The variety of COVID-19 cases in San Diego has significantly increased in the past week, triggering County health officials to prompt residents to continue getting immunized.
In the past 7 days, 3,465 COVID-19 cases were reported in San Diego County. Thats 1,566 or 82% more cases than the previous seven-day period.
Hospitalizations due to COVID-19 are also trending up. The day-to-day overall increased above 100 on July 6 and has remained above that threshold since. Hospitalizations are likely to increase higher since they usually do after increases in cases.
The rise in hospitalizations and cases is happening primarily in San Diegans who are not immunized. These individuals are likewise being disproportionately affected by the Alpha, Gamma and Delta COVID-19 versions of concern.
” The finest protection we have against COVID-19 is getting vaccinated,” stated Wilma Wooten, M.D., M.P.H., County public health officer. “The vaccines are exceptionally efficient at avoiding major illness from COVID-19. If you have actually not gotten vaccinated, do it now.”
There has likewise been a really slight increase in post-vaccination infections, meaning people got contaminated with COVID-19 although they were totally immunized.
Wooten stated that was expected which advancement cases normally have moderate symptoms.
” This does not indicate the vaccine is not working. Quite the opposite, the vaccine is doing what its expected to do: keep the majority of people from being hospitalized, or worse, passing away,” Wooten said.
One new death was reported between July 14 and July 20. The areas total is 3,787.
A guy in this 60s and with underlying medical conditions passed away June 12.
Cases, Case Rate and Testing:
521 COVID-19 cases were reported to the County on July 21. The regions overall is now 288,681.
San Diego Countys case rate is 7.6 cases per 100,000 citizens since July 20.
7,895 tests were reported to the County on July 20, and the percentage of brand-new favorable cases was 6.6%.
The 14-day rolling percentage of favorable cases among tests is 5.1%.
Community Setting Outbreaks:
22 new community break outs were verified in the past seven days (July 14 through July 20): 10 in restaurant/bar settings, four in service settings, two in day camp settings, one in a camping area setting, one in a restaurant setting, one in a building setting, one in a federal government setting, one in a retail setting and one in a faith-based setting.
The neighborhood break outs trigger is more than seven in a 7-day period.
Hospitalizations due to COVID-19 are likewise trending up. The everyday total rose above 100 on July 6 and has stayed above that threshold because. Hospitalizations are likely to rise higher because they normally do after increases in cases.
” The best protection we have versus COVID-19 is getting vaccinated,” said Wilma Wooten, M.D., M.P.H., County public health officer. “The vaccines are very effective at avoiding severe disease from COVID-19.
Data updates to the Countys coronavirus-sd. com website are published around 5 p.m. on Wednesdays.