The variety of sufferers in San Diego County hospitalized with COVID-19 dropped by 15 to 331, in keeping with the most recent state information launched Saturday.
The variety of these sufferers in intensive care declined by three to 32 and the variety of out there hospital beds decreased by 10 to 250.
Coronavirus exercise stays excessive in San Diego County, the Well being and Human Companies Company reported, however antiviral tablets and monoclonal antibodies may also help with remedy to keep away from getting extreme signs.
“Monoclonal antibodies and antiviral tablets work nice to maintain individuals from growing extreme COVID-19,” mentioned Dr. Wilma J. Wooten, county public well being officer. “Should you’re at greater threat of growing extreme sickness, you need to search remedy instantly.”
Antiviral tablets and monoclonal antibodies must be given inside days after the onset of signs to be efficient. Those that are 12 or older and check constructive and are at excessive threat of progressing to extreme illness ought to contact their physician instantly to get remedy, officers mentioned.
These with out a well being care supplier can name 2-1-1 to search out one, or name a Monoclonal Antibody Regional Middle at 619-685-2500 to entry monoclonal antibody remedy without charge, no matter medical health insurance or immigration standing.
Therapy facilities and medical places of work within the area could supply oral antiviral tablets, that are taken by mouth, and/or monoclonal antibodies, that are delivered as an intravenous infusion. Well being care suppliers will decide what remedy possibility is finest for every affected person based mostly on signs, age and potential underlying circumstances.
Novavax, a extra conventional vaccine towards COVID-19, is now out there in San Diego County. Novavax is out there at native well being care suppliers, retail pharmacies and neighborhood clinics, in addition to county public well being facilities and neighborhood vaccination occasions.
The HHSA reported 1,017 new infections and eight extra deaths linked to the virus in its most up-to-date information, rising the county’s cumulative counts to 898,520 circumstances and 5,437 deaths because the pandemic started. A complete of seven,045 circumstances had been reported up to now week in comparison with 9,495 infections recognized the earlier week.
San Diego County’s case charge per 100,000 residents 12 years of age and older is 52.03 for individuals totally vaccinated and boosted, 34.81 for totally vaccinated individuals and 103.28 for not totally vaccinated San Diegans.
Greater than 3.01 million or 90% of San Diegans age 6 months and older are no less than partially vaccinated. Practically 2.66 million or 79.5% are totally vaccinated. A complete of 1,432,313 or 58.7% of two,439,821 eligible San Diegans have acquired a booster.
The HHSA updates information on Monday and Thursday nights.
–Metropolis Information Service