COVID Metrics Continue to Improve for Los Angeles County Students and School Staff

Los Angeles–Local schools are continuing to see a decline in the number of positive tests and test positivity for their students and staff.

For the week of January 31-February 4, schools conducted 515,389 tests that resulted in 13,631 positive tests (with 9,537 positive tests from LAUSD). This is a 36% decrease from the 21,472 positive tests from the week prior. The test positivity rate also decreased by about 40% to 2.6%, compared to 4.4% for the week prior.

As of February 3, 33% of 5-11 years old and 84% of 12–17-year-olds were reported as being vaccinated with at least one dose. Additionally, 24% of 5–11-year-olds were and 75% 12–17-year-olds were reported as fully vaccinated.

While test positivity and the number of positive tests in schools continue to decline, the number of outbreaks has remained relatively stable thanks to school-based safety measures, including masking and testing, that reduce spread. There were 56 active school outbreaks, including 15 new outbreaks (seven in elementary schools, two in middle schools, five in high schools, and one in youth sports) between January 30 – February 5 a small increase compared to the 52 active school outbreaks the week prior.