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Pasadena Continues to See Few New COVID-19 Infections

No deaths reported in 11 days

Published on Monday, October 19, 2020 | 6:37 pm
 

Health officials in Pasadena reported two newly detected COVID-19 infections on Monday, which marked 11 days since a fatality was last reported in the city.

Pasadena has recorded a total of 2,683 cases of the virus and 129 deaths since the onset of the pandemic in March, according to city data. The last COVID-19 fatality in the city was reported on Oct. 8.

Only a single case was reported on Sunday, preceded by eight on Saturday and Friday.

Huntington Hospital reported treating 22 COVID-19 patients on Monday.

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health on Monday announced 923 new infections and one new death in the county.

County officials have recorded a total of 289,366 cases of COVID-19 and 6,877 deaths.

Officials reported 722 patients hospitalized with the virus countywide, with 27 percent of those people being treated on ventilators.

While 60 percent of the hospitalizations involve patients over 50 years old, a growing number of them involve patients between 18 and 29 years old, who now represent more than 10 percent of total COVID-19 hospitalizations, the L.A. County Department of Public Health said in a written statement. They accounted for only 5 percent of infections as of mid-May.

“People of all ages are at risk of being infected with COVID-19 and younger groups are driving L.A. County’s case counts,” the statement said. “When you add teenagers, a group who may be out socializing, individuals between 12 through 50 years old account for 68 percent of new cases.”

L.A. County Director of Public Health Barbara Ferrer urged younger age groups to adhere to social distancing guidelines.

“We are seeing younger people become very seriously ill from COVID-19 and tragically, some die,” she said. “It is important that people of all ages use every tool we each have to protect themselves and each other from the transmission of the virus.”

State public health officials reported 3,474 new COVID-19 infections and 27 additional fatalities on Monday.

In total, the California Department of Public Health had documented 870,797 infections and 16,970 deaths.

The state’s average positivity rate over the prior seven days was 2.4 percent, and the two-week average was 2.5 percent, according to a CDHP statement.

As of Monday, Los Angeles County accounted for 33 percent of California’s total COVID-19 cases and 41 percent of the state’s deaths.

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