Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LADPH) officials announced Friday that nearly 5 million COVID-19 vaccines had been administered to residents.
More than 4,715,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered to people across Los Angeles County. Of those vaccinated, 1,652,149 people received second doses and 136,232 people received the single dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
“I encourage those already eligible for COVID-19 vaccination to not delay getting vaccinated,” said Dr. Barbara Ferrer, LADPH Director. “Now that we have expanded eligibility for vaccination to all adults 50 and older, and will soon be expanding to residents age 16 and older, effective April 15, I want to urge all employers to please give your employees time to get vaccinated when it is their turn. We expect a rush for appointments in the coming weeks, and employees will need as much flexibility as possible to get their vaccinations.”
This week, 397,430 total doses were allocated to Los Angeles County. This allocation included approximately 151,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine, 128,000 doses of Moderna vaccine, and 118,000 doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
With the additional doses shipped directly by the federal government to L.A. County providers, vaccination sites across the county had capacity to administer nearly 700,000 doses this week. Next week, Public Health is expecting to receive approximately 323,000 vaccine doses; a decrease of 74,000 doses from this week due to a reduced supply of Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
This allocation includes approximately 165,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine, 139,000 doses of Moderna vaccine, and 20,000 doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
Of the nearly 323,000 doses of vaccine the County expects to receive next week, 70 percent of doses will go to sites located in the most vulnerable communities. Fifty-seven percent of doses are needed for second dose appointments.
An additional 752 COVID-19 cases and 48 deaths were reported across L.A. County Friday, according to officials.
This brings the county’s cumulative total to 1,224,503 positive cases of COVID-19 and 23,431 deaths since the onset of the pandemic, according to the LADPH officials.
Testing results are available for over 6,175,000 people, with a cumulative 18 percent of people testing positive, according to officials.
As of Friday, there were 540 people hospitalized with COVID-19 in L.A. County, 26 percent of which are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).
The Southern California Region has 32.1 percent staffed adult ICU capacity remaining as of the state’s last update on Tuesday, April 6, according to state health officials.
Residents are encouraged to continue to prevent the spread of COVID-19, to not gather in crowds, stay home when sick, wear a face covering and maintain physical distance from others when outside of the home.
On Thursday, April 8, 2021, 14 new COVID-19 cases were reported in the Santa Clarita Valley, with 26,579 cumulative cases having been reported in the valley over the past year, according to the LADPH. These cases include:
- 20,084 in the City of Santa Clarita* (+11)
- 47 in the unincorporated areas of Bouquet Canyon
- 829 in the unincorporated areas of Canyon Country
- 3,701 in Castaic* (+2)
- 68 in the unincorporated areas of Newhall
- 1 in Placerita Canyon
- 15 in San Francisquito/Bouquet Canyon
- 17 in unincorporated Sand Canyon
- 128 in the unincorporated areas of Saugus
- 39 in the unincorporated areas of Saugus/Canyon Country
- 1,125 in Stevenson Ranch
- 335 in the unincorporated areas of Val Verde
- 190 in the unincorporated areas of Valencia (+1)
*As of Tuesday, April 7, public health officials have recorded 1,985 cumulative cases have been reported at the Peter J. Pitchess Detention Center, including 1,446 at the North County Correctional Facility. Those cases are distributed between both the City of Santa Clarita and Castaic totals. Those cases are distributed between both the City of Santa Clarita and Castaic totals.
In nearby Acton, there have been 463 cumulative cases, as well as 273 cases in Agua Dulce.
There were six COVID-19 patients in Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital as of Wednesday, March 10, while 1,171 patients have been discharged since the hospital’s first case was reported in March 2020, according to Patrick Moody, spokesperson for the hospital.
One additional death was reported at Henry Mayo on Monday, March 8, with a total of 145 coronavirus deaths at the hospital, with at least 264 COVID-19 deaths reported across the Santa Clarita Valley since March 2020.
Check the Vaccinate L.A. County Website or follow @LAPublicHealth on social media for more information on when and where people in these sectors can get vaccinated.
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