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46 Cases of COVID-19 Confirmed in Region, Pasadena Has 9

Pasadena announces three more people have tested positive for virus bringing total to nine

Published on Thursday, March 26, 2020 | 5:18 am
 

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health said Wednesday there are 46 confirmed cases of the Coronavirus in the San Gabriel Valley and nearby cities.

Meanwhile, three more cases were confirmed in Pasadena on Wednesday and L.A. County now has reported more than 800 total cases.

“According to the city’s Health Department, we have confirmed nine cases of COVID-19 among Pasadena residents,” said Pasadena Public Information Officer Lisa Derderian. “Two people are currently hospitalized and we continue to investigate community spread. The numbers are likely to increase due to continued testing. The city is asking residents to continue practicing social distancing.”

On Wednesday it was alsi reported officials in LA County’s health department would require anyone who has been tested for coronavirus or exposed to a confirmed case will not be allowed to leave their homes for two week.

“Today, new Health Officer Orders are being issued to ensure that individuals who test positive for COVID-19, and those who are told by a clinician they are presumed to be positive for COVID-19 are required to self-isolate for a period of seven days and three days of being symptom free,” according to the statement. “Additionally, those who have been in close contact with someone who is positive or presumed positive must quarantine themselves for 14 days from their last exposure to that person.”

Pasadena has its own health department.

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Nearby cities are under the jurisdiction of the Los Angeles County Health Department.

In that jurisdiction, nearby Altadena, Pasadena’s closest neighbor to the north, has five confirmed cases, Glendale has 12, followed by Alhambra with six, Arcadia with four, La Cañada Flintridge and South Pasadena each have three cases, Eagle Rock has two and San Gabriel and Duarte each have one confirmed case of the virus.

So far 13 people have died due to complications related to the infections.

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