Community News Pasadena Marks 2 Weeks Without a COVID-19 Fatality By BRIAN DAY Published on Thursday, October 22, 2020 | 5:19 pm STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Make a comment Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Top of the News More Cool Stuff Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Thursday marked two weeks without a reported COVID-19-related death in Pasadena.Eight new infections were documented, although four of them were older cases that had been added to the official tally from a state backlog, according to Pasadena spokeswoman Lisa Derderian.The city’s totals stood at 2,721 known infections and 129 fatalities, according to city data. The last death in the city due to the virus was reported on Oct. 8.“We’re very optimistic about our numbers and hope everyone remains vigilant and we enter the holiday season where we see more travel and gatherings,” Derderian said.Huntington Hospital reported treating 25 COVID-19 patients on Thursday.Los Angeles County public health officials announced 3,600 new infections and 18 additional deaths on Thursday, but said the number of cases was inflated by about 2,000 due to a backlog in the data reporting system over the past few days. Backlogged cases were expected to be added to the daily tallies over the coming days, as well.The L.A. County Department of Public Health had recorded a total of 294,065 COVID-19 infections and 6,956 deaths since the onset of the pandemic.Officials reported 777 COVID-19 patients hospitalized throughout the county on Thursday, with 29% of them in intensive care units, county health officials said in a written statement.L.A. County Director of Public Health Barbara Ferrer reminded people that they, or others, may be infected and able to spread the virus without knowing.“When we look at the widespread transmission occurring in L.A. County, we know that many people who become positive for COVID-19 are unaware they were exposed to an infected person. I asked that you keep this in mind when you are out and about,” she said.“There is no certainty that people you’re interacting with or are in close proximity to at a gathering are not infected,” according to Ferrer. “We do know with certainty that when people don’t protect themselves and others — by wearing a face covering, washing hands often, and at least staying six feet from others — this virus can quickly spread with devastating effects.”The California Department of Public Health reported 2,940 new infections and 162 new deaths Thursday, bringing the statewide totals to 880,724 cases of COVID-19 and 17,289 deaths.The average positivity rate over the prior seven days was 2.7%, and the 14-day average was 2.6%, the CDPH said in a written statement.As of Thursday, Los Angeles County represented 33% of California’s COVID-19 infections and 40% of the state’s fatalities. EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community News Herbeauty11 Signs Your Perfectionism Has Gotten Out Of ControlHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty12 Signs You Want To Stay With Your Girlfriend ForeverHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Gorgeous Looks That Have Been Classic Go-tos For DecadesHerbeautyHerbeauty STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Subscribe Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena 22 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Business News Community News 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 Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m.