SAN DIEGO (CNS) -San Diego County reported 472 new COVID-19 infections and no new deaths Sunday.
Sunday’s data brought the county’s total to 354,391 cases, while deaths remained at 4,051 since the pandemic began.
The number of COVID patients at county hospitals dropped from 393 on Saturday to 385, of which 138 of those patients were in intensive care, according to government figures.
A total of 27,290 new tests were registered on Friday, and the percentage of positive cases over the last seven days was 3.7%. The county does not update laboratory test numbers over the weekend.
A total of 37 new outbreaks were confirmed during the last seven days: 18 in primary school settings, four in business settings, four in restaurant / bar settings, three in day care / preschool / childcare settings, two in government settings, one in a university / college environment , one in a construction, one in a grocery setting, one in a healthcare setting, one in a restaurant and one in a retail setting.
San Diego County Cases Per. 100,000 inhabitants are 27.6 in total, 13.0 for fully vaccinated and 47.3 for non-fully vaccinated San Diegans.
A county official was preparing for the possibility of vaccine reinforcement.
“The FDA and CDC approval of the Pfizer vaccine enhancer for certain groups of people is another step in our fight against COVID,” board chairman Nathan Fletcher said last week. “When we receive final approval and guidance from the Western States Scientific Safety Review Working Group and the California Department of Public Health, our region will be well prepared to deliver Pfizer booster shots to those eligible.
“We expect this final approval in the coming days, and then qualified San Diegans must contact their local health care provider, pharmacy or our county-sponsored sites to receive the Pfizer booster,” Fletcher continued. “We want to emphasize that the booster is only for those groups outlined in pending final approval and will only be available to those who originally received the Pfizer vaccine.”
Free COVID-19 vaccines are widely available. They can be found at medical providers, pharmacies, local clinics and county hospitals for people who do not have a doctor.
Nearly 4.72 million vaccine doses have been administered in San Diego County, with about 2.5 million – or 87.7% of eligible county residents – receiving at least one dose. Fully vaccinated county residents now number more than 2.2 million, or about 78.2% of the county’s eligible population.
A list of sites and more information is available at coronavirus-sd.com/vaccine.
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