Los Angeles County Department of Public Health officials confirmed Friday 28 new deaths and 43,712 new circumstances of COVID-19 countywide, with 50,586 complete circumstances within the Santa Clarita Valley.
As cases proceed to surge, L.A. County today recorded over 43,000 instances, setting a report for at some point. This follows yesterday’s report variety of over 37,000 cases, which was the previous report for highest every day case counts.
Healthcare Workforce Shortages
As Public Health continues to reply to this latest surge, the county’s well being system is experiencing vital healthcare workforce shortages because of high charges of COVID transmission. As of January 6, there are an extra 973 newly reported circumstances because the previous report ending on December 30; this is an increase of over 47 percent for the rationale that prior reporting interval. In complete, there have been 50,353 healthcare workers and first responders confirmed with COVID-19 in Los Angeles County.
As of January 6, expert nursing services and hospitals reported the best share staff circumstances among health care setting sites. Among occupations, nursing workers accounted for 27% of latest instances. Public Health can also be reporting that among all healthcare employees, over one-third (39%) reported being exposed to a known case inside their facility, both a affected person and/or co-worker.
Given the highly effective protection supplied by booster doses, LA County revised its Health Officer Order to align with the State of California Health Officer Order requiring booster doses for all healthcare staff. The revised order required booster-eligible staff in healthcare settings be boosted by February 1, 2022, or be examined for COVID-19 twice a week (if in acute well being care or long-term care settings).
“I know so many are mourning the loss of a loved one and ship my heartfelt condolences and needs for therapeutic,” said Dr. Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd, Director of Public Health. “Keeping healthcare employees safe is important to sustaining performance throughout our healthcare amenities when surges result in staffing shortages and rising rates of hospitalizations. Across multiple healthcare settings, our well being care personnel have given their all and been totally vaccinated at high levels for many months,” Ferrer continued. “Every resident also can do their half to guard our healthcare personnel and hospitals. Please get vaccinated or boosted as soon as potential if eligible. Vaccinated individuals are between ten and thirty times much less more probably to need hospital care than those unvaccinated. We ask that you do not go to the emergency room until you want care for a severe medical concern and please do not name 911 until you have a life-threatening emergency.”
New Deaths in LA County
Of the 28 new deaths reported today, three folks have been between the ages of 30 and 49, 4 had been between the ages of 50-64, 15 had been between the ages of 65-79, and 4 have been over the age of 80 years outdated. Of the 28 newly reported deaths, 24 had underlying circumstances.
To date, the total number of deaths in L.A. County is 27,756. Information on the 2 deaths reported by the city of Long Beach is on the market at www.LongBeach.gov
Public Health has recognized a total of 1,887,526 positive circumstances of COVID-19 across all areas of L.A. County. Today’s positivity price is 20.9 %.
There are 2,902 people with COVID-19 presently hospitalized. Testing results are available for more than 10,235,300 individuals, with 17 % of people testing optimistic.
To keep workplaces and faculties open, residents and staff are asked to:
– Adhere to masking necessities when indoors or at crowded outdoor areas, no matter vaccination status
– Stay home if you’re sick and cling to isolation and quarantine necessities in case you are infected with COVID or an in depth contact with an contaminated person
Residents are legally required to isolate if they’ve a optimistic COVID take a look at outcome and vaccinated close contacts with symptoms and unvaccinated close contacts need to quarantine.
For updated isolation and quarantine guidance, please go to www.publichealth.lacounty.gov
For data on the place you will get examined, please go to www.covid19.lacounty.gov/testing/
For updated isolation and quarantine steering, please visit www.publichealth.lacounty.gov.
COVID-19 vaccines are protected and efficient and are beneficial for everybody 5 years old and older to assist shield towards COVID-19. Vaccinations are always free and open to eligible residents and workers regardless of immigration standing. Appointments are not wanted at all Public Health vaccination websites and plenty of group websites the place first, second, and third doses can be found.
To discover a vaccination web site close to you, or to make an appointment, please go to:
www.VaccinateLACounty.com (English) or
Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital
Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital reported Friday one test pending, 57 patients within the hospital, a complete of 1,766 patients who’ve been handled and discharged for the explanation that pandemic began, and no extra deceased, confirmed spokesman Patrick Moody.
“We strongly encourage everyone to observe CDC guidelines to guard themselves and people around them,” Moody mentioned.
Privacy legal guidelines prohibit the hospital from releasing the neighborhood of residence for patients who die there; that data is reported by the L.A. County Public Health COVID-19 dashboard, which usually lags 48 hours behind.
William S. Hart Union High School District COVID-19 Dashboard
The William S. Hart Union High School District provides ongoing data to our neighborhood concerning COVID-19 cases while maintaining confidentiality for our college students and workers. The COVID-19 case knowledge beneath is updated regularly to point any currently confirmed COVID-19 positive case in employees members or college students by college web site. The data under is specific to individuals who have been physically present on a District campus within 14 days of receiving a optimistic COVID-19 take a look at. The District, along side the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, conducts contact tracing and instantly notifies and supplies assets for parents of scholars recognized as shut contacts (6 feet or less for 15 cumulative minutes or more).
Note: To see the communication course of in the occasion of a positive COVID-19 case, visit https://www.hartdistrict.org/apps/pages/covid-19dashboard
Santa Clarita Valley Friday Update
As of 5 p.m. Friday, the L.A. County Public Health dashboard remains unchanged with a complete number of 376 COVID-19 deaths to date within the Santa Clarita Valley.
The following is the community breakdown of the 376 SCV residents who have died, according to the L.A. County dashboard:
310 in Santa Clarita
23 in Castaic
13 in Acton
9 in Stevenson Ranch
7 in unincorporated Canyon Country
5 in Agua Dulce
3 in Val Verde
2 in Valencia
1 in unincorporated Bouquet Canyon
1 in Elizabeth Lake
1 in Newhall
1 in unincorporated Saugus/Canyon Country
0 in Lake Hughes (**revised from 1)
Of the 50,586 cases reported to Public Health for the SCV so far, the group breakdown is as follows:
Santa Clarita: 37,387
Stevenson Ranch: 2,684
Canyon Country (unincorporated portion): 1,708
Val Verde: 559
Agua Dulce: 537
Valencia (unincorporated portion west of I-5): 450
Saugus (unincorporated portion): 224
Elizabeth Lake: 146
Bouquet Canyon: 99
Lake Hughes: 91
Newhall (Unincorporated portion): 73
Saugus/Canyon Country: 62
Sand Canyon: 32
San Francisquito/Bouquet Canyon: 27
Placerita Canyon: 7
*Note: The county is unable to break out separate numbers for Castaic and PDC/NCCF because the county makes use of geotagging software that cannot be changed at this time, in accordance with officials. Click right here for the LASD COVID-19 dashboard.
California did not released a brand new COVID-19 replace as of press time on Friday.
The most up to date knowledge is available on the state’s COVID-19 information dashboard.
Statewide COVID-19 Data
Cases, hospitalizations and deaths are largely occurring amongst unvaccinated populations. See the data for unvaccinated and vaccinated cases, hospitalizations and deaths.
– 65,613,968 complete vaccines administered.
– 79.8% of the eligible population (5+) has been vaccinated with no much less than one dose.
– 142,439 folks a day are receiving COVID-19 vaccination (average day by day dose rely over 7 days).
– California has 5,530,751 confirmed instances to date.
– Thursday’s average case depend is 36,282 (average every day case count over 7 days).
– The testing positivity fee is 21.4% (average rate over 7 days).
(*Note: As of January 5, 2022, hospitalized and ICU patients only reflect confirmed COVID-19 cases).
– There are 8,671* hospitalizations statewide.
– There are 1,430* ICU patients statewide.
– Unvaccinated people were 10.1 instances extra prone to be hospitalized with COVID-19 (data from Dec. 13, 2021 to Dec. 19, 2021).
– There have been 76,049 COVID-19 deaths for the explanation that start of the pandemic.
– COVID-19 claims the lives of 44 Californians every day (average every day dying depend over 7 days).
– Unvaccinated people have been 16.6 occasions extra prone to die from COVID-19 (data from Dec. 6, 2021 to Dec. 12, 2021).
Testing Turnaround Time
The testing turnaround time dashboard reports how lengthy California patients are ready for COVID-19 check outcomes. During the week of December 19 to December 25, the average time sufferers waited for take a look at outcomes was one day. During this same time period, 78% of patients acquired check results in one day and 95% obtained them inside two days.
Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C)
As of Jan. 3, there have been 779 cases of Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) reported statewide. MIS-C is a rare inflammatory situation associated with COVID-19 that can harm a quantity of organ techniques. MIS-C can require hospitalization and be life threatening.
Keep California Healthy
Protect your self, household, friends and your community by following these prevention measures:
– Get vaccinated when it’s your turn. Californians age 16+ are eligible to make an appointment.
– If you may be experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 (fever, cough, shortness of breath, fatigue, muscle or body aches), call your health care supplier.
– If you consider you may have been exposed, get examined. Free, confidential testing is out there statewide.
– Keep gatherings small and outdoors and observe state and native public well being steerage.
– Wear a masks and get the most out of masking – an effective mask has each good fit and good filtration.
– Wash palms with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
– Delay non-essential journey outdoors of California until you are fully vaccinated. Follow California’s travel advisory.
– Avoid shut contact with people who are sick and stay residence from work and college if you feel sick.
– Add your cellphone to the battle by signing up for COVID-19 publicity notifications from CA Notify.
– Answer the call or textual content if a contact tracer from the CA COVID Team or your local well being division tries to connect.
Additional data and udpates:
Tracking COVID-19 in California
State Dashboard – Daily COVID-19 data
County Map – Local knowledge, together with tier status and ICU capacity
Data and Tools – Models and dashboards for researchers, scientists, and the public
Blueprint for a Safer Economy– Data for establishing tier status
COVID-19 Race & Ethnicity Data – Weekly up to date Race & Ethnicity data
Cases and Deaths by Age Group – Weekly updated Deaths by Age Group data
Health Equity Dashboard – See how COVID-19 highlights current inequities in health
Tracking Variants – Data on the variants California is currently monitoring
Safe Schools for All Hub – Information about safe in-person instruction
School Districts Reopening Map – knowledge on public colleges and reported outbreaks
Always examine with trusted sources for the newest accurate information about novel coronavirus:
– Los Angeles County Department of Public Health
– California Department of Public Health
– Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
– World Health Organization
L.A. County residents can even call 2-1-1.
What to Do if You Think You’re Sick
Call ahead: If you’re experiencing signs of COVID-19 (fever, cough or shortness of breath), call your health care provider earlier than in search of medical care in order that acceptable precautions could be taken. More than 85 neighborhood testing websites additionally offer free, confidential testing: Find a COVID-19 Testing Site.
For extra details about what Californians can do to forestall the unfold of COVID-19, go to Coronavirus (COVID-19) in California.
California continues to issue steering on getting ready and protecting California from COVID-19. Consolidated steering is on the market on the California Department of Public Health’s Guidance webpage.