Because the variety of reported circumstances of COVID-19 continues to lower and hospitals within the area have constructed extra capability for therapy of the virus, San Diego County introduced Friday it should start closing its Regional Monoclonal Antibody Remedy operations.
Three of the 4 working Monoclonal Antibody Regional Facilities will shut by the tip of this month, in keeping with the county Well being and Human Providers Company. Household Well being Facilities of San Diego will proceed to offer monoclonal antibodies for prevention and for therapy, by appointment solely.
“The demand for monoclonal antibody therapy has been steadily lowering in latest months as COVID-19 remedies, together with Paxlovid, have grow to be available at medical suppliers’ workplaces and different areas,” mentioned Dr. Wilma J. Wooten, county public well being officer. “County Public Well being will proceed to observe the pandemic to make sure the group’s therapy wants are met.”
For the reason that facilities opened in February 2021, almost 15,000 sufferers have been handled with monoclonal antibodies at 10 areas throughout the area. The event of the MARCs, previous to the supply of antiviral COVID-19 medicines in pill-form, was a collaboration amongst federal, state, county and native companions, and acquired statewide recognition.
A complete of two,634 COVID-19 circumstances have been reported to the county prior to now seven days, in comparison with 2,840 infections the earlier week. The cumulative complete circumstances within the county elevated to 919,938.
Since final Thursday’s report, 4 extra deaths have been reported to the HHSA, growing the cumulative complete to five,487.
The variety of individuals in San Diego County hospitalized with COVID-19 elevated by 9 to 189, in keeping with the newest state knowledge.
Of these sufferers hospitalized as of Thursday, 24 have been in intensive care, with 241 ICU beds obtainable
Greater than 2.68 million or 80% of San Diegans acquired the first sequence of one of many accredited COVID-19 vaccines and are thought of absolutely vaccinated. A complete of 1,448,515 or 58.9% of two,458,117 eligible San Diegans have acquired a booster.
The HHSA solely studies COVID-19 knowledge as soon as per week — on Thursday nights.
–Metropolis Information Service