Two more local residents infected with the Coronavirus have died, increasing the Pasadena death toll to 14. Meanwhile five more cases were confirmed on Wednesday.
All of the city’s fatalities have been patients or employees at long term health care facilities which have been plagued by the virus across the state.
According to the city’s Public Information Officer all of the decedents were between ages 49 and 93 years, and associated with long-term care facilities (residents or employees), and had underlying health conditions.
The new cases pushed the countywide total to 10,496.
On Tuesday city officials reported that 13-of the-city’s-16 long-care facilities have one or more patients infected the virus. That number has increased from nine. Brighton Care Center, California Convalescent Hospital, Camellia Gardens, Fair Oaks by Regency Park, Foothill Heights Care Center, Garfield Care Center, Golden Cross Healthcare, Huntington Post Acute (Pasadena Meadows). Jasmine Terrace, Legacy Care Center, Pasadena Grove Health Center, Rose Garden and St. Vincent’s all have at least one patient struggling with the virus.
The city released an order mandating regulations to stop the spread of the virus in those facilities.
The numbers come in hours after Los Angeles County reported its deadliest day since the pandemic began.
The number of coronavirus deaths in Los Angeles County officially topped 400, as 42 new deaths were reported on Wednesday and 500 new cases.
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said that sports and large gatherings could be banned until 2021. It is not known if Pasadena will follow that model.