TK-12 Schools Experience Small Increases in Cases and Outbreaks Over the Past Month as the BA.2 Subvariant Circulates More Widely

973 New Positive Cases and 11 New Deaths Due to COVID-19 in Los Angeles County

With a relaxing of masking mandates at schools and increased circulation of the more infectious BA.2 subvariant, there were small increases in cases and outbreaks at TK-12 schools in LA County.

For the week ending April 8, there were 822 positive tests among the 443,000 tests administered, resulting in a positivity rate of 0.19%. Positive tests increased by 42% from the week prior when there were 577 positive tests among the 433,000 tests administered for the week ending April 1. 

School-associated outbreaks nearly doubled in one month. For the week ending April 9, there were 11 new school-associated outbreaks, (seven in elementary schools, one in a middle school, three in high schools). This is nearly double when compared to the number of new outbreaks one month ago when there were six new school-associated outbreaks for the week ending March 12. It is important to note that many schools have been closed these past two weeks for spring break.

To help promote safety at schools, Public Health is working with partners to ensure easy access to COVID-19 vaccines at schools, with over 240 school-based vaccine clinics scheduled this week and next week. More than 400 additional school-based vaccine clinics are scheduled during the remainder of April. School vaccine clinics offer pediatric doses for those 5-11 years of age, as well as vaccines and boosters for eligible individuals 12 years of age and older. As a reminder, vaccines continue to provide the best protection against illness and hospitalizations and are the safest way to keep children in school and other activities.

Safety at schools is enhanced when everyone continues following sensible safety measures. Public Health strongly recommends students and staff wear masks indoors, as mask wearing is highly effective at reducing spread inside classrooms. Note that schools are required to offer medical masks and respirators to school employees who work indoors and are in contact with others.

Schools should also conduct response testing of persons with an exposure and/or for those who have symptoms. Those who test positive are required to isolate need a negative test to return to school for shortened isolation periods. Exposed, asymptomatic students remaining in school during their 10-day quarantine period should be masked whenever indoors and tested as soon after the exposure as possible. Where resources allow, those students unvaccinated or not fully vaccinated should be tested weekly.

“I send my deepest sympathies and wishes of peace and comfort to the many families who have lost a loved one from COVID-19,” said Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd, Director of Public Health. “With the highly infectious BA.2 subvariant circulating and residents traveling and gathering for Spring Break and Spring holidays, there is increased risk of virus transmission. There are also tools at hand that can mitigate the increased risks: masking indoors can reduce transmission; testing regularly or quickly after developing symptoms or being exposed can help identify those infected; making it easy to access vaccines and boosters improves community level protection; and, following all COVID isolation and quarantine protocols for those who test positive or are exposed helps break the chain of transmission.   If we take sensible safety measures, we each have an ability to better protect ourselves and others from becoming infected with this more easily transmissible variant, BA.2”

Today, Public Health reported 11 additional deaths and 973 new positive cases of COVID-19. Of the 11 new deaths reported today, two people were between the ages of 50-64, four people were between the ages of 65-79, and five people were aged 80 years or older. Of the 11 newly reported deaths, 10 people had underlying health conditions. To date, the total number of deaths in L.A. County is 31,830.

Public Health has reported a total of 2,848,030 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of L.A. County. Today’s positivity rate is 1.3%.

There are 256 people with COVID-19 currently hospitalized. Testing results are available for more than 11,765,800 individuals, with 22% of people testing positive.

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:

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Total Cases

 

Laboratory Confirmed Cases

2,848,030

 

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

2,693,947

 

— Long Beach

125,764

 

— Pasadena

28,319

 

Deaths

31,830

 

— Los Angeles County (excl. LB and Pas)

30,157

 

— Long Beach

1,261

 

— Pasadena

412

 

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

 

 

– 0 to 4

82788

 

– 5 to 11

239601

 

– 12 to 17

233900

 

– 18 to 29

600257

 

– 30 to 49

859299

 

– 50 to 64

446128

 

– 65 to 79

173425

 

–  over 80

56441

 

–  Under Investigation

2108

 

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

 

 

–  Female

1370073

 

–  Male

1248137

 

–  Other

1087

 

–  Under Investigation

74650

 

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

 

 

–  American Indian/Alaska Native

4948

 

–  Asian

165709

 

–  Black

135194

 

–  Hispanic/Latino

1229865

 

–  Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

13637

 

–  White

347361

 

–  Other

298830

 

–  Under Investigation

498403

 

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

 

 

–  Hospitalized (Ever)

136,762

 

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

 

 

–  American Indian/Alaska Native

73

 

–  Asian

3761

 

–  Black

2793

 

–  Hispanic/Latino

15508

 

–  Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

111

 

–  White

7504

 

–  Other

312

 

–  Under Investigation

95

 

 

CITY / COMMUNITY**

Cases

Case Rate

 

City of Agoura Hills

4182

20026

 

City of Alhambra

16944

19538

 

City of Arcadia

8068

13970

 

City of Artesia

4179

24882

 

City of Avalon

63

1628

 

City of Azusa

13701

27380

 

City of Baldwin Park

22866

29785

 

City of Bell

13858

38143

 

City of Bell Gardens

14156

32867

 

City of Bellflower

23289

29959

 

City of Beverly Hills

8365

24232

 

City of Bradbury

66

6174

 

City of Burbank

22341

20844

 

City of Calabasas

3994

16421

 

City of Carson

25555

27231

 

City of Cerritos

8398

16774

 

City of Claremont

6937

19014

 

City of Commerce*

4512

34524

 

City of Compton

33087

33119

 

City of Covina

14657

29893

 

City of Cudahy

10022

41163

 

City of Culver City

7410

18588

 

City of Diamond Bar

9146

15902

 

City of Downey

35870

31392

 

City of Duarte

5166

23465

 

City of El Monte

33018

28156

 

City of El Segundo

2801

16687

 

City of Gardena

16224

26462

 

City of Glendale

44449

21526

 

City of Glendora

11774

22314

 

City of Hawaiian Gardens

4169

28407

 

City of Hawthorne

22579

25431

 

City of Hermosa Beach

3309

16823

 

City of Hidden Hills

260

13757

 

City of Huntington Park

22035

37044

 

City of Industry

400

91533

 

City of Inglewood

29359

25848

 

City of Irwindale

538

36875

 

City of La Canada Flintridge

2886

13947

 

City of La Habra Heights

162

2970

 

City of La Mirada

10436

21041

 

City of La Puente

12676

31147

 

City of La Verne

7063

21222

 

City of Lakewood

18949

23580

 

City of Lancaster*

50846

31470

 

City of Lawndale

8092

24073

 

City of Lomita

4305

20768

 

City of Lynwood*

24795

34415

 

City of Malibu

2121

16364

 

City of Manhattan Beach

4991

13864

 

City of Maywood

10554

37627

 

City of Monrovia

8273

21322

 

City of Montebello

19200

29825

 

City of Monterey Park

11517

18498

 

City of Norwalk

33198

30847

 

City of Palmdale

52921

33290

 

City of Palos Verdes Estates

1518

11226

 

City of Paramount

18911

33756

 

City of Pico Rivera

20953

32594

 

City of Pomona

51961

33323

 

City of Rancho Palos Verdes

4913

11493

 

City of Redondo Beach

10031

14602

 

City of Rolling Hills

189

9742

 

City of Rolling Hills Estates

996

12277

 

City of Rosemead

10801

19514

 

City of San Dimas*

8060

23351

 

City of San Fernando

10432

42386

 

City of San Gabriel

7593

18540

 

City of San Marino

1433

10793

 

City of Santa Clarita

53963

24481

 

City of Santa Fe Springs

6353

34595

 

City of Santa Monica

17135

18535

 

City of Sierra Madre

1526

13887

 

City of Signal Hill

2843

24099

 

City of South El Monte

6573

31472

 

City of South Gate

38352

39073

 

City of South Pasadena

4023

15442

 

City of Temple City

6213

17043

 

City of Torrance

22898

15340

 

City of Vernon

308

147368

 

City of Walnut

4880

15983

 

City of West Covina

29234

27010

 

City of West Hollywood

8023

21713

 

City of Westlake Village

278

3325

 

City of Whittier

23693

27099

 

Los Angeles

1173226

29007

 

Los Angeles – Adams-Normandie

2610

31822

 

Los Angeles – Alsace

3537

28421

 

Los Angeles – Angeles National Forest

6

15000

 

Los Angeles – Angelino Heights

631

25220

 

Los Angeles – Arleta

13613

39607

 

Los Angeles – Atwater Village

3539

24131

 

Los Angeles – Baldwin Hills

7487

24055

 

Los Angeles – Bel Air

1492

17701

 

Los Angeles – Beverly Crest

2363

18866

 

Los Angeles – Beverlywood

3039

23070

 

Los Angeles – Boyle Heights*

33273

38296

 

Los Angeles – Brentwood

5560

17962

 

Los Angeles – Brookside

97

16695

 

Los Angeles – Cadillac-Corning

1827

25657

 

Los Angeles – Canoga Park

20077

30751

 

Los Angeles – Carthay

2914

20288

 

Los Angeles – Central

14857

38103

 

Los Angeles – Century City

2359

18441

 

Los Angeles – Century Palms/Cove

13471

39895

 

Los Angeles – Chatsworth

9286

25056

 

Los Angeles – Cheviot Hills

1632

17795

 

Los Angeles – Chinatown

1988

24785

 

Los Angeles – Cloverdale/Cochran

4047

27809

 

Los Angeles – Country Club Park

3650

24088

 

Los Angeles – Crenshaw District

3981

28787

 

Los Angeles – Crestview

2874

25281

 

Los Angeles – Del Rey

5972

19949

 

Los Angeles – Downtown*

11805

42916

 

Los Angeles – Eagle Rock

9211

23267

 

Los Angeles – East Hollywood

7317

24984

 

Los Angeles – Echo Park

3345

23464

 

Los Angeles – El Sereno

13266

31731

 

Los Angeles – Elysian Park

1371

24002

 

Los Angeles – Elysian Valley

2718

26723

 

Los Angeles – Encino

10319

22844

 

Los Angeles – Exposition

974

29284

 

Los Angeles – Exposition Park

14477

32231

 

Los Angeles – Faircrest Heights

895

24861

 

Los Angeles – Figueroa Park Square

3023

34663

 

Los Angeles – Florence-Firestone

19476

41050

 

Los Angeles – Glassell Park

8012

25351

 

Los Angeles – Gramercy Place

3192

29654

 

Los Angeles – Granada Hills

15979

27460

 

Los Angeles – Green Meadows

8525

39642

 

Los Angeles – Hancock Park

3368

19766

 

Los Angeles – Harbor City

6997

24069

 

Los Angeles – Harbor Gateway

12127

27814

 

Los Angeles – Harbor Pines

457

18971

 

Los Angeles – Harvard Heights

5141

28506

 

Los Angeles – Harvard Park

14952

39415

 

Los Angeles – Highland Park

12959

26780

 

Los Angeles – Historic Filipinotown

4264

30743

 

Los Angeles – Hollywood

16032

23489

 

Los Angeles – Hollywood Hills

5252

17843

 

Los Angeles – Hyde Park

9225

32322

 

Los Angeles – Jefferson Park

2497

30930

 

Los Angeles – Koreatown

12946

25044

 

Los Angeles – Lafayette Square

1240

27199

 

Los Angeles – Lake Balboa

12226

28967

 

Los Angeles – Lakeview Terrace

4599

35019

 

Los Angeles – Leimert Park

4240

27831

 

Los Angeles – Lincoln Heights

10077

30914

 

Los Angeles – Little Armenia

2436

30355

 

Los Angeles – Little Bangladesh

6836

24119

 

Los Angeles – Little Tokyo

1091

34823

 

Los Angeles – Longwood

1323

30739

 

Los Angeles – Los Feliz

3809

17628

 

Los Angeles – Manchester Square

2382

27905

 

Los Angeles – Mandeville Canyon

517

16549

 

Los Angeles – Mar Vista

7302

17193

 

Los Angeles – Marina Peninsula

666

15275

 

Los Angeles – Melrose

20105

25876

 

Los Angeles – Mid-city

3421

22761

 

Los Angeles – Miracle Mile

3424

19038

 

Los Angeles – Mission Hills

9390

38924

 

Los Angeles – Mt. Washington

6354

26316

 

Los Angeles – North Hills

19978

32445

 

Los Angeles – North Hollywood

46149

30477

 

Los Angeles – Northridge

19056

27302

 

Los Angeles – Pacific Palisades

3315

15570

 

Los Angeles – Pacoima

32034

41614

 

Los Angeles – Palisades Highlands

610

15861

 

Los Angeles – Palms

7956

18133

 

Los Angeles – Panorama City

27030

35920

 

Los Angeles – Park La Brea

2246

16539

 

Los Angeles – Pico-Union

13843

33084

 

Los Angeles – Playa Del Rey

409

12797

 

Los Angeles – Playa Vista

2250

20554

 

Los Angeles – Porter Ranch

7183

20184

 

Los Angeles – Rancho Park

1416

21585

 

Los Angeles – Regent Square

640

23022

 

Los Angeles – Reseda

24596

32103

 

Los Angeles – Reseda Ranch

1408

30371

 

Los Angeles – Reynier Village

858

20293

 

Los Angeles – San Pedro*

19635

25161

 

Los Angeles – Shadow Hills

975

21950

 

Los Angeles – Sherman Oaks

18806

21553

 

Los Angeles – Silverlake

9600

21777

 

Los Angeles – South Carthay

2287

21586

 

Los Angeles – South Park

14854

39130

 

Los Angeles – St Elmo Village

1530

33377

 

Los Angeles – Studio City

4620

20588

 

Los Angeles – Sun Valley

18760

35745

 

Los Angeles – Sunland

5080

24892

 

Los Angeles – Sycamore Square

115

17774

 

Los Angeles – Sylmar*

33482

40634

 

Los Angeles – Tarzana

7673

24851

 

Los Angeles – Temple-Beaudry

11001

27863

 

Los Angeles – Thai Town

2192

22347

 

Los Angeles – Toluca Lake

1685

19359

 

Los Angeles – Toluca Terrace

360

27565

 

Los Angeles – Toluca Woods

318

17115

 

Los Angeles – Tujunga

6724

24178

 

Los Angeles – University Hills

713

20793

 

Los Angeles – University Park

9102

33151

 

Los Angeles – Valley Glen

8754

29164

 

Los Angeles – Valley Village

5955

24090

 

Los Angeles – Van Nuys*

30440

32663

 

Los Angeles – Venice

6530

19271

 

Los Angeles – Vermont Knolls

6166

35849

 

Los Angeles – Vermont Square

3123

40786

 

Los Angeles – Vermont Vista

15541

37734

 

Los Angeles – Vernon Central

21791

41907

 

Los Angeles – Victoria Park

2299

27372

 

Los Angeles – View Heights

747

20222

 

Los Angeles – Watts

16250

38079

 

Los Angeles – Wellington Square

1409

28667

 

Los Angeles – West Adams

8711

31527

 

Los Angeles – West Hills

8733

21539

 

Los Angeles – West Los Angeles

7530

20007

 

Los Angeles – West Vernon

20388

38006

 

Los Angeles – Westchester

8773

17001

 

Los Angeles – Westlake

17120

28843

 

Los Angeles – Westwood

9807

18125

 

Los Angeles – Wholesale District*

16494

45653

 

Los Angeles – Wilmington

19372

34295

 

Los Angeles – Wilshire Center

12977

25866

 

Los Angeles – Winnetka

15280

29506

 

Los Angeles – Woodland Hills

14520

21336

 

Unincorporated – Acton

1518

19044

 

Unincorporated – Agua Dulce

779

18735

 

Unincorporated – Altadena

8376

19202

 

Unincorporated – Anaverde

324

21485

 

Unincorporated – Angeles National Forest

73

5863

 

Unincorporated – Arcadia

1444

18093

 

Unincorporated – Athens-Westmont

14247

33568

 

Unincorporated – Athens Village

2274

46437

 

Unincorporated – Avocado Heights

2214

32679

 

Unincorporated – Azusa

4956

31125

 

Unincorporated – Bassett

4785

32294

 

Unincorporated – Bouquet Canyon

149

13886

 

Unincorporated – Bradbury

71

65741

 

Unincorporated – Canyon Country

2594

33566

 

Unincorporated – Castaic*

7127

26211

 

Unincorporated – Cerritos

136

23169

 

Unincorporated – Charter Oak

2

10000

 

Unincorporated – Claremont

99

14103

 

Unincorporated – Covina

4784

28444

 

Unincorporated – Covina (Charter Oak)

3589

27305

 

Unincorporated – Del Aire

879

20009

 

Unincorporated – Del Rey

90

28302

 

Unincorporated – Del Sur

534

22112

 

Unincorporated – Desert View Highlands

753

30205

 

Unincorporated – Duarte

1519

34304

 

Unincorporated – East Covina

76

23100

 

Unincorporated – East La Mirada

1206

22789

 

Unincorporated – East Lancaster

36

31579

 

Unincorporated – East Los Angeles

47956

38282

 

Unincorporated – East Pasadena

325

5076

 

Unincorporated – East Rancho Dominguez

5097

33296

 

Unincorporated – East Whittier

1069

20147

 

Unincorporated – El Camino Village

1867

21238

 

Unincorporated – El Monte

51

35172

 

Unincorporated – Elizabeth Lake

206

12402

 

Unincorporated – Florence-Firestone

26318

40674

 

Unincorporated – Franklin Canyon

1

8333

 

Unincorporated – Glendora

167

25303

 

Unincorporated – Hacienda Heights

11725

20965

 

Unincorporated – Harbor Gateway

4

400000

 

Unincorporated – Hawthorne

603

23986

 

Unincorporated – Hi Vista

133

12113

 

Unincorporated – Kagel/Lopez Canyons

525

37181

 

Unincorporated – La Crescenta-Montrose

2880

14545

 

Unincorporated – La Habra Heights

17

2515

 

Unincorporated – La Rambla

601

28964

 

Unincorporated – La Verne*

499

24461

 

Unincorporated – Ladera Heights

1268

17932

 

Unincorporated – Lake Hughes

147

22006

 

Unincorporated – Lake Los Angeles

3443

26497

 

Unincorporated – Lake Manor

343

20876

 

Unincorporated – Lakewood

1

877

 

Unincorporated – Lennox

6420

28480

 

Unincorporated – Leona Valley

259

14792

 

Unincorporated – Littlerock

1189

29570

 

Unincorporated – Littlerock/Juniper Hills

277

21357

 

Unincorporated – Littlerock/Pearblossom

1040

29140

 

Unincorporated – Llano

101

11517

 

Unincorporated – Marina del Rey

1664

17681

 

Unincorporated – Miracle Mile

0

0

 

Unincorporated – Monrovia

867

22340

 

Unincorporated – Newhall

87

39545

 

Unincorporated – North Lancaster

339

28297

 

Unincorporated – North Whittier

2379

28457

 

Unincorporated – Northeast San Gabriel

4051

16854

 

Unincorporated – Padua Hills

26

12093

 

Unincorporated – Palmdale

213

25297

 

Unincorporated – Palos Verdes Peninsula

66

10628

 

Unincorporated – Pearblossom/Llano

320

16360

 

Unincorporated – Pellissier Village

297

47981

 

Unincorporated – Placerita Canyon

15

3261

 

Unincorporated – Pomona

140

7224

 

Unincorporated – Quartz Hill

3105

24059

 

Unincorporated – Rancho Dominguez

925

34761

 

Unincorporated – Roosevelt

217

23308

 

Unincorporated – Rosewood

393

30560

 

Unincorporated – Rosewood/East Gardena

411

34451

 

Unincorporated – Rosewood/West Rancho Dominguez

1075

31985

 

Unincorporated – Rowland Heights

8753

17155

 

Unincorporated – San Clemente Island

0

0

 

Unincorporated – San Francisquito Canyon/Bouquet Canyon

34

3963

 

Unincorporated – San Jose Hills

6401

31655

 

Unincorporated – San Pasqual

64

3145

 

Unincorporated – Sand Canyon

48

15584

 

Unincorporated – Santa Catalina Island

616

230712

 

Unincorporated – Santa Monica Mountains*

2777

14913

 

Unincorporated – Saugus

311

200645

 

Unincorporated – Saugus/Canyon Country

90

25281

 

Unincorporated – South Antelope Valley

88

19341

 

Unincorporated – South El Monte

624

34763

 

Unincorporated – South San Gabriel

2026

22898

 

Unincorporated – South Whittier

17208

29057

 

Unincorporated – Southeast Antelope Valley

185

23688

 

Unincorporated – Stevenson Ranch

4050

19317

 

Unincorporated – Sun Village

1806

29920

 

Unincorporated – Sunrise Village

420

32407

 

Unincorporated – Twin Lakes/Oat Mountain

304

18335

 

Unincorporated – Val Verde

839

25355

 

Unincorporated – Valencia

674

21940

 

Unincorporated – Valinda

7459

31916

 

Unincorporated – View Park/Windsor Hills

2452

21074

 

Unincorporated – Walnut Park

6089

37719

 

Unincorporated – West Antelope Valley

135

8934

 

Unincorporated – West Carson

5532

25048

 

Unincorporated – West Chatsworth

4

33333

 

Unincorporated – West LA

558

58613

 

Unincorporated – West Puente Valley

3220

32740

 

Unincorporated – West Rancho Dominguez

388

28550

 

Unincorporated – West Whittier/Los Nietos

8227

30555

 

Unincorporated – Westfield/Academy Hills

168

12923

 

Unincorporated – Westhills

128

15256

 

Unincorporated – White Fence Farms

727

19739

 

Unincorporated – Whittier

734

19397

 

Unincorporated – Whittier Narrows

64

533333

 

Unincorporated – Willowbrook

13745

39369

 

Unincorporated – Wiseburn

1416

23494

 

 – Under Investigation

68068

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