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For Immediate Release:

June 21, 2022

Although COVID-19 Cases Appear to Stabilize, Transmission in LA County Remains High - 2,294 New Positive Cases and 2 New Deaths Due to COVID-19 in Los Angeles County

Although cases appear to stabilize, COVID transmission in LA County remains high due to highly infectious Omicron variant sublineages. With high transmission, Public Health continues to encourage caution and the layering of protections, such as masking, testing, and staying away from others if you are sick. These safety measures remain essential to slowing the spread.

The Omicron variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus continued to account for all positive cases for sequenced specimens collected through the week ending May 28, as 90% of specimens testing positive were the BA.2 subvariant of Omicron, and its sublineages. The original BA.2 subvariant, and the BA.2.3 sublineage, continued to decrease. The BA.2.12.1 sublineage remains, by far, the predominant sublineage of BA.2, accounting for over 58% of positive sequenced specimens for the week ending May 28.

While the highly infectious BA.4 and BA.5 subvariants of Omicron continue to remain at low levels in LA County, increased numbers of new cases are detected every week. To date, we have detected a total of 98 positive, sequenced specimens of these two subvariants - 57 of BA.4 and 41 of BA.5. For the week ending May 28, these two subvariants combined accounted for 7.5% of positive specimens, with BA.4 accounting for 3.5%, and BA.5 accounting for 4%.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that across the country, as of the week of June 11, the BA.4 and BA.5 subvariants of Omicron combined accounted for just under 22% of specimens, a large increase from 1% a month ago. They appear increasingly able to outcompete the BA.2 subvariant and its sublineages.

The number of daily new cases remains high but has stabilized. Over the last seven days the average number of daily new cases reported was 4,260, an 11% decrease from one week ago when the average number of daily new cases reported was 4,788. Additionally, the average case rate also decreased by 11% to 42 new cases per 100,000 people from one week ago when there were 47 new cases per 100,000 people. Despite these metrics stabilizing, the test positivity rate has now increased to 10.6%, a 63% increase from one week ago when the test positivity rate was 6.5%. This increase in the test positivity rate likely reflects the significant reduction, with the end of the school year, in the volume of routine testing. As a result, a greater proportion of the testing is for individuals with symptoms and/or exposures, leading to a higher test positivity rate.

The highly infectious variants and sublineages continue to fuel the number of people severely ill and needing to be hospitalized, although the increase in hospitalizations appear to be slowing. Over the last seven days, the average number of COVID-positive patients per day in LA County hospitals was 636, only a 10% increase from one week ago when the average number of COVID-positive patients per day was 583.

Deaths, which typically lag hospitalizations by several weeks are remaining low and stable with an average of five deaths reported per day this past week.

With pediatric vaccines for children as young as 6 months old approved by the CDC, the vaccines will be widely available across the county beginning tomorrow.

The CDC approved the Pfizer-BioNTech’s three-dose vaccine for children age 6 months through 4 years, and Moderna’s two-dose vaccines for children age 6 months through age 5.

In LA County, more than 900 vaccination sites are scheduled to offer the vaccines to these youngest children including more than 500 mobile sites, 200 pharmacies and seven Public Health Points of Dispensing (PODs). Because some of the pharmacy sites are only licensed to vaccinate children age 3 and older, parents are encouraged to reach out ahead of time to verify hours and availability.

Parents can also visit the Public Health website at VaccinateLACounty.com or

VacunateLosAngeles.com (Spanish) to learn about locations, and schedules for clinics offering these and other COVID-19 vaccines. Parents are highly encouraged to call ahead of time to ensure vaccine availability.

For those who have any questions about vaccine safety and effectiveness, please reach out to your pediatrician or clinician or speak with a Public Health staff member at the COVID-19 call center, 1-833-540-0473 between the hours of 8 am and 8:30 pm seven days a week.

“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 several COVID metrics appear to be stabilizing or even slightly decreasing, transmission remains high and Public Health continues strongly encouraging residents and businesses to use caution and the safety protections that we know can slow the spread. The most important steps we can take is for the whole family to get vaccinated or boosted, if eligible, including the youngest members of the household who can now get vaccinated. Residents should also wear a mask indoors when around others, and get tested if they feel sick, were exposed, or are gathering with others. If we keep taking these protections, we can protect one another and begin reducing transmission.”

Today, Public Health reported two additional deaths and 2,294 new positive cases. Of the two new deaths reported today, two people were aged 80 years or older. Of the two newly reported deaths, all had underlying health conditions. To date, the total number of deaths in L.A. County is 32,263.

Public Health has reported a total of 3,071,314 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of L.A. County. Today’s positivity rate is 10.6%.

There are 664 people with COVID-19 currently hospitalized. Testing results are available for more than 12,130,101 individuals, with 23% 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:

Always check with trusted sources for the latest accurate information about novel coronavirus:

For more information:

Total Cases

Laboratory Confirmed Cases

3,071,314

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

2,906,918

-- Long Beach

132,943

-- Pasadena

31,453

Deaths

32,263

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

30,565

-- Long Beach

1,282

-- Pasadena

416

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

- 0 to 4

89299

- 5 to 11

257286

- 12 to 17

252219

- 18 to 29

645033

- 30 to 49

929594

- 50 to 64

481355

- 65 to 79

189110

- over 80

60889

- Under Investigation

2133

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

- Female

1483851

- Male

1342811

- Other

1317

- Under Investigation

78939

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

- American Indian/Alaska Native

5357

- Asian

193483

- Black

146440

- Hispanic/Latino

1292202

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

14779

- White

390328

- Other

323964

- Under Investigation

540365

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

- Hospitalized (Ever)***

140,930

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

- American Indian/Alaska Native

72

- Asian

3827

- Black

2842

- Hispanic/Latino

15658

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

113

- White

7660

- Other

304

- Under Investigation

89

CITY / COMMUNITY**

Cases

Case Rate

City of Agoura Hills

5086

24355

City of Alhambra

18981

21887

City of Arcadia

9428

16324

City of Artesia

4548

27079

City of Avalon

64

1654

City of Azusa

14520

29017

City of Baldwin Park

24132

31435

City of Bell

14532

39998

City of Bell Gardens

14664

34046

City of Bellflower

24755

31845

City of Beverly Hills

9466

27422

City of Bradbury

67

6268

City of Burbank

25337

23640

City of Calabasas

4595

18892

City of Carson

27952

29785

City of Cerritos

9701

19376

City of Claremont

7791

21355

City of Commerce*

4728

36177

City of Compton

34365

34398

City of Covina

15585

31785

City of Cudahy

10458

42954

City of Culver City

8739

21921

City of Diamond Bar

10303

17914

City of Downey

38137

33377

City of Duarte

5624

25545

City of El Monte

34630

29530

City of El Segundo

3300

19659

City of Gardena

17695

28862

City of Glendale

48250

23366

City of Glendora

12706

24081

City of Hawaiian Gardens

4337

29552

City of Hawthorne

24142

27191

City of Hermosa Beach

3831

19476

City of Hidden Hills

318

16825

City of Huntington Park

22928

38545

City of Industry

430

98398

City of Inglewood

31266

27527

City of Irwindale

564

38657

City of La Canada Flintridge

3464

16740

City of La Habra Heights

171

3135

City of La Mirada

11304

22791

City of La Puente

13325

32742

City of La Verne

7613

22874

City of Lakewood

20955

26076

City of Lancaster*

53281

32977

City of Lawndale

8701

25885

City of Lomita

4795

23132

City of Lynwood*

25847

35875

City of Malibu

2423

18695

City of Manhattan Beach

5916

16434

City of Maywood

10983

39156

City of Monrovia

9035

23286

City of Montebello

20380

31658

City of Monterey Park

13001

20881

City of Norwalk

34922

32449

City of Palmdale

55427

34867

City of Palos Verdes Estates

1756

12986

City of Paramount

19645

35066

City of Pico Rivera

22237

34592

City of Pomona

54339

34848

City of Rancho Palos Verdes

5768

13493

City of Redondo Beach

11935

17373

City of Rolling Hills

221

11392

City of Rolling Hills Estates

1147

14138

City of Rosemead

11830

21373

City of San Dimas*

8779

25435

City of San Fernando

10979

44608

City of San Gabriel

8452

20638

City of San Marino

1783

13429

City of Santa Clarita

59019

26775

City of Santa Fe Springs

6700

36484

City of Santa Monica

20613

22297

City of Sierra Madre

1751

15934

City of Signal Hill

3151

26710

City of South El Monte

6856

32827

City of South Gate

40246

41002

City of South Pasadena

4777

18336

City of Temple City

7128

19553

City of Torrance

26139

17511

City of Vernon

322

154067

City of Walnut

5555

18194

City of West Covina

31638

29231

City of West Hollywood

9195

24884

City of Westlake Village

317

3792

City of Whittier

25405

29057

Los Angeles

1271322

31433

Los Angeles - Adams-Normandie

2747

33492

Los Angeles - Alsace

3827

30751

Los Angeles - Angeles National Forest

6

15000

Los Angeles - Angelino Heights

693

27698

Los Angeles - Arleta

14367

41801

Los Angeles - Atwater Village

3964

27029

Los Angeles - Baldwin Hills

8197

26336

Los Angeles - Bel Air

1837

21794

Los Angeles - Beverly Crest

2771

22124

Los Angeles - Beverlywood

3457

26243

Los Angeles - Boyle Heights*

34742

39987

Los Angeles - Brentwood

6784

21916

Los Angeles - Brookside

118

20310

Los Angeles - Cadillac-Corning

2008

28198

Los Angeles - Canoga Park

21440

32839

Los Angeles - Carthay

3397

23651

Los Angeles - Central

15335

39329

Los Angeles - Century City

2845

22240

Los Angeles - Century Palms/Cove

13967

41364

Los Angeles - Chatsworth

10330

27873

Los Angeles - Cheviot Hills

2003

21841

Los Angeles - Chinatown

2212

27578

Los Angeles - Cloverdale/Cochran

4356

29932

Los Angeles - Country Club Park

3981

26272

Los Angeles - Crenshaw District

4337

31362

Los Angeles - Crestview

3177

27947

Los Angeles - Del Rey

6817

22772

Los Angeles - Downtown*

13091

47592

Los Angeles - Eagle Rock

10640

26876

Los Angeles - East Hollywood

7885

26923

Los Angeles - Echo Park

3733

26185

Los Angeles - El Sereno

14218

34008

Los Angeles - Elysian Park

1501

26278

Los Angeles - Elysian Valley

2989

29387

Los Angeles - Encino

11957

26470

Los Angeles - Exposition

1058

31810

Los Angeles - Exposition Park

15341

34154

Los Angeles - Faircrest Heights

999

27750

Los Angeles - Figueroa Park Square

3169

36338

Los Angeles - Florence-Firestone

20171

42514

Los Angeles - Glassell Park

8884

28110

Los Angeles - Gramercy Place

3385

31447

Los Angeles - Granada Hills

17589

30226

Los Angeles - Green Meadows

8862

41209

Los Angeles - Hancock Park

3846

22572

Los Angeles - Harbor City

7624

26226

Los Angeles - Harbor Gateway

13051

29933

Los Angeles - Harbor Pines

495

20548

Los Angeles - Harvard Heights

5413

30014

Los Angeles - Harvard Park

15600

41123

Los Angeles - Highland Park

14151

29243

Los Angeles - Historic Filipinotown

4572

32963

Los Angeles - Hollywood

17818

26105

Los Angeles - Hollywood Hills

6125

20809

Los Angeles - Hyde Park

9817

34396

Los Angeles - Jefferson Park

2698

33420

Los Angeles - Koreatown

13868

26828

Los Angeles - Lafayette Square

1363

29897

Los Angeles - Lake Balboa

13298

31507

Los Angeles - Lakeview Terrace

4872

37097

Los Angeles - Leimert Park

4659

30581

Los Angeles - Lincoln Heights

10785

33086

Los Angeles - Little Armenia

2573

32062

Los Angeles - Little Bangladesh

7385

26056

Los Angeles - Little Tokyo

1179

37632

Los Angeles - Longwood

1440

33457

Los Angeles - Los Feliz

4575

21173

Los Angeles - Manchester Square

2584

30272

Los Angeles - Mandeville Canyon

637

20391

Los Angeles - Mar Vista

8609

20270

Los Angeles - Marina Peninsula

785

18005

Los Angeles - Melrose

21994

28308

Los Angeles - Mid-city

3826

25456

Los Angeles - Miracle Mile

3952

21974

Los Angeles - Mission Hills

9982

41378

Los Angeles - Mt. Washington

6920

28660

Los Angeles - North Hills

21257

34522

Los Angeles - North Hollywood

49734

32845

Los Angeles - Northridge

20903

29948

Los Angeles - Pacific Palisades

4092

19219

Los Angeles - Pacoima

33519

43543

Los Angeles - Palisades Highlands

776

20177

Los Angeles - Palms

9368

21351

Los Angeles - Panorama City

28447

37803

Los Angeles - Park La Brea

2559

18844

Los Angeles - Pico-Union

14391

34394

Los Angeles - Playa Del Rey

476

14894

Los Angeles - Playa Vista

2718

24829

Los Angeles - Porter Ranch

8345

23449

Los Angeles - Rancho Park

1750

26677

Los Angeles - Regent Square

720

25899

Los Angeles - Reseda

26367

34414

Los Angeles - Reseda Ranch

1509

32550

Los Angeles - Reynier Village

979

23155

Los Angeles - San Pedro*

21482

27528

Los Angeles - Shadow Hills

1059

23841

Los Angeles - Sherman Oaks

21785

24967

Los Angeles - Silverlake

10952

24844

Los Angeles - South Carthay

2569

24247

Los Angeles - South Park

15322

40362

Los Angeles - St Elmo Village

1605

35013

Los Angeles - Studio City

5465

24354

Los Angeles - Sun Valley

19753

37637

Los Angeles - Sunland

5526

27078

Los Angeles - Sycamore Square

142

21947

Los Angeles - Sylmar*

35659

43277

Los Angeles - Tarzana

8446

27355

Los Angeles - Temple-Beaudry

11778

29831

Los Angeles - Thai Town

2414

24610

Los Angeles - Toluca Lake

1979

22737

Los Angeles - Toluca Terrace

386

29556

Los Angeles - Toluca Woods

399

21475

Los Angeles - Tujunga

7271

26145

Los Angeles - University Hills

764

22281

Los Angeles - University Park

9897

36047

Los Angeles - Valley Glen

9422

31390

Los Angeles - Valley Village

6755

27326

Los Angeles - Van Nuys*

32043

34383

Los Angeles - Venice

7551

22284

Los Angeles - Vermont Knolls

6433

37401

Los Angeles - Vermont Square

3264

42628

Los Angeles - Vermont Vista

16134

39174

Los Angeles - Vernon Central

22409

43096

Los Angeles - Victoria Park

2421

28825

Los Angeles - View Heights

832

22523

Los Angeles - Watts

16812

39396

Los Angeles - Wellington Square

1528

31089

Los Angeles - West Adams

9291

33626

Los Angeles - West Hills

9885

24380

Los Angeles - West Los Angeles

8940

23754

Los Angeles - West Vernon

21374

39844

Los Angeles - Westchester

10421

20195

Los Angeles - Westlake

17915

30183

Los Angeles - Westwood

13121

24249

Los Angeles - Wholesale District*

17139

47438

Los Angeles - Wilmington

20407

36127

Los Angeles - Wilshire Center

13905

27716

Los Angeles - Winnetka

16460

31785

Los Angeles - Woodland Hills

16524

24280

Unincorporated - Acton

1622

20349

Unincorporated - Agua Dulce

832

20010

Unincorporated - Altadena

9198

21087

Unincorporated - Anaverde

338

22414

Unincorporated - Angeles National Forest

81

6506

Unincorporated - Arcadia

1613

20210

Unincorporated - Athens-Westmont

14961

35250

Unincorporated - Athens Village

2409

49193

Unincorporated - Avocado Heights

2330

34391

Unincorporated - Azusa

5164

32431

Unincorporated - Bassett

5031

33954

Unincorporated - Bouquet Canyon

159

14818

Unincorporated - Bradbury

74

68519

Unincorporated - Canyon Country

2881

37280

Unincorporated - Castaic*

8205

30175

Unincorporated - Cerritos

152

25894

Unincorporated - Charter Oak

2

10000

Unincorporated - Claremont

106

15100

Unincorporated - Covina

5117

30424

Unincorporated - Covina (Charter Oak)

3868

29428

Unincorporated - Del Aire

993

22604

Unincorporated - Del Rey

107

33648

Unincorporated - Del Sur

582

24099

Unincorporated - Desert View Highlands

786

31528

Unincorporated - Duarte

1587

35840

Unincorporated - East Covina

79

24012

Unincorporated - East La Mirada

1314

24830

Unincorporated - East Lancaster

43

37719

Unincorporated - East Los Angeles

50190

40066

Unincorporated - East Pasadena

340

5310

Unincorporated - East Rancho Dominguez

5240

34230

Unincorporated - East Whittier

1171

22069

Unincorporated - El Camino Village

2007

22830

Unincorporated - El Monte

52

35862

Unincorporated - Elizabeth Lake

221

13305

Unincorporated - Florence-Firestone

27175

41998

Unincorporated - Franklin Canyon

1

8333

Unincorporated - Glendora

175

26515

Unincorporated - Hacienda Heights

12822

22927

Unincorporated - Harbor Gateway

5

500000

Unincorporated - Hawthorne

634

25219

Unincorporated - Hi Vista

142

12933

Unincorporated - Kagel/Lopez Canyons

557

39448

Unincorporated - La Crescenta-Montrose

3293

16630

Unincorporated - La Habra Heights

17

2515

Unincorporated - La Rambla

636

30651

Unincorporated - La Verne*

543

26618

Unincorporated - Ladera Heights

1468

20761

Unincorporated - Lake Hughes

166

24850

Unincorporated - Lake Los Angeles

3538

27228

Unincorporated - Lake Manor

376

22885

Unincorporated - Lakewood

1

877

Unincorporated - Lennox

6670

29589

Unincorporated - Leona Valley

277

15820

Unincorporated - Littlerock

1236

30739

Unincorporated - Littlerock/Juniper Hills

286

22051

Unincorporated - Littlerock/Pearblossom

1095

30681

Unincorporated - Llano

106

12087

Unincorporated - Marina del Rey

1942

20635

Unincorporated - Miracle Mile

0

0

Unincorporated - Monrovia

947

24401

Unincorporated - Newhall

89

40455

Unincorporated - North Lancaster

352

29382

Unincorporated - North Whittier

2551

30514

Unincorporated - Northeast San Gabriel

4618

19213

Unincorporated - Padua Hills

29

13488

Unincorporated - Palmdale

219

26010

Unincorporated - Palos Verdes Peninsula

77

12399

Unincorporated - Pearblossom/Llano

338

17280

Unincorporated - Pellissier Village

317

51212

Unincorporated - Placerita Canyon

16

3478

Unincorporated - Pomona

148

7637

Unincorporated - Quartz Hill

3292

25508

Unincorporated - Rancho Dominguez

996

37430

Unincorporated - Roosevelt

227

24382

Unincorporated - Rosewood

403

31337

Unincorporated - Rosewood/East Gardena

433

36295

Unincorporated - Rosewood/West Rancho Dominguez

1132

33680

Unincorporated - Rowland Heights

9759

19127

Unincorporated - San Clemente Island

0

0

Unincorporated - San Francisquito Canyon/Bouquet Canyon

36

4196

Unincorporated - San Jose Hills

6679

33030

Unincorporated - San Pasqual

70

3440

Unincorporated - Sand Canyon

51

16558

Unincorporated - Santa Catalina Island

674

252434

Unincorporated - Santa Monica Mountains*

3167

17008

Unincorporated - Saugus

352

227097

Unincorporated - Saugus/Canyon Country

98

27528

Unincorporated - South Antelope Valley

95

20879

Unincorporated - South El Monte

642

35766

Unincorporated - South San Gabriel

2223

25124

Unincorporated - South Whittier

18034

30452

Unincorporated - Southeast Antelope Valley

202

25864

Unincorporated - Stevenson Ranch

4653

22193

Unincorporated - Sun Village

1872

31014

Unincorporated - Sunrise Village

434

33488

Unincorporated - Twin Lakes/Oat Mountain

350

21110

Unincorporated - Val Verde

902

27259

Unincorporated - Valencia

765

24902

Unincorporated - Valinda

7898

33794

Unincorporated - View Park/Windsor Hills

2842

24426

Unincorporated - Walnut Park

6384

39547

Unincorporated - West Antelope Valley

145

9596

Unincorporated - West Carson

6149

27841

Unincorporated - West Chatsworth

4

33333

Unincorporated - West LA

619

65021

Unincorporated - West Puente Valley

3386

34428

Unincorporated - West Rancho Dominguez

413

30390

Unincorporated - West Whittier/Los Nietos

8701

32316

Unincorporated - Westfield/Academy Hills

192

14769

Unincorporated - Westhills

143

17044

Unincorporated - White Fence Farms

763

20717

Unincorporated - Whittier

795

21010

Unincorporated - Whittier Narrows

65

541667

Unincorporated - Willowbrook

14218

40724

Unincorporated - Wiseburn

1551

25734

- Under Investigation

70979





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