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96.1% of Eligible Pasdenans Have Received at Least 1 COVID-19 Vaccination

Published on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 | 6:05 am

Pasadena saw another day of new COVID-19 infections in the single digits Tuesday as the rate of Pasadenans over 12 years old who have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine grew to 96.1%, according to Pasadena Public Health Department data.

Another 6.7% of city residents were fully vaccinated, amounting to 89.4% of the eligible population being fully vaccinated against the virus, records show.

Nine new cases of COVID-19 were detected in Pasadena on Tuesday. No new deaths were reported.

The city’s pandemic totals stood at 13,353 confirmed infections and 363 fatalities.

Over the prior week, an average of 12 new infections were detected daily, according to PPHD data.

The Pasadena Unified School District reported 20 new infections among students and one involving a staff member over the prior week.

Officials at Huntington Hospital reported treating 11 admitted COVID-19 patients on Tuesday. Eight of them were unvaccinated.

Three patients at Huntington Hospital were being treated in intensive care units, records show. Two of them had not been vaccinated.

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health reported 742 new infections and 16 deaths on Tuesday, which brought the countywide totals to 1,472,419 COVID-19 cases and 26,336 fatalities.

Authorities listed 667 patients hospitalized with the virus throughout the county.

Tuesday’s daily test positivity rate was measured at 0.8%, the county health agency said in a written statement.

The California Department of Public Health documented 4,091 new cases of COVID-19 and 15 deaths on Tuesday, bringing the statewide totals to 4,557,285 infections and 69,756 fatalities.

The statewide weekly positivity rate declined slightly to 2.1%, 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 fatalities.

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