No COVID-19 Fatalities Reported in Pasadena for 3 Weeks; 10 New Infections Detected

first_img Community News Top of the News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena had not seen a reported COVID-19 fatality for three weeks on Wednesday as health officials announced 10 new cases had been detected.The new cases bring the city’s total known infections to 2,320, according to city data. The local death toll stood at 111, with no new fatalities reported since Aug. 5.Case rates had inched up in age groups 21 to 30 and 21 to 80, city spokeswoman Lisa Derderian said.Pasadena’s positivity rate declined to 9.5% on Tuesday, she said, compared with the countrywide rate of 10%.Huntington Hospital reported treating 35 COVID-19 patients on Wednesday. Five tests were pending.Across Los Angeles County, authorities announced 1,642 new infections and 58 additional deaths on Wednesday.A total of 235,386 COVID-19 cases and 5,663 deaths have been reported in the county since the onset of the pandemic.“Today, the 14-day case rate per 100,000 people for L.A. County is 198 cases per 100,000 residents, and we are grateful to see this number come down,” the L.A. County Department of Public Health said in a written statement. “We need to [continue] taking all the steps we have these past weeks so that community transmission rates are low enough for us to continue our recovery journey.”Officials also continued pointing to hospitalization rates as a positive sign.The county Public Health Department said 1,186 patients were hospitalized with COVID-19 on Wednesday, with 32 percent being treated in intensive care units.“The number of daily hospitalizations continues to decrease,” the statement said. “Daily hospitalizations peaked to 2,200 patients in mid-July.”The county’s overall positivity rate remained at 10 percent, with 2.2 million tests administered.L.A. County Director of Public Health Barbara Ferrer said reopening schools is a top priority, but the county has not reached that point yet.“Yesterday, the state released new guidance about newly permitted activities at all schools across the state to help students at high risk and high need,” she said. “We will be closely reviewing the new guidance from the state and will be working with the board to ensure that our health officer orders are adjusted to ensure that when schools open for any new activities, they do so with as much [safety] as possible for all children and staff.”“Given the need to review the implications of the new state guidance on school reopening plans, at this point, we are not ready to open up our waiver process for schools,” Ferrer said.State public health officials reported 6,004 new infections and 150 new fatalities on Wednesday, bringing California’s totals to 679,099 cases and 12,407 deaths.“The seven-day positivity rate is 5.8 percent and the 14-day positivity rate is 6.1 percent,” the California Department of Public Health said in a written statement.As of Wednesday, Los Angeles County accounted for 35 percent of California’s COVID-19 infections and 46 percent of the state’s fatalities. More Cool Stuff STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Make a comment Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m.center_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community News Subscribe Business News Community News No COVID-19 Fatalities Reported in Pasadena for 3 Weeks; 10 New Infections Detected By BRIAN DAY Published on Wednesday, August 26, 2020 | 3:42 pm 17 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Herbeauty7 Things You Should Never Share With Other PeopleHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Sea Salt Scrubs You Can Make YourselfHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTop 9 Predicted Haircut Trends Of 2020HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Special Beauty Tips That Make Indian Women So BeautifulHerbeautyHerbeautylast_img read more