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City Reports Five More COVID-19 Deaths

On Monday, local health officials confirmed five additional people died from complications due to the Coronavirus bringing the total to 34. Meanwhile, the health department confirmed that 362 local residents have been infected with the virus since the outbreak began. The city’s battle to stop the spread of the virus is still focused on long term health care facilities. Last week the city revealed the median age of the fatalities in Pasadena is 85. As of Friday, 14 of the […]

On Monday, local health officials confirmed five additional people died from complications due to the Coronavirus bringing the total to 34.

Meanwhile, the health department confirmed that 362 local residents have been infected with the virus since the outbreak began.

The city’s battle to stop the spread of the virus is still focused on long term health care facilities.

Last week the city revealed the median age of the fatalities in Pasadena is 85.

As of Friday, 14 of the fatalities had occurred among patients and staff at Brighton Care Center on Fair Oak Avenue. Six occurred at Jasmine
Terrace, five at Rose Garden and one each at Pasadena Meadows, Pasadena Grove Health Care, St. Vincent’s and Camella Gardens.

The LA County Health Department is tracking their numbers of positive cases and deaths.

County officials have confirmed 11 people who died from Coronavirus worked in a healthcare setting and eight of the people who died worked in skilled nursing facilities.

In total, 1,968 confirmed cases of COVID-19 have occurred among healthcare workers and first responders and about 8 percent of these cases have been hospitalized. Forty-three percent of cases are among nurses, 5 percent are among physicians and 5 percent are among caregivers, receptionists, patient services, medical assistants, first responders and people working in administration.

About 52 percent of these cases do not know or did not report how they were exposed. However, 40 percent of healthcare workers reported that they were exposed to COVID-19 in a healthcare facility. Healthcare workers who are positive worked at 24 different settings across the County; 35 percent worked in hospitals and 35 percent worked in skilled nursing.