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City Reports One New COVID-19 Case, No Deaths

Published on Monday, October 19, 2020 | 5:00 am
 

City officials reported one new COVID-19 infection on Sunday and no deaths, bringing the city’s total coronavirus cases to 2,681, with fatalities remaining at 129.

Hospitalizations around the country are on the rise, and 25 people were being hospitalized locally for the virus.

Meanwhile, Pasadena health officials have updated the city’s health order to align with recent changes in state guidance.
Last week, the state updated its guidance to allow private gatherings of three or fewer households.

Under the updated guidance, the gatherings must be held outdoors, everyone must wear a cloth face covering and keep at least six feet of physical distance. Food must be in single-serve disposable containers, and the duration of the gathering must be short (two hours or less).

Private gatherings with people from different households increase the risk of COVID-19 transmission, with the risk increasing the longer the gathering. If people do gather, they should do so with members from no more than two other households, and the same households each time, creating a stable cohort.

“You should avoid gatherings of any kind if you are experiencing symptoms of illness, have tested positive for COVID-19, or if you have been exposed or likely have been exposed to someone who tested positive,” said Pasadena Public Health Officer Dr. Ying-Ying Goh. “People who are 65 or older or who have underlying medical conditions are strongly discouraged to gather with anyone they do not live with.”

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