The number of COVID-19 cases in San Diego has increased significantly in the past week, prompting county health officials to urge residents to continue being vaccinated.
In the last seven days, 3,465 COVID-19 cases were reported in San Diego County. That is 1,566 or 82% more cases than the previous seven-day period.
Admissions due to COVID-19 are also increasing. The daily total increase rose above 100 on July 6 and has been above this threshold ever since. Admissions are likely to rise higher, as they typically do so in increasing cases.
The increase in cases and admissions occurs primarily in San Diegans who have not been vaccinated. These individuals are also disproportionately affected by Alpha, Gamma and Delta COVID-19 variants of concern.
“The best protection we have against COVID-19 is to be vaccinated,” said Wilma Wooten, MD, MPH, County Public Health Officer. “The vaccines are extremely effective in preventing serious COVID-19 disease. If you have not been vaccinated, do so now. ”
There has also been a very small increase in infections after vaccination, meaning that people became infected with COVID-19 even though they were fully vaccinated.
Wooten said it was expected and that breakthrough cases typically have mild symptoms.
“This does not mean that the vaccine does not work. On the contrary, the vaccine does what it is supposed to do: prevent most people from being hospitalized, or worse, die, ”Wooten said.
- A new death was reported between July 14 and July 20. The total number of the region is 3,787.
- A man in his 60s and with underlying medical conditions died on June 12th.
Cases, case rate and tests:
- 521 COVID-19 cases were reported to the county on July 21st. The total number of the region is now 288,681.
- The San Diego County case rate is 7.6 cases per year. 100,000 inhabitants per. July 20th.
- 7,895 tests were reported to the county on July 20, and the percentage of new positive cases was 6.6%.
- The 14-day rolling percentage of positive cases among tests is 5.1%.
Outbreaks from community settings:
- 22 new community outbursts were confirmed in the last seven days (July 14 to July 20): 10 in restaurant / bar settings, four in business settings, two in day camp settings, one in a campsite setting, one in a restaurant setting, one in a construction setting, one in government environment, one in a retail setting and one in a faith-based setting.
- The trigger for outbreaks of the community is more than seven in a 7-day period.
Data updates for County’s coronavirus-sd.com Web site will be published around 17 Wednesdays.