The city’s Coronavirus cases continued the slow march towards 1,000 on Thursday when city officials reported 25 new cases taking the city’s overall count to 968 cases.
Meanwhile, the death count remained at 83 as no new deaths were reported.
Thursday’s 25-case increase was the biggest one-day jump since May 17 when 30 new cases were reported.
The new numbers came on the same day that Health Director Dr. Ying Ying Goh spoke to Pasadena Now about the decline in deaths locally from the virus.
“The actions in the past weeks by community members following the Safer at Home orders have resulted in a decline in new cases and deaths,” Goh told Pasadena Now. “In addition, the intensive efforts of long-term care facility, staff/residents/their families, the CA Department of Public Health, Pasadena Public Health, the CA Office of the Ombudsman, and many other partners (state and local EMS, hospitals, community doctors, etc.) have helped to slow the spread of COVID-19 in congregate living facilities.”
Recent protests have led to new concerns. Thousands of people assembled at Pasadena City Hall on two separate occasions to protest the death of George Floyd at the hands of police in Minneapolis.
Although some of the protesters wore masks to the events, Goh said they still run the risk of catching the virus.
“We will continue to monitor and publish COVID-19 indicators to see what the impact of reopening activities and recent gatherings will be,” Goh said. “People who are within six feet of others, even with face coverings, may be exposed to COVID-19.”