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46 COVID-19 Infections Detected in Pasadena Since Saturday

Published on Monday, September 13, 2021 | 4:19 pm

Public health officials in Pasadena documented 25 new COVID-19 infections over the weekend, plus another 21 on Monday, records show.

The new cases brought the city’s pandemic total to 12,973, according to Pasadena Public Health Department data.

No additional fatalities were reported, and the local death toll remained at 358.

On average, 17.1 Pasadenans came down with the virus over the past week, city data shows.

Officials at Huntington Hospital reported treating 27 COVID-19 patients as of Sunday, with eight of them being treated in intensive care units.

The Pasadena Unified School District reported eight new infections among students and two more among teachers between Sept. 7 and Sept. 10. The district has documented 102 cases among students and 31 among staff since Aug. 1.

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health reported 5,690 new infections and 80 deaths between Saturday and Monday, raising the county’s totals to 1,433,465 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of L.A. County and a total of 25,688 fatalities.

Hospitalizations across the county continued trending downward, with 1,218 patients being treated at county facilities on Monday, according to a statement issued by the agency. The figure represented a decrease of 262 patients since Sept. 6, and a decrease of 469 patients over the past two weeks.

L.A. County’s test positivity rate dipped slightly to 1.5%.

County Director of Public Health Barbara Ferrer said 57% of the county’s 10.3 million residents were fully vaccinated.

“We must increase vaccination coverage to avoid a cycle of surges every few months,” she said. “While we continue efforts that guarantee easy access and build confidence in vaccines, we hope that targeted vaccination requirements help us see increases in the number of people vaccinated in the coming weeks.”

The California Department of Public Health announced 6,842 newly detected infections on Monday, along with 15 fatalities.

In all, state public health officials have tallied 4,360,955 cases of the virus and 66,716 deaths.

Monday’s statewide weekly positivity rate stood at 4.4%, records show.

As of Monday, L.A. County represented 33% of California’s COVID-19 infections and 39% of the state’s fatalities.

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