RSF and PEN urge Nicaraguan legislators to reject “foreign agents” bill

first_imgNews Receive email alerts Nearly half of UN member countries have obstructed coronavirus coverage With its declared aim of “preventing crimes against state security,” the proposed ”Law regulating foreign agents” has triggered an outcry in Nicaraguan civil society and the international community.Submitted to the national assembly last week by President Daniel Ortega’s Frente Sandinista party, which has a big majority in the assembly, the bill would require any person or entity receiving funds from abroad, including reporters for foreign media, to register with the interior ministry as a “foreign agent.”“We totally condemn this outrageous and unconstitutional bill designed to step up censorship and intimidation of Nicaragua’s independent media,” said Emmanuel Colombié, the head of RSF’s Latin America desk. “The national assembly must reject this draconian legislation, which would provide Daniel Ortega’s government with a new repressive tool for silencing its critics.”“The trials, persecution and attacks against journalists and media critical of the Nicaraguan government prove that the country’s authorities act systematically to restrict the right to freedom of expression,” PEN International president Jennifer Clement said. “Respect for rights must be a priority for the state. We urge Nicaragua’s government to stop criminalizing independent voices and we ask the national assembly to reject this bill, which aims to control and restrict the work of media, journalists and civil society organizations.”Presented to the national assembly by Frente Sandinista legislators on 22 September, the bill proposes “a legal framework for persons or legal entities that depend on interests or funding from abroad and interfere in the country’s internal affairs.” Any person or entity registered with the interior ministry as a “foreign agent” would be subject to close surveillance and restrictions on their civil and political rights, and could have all of their assets seized.NGOs, foreign media correspondents, representatives of international news agencies and even journalists working for Nicaraguan media that receive financial support from abroad would be on the foreign agents list. Firms of consultants, PR and advertising agencies, employees of information services and political consultants with links to foreign governments, corporations or foundations would also have to register and, as such, would be subject to close surveillance and would have to “refrain from intervening in domestic political affairs or matters” or risk judicial sanctions.This bill has aggravated an already toxic environment for journalists. Attacks on independent media have grown steadily since the onset of a serious political crisis in April 2018. Acts of intimidation, threats, seizure of equipment, searches without warrants, orchestrated newsprint shortages and arbitrary arrests have become routine. More and more journalists have had to flee abroad to escape harassment campaigns and even death threats.Several independent media outlets have been singled out. Police have been posted outside the offices of Confidencial, 100% Noticias Niú and Esta Semana since December 2018, preventing anyone from entering. On 11 September, a court announced the seizure of all the assets of Nicavisión Canal 12 – one the last independent TV channels still operating in Nicaragua, one that is very critical of the government – and the freezing of all the assets and bank accounts of the group that owns the TV channel. The judge issued the order in response to a decision by the government’s tax department to impose a fine of 607,000 US dollars on Nicavisión Canal 12 for supposedly irregular tax declarations from 2011 to 2013. The tax department also has another TV channel, Canal 10, in its sights.Journalists have also been prosecuted in recent months. Kalua Salazar, the manager of La Costeñísima, a radio station based in the east coast town of Bluefields, was convicted of defamation on 23 September for exposing corruption in the nearby town of El Rama. In August, arbitrary judicial proceedings were initiated against David Quintana of Boletín Ecológico and William Aragón and Elsa Espinoza of the independent journalists’ coalition PCIN in connection with their reporting.Nicaragua is ranked 117th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2020 World Press Freedom Index. News RSF_en In an increasingly fraught climate for independent media in Nicaragua, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and the writers’ association PEN International call on the country’s legislators to reject a bill under which many journalists would have to register as “foreign agents.” News Organisation Help by sharing this information to go further Gruesome death threats against Nicaraguan exile journalistcenter_img Follow the news on Nicaragua Release of newsprint offers “provisional respite” to Nicaragua’s last newspapers September 29, 2020 RSF and PEN urge Nicaraguan legislators to reject “foreign agents” bill July 29, 2020 Find out more Photo: Oswaldo Rivas/Reuters News AmericasNicaragua Protecting journalists Conflicts of interestFreedom of expressionJudicial harassment AmericasNicaragua Protecting journalists Conflicts of interestFreedom of expressionJudicial harassment June 29, 2020 Find out more February 7, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Waleed Al-Shehhi

first_img Jila Bani Yaghoob Iran Find out more A sentence of two years in prison and a fine of 500,000 dirhams (100,000 euros) – Waleed Al-Shehhi, a netizen based in Ajman, in the United Arab Emirates, has paid dearly for a few tweets about the trial of 94 Emiratis, most of whom were convicted of endangering the country’s security for having links with an Islamist organization. Arrested in May 2013, Shehhi was convicted under the UAE’s cyber-crime law, which forbids the use of information technology for activities “harming the reputation of the state.” His crime was informing the general public about this trial, from which the international media were excluded, and about the torture of the detainees. Shehhi was himself mistreated and repeatedly threatened with physical torture. Sardar Muhammad Iran Find out more Amara Al-Khitabi Libya Find out more Help by sharing this information Information hero Waleed Al-Shehhi Adnan Hassanpour Iran Find out more Receive email alertscenter_img to go further Middle East – North Africa United Arab Emirates Middle East – North Africa United Arab Emirates Siamak Qaderi Iran Find out more Follow the news on United Arab Emirates See morelast_img read more

Sierra Madre Tennis Court Resurfacing – Extended

first_img faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes 7 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Subscribe The days the tennis courts at Sierra Vista Park and Memorial Park are closed for court resurfacing has been extended. Due to the curing process the court closure will continue through Sunday, May 5, 2013.Sierra Vista Park is located at 611 E. Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre. Memorial Park is located at 222 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre.Tennis courts at both locations will re-open to the public on Monday, May 6, 2013. For additional information please contact the Community Services Office at (626) 355-5278. Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * More Cool Stuff Top of the News HerbeautyWhat Is It That Actually Makes French Women So Admirable?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Reasons Why Selena Gomez Has Billions Of FansHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeauty Neighborhood News Sierra Madre Tennis Court Resurfacing – Extended From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, May 2, 2013 | 2:31 pmcenter_img Community News Business News 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. Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Make a commentlast_img read more

The Allendale Branch Library Presents The Disneyland Story

first_img faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Top of the News Literary Arts The Allendale Branch Library Presents The Disneyland Story Discussion and Book signing with Author Sam Gennawey From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, June 26, 2014 | 12:12 pm EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS HerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Signs Your Perfectionism Has Gotten Out Of ControlHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 things only girls who live life to the maximum understandHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCouples Who Stuck With Each Other Despite The Cheating ScandalHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Sweet Things Every Guy Wants To Hear From The Woman He LovesHerbeautyHerbeauty Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * 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. More Cool Stuff Subscribe 9 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it center_img Business News Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News The Allendale Branch Library presents “The Disneyland Story: The Unofficial Guide to the Evolution of Walt Disney’s Dream,” discussion and book signing with author Sam Gennawey on Saturday, July 12, 2014, 2:00 p.m.A historian and urban planner with a not-unhealthy obsession for theme parks, Sam Gennawey will discuss and sign copies of The Disneyland Story: The Unofficial Guide to the Evolution of Walt Disney’s Dream (2014, Keen Communications), a scrupulously researched chronology of the activities and events involved in the creation and operation of the so-called Happiest Place on Earth. Gennawey’s comprehensive and entertaining book nurtured, and grew into a source of joy and inspiration for generations of visitors, and it is layered with important context, including key personalities, and contemporary historical and cultural issues. “A trip to Disneyland would become a rite of passage for many Americans,” writes Gennawey, and he describes how the theme park’s success is rooted in its ability to constantly reinvent itself while staying true to Walt Disney’s founding principles.A senior associate at the Pasadena urban planning firm of Katherine Padilla & Associates, Sam Gennawey is the author of Walt and the Promise of Progress City (2011), a columnist of the popular MiceChat Web Site, and a featured speaker on them park history and design at many venues including the Walt Disney Family Museum, the American Planning Association, the California Preservation Foundation, and the California League of Cities. The discussion will be moderated by Allendale Branch Librarian Veronica Fuentes. Books will be available for purchase for $19.00 per copy.The Allendale Branch Library is located at 1130 S. Marengo Avenue, in Pasadena.For more information, contact (626) 744-7260 or visit pasadenapubliclibrary.net. Make a comment Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Genervon Announces Biomarker Data from GALS-001 Clinical Trial for ALS

first_imgCompany News Briefs Genervon Announces Biomarker Data from GALS-001 Clinical Trial for ALS From STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, June 30, 2014 | 1:18 pm Make a comment 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. 5 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Subscribe Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday HerbeautyHere Is What Scientists Say Will Happen When You Eat AvocadosHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Beauty Secrets Only Indian Women KnowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat Is It That Actually Makes French Women So Admirable?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyKeep Your Skin Flawless With These Indian Beauty RemediesHerbeautyHerbeauty Business News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS More Cool Stuffcenter_img First Heatwave Expected Next Week today announced that it has analyzed and generated a Biomarker Data Report for its recent Phase 2a clinical trial for ALS disease modification. A full analysis of the trial’s results is expected to be completed in the third quarter of 2014, but preliminary clinical data and this biomarker data suggest that GM604—Genervon’s novel, proprietary, multi-target biological drug candidate—shows significant promise for treating ALS.Of the eight biomarkers measured in the trial, GM604 modulated six in a manner that suggests disease modification: one “target” biomarker, two “efficacy” biomarkers, two “target/efficacy” biomarkers, and one “prognostic” biomarker. Despite the small size of the trial (twelve patients, of whom eight received GM604 and four received a placebo) and its short duration (a two-week treatment period followed by a ten-week observation period), the modulations of two of the biomarkers were shown to be statistically significant between the treated and placebo groups. These results are consistent with the previously reported clinical trial results indicated that 7 of the 8 treated definite ALS patients had their disease progression slowed or stopped when compared to the historical ALSFRS-R scores of definite ALS patients over the course of the trial.Genervon is extremely encouraged by these results, particularly given the challenge of detecting even one biomarker signature over such a short trial period, and believes that they support Genervon’s hypothesis that GM604 is a potent “master regulator” drug that modifies ALS by working across multiple genes in multiple pathways through multiple biological processes. Genervon believes that GM604 operates by responding to distress signals from affected genes and regulating those genes bi-directionally to their normal functional ranges, thereby bringing homeostasis to affected biological systems.Genervon further believes that GM604’s multi-target efficacy sets it apart from the single-target strategies that have failed to translate into effective therapies for neurodegenerative and nervous system disorders. As of 2013, 62 companies have a product in development for ALS. More than 160 ALS clinical trials had failed. It is increasingly apparent that single-target drugs cannot cure most neurological diseases. This is not surprising given that the pathogenesis of those diseases is highly interactive and multifactorial, involving multiple biological targets and processes. Genervon believes that because GM604 is an endogenous human peptide that regulates overall neurological development at the embryonic stage, it has the potential to modify neurological diseases where single-target therapies have failed.ALS patients lost the ability to initiate and control muscle movement, which often leads to total paralysis and death within two to five years of diagnosis. There is no cure and no life-prolonging treatments for the disease. GM604 has received orphan drug and fast track designation from FDA to treat ALS.Genervon Biopharmaceuticals LLC, 1055 E. Colorado Blvd. Fifth Floor Pasadena, (323) 721-5500 or visit www.genervon.com/genervon.About GenervonGenervon is a privately held, clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company in California developing breakthrough multi-target biological drugs to address the world’s critical unmet medical needs.SOURCE: Genervon Biopharmaceuticals LLC Community News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Community News Top of the News last_img read more

Party Time! La Salle High School Prom 2015

first_img Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * First Heatwave Expected Next Week 3 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Subscribe Business News Top of the News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Photo Gallery Party Time! La Salle High School Prom 2015 Article and Photos courtesy of LA SALLE HIGH SCHOOL Published on Monday, April 27, 2015 | 1:24 pm EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday center_img Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  More Cool Stuff “On Friday, April 24th, La Salle had its prom at the Chicada in downtown Los Angeles. It was an incredibly fun evening filled with energy, fun and enthusiasm! We would like to congratulate our Prom Queen, Sinclair Daniel, and Prom King, Jack Frieberger! We hope you enjoyed your evening. We did!La Salle High School, 3880 East Sierra Madre Blvd., Pasadena, (626) 351-8951 or visit www.lasallehs.org. HerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 things only girls who live life to the maximum understandHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Special Massage Techniques That Will Make You Return For MoreHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeauty Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Make a comment 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. Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

City of South Pasadena Extreme Heat Alert Cooling Centers to Open Today

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Here’s What You Missed at Designer Con

first_img Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy 12 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News Subscribe Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  A full crowd came out for the first day of the Designer Con show. The event took place at the Pasadena Convention Center where over 300 vendors set up stands to display and sell their artwork.For some artists, it was a first time experience; such was the case for Abraham Lopez. “Past few years I had just been an attendee,” said Lopez, “but this time I felt like it was the time to do it and be a part of all the other talented masses here.” Lopez is a freelance artist who has been creating art since he was in the second grade.As for Audrey Miller, this was her third year participating in Designer Con. “I like drawing super cute stuff,” said Miller. Her “super cute stuff” included “kitties and Totoro.”Just a few stands over, J. Salvador’s “Super Emo Friends” stand featured his own version of a Super Emo Totoro. A small, framed drawing of a forlorn Totoro with a caption underneath that read: “Just let me sleep.”Over on the other side of the room, a few curious passersby stopped to admire the artwork of Valency Genis with her taxidermy animals. Genis explained that she had always liked this form of art, but that it always really made her sad. Her artwork, however, features “vegan taxidermy” animals. “There are no dead animal parts, no dead animal bones or anything,” explained Genis. Her animals are “faux taxidermy.” Her artwork included a taxidermy worm, a taxidermy bull, and according to Genis, “they are fun, happy animals. They are enjoying themselves on the wall.”Designer Con is an event that takes place annually and combines collectible toys and designer goods with art. Some of the artwork on display included works by Jeff Soto (Owl Guardian), Mab Graves (The Feral Exodus) and Buff Monster (Self Portrait).The event will continue Sunday from 10:00 a.m. till 6:00 p.m. For more information please visit their website at www.designercon.com. Design Here’s What You Missed at Designer Con By MONICA TERADA Published on Sunday, November 22, 2015 | 9:48 pm 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.center_img HerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Celebrity Body Parts Insured For Ridiculous AmountsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat Is It That Actually Makes French Women So Admirable?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeauty Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Top of the News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Make a comment Business News More Cool Stufflast_img read more

Over 700 Celebrate Pride Month at “An Evening Among the Roses” at the Huntington Library

first_imgBenefits Over 700 Celebrate Pride Month at “An Evening Among the Roses” at the Huntington Library From STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, June 13, 2016 | 4:08 pm 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. More Cool Stuff Community News Subscribe Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Top of the News Make a comment HerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Obvious Sign A Guy Likes You Is When He Does ThisHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyBaby Boom: The Stars Are Getting Busy In QuarantineHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyFollow This Summer Most Popular Celeb Beauty TrendHerbeautyHerbeauty faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes 10 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it center_img Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena First Heatwave Expected Next Week Business News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS A lively group of over 700 people kicked-off Pride Month at An Evening Among the Roses at The Huntington.The evening was an elegant garden party celebrating the important contributions of the LGBT community to The Huntington. From donors and staff to the individuals whose works are preserved in the collections, the LGBT community is well represented at The Huntington and well worth celebrating.This year’s event featured evening access to the Huntington Art Gallery and Rose Garden, a live DJ set by Matthew Rubino of Project Slate, an open bar, and hors d’oeuvres.The event chairs for the evening were Jonathan Weedman (Wells Fargo Foundation), Raymundo Baltazar (Project Runway), and Denise and Stacy Smiters (Wells Fargo).About The HuntingtonThe Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens is a collections-based research and educational institution serving scholars and the general public. More information about The Huntington can be found online at huntington.org.last_img read more

15 New COVID-19 Infections Reported in Pasadena; County Officials Encouraged by Declining Hospitalizations Rate

first_img Business News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena saw 15 new COVID-19 infections on Tuesday, which marked the city’s 13th day in a row without a coronavirus fatality, officials said.The seven-day average of new cases detected in Pasadena stood at 16.4, down from a peak of 31 cases per day less than four weeks ago on July 22, according to city data.On Monday, the city saw only three reported cases, marking the lowest count since June 2, data shows.The virus continued to spread fastest among younger patients, as has been the trend in recent weeks.That’s in contrast to the beginning of the pandemic, when the majority of new cases were among senior citizens, said city spokeswoman Lisa Derderian.“Among all age categories, the two top age groups with the largest increases in case rates are 31 to 40 and 41 to 50,” Derderian said.Pasadena had seen 2,248 COVID-19 cases and 111 deaths since the onset of the pandemic in March, according to public health data.Huntington Hospital was treating 35 COVID-19 patients as of Tuesday, with 17 tests pending, according to hospital data.Meanwhile, public health officials at the county level pointed to continued declines in hospitalization and death rates as indicators that progress is being made, though they say much more must be done to bring the novel coronavirus into check and allow Los Angeles County to reopen.The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health announced 1,003 new infections, which was the lowest number reported since June 14. But the number “is missing lab reports from one of the larger labs which is contributing to the lower number of new cases,” the agency said in a written statement.Sixty-four additional deaths were reported in Los Angeles County, departing from a trend of lowered deaths seen in recent days. A total of 63 deaths were reported in the three days prior to Tuesday, county data shows.The county saw an average of 43 deaths per day in late-July, health officials said. By Monday, that had declined to 30.In all, L.A. County has reported 224,031 novel coronavirus infections and 5,335 fatalities as of Tuesday.“In the last month, daily hospitalizations have decreased by 37 percent, from 2,219 in mid-July to 1,388 in mid-August,” the statement said. “There are 1,352 confirmed cases currently hospitalized and 32 percent of these people are confirmed cases in the ICU.”Recent state data reporting issues were affecting only reported cases, and were not impacting information regarding hospitalization and death rates, county officials said.“The decreasing number of daily hospitalizations is one of the best indicators that our efforts over the last few weeks are working, as it is an accurate representation of how many people are currently seriously ill from the virus,” according to the county statement.L.A. County Director of Public Health Dr. Barbara Ferrer urged the public to remain vigilant when it comes to spreading COVID-19.“As we work together to prevent more illness and death from COVID-19, it is important to note that while testing can help identify people who are infected, testing alone cannot prevent all transmission,” Ferrer said.“Individuals who test positive are capable of infecting others 48 hours before they have any symptoms or a positive test result,” Ferrer said. “The best way to prevent transmission is to take universal precautions — keep six feet apart from others, wear a face covering outside your home, and wash hands often.”The California Department of Public Health announced 4,636 new infections, bringing the total number of cases detected in the state to 632,667.An additional 100 deaths were also reported statewide, raising the virus’ total death toll to 11,342.“The seven-day positivity rate is 6.8 percent and the 14-day positivity rate is 6.5 percent,” the CDPH reported in a written statement.Based on available information on Tuesday, Los Angeles County accounted for 35% of California’s COVID-19 cases, as well as 47% of the state’s fatalities. 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