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For Immediate Release:

January 26, 2022

Two Years After the First Case of COVID-19 was Identified in LA County, Sensible Public Health Measures Contribute to Slowing the Spread - 20,866 New Positive Cases and 91 New Deaths Due to COVID- 19 in Los Angeles County; Including One 15-Month-Old

On the two-year anniversary of LA County’s first confirmed COVID-19 case, Public Health reports an additional 91 deaths due to COVID-19, which tragically includes a 15-month-old. This is the youngest resident to die of COVID-19 since the pandemic began and a stark reminder that the virus can cause devastating outcomes among those most vulnerable, including young children not yet eligible for vaccinations.

To protect school-aged children, Public Health and LA County schools have implemented safety measures that are resulting in fewer cases among students and staff. For the week ending January 23rd, schools conducted 555,879 tests and confirmed 40,694 positive tests, with a test positivity of 7%. This is a 33% decrease from the prior week, when test positivity was 11%. Of note, most of these tests (70%) are conducted by LAUSD alone. In the week ending January 23rd, LAUSD conducted approximately 389,000 tests, detected 30,379 positive tests, and had a test positivity of 7.8%.


Despite declines in cases, the number of school outbreaks increased reflecting the highly infectious Omicron variant. Between January 16th-22nd, there were 11 new school outbreaks opened (9 in elementary schools, 1 in a high school, and 1 in youth sports). These numbers remain relatively low given the high numbers of new cases and suggest that schools continue to successfully implement public health measures that reduce spread.

The comprehensive approach utilized by schools to reduce transmission includes school-based vaccine clinics, testing, and upgraded mask requirements for staff to help maintain a safe school environment. This week there are nearly 190 school-based vaccine clinics scheduled, offering first, second and third doses. Public Health is also distributing an additional nearly 1 million home test kits to school districts over the next 2 weeks, facilitating increased response testing capacity at many schools.


Parents are reminded that the COVID-19 vaccine is the very best way to protect their child from COVID-19 and that already more than 15 million children ages five and older have safely received the vaccine across this country. For more information about the vaccine, parents can visit VaccineLACounty.com or VacunateLosAngeles.com.

“As we mark the two-year anniversary of the first case detected in LA County, I send my heartfelt condolences and wishes of healing to the family who suffered the devastating loss of their small child, and to the countless people who have lost a loved one to this pandemic,” said Dr. Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd, Director of Public Health. “Prioritizing and ensuring safety at schools during a surge is only possible if all those at the school commit to complying fully with public health measures; this cannot be accomplished by staff alone. Wearing a high- grade face mask both indoors and outdoors when around others is absolutely essential for staff and highly recommended for students, as all evidence points to the effectiveness of well-fitting high-quality masks in limiting spread of virus particles,” Ferrer continued. “Frequent testing can help identify asymptomatic individuals before they have a lot of opportunities to transmit to others, so parents are urged to allow their children to participate in school testing programs. And everyone infected and exposed will need to follow the school-based isolation and quarantine rules that are meant to reduce school outbreaks. Without everyone working together to minimize exposures, there could be more disruptions affecting school communities across the county.”

Today, Public Health confirmed 91 additional deaths and 20,866 new cases of COVID-19. Of the 91 new deaths reported today, one person who died was between the ages of 0-4, one person was between the ages of 18 and 29, eight people were between the ages of 30 and 49, 14 were between the ages of 50 and 64, 34 were between the ages of 65-79, and 30 were over the age of 80 years old. Of the 91 newly reported deaths, 79 had underlying conditions. Information on the three deaths reported by the City of Long Beach is available at www.longbeach.gov To date, the total number of deaths in L.A. County is 28,630.

Public Health has identified a total 2,560,768 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of L.A. County. Today’s positivity rate is 13.6%.

There are 4,534 people with COVID-19 currently hospitalized. Testing results are available for more than 10,947,900 individuals, with 21% of people testing positive.

To keep workplaces and schools open, residents and workers are asked to:

Adhere to masking requirements when indoors or at crowded outdoor spaces, regardless of vaccination status.

Remain home when sick, isolate if positive and quarantine when in close contact.

Residents are legally required to be isolated if they have a positive COVID test result and are vaccinated. Close contacts with symptoms and unvaccinated close contacts need to be quarantined.

For updated isolation and quarantine guidance, please visit www.publichealth.lacounty.gov

COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective and are recommended for everyone 5 years old and older to help protect against COVID-19. Vaccinations are always free and open to eligible residents and workers regardless of immigration status. Appointments are not needed at all Public Health vaccination sites and many community sites where first, second, and third doses are available.

To find a vaccination site near you, or to make an appointment, please visit:

www.VaccinateLACounty.com (English) or www.VacunateLosAngeles.com (Spanish).

If you need assistance, you can also call 1-833-540-0473 for help:

Finding an appointment, connecting to free transportation to and from a vaccination site, or Schedule a home visit if you are homebound.

For more information regarding COVID-19 in LA County you can also visit the Public Health website at www.publichealth.lacounty.gov here you will find information on:

COVID-19 sector protocols & best practices,

COVID-19 Vaccine Dashboards, and

COVID-19 Surveillance Interactive and, Recovery Dashboards

Please see additional information below:

Cases through 12:00pm 01/25/2022

Total Cases

NEW

Laboratory Confirmed Cases

2,560,768

20866

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

2,420,665

18123

-- Long Beach

114,905

2461

-- Pasadena

25,198

282

Deaths

28,630

91

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

27,140

88

-- Long Beach

1,112

3

-- Pasadena

378

0

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

- 0 to 4

71966

- 5 to 11

206711

- 12 to 17

205317

- 18 to 29

549263

- 30 to 49

778482

- 50 to 64

403314

- 65 to 79

154084

- over 80

49883

- Under Investigation

1645

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

- Female

1229068

- Male

1123008

- Other

895

- Under Investigation

67694

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

- American Indian/Alaska Native

4298

- Asian

136937

- Black

122190

- Hispanic/Latino

1117735

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

12388

- White

307295

- Other

263861

- Under Investigation

455961

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

- Hospitalized (Ever)

122106

**DATA Under reported

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

- American Indian/Alaska Native

64

- Asian

3469

- Black

2460

- Hispanic/Latino

14228

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

97

- White

6541

- Other

230

- Under Investigation

51

CITY / COMMUNITY**

Cases

Case Rate

City of Agoura Hills

2816

13485

City of Alhambra

14870

17146

City of Arcadia

7019

12153

City of Artesia

3722

22161

City of Avalon

56

1447

City of Azusa

12542

25064

City of Baldwin Park

21128

27522

City of Bell

12331

33940

City of Bell Gardens

12589

29228

City of Bellflower

21181

27248

City of Beverly Hills

7337

21254

City of Bradbury

55

5145

City of Burbank

19917

18583

City of Calabasas

3456

14209

City of Carson

22967

24473

City of Cerritos

7444

14868

City of Claremont

5378

14741

City of Commerce*

4045

30951

City of Compton

30274

30303

City of Covina

13467

27466

City of Cudahy

8970

36842

City of Culver City

6531

16383

City of Diamond Bar

8057

14009

City of Downey

32682

28602

City of Duarte

4690

21303

City of El Monte

29665

25297

City of El Segundo

2486

14810

City of Gardena

14647

23890

City of Glendale

40331

19531

City of Glendora

10661

20205

City of Hawaiian Gardens

3798

25879

City of Hawthorne

20776

23400

City of Hermosa Beach

3014

15323

City of Hidden Hills

227

12011

City of Huntington Park

19773

33241

City of Industry

309

70709

City of Inglewood

27051

23816

City of Irwindale

490

33585

City of La Canada Flintridge

2555

12347

City of La Habra Heights

153

2805

City of La Mirada

9397

18946

City of La Puente

11558

28400

City of La Verne

6469

19437

City of Lakewood

16848

20965

City of Lancaster*

45776

28332

City of Lawndale

7404

22027

City of Lomita

3827

18462

City of Lynwood*

22302

30955

City of Malibu

1840

14196

City of Manhattan Beach

4407

12242

City of Maywood

9319

33224

City of Monrovia

7379

19018

City of Montebello

17554

27268

City of Monterey Park

10132

16273

City of Norwalk

30270

28126

City of Palmdale

47975

30179

City of Palos Verdes Estates

1342

9925

City of Paramount

17101

30525

City of Pico Rivera

18983

29530

City of Pomona

46868

30057

City of Rancho Palos Verdes

4330

10129

City of Redondo Beach

8958

13040

City of Rolling Hills

171

8814

City of Rolling Hills Estates

862

10625

City of Rosemead

9465

17100

City of San Dimas*

7219

20915

City of San Fernando

9579

38920

City of San Gabriel

6556

16008

City of San Marino

1206

9083

City of Santa Clarita

49426

22423

City of Santa Fe Springs

5767

31404

City of Santa Monica

15000

16226

City of Sierra Madre

1339

12185

City of Signal Hill

2611

22133

City of South El Monte

5988

28671

City of South Gate

34299

34944

City of South Pasadena

3551

13630

City of Temple City

5454

14961

City of Torrance

20074

13448

City of Vernon

249

119139

City of Walnut

4234

13867

City of West Covina

26587

24564

City of West Hollywood

7150

19350

City of Westlake Village

248

2967

City of Whittier

21317

24381

Los Angeles

1051002

25985

Los Angeles - Adams-Normandie

2303

28079

Los Angeles - Alsace

3177

25528

Los Angeles - Angeles National Forest

6

15000

Los Angeles - Angelino Heights

556

22222

Los Angeles - Arleta

12589

36628

Los Angeles - Atwater Village

3191

21758

Los Angeles - Baldwin Hills

6702

21533

Los Angeles - Bel Air

1285

15245

Los Angeles - Beverly Crest

2053

16391

Los Angeles - Beverlywood

2676

20314

Los Angeles - Boyle Heights*

29808

34308

Los Angeles - Brentwood

4849

15665

Los Angeles - Brookside

83

14286

Los Angeles - Cadillac-Corning

1652

23199

Los Angeles - Canoga Park

18172

27833

Los Angeles - Carthay

2568

17879

Los Angeles - Central

13376

34304

Los Angeles - Century City

1977

15455

Los Angeles - Century Palms/Cove

12297

36418

Los Angeles - Chatsworth

8352

22536

Los Angeles - Cheviot Hills

1394

15200

Los Angeles - Chinatown

1761

21955

Los Angeles - Cloverdale/Cochran

3567

24510

Los Angeles - Country Club Park

3164

20880

Los Angeles - Crenshaw District

3512

25396

Los Angeles - Crestview

2540

22343

Los Angeles - Del Rey

5389

18002

Los Angeles - Downtown*

10428

37910

Los Angeles - Eagle Rock

8047

20326

Los Angeles - East Hollywood

6465

22075

Los Angeles - Echo Park

2953

20714

Los Angeles - El Sereno

11950

28583

Los Angeles - Elysian Park

1212

21218

Los Angeles - Elysian Valley

2403

23626

Los Angeles - Encino

9152

20260

Los Angeles - Exposition

866

26037

Los Angeles - Exposition Park

12561

27965

Los Angeles - Faircrest Heights

782

21722

Los Angeles - Figueroa Park Square

2755

31590

Los Angeles - Florence-Firestone

17657

37216

Los Angeles - Glassell Park

7121

22532

Los Angeles - Gramercy Place

2930

27220

Los Angeles - Granada Hills

14423

24786

Los Angeles - Green Meadows

7723

35913

Los Angeles - Hancock Park

2938

17243

Los Angeles - Harbor City

6255

21517

Los Angeles - Harbor Gateway

10981

25186

Los Angeles - Harbor Pines

427

17725

Los Angeles - Harvard Heights

4543

25190

Los Angeles - Harvard Park

13565

35759

Los Angeles - Highland Park

11634

24042

Los Angeles - Historic Filipinotown

3813

27491

Los Angeles - Hollywood

14199

20803

Los Angeles - Hollywood Hills

4629

15727

Los Angeles - Hyde Park

8279

29007

Los Angeles - Jefferson Park

2228

27598

Los Angeles - Koreatown

11030

21338

Los Angeles - Lafayette Square

1100

24128

Los Angeles - Lake Balboa

11159

26439

Los Angeles - Lakeview Terrace

4227

32186

Los Angeles - Leimert Park

3815

25041

Los Angeles - Lincoln Heights

9155

28085

Los Angeles - Little Armenia

2101

26181

Los Angeles - Little Bangladesh

5714

20160

Los Angeles - Little Tokyo

931

29716

Los Angeles - Longwood

1185

27533

Los Angeles - Los Feliz

3308

15309

Los Angeles - Manchester Square

2188

25633

Los Angeles - Mandeville Canyon

457

14629

Los Angeles - Mar Vista

6400

15069

Los Angeles - Marina Peninsula

577

13234

Los Angeles - Melrose

17605

22659

Los Angeles - Mid-city

3033

20180

Los Angeles - Miracle Mile

3036

16881

Los Angeles - Mission Hills

8679

35977

Los Angeles - Mt. Washington

5652

23409

Los Angeles - North Hills

18199

29556

Los Angeles - North Hollywood

42062

27778

Los Angeles - Northridge

17115

24521

Los Angeles - Pacific Palisades

2690

12634

Los Angeles - Pacoima

29418

38216

Los Angeles - Palisades Highlands

505

13131

Los Angeles - Palms

7094

16168

Los Angeles - Panorama City

24524

32590

Los Angeles - Park La Brea

1920

14138

Los Angeles - Pico-Union

12171

29088

Los Angeles - Playa Del Rey

358

11202

Los Angeles - Playa Vista

1995

18224

Los Angeles - Porter Ranch

6364

17882

Los Angeles - Rancho Park

1207

18399

Los Angeles - Regent Square

591

21259

Los Angeles - Reseda

22385

29217

Los Angeles - Reseda Ranch

1270

27394

Los Angeles - Reynier Village

769

18188

Los Angeles - San Pedro*

17592

22543

Los Angeles - Shadow Hills

890

20036

Los Angeles - Sherman Oaks

16648

19080

Los Angeles - Silverlake

8417

19094

Los Angeles - South Carthay

2015

19018

Los Angeles - South Park

13417

35344

Los Angeles - St Elmo Village

1300

28360

Los Angeles - Studio City

3924

17487

Los Angeles - Sun Valley

17354

33066

Los Angeles - Sunland

4607

22574

Los Angeles - Sycamore Square

101

15611

Los Angeles - Sylmar*

30564

37093

Los Angeles - Tarzana

6934

22458

Los Angeles - Temple-Beaudry

9703

24576

Los Angeles - Thai Town

1937

19747

Los Angeles - Toluca Lake

1503

17268

Los Angeles - Toluca Terrace

319

24426

Los Angeles - Toluca Woods

293

15770

Los Angeles - Tujunga

6056

21776

Los Angeles - University Hills

640

18664

Los Angeles - University Park

7510

27353

Los Angeles - Valley Glen

7985

26602

Los Angeles - Valley Village

5355

21663

Los Angeles - Van Nuys*

27596

29611

Los Angeles - Venice

5892

17388

Los Angeles - Vermont Knolls

5581

32448

Los Angeles - Vermont Square

2817

36790

Los Angeles - Vermont Vista

14072

34167

Los Angeles - Vernon Central

19645

37780

Los Angeles - Victoria Park

2026

24122

Los Angeles - View Heights

661

17894

Los Angeles - Watts

14737

34534

Los Angeles - Wellington Square

1240

25229

Los Angeles - West Adams

7647

27676

Los Angeles - West Hills

7614

18779

Los Angeles - West Los Angeles

6674

17733

Los Angeles - West Vernon

18400

34300

Los Angeles - Westchester

7755

15028

Los Angeles - Westlake

15149

25523

Los Angeles - Westwood

8250

15247

Los Angeles - Wholesale District*

14520

40189

Los Angeles - Wilmington

17594

31147

Los Angeles - Wilshire Center

11211

22346

Los Angeles - Winnetka

13806

26660

Los Angeles - Woodland Hills

12811

18824

Unincorporated - Acton

1347

16899

Unincorporated - Agua Dulce

716

17220

Unincorporated - Altadena

7513

17224

Unincorporated - Anaverde

288

19098

Unincorporated - Angeles National Forest

66

5301

Unincorporated - Arcadia

1296

16239

Unincorporated - Athens-Westmont

12932

30470

Unincorporated - Athens Village

2066

42189

Unincorporated - Avocado Heights

2031

29978

Unincorporated - Azusa

4497

28242

Unincorporated - Bassett

4424

29858

Unincorporated - Bouquet Canyon

137

12768

Unincorporated - Bradbury

61

56481

Unincorporated - Canyon Country

2342

30305

Unincorporated - Castaic*

6614

24324

Unincorporated - Cerritos

124

21124

Unincorporated - Charter Oak

2

10000

Unincorporated - Claremont

84

11966

Unincorporated - Covina

4420

26280

Unincorporated - Covina (Charter Oak)

3258

24787

Unincorporated - Del Aire

809

18416

Unincorporated - Del Rey

78

24528

Unincorporated - Del Sur

473

19586

Unincorporated - Desert View Highlands

691

27718

Unincorporated - Duarte

1387

31323

Unincorporated - East Covina

70

21277

Unincorporated - East La Mirada

1082

20446

Unincorporated - East Lancaster

33

28947

Unincorporated - East Los Angeles

43366

34618

Unincorporated - East Pasadena

283

4420

Unincorporated - East Rancho Dominguez

4645

30344

Unincorporated - East Whittier

964

18168

Unincorporated - El Camino Village

1699

19327

Unincorporated - El Monte

47

32414

Unincorporated - Elizabeth Lake

181

10897

Unincorporated - Florence-Firestone

23867

36886

Unincorporated - Franklin Canyon

1

8333

Unincorporated - Glendora

152

23030

Unincorporated - Hacienda Heights

10538

18843

Unincorporated - Harbor Gateway

3

300000

Unincorporated - Hawthorne

556

22116

Unincorporated - Hi Vista

118

10747

Unincorporated - Kagel/Lopez Canyons

474

33569

Unincorporated - La Crescenta-Montrose

2586

13060

Unincorporated - La Habra Heights

17

2515

Unincorporated - La Rambla

522

25157

Unincorporated - La Verne*

431

21127

Unincorporated - Ladera Heights

1157

16363

Unincorporated - Lake Hughes

129

19311

Unincorporated - Lake Los Angeles

3102

23873

Unincorporated - Lake Manor

300

18259

Unincorporated - Lakewood

1

877

Unincorporated - Lennox

5913

26231

Unincorporated - Leona Valley

242

13821

Unincorporated - Littlerock

1067

26536

Unincorporated - Littlerock/Juniper Hills

250

19275

Unincorporated - Littlerock/Pearblossom

945

26478

Unincorporated - Llano

92

10490

Unincorporated - Marina del Rey

1491

15843

Unincorporated - Miracle Mile

0

0

Unincorporated - Monrovia

776

19995

Unincorporated - Newhall

81

36818

Unincorporated - North Lancaster

298

24875

Unincorporated - North Whittier

2158

25813

Unincorporated - Northeast San Gabriel

3610

15019

Unincorporated - Padua Hills

19

8837

Unincorporated - Palmdale

197

23397

Unincorporated - Palos Verdes Peninsula

59

9501

Unincorporated - Pearblossom/Llano

286

14622

Unincorporated - Pellissier Village

284

45880

Unincorporated - Placerita Canyon

12

2609

Unincorporated - Pomona

127

6553

Unincorporated - Quartz Hill

2825

21889

Unincorporated - Rancho Dominguez

842

31642

Unincorporated - Roosevelt

198

21267

Unincorporated - Rosewood

366

28460

Unincorporated - Rosewood/East Gardena

370

31014

Unincorporated - Rosewood/West Rancho Dominguez

993

29545

Unincorporated - Rowland Heights

7696

15084

Unincorporated - San Clemente Island

0

0

Unincorporated - San Francisquito Canyon/Bouquet Canyon

32

3730

Unincorporated - San Jose Hills

5865

29005

Unincorporated - San Pasqual

56

2752

Unincorporated - Sand Canyon

39

12662

Unincorporated - Santa Catalina Island

561

210112

Unincorporated - Santa Monica Mountains*

2350

12620

Unincorporated - Saugus

288

185806

Unincorporated - Saugus/Canyon Country

83

23315

Unincorporated - South Antelope Valley

83

18242

Unincorporated - South El Monte

585

32591

Unincorporated - South San Gabriel

1783

20151

Unincorporated - South Whittier

15496

26166

Unincorporated - Southeast Antelope Valley

171

21895

Unincorporated - Stevenson Ranch

3630

17314

Unincorporated - Sun Village

1629

26988

Unincorporated - Sunrise Village

386

29784

Unincorporated - Twin Lakes/Oat Mountain

277

16707

Unincorporated - Val Verde

757

22877

Unincorporated - Valencia

618

20117

Unincorporated - Valinda

6842

29276

Unincorporated - View Park/Windsor Hills

2184

18771

Unincorporated - Walnut Park

5490

34009

Unincorporated - West Antelope Valley

121

8008

Unincorporated - West Carson

4880

22095

Unincorporated - West Chatsworth

4

33333

Unincorporated - West LA

478

50210

Unincorporated - West Puente Valley

2981

30310

Unincorporated - West Rancho Dominguez

358

26343

Unincorporated - West Whittier/Los Nietos

7479

27777

Unincorporated - Westfield/Academy Hills

147

11308

Unincorporated - Westhills

118

14064

Unincorporated - White Fence Farms

658

17866

Unincorporated - Whittier

668

17653

Unincorporated - Whittier Narrows

61

508333

Unincorporated - Willowbrook

12536

35906

Unincorporated - Wiseburn

1294

21470

- Under Investigation

61980

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