The Pasadena Public Health Department reported 19 new COVID-19 infections, but zero deaths, on Thursday, marking three straight weeks without a fatality, records show.
The 19 new cases raised the city’s pandemic total to 13,499 infections, while the number of deaths remained at 363, according to PPHD data.
The average number of daily infections in Pasadena has crept up slightly over the past week, from 7.6 on October 21 to 12.4 as of Wednesday.
Pasadena Unified School District officials documented 17 cases of the virus among students, as well as three cases among staff members, over the prior week.
Officials at the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health reported 909 new infections and 11 deaths on Wednesday, raising the county’s pandemic totals to 1,487,502 COVID-19 cases and 26,578 deaths.
Authorities listed 650 COVID-19 patients being treated at L.A. County hospitals, with 28% of them being housed in intensive care units.
The daily test positivity rate on Wednesday increased to 1.2%.
L.A. County Director of Public Health Barbara Ferrer said the county was working with skilled nursing facilities to help ensure eligible residents are able to access vaccine booster shots.
“We urge others eligible for booster doses, particularly those at higher risk for severe illness if infected, to take advantage of the enhanced protection boosters provide, especially before the holiday gatherings that create more opportunities for COVID-19 to spread,” she said.
The California Department of Public Health listed 4,378 new COVID-19 cases and 113 deaths on Wednesday, bringing the state’s totals to 4,635,540 infections and 71,295 fatalities.
The statewide weekly positivity rate was measured at 2.2%.
As of Wednesday, L.A. County represented 32% of California’s COVID-19 infections and 37% of the state’s deaths.