By STAFF REPORT
A city official told Pasadena Now that there is reason to be optimistic about the declining pandemic case rate, but now is not the time to let up on taking precautions against acquiring COVID-19. “We need to be cautiously optimistic not knowing what this new variant can produce,” said Public Information Officer Lisa Derderian.
“We are vaccinating a new tier this week and have been very successful in getting in harder to reach populations in partnership with Huntington Hospital.” Los Angeles County has reported 16 additional cases of the coronavirus-related multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children, bringing the total cases of MIS-C in L.A. County to 116 children, including one child death.
Local health officials also reported 1,823 new cases of COVID-19 and 98 additional deaths on Saturday. According to City News Service, the number of coronavirus patients in L.A. County hospitals continued to fall, dropping to 1,176.
That’s a huge drop from the peak of the winter surge in early January when the number was more than 8,000. “This is a natural trend with respiratory viruses — to spike and then subside very quickly. It was seen with the H1N1 pandemic in 1918. That said, I think masking, socially […]