Public Health | Healthcare Workers Remain Well Protected with COVID-19 Vaccine

COVID-19 cases among healthcare workers have sharply dropped since December 202 and remain low

PHOTO: Los Angeles County Public Health


The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) has confirmed 7 new deaths and 366 new cases of COVID-19. Of the seven new deaths reported Saturday, four people that passed away were over the age of 80, one person who died was between the ages of 65 and 79, one person who died was between the ages of 50 and 64 and one person who died was between the ages of 30 and 49.

As of June 26, Public Health identified 1,249,065 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of L.A. County and a total of 24,474 deaths. There are 229 people with COVID-19 currently hospitalized and 25% of these people are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). Testing results are available for nearly 7,000,000 individuals with 17% of people testing positive. Saturday’s daily test positivity rate is 0.8%.

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Healthcare workers began to receive COVID-19 vaccinations in December 2020 and since then, COVID-19 cases among healthcare workers sharply dropped and remain low. During the last week of December, there were nearly 2,000 new cases of COVID-19 among healthcare workers. Last week, there were only 24 new cases among healthcare workers reported across the entire county. The number of new cases among healthcare workers has been 50 or fewer a week since the week ending April 10.

As of June 26, 271 healthcare workers have tragically passed away from COVID-19. At the peak of the surge, the week of January 3, 2021, 24 healthcare workers passed away. In the last five consecutive weeks, no new COVID-19 deaths have been reported among healthcare workers.

“I send my deepest sympathies to everyone who is mourning a loved one lost to COVID-19,” said Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd, Director of Public Health. “COVID-19 vaccines in L.A. County have helped keep numbers of COVID-19 cases low and has allowed us to safely participate in the summer activities our beautiful County has to offer. As many people will be out taking advantage of our beautiful County, masking and distancing continue to be the best protection for those unvaccinated. COVID-19 vaccinations remain available and I encourage those unvaccinated to get vaccinated.”

Through Thursday, July 1 at County-run vaccination sites, LA City sites, and St. John’s Well Child and Family Center sites, everyone 18 and older coming to get a vaccine will have an opportunity to win one of two packages, each containing season passes to Six Flags, the LA Zoo, the Natural History Museum and the La Brea Tar Pits, and ticket packs to the California Science Center. Official rules and participating site locations are posted online on the Los Angeles County Vaccination Sweepstakes page. Winners will be contacted by phone and/or email.

Anyone 12 and older living or working in L.A. County can get vaccinated. COVID-19 vaccinations are available at County-run sites, LA City run sites, almost all mobile sites and many of the community sites without an appointment. Many sites are open on weekends and have evening hours.

Visit: (English) and (Spanish) to find a vaccination site near you, to make an appointment at vaccination sites, and much more. 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, connecting to free transportation to and from a vaccination site, or scheduling a home-visit if you are homebound. Vaccinations are always free and open to eligible residents and workers regardless of immigration status.

COVID-19 Sector Protocols, Best Practices, COVID-19 Vaccine Dashboard, COVID-19 Surveillance Interactive Dashboard, Recovery Dashboard, and additional actions you can take to protect yourself, your family and your community are on the Public Health website,