Although the number of COVID cases and hospitalizations in parts of the country has broken records, there are signs that the delta-driven Bay Area surge may be stalling.
COVID cases and hospitalizations in the Bay Area are showing signs of declining. The daily average number of cases in the Bay Area rose sharply in July, from 3.8 cases per 100,000 inhabitants on July 1 to 23.7 on August 2. But the number of cases has been declining since then-there were approximately 18.9 cases on August 1. 25. Complete data of the most recent date.
The number of hospitalizations also seems to have reached a peak. Since the rise began in mid-June, the average daily number of COVID-19 hospitalized patients is increasing at a slower rate, when an average of 185 patients were hospitalized. There are currently 933 patients hospitalized due to COVID, which is about half of the peak hospitalization period in mid-January.
The COVID trend in the Bay Area reflects the development trajectory of the entire state. Governor Gavin Newsom said on Tuesday that “we see the number of hospitalizations stabilized” and that “the number of people in the intensive care unit has now increased slightly, but not much.”
As the Bay Area vaccination rate continues to grow slowly, the number of cases and hospitalizations in the Bay Area has stabilized-84% of eligible residents in the area have received at least one dose of the vaccine, and 78% have been fully vaccinated. Due to concerns about delta mutations and compliance with employer or government requirements, more residents have been vaccinated in recent weeks.
California’s vaccination rate has also reached a milestone: According to the CDC, 80% of all eligible Californians 12 years of age and older have received at least one dose of the vaccine, which Newsom described as “a huge progress”.
Newsom said: “Thank the people of California for realizing that this pandemic has not passed.”
The governor emphasized that the state still needs to “contact those in isolation” and vaccinate everyone, especially “diverse communities”.
“It’s not too late. I want to encourage all those who have not yet been vaccinated to get these life-saving vaccines,” the governor urged. “This is still mainly an unvaccinated epidemic.”