San Diego County’s Well being and Human Providers Company reported 897 new circumstances of the coronavirus and eight extra deaths linked to the virus, whereas COVID-positive hospitalizations elevated by 17 Tuesday.
The brand new knowledge enhance the county’s cumulative totals to 887,636 infections and 5,417 deaths because the pandemic started. Present hospitalizations now stand at 442, whereas these in intensive care models declined by two to 46. The variety of accessible hospital beds decreased by six to 256.
In the meantime, San Diego County residents at the moment are in a position to get the Novavax COVID-19 vaccine.
Novavax, in use in different nations, is a extra “conventional” vaccine, developed utilizing protein-based expertise, which the U.S. Meals and Drug Administration has been utilizing for many years to deal with illnesses equivalent to hepatitis B, shingles and human papillomavirus. The vaccine presents a particular portion of the virus which the physique generates immunity towards.
Novavax has been licensed as a two-dose main sequence, given three to eight weeks aside, to individuals ages 18 and older. Medical trials confirmed that the vaccine is 90% efficient at stopping gentle, average and extreme COVID-19.
Based on the HHSA, scientific trials confirmed Novavax doesn’t trigger extreme uncomfortable side effects. Reactions have been gentle and like these uncommon results seen from COVID-19 vaccines utilizing the mRNA expertise, equivalent to ache, tenderness, redness and swelling on the injection website.
Novavax is predicted to be accessible at native well being care suppliers, retail pharmacies, neighborhood clinics and county public well being facilities and neighborhood vaccination occasions.
San Diego County’s case price per 100,000 residents 12 years of age and older is 54.35 for individuals totally vaccinated and boosted, 32.53 for totally vaccinated individuals and 93.86 for not totally vaccinated San Diegans.
Based on the county’s HHSA, lab-confirmed coronavirus circumstances stay close to 10,000 per week, a quantity that doesn’t embody at-home checks. The HHSA additionally reported that it has additionally seen a rise in re-infections — San Diegans who’ve examined optimistic for COVID-19 a number of instances all through the pandemic. Prior an infection doesn’t essentially stop re-infection with a number of the newer virus variants, in accordance with nationwide knowledge.
Greater than 3 million or 89.9% of San Diegans age 6 months and older are no less than partially vaccinated. Greater than 2.65 million or 79.3% are totally vaccinated. A complete of 1,416,251 or 58% of two,430,747 eligible San Diegans have obtained a booster.
The HHSA updates knowledge on Monday and Thursday nights.
–Metropolis Information Service