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Cogitativo identifies top ten L.A. County communities at greatest risk as COVID-19 cases & Delta variant spreads
29 July 2021 -

Data science company Cogitativo Inc on Wednesday announced the "Surge Centers: The Top 10 L.A. County Neighborhoods at Greatest Risk as COVID Infections Rise " report that identifies the top ten neighborhoods in Los Angeles County at greatest risk of COVID infections including the highly contagious Delta variant.

The company added that the top five L.A. County cities at greatest risk of increased hospitalizations are Palmdale, Inglewood, Malibu, Lancaster, and Los Angeles. About 70% of the top ten L.A. County neighborhoods at greatest risk are majority-minority areas.

In addition, the company's report provides a more complete and precise picture of community-level risk in the county as public health officials work to target resources to the most vulnerable amid the latest rise in COVID-19 cases.

By combining anonymized health records from California health insurers with publicly available data about vaccination rates, the company was able to identify the communities that have a combination of lagging COVId-19 vaccination rates and large high-risk populations.

This risk analysis can help city officials determine where exactly they should focus their vaccination efforts in the coming weeks as well as help Los Angeles County officials target vaccine outreach resources to the most vulnerable, concluded the company.

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