5,610 New Positive Cases and 75 New Deaths Due to COVID-19 in Los Angeles County

LOS ANGELES, CA, Feb 11 – Today, Public Health confirmed 75 additional deaths and 5,610 new cases of COVID-19. Of the 75 new deaths reported today, one person was between the ages of 18-29, three people were between the ages of 30-49, 11 were between the ages of 50-64, 24 were between the ages of 65-79, and 30 were aged 80 years or older. Of the 75 newly reported deaths, 58 had underlying health conditions. Information on the two deaths reported by the City of Long Beach and four reported by the City of Pasadena is available at www.LongBeach.gov and www.CityofPasadena.net To date, the total number of deaths in L.A. County is 29,764.

Public Health has reported a total of 2,752,398 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of L.A. County. Today’s positivity rate is 4%.

There are 2,307 people with COVID-19 currently hospitalized. Testing results are available for more than 11,244,300 individuals, with 22% of people testing positive.

Public Health continues to see positive improvements across many COVID-19 metrics at skilled nursing facilities.

For the week of February 3 – 9, new positive cases at skilled nursing facilities declined significantly among both residents and staff. Among residents, cases decreased by 49%, and staff cases decreased by 52% as compared to the previous week.

The significant drop in cases comes as vaccination and booster rates among residents and staff increased. As of January 30, 90% of residents were fully vaccinated and 85% of those eligible for an additional dose were boosted as well.

Among eligible staff, vaccination rates are also very high with 97% of staff fully vaccinated and 81% of those eligible for an additional dose were boosted. The number of staff fully vaccinated and boosted increased by 59% since December 13, when the booster mandate for healthcare workers was issued.

For the week of February 4 – 10, there were 662 new positive healthcare worker cases across the county, which is a 13% decrease compared to the number of cases reported the week of Jan 28 – Feb 3.

“I send my deepest sympathies and wishes of peace and comfort to the many families who have lost a loved one due to COVID-19,” said Dr. Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd, Director of Public Health. “Given the evidence of waning protection over time from the COVID vaccines, eligible residents and workers should get boosted as soon as possible. As we think about the ‘post-surge’ strategies, increasing the number of people optimally protected from COVID infection helps us decrease the number of people who become seriously ill and die from COVID. Appropriate actions that allow us to live with this virus without major disruptions to our lives will need to include strategies that reduce the impact of the virus on those most vulnerable.”

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