Last Tuesday, March 30, 2021, the County’s adjusted case rate reached 3.1 new cases per 100,000 residents (down from 3.7/100,000), and the seven-day test positivity rate was 1.5% (down from 1.8%). Given these improvements, on April 5, 2021, L.A. County moved into Tier 3 of the State’s Blueprint. In turn, the L.A. County Department of Public Health issued a revised Health Officer Order. The Order generally directs the following:
Despite the movement toward reopening, the County also experienced a small but sustained uptick in COVID-19 infections and deaths. Last week, new cases roses almost every day of the week, although levels remain below prior surges. In addition, there was a single-day increase in hospitalizations on Thursday, April 1, 2021, despite an otherwise downward trajectory.
As of Friday, April 2, 2021, the County reported administering 4,013,521 total vaccine doses, including 2,689,835 first doses and 1,323,868 second doses.
This week, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health expects to receive just under 400,000 vaccine doses, in addition to another 125,000 doses to be administered by state and federal Points of Distribution.
On April 1, 2021, all County residents age 50 and over became eligible for vaccination, and all residents (over age 16) will be eligible beginning April 15, 2021. The County estimates that the April 15 expansion will make nearly 5 million additional people eligible for vaccination.