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90% of Eligible Pasadenans Fully Vaccinated Against COVID-19

Published on Tuesday, October 19, 2021 | 5:28 pm

Public health officials reported Tuesday that 90% of eligible Pasadenans had been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, while 96.6% of the city’s residents over 12 years old had received at least one vaccine dose.

Ten new infections detected on Tuesday brought the city’s pandemic total to 13,407, according to Pasadena Public Health Department data.

The number of deaths remained at 363, with the last fatality in Pasadena reported on Oct. 6.

The average number of daily infections in the city over the prior week stood at 7.7.

Pasadena Unified School District officials reported seven new infections among students over the prior week, and none among staff members.

Huntington Hospital listed 13 admitted COVID-19 patients on Tuesday, with three of them being treated in intensive care units.

Los Angeles County saw 825 new cases of the virus and 26 deaths on Tuesday, which brought the county-wide totals to 1,479,421 infections and 26,442 fatalities.

Just over 630 COVID-19 patients were hospitalized throughout the county, with 29% of them being housed in ICUs, the L.A. County Department of Public Health said in a written statement.

The county-wide daily test positivity rate held steady at 0.9%.

The California Department of Public Health announced 4,081 new cases of COVID-19 and 21 deaths in Tuesday’s update, raising the state’s totals to 4,592,312 infections and 70,437 fatalities.

The statewide weekly positivity rate was measured at 1.9%, according to CDPH data.

As of Tuesday, L.A. County accounted for 32% of California’s COVID-19 infections and 38% of the state’s deaths.

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