County will situation weekly report monitoring influenza, COVID-19 instances


The San Diego County Well being and Human Providers Company has launched a mixed Respiratory Virus Surveillance Report, which can observe each COVID-19 and influenza within the area. The weekly report, to be launched Thursdays, is meant to offer residents with an in depth snapshot of widespread respiratory sickness exercise within the area.

It comes because the variety of folks in San Diego County hospitalized with COVID-19 has decreased by 17 to 107, in accordance with the newest
state information.

The variety of these sufferers being handled in intensive care as of Saturday decreased by 5 to 22. There have been 233 ICU beds accessible within the
county, a lower of seven from Friday.

“The brand new report paints a extra complete image of respiratory sickness exercise within the area,” mentioned Dr. Wilma Wooten, county public well being
officer. “The report is a one-stop store for neighborhood members and healthcare suppliers, and we’ll proceed to replace it with new options sooner or later as essential.”

Within the first report, the variety of coronavirus and influenza instances tracked since July 3 stands at 86,608 and 1,664, respectively. Since that shared date, 96 San Diegans have died from COVID-related causes, none from the flu.

The 1,664 flu instances reported to the county this 12 months are greater than seven occasions larger than the 217 instances reported on the identical time final 12 months
in the course of the 2021-22 flu season. Whereas the county displays flu exercise year-round, flu season is often October to March or later annually.

The whole variety of San Diegans who’ve contracted COVID-19 for the reason that pandemic started elevated to 927,970, whereas the quantity who’ve died with the sickness rose to five,517.

A complete of 1,480,105 — or 60 % — of two,467,279 eligible San Diegans have obtained vaccine boosters for COVID. The 1,591 instances reported prior to now week had been barely decrease in comparison with the 1,855 infections recognized the earlier week. The county doesn’t report COVID information on weekends.

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