California has more people hospitalized with COVID-19 than any other day since March 31, according to data released by the state on Tuesday, July 20.
There are 2,164 patients with confirmed cases, including 552 sick people in intensive care units. The numbers released on Tuesday contained State daily hospital survey Done Monday.
They have both more than doubled from the following points last month: 915 hospitalized on June 12 and 218 confirmed coronavirus patients in the state’s ICU on June 6.
Here’s how these growths have panned out by county.
Public health experts say delta version, which is more contagious than other forms of the coronavirus, is a main factor in hospitalization. Some even cite California reopen on 15 June, when most restrictions on gatherings were lifted and those fully vaccinated were no longer required to wear masks in public. Cases and hospitalizations occurred just before that reopening date.
Medical workers are concerned that the increase could mean another surge.
“Every physician or LA health provider is absolutely concerned,” Dr. Hector Castillo, a family medicine doctor affiliated with California Hospital Medical Center in Los Angeles, recently said.
Still, California is in a better position now than it was last fall. Even though the number of hospitalizations has doubled in less than a month, there are still fewer patients than last year’s low point between the highs of summer and winter – and the increase of winter. a fraction of the number of patients at the height of sent to hospital To on the verge of crisis. For nearly three weeks in December and January, more than 20,000 people were confirmed to be infected with COVID-19 across the state.
Now, more than half of Californians have been fully vaccinated against the coronavirus and about 60% have received at least one dose. Vaccines have been shown to be highly effective in preventing infection, and people who become infected tend to have less severe disease.
Los Angeles County officials reported in June that in the first six months vaccines were available, 98.7% of people were hospitalized with the coronavirus and 99.8% of people who died from the virus in L.A. County. were uninfected.