The variety of folks in San Diego County hospitalized with COVID-19 decreased by 13 to 252, in accordance with the newest state knowledge launched Saturday.
The variety of these sufferers in intensive care elevated by two to 25, and the variety of obtainable hospital beds elevated by 5 to 237.
San Diego County expects to obtain new COVID-19 boosters that concentrate on a number of strains of the virus subsequent week, officers introduced Friday.
The bivalent boosters have been developed to generate an immune response from the unique COVID-19 virus and BA.4 and BA.5 Omicron subvariants. The Pfizer/BioNTech is for these age 12 and over, whereas the Moderna bivalent booster is for these age 18 and older.
“These new boosters are a welcome useful resource to our ongoing COVID-19 prevention efforts,” mentioned Dr. Wilma Wooten, county public well being officer. “The virus stays very prevalent in our group. With this bivalent vaccine, we’ve an up to date booster that extra instantly addresses the most typical circulating variant, and an opportunity to raised shield our group. I encourage everybody eligible to get boosted.”
Well being care suppliers can present details about the supply of the brand new boosters. Availability at county vaccine occasions can be up to date on coronavirus-sd.com, and appointments will be made by way of the state’s My Flip system.
Greater than 3.01 million — or 90.2% — of San Diegans age 6 months and older are at the very least partially vaccinated. Greater than 2.66 million — or 79.8% — are totally vaccinated. A complete of 1,445,743 — or 59% — of two,450,225 eligible San Diegans have obtained a booster.
The county Well being and Human Providers Company reported 753 new infections and 5 extra deaths linked to the virus in its most up-to-date knowledge, rising the county’s cumulative counts to 912,653 instances and 5,464 deaths because the pandemic started. A complete of three,978 instances have been reported previously week in comparison with 4,744 infections recognized the earlier week.
San Diego County’s case fee per 100,000 residents 12 years of age and older is 25.46 for folks totally vaccinated and boosted, 17.2 for totally vaccinated folks and 50.51 for not totally vaccinated San Diegans.
The HHSA updates knowledge on Monday and Thursday nights.
–Metropolis Information Service