8 New COVID-19 Infections, 0 Deaths Reported in Pasadena on Monday

first_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  More Cool Stuff <span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”>?</span>Monday marked the 26th day that Pasadena did not report a COVID-19 fatality, but eight new infections were detected in the city, and total cases statewide topped 700,000, officials saidThe city’s seven-day average of new infections stood at 11, according to city data.City spokeswoman Lisa Derderian said officials were focused on trying to get people to observe social distancing guidelines over the coming holiday weekend.“We’ll be optimistic if these numbers remain low two weeks from now, and that’ll show people adhered to restrictions over Labor Day weekend,” Derderian said.“It’ll be 105 degrees this weekend so we understand the need to go to the beach so do it early to avoid crowds, stay away from pool parties or barbecues and stay inside with air conditioning if at all possible with members of your immediate household,” Derderian said.Pasadena Public Health Department officials have reported a total of 2,376 infections since the onset of the pandemic and 111 deaths. The city’s last COVID-19 fatality was reported on Aug. 5.Huntington Hospital saw 39 COVID-19 patients on Monday, according to hospital data. Three tests were pending.The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health announced 1,022 new COVID-19 cases and 16 new deaths on Monday, although officials have cautioned in the past that the figures on Mondays often lag behind.County officials have recorded a total of 241,768 infections and 5,784 deaths since the start of the pandemic.“While optimistic about the current community transmission data we are seeing, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health is preparing for a holiday weekend and warning the public to heed the lessons learned from the spike in cases, hospitalizations, and deaths that occurred after the previous holidays,” the agency said in a written statement.Infections and hospitalizations surged dramatically following the Independence Day and Memorial Day holidays, officials said. L.A. County Director of Public Health Barbara Ferrer said she did not want to see the same happen again after Labor Day.“As we approach the Labor Day weekend and as we plan for how our county will reopen schools and more businesses, we must learn from our past,” she said. “Gatherings — parties, cook-outs, and the other activities we usually do with non-household members on holidays can easily lead to increases in transmission, hospitalizations, and deaths.”The county has seen “encouraging progress” over the past month, the statement added. The seven-day positivity rate had dropped to 4.6 percent, down from 8.6 percent as of one month ago.“In that same period, the county’s daily hospitalizations decreased by 48 percent, from 2,220 on July 31 to 1,043 today,” the county statement said.The overall county positivity rate remained at 10 percent with nearly 2.3 million tests administered.Although the county’s current positivity rate falls within the guidelines to allow moving into Tier 2 under the state’s recently-announced, color-coded county monitoring system, the rate of new cases per day per 100,000 residents remained too high at 13.1, “nearly double the threshold for this tier, which is seven new cases per day per 100,000 population,” the county statement said.“…when the two metrics fall in different tiers the state places counties in the most restrictive tier; hence, L.A. County, like most counties in California, has been placed in Tier 1,” the statement added. “Our path forward for recovery depends on us being able to reduce community transmission significantly so children and teachers can get back to their classrooms and more people can get back to their jobs with as much safety as possible.”State public health officials announced 4,176 new infections and 28 additional fatalities.California had recorded 704,085 total COVID-19 cases and 12,933 deaths, according to the California Department of Public Health.The state’s seven-day average positivity rate stood at 4.9 percent, and the 14-day average was 5.3 percent, officials said.As of Monday, Los Angeles County accounted for 34 percent of California’s COVID-19 infections and 45 percent of the state’s fatalities. CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. 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