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9 New COVID-19 Infections Detected in Pasadena

Published on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 | 4:45 pm

Nine new COVID-19 infections were reported in Pasadena on Tuesday, but no additional fatalities, authorities said.

The new cases raised the city’s total to 2,962 infections since the onset of the pandemic in March, according to city data. The death toll has held at 129 since the city saw its last reported death on Oct. 8.

With the Dodgers facing the Tampa Bay Rays in the World Series this week, city spokeswoman Lisa Derderian implored sports fans to not let the excitement of the championship cause them to abandon social distancing and safety precautions.

“We want you rooting for blue not feeling blue so be safe and creative by hosting virtual watch parties, celebrate in small gatherings, and wear your favorite Dodger gear,” she said. “We can all be winners hopefully by following the guidelines.”

Huntington Hospital treated 22 COVID-19 patients on Tuesday, according to hospital data.

Data from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health was not available Tuesday afternoon due to technical issues, the agency said.

At the state level, officials announced 3,286 new infections and 22 deaths, bringing the state’s totals to 874,077 cases of the virus and 16,992 deaths.

The average statewide positivity rate over the prior seven days was 2.5 percent, with the 14-day rate at 2.6 percent, according to a California Department of Public Health statement.

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