102 New COVID-19 Cases Reported in Pasadena Over Past 2 Days

first_img More Cool Stuff Community News 102 New COVID-19 Cases Reported in Pasadena Over Past 2 Days L.A. County adds additional restrictions to health order; state surpasses 19,000 deaths By BRIAN DAY Published on Friday, November 27, 2020 | 5:07 pm faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Subscribe STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Your email address will not be published. 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County Department of Public Health reported 4,544 new cases of COVID-19 and 24 deaths on Friday, bringing the totals to 387,793 infections and 7,604 fatalities.Just under 1,900 patients were hospitalized with COVID-19 county-wide, with 24% of them being treated in intensive care units, the agency said in a written statement. “On October 27, one month ago, there were 747 people hospitalized with COVID-19.”The new county restrictions are to be in effect through Dec. 20, but do not affect Pasadena, which has its own municipal health department.“We will be reviewing it to determine which measures we will adopt,” Derderian said.Up until the county officials moved to once again ban all outdoor dining last week, the city had largely followed the county’s lead. But the Pasadena Public Health Department elected not to close down restaurants for outdoor dining. The only other city in L.A. County with its own health department, Long Beach, mirrored the county and shut down outdoor dining.“In the new Order that goes into effect on Monday, residents are advised to stay home as much as possible and always wear a face covering over their nose and mouth when they are outside their household and around others,” the county statement said.The revised county health order also prohibited “all public and private gatherings with individuals not in your household,” with the exception of church services and protests, “which are constitutionally protected rights,” the statement said.Essential retail was to operate at no more than 35% occupancy, while non essential retail, personal care services and libraries will be limited to 20% capacity, officials said.Fitness centers operating outdoors, as well as museum galleries, zoos, aquariums and botanical gardens operating outside will be limited to 50% capacity, as well as mini golf courses, batting cages, and outdoor go-kart racetracks.County playgrounds and card rooms were ordered to cease operating altogether.The numbers health experts were seeing made the new restrictions necessary, L.A. County Director of Public Health Barbara Ferrer said.“With the recent surge of COVID-19 across our community, we must take additional safety measures to reduce the risk of illness and death from this terrible virus and protect our healthcare system. These targeted measures are in effect for the next three weeks and still allow for many essential and non-essential activities where residents are always masked and distanced,” she said.“We know we are asking a lot from so many who have been sacrificing for months on end and we hope that L.A. County residents continue following Public Health safety measures that we know can slow the spread,” according to Ferrer.”Acting with collective urgency right now is essential if we want to put a stop to this surge. Please remain home as much as possible and do not gather with others not in your household for the next three weeks.”L.A. County’s average positivity rate over the prior two weeks worked out to 4.2%, according to state data.The California Department of Public Health reported 12,635 new infections and 54 additional fatalities on Friday.Since the start of the pandemic, California has recorded 1,171,324 total cases of COVID-19 and 19,033 deaths.The state’s average two-week positivity rate continued its climb to 6.1%, according to the CDPH. The seven-day rate was 6.2%Officials reported 7,388 COVID-19 patients were being treated at California hospitals on Friday, with 1,726 of them — or 17% — in intensive care units.As of Friday, L.A. County represented 33% of California’s COVID-19 infections and 40% of the state’s fatalities. Make a comment Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. 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