A total of 49 COVID-19 deaths were reported in the region in the past seven days (Aug. 25-31), almost double the 25 reported the week before (Aug. 18-24), the County Health and Human Services Agency revealed today.
The recently reported deaths consist of 37 guys and 12 females. Many of the deaths occurred in late August. Forty-one had hidden medical conditions, 4 did not and 4 had case history pending.
Of the 49 deaths, 12 were 80 years of age or older, 13 were in their 70s, 12 were in their 60s, seven remained in their 50s and 5 remained in their 40s.
” These deaths are very awful because they could have been avoided,” said Wilma J. Wooten, M.D., M.P.H., County public health officer. “We now have really safe and reliable vaccines versus COVID-19. These deaths need to not have taken place.”
The majority of the deaths being reported now have been San Diegans who were not immunized.
Public health officials anticipated that more people would get vaccinated after the Food and Drug Administration offered complete approval to the Pfizer vaccine on Aug. 23. The area has actually seen a small uptick in vaccinations.
Approximately 3,749 San Diegans got their first dosages daily between Aug. 23 and Aug. 28. In comparison, approximately 3,651 individuals got their very first shot between Aug. 17 and Aug. 22.
” Unvaccinated San Diegans are primarily the ones winding up in the medical facility and, regrettably, passing away,” Wooten said.
No-cost COVID-19 vaccines are extensively offered in the region. They can be discovered at medical suppliers, retail pharmacies, community clinics and County public health centers for individuals who do not have a medical provider. For a list of areas and more information, visit www.coronavirus-sd.com/vaccine.
Cases, Case Rates and Testing:
949 COVID-19 cases were reported to the County on Aug. 31. The areas total is now 335,302.
San Diego Countys case rate per 100,000 citizens is 38.7 general, 15.2 for completely immunized people and 68.0 for not totally vaccinated San Diegans.
17,204 tests were reported to the County on Aug. 31, and the portion of brand-new positive cases was 5.5%.
The 14-day rolling portion of favorable cases amongst tests is 6.6%.
Community Setting Outbreaks:
66 brand-new community break outs were validated in the past seven days (Aug. 25 through Aug. 31): 15 in company settings, 11 in daycare/preschool/childcare settings, 9 in restaurant/bar settings, 6 in retail settings, 5 in health care settings, five in faith-based settings, 4 in TK-12 elementary school settings, 3 in government settings, 2 in construction settings, one in an emergency situation services setting, one in a hotel/resort/spa setting, one in a restaurant setting, one in a grocery setting, one in a circulation warehouse setting, and one in a college/university setting.
The neighborhood outbreaks trigger is more than 7 in a 7-day period.
Data updates to the Countys coronavirus-sd. com website are released around 5 p.m.
The recently reported deaths include 37 guys and 12 females. Many of the deaths took place in late August.” These deaths are very terrible due to the fact that they might have been prevented,” said Wilma J. Wooten, M.D., M.P.H., County public health officer. These deaths must not have happened.”
They can be discovered at medical service providers, retail drug stores, community clinics and County public health centers for individuals who do not have a medical service provider.