Pasadena health officials confirmed 12 more local cases of the Coronavirus on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, three additional local residents have died, bringing the city’s death count to 28.
The city also listed the gender of the decedents. According to those statistics, 17 men have and 11 women have died after being infected by the virus.
The numbers come a day after the Pasadena City Council received an update from the city’s health director Dr. Ying Ying Goh.
During her update, Goh told the City Council that it is too early for the city to consider lifting its Safer at Home Order.
The order forced local residents to stay in their homes unless they are leaving to conduct essential business like shopping for food or exercise.
“In a community of our size, this international pandemic has rapidly become personal,” Goh told the Council.
According to Goh lifting the order would lead to increased numberd that could overwhelm the city’s health care system.
The city has set up an alternative health care facility at the Pasadena Convention Center.
Although all of the Pasadena deaths related to the virus have come out of the city’s long term health care facilities, there have been laboratory-confirmed Coronavirus cases among local residents in all age groups, including under 18. About half the cases have been among people age 65 and younger. And people over a wide range of ages have had illness severe enough to require hospitalization. Forty percent of our cases have been hospitalized.’’
The LA County Department of Public Health confirmed 46 new deaths and 1,400 new cases of the Coronavirus on Tuesday.
According to a statement, 734 of these cases are from a backlog of tests, and 625 are daily reported cases.
To date, 15,140 infections have been identified in LA County, and a total of 663 deaths. Eighty-nine percent of people who died had underlying health conditions.
“Every day as we report the number of lives lost to COVID-19 we are reminded about the need to do everything we can to slow the spread of this disease,” said county health director Barbara Ferrer. “We mourn the loss of members of our collective community, and our hearts go out to their loved ones as they grieve.
On Monday, County officials reported the preliminary findings from a community prevalence study done in partnership with USC and the LRW Group.
According to that study, infections from the COVID-19 are far more widespread and the fatality rate much lower in L.A. County than previously thought.
Eight hundred and sixty-three LA County adults were tested between April 10th and April 14th using serology testing. Based on results of the first round of testing, the research team estimates that approximately 4.1 percent of the county’s adult population has antibody to the virus.