More than 30,000 San Diegans have been hospitalized with COVID-19 locally since the onset of the pandemic, the County Health and Human Services Agency reported Wednesday. The first county resident was admitted to the region on February 25, 2020.
The county reported this milestone in addition to 405 new cases of COVID-19.
While hospitalizations have slowed down since the Omicron variant peaked earlier this year, new COVID-19 infections today reached a two-week high. Although the number is still well below the daily number of cases repeatedly above 10,000 in January this year, county health officials are urging vulnerable populations to exercise increased caution when out in public.
“The unfortunate hospitalization milestone and bump in cases in the region and across the country is a reminder that the COVID-19 pandemic is not over,” said Wilma J. Wooten, MD, MPH, county officer. “San Diegans, especially those at higher risk of serious outbreaks of infection, should continue to use non-pharmaceutical interventions, such as masking and staying away from sick people. Everyone should be vaccinated and boosted when justified, and protect themselves and those around them. “
- Received at least one shot: Nearly 2.97 million or 94.3% of San Diegans ages 5 and older are at least partially vaccinated.
- Fully vaccinated: Close to 2.61 million or 82.8%.
- Boosters administered: 1,237,325 or 55.9% of 2,213,453 qualified San Diegans.
- Further information on vaccination can be found at coronavirus-sd.com/vaccine.
- Four new deaths have been reported since the last report on April 13, 2022. The region’s total is 5,233.
- Two women and two men died between April 12, 2022 and April 14, 2022.
- Three were 80 years or older and one was in his 50s.
- Two of the people who died were fully vaccinated and two were not fully vaccinated.
- All had underlying medical conditions.
Cases, cases, admissions and tests:
- 405 COVID-19 cases were reported to the county on April 19, 2022. The region’s total is now 755,863.
- 2,057 cases were reported in the most recent week (April 13 to April 19) compared to 1,964 infections identified the previous week (April 6 to April 12).
- San Diego County’s case per. 100,000 residents 12 years and older are 6.9 for people who are fully vaccinated and boosted, 3.7 for fully vaccinated people and 12.7 for non-fully vaccinated San Diegans.
- 5,278 tests were reported to the county on April 17, 2022, and the percentage of new positive cases was 3.3% (data through April 17, 2022).
- The 14-day rolling percentage of positive cases among tests reported through April 17, 2022 is 2.5%.
Data updates for County website coronavirus-sd.com published Monday to Friday around noon. 17.00 with the exception of public holidays.