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For Immediate Release:

May 25, 2022

Positive Cases at K-12 Schools Continue to Rise, Families and Staff Should Take Safety Precautions to Prevent Spread - 4,202 New Positive Cases and 6 New Deaths Due to COVID-19 in Los Angeles County

With cases and outbreaks remaining high and many opportunities over the Memorial Day Holiday to gather, staff, students, and their families are encouraged to layer in safety measures to prevent spreading COVID at schools when they return.

The number of cases among students and staff has more than doubled in one month. For the week ending May 15, there were a total of 5,918 positive cases at schools across the county, of which 4,723 were among students and 1,195 among staff. A month prior, for the week ending April 17, there were 2,742 positive cases, of which 2,159 were among students and 583 among staff.

School-associated outbreaks, where there is documented transmission among students and staff, remain high. For the week ending May 21, there were 16 outbreaks. Large outbreaks at a small number of schools have been associated with proms, school events and performances, and field trips, with cases per outbreak ranging from 25-80 among students and staff.

While transmission in the community remains high, it is important to layer in additional protective measures, especially when gathering for end-of-school year events, to keep school communities as safe as possible. Public Health urges everyone to wear a well-fitting mask when indoors, especially at any indoor school or sporting events. Those attending large celebratory school events should test before attending, and if positive for COVID, remain home away from others.

With vaccinations providing the best protection against illness and hospitalizations, parents are urged to make sure that they and their children are up-to-date on their vaccinations and boosters. This week, there are 221 school vaccine clinics scheduled. These sites offer pediatric doses and boosters for children ages five to eleven, along with vaccines and boosters for older children and adults. Last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention approved a single booster dose for children ages five through 11 years of age, at least five months after completing a primary series.

For information, go to VaccinateLACounty.com or VacunateLosAngeles.com (Spanish) and go to the How to Get Vaccinated webpage, or call the COVID-19 information line at (833) 540-0473 between the hours of 8 AM and 8:30 PM seven days a week.

Additionally, with Memorial Day and the start of the summer travel season just around the corner, there are a few simple things that reduce the chance of getting or spreading COVID-19 while traveling. If you’re traveling domestically, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now recommends that you get a COVID-19 test as close to the time of your departure as possible, regardless of your vaccination status. The test should be taken no more than three days before your departure.

The CDC also recommends that you test after travel if your trip involved situations with greater risk of exposure such as being in crowded places or events while not wearing a well-fitting mask or respirator. Since most travel involves spending time in transit hubs, testing after travel is recommended for everyone by Public Health. Please remember that, while in LA County, everyone is required to be masked on public transit and indoor public transit corridors including airport terminals and train and subway stations.

Students and staff who traveled or gathered with many other people during the holiday break are encouraged to test themselves before heading back to school next Tuesday. Many schools are distributing test kits to students this week to make it easier for students and staff to test.

“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. “While we recognize that many children who test positive experience mild illness, national trends are showing increases in cases and hospitalization rates for children and more concerns about long term impacts of even mild infection in children. We encourage parents, students, teachers, and staff, during this time of high transmission with the most infectious strains seen to date, to wear a mask when indoors and get vaccinated and boosted when eligible. For those who are asymptomatic and returning to school after an exposure to a known case, masking is required through Day 10 from the date of your last exposure, along with testing between days three and five. If we can all do our best to protect each other, and those who are more vulnerable to severe illness or death, we can safely celebrate the end of the school year and enjoy the beginning of summer.”

Today, Public Health reported six additional deaths and 4,202 new positive cases. Of the six new deaths reported today, one was between the ages of 65-79 and four were aged 80 years or older. Of the six newly reported deaths, one had an underlying health condition. Information on the one death reported by the City of Long Beach can be found at longbeach.gov. To date, the total number of deaths in L.A. County is 32,101.

Public Health has reported a total of 2,949,830 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of L.A. County. Today’s positivity rate is 3.8%.

There are 410 people with COVID-19 currently hospitalized. Testing results are available for more than 11,983,725 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

2,949,830

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

2,791,442

-- Long Beach

128,549

-- Pasadena

29,839

Deaths

32,101

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

30,412

-- Long Beach

1,275

-- Pasadena

414

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

- 0 to 4

85719

- 5 to 11

247980

- 12 to 17

242621

- 18 to 29

621488

- 30 to 49

891451

- 50 to 64

461419

- 65 to 79

180293

- over 80

58398

- Under Investigation

2073

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

- Female

1421938

- Male

1291580

- Other

1245

- Under Investigation

76679

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

- American Indian/Alaska Native

5131

- Asian

178951

- Black

140459

- Hispanic/Latino

1256121

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

14145

- White

369034

- Other

309627

- Under Investigation

517974

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

- Hospitalized (Ever)***

138,766

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

- American Indian/Alaska Native

73

- Asian

3800

- Black

2817

- Hispanic/Latino

15620

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

112

- White

7592

- Other

309

- Under Investigation

89

CITY / COMMUNITY**

Cases

Case Rate

City of Agoura Hills

4486

21482

City of Alhambra

17937

20683

City of Arcadia

8715

15090

City of Artesia

4325

25752

City of Avalon

64

1654

City of Azusa

14030

28038

City of Baldwin Park

23351

30417

City of Bell

14137

38911

City of Bell Gardens

14326

33261

City of Bellflower

23852

30684

City of Beverly Hills

8936

25886

City of Bradbury

67

6268

City of Burbank

23818

22222

City of Calabasas

4309

17716

City of Carson

26560

28302

City of Cerritos

8965

17906

City of Claremont

7433

20373

City of Commerce*

4606

35244

City of Compton

33546

33578

City of Covina

15060

30715

City of Cudahy

10178

41804

City of Culver City

8106

20334

City of Diamond Bar

9670

16813

City of Downey

36798

32205

City of Duarte

5369

24387

City of El Monte

33660

28703

City of El Segundo

3049

18164

City of Gardena

16844

27473

City of Glendale

46187

22367

City of Glendora

12175

23074

City of Hawaiian Gardens

4238

28877

City of Hawthorne

23280

26220

City of Hermosa Beach

3609

18348

City of Hidden Hills

286

15132

City of Huntington Park

22391

37642

City of Industry

411

94050

City of Inglewood

30215

26602

City of Irwindale

541

37080

City of La Canada Flintridge

3208

15503

City of La Habra Heights

168

3080

City of La Mirada

10849

21873

City of La Puente

12934

31781

City of La Verne

7287

21895

City of Lakewood

19786

24621

City of Lancaster*

51776

32046

City of Lawndale

8366

24888

City of Lomita

4506

21738

City of Lynwood*

25152

34911

City of Malibu

2282

17607

City of Manhattan Beach

5499

15275

City of Maywood

10720

38219

City of Monrovia

8624

22227

City of Montebello

19668

30552

City of Monterey Park

12213

19615

City of Norwalk

33858

31460

City of Palmdale

53966

33948

City of Palos Verdes Estates

1649

12195

City of Paramount

19202

34275

City of Pico Rivera

21432

33340

City of Pomona

52969

33970

City of Rancho Palos Verdes

5320

12445

City of Redondo Beach

10998

16009

City of Rolling Hills

203

10464

City of Rolling Hills Estates

1073

13226

City of Rosemead

11209

20251

City of San Dimas*

8385

24293

City of San Fernando

10671

43357

City of San Gabriel

7953

19419

City of San Marino

1589

11968

City of Santa Clarita

56349

25564

City of Santa Fe Springs

6483

35303

City of Santa Monica

18991

20543

City of Sierra Madre

1646

14979

City of Signal Hill

2968

25159

City of South El Monte

6667

31922

City of South Gate

39017

39750

City of South Pasadena

4429

17000

City of Temple City

6635

18201

City of Torrance

24348

16312

City of Vernon

316

151196

City of Walnut

5159

16897

City of West Covina

30270

27967

City of West Hollywood

8659

23434

City of Westlake Village

300

3589

City of Whittier

24370

27873

Los Angeles

1220434

30174

Los Angeles - Adams-Normandie

2666

32504

Los Angeles - Alsace

3644

29281

Los Angeles - Angeles National Forest

6

15000

Los Angeles - Angelino Heights

668

26699

Los Angeles - Arleta

13913

40480

Los Angeles - Atwater Village

3762

25651

Los Angeles - Baldwin Hills

7819

25121

Los Angeles - Bel Air

1667

19777

Los Angeles - Beverly Crest

2565

20479

Los Angeles - Beverlywood

3257

24725

Los Angeles - Boyle Heights*

33825

38931

Los Angeles - Brentwood

6234

20139

Los Angeles - Brookside

110

18933

Los Angeles - Cadillac-Corning

1910

26822

Los Angeles - Canoga Park

20715

31728

Los Angeles - Carthay

3164

22029

Los Angeles - Central

15044

38582

Los Angeles - Century City

2604

20356

Los Angeles - Century Palms/Cove

13654

40437

Los Angeles - Chatsworth

9841

26554

Los Angeles - Cheviot Hills

1859

20270

Los Angeles - Chinatown

2084

25982

Los Angeles - Cloverdale/Cochran

4199

28853

Los Angeles - Country Club Park

3787

24992

Los Angeles - Crenshaw District

4134

29894

Los Angeles - Crestview

3026

26619

Los Angeles - Del Rey

6404

21392

Los Angeles - Downtown*

12531

45556

Los Angeles - Eagle Rock

9934

25093

Los Angeles - East Hollywood

7604

25964

Los Angeles - Echo Park

3560

24972

Los Angeles - El Sereno

13671

32699

Los Angeles - Elysian Park

1440

25210

Los Angeles - Elysian Valley

2846

27982

Los Angeles - Encino

11129

24637

Los Angeles - Exposition

1012

30427

Los Angeles - Exposition Park

14918

33212

Los Angeles - Faircrest Heights

941

26139

Los Angeles - Figueroa Park Square

3093

35466

Los Angeles - Florence-Firestone

19732

41589

Los Angeles - Glassell Park

8421

26645

Los Angeles - Gramercy Place

3269

30370

Los Angeles - Granada Hills

16737

28762

Los Angeles - Green Meadows

8648

40214

Los Angeles - Hancock Park

3640

21363

Los Angeles - Harbor City

7301

25115

Los Angeles - Harbor Gateway

12508

28688

Los Angeles - Harbor Pines

472

19593

Los Angeles - Harvard Heights

5277

29260

Los Angeles - Harvard Park

15236

40163

Los Angeles - Highland Park

13535

27970

Los Angeles - Historic Filipinotown

4412

31810

Los Angeles - Hollywood

16930

24804

Los Angeles - Hollywood Hills

5761

19573

Los Angeles - Hyde Park

9473

33191

Los Angeles - Jefferson Park

2592

32107

Los Angeles - Koreatown

13379

25882

Los Angeles - Lafayette Square

1291

28318

Los Angeles - Lake Balboa

12724

30147

Los Angeles - Lakeview Terrace

4720

35940

Los Angeles - Leimert Park

4449

29202

Los Angeles - Lincoln Heights

10389

31871

Los Angeles - Little Armenia

2505

31215

Los Angeles - Little Bangladesh

7081

24983

Los Angeles - Little Tokyo

1135

36227

Los Angeles - Longwood

1384

32156

Los Angeles - Los Feliz

4229

19571

Los Angeles - Manchester Square

2478

29030

Los Angeles - Mandeville Canyon

583

18662

Los Angeles - Mar Vista

7949

18716

Los Angeles - Marina Peninsula

740

16972

Los Angeles - Melrose

21055

27099

Los Angeles - Mid-city

3632

24165

Los Angeles - Miracle Mile

3736

20773

Los Angeles - Mission Hills

9686

40151

Los Angeles - Mt. Washington

6616

27401

Los Angeles - North Hills

20543

33363

Los Angeles - North Hollywood

47748

31533

Los Angeles - Northridge

19991

28642

Los Angeles - Pacific Palisades

3761

17665

Los Angeles - Pacoima

32629

42387

Los Angeles - Palisades Highlands

710

18461

Los Angeles - Palms

8699

19826

Los Angeles - Panorama City

27652

36747

Los Angeles - Park La Brea

2413

17769

Los Angeles - Pico-Union

14113

33729

Los Angeles - Playa Del Rey

446

13955

Los Angeles - Playa Vista

2522

23038

Los Angeles - Porter Ranch

7762

21811

Los Angeles - Rancho Park

1604

24451

Los Angeles - Regent Square

678

24388

Los Angeles - Reseda

25405

33158

Los Angeles - Reseda Ranch

1455

31385

Los Angeles - Reynier Village

922

21807

Los Angeles - San Pedro*

20385

26122

Los Angeles - Shadow Hills

1020

22963

Los Angeles - Sherman Oaks

20345

23317

Los Angeles - Silverlake

10325

23422

Los Angeles - South Carthay

2444

23067

Los Angeles - South Park

15039

39617

Los Angeles - St Elmo Village

1565

34140

Los Angeles - Studio City

5070

22594

Los Angeles - Sun Valley

19193

36570

Los Angeles - Sunland

5289

25916

Los Angeles - Sycamore Square

133

20556

Los Angeles - Sylmar*

34458

41819

Los Angeles - Tarzana

8054

26085

Los Angeles - Temple-Beaudry

11383

28831

Los Angeles - Thai Town

2309

23540

Los Angeles - Toluca Lake

1837

21105

Los Angeles - Toluca Terrace

368

28178

Los Angeles - Toluca Woods

358

19268

Los Angeles - Tujunga

6983

25110

Los Angeles - University Hills

738

21522

Los Angeles - University Park

9653

35158

Los Angeles - Valley Glen

9055

30167

Los Angeles - Valley Village

6385

25829

Los Angeles - Van Nuys*

31193

33471

Los Angeles - Venice

7125

21027

Los Angeles - Vermont Knolls

6278

36500

Los Angeles - Vermont Square

3188

41635

Los Angeles - Vermont Vista

15747

38234

Los Angeles - Vernon Central

22014

42336

Los Angeles - Victoria Park

2357

28063

Los Angeles - View Heights

791

21413

Los Angeles - Watts

16517

38705

Los Angeles - Wellington Square

1466

29827

Los Angeles - West Adams

8967

32454

Los Angeles - West Hills

9310

22962

Los Angeles - West Los Angeles

8266

21963

Los Angeles - West Vernon

20779

38735

Los Angeles - Westchester

9683

18764

Los Angeles - Westlake

17493

29472

Los Angeles - Westwood

11756

21727

Los Angeles - Wholesale District*

16717

46270

Los Angeles - Wilmington

19748

34960

Los Angeles - Wilshire Center

13446

26801

Los Angeles - Winnetka

15815

30539

Los Angeles - Woodland Hills

15499

22774

Unincorporated - Acton

1555

19508

Unincorporated - Agua Dulce

798

19192

Unincorporated - Altadena

8760

20083

Unincorporated - Anaverde

331

21950

Unincorporated - Angeles National Forest

76

6104

Unincorporated - Arcadia

1521

19058

Unincorporated - Athens-Westmont

14542

34263

Unincorporated - Athens Village

2333

47641

Unincorporated - Avocado Heights

2266

33446

Unincorporated - Azusa

5040

31652

Unincorporated - Bassett

4893

33023

Unincorporated - Bouquet Canyon

151

14073

Unincorporated - Bradbury

72

66667

Unincorporated - Canyon Country

2716

35145

Unincorporated - Castaic*

7783

28623

Unincorporated - Cerritos

148

25213

Unincorporated - Charter Oak

2

10000

Unincorporated - Claremont

103

14672

Unincorporated - Covina

4931

29318

Unincorporated - Covina (Charter Oak)

3701

28157

Unincorporated - Del Aire

946

21534

Unincorporated - Del Rey

99

31132

Unincorporated - Del Sur

554

22940

Unincorporated - Desert View Highlands

758

30405

Unincorporated - Duarte

1543

34846

Unincorporated - East Covina

76

23100

Unincorporated - East La Mirada

1243

23488

Unincorporated - East Lancaster

43

37719

Unincorporated - East Los Angeles

48824

38975

Unincorporated - East Pasadena

332

5185

Unincorporated - East Rancho Dominguez

5144

33603

Unincorporated - East Whittier

1117

21052

Unincorporated - El Camino Village

1925

21897

Unincorporated - El Monte

51

35172

Unincorporated - Elizabeth Lake

213

12824

Unincorporated - Florence-Firestone

26659

41201

Unincorporated - Franklin Canyon

1

8333

Unincorporated - Glendora

169

25606

Unincorporated - Hacienda Heights

12223

21856

Unincorporated - Harbor Gateway

4

400000

Unincorporated - Hawthorne

619

24622

Unincorporated - Hi Vista

134

12204

Unincorporated - Kagel/Lopez Canyons

545

38598

Unincorporated - La Crescenta-Montrose

3075

15530

Unincorporated - La Habra Heights

17

2515

Unincorporated - La Rambla

617

29735

Unincorporated - La Verne*

525

25735

Unincorporated - Ladera Heights

1365

19304

Unincorporated - Lake Hughes

151

22605

Unincorporated - Lake Los Angeles

3477

26759

Unincorporated - Lake Manor

361

21972

Unincorporated - Lakewood

1

877

Unincorporated - Lennox

6513

28893

Unincorporated - Leona Valley

264

15077

Unincorporated - Littlerock

1208

30042

Unincorporated - Littlerock/Juniper Hills

280

21588

Unincorporated - Littlerock/Pearblossom

1046

29308

Unincorporated - Llano

101

11517

Unincorporated - Marina del Rey

1825

19392

Unincorporated - Miracle Mile

0

0

Unincorporated - Monrovia

900

23190

Unincorporated - Newhall

87

39545

Unincorporated - North Lancaster

345

28798

Unincorporated - North Whittier

2467

29510

Unincorporated - Northeast San Gabriel

4302

17898

Unincorporated - Padua Hills

27

12558

Unincorporated - Palmdale

217

25772

Unincorporated - Palos Verdes Peninsula

71

11433

Unincorporated - Pearblossom/Llano

327

16718

Unincorporated - Pellissier Village

302

48788

Unincorporated - Placerita Canyon

15

3261

Unincorporated - Pomona

144

7430

Unincorporated - Quartz Hill

3170

24562

Unincorporated - Rancho Dominguez

953

35814

Unincorporated - Roosevelt

224

24060

Unincorporated - Rosewood

401

31182

Unincorporated - Rosewood/East Gardena

424

35541

Unincorporated - Rosewood/West Rancho Dominguez

1101

32758

Unincorporated - Rowland Heights

9165

17963

Unincorporated - San Clemente Island

0

0

Unincorporated - San Francisquito Canyon/Bouquet Canyon

36

4196

Unincorporated - San Jose Hills

6498

32135

Unincorporated - San Pasqual

66

3243

Unincorporated - Sand Canyon

49

15909

Unincorporated - Santa Catalina Island

639

239326

Unincorporated - Santa Monica Mountains*

3004

16132

Unincorporated - Saugus

332

214194

Unincorporated - Saugus/Canyon Country

92

25843

Unincorporated - South Antelope Valley

94

20659

Unincorporated - South El Monte

630

35097

Unincorporated - South San Gabriel

2091

23632

Unincorporated - South Whittier

17564

29658

Unincorporated - Southeast Antelope Valley

188

24072

Unincorporated - Stevenson Ranch

4373

20858

Unincorporated - Sun Village

1830

30318

Unincorporated - Sunrise Village

424

32716

Unincorporated - Twin Lakes/Oat Mountain

322

19421

Unincorporated - Val Verde

879

26564

Unincorporated - Valencia

720

23438

Unincorporated - Valinda

7642

32699

Unincorporated - View Park/Windsor Hills

2638

22673

Unincorporated - Walnut Park

6214

38493

Unincorporated - West Antelope Valley

136

9001

Unincorporated - West Carson

5771

26130

Unincorporated - West Chatsworth

4

33333

Unincorporated - West LA

597

62710

Unincorporated - West Puente Valley

3275

33299

Unincorporated - West Rancho Dominguez

399

29360

Unincorporated - West Whittier/Los Nietos

8449

31380

Unincorporated - Westfield/Academy Hills

176

13538

Unincorporated - Westhills

134

15971

Unincorporated - White Fence Farms

737

20011

Unincorporated - Whittier

764

20190

Unincorporated - Whittier Narrows

65

541667

Unincorporated - Willowbrook

13921

39873

Unincorporated - Wiseburn

1484

24623

- Under Investigation

68599

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