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For Immediate Release:

January 13, 2023

Seniors, People Living in High Poverty Areas Remain Disproportionately Impacted by COVID-19 - 1,534 New Positive Cases and 25 New Deaths Due to COVID-19 in Los Angeles County

Most COVID-19 metrics, except for the sobering rise in deaths, are better than anticipated at this point in the post-holiday season and when compared to past winters. The absence of a post winter holiday spike in cases and hospitalizations may reflect the new tools available to blunt the impact of COVID, and the preventative health measures taken by residents and workers.

Los Angeles County remains in the Medium Community level, with a case rate of 122 new cases per 100,000 people and a hospital admission rate of 11.9 per 100,000 people.

Yet despite these promising trendlines, some individuals are at significantly greater risk for serious outcomes should they become infected.

Hospitalization rates for people 80 and older are nearly three times higher than for people 65- to 79-years-old in Los Angeles County, according to the most recent 90-day data. And the death rate for that same age group is nearly five times higher when compared to people ages 65 to 79.

In addition, when compared to people ages 50 to 64, residents who are 65- to 79-years-old have hospitalization rates that are more than three times higher, and the number of deaths per 100,000 people is more than five times higher.

Residents who live in communities with high rates of poverty also are disproportionately impacted by COVID-19. Many are part of our essential workforce who, by the very nature of their jobs, are in close contact with other workers and customers, increasing their exposure to COVID-19 and other respiratory viruses, particularly during times of high community transmission.

Hospitalization and death rates are nearly double for people living in the county’s poorest neighborhoods, where more than 30 percent of households live in poverty, compared to those residing in the wealthiest neighborhoods, according to data for the 90-day period ending Jan. 3.

To help minimize the impact of COVID-19, especially on the most vulnerable family, friends and community members, here are a few other simple steps everyone can take to protect themselves, the people they love and their community:

Vaccinations and Boosters: Being up to date on vaccinations and boosters is essential. The updated bivalent booster is readily available at Public Health sites, pharmacies, and other locations across the county. Seniors and residents who can’t easily leave their home may contact Public Health telehealth services at (833) 540-0473, seven days a week, from 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. to arrange for at-home COVID-19 bivalent booster and primary series vaccinations or transportation to a vaccination center. Residents also may go to VaccinateLACounty.com or VacunateLosAngeles.com (en español).

Masking: Wear a high-quality, well-fitting mask (such as N95s, KN95s, and KN94s) in public indoor spaces. Mask for 10 days after engaging in high-risk activities, such as traveling, attending large gatherings, or being exposed to a confirmed case. Ten days is the average incubation period of COVID-19 when the virus can spread before a person has symptom.

Testing: Testing at home is critical before gatherings, after a known exposure to the virus, or if experiencing symptoms. For more information go to ph.lacounty.gov/COVIDtests. Each household can receive four free tests from the federal government by visiting COVIDtests.gov.

Treatment: If you have possible symptoms of COVID-19 or flu, speak to a health care provider to see if you are eligible for a therapeutics prescription. To be effective, Paxlovid for COVID should be started within five days of symptom onset and Tamiflu, to treat influenza or flu, should be started withing two days of first symptoms.

Providers are available to answer questions about symptoms, give advice, and prescribe medications if appropriate, which can be shipped to a resident’s home, via telehealth services. This service is available seven days a week, from 8 am to 8:30 pm, by calling the Public Health Call Center at 1-833-540-0473. For additional COVID treatment options, visit a local test to treat site. Locations can be found at ph.lacounty.gov/covidmedicines

“I offer my sincere condolences to families and friends who continue to be impacted by COVID-19 and the death of a loved one,” said Dr. Barbara Ferrer, Ph.D., M.P.H., M.Ed., director of the county Department of Public Health. “Every day we strive to make choices that are best for us, our families, and the communities we live in. The pandemic is not over; however, we have likely entered a new phase as we make use of all the advancements in vaccines, testing, and therapeutics. Lower transmission protects everyone, especially those who are more vulnerable to severe illness or death. There may be challenges ahead, but I am encouraged by the current situation, especially compared to last year at this time. And I remain grateful for the many people of LA County taking steps to minimize the disease’s impact.”

LA County is reporting declines in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, and increases in deaths.

The 7-day average case count in the county is 1,776, a 15% decrease from one week ago when the 7-day average of 2,111 cases was reported. And over the past seven days, the average number of daily COVID-positive patients in Los Angeles County hospitals is 1,114, a decline of about 11% from last week when the average number of COVID-positive patients per day was 1,247.

The county is currently reporting an average of 23 deaths per day, an increase of 15% from the average of 20 deaths reported per day a week ago.

Today, Public Health reported 25 additional deaths and 1,534 new positive cases. To date, the total number of deaths in Los Angeles County is 34,969. There are 1,053 people with COVID-19 currently hospitalized.

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:

· COVID-19 Daily Data (cases, deaths, testing, testing positivity rate, mortality rate, and hospitalizations)

· COVID-19 Locations & Demographics (data by demographic characteristics and geography, active outbreaks, and citations)

· COVID-19 Response Plan

· COVID-19 Vaccinations

· Skilled Nursing Facility Metrics

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

· Los Angeles County Department of Public Health:

http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus/

· California Department of Public Health:

https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/Immunization/nCOV2019.aspx

· ·Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Spanish https://espanol.cdc.gov/enes/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

· World Health Organization https://www.who.int/health-topics/coronavirus

· · LA County residents can also call 2-1-1

Cases through 12:00pm 1/12/2022

Total Cases

Laboratory Confirmed Cases

3,659,260

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

3,460,151

-- Long Beach

160,144

-- Pasadena

38,965

Deaths

34,969

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

33,168

-- Long Beach

1,361

-- Pasadena

440

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

- 0 to 4

109,004

- 5 to 11

279,915

- 12 to 17

274,752

- 18 to 29

746,124

- 30 to 49

1,111,908

- 50 to 64

597,748

- 65 to 79

251,804

- over 80

86,459

- Under Investigation

2,437

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

- Female

1,782,831

- Male

1,587,431

- Other

1,725

- Under Investigation

88,164

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

- American Indian/Alaska Native

6,577

- Asian

255,911

- Black

180,474

- Hispanic/Latino

1,485,065

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

17,444

- White

477,049

- Other

395,435

- Under Investigation

642,196

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

- Hospitalized (Ever)

168,519

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

- American Indian/Alaska Native

77

- Asian

4,274

- Black

3,114

- Hispanic/Latino

16,462

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

114

- White

8,663

- Other

376

- Under Investigation

88

CITY / COMMUNITY**

Cases

Case Rate

City of Agoura Hills

6222

29795

City of Alhambra

24763

28554

City of Arcadia

13128

22731

City of Artesia

5823

34671

City of Avalon

287

7418

City of Azusa

17195

34363

City of Baldwin Park

29026

37810

City of Bell

16737

46067

City of Bell Gardens

16868

39163

City of Bellflower

30059

38669

City of Beverly Hills

11255

32604

City of Bradbury

69

6455

City of Burbank

31960

29819

City of Calabasas

5691

23398

City of Carson

34093

36329

City of Cerritos

12903

25771

City of Claremont

9856

27015

City of Commerce*

5739

43913

City of Compton

39479

39517

City of Covina

19750

40280

City of Cudahy

12051

49497

City of Culver City

11431

28674

City of Diamond Bar

13224

22992

City of Downey

45710

40004

City of Duarte

7294

33130

City of El Monte

41859

35695

City of El Segundo

3965

23621

City of Gardena

21365

34847

City of Glendale

58784

28468

City of Glendora

14672

27807

City of Hawaiian Gardens

4916

33497

City of Hawthorne

28872

32518

City of Hermosa Beach

4610

23437

City of Hidden Hills

378

20000

City of Huntington Park

25942

43612

City of Industry

985

225400

City of Inglewood

37782

33264

City of Irwindale

869

59561

City of La Canada Flintridge

4423

21374

City of La Habra Heights

208

3813

City of La Mirada

13819

27861

City of La Puente

15726

38642

City of La Verne

9061

27225

City of Lakewood

26289

32713

City of Lancaster*

62920

38943

City of Lawndale

10368

30844

City of Lomita

5900

28463

City of Lynwood*

30593

42463

City of Malibu

2807

21657

City of Manhattan Beach

7231

20087

City of Maywood

12631

45032

City of Monrovia

11588

29866

City of Montebello

24879

38647

City of Monterey Park

17046

27378

City of Norwalk

41935

38965

City of Palmdale

65771

41374

City of Palos Verdes Estates

2195

16233

City of Paramount

22293

39793

City of Pico Rivera

27400

42623

City of Pomona

64062

41084

City of Rancho Palos Verdes

7435

17393

City of Redondo Beach

15121

22011

City of Rolling Hills

282

14536

City of Rolling Hills Estates

1471

18131

City of Rosemead

14926

26967

City of San Dimas*

10877

31513

City of San Fernando

12570

51073

City of San Gabriel

11129

27174

City of San Marino

2343

17647

City of Santa Clarita

71849

32596

City of Santa Fe Springs

7714

42006

City of Santa Monica

25713

27814

City of Sierra Madre

2325

21158

City of Signal Hill

3984

33771

City of South El Monte

8268

39588

City of South Gate

46418

47291

City of South Pasadena

6118

23483

City of Temple City

10445

28652

City of Torrance

33223

22257

City of Vernon

356

170335

City of Walnut

7357

24096

City of West Covina

38637

35697

City of West Hollywood

11020

29823

City of Westlake Village

436

5215

City of Whittier

30556

34948

Los Angeles

1496094

36990

Los Angeles - Adams-Normandie

3149

38393

Los Angeles - Alsace

4408

35420

Los Angeles - Angeles National Forest

0

0

Los Angeles - Angelino Heights

825

32974

Los Angeles - Arleta

16627

48376

Los Angeles - Atwater Village

4956

33792

Los Angeles - Baldwin Hills

9967

32022

Los Angeles - Bel Air

2390

28354

Los Angeles - Beverly Crest

3262

26044

Los Angeles - Beverlywood

4126

31322

Los Angeles - Boyle Heights*

39863

45881

Los Angeles - Brentwood

8194

26471

Los Angeles - Brookside

149

25645

Los Angeles - Cadillac-Corning

2261

31751

Los Angeles - Canoga Park

24825

38023

Los Angeles - Carthay

4236

29492

Los Angeles - Central

16855

43227

Los Angeles - Century City

3645

28494

Los Angeles - Century Palms/Cove

16053

47542

Los Angeles - Chatsworth

12637

34098

Los Angeles - Cheviot Hills

2479

27031

Los Angeles - Chinatown

2831

35295

Los Angeles - Cloverdale/Cochran

5202

35745

Los Angeles - Country Club Park

4818

31796

Los Angeles - Crenshaw District

5225

37783

Los Angeles - Crestview

3865

33999

Los Angeles - Del Rey

8224

27472

Los Angeles - Downtown*

15810

57476

Los Angeles - Eagle Rock

13423

33906

Los Angeles - East Hollywood

9359

31956

Los Angeles - Echo Park

4410

30934

Los Angeles - El Sereno

16651

39827

Los Angeles - Elysian Park

1808

31653

Los Angeles - Elysian Valley

3510

34510

Los Angeles - Encino

14891

32965

Los Angeles - Exposition

1237

37192

Los Angeles - Exposition Park

17949

39960

Los Angeles - Faircrest Heights

1239

34417

Los Angeles - Figueroa Park Square

3719

42644

Los Angeles - Florence-Firestone

22558

47546

Los Angeles - Glassell Park

10790

34141

Los Angeles - Gramercy Place

4052

37644

Los Angeles - Granada Hills

21094

36250

Los Angeles - Green Meadows

9920

46129

Los Angeles - Hancock Park

4636

27208

Los Angeles - Harbor City

9217

31706

Los Angeles - Harbor Gateway

15405

35333

Los Angeles - Harbor Pines

632

26235

Los Angeles - Harvard Heights

6077

33696

Los Angeles - Harvard Park

17718

46706

Los Angeles - Highland Park

16874

34870

Los Angeles - Historic Filipinotown

5416

39048

Los Angeles - Hollywood

21199

31059

Los Angeles - Hollywood Hills

7475

25396

Los Angeles - Hyde Park

11695

40976

Los Angeles - Jefferson Park

3093

38313

Los Angeles - Koreatown

15972

30898

Los Angeles - Lafayette Square

1562

34262

Los Angeles - Lake Balboa

15959

37812

Los Angeles - Lakeview Terrace

6056

46113

Los Angeles - Leimert Park

5634

36981

Los Angeles - Lincoln Heights

12590

38623

Los Angeles - Little Armenia

2997

37346

Los Angeles - Little Bangladesh

8541

30134

Los Angeles - Little Tokyo

1434

45771

Los Angeles - Longwood

1748

40613

Los Angeles - Los Feliz

6222

28795

Los Angeles - Manchester Square

3147

36867

Los Angeles - Mandeville Canyon

876

28041

Los Angeles - Mar Vista

10661

25102

Los Angeles - Marina Peninsula

940

21560

Los Angeles - Melrose

25776

33175

Los Angeles - Mid-city

4396

29248

Los Angeles - Miracle Mile

4807

26728

Los Angeles - Mission Hills

11710

48541

Los Angeles - Mt. Washington

8084

33481

Los Angeles - North Hills

24879

40404

Los Angeles - North Hollywood

58131

38390

Los Angeles - Northridge

25065

35911

Los Angeles - Pacific Palisades

4910

23061

Los Angeles - Pacoima

38320

49780

Los Angeles - Palisades Highlands

910

23661

Los Angeles - Palms

11714

26697

Los Angeles - Panorama City

33038

43904

Los Angeles - Park La Brea

3176

23387

Los Angeles - Pico-Union

16082

38435

Los Angeles - Playa Del Rey

585

18304

Los Angeles - Playa Vista

3347

30575

Los Angeles - Porter Ranch

10318

28993

Los Angeles - Rancho Park

2196

33476

Los Angeles - Regent Square

863

31043

Los Angeles - Reseda

31429

41021

Los Angeles - Reseda Ranch

1769

38158

Los Angeles - Reynier Village

1147

27129

Los Angeles - San Pedro*

25650

32869

Los Angeles - Shadow Hills

1284

28906

Los Angeles - Sherman Oaks

27048

30999

Los Angeles - Silverlake

12982

29449

Los Angeles - South Carthay

3197

30175

Los Angeles - South Park

16700

43993

Los Angeles - St Elmo Village

1847

40292

Los Angeles - Studio City

6880

30660

Los Angeles - Sun Valley

22875

43586

Los Angeles - Sunland

6756

33105

Los Angeles - Sycamore Square

209

32303

Los Angeles - Sylmar*

41488

50351

Los Angeles - Tarzana

10316

33411

Los Angeles - Temple-Beaudry

13340

33788

Los Angeles - Thai Town

2762

28158

Los Angeles - Toluca Lake

2498

28699

Los Angeles - Toluca Terrace

518

39663

Los Angeles - Toluca Woods

466

25081

Los Angeles - Tujunga

8848

31816

Los Angeles - University Hills

914

26655

Los Angeles - University Park

11450

41703

Los Angeles - Valley Glen

11033

36757

Los Angeles - Valley Village

8392

33948

Los Angeles - Van Nuys*

37101

39811

Los Angeles - Venice

9011

26593

Los Angeles - Vermont Knolls

7377

42890

Los Angeles - Vermont Square

3704

48374

Los Angeles - Vermont Vista

18417

44717

Los Angeles - Vernon Central

24490

47098

Los Angeles - Victoria Park

2787

33183

Los Angeles - View Heights

1092

29561

Los Angeles - Watts

19364

45377

Los Angeles - Wellington Square

1808

36785

Los Angeles - West Adams

10738

38864

Los Angeles - West Hills

12689

31296

Los Angeles - West Los Angeles

11297

30016

Los Angeles - West Vernon

24398

45481

Los Angeles - Westchester

13446

26057

Los Angeles - Westlake

20489

34519

Los Angeles - Westwood

16108

29770

Los Angeles - Wholesale District*

21283

58908

Los Angeles - Wilmington

23299

41247

Los Angeles - Wilshire Center

16881

33648

Los Angeles - Winnetka

19595

37838

Los Angeles - Woodland Hills

20126

29573

Unincorporated - Acton

1982

24865

Unincorporated - Agua Dulce

972

23377

Unincorporated - Altadena

11351

26022

Unincorporated - Anaverde

418

27719

Unincorporated - Angeles National Forest

91

7309

Unincorporated - Arcadia

2182

27340

Unincorporated - Athens-Westmont

17238

40615

Unincorporated - Athens Village

2777

56708

Unincorporated - Avocado Heights

2692

39734

Unincorporated - Azusa

6275

39408

Unincorporated - Bassett

6105

41203

Unincorporated - Bouquet Canyon

201

18733

Unincorporated - Bradbury

128

118519

Unincorporated - Canyon Country

3682

47645

Unincorporated - Castaic*

9453

34765

Unincorporated - Cerritos

181

30835

Unincorporated - Charter Oak

10

50000

Unincorporated - Claremont

157

22365

Unincorporated - Covina

6139

36500

Unincorporated - Covina (Charter Oak)

4981

37896

Unincorporated - Del Aire

1198

27271

Unincorporated - Del Rey

143

44969

Unincorporated - Del Sur

690

28571

Unincorporated - Desert View Highlands

945

37906

Unincorporated - Duarte

1974

44580

Unincorporated - East Covina

88

26748

Unincorporated - East La Mirada

1615

30518

Unincorporated - East Lancaster

43

37719

Unincorporated - East Los Angeles

57732

46086

Unincorporated - East Pasadena

426

6653

Unincorporated - East Rancho Dominguez

6222

40645

Unincorporated - East Whittier

1402

26423

Unincorporated - El Camino Village

2678

30463

Unincorporated - El Monte

0

0

Unincorporated - Elizabeth Lake

284

17098

Unincorporated - Florence-Firestone

30013

46384

Unincorporated - Franklin Canyon

1

8333

Unincorporated - Glendora

195

29545

Unincorporated - Hacienda Heights

16259

29072

Unincorporated - Harbor Gateway

4

400000

Unincorporated - Hawthorne

746

29674

Unincorporated - Hi Vista

168

15301

Unincorporated - Kagel/Lopez Canyons

314

22238

Unincorporated - La Crescenta-Montrose

4359

22014

Unincorporated - La Habra Heights

19

2811

Unincorporated - La Rambla

870

41928

Unincorporated - La Verne*

650

31863

Unincorporated - Ladera Heights

2010

28426

Unincorporated - Lake Hughes

200

29940

Unincorporated - Lake Los Angeles

4024

30968

Unincorporated - Lake Manor

454

27632

Unincorporated - Lakewood

26

22807

Unincorporated - Lennox

7532

33413

Unincorporated - Leona Valley

306

17476

Unincorporated - Littlerock

1398

34767

Unincorporated - Littlerock/Juniper Hills

356

27448

Unincorporated - Littlerock/Pearblossom

1313

36789

Unincorporated - Llano

105

11973

Unincorporated - Marina del Rey

2649

28148

Unincorporated - Miracle Mile

0

0

Unincorporated - Monrovia

1102

28395

Unincorporated - Newhall

105

47727

Unincorporated - North Lancaster

507

42321

Unincorporated - North Whittier

3094

37010

Unincorporated - Northeast San Gabriel

5191

21597

Unincorporated - Padua Hills

37

17209

Unincorporated - Palmdale

265

31473

Unincorporated - Palos Verdes Peninsula

122

19646

Unincorporated - Pearblossom/Llano

429

21933

Unincorporated - Pellissier Village

366

59128

Unincorporated - Placerita Canyon

24

5217

Unincorporated - Pomona

119

6140

Unincorporated - Quartz Hill

3867

29963

Unincorporated - Rancho Dominguez

1186

44570

Unincorporated - Roosevelt

278

29860

Unincorporated - Rosewood

505

39269

Unincorporated - Rosewood/East Gardena

527

44174

Unincorporated - Rosewood/West Rancho Dominguez

1316

39155

Unincorporated - Rowland Heights

12179

23870

Unincorporated - San Clemente Island

0

0

Unincorporated - San Francisquito Canyon/Bouquet Canyon

44

5128

Unincorporated - San Jose Hills

7833

38737

Unincorporated - San Pasqual

89

4373

Unincorporated - Sand Canyon

60

19481

Unincorporated - Santa Catalina Island

580

217228

Unincorporated - Santa Monica Mountains*

3840

20622

Unincorporated - Saugus

337

217419

Unincorporated - Saugus/Canyon Country

124

34831

Unincorporated - South Antelope Valley

119

26154

Unincorporated - South El Monte

751

41838

Unincorporated - South San Gabriel

3117

35228

Unincorporated - South Whittier

21266

35909

Unincorporated - Southeast Antelope Valley

247

31626

Unincorporated - Stevenson Ranch

5844

27874

Unincorporated - Sun Village

2122

35156

Unincorporated - Sunrise Village

575

44367

Unincorporated - Twin Lakes/Oat Mountain

427

25754

Unincorporated - Val Verde

1200

36265

Unincorporated - Valencia

923

30046

Unincorporated - Valinda

9493

40619

Unincorporated - View Park/Windsor Hills

3501

30090

Unincorporated - Walnut Park

7340

45469

Unincorporated - West Antelope Valley

185

12244

Unincorporated - West Carson

8048

36439

Unincorporated - West Chatsworth

5

41667

Unincorporated - West LA

837

87920

Unincorporated - West Puente Valley

4183

42532

Unincorporated - West Rancho Dominguez

491

36130

Unincorporated - West Whittier/Los Nietos

10599

39365

Unincorporated - Westfield/Academy Hills

246

18923

Unincorporated - Westhills

196

23361

Unincorporated - White Fence Farms

914

24817

Unincorporated - Whittier

962

25423

Unincorporated - Whittier Narrows

76

633333

Unincorporated - Willowbrook

16440

47088

Unincorporated - Wiseburn

1853

30745

- Under Investigation

69436

* --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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