Saturday, October 23, 2021

San Diego County reports 756 new COVID-19 cases, 3 deaths

SAN DIEGO – San Diego County public health officials have reported 756 new COVID-19 cases and three additional virus-related deaths.

The October 1 report brought the county’s cumulative totals since the pandemic began to 357,254 cases, while the death toll rose to 4,081.

According to state data, the number of COVID-19 patients in county hospitals dropped from 351 on Thursday to 345 Friday, of whom 111 were in intensive care.

A total of 38,100 new tests were recorded by the county on Friday, and the percentage of positive cases in the past 14 days stood at 3.5 percent.

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 coronavirus-sd.com/vaccine.

On Monday, officials encouraged thousands of eligible residents to get a COVID-19 vaccine booster and told those 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 with “breakthrough” infections should talk to 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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