Wednesday, October 20, 2021

San Diego County reports 343 new COVID-19 cases, no deaths

SAN DIEGO—San Diego County reported 343 new cases of COVID-19 on October 4, but no new deaths related to the virus in its most recent figures.

According to state data, the number of COVID-19 patients in county hospitals dropped from 337 on Saturday to 325, of which 99 patients were in intensive care.

Sunday’s numbers brought the county’s cumulative totals to 358,126 cases and 4,081 deaths since the pandemic began.

A total of 38,100 new tests were conducted by the county on Friday, and the percentage of positive cases in the past 14 days stood at 3.5 percent. The county does not report the number of new lab tests over the weekend.

According to the latest figures, more than 4.76 million vaccine doses have been administered in San Diego County, with 2.47 million people—or 88.2 percent of eligible county residents—received at least one dose. Fully vaccinated county residents now number more than 2.21 million, or about 78.8 percent of the county’s eligible population.

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For people who do not have a medical provider, no-cost COVID-19 vaccines are available at medical providers, pharmacies, community clinics, and county public health centers.

A list of locations and more information is available at Coronavirussd.com/vaccine.

Officials were encouraging eligible residents to get a COVID-19 booster if they had taken the Pfizer vaccine six months earlier and told people who have not yet received the shot that it was the best way to avoid severe symptoms from the virus. .

Boosters are now available to those who qualify at nearly 400 locations nationwide. Fully vaccinated people who contracted “breakthrough” infections were advised to speak with their doctor about boosters because no guidance has been published by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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This News Originally From – The Epoch Times

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