More Residents at Skilled Nursing Facilities Are Staying Safe Due to Significant Increases in Booster Uptake

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Courtesy of County of Los Angeles Public Health

Media Contact: – (213) 240-8144

For Immediate Release:
February 25, 2022

2,406 New Positive Cases and 68 New Deaths Due to COVID-19 in Los Angeles County 

Since the announcement of the healthcare worker booster requirement in late December, vaccination and booster rates have continued to improve among both residents and staff at skilled nursing facilities. While there is still progress to be made, efforts to vaccinate, boost, mask and follow other safety measures have proven to be effective in keeping many of our most vulnerable residents healthy and safe. 

For the week of February 17-23, skilled nursing facilities reported 176 new cases among residents and 116 new cases among staff. This represents a 41% and 32% reduction in new cases, respectively, when compared to the previous week. 

Furthermore, vaccination and booster rates among residents and staff have continued to improve. Among eligible residents, as of January 30, 91% of residents were fully vaccinated and 75% fully vaccinated and boosted. 

Among eligible staff, vaccination rates are also very high with 97% fully vaccinated, and 69% fully vaccinated and boosted, which is more than double the 31% of eligible staff boosted on December 19 when the state announced the requirement for workers at healthcare facilities to get boosted once eligible.

With high rates of up-to-date vaccinations, positive cases among all healthcare workers have significantly declined, resulting in less disruptions and staffing shortages across the county’s hospital system. For the week of February 18-24, there were 186 new positive cases, representing a 46% decline compared to the number of cases reported from the prior week.

“We share our condolences and heartfelt sympathies to anyone mourning the loss of life due to COVID-19”, said Dr. Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd, Director of Public Health. “Protecting residents at nursing homes remains a high priority during this post-surge time. We appreciate all the nursing facility staff that are up to date on their vaccinations and encourage those working at these facilities to get their booster dose as soon as eligible to reduce the risk of transmission to residents at high risk of severe illness from the virus. We also encourage families and friends visiting their loved ones at nursing homes or other congregate care facilities to do the same and be up to date on their vaccinations.  Testing before gathering with high-risk individuals remains an appropriate strategy that reduces unintentional exposures. While we welcome the declines in transmission and hospitalizations, those most vulnerable because they are older, immunocompromised, living with serious health conditions, or unvaccinated, still need the additional protections offered by the array of tools and strategies available to reduce risk.”

Today, Public Health confirmed 68 additional deaths and 2,406 new cases of COVID-19. Of the 68 new deaths reported today, one person was between the ages of 18-29, four were between the ages of 30-49, 15 were between the ages of 50-64, 18 were between the ages of 65-79, and 28 were aged 80 years or older. Of the 68 newly reported deaths, 55 had underlying health conditions.  Information on the one death reported by the City of Long Beach and the one death reported by the City of Pasadena is available at and  To date, the total number of deaths in L.A. County is 30,587.

Public Health has reported a total of 2,791,630 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of L.A. County. Today’s positivity rate is 1.9%.

There are 1,105 people with COVID-19 currently hospitalized. Testing results are available for more than 11,397,700 individuals, with 22% of people testing positive.

To reduce spread and 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 they test positive and quarantine if they were in close contact with someone with COVID-19.

Residents are legally required to isolate themselves away from others if they test positive for COVID-19. Close contacts with symptoms and close contacts who are unvaccinated or not up to date with COVID-19 vaccinations need to follow quarantine requirements. For updated isolation and quarantine guidance, please visit

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: (English) or (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 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 02/24/2022  
Total CasesNEW
Laboratory Confirmed Cases2,791,6302406
— Los Angeles County (excl. LB and Pas)*2,639,9572236
— Long Beach124,065116
— Pasadena27,60854
— Los Angeles County (excl. LB and Pas)28,97966
— Long Beach1,2101
— Pasadena3981
Age Group (Los Angeles County Cases Only-excl LB and Pas)  
– 0 to 481039 
– 5 to 11235003 
– 12 to 17229524 
– 18 to 29588618 
– 30 to 49841832 
– 50 to 64436929 
– 65 to 79169172 
–  over 8054982 
–  Under Investigation2858 
Gender (Los Angeles County Cases Only-excl LB and Pas)  
–  Female1341747 
–  Male1223381 
–  Other966 
–  Under Investigation73863 
Race/Ethnicity (Los Angeles County Cases Only-excl LB and Pas)  
–  American Indian/Alaska Native4865 
–  Asian160241 
–  Black132184 
–  Hispanic/Latino1212214 
–  Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander13575 
–  White336323 
–  Other288995 
–  Under Investigation491560 
Hospitalization (Los Angeles County Cases Only-excl LB and Pas)  
–  Hospitalized (Ever)132249**DATA  Under reported
Deaths Race/Ethnicity (Los Angeles County Cases Only-excl LB and Pas)  
–  American Indian/Alaska Native69 
–  Asian3639 
–  Black2658 
–  Hispanic/Latino14996 
–  Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander104 
–  White7137 
–  Other293 
–  Under Investigation83 
CITY / COMMUNITY**CasesCase Rate
City of Agoura Hills392918814
City of Alhambra1636418869
City of Arcadia777713466
City of Artesia405624150
City of Avalon621602
City of Azusa1353927056
City of Baldwin Park2257129401
City of Bell1361237466
City of Bell Gardens1398232463
City of Bellflower2293329502
City of Beverly Hills805123323
City of Bradbury635893
City of Burbank2176220304
City of Calabasas381415681
City of Carson2498426622
City of Cerritos817516328
City of Claremont598516404
City of Commerce*445134058
City of Compton3260632637
City of Covina1448129534
City of Cudahy983240383
City of Culver City718818031
City of Diamond Bar890415481
City of Downey3537730961
City of Duarte506823020
City of El Monte3235127587
City of El Segundo272216216
City of Gardena1596326037
City of Glendale4363521131
City of Glendora1154421879
City of Hawaiian Gardens408327821
City of Hawthorne2221825024
City of Hermosa Beach320116274
City of Hidden Hills25213333
City of Huntington Park2168236450
City of Industry36884211
City of Inglewood2886025409
City of Irwindale53436600
City of La Canada Flintridge278113439
City of La Habra Heights1612951
City of La Mirada1025920684
City of La Puente1250930737
City of La Verne692020792
City of Lakewood1859723142
City of Lancaster*5002130959
City of Lawndale796423693
City of Lomita419920257
City of Lynwood*2426633681
City of Malibu201815570
City of Manhattan Beach479413317
City of Maywood1028536668
City of Monrovia810320884
City of Montebello1896229456
City of Monterey Park1112117862
City of Norwalk3274030421
City of Palmdale5239332958
City of Palos Verdes Estates146610842
City of Paramount1847232972
City of Pico Rivera2070432207
City of Pomona5054532415
City of Rancho Palos Verdes473711081
City of Redondo Beach967714086
City of Rolling Hills1829381
City of Rolling Hills Estates95611784
City of Rosemead1041618818
City of San Dimas*788622847
City of San Fernando1033942008
City of San Gabriel720917603
City of San Marino136410273
City of Santa Clarita5323024149
City of Santa Fe Springs623833969
City of Santa Monica1633717672
City of Sierra Madre148613523
City of Signal Hill279623701
City of South El Monte647831017
City of South Gate3774938459
City of South Pasadena388414908
City of Temple City604216574
City of Torrance2220614877
City of Vernon304145455
City of Walnut471615446
City of West Covina2882426631
City of West Hollywood771220871
City of Westlake Village2693218
City of Whittier2297726280
Los Angeles114918928413
Los Angeles – Adams-Normandie254431017
Los Angeles – Alsace348327987
Los Angeles – Angeles National Forest615000
Los Angeles – Angelino Heights61624620
Los Angeles – Arleta1351839331
Los Angeles – Atwater Village344623497
Los Angeles – Baldwin Hills729423435
Los Angeles – Bel Air142716930
Los Angeles – Beverly Crest227818188
Los Angeles – Beverlywood292622212
Los Angeles – Boyle Heights*3279537746
Los Angeles – Brentwood529617109
Los Angeles – Brookside9316007
Los Angeles – Cadillac-Corning179825249
Los Angeles – Canoga Park1983230376
Los Angeles – Carthay279519460
Los Angeles – Central1471537739
Los Angeles – Century City224317534
Los Angeles – Century Palms/Cove1332639466
Los Angeles – Chatsworth915124692
Los Angeles – Cheviot Hills157217141
Los Angeles – Chinatown193924174
Los Angeles – Cloverdale/Cochran395627183
Los Angeles – Country Club Park354723408
Los Angeles – Crenshaw District387127992
Los Angeles – Crestview276424314
Los Angeles – Del Rey581619428
Los Angeles – Downtown*1144541608
Los Angeles – Eagle Rock882022279
Los Angeles – East Hollywood713224352
Los Angeles – Echo Park323022657
Los Angeles – El Sereno1306031238
Los Angeles – Elysian Park133923442
Los Angeles – Elysian Valley265926143
Los Angeles – Encino999322122
Los Angeles – Exposition95328653
Los Angeles – Exposition Park1401631204
Los Angeles – Faircrest Heights85823833
Los Angeles – Figueroa Park Square298734251
Los Angeles – Florence-Firestone1921640502
Los Angeles – Glassell Park780524696
Los Angeles – Gramercy Place314229190
Los Angeles – Granada Hills1571527006
Los Angeles – Green Meadows841439126
Los Angeles – Hancock Park323418980
Los Angeles – Harbor City687623653
Los Angeles – Harbor Gateway1195027408
Los Angeles – Harbor Pines45218763
Los Angeles – Harvard Heights501227790
Los Angeles – Harvard Park1475038882
Los Angeles – Highland Park1262526090
Los Angeles – Historic Filipinotown418430166
Los Angeles – Hollywood1549322699
Los Angeles – Hollywood Hills503517106
Los Angeles – Hyde Park906131747
Los Angeles – Jefferson Park242730063
Los Angeles – Koreatown1254624270
Los Angeles – Lafayette Square121126563
Los Angeles – Lake Balboa1205128553
Los Angeles – Lakeview Terrace453434524
Los Angeles – Leimert Park415027240
Los Angeles – Lincoln Heights990630389
Los Angeles – Little Armenia232929022
Los Angeles – Little Bangladesh658823244
Los Angeles – Little Tokyo104833450
Los Angeles – Longwood129230019
Los Angeles – Los Feliz361416725
Los Angeles – Manchester Square235227554
Los Angeles – Mandeville Canyon48615557
Los Angeles – Mar Vista701016505
Los Angeles – Marina Peninsula63214495
Los Angeles – Melrose1946525053
Los Angeles – Mid-city332822142
Los Angeles – Miracle Mile329018293
Los Angeles – Mission Hills928638493
Los Angeles – Mt. Washington619825670
Los Angeles – North Hills1973532050
Los Angeles – North Hollywood4538929975
Los Angeles – Northridge1867226752
Los Angeles – Pacific Palisades312514678
Los Angeles – Pacoima3171641201
Los Angeles – Palisades Highlands59515471
Los Angeles – Palms768417513
Los Angeles – Panorama City2670535488
Los Angeles – Park La Brea214815817
Los Angeles – Pico-Union1346232173
Los Angeles – Playa Del Rey39212265
Los Angeles – Playa Vista217219841
Los Angeles – Porter Ranch699719661
Los Angeles – Rancho Park134820549
Los Angeles – Regent Square62822590
Los Angeles – Reseda2428931702
Los Angeles – Reseda Ranch139029983
Los Angeles – Reynier Village83119655
Los Angeles – San Pedro*1916424557
Los Angeles – Shadow Hills95921589
Los Angeles – Sherman Oaks1818720844
Los Angeles – Silverlake920220874
Los Angeles – South Carthay222420991
Los Angeles – South Park1468238677
Los Angeles – St Elmo Village150432810
Los Angeles – Studio City438619545
Los Angeles – Sun Valley1857735396
Los Angeles – Sunland501124554
Los Angeles – Sycamore Square10816692
Los Angeles – Sylmar*3308340150
Los Angeles – Tarzana748124229
Los Angeles – Temple-Beaudry1077027278
Los Angeles – Thai Town213021715
Los Angeles – Toluca Lake164018842
Los Angeles – Toluca Terrace35327029
Los Angeles – Toluca Woods31416900
Los Angeles – Tujunga659623718
Los Angeles – University Hills69420239
Los Angeles – University Park872731785
Los Angeles – Valley Glen861328695
Los Angeles – Valley Village580123467
Los Angeles – Van Nuys*3003832232
Los Angeles – Venice631418634
Los Angeles – Vermont Knolls608135355
Los Angeles – Vermont Square305839937
Los Angeles – Vermont Vista1532737214
Los Angeles – Vernon Central2146341277
Los Angeles – Victoria Park224726753
Los Angeles – View Heights73019762
Los Angeles – Watts1608537693
Los Angeles – Wellington Square138028077
Los Angeles – West Adams847730680
Los Angeles – West Hills854221068
Los Angeles – West Los Angeles722619200
Los Angeles – West Vernon2002137322
Los Angeles – Westchester847016414
Los Angeles – Westlake1675228223
Los Angeles – Westwood929417176
Los Angeles – Wholesale District*1609344543
Los Angeles – Wilmington1913033866
Los Angeles – Wilshire Center1260125117
Los Angeles – Winnetka1506829097
Los Angeles – Woodland Hills1416520814
Unincorporated – Acton149618768
Unincorporated – Agua Dulce77418615
Unincorporated – Altadena815918705
Unincorporated – Anaverde32021220
Unincorporated – Angeles National Forest725783
Unincorporated – Arcadia141817767
Unincorporated – Athens-Westmont1404633095
Unincorporated – Athens Village224845906
Unincorporated – Avocado Heights217532103
Unincorporated – Azusa489230723
Unincorporated – Bassett474232004
Unincorporated – Bouquet Canyon14713700
Unincorporated – Bradbury6661111
Unincorporated – Canyon Country255233023
Unincorporated – Castaic*703825884
Unincorporated – Cerritos13322658
Unincorporated – Charter Oak210000
Unincorporated – Claremont9313248
Unincorporated – Covina472728105
Unincorporated – Covina (Charter Oak)353726910
Unincorporated – Del Aire86019577
Unincorporated – Del Rey8727358
Unincorporated – Del Sur53121988
Unincorporated – Desert View Highlands74729964
Unincorporated – Duarte149733808
Unincorporated – East Covina7623100
Unincorporated – East La Mirada118222336
Unincorporated – East Lancaster3631579
Unincorporated – East Los Angeles4742937862
Unincorporated – East Pasadena3174951
Unincorporated – East Rancho Dominguez502132800
Unincorporated – East Whittier104819751
Unincorporated – El Camino Village182620771
Unincorporated – El Monte5135172
Unincorporated – Elizabeth Lake20212161
Unincorporated – Florence-Firestone2596440127
Unincorporated – Franklin Canyon18333
Unincorporated – Glendora16525000
Unincorporated – Hacienda Heights1149820559
Unincorporated – Harbor Gateway4400000
Unincorporated – Hawthorne59323588
Unincorporated – Hi Vista13212022
Unincorporated – Kagel/Lopez Canyons51336331
Unincorporated – La Crescenta-Montrose280914186
Unincorporated – La Habra Heights172515
Unincorporated – La Rambla57627759
Unincorporated – La Verne*48223627
Unincorporated – Ladera Heights123217423
Unincorporated – Lake Hughes14521707
Unincorporated – Lake Los Angeles340626212
Unincorporated – Lake Manor33520390
Unincorporated – Lakewood1877
Unincorporated – Lennox631728023
Unincorporated – Leona Valley25414506
Unincorporated – Littlerock118129371
Unincorporated – Littlerock/Juniper Hills27721357
Unincorporated – Littlerock/Pearblossom103529000
Unincorporated – Llano10111517
Unincorporated – Marina del Rey160517055
Unincorporated – Miracle Mile00
Unincorporated – Monrovia83921618
Unincorporated – Newhall8739545
Unincorporated – North Lancaster33327796
Unincorporated – North Whittier234228014
Unincorporated – Northeast San Gabriel393216359
Unincorporated – Padua Hills2511628
Unincorporated – Palmdale21425416
Unincorporated – Palos Verdes Peninsula6610628
Unincorporated – Pearblossom/Llano31616155
Unincorporated – Pellissier Village29647819
Unincorporated – Placerita Canyon153261
Unincorporated – Pomona1346914
Unincorporated – Quartz Hill306923780
Unincorporated – Rancho Dominguez91234273
Unincorporated – Roosevelt21623201
Unincorporated – Rosewood39330560
Unincorporated – Rosewood/East Gardena40433864
Unincorporated – Rosewood/West Rancho Dominguez105831479
Unincorporated – Rowland Heights855016757
Unincorporated – San Clemente Island00
Unincorporated – San Francisquito Canyon/Bouquet Canyon343963
Unincorporated – San Jose Hills634131358
Unincorporated – San Pasqual623047
Unincorporated – Sand Canyon4815584
Unincorporated – Santa Catalina Island609228090
Unincorporated – Santa Monica Mountains*268514419
Unincorporated – Saugus309199355
Unincorporated – Saugus/Canyon Country8925000
Unincorporated – South Antelope Valley8819341
Unincorporated – South El Monte62134596
Unincorporated – South San Gabriel198422423
Unincorporated – South Whittier1690728549
Unincorporated – Southeast Antelope Valley18523688
Unincorporated – Stevenson Ranch395618869
Unincorporated – Sun Village178829622
Unincorporated – Sunrise Village41131713
Unincorporated – Twin Lakes/Oat Mountain30318275
Unincorporated – Val Verde82224841
Unincorporated – Valencia66121517
Unincorporated – Valinda735831483
Unincorporated – View Park/Windsor Hills237320395
Unincorporated – Walnut Park601937286
Unincorporated – West Antelope Valley1308604
Unincorporated – West Carson539824441
Unincorporated – West Chatsworth433333
Unincorporated – West LA53355987
Unincorporated – West Puente Valley319732506
Unincorporated – West Rancho Dominguez38228109
Unincorporated – West Whittier/Los Nietos807429987
Unincorporated – Westfield/Academy Hills15912231
Unincorporated – Westhills12715137
Unincorporated – White Fence Farms71719468
Unincorporated – Whittier72019027
Unincorporated – Whittier Narrows64533333
Unincorporated – Willowbrook1355538825
Unincorporated – Wiseburn138723013
–  Under Investigation67901