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For Immediate Release:

November 23, 2022

Residents Can Enjoy a Safe Thanksgiving with Sensible Health Safety Measures - 3,077 New Positive Cases and 10 New Deaths Due to COVID-19 in Los Angeles County

As many gather with friends and families to celebrate Thanksgiving this week, residents are urged to take steps to protect the most vulnerable people at gatherings from, and to prevent transmission of, COVID-19, flu, and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). Layering in simple measures, such as being up-to-date on vaccines, testing, staying home when sick, and increasing ventilation can help ensure a safe and happy holiday. These simple steps can result in less disruptions and illness and can protect the healthcare system from becoming overwhelmed.

Currently, LA County is experiencing high levels of circulating respiratory viruses. To help reduce transmission it is strongly recommended that everyone wears a well-fitting respirator mask in indoor public spaces and when traveling. This includes when using public transit such as buses, ride shares, taxis and medical transport.

In recent weeks, new strains of COVID-19 appear to be gaining dominance, including BQ.1 and BQ.1.1, sublineages of BA.5. The bivalent booster is likely to be effective against new strains of BA.5 as it is formulated to protect against both the original virus that causes COVID-19 and Omicron BA.4 and BA.5. All residents age 5 and older are urged to get the new updated Fall COVID-19 booster if it has been at least 2 months since their last COVID vaccine.

The updated Fall COVID-19 boosters, plus flu vaccines, are readily available at Public Health sites, pharmacies, and other locations across the county. Seniors and residents who can’t easily leave their home can contact Public Health telehealth services at (833) 540-0473, seven days a week, from 8:00 am to 8:30 pm to arrange for at-home COVID-19 Fall booster and primary series vaccinations or transportation to a vaccination center. Insurance is not required, and callers can be assisted in multiple languages.

Residents can also go to VaccinateLACounty.com to find nearby vaccination sites, request a mobile vaccination team for your worksite or community event, or an in-home visit if you or someone you know is homebound.

COVID-19 testing is also important before and after attending gatherings. When hosting an event, consider asking guests to take a home COVID-19 test before they visit. If you are going to a gathering and you know there will be an older person there or others who are at high risk for severe illness from COVID-19, test before you arrive. If you test positive, cancel your plans and isolate at home away from others, even if you feel well. If you test positive you risk getting others sick and spreading COVID-19.

Many pharmacies offer COVID-19 home tests, and they may be covered by your insurance. Tests are also available at your doctor’s office or health center. If you need help finding a doctor, call 2-1-1 or visit 211LA. To find county test sites go to: https://dhs.lacounty.gov/covid-19/testing/. And to find a local health center that offers free testing, visit Community-Based Testing Sites for COVID-19.

It’s also important if you are sick, to stay home. If you are coughing, sneezing, have a runny nose, a fever, or other possible symptoms of a respiratory virus, it is not worth the risk of infecting others. People should stay home, rest, and recover and not risk passing an infection on to others.

Improving ventilation in the home remains an effective strategy for reducing transmission of respiratory viruses. If it is not too cold, stay outdoors as much as possible. When inside, open windows or a screen door and use fans to move the air. If you have an HVAC system in your home, set the fan to ‘on’ and make sure your filters are installed properly. You can also use a portable high efficiency air cleaners – also referred to as HEPA air purifiers. Improving ventilation in your home, as well as gathering in larger rooms where people are spaced apart and moving celebrations outside can help reduce the transmission of airborne illnesses.

The 7-day average case count in the county is 1,971, a 39% increase from one week ago when the 7-day average of 1,415 cases was reported.

Over the past seven days, the average number of daily COVID-positive patients in LA County hospitals is at 699, an increase of 30% from last week when daily COVID-positive patients per day was 539.

Deaths, which typically lag hospitalizations by several weeks, remain at about 8 deaths reported each day this past 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. “As we prepare to gather for the Thanksgiving holiday, I send my very best wishes to all LA County residents and their loved ones for a joyous celebration. We are grateful for the support and kindness residents have shown each other as together we respond to the continued challenges of COVID-19. As we look forward to other upcoming winter holidays, getting vaccinated with the new updated Fall COVID-19 booster offers you and your family additional protection as you make plans to travel, shop and gather with those you love. If we continue to care and protect each other by getting the new bivalent booster and wearing masks indoors we are also helping to reduce stress on our healthcare system and protect dedicated workforce members. The service of essential workers is truly something to be grateful for this Thanksgiving.”

Today, Public Health reported 10 additional deaths and 3,077 new positive cases. Of the 10 new deaths reported today, one person was between the ages of 30 to 49, six people were between the ages of 65-79, and three people were aged 80 years or older. Of the 10 newly reported deaths, eight had underlying health conditions. To date, the total number of deaths in L.A. County is 34,135.

Public Health has reported a total of 3,524,896 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of L.A. County. Today’s positivity rate is 9.4%.

There are 794 people with COVID-19 currently hospitalized. Testing results are available for more than 12,706,000 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:

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

For more information:

Cases through 12:00pm 11/22/2022

Total Cases

Laboratory Confirmed Cases

3,524,896

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

3,334,093

-- Long Beach

153,761

-- Pasadena

37,042

Deaths

34,135

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

32,363

-- Long Beach

1,338

-- Pasadena

434

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

- 0 to 4

105,245

- 5 to 11

276,675

- 12 to 17

271,000

- 18 to 29

725,687

- 30 to 49

1,072,320

- 50 to 64

568,557

- 65 to 79

234,346

- over 80

77,889

- Under Investigation

2,374

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

- Female

1,713,743

- Male

1,532,178

- Other

1,631

- Under Investigation

86,541

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

- American Indian/Alaska Native

6,326

- Asian

241,366

- Black

172,255

- Hispanic/Latino

1,439,816

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

16,918

- White

456,399

- Other

378,743

- Under Investigation

622,270

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

- Hospitalized (Ever)

160,189

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

- American Indian/Alaska Native

77

- Asian

4,127

- Black

3,028

- Hispanic/Latino

16,214

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

112

- White

8,364

- Other

363

- Under Investigation

78

CITY / COMMUNITY**

Cases

Case Rate

City of Agoura Hills

6093

29177

City of Alhambra

23257

26817

City of Arcadia

12139

21018

City of Artesia

5537

32968

City of Avalon

66

1706

City of Azusa

16708

33389

City of Baldwin Park

27914

36361

City of Bell

16146

44440

City of Bell Gardens

16274

37784

City of Bellflower

28655

36862

City of Beverly Hills

10842

31408

City of Bradbury

67

6268

City of Burbank

30282

28253

City of Calabasas

5452

22415

City of Carson

32619

34758

City of Cerritos

12164

24295

City of Claremont

9145

25066

City of Commerce*

5401

41327

City of Compton

38591

38628

City of Covina

18081

36876

City of Cudahy

11657

47879

City of Culver City

10694

26826

City of Diamond Bar

12462

21667

City of Downey

43899

38419

City of Duarte

6817

30964

City of El Monte

40087

34184

City of El Segundo

3812

22709

City of Gardena

20556

33528

City of Glendale

56068

27152

City of Glendora

15001

28430

City of Hawaiian Gardens

4886

33292

City of Hawthorne

27707

31206

City of Hermosa Beach

4421

22476

City of Hidden Hills

375

19841

City of Huntington Park

25477

42830

City of Industry

528

120824

City of Inglewood

35936

31639

City of Irwindale

636

43592

City of La Canada Flintridge

4205

20321

City of La Habra Heights

176

3226

City of La Mirada

13175

26563

City of La Puente

15372

37772

City of La Verne

8752

26296

City of Lakewood

24900

30985

City of Lancaster*

60532

37465

City of Lawndale

10030

29839

City of Lomita

5589

26962

City of Lynwood*

29197

40525

City of Malibu

2737

21117

City of Manhattan Beach

6855

19042

City of Maywood

12298

43845

City of Monrovia

10843

27946

City of Montebello

23691

36802

City of Monterey Park

16067

25805

City of Norwalk

40004

37171

City of Palmdale

62996

39628

City of Palos Verdes Estates

2053

15183

City of Paramount

22055

39368

City of Pico Rivera

26007

40456

City of Pomona

61705

39572

City of Rancho Palos Verdes

6991

16354

City of Redondo Beach

14389

20946

City of Rolling Hills

261

13454

City of Rolling Hills Estates

1406

17330

City of Rosemead

14363

25949

City of San Dimas*

10392

30108

City of San Fernando

12159

49403

City of San Gabriel

10443

25499

City of San Marino

2219

16713

City of Santa Clarita

68785

31206

City of Santa Fe Springs

7592

41342

City of Santa Monica

24731

26752

City of Sierra Madre

2171

19756

City of Signal Hill

3784

32076

City of South El Monte

7771

37209

City of South Gate

45013

45859

City of South Pasadena

5880

22569

City of Temple City

9178

25176

City of Torrance

31586

21161

City of Vernon

350

167464

City of Walnut

6951

22766

City of West Covina

37138

34312

City of West Hollywood

10554

28562

City of Westlake Village

367

4390

City of Whittier

29288

33498

Los Angeles

1441023

35628

Los Angeles - Adams-Normandie

3039

37052

Los Angeles - Alsace

4254

34182

Los Angeles - Angeles National Forest

6

15000

Los Angeles - Angelino Heights

778

31095

Los Angeles - Arleta

16042

46674

Los Angeles - Atwater Village

4645

31672

Los Angeles - Baldwin Hills

9505

30538

Los Angeles - Bel Air

2267

26895

Los Angeles - Beverly Crest

3149

25142

Los Angeles - Beverlywood

3905

29644

Los Angeles - Boyle Heights*

38508

44321

Los Angeles - Brentwood

7961

25718

Los Angeles - Brookside

137

23580

Los Angeles - Cadillac-Corning

2262

31765

Los Angeles - Canoga Park

24076

36876

Los Angeles - Carthay

3986

27752

Los Angeles - Central

16450

42188

Los Angeles - Century City

3464

27079

Los Angeles - Century Palms/Cove

15407

45629

Los Angeles - Chatsworth

12055

32527

Los Angeles - Cheviot Hills

2361

25744

Los Angeles - Chinatown

2618

32639

Los Angeles - Cloverdale/Cochran

4950

34014

Los Angeles - Country Club Park

4586

30265

Los Angeles - Crenshaw District

4958

35852

Los Angeles - Crestview

3642

32037

Los Angeles - Del Rey

7963

26600

Los Angeles - Downtown*

15151

55081

Los Angeles - Eagle Rock

12754

32216

Los Angeles - East Hollywood

8944

30539

Los Angeles - Echo Park

4276

29994

Los Angeles - El Sereno

16125

38569

Los Angeles - Elysian Park

1716

30042

Los Angeles - Elysian Valley

3408

33507

Los Angeles - Encino

14229

31500

Los Angeles - Exposition

1216

36560

Los Angeles - Exposition Park

17059

37979

Los Angeles - Faircrest Heights

1181

32806

Los Angeles - Figueroa Park Square

3554

40752

Los Angeles - Florence-Firestone

21974

46315

Los Angeles - Glassell Park

10317

32645

Los Angeles - Gramercy Place

3886

36102

Los Angeles - Granada Hills

20274

34840

Los Angeles - Green Meadows

9682

45022

Los Angeles - Hancock Park

4444

26081

Los Angeles - Harbor City

8819

30337

Los Angeles - Harbor Gateway

14876

34119

Los Angeles - Harbor Pines

591

24533

Los Angeles - Harvard Heights

5920

32825

Los Angeles - Harvard Park

17194

45325

Los Angeles - Highland Park

16238

33556

Los Angeles - Historic Filipinotown

5094

36727

Los Angeles - Hollywood

20378

29856

Los Angeles - Hollywood Hills

7177

24383

Los Angeles - Hyde Park

11140

39032

Los Angeles - Jefferson Park

3005

37223

Los Angeles - Koreatown

15457

29902

Los Angeles - Lafayette Square

1558

34174

Los Angeles - Lake Balboa

15358

36388

Los Angeles - Lakeview Terrace

5535

42146

Los Angeles - Leimert Park

5354

35143

Los Angeles - Lincoln Heights

12166

37322

Los Angeles - Little Armenia

2846

35464

Los Angeles - Little Bangladesh

8337

29415

Los Angeles - Little Tokyo

1398

44622

Los Angeles - Longwood

1651

38360

Los Angeles - Los Feliz

5421

25088

Los Angeles - Manchester Square

3037

35579

Los Angeles - Mandeville Canyon

748

23944

Los Angeles - Mar Vista

10181

23972

Los Angeles - Marina Peninsula

914

20963

Los Angeles - Melrose

24823

31949

Los Angeles - Mid-city

4407

29321

Los Angeles - Miracle Mile

4645

25827

Los Angeles - Mission Hills

11259

46671

Los Angeles - Mt. Washington

7924

32818

Los Angeles - North Hills

23934

38870

Los Angeles - North Hollywood

56143

37077

Los Angeles - Northridge

24074

34491

Los Angeles - Pacific Palisades

4695

22052

Los Angeles - Pacoima

37038

48114

Los Angeles - Palisades Highlands

875

22751

Los Angeles - Palms

11233

25601

Los Angeles - Panorama City

31838

42310

Los Angeles - Park La Brea

3015

22202

Los Angeles - Pico-Union

15707

37539

Los Angeles - Playa Del Rey

558

17459

Los Angeles - Playa Vista

3203

29259

Los Angeles - Porter Ranch

9886

27779

Los Angeles - Rancho Park

2113

32210

Los Angeles - Regent Square

834

30000

Los Angeles - Reseda

30274

39513

Los Angeles - Reseda Ranch

1707

36821

Los Angeles - Reynier Village

1156

27342

Los Angeles - San Pedro*

24586

31505

Los Angeles - Shadow Hills

1204

27105

Los Angeles - Sherman Oaks

25868

29647

Los Angeles - Silverlake

12766

28959

Los Angeles - South Carthay

2965

27985

Los Angeles - South Park

16553

43605

Los Angeles - St Elmo Village

1792

39092

Los Angeles - Studio City

6578

29314

Los Angeles - Sun Valley

22107

42122

Los Angeles - Sunland

6486

31782

Los Angeles - Sycamore Square

172

26584

Los Angeles - Sylmar*

40020

48569

Los Angeles - Tarzana

9870

31967

Los Angeles - Temple-Beaudry

13069

33101

Los Angeles - Thai Town

2718

27709

Los Angeles - Toluca Lake

2389

27447

Los Angeles - Toluca Terrace

447

34227

Los Angeles - Toluca Woods

482

25942

Los Angeles - Tujunga

8423

30288

Los Angeles - University Hills

877

25576

Los Angeles - University Park

11061

40286

Los Angeles - Valley Glen

10554

35161

Los Angeles - Valley Village

7856

31780

Los Angeles - Van Nuys*

35703

38310

Los Angeles - Venice

8658

25551

Los Angeles - Vermont Knolls

7156

41605

Los Angeles - Vermont Square

3603

47055

Los Angeles - Vermont Vista

17630

42806

Los Angeles - Vernon Central

24089

46327

Los Angeles - Victoria Park

2697

32111

Los Angeles - View Heights

982

26584

Los Angeles - Watts

18261

42792

Los Angeles - Wellington Square

1727

35137

Los Angeles - West Adams

10346

37445

Los Angeles - West Hills

11630

28684

Los Angeles - West Los Angeles

10624

28228

Los Angeles - West Vernon

23481

43772

Los Angeles - Westchester

12556

24332

Los Angeles - Westlake

19834

33416

Los Angeles - Westwood

15416

28491

Los Angeles - Wholesale District*

19780

54748

Los Angeles - Wilmington

22357

39579

Los Angeles - Wilshire Center

15669

31232

Los Angeles - Winnetka

18862

36423

Los Angeles - Woodland Hills

19355

28440

Unincorporated - Acton

1872

23485

Unincorporated - Agua Dulce

935

22487

Unincorporated - Altadena

10822

24810

Unincorporated - Anaverde

382

25332

Unincorporated - Angeles National Forest

100

8032

Unincorporated - Arcadia

2048

25661

Unincorporated - Athens-Westmont

16721

39397

Unincorporated - Athens Village

2679

54707

Unincorporated - Avocado Heights

2643

39011

Unincorporated - Azusa

5839

36670

Unincorporated - Bassett

5704

38496

Unincorporated - Bouquet Canyon

195

18173

Unincorporated - Bradbury

112

103704

Unincorporated - Canyon Country

3372

43634

Unincorporated - Castaic*

9258

34048

Unincorporated - Cerritos

179

30494

Unincorporated - Charter Oak

2

10000

Unincorporated - Claremont

144

20513

Unincorporated - Covina

5925

35228

Unincorporated - Covina (Charter Oak)

4529

34457

Unincorporated - Del Aire

1170

26633

Unincorporated - Del Rey

131

41195

Unincorporated - Del Sur

672

27826

Unincorporated - Desert View Highlands

885

35499

Unincorporated - Duarte

1892

42728

Unincorporated - East Covina

89

27052

Unincorporated - East La Mirada

1537

29044

Unincorporated - East Lancaster

51

44737

Unincorporated - East Los Angeles

56087

44773

Unincorporated - East Pasadena

367

5732

Unincorporated - East Rancho Dominguez

5816

37993

Unincorporated - East Whittier

1355

25537

Unincorporated - El Camino Village

2302

26186

Unincorporated - El Monte

58

40000

Unincorporated - Elizabeth Lake

255

15352

Unincorporated - Florence-Firestone

29561

45686

Unincorporated - Franklin Canyon

1

8333

Unincorporated - Glendora

191

28939

Unincorporated - Hacienda Heights

15462

27647

Unincorporated - Harbor Gateway

5

500000

Unincorporated - Hawthorne

721

28679

Unincorporated - Hi Vista

164

14936

Unincorporated - Kagel/Lopez Canyons

601

42564

Unincorporated - La Crescenta-Montrose

4120

20807

Unincorporated - La Habra Heights

18

2663

Unincorporated - La Rambla

752

36241

Unincorporated - La Verne*

621

30441

Unincorporated - Ladera Heights

1791

25329

Unincorporated - Lake Hughes

196

29341

Unincorporated - Lake Los Angeles

3925

30206

Unincorporated - Lake Manor

434

26415

Unincorporated - Lakewood

1

877

Unincorporated - Lennox

7478

33174

Unincorporated - Leona Valley

308

17590

Unincorporated - Littlerock

1373

34146

Unincorporated - Littlerock/Juniper Hills

317

24441

Unincorporated - Littlerock/Pearblossom

1232

34519

Unincorporated - Llano

111

12657

Unincorporated - Marina del Rey

2234

23738

Unincorporated - Miracle Mile

0

0

Unincorporated - Monrovia

1161

29915

Unincorporated - Newhall

100

45455

Unincorporated - North Lancaster

378

31553

Unincorporated - North Whittier

2924

34976

Unincorporated - Northeast San Gabriel

5669

23585

Unincorporated - Padua Hills

36

16744

Unincorporated - Palmdale

245

29097

Unincorporated - Palos Verdes Peninsula

110

17713

Unincorporated - Pearblossom/Llano

400

20450

Unincorporated - Pellissier Village

355

57351

Unincorporated - Placerita Canyon

22

4783

Unincorporated - Pomona

165

8514

Unincorporated - Quartz Hill

3786

29335

Unincorporated - Rancho Dominguez

1127

42352

Unincorporated - Roosevelt

261

28034

Unincorporated - Rosewood

496

38569

Unincorporated - Rosewood/East Gardena

500

41911

Unincorporated - Rosewood/West Rancho Dominguez

1268

37727

Unincorporated - Rowland Heights

11910

23343

Unincorporated - San Clemente Island

0

0

Unincorporated - San Francisquito Canyon/Bouquet Canyon

43

5012

Unincorporated - San Jose Hills

7490

37041

Unincorporated - San Pasqual

83

4079

Unincorporated - Sand Canyon

59

19156

Unincorporated - Santa Catalina Island

755

282772

Unincorporated - Santa Monica Mountains*

3661

19661

Unincorporated - Saugus

412

265806

Unincorporated - Saugus/Canyon Country

109

30618

Unincorporated - South Antelope Valley

109

23956

Unincorporated - South El Monte

727

40501

Unincorporated - South San Gabriel

2733

30888

Unincorporated - South Whittier

20441

34516

Unincorporated - Southeast Antelope Valley

230

29449

Unincorporated - Stevenson Ranch

5565

26543

Unincorporated - Sun Village

2103

34841

Unincorporated - Sunrise Village

506

39043

Unincorporated - Twin Lakes/Oat Mountain

407

24548

Unincorporated - Val Verde

1017

30734

Unincorporated - Valencia

882

28711

Unincorporated - Valinda

8994

38484

Unincorporated - View Park/Windsor Hills

3382

29067

Unincorporated - Walnut Park

7173

44434

Unincorporated - West Antelope Valley

170

11251

Unincorporated - West Carson

7391

33465

Unincorporated - West Chatsworth

4

33333

Unincorporated - West LA

756

79412

Unincorporated - West Puente Valley

3883

39481

Unincorporated - West Rancho Dominguez

459

33775

Unincorporated - West Whittier/Los Nietos

10037

37278

Unincorporated - Westfield/Academy Hills

230

17692

Unincorporated - Westhills

183

21812

Unincorporated - White Fence Farms

884

24002

Unincorporated - Whittier

921

24339

Unincorporated - Whittier Narrows

69

575000

Unincorporated - Willowbrook

15905

45556

Unincorporated - Wiseburn

1781

29550

- Under Investigation

82271

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

** --These numbers are subject to change based on further investigation.

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