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The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Wednesday nine new deaths and 120 new cases of COVID-19, with 27,960 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.

Of the nine new deaths reported Wednesday, one person that passed away was over the age of 80, three people who died were between the ages of 65 and 79, and four people who died was between the ages of 50 and 64, one person who died was between the ages of 30 and 49.

To date, Public Health identified 1,244,254 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of L.A. County and a total of 24,354 deaths. There are 254 people with COVID-19 currently hospitalized and 19% of these people are in the ICU. Testing results are available for nearly 6,776,000 individuals with 17% of people testing positive.

L.A. County’s adjusted case rate dropped from 0.7 new cases per 100,000 people to 1.5 new cases per 100,000. The overall test positivity rate has increased from 0.4% to 0.5% across the county and in areas with the fewest health affirming resources.

Los Angeles County remains in the least restrictive yellow tier in the State’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy framework.

Beginning this Friday, Jun 4 to next Thursday, Jun 10 at County-run vaccination sites, participating LA city and St. John’s Well Child and Family Center sites, everyone 18 and older coming to get their first vaccine or who brings a first-time vaccine recipient with them to their second dose appointment, will have an opportunity to win a pair of tickets to the 2021-2022 home season of either the LA Football Club soccer team or the LA Dodgers. The LA Kings or the LA Galaxy season tickets sweepstakes is currently in effect through tomorrow, Thursday, Jun 3. Official rules and participating site locations will be posted on the Los Angeles County Vaccination Sweepstakes page online this Friday.

California Wednesday Snapshot
California Department of Public Health confirmed Wednesday 3,685,916 confirmed cases to date. There are 1060 confirmed hospitalizations and 263 ICU hospitalizations in the state.

There were 461 newly recorded confirmed cases Tuesday.

The 7-day positivity rate is 0.8%.

There have been65,931,989 tests conducted in California. This represents an increase of 73,534 during the prior 24-hour reporting period.

As of June 1, providers have reported administering a total of37,674,057 vaccine doses statewide. The CDC reports that 46,347,930 doses have been delivered to entities within the state.

Numbers may not represent true day-over-day change as reporting of test results can be delayed.

For more vaccination data, visit the COVID-19 Vaccine Data Dashboard.

Health Care Workers

As of May 31, local health departments have reported 111,416 confirmed positive cases in health care workers and 462 deaths statewide.

Santa Clarita Valley Wednesday Update
As of 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, the L.A. County Public Health dashboard remains unchanged from Monday recording 304 total SCV deaths from COVID-19.

The following is the community breakdown of the 304 SCV residents who have died, according to the L.A. County dashboard:

260 in Santa Clarita

18 in Castaic

6 in Acton

6 in Stevenson Ranch

4 in unincorporated Canyon Country

3 in Agua Dulce

1 in unincorporated Bouquet Canyon

1 in Elizabeth Lake

1 in Lake Hughes

1 in Newhall

1 in unincorporated Saugus/Canyon Country

1 in Valencia

1 in Val Verde

Of the 27,960 cases reported to Public Health for the SCV to date, the community breakdown is as follows:

City of Santa Clarita: 20,478

Castaic: 3,736

(includes Pitchess Detention Center and North County Correctional Facility*)

Stevenson Ranch: 1,160

Canyon Country (unincorporated portion): 850

Acton: 480

Val Verde: 337

Agua Dulce: 283

Valencia (unincorporated portion west of I-5): 195

Saugus (unincorporated portion): 132

Elizabeth Lake: 76

Newhall (Unincorporated portion): 69

Bouquet Canyon: 48

Lake Hughes: 42

Saugus/Canyon Country: 40

Sand Canyon: 17

San Francisquito/Bouquet Canyon: 15

Placerita Canyon: 2

*Note: The county is unable to break out separate numbers for Castaic and PDC/NCCF because the county uses geotagging software that cannot be changed at this time, according to officials. Click here for the LASD COVID-19 dashboard.

Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital Wednesday Update

At the time of posting,  Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital has not released their updated COVID numbers.

As of Tuesday, Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital had zero cases pending and a total of 1,240 patients had been treated and discharged since the pandemic began, hospital spokesman Patrick Moody said.

There were no new deaths reported Wednesday, keeping the total deaths at 148 people since the pandemic began. The last death occurred on May 21.

Privacy laws prohibit the hospital from releasing the community of residence for patients who die there; that info is reported by the L.A. County Public Health COVID-19 dashboard, which generally lags 48 hours behind.

L.A. County COVID-19L.A. County

“We send our deepest condolences to everyone who has lost a family member or friend to COVID-19,” said Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd, Director of Public Health. “Our metrics continue to improve, and we continue to see declines in cases, hospitalizations and deaths. Vaccinations are saving lives and I ask each of you to continue keeping yourself, your friends, and your family members safe by getting vaccinated if you haven’t done so already. We end this pandemic with vaccinations.”

Through Thursday, June 3, at all the county-run vaccination sites, LA City sites and the St. John’s Well Child and Family Center sites, everyone 18 and older getting their first COVID-19 vaccine or bringing a first-time vaccine recipient with them to their second dose appointment, will have an opportunity to win a pair of tickets to the 2021-2022 home season of either the LA Kings or the LA Galaxy. Two residents will be awarded prizes. More information, including official rules and participating site locations can be found on the Los Angeles County Vaccination Sweepstakes page online.

Anyone 12 and older living or working in L.A. County can get vaccinated. Vaccinations are always free and open to eligible residents and workers regardless of immigration status.

To find a vaccination site near you, to make an appointment at vaccination sites, and much more, Visit: www.VaccinateLACounty.com (English) and www.VacunateLosAngeles.com (Spanish) If you don’t have internet access, can’t use a computer, or you’re over 65, you can call 1-833-540-0473 for help finding an appointment or scheduling a home-visit if you are homebound. Vaccinations are always free and open to eligible residents and workers regardless of immigration status.

County Reopening Protocols, COVID-19 Vaccine Dashboard, COVID-19 Surveillance Interactive Dashboard, Roadmap to Recovery, Recovery Dashboard, and additional actions you can take to protect yourself, your family and your community are on the Public Health website, www.publichealth.lacounty.gov.

California Wednesday

Additional data and udpates:

Tracking COVID-19 in California

State Dashboard – Daily COVID-19 data

County Map – Local data, including 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 updated Race & Ethnicity data

Cases and Deaths by Age Group – Weekly updated Deaths by Age Group data

Health Equity Dashboard – See how COVID-19 highlights existing 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 – data on public schools and reported outbreaks

Vaccine Eligibility Update

Individuals aged 12+ are eligible for vaccination. Visit myturn.ca.gov to make an appointment. Individuals aged 17 and younger may need the consent of a parent or legal guardian for vaccination. Visit Vaccinate All 58 to learn more about the safe and effective vaccines available.

Blueprint Tier Assignments 

Eight counties are moving to a less restrictive tier, although local public health departments may implement policies that are more restrictive than the state. From Red (substantial) to Orange (moderate): Nevada, Sacramento, San Joaquin and Solano. From Orange (moderate) to Yellow (minimal): Marin, Monterey, San Benito and Ventura. No counties moved to a more restrictive tier. As of June 1 no counties remain in the Purple (widespread) tier, 4 remain in the Red (substantial) tier, 35 in the Orange (moderate) tier and 19 are in the Yellow (minimal) tier. Blueprint tiers are updated weekly on Tuesdays. Find the status of activities in specific counties.

Blueprint for a Safer Economy

All counties are under the rules and framework of the Blueprint for a Safer Economy and color-coded tiers that indicate which activities and businesses are open based on local case rates and test positivity. As always, local public health departments may implement policies that are more restrictive than the state.

Blueprint Summary as of June 1

0 counties in the Purple (widespread) Tier

4 counties in the Red (substantial) Tier

35 counties in Orange (moderate) Tier

19 counties in Yellow (minimal) Tier

Testing Turnaround Time

The testing turnaround time dashboard reports how long California patients are waiting for COVID-19 test results. During the week of May 16 to May 22, the average time patients waited for test results was under one day. During this same time period, 87% of patients received test results in one day and 97% received them within two days.

Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C)

As of May 31, there have been 527 of Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) reported statewide. MIS-C is a rare inflammatory condition associated with COVID-19 that can damage multiple organ systems. MIS-C can require hospitalization and be life threatening.

Your Actions Save Lives
Protect yourself, family, 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 are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 (fever, cough, shortness of breath, fatigue, muscle or body aches), call your health care provider.

– If you believe you have been exposed, get tested. Free, confidential testing is available statewide.

– Keep gatherings small and outdoors and follow state and local public health guidance.

– Wear a mask and get the most out of masking – an effective mask has both good fit and good filtration.

– Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

– Delay non-essential travel outside of California until you are fully vaccinated. Follow California’s travel advisory.

– Avoid close contact with people who are sick and stay home from work and school if you feel ill.

– Add your phone to the fight by signing up for COVID-19 exposure notifications from CA Notify.

– Answer the call or text if a contact tracer from the CA COVID Team or your local health department tries to connect.

Always check with trusted sources for the latest accurate information about novel coronavirus:

Los Angeles County Department of Public Health

California Department of Public Health

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Spanish

World Health Organization

L.A. County residents can also call 2-1-1.

What to Do if You Think You’re Sick
Call ahead: If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 (fever, cough or shortness of breath), call your health care provider before seeking medical care so that appropriate precautions can be taken. More than 85 community testing sites also offer free, confidential testing: Find a COVID-19 Testing Site.

For more information about what Californians can do to prevent the spread of COVID-19, visit Coronavirus (COVID-19) in California.

California continues to issue guidance on preparing and protecting California from COVID-19. Consolidated guidance is available on the California Department of Public Health’s Guidance webpage.

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