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For Immediate Release:

September 16, 2022

Skilled Nursing Facility Residents and Staff are Encouraged to Get the New Fall Booster As Soon As Possible

Although COVID-19 metrics have recently improved in LA County, residents at Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs) remain at elevated risk for severe illness should they become infected. With cooler weather approaching, maximizing protection of our most vulnerable residents includes ensuring that as many residents and staff at SNFs are vaccinated in the early fall with the new COVID-19 Fall booster that has been updated to target both the most recent Omicron subvariants (BA.4/BA.5) and the original COVID-19 virus.

As of September 4, 91% of SNF residents and 98% of staff were fully vaccinated. Almost all these staff and residents are at least two months out from their last COVID vaccine dose and therefore eligible for the new Fall booster.

To improve booster coverage, all 340 SNFs have established long-term care pharmacy (LTCP) partners that can provide COVID vaccines/booster doses. Public Health’s mobile vaccine team (MVT) is contacting all SNFs to offer additional support including onsite booster clinics for residents and staff to get the Fall booster as soon as possible. Facilities with active outbreaks are being prioritized for on-site vaccine/booster clinics.

Public Health is also assisting and following up with education and resources for Skilled Nursing Facilities including bi-weekly webinars and email communications for staff and educational materials for residents.

The 7-day average case count in the county is 1,675, a small decline from one week ago when an average of 1,745 cases were reported. The 7-day average test positivity rate is 5.2% over the past week, down slightly from one week ago when it was 5.6%.

Over the past seven days, the average number of daily COVID-positive patients in LA County hospitals was 713, an 8% decline from one week ago when the average number of daily COVID-positive patients per day was 772.

Deaths, which typically lag hospitalizations by several weeks, increased slightly to 14 deaths reported each day this past week, an increase from an average of 11 daily reported deaths a week ago.

For the third week in a row, LA County is at the Low Community Level, which reflects very little stress associated with COVID-19 on the healthcare system in LA County.

“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 it is humbling to look back over the past 2 ½ years and be reminded of the enormity of the impact of COVID on our lives, I am also encouraged as we face our third winter with COVID because we are heading into the colder months with an updated fall booster that matches the variants currently circulating. This was not the case this past winter, when the highly infectious Omicron variant raged, nor the winter of 2020/2021 when most of us were not yet vaccinated. The work ahead is to be sure that access to the new vaccines is very easy and that everyone understands that the new Fall booster offers us our best opportunity to try and avert another terrible winter surge.”

Today, Public Health reported 16 additional deaths and 1,944 new positive cases. Of the 16 new deaths reported today, two people were between the ages of 30-49, one person was between the ages of 50-64, four people were between the ages of 65-79, and eight people were aged 80 years or older. For information on the one death reported by the City of Long Beach, visit longbeach.gov Of the 16 newly reported deaths, 15 had underlying health conditions. To date, the total number of deaths in L.A. County is 33,447.

Public Health has reported a total of 3,437,648 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of L.A. County. Today’s positivity rate is 5.2%.

There are 669 people with COVID-19 currently hospitalized. Testing results are available for more than 12,522,412 individuals, with 24% 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

3,437,648

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

3,251,432

-- Long Beach

150,450

-- Pasadena

35,766

Deaths

33,447

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

31,692

-- Long Beach

1,326

-- Pasadena

429

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

- 0 to 4

102,864

- 5 to 11

273,994

- 12 to 17

267,907

- 18 to 29

711,072

- 30 to 49

1,046,442

- 50 to 64

550,306

- 65 to 79

223,502

- over 80

73,057

- Under Investigation

2,288

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

- Female

1,668,499

- Male

1,495,708

- Other

1,522

- Under Investigation

85,703

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

- American Indian/Alaska Native

6,135

- Asian

231,048

- Black

166,489

- Hispanic/Latino

1,410,980

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

16,565

- White

440,535

- Other

369,042

- Under Investigation

610,638

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

- Hospitalized (Ever)

154,595

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

- American Indian/Alaska Native

73

- Asian

4,008

- Black

2,955

- Hispanic/Latino

16,007

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

112

- White

8,093

- Other

359

- Under Investigation

85

CITY / COMMUNITY**

Cases

Case Rate

City of Agoura Hills

5937

28430

City of Alhambra

22438

25873

City of Arcadia

11565

20025

City of Artesia

5365

31944

City of Avalon

66

1706

City of Azusa

16334

32642

City of Baldwin Park

27258

35507

City of Bell

15872

43686

City of Bell Gardens

16023

37201

City of Bellflower

27991

36008

City of Beverly Hills

10557

30582

City of Bradbury

67

6268

City of Burbank

29233

27275

City of Calabasas

5252

21593

City of Carson

31805

33891

City of Cerritos

11731

23431

City of Claremont

8761

24013

City of Commerce*

5282

40416

City of Compton

37921

37957

City of Covina

17651

35999

City of Cudahy

11490

47193

City of Culver City

10297

25830

City of Diamond Bar

11988

20843

City of Downey

42913

37556

City of Duarte

6598

29969

City of El Monte

39155

33389

City of El Segundo

3701

22048

City of Gardena

19956

32549

City of Glendale

54233

26264

City of Glendora

14568

27610

City of Hawaiian Gardens

4799

32700

City of Hawthorne

26971

30377

City of Hermosa Beach

4298

21851

City of Hidden Hills

361

19101

City of Huntington Park

25110

42213

City of Industry

487

111442

City of Inglewood

34617

30478

City of Irwindale

626

42906

City of La Canada Flintridge

4069

19664

City of La Habra Heights

174

3190

City of La Mirada

12827

25861

City of La Puente

15038

36951

City of La Verne

8552

25696

City of Lakewood

24170

30076

City of Lancaster*

59079

36566

City of Lawndale

9794

29137

City of Lomita

5433

26210

City of Lynwood*

28644

39757

City of Malibu

2661

20531

City of Manhattan Beach

6644

18456

City of Maywood

12061

43000

City of Monrovia

10517

27106

City of Montebello

23104

35890

City of Monterey Park

15493

24884

City of Norwalk

39090

36322

City of Palmdale

61756

38848

City of Palos Verdes Estates

1994

14746

City of Paramount

21697

38729

City of Pico Rivera

25396

39506

City of Pomona

60439

38760

City of Rancho Palos Verdes

6698

15669

City of Redondo Beach

13876

20199

City of Rolling Hills

253

13041

City of Rolling Hills Estates

1345

16578

City of Rosemead

13952

25207

City of San Dimas*

10119

29317

City of San Fernando

11943

48525

City of San Gabriel

10020

24466

City of San Marino

2123

15990

City of Santa Clarita

66738

30277

City of Santa Fe Springs

7454

40590

City of Santa Monica

23807

25752

City of Sierra Madre

2082

18946

City of Signal Hill

3648

30923

City of South El Monte

7642

36591

City of South Gate

44263

45095

City of South Pasadena

5670

21763

City of Temple City

8828

24216

City of Torrance

30483

20422

City of Vernon

343

164115

City of Walnut

6672

21852

City of West Covina

36182

33429

City of West Hollywood

10228

27680

City of Westlake Village

354

4234

City of Whittier

28620

32734

Los Angeles

1406180

34767

Los Angeles - Adams-Normandie

2980

36333

Los Angeles - Alsace

4168

33491

Los Angeles - Angeles National Forest

6

15000

Los Angeles - Angelino Heights

762

30456

Los Angeles - Arleta

15676

45610

Los Angeles - Atwater Village

4520

30820

Los Angeles - Baldwin Hills

9264

29764

Los Angeles - Bel Air

2185

25922

Los Angeles - Beverly Crest

3061

24439

Los Angeles - Beverlywood

3818

28984

Los Angeles - Boyle Heights*

37929

43655

Los Angeles - Brentwood

7676

24797

Los Angeles - Brookside

136

23408

Los Angeles - Cadillac-Corning

2202

30923

Los Angeles - Canoga Park

23561

36087

Los Angeles - Carthay

3848

26791

Los Angeles – Central

16271

41729

Los Angeles - Century City

3321

25962

Los Angeles - Century Palms/Cove

15199

45013

Los Angeles - Chatsworth

11693

31551

Los Angeles - Cheviot Hills

2268

24730

Los Angeles - Chinatown

2512

31318

Los Angeles - Cloverdale/Cochran

4855

33361

Los Angeles - Country Club Park

4432

29248

Los Angeles - Crenshaw District

4828

34912

Los Angeles - Crestview

3512

30894

Los Angeles - Del Rey

7709

25752

Los Angeles - Downtown*

14774

53710

Los Angeles - Eagle Rock

12319

31117

Los Angeles - East Hollywood

8730

29808

Los Angeles - Echo Park

4176

29293

Los Angeles - El Sereno

15795

37780

Los Angeles - Elysian Park

1682

29447

Los Angeles - Elysian Valley

3338

32819

Los Angeles - Encino

13765

30472

Los Angeles - Exposition

1178

35418

Los Angeles - Exposition Park

16743

37275

Los Angeles - Faircrest Heights

1136

31556

Los Angeles - Figueroa Park Square

3462

39697

Los Angeles - Florence-Firestone

21704

45746

Los Angeles - Glassell Park

10063

31841

Los Angeles - Gramercy Place

3761

34941

Los Angeles - Granada Hills

19718

33885

Los Angeles - Green Meadows

9520

44269

Los Angeles - Hancock Park

4313

25313

Los Angeles - Harbor City

8594

29563

Los Angeles - Harbor Gateway

14480

33211

Los Angeles - Harbor Pines

571

23703

Los Angeles - Harvard Heights

5833

32343

Los Angeles - Harvard Park

16934

44640

Los Angeles - Highland Park

15865

32785

Los Angeles - Historic Filipinotown

5009

36114

Los Angeles - Hollywood

19755

28943

Los Angeles - Hollywood Hills

6976

23700

Los Angeles - Hyde Park

10821

37914

Los Angeles - Jefferson Park

2947

36504

Los Angeles - Koreatown

15173

29352

Los Angeles - Lafayette Square

1527

33494

Los Angeles - Lake Balboa

14769

34993

Los Angeles - Lakeview Terrace

5417

41247

Los Angeles - Leimert Park

5211

34204

Los Angeles - Lincoln Heights

11918

36562

Los Angeles - Little Armenia

2832

35290

Los Angeles - Little Bangladesh

8148

28748

Los Angeles - Little Tokyo

1338

42707

Los Angeles - Longwood

1605

37291

Los Angeles - Los Feliz

5218

24148

Los Angeles - Manchester Square

2910

34091

Los Angeles - Mandeville Canyon

728

23303

Los Angeles - Mar Vista

9818

23117

Los Angeles - Marina Peninsula

882

20229

Los Angeles - Melrose

24113

31035

Los Angeles - Mid-city

4293

28563

Los Angeles - Miracle Mile

4485

24937

Los Angeles - Mission Hills

10975

45494

Los Angeles - Mt. Washington

7730

32015

Los Angeles - North Hills

23409

38017

Los Angeles - North Hollywood

54862

36231

Los Angeles - Northridge

23313

33401

Los Angeles - Pacific Palisades

4547

21356

Los Angeles - Pacoima

36378

47257

Los Angeles - Palisades Highlands

848

22049

Los Angeles - Palms

10831

24685

Los Angeles - Panorama City

31206

41470

Los Angeles - Park La Brea

2895

21318

Los Angeles - Pico-Union

15423

36860

Los Angeles - Playa Del Rey

540

16896

Los Angeles - Playa Vista

3107

28382

Los Angeles - Porter Ranch

9581

26922

Los Angeles - Rancho Park

2028

30915

Los Angeles - Regent Square

804

28921

Los Angeles - Reseda

29362

38323

Los Angeles - Reseda Ranch

1678

36195

Los Angeles - Reynier Village

1114

26348

Los Angeles - San Pedro*

23993

30745

Los Angeles - Shadow Hills

1172

26385

Los Angeles - Sherman Oaks

24926

28567

Los Angeles - Silverlake

12356

28029

Los Angeles - South Carthay

2873

27117

Los Angeles - South Park

16371

43126

Los Angeles - St Elmo Village

1773

38678

Los Angeles - Studio City

6333

28222

Los Angeles - Sun Valley

21652

41255

Los Angeles - Sunland

6275

30748

Los Angeles - Sycamore Square

170

26275

Los Angeles - Sylmar*

39185

47556

Los Angeles - Tarzana

9593

31069

Los Angeles - Temple-Beaudry

12798

32415

Los Angeles - Thai Town

2646

26975

Los Angeles - Toluca Lake

2302

26448

Los Angeles - Toluca Terrace

425

32542

Los Angeles - Toluca Woods

469

25242

Los Angeles - Tujunga

8202

29493

Los Angeles - University Hills

860

25080

Los Angeles - University Park

10819

39405

Los Angeles - Valley Glen

10345

34465

Los Angeles - Valley Village

7621

30829

Los Angeles - Van Nuys*

34932

37483

Los Angeles - Venice

8407

24810

Los Angeles - Vermont Knolls

7007

40738

Los Angeles - Vermont Square

3547

46324

Los Angeles - Vermont Vista

17354

42136

Los Angeles - Vernon Central

23841

45850

Los Angeles - Victoria Park

2636

31385

Los Angeles - View Heights

946

25609

Los Angeles - Watts

17998

42176

Los Angeles - Wellington Square

1676

34100

Los Angeles - West Adams

10117

36616

Los Angeles - West Hills

11275

27809

Los Angeles - West Los Angeles

10265

27274

Los Angeles - West Vernon

23109

43078

Los Angeles - Westchester

12150

23545

Los Angeles - Westlake

19368

32631

Los Angeles - Westwood

14646

27068

Los Angeles - Wholesale District*

19236

53243

Los Angeles - Wilmington

21988

38926

Los Angeles - Wilshire Center

15321

30538

Los Angeles - Winnetka

18409

35548

Los Angeles - Woodland Hills

18738

27534

Unincorporated - Acton

1806

22657

Unincorporated - Agua Dulce

918

22078

Unincorporated - Altadena

10432

23916

Unincorporated - Anaverde

373

24735

Unincorporated - Angeles National Forest

98

7871

Unincorporated - Arcadia

1980

24809

Unincorporated - Athens-Westmont

16344

38509

Unincorporated - Athens Village

2643

53972

Unincorporated - Avocado Heights

2601

38391

Unincorporated - Azusa

5729

35979

Unincorporated - Bassett

5586

37700

Unincorporated - Bouquet Canyon

190

17707

Unincorporated - Bradbury

96

88889

Unincorporated - Canyon Country

3275

42378

Unincorporated - Castaic*

9052

33290

Unincorporated - Cerritos

176

29983

Unincorporated - Charter Oak

2

10000

Unincorporated - Claremont

119

16952

Unincorporated - Covina

5793

34443

Unincorporated - Covina (Charter Oak)

4434

33734

Unincorporated - Del Aire

1130

25723

Unincorporated - Del Rey

127

39937

Unincorporated - Del Sur

648

26832

Unincorporated - Desert View Highlands

869

34858

Unincorporated - Duarte

1852

41825

Unincorporated - East Covina

88

26748

Unincorporated - East La Mirada

1497

28288

Unincorporated - East Lancaster

48

42105

Unincorporated - East Los Angeles

55161

44034

Unincorporated - East Pasadena

363

5669

Unincorporated - East Rancho Dominguez

5721

37373

Unincorporated - East Whittier

1324

24953

Unincorporated - El Camino Village

2242

25503

Unincorporated - El Monte

57

39310

Unincorporated - Elizabeth Lake

248

14931

Unincorporated - Florence-Firestone

29213

45148

Unincorporated - Franklin Canyon

1

8333

Unincorporated - Glendora

189

28636

Unincorporated - Hacienda Heights

14995

26812

Unincorporated - Harbor Gateway

5

500000

Unincorporated - Hawthorne

713

28361

Unincorporated - Hi Vista

155

14117

Unincorporated - Kagel/Lopez Canyons

591

41856

Unincorporated - La Crescenta-Montrose

3953

19964

Unincorporated - La Habra Heights

17

2515

Unincorporated - La Rambla

724

34892

Unincorporated - La Verne*

604

29608

Unincorporated - Ladera Heights

1712

24212

Unincorporated - Lake Hughes

188

28144

Unincorporated - Lake Los Angeles

3859

29698

Unincorporated - Lake Manor

423

25746

Unincorporated - Lakewood

1

877

Unincorporated - Lennox

7286

32322

Unincorporated - Leona Valley

302

17247

Unincorporated - Littlerock

1351

33599

Unincorporated - Littlerock/Juniper Hills

314

24210

Unincorporated - Littlerock/Pearblossom

1215

34043

Unincorporated - Llano

110

12543

Unincorporated - Marina del Rey

2159

22941

Unincorporated - Miracle Mile

0

0

Unincorporated - Monrovia

1124

28962

Unincorporated - Newhall

100

45455

Unincorporated - North Lancaster

371

30968

Unincorporated - North Whittier

2854

34139

Unincorporated - Northeast San Gabriel

5484

22816

Unincorporated - Padua Hills

34

15814

Unincorporated - Palmdale

238

28266

Unincorporated - Palos Verdes Peninsula

102

16425

Unincorporated - Pearblossom/Llano

389

19888

Unincorporated - Pellissier Village

349

56381

Unincorporated - Placerita Canyon

22

4783

Unincorporated - Pomona

160

8256

Unincorporated - Quartz Hill

3685

28553

Unincorporated - Rancho Dominguez

1101

41375

Unincorporated - Roosevelt

254

27282

Unincorporated - Rosewood

484

37636

Unincorporated - Rosewood/East Gardena

487

40821

Unincorporated - Rosewood/West Rancho Dominguez

1250

37191

Unincorporated - Rowland Heights

11544

22626

Unincorporated - San Clemente Island

0

0

Unincorporated - San Francisquito Canyon/Bouquet Canyon

41

4779

Unincorporated - San Jose Hills

7347

36334

Unincorporated - San Pasqual

83

4079

Unincorporated - Sand Canyon

57

18506

Unincorporated - Santa Catalina Island

753

282022

Unincorporated - Santa Monica Mountains*

3542

19022

Unincorporated - Saugus

402

259355

Unincorporated - Saugus/Canyon Country

105

29494

Unincorporated - South Antelope Valley

108

23736

Unincorporated - South El Monte

713

39721

Unincorporated - South San Gabriel

2647

29916

Unincorporated - South Whittier

20044

33846

Unincorporated - Southeast Antelope Valley

225

28809

Unincorporated - Stevenson Ranch

5352

25527

Unincorporated - Sun Village

2059

34112

Unincorporated - Sunrise Village

491

37886

Unincorporated - Twin Lakes/Oat Mountain

389

23462

Unincorporated - Val Verde

994

30039

Unincorporated - Valencia

858

27930

Unincorporated - Valinda

8815

37718

Unincorporated - View Park/Windsor Hills

3274

28139

Unincorporated - Walnut Park

7061

43740

Unincorporated - West Antelope Valley

166

10986

Unincorporated - West Carson

7175

32487

Unincorporated - West Chatsworth

4

33333

Unincorporated - West LA

711

74685

Unincorporated - West Puente Valley

3803

38668

Unincorporated - West Rancho Dominguez

450

33113

Unincorporated - West Whittier/Los Nietos

9821

36475

Unincorporated - Westfield/Academy Hills

224

17231

Unincorporated - Westhills

175

20858

Unincorporated - White Fence Farms

861

23378

Unincorporated - Whittier

904

23890

Unincorporated - Whittier Narrows

69

575000

Unincorporated - Willowbrook

15641

44800

Unincorporated - Wiseburn

1739

28853

- Under Investigation

80448

* --Case and death numbers include cases identified among persons detained at correctional facilities located in the city/community

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