Pasadena public health officials reported four new COVID-19 infections in the city on Wednesday, but no additional deaths.
The city had not seen a daily case count greater than single digits for more than a month. Thirteen infections were reported on March 25.
Wednesday’s cases raised the pandemic total for Pasadena to 11,220. The local death toll remained static at 344.
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health reported 341 new infections and 31 deaths on Wednesday, raising the overall totals to 1,232,373 documented cases of the virus and 23,831 deaths.
Officials also reported 408 patients hospitalized countywide with COVID-19, with 27% of them being treated in intensive care units.
L.A. County Director of Public Health Barbara Ferrer once again implored the public to get vaccinated.
“Where we see high rates of vaccination, we are seeing transmission of COVID-19 plummet. Each person that is vaccinated has the best protection against COVID-19,” Ferrer said in a written statement.
“Throughout the pandemic individuals have taken actions, like masking and distancing, that have protected not only themselves but protected others; getting vaccinated is no different — not only are you protecting yourself, you are doing your part to stop transmission and prevent hospitalizations and deaths,” Ferrer added. “While millions of County residents are fully vaccinated, we still have a way to go to get to a level of vaccinations that will make COVID-19 no longer a threat. Encourage your family and friends not yet vaccinated to get vaccinated.”
California public health officials announced 1,593 new infections and 65 additional fatalities, bringing the pandemic totals to 3,634,778 COVID-19 cases and 60,273 deaths.
The state’s average positivity rate over the prior week increased slightly to 1.3%.
As of Wednesday, L.A. County represented 34% of California’s COVID-19 infections and 40% of the state’s fatalities.