51455

31847

City of Lawndale

8261

24576

City of Lomita

4439

21414

City of Lynwood*

24993

34690

City of Malibu

2239

17275

City of Manhattan Beach

5341

14837

City of Maywood

10665

38023

City of Monrovia

8513

21941

City of Montebello

19496

30285

City of Monterey Park

11981

19243

City of Norwalk

33623

31242

City of Palmdale

53537

33678

City of Palos Verdes Estates

1612

11921

City of Paramount

19093

34081

City of Pico Rivera

21241

33042

City of Pomona

52605

33736

City of Rancho Palos Verdes

5176

12108

City of Redondo Beach

10700

15576

City of Rolling Hills

199

10258

City of Rolling Hills Estates

1044

12868

City of Rosemead

11074

20007

City of San Dimas*

8264

23943

City of San Fernando

10585

43007

City of San Gabriel

7833

19126

City of San Marino

1540

11599

City of Santa Clarita

55537

25196

City of Santa Fe Springs

6446

35101

City of Santa Monica

18413

19918

City of Sierra Madre

1608

14633

City of Signal Hill

2923

24777

City of South El Monte

6634

31764

City of South Gate

38718

39446

City of South Pasadena

4323

16593

City of Temple City

6495

17816

City of Torrance

23828

15963

City of Vernon

313

149761

City of Walnut

5063

16583

City of West Covina

29913

27637

City of West Hollywood

8465

22909

City of Westlake Village

293

3505

City of Whittier

24130

27599

Los Angeles

1205359

29802

Los Angeles - Adams-Normandie

2645

32248

Los Angeles - Alsace

3607

28984

Los Angeles - Angeles National Forest

6

15000

Los Angeles - Angelino Heights

656

26219

Los Angeles - Arleta

13803

40160

Los Angeles - Atwater Village

3687

25140

Los Angeles - Baldwin Hills

7710

24771

Los Angeles - Bel Air

1609

19089

Los Angeles - Beverly Crest

2514

20072

Los Angeles - Beverlywood

3200

24292

Los Angeles - Boyle Heights*

33600

38672

Los Angeles - Brentwood

6041

19515

Los Angeles - Brookside

101

17384

Los Angeles - Cadillac-Corning

1883

26443

Los Angeles - Canoga Park

20504

31405

Los Angeles - Carthay

3095

21548

Los Angeles - Central

14983

38426

Los Angeles - Century City

2539

19848

Los Angeles - Century Palms/Cove

13591

40251

Los Angeles - Chatsworth

9661

26068

Los Angeles - Cheviot Hills

1793

19551

Los Angeles - Chinatown

2045

25496

Los Angeles - Cloverdale/Cochran

4156

28558

Los Angeles - Country Club Park

3735

24649

Los Angeles - Crenshaw District

4080

29503

Los Angeles - Crestview

2974

26161

Los Angeles - Del Rey

6271

20948

Los Angeles - Downtown*

12305

44734

Los Angeles - Eagle Rock

9708

24522

Los Angeles - East Hollywood

7525

25694

Los Angeles - Echo Park

3503

24572

Los Angeles - El Sereno

13531

32365

Los Angeles - Elysian Park

1417

24807

Los Angeles - Elysian Valley

2798

27510

Los Angeles - Encino

10891

24110

Los Angeles - Exposition

985

29615

Los Angeles - Exposition Park

14763

32867

Los Angeles - Faircrest Heights

929

25806

Los Angeles - Figueroa Park Square

3064

35134

Los Angeles - Florence-Firestone

19638

41391

Los Angeles - Glassell Park

8273

26177

Los Angeles - Gramercy Place

3241

30110

Los Angeles - Granada Hills

16509

28370

Los Angeles - Green Meadows

8609

40033

Los Angeles - Hancock Park

3554

20858

Los Angeles - Harbor City

7186

24720

Los Angeles - Harbor Gateway

12375

28383

Los Angeles - Harbor Pines

466

19344

Los Angeles - Harvard Heights

5236

29032

Los Angeles - Harvard Park

15129

39881

Los Angeles - Highland Park

13342

27571

Los Angeles - Historic Filipinotown

4351

31370

Los Angeles - Hollywood

16660

24409

Los Angeles - Hollywood Hills

5618

19087

Los Angeles - Hyde Park

9377

32854

Los Angeles - Jefferson Park

2551

31599

Los Angeles - Koreatown

13224

25582

Los Angeles - Lafayette Square

1274

27945

Los Angeles - Lake Balboa

12556

29749

Los Angeles - Lakeview Terrace

4673

35582

Los Angeles - Leimert Park

4395

28848

Los Angeles - Lincoln Heights

10266

31494

Los Angeles - Little Armenia

2477

30866

Los Angeles - Little Bangladesh

6992

24669

Los Angeles - Little Tokyo

1118

35685

Los Angeles - Longwood

1373

31901

Los Angeles - Los Feliz

4115

19044

Los Angeles - Manchester Square

2453

28737

Los Angeles - Mandeville Canyon

560

17926

Los Angeles - Mar Vista

7737

18217

Los Angeles - Marina Peninsula

715

16399

Los Angeles - Melrose

20758

26717

Los Angeles - Mid-city

3571

23759

Los Angeles - Miracle Mile

3645

20267

Los Angeles - Mission Hills

9571

39674

Los Angeles - Mt. Washington

6534

27062

Los Angeles - North Hills

20353

33054

Los Angeles - North Hollywood

47264

31214

Los Angeles - Northridge

19689

28209

Los Angeles - Pacific Palisades

3632

17059

Los Angeles - Pacoima

32446

42149

Los Angeles - Palisades Highlands

679

17655

Los Angeles - Palms

8487

19343

Los Angeles - Panorama City

27457

36488

Los Angeles - Park La Brea

2361

17386

Los Angeles - Pico-Union

14016

33497

Los Angeles - Playa Del Rey

432

13517

Los Angeles - Playa Vista

2426

22161

Los Angeles - Porter Ranch

7585

21313

Los Angeles - Rancho Park

1549

23613

Los Angeles - Regent Square

665

23921

Los Angeles - Reseda

25131

32801

Los Angeles - Reseda Ranch

1441

31083

Los Angeles - Reynier Village

897

21216

Los Angeles - San Pedro*

20088

25741

Los Angeles - Shadow Hills

1009

22715

Los Angeles - Sherman Oaks

19839

22737

Los Angeles - Silverlake

10113

22941

Los Angeles - South Carthay

2401

22662

Los Angeles - South Park

14963

39417

Los Angeles - St Elmo Village

1556

33944

Los Angeles - Studio City

4952

22068

Los Angeles - Sun Valley

19046

36290

Los Angeles - Sunland

5216

25559

Los Angeles - Sycamore Square

129

19938

Los Angeles - Sylmar*

34085

41366

Los Angeles - Tarzana

7928

25677

Los Angeles - Temple-Beaudry

11261

28522

Los Angeles - Thai Town

2263

23071

Los Angeles - Toluca Lake

1807

20761

Los Angeles - Toluca Terrace

366

28025

Los Angeles - Toluca Woods

348

18730

Los Angeles - Tujunga

6901

24815

Los Angeles - University Hills

734

21406

Los Angeles - University Park

9544

34761

Los Angeles - Valley Glen

8945

29801

Los Angeles - Valley Village

6248

25275

Los Angeles - Van Nuys*

30963

33224

Los Angeles - Venice

6925

20437

Los Angeles - Vermont Knolls

6236

36256

Los Angeles - Vermont Square

3162

41296

Los Angeles - Vermont Vista

15666

38037

Los Angeles - Vernon Central

21923

42161

Los Angeles - Victoria Park

2342

27884

Los Angeles - View Heights

780

21115

Los Angeles - Watts

16423

38485

Los Angeles - Wellington Square

1454

29583

Los Angeles - West Adams

8885

32157

Los Angeles - West Hills

9109

22466

Los Angeles - West Los Angeles

8053

21397

Los Angeles - West Vernon

20622

38442

Los Angeles - Westchester

9384

18185

Los Angeles - Westlake

17337

29209

Los Angeles - Westwood

11227

20749

Los Angeles - Wholesale District*

16871

46697

Los Angeles - Wilmington

19614

34723

Los Angeles - Wilshire Center

13288

26486

Los Angeles - Winnetka

15629

30180

Los Angeles - Woodland Hills

15188

22317

Unincorporated - Acton

1544

19370

Unincorporated - Agua Dulce

794

19096

Unincorporated - Altadena

8631

19787

Unincorporated - Anaverde

329

21817

Unincorporated - Angeles National Forest

75

6024

Unincorporated - Arcadia

1494

18719

Unincorporated - Athens-Westmont

14433

34006

Unincorporated - Athens Village

2300

46968

Unincorporated - Avocado Heights

2244

33122

Unincorporated - Azusa

5015

31495

Unincorporated - Bassett

4851

32739

Unincorporated - Bouquet Canyon

150

13979

Unincorporated - Bradbury

72

66667

Unincorporated - Canyon Country

2686

34757

Unincorporated - Castaic*

7329

26954

Unincorporated - Cerritos

147

25043

Unincorporated - Charter Oak

2

10000

Unincorporated - Claremont

102

14530

Unincorporated - Covina

4877

28997

Unincorporated - Covina (Charter Oak)

3649

27762

Unincorporated - Del Aire

923

21011

Unincorporated - Del Rey

97

30503

Unincorporated - Del Sur

546

22609

Unincorporated - Desert View Highlands

754

30245

Unincorporated - Duarte

1534

34643

Unincorporated - East Covina

76

23100

Unincorporated - East La Mirada

1229

23224

Unincorporated - East Lancaster

38

33333

Unincorporated - East Los Angeles

48505

38721

Unincorporated - East Pasadena

330

5154

Unincorporated - East Rancho Dominguez

5124

33473

Unincorporated - East Whittier

1100

20731

Unincorporated - El Camino Village

1911

21738

Unincorporated - El Monte

51

35172

Unincorporated - Elizabeth Lake

210

12643

Unincorporated - Florence-Firestone

26531

41003

Unincorporated - Franklin Canyon

1

8333

Unincorporated - Glendora

169

25606

Unincorporated - Hacienda Heights

12015

21484

Unincorporated - Harbor Gateway

4

400000

Unincorporated - Hawthorne

613

24383

Unincorporated - Hi Vista

135

12295

Unincorporated - Kagel/Lopez Canyons

544

38527

Unincorporated - La Crescenta-Montrose

3008

15191

Unincorporated - La Habra Heights

17

2515

Unincorporated - La Rambla

614

29590

Unincorporated - La Verne*

520

25490

Unincorporated - Ladera Heights

1335

18880

Unincorporated - Lake Hughes

150

22455

Unincorporated - Lake Los Angeles

3462

26643

Unincorporated - Lake Manor

356

21668

Unincorporated - Lakewood

1

877

Unincorporated - Lennox

6470

28702

Unincorporated - Leona Valley

262

14963

Unincorporated - Littlerock

1201

29868

Unincorporated - Littlerock/Juniper Hills

279

21511

Unincorporated - Littlerock/Pearblossom

1044

29252

Unincorporated - Llano

101

11517

Unincorporated - Marina del Rey

1771

18818

Unincorporated - Miracle Mile

0

0

Unincorporated - Monrovia

888

22881

Unincorporated - Newhall

87

39545

Unincorporated - North Lancaster

344

28715

Unincorporated - North Whittier

2439

29175

Unincorporated - Northeast San Gabriel

4230

17599

Unincorporated - Padua Hills

26

12093

Unincorporated - Palmdale

217

25772

Unincorporated - Palos Verdes Peninsula

68

10950

Unincorporated - Pearblossom/Llano

324

16564

Unincorporated - Pellissier Village

298

48142

Unincorporated - Placerita Canyon

15

3261

Unincorporated - Pomona

141

7276

Unincorporated - Quartz Hill

3145

24369

Unincorporated - Rancho Dominguez

943

35438

Unincorporated - Roosevelt

218

23416

Unincorporated - Rosewood

397

30871

Unincorporated - Rosewood/East Gardena

416

34870

Unincorporated - Rosewood/West Rancho Dominguez

1090

32431

Unincorporated - Rowland Heights

9021

17681

Unincorporated - San Clemente Island

0

0

Unincorporated - San Francisquito Canyon/Bouquet Canyon

36

4196

Unincorporated - San Jose Hills

6462

31957

Unincorporated - San Pasqual

66

3243

Unincorporated - Sand Canyon

49

15909

Unincorporated - Santa Catalina Island

628

235206

Unincorporated - Santa Monica Mountains*

2951

15848

Unincorporated - Saugus

326

210323

Unincorporated - Saugus/Canyon Country

91

25562

Unincorporated - South Antelope Valley

91

20000

Unincorporated - South El Monte

626

34875

Unincorporated - South San Gabriel

2067

23361

Unincorporated - South Whittier

17448

29462

Unincorporated - Southeast Antelope Valley

186

23816

Unincorporated - Stevenson Ranch

4280

20414

Unincorporated - Sun Village

1819

30136

Unincorporated - Sunrise Village

423

32639

Unincorporated - Twin Lakes/Oat Mountain

315

18999

Unincorporated - Val Verde

869

26262

Unincorporated - Valencia

708

23047

Unincorporated - Valinda

7571

32395

Unincorporated - View Park/Windsor Hills

2584

22209

Unincorporated - Walnut Park

6160

38159

Unincorporated - West Antelope Valley

135

8934

Unincorporated - West Carson

5683

25731

Unincorporated - West Chatsworth

4

33333

Unincorporated - West LA

584

61345

Unincorporated - West Puente Valley

3259

33137

Unincorporated - West Rancho Dominguez

396

29139

Unincorporated - West Whittier/Los Nietos

8376

31109

Unincorporated - Westfield/Academy Hills

174

13385

Unincorporated - Westhills

132

15733

Unincorporated - White Fence Farms

733

19902

Unincorporated - Whittier

759

20058

Unincorporated - Whittier Narrows

65

541667

Unincorporated - Willowbrook

13861

39702

Unincorporated - Wiseburn

1457

24175

- Under Investigation

68923





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