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For Immediate Release:

February 10, 2023

Newer COVID-19 Strain XBB.1.5 Emerges as Dominant in Los Angeles County - 1,482 New Positive Cases and 22 New Deaths Due to COVID-19 in Los Angeles County

A newer COVID-19 Omicron strain, XBB.1.5, has emerged as dominant in Los Angeles County, according to the most recent analysis of local COVID samples from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health). XBB.1.5 accounts for 32.8% of sequenced COVID-19 specimens in Los Angeles County for the week ending Jan. 21, outcompeting BQ.1.1, the previously dominant strain.

While new emergent strains have the potential to drive surges in transmission, Los Angeles County is currently reporting a steady number of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations compared to the week prior, with deaths slightly lower from what was seen for most of January. Other parts of the country with significant transmission of XBB.1.5 also have not seen significant increases in COVID-19 hospitalizations or deaths.

Los Angeles County remains in the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Protection’s (CDC) Low COVID-19 Community Level for the fourth consecutive week.

Currently, Los Angeles County’s Low Community Level included a 7-day case rate of 69 new cases per 100,000 people, stable from the week prior. The 7-day total for new COVID-19 hospital admissions per 100,000 people is currently 7, with no change from last week. And the 7-day average of the proportion of staffed inpatient beds occupied by COVID-19 patients is now 4%, the same as it was the week prior.

Because the new dominant strain has more potential to cause infection, Public Health officials are asking residents, especially those who are most vulnerable to severe outcomes, to consider using common-sense protections, such as getting the bivalent booster, testing before large gatherings, and seeking immediate treatment, if sick.

People over 50 and those with common health conditions, including diabetes, hypertension, asthma, kidney or liver disease, or being overweight, are at greater risk of having severe illness or death from a COVID-19 infection. They and the people around them should take extra precautions to stay safe and healthy.

Bivalent boosters offer significant protection even against the newer COVID strains circulating now, including XBB.1.5. In Los Angeles County, unvaccinated people are more than six times more likely to be hospitalized and eight times more likely to die when compared to people who have received the updated bivalent booster.

The bivalent booster is free and available to adults and children ages 6 months or older two months after their last COVID-19 vaccine or booster.

Free vaccines, boosters, testing and treatment remain widely available throughout Los Angeles County. Visit a community-based test to treat site or access telehealth services by calling 1-833-540-0473. Health services for homebound residents also are available.

For more information, visit VaccinateLACounty.com or VacunateLosAngeles.com (en español).

“I extend my deepest sympathies to those who have lost a loved one to COVID-19. Please accept my condolences and wishes for comfort and healing,” said Dr. Barbara Ferrer, Ph.D., M.P.H., M.Ed., Director of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. “I continue to be encouraged by the COVID numbers we are seeing in LA County. Amidst the optimism, I know we all need to continue to support those who remain impacted by COVID-19, particularly residents who are older, immunocompromised, have disabilities, and those with many exposures during the course of their day. Care options, including free telehealth services, therapeutics, and vaccines are available and continued access remains our top priority.”

Today, Public Health reported 22 additional deaths and 1,482 new positive cases. To date, the total number of deaths in L.A. County is 35,425. There are 689 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

For more information:

Cases through 12:00pm 2/9/2023

Total Cases

Laboratory Confirmed Cases

3,687,409

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

3,486,655

-- Long Beach

161,400

-- Pasadena

39,354

Deaths

35,425

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

33,603

-- Long Beach

1,380

-- Pasadena

442

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

- 0 to 4

109,997

- 5 to 11

281,086

- 12 to 17

275,884

- 18 to 29

750,572

- 30 to 49

1,119,510

- 50 to 64

603,312

- 65 to 79

255,481

- over 80

88,355

- Under Investigation

2,458

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

- Female

1,797,232

- Male

1,599,266

- Other

1,754

- Under Investigation

88,403

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

- American Indian/Alaska Native

6,620

- Asian

258,538

- Black

182,263

- Hispanic/Latino

1,495,394

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

17,511

- White

481,587

- Other

398,890

- Under Investigation

645,852

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

- Hospitalized (Ever)

171,178

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

- American Indian/Alaska Native

79

- Asian

4,355

- Black

3,146

- Hispanic/Latino

16,603

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

115

- White

8,827

- Other

392

- Under Investigation

86

CITY / COMMUNITY**

Cases

Case Rate

City of Agoura Hills

6276

30053

City of Alhambra

24988

28813

City of Arcadia

13300

23029

City of Artesia

5902

35141

City of Avalon

288

7444

City of Azusa

17316

34604

City of Baldwin Park

29234

38080

City of Bell

16817

46287

City of Bell Gardens

16963

39384

City of Bellflower

30322

39007

City of Beverly Hills

11363

32917

City of Bradbury

70

6548

City of Burbank

32256

30095

City of Calabasas

5736

23583

City of Carson

34377

36631

City of Cerritos

13055

26075

City of Claremont

10115

27724

City of Commerce*

5781

44234

City of Compton

39731

39769

City of Covina

19916

40618

City of Cudahy

12109

49735

City of Culver City

11578

29043

City of Diamond Bar

13364

23236

City of Downey

46096

40342

City of Duarte

7354

33403

City of El Monte

42189

35976

City of El Segundo

3993

23788

City of Gardena

21518

35097

City of Glendale

59308

28722

City of Glendora

14775

28002

City of Hawaiian Gardens

4943

33681

City of Hawthorne

29135

32814

City of Hermosa Beach

4640

23589

City of Hidden Hills

378

20000

City of Huntington Park

26087

43855

City of Industry

991

226773

City of Inglewood

38114

33556

City of Irwindale

873

59836

City of La Canada Flintridge

4464

21573

City of La Habra Heights

210

3850

City of La Mirada

13941

28107

City of La Puente

15822

38878

City of La Verne

9124

27414

City of Lakewood

26537

33022

City of Lancaster*

63277

39164

City of Lawndale

10428

31023

City of Lomita

5959

28747

City of Lynwood*

30813

42768

City of Malibu

2827

21812

City of Manhattan Beach

7300

20278

City of Maywood

12695

45260

City of Monrovia

11671

30080

City of Montebello

25080

38959

City of Monterey Park

17191

27611

City of Norwalk

42314

39317

City of Palmdale

66159

41618

City of Palos Verdes Estates

2217

16396

City of Paramount

22446

40066

City of Pico Rivera

27659

43026

City of Pomona

64626

41445

City of Rancho Palos Verdes

7552

17667

City of Redondo Beach

15274

22234

City of Rolling Hills

286

14742

City of Rolling Hills Estates

1503

18526

City of Rosemead

15028

27151

City of San Dimas*

10955

31739

City of San Fernando

12646

51381

City of San Gabriel

11229

27419

City of San Marino

2364

17805

City of Santa Clarita

72353

32824

City of Santa Fe Springs

7771

42316

City of Santa Monica

25943

28063

City of Sierra Madre

2351

21394

City of Signal Hill

4028

34144

City of South El Monte

8325

39861

City of South Gate

46702

47580

City of South Pasadena

6178

23713

City of Temple City

10528

28879

City of Torrance

33626

22527

City of Vernon

356

170335

City of Walnut

7436

24355

City of West Covina

38933

35971

City of West Hollywood

11100

30040

City of Westlake Village

441

5275

City of Whittier

30854

35289

Los Angeles

1506966

37259

Los Angeles - Adams-Normandie

3169

38637

Los Angeles - Alsace

4453

35781

Los Angeles - Angeles National Forest

0

0

Los Angeles - Angelino Heights

835

33373

Los Angeles - Arleta

16745

48720

Los Angeles - Atwater Village

5002

34106

Los Angeles - Baldwin Hills

10058

32315

Los Angeles - Bel Air

2400

28473

Los Angeles - Beverly Crest

3280

26188

Los Angeles - Beverlywood

4156

31549

Los Angeles - Boyle Heights*

40030

46073

Los Angeles - Brentwood

8258

26677

Los Angeles - Brookside

149

25645

Los Angeles - Cadillac-Corning

2274

31934

Los Angeles - Canoga Park

25008

38304

Los Angeles - Carthay

4290

29868

Los Angeles - Central

16914

43378

Los Angeles - Century City

3679

28760

Los Angeles - Century Palms/Cove

16140

47800

Los Angeles - Chatsworth

12761

34432

Los Angeles - Cheviot Hills

2516

27434

Los Angeles - Chinatown

2851

35544

Los Angeles - Cloverdale/Cochran

5243

36027

Los Angeles - Country Club Park

4862

32086

Los Angeles - Crenshaw District

5267

38087

Los Angeles - Crestview

3884

34166

Los Angeles - Del Rey

8278

27652

Los Angeles - Downtown*

15941

57953

Los Angeles - Eagle Rock

13537

34194

Los Angeles - East Hollywood

9426

32185

Los Angeles - Echo Park

4447

31194

Los Angeles - El Sereno

16765

40100

Los Angeles - Elysian Park

1813

31740

Los Angeles - Elysian Valley

3532

34726

Los Angeles - Encino

15024

33260

Los Angeles - Exposition

1256

37763

Los Angeles - Exposition Park

18070

40230

Los Angeles - Faircrest Heights

1245

34583

Los Angeles - Figueroa Park Square

3752

43023

Los Angeles - Florence-Firestone

22690

47824

Los Angeles - Glassell Park

10880

34426

Los Angeles - Gramercy Place

4098

38071

Los Angeles - Granada Hills

21275

36561

Los Angeles - Green Meadows

9976

46389

Los Angeles - Hancock Park

4673

27425

Los Angeles - Harbor City

9286

31944

Los Angeles - Harbor Gateway

15513

35580

Los Angeles - Harbor Pines

638

26484

Los Angeles - Harvard Heights

6114

33901

Los Angeles - Harvard Park

17837

47020

Los Angeles - Highland Park

16980

35089

Los Angeles - Historic Filipinotown

5451

39301

Los Angeles - Hollywood

21367

31305

Los Angeles - Hollywood Hills

7545

25634

Los Angeles - Hyde Park

11773

41249

Los Angeles - Jefferson Park

3116

38598

Los Angeles - Koreatown

16065

31078

Los Angeles - Lafayette Square

1574

34525

Los Angeles - Lake Balboa

16097

38139

Los Angeles - Lakeview Terrace

6086

46341

Los Angeles - Leimert Park

5685

37315

Los Angeles - Lincoln Heights

12669

38866

Los Angeles - Little Armenia

3013

37545

Los Angeles - Little Bangladesh

8588

30300

Los Angeles - Little Tokyo

1448

46218

Los Angeles - Longwood

1760

40892

Los Angeles - Los Feliz

6291

29114

Los Angeles - Manchester Square

3183

37289

Los Angeles - Mandeville Canyon

887

28393

Los Angeles - Mar Vista

10770

25358

Los Angeles - Marina Peninsula

951

21812

Los Angeles - Melrose

25955

33406

Los Angeles - Mid-city

4430

29474

Los Angeles - Miracle Mile

4847

26950

Los Angeles - Mission Hills

11792

48881

Los Angeles - Mt. Washington

8139

33709

Los Angeles - North Hills

25030

40650

Los Angeles - North Hollywood

58526

38651

Los Angeles - Northridge

25300

36248

Los Angeles - Pacific Palisades

4956

23277

Los Angeles - Pacoima

38539

50064

Los Angeles - Palisades Highlands

915

23791

Los Angeles - Palms

11817

26932

Los Angeles - Panorama City

33230

44159

Los Angeles - Park La Brea

3203

23586

Los Angeles - Pico-Union

16144

38583

Los Angeles - Playa Del Rey

587

18367

Los Angeles - Playa Vista

3368

30766

Los Angeles - Porter Ranch

10399

29221

Los Angeles - Rancho Park

2216

33780

Los Angeles - Regent Square

867

31187

Los Angeles - Reseda

31684

41354

Los Angeles - Reseda Ranch

1779

38374

Los Angeles - Reynier Village

1163

27507

Los Angeles - San Pedro*

25838

33110

Los Angeles - Shadow Hills

1297

29199

Los Angeles - Sherman Oaks

27297

31285

Los Angeles - Silverlake

13091

29696

Los Angeles - South Carthay

3220

30392

Los Angeles - South Park

16785

44216

Los Angeles - St Elmo Village

1862

40620

Los Angeles - Studio City

6932

30891

Los Angeles - Sun Valley

23019

43860

Los Angeles - Sunland

6814

33389

Los Angeles - Sycamore Square

209

32303

Los Angeles - Sylmar*

41752

50671

Los Angeles - Tarzana

10427

33771

Los Angeles - Temple-Beaudry

13413

33972

Los Angeles - Thai Town

2780

28341

Los Angeles - Toluca Lake

2519

28941

Los Angeles - Toluca Terrace

523

40046

Los Angeles - Toluca Woods

467

25135

Los Angeles - Tujunga

8903

32014

Los Angeles - University Hills

919

26801

Los Angeles - University Park

11529

41991

Los Angeles - Valley Glen

11101

36984

Los Angeles - Valley Village

8451

34187

Los Angeles - Van Nuys*

37333

40059

Los Angeles - Venice

9058

26732

Los Angeles - Vermont Knolls

7428

43186

Los Angeles - Vermont Square

3729

48701

Los Angeles - Vermont Vista

18524

44976

Los Angeles - Vernon Central

24569

47250

Los Angeles - Victoria Park

2799

33325

Los Angeles - View Heights

1098

29724

Los Angeles - Watts

19478

45644

Los Angeles - Wellington Square

1821

37050

Los Angeles - West Adams

10803

39099

Los Angeles - West Hills

12785

31533

Los Angeles - West Los Angeles

11402

30295

Los Angeles - West Vernon

24560

45783

Los Angeles - Westchester

13666

26483

Los Angeles - Westlake

20664

34814

Los Angeles - Westwood

16355

30226

Los Angeles - Wholesale District*

21579

59728

Los Angeles - Wilmington

23432

41482

Los Angeles - Wilshire Center

17004

33893

Los Angeles - Winnetka

19719

38078

Los Angeles - Woodland Hills

20285

29807

Unincorporated - Acton

2001

25104

Unincorporated - Agua Dulce

980

23569

Unincorporated - Altadena

11466

26286

Unincorporated - Anaverde

419

27785

Unincorporated - Angeles National Forest

92

7390

Unincorporated - Arcadia

2199

27553

Unincorporated - Athens-Westmont

17358

40898

Unincorporated - Athens Village

2800

57178

Unincorporated - Avocado Heights

2709

39985

Unincorporated - Azusa

6312

39641

Unincorporated - Bassett

6141

41446

Unincorporated - Bouquet Canyon

203

18919

Unincorporated - Bradbury

130

120370

Unincorporated - Canyon Country

3703

47917

Unincorporated - Castaic*

9521

35015

Unincorporated - Cerritos

185

31516

Unincorporated - Charter Oak

10

50000

Unincorporated - Claremont

157

22365

Unincorporated - Covina

6191

36810

Unincorporated - Covina (Charter Oak)

5006

38086

Unincorporated - Del Aire

1212

27589

Unincorporated - Del Rey

144

45283

Unincorporated - Del Sur

695

28778

Unincorporated - Desert View Highlands

949

38067

Unincorporated - Duarte

1980

44715

Unincorporated - East Covina

89

27052

Unincorporated - East La Mirada

1631

30820

Unincorporated - East Lancaster

43

37719

Unincorporated - East Los Angeles

58088

46371

Unincorporated - East Pasadena

427

6669

Unincorporated - East Rancho Dominguez

6272

40972

Unincorporated - East Whittier

1412

26611

Unincorporated - El Camino Village

2703

30747

Unincorporated - El Monte

0

0

Unincorporated - Elizabeth Lake

285

17158

Unincorporated - Florence-Firestone

30169

46625

Unincorporated - Franklin Canyon

1

8333

Unincorporated - Glendora

195

29545

Unincorporated - Hacienda Heights

16387

29301

Unincorporated - Harbor Gateway

4

400000

Unincorporated - Hawthorne

756

30072

Unincorporated - Hi Vista

170

15483

Unincorporated - Kagel/Lopez Canyons

315

22309

Unincorporated - La Crescenta-Montrose

4402

22231

Unincorporated - La Habra Heights

21

3107

Unincorporated - La Rambla

890

42892

Unincorporated - La Verne*

653

32010

Unincorporated - Ladera Heights

2032

28737

Unincorporated - Lake Hughes

200

29940

Unincorporated - Lake Los Angeles

4045

31130

Unincorporated - Lake Manor

456

27754

Unincorporated - Lakewood

26

22807

Unincorporated - Lennox

7578

33617

Unincorporated - Leona Valley

308

17590

Unincorporated - Littlerock

1403

34892

Unincorporated - Littlerock/Juniper Hills

359

27679

Unincorporated - Littlerock/Pearblossom

1323

37069

Unincorporated - Llano

106

12087

Unincorporated - Marina del Rey

2668

28350

Unincorporated - Miracle Mile

0

0

Unincorporated - Monrovia

1118

28807

Unincorporated - Newhall

105

47727

Unincorporated - North Lancaster

509

42487

Unincorporated - North Whittier

3117

37285

Unincorporated - Northeast San Gabriel

5239

21796

Unincorporated - Padua Hills

37

17209

Unincorporated - Palmdale

267

31710

Unincorporated - Palos Verdes Peninsula

123

19807

Unincorporated - Pearblossom/Llano

432

22086

Unincorporated - Pellissier Village

374

60420

Unincorporated - Placerita Canyon

24

5217

Unincorporated - Pomona

120

6192

Unincorporated - Quartz Hill

3886

30110

Unincorporated - Rancho Dominguez

1195

44908

Unincorporated - Roosevelt

281

30183

Unincorporated - Rosewood

508

39502

Unincorporated - Rosewood/East Gardena

535

44845

Unincorporated - Rosewood/West Rancho Dominguez

1330

39572

Unincorporated - Rowland Heights

12296

24099

Unincorporated - San Clemente Island

0

0

Unincorporated - San Francisquito Canyon/Bouquet Canyon

44

5128

Unincorporated - San Jose Hills

7879

38964

Unincorporated - San Pasqual

89

4373

Unincorporated - Sand Canyon

61

19805

Unincorporated - Santa Catalina Island

581

217603

Unincorporated - Santa Monica Mountains*

3872

20794

Unincorporated - Saugus

339

218710

Unincorporated - Saugus/Canyon Country

130

36517

Unincorporated - South Antelope Valley

121

26593

Unincorporated - South El Monte

758

42228

Unincorporated - South San Gabriel

3140

35488

Unincorporated - South Whittier

21446

36213

Unincorporated - Southeast Antelope Valley

248

31754

Unincorporated - Stevenson Ranch

5895

28117

Unincorporated - Sun Village

2129

35272

Unincorporated - Sunrise Village

582

44907

Unincorporated - Twin Lakes/Oat Mountain

430

25935

Unincorporated - Val Verde

1204

36386

Unincorporated - Valencia

927

30176

Unincorporated - Valinda

9572

40957

Unincorporated - View Park/Windsor Hills

3553

30537

Unincorporated - Walnut Park

7387

45760

Unincorporated - West Antelope Valley

185

12244

Unincorporated - West Carson

8148

36892

Unincorporated - West Chatsworth

5

41667

Unincorporated - West LA

857

90021

Unincorporated - West Puente Valley

4212

42827

Unincorporated - West Rancho Dominguez

492

36203

Unincorporated - West Whittier/Los Nietos

10669

39625

Unincorporated - Westfield/Academy Hills

250

19231

Unincorporated - Westhills

197

23480

Unincorporated - White Fence Farms

920

24980

Unincorporated - Whittier

971

25661

Unincorporated - Whittier Narrows

76

633333

Unincorporated - Willowbrook

16558

47426

Unincorporated - Wiseburn

1879

31176

- Under Investigation

69886

* --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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