Cases, hospitalizations surge among unvaccinated San Diegans

San Diego (CNS) – Due to the significant increase in cases of COVID-19, San Diego County public health officials began resuming efforts to vaccinate county residents with the virus on Thursday.

Over the past 7 days, 3,465 COVID-19 cases have been reported in San Diego County. 1,566 or 82% more cases than the previous 7 days.

Hospitalization for COVID-19 is also on the rise. The daily total exceeded 100 on July 6th and has been above that threshold since then. Hospitalizations are likely to increase, as hospitalizations usually increase after an increase in cases, according to a county spokesman.

The increase in cases and hospitalizations mainly occurs in unvaccinated San Diegan. These individuals are also disproportionately affected by the alpha, gamma, and delta COVID-19 mutants of concern.

“The best precaution against COVID-19 is to get vaccinated,” said Dr. Wilma Uten, a county public health officer. “The vaccine is very effective in preventing serious illnesses caused by COVID-19. If you are not immunized, do it now.”

Post-vaccination infections have also increased slightly, meaning that even fully vaccinated, they have been infected with COVID-19.

Uten said it was expected and that breakthrough cases usually show mild symptoms.

“This doesn’t mean that the vaccine doesn’t work. On the contrary, the vaccine serves its intended purpose. It prevents most people from being hospitalized and, worse, from dying,” she said. Said.

In Wednesday’s report, a total of 521 COVID-19 cases were reported to the county. The total for this region is currently 288,681.

One new death was reported between July 14th and July 20th. The total number of people in this area is 3,787. A man in his 60s with an underlying illness died on June 12.

The San Diego County case rate was 7.6 per 100,000 inhabitants, with a total of 7,895 tests reported to the county this week, with a new positive rate of 6.6%.

The 14-day rolling percentage of positive cases under test is 5.1%. All of these numbers have increased significantly from a month ago as the virus surged.

Last week, a total of 22 new communities were identified. 10 for restaurant / bar settings, 4 for business settings, 2 for day camp settings, 1 for campsite settings, 1 for restaurant settings, 1 for construction settings. One is a government setting, the other is a retail setting, and the other is a faith-based setting.

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