The variety of individuals hospitalized with a coronavirus an infection in San Diego County elevated by two to 438, in response to information launched by the state Saturday.
ICU sufferers with COVID as of Saturday elevated by 4 to 49. There have been 5 extra hospital beds out there Saturday, totaling 229.
In the meantime, San Diego County residents will be capable of get the Novavax COVID-19 vaccine this weekend, the county Well being and Human Companies Company introduced.
Novavax, in use in different international locations, 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 ailments reminiscent of hepatitis B, shingles and human papillomavirus. The vaccine presents a selected portion of the virus which the physique generates immunity in opposition to.
Novavax has been licensed as a two-dose main sequence, given three to eight weeks aside, to individuals ages 18 and older. Scientific trials confirmed that the vaccine is 90% efficient at stopping delicate, reasonable and extreme COVID-19.
“That is yet one more vaccine we have now to gradual the unfold of COVID-19, particularly now that we’re seeing a rise in circumstances and hospitalizations,” mentioned Dr. Cameron Kaiser, county deputy public well being officer. “San Diegans now have one other secure alternative to forestall critical problems from COVID.”
In line with the HHSA, scientific trials confirmed Novavax doesn’t trigger extreme uncomfortable side effects. Reactions had been delicate and like these uncommon results seen from COVID-19 vaccines utilizing the mRNA expertise, reminiscent of ache, tenderness, redness and swelling on the injection website.
Novavax is predicted to be out there at native well being care suppliers, retail pharmacies, group clinics and County public well being facilities and group vaccination occasions.
The county Well being and Human Companies Company reported 1,678 new infections and 10 deaths Thursday, rising the county’s cumulative totals to 881,729 circumstances and 5,409 deaths.
San Diego County’s case price per 100,000 residents 12 years of age and older is 54.35 for individuals absolutely vaccinated and boosted, 32.53 for absolutely vaccinated individuals and 93.86 for not absolutely vaccinated San Diegans.
In line with the county’s HHSA, lab-confirmed coronavirus circumstances stay close to 10,000 per week, a quantity that doesn’t embrace at-home assessments. 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 forestall re-infection with a number of the newer virus variants, in response to nationwide information.
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 absolutely vaccinated. A complete of 1,416,251 or 58% of two,430,747 eligible San Diegans have acquired a booster.
The county doesn’t report COVID information on weekends.
— Metropolis Information Service