San Diego County and Human Services Agency are urging citizens to get anti-COVID shots because a “significant spike” in cases was registered.
On Friday, the county’s Communications Office published the urgent message to the county’s residents soon after announcing the 1,264 new cases.
The number is alarming, as it is the highest reported number since February 5.
“The increase in cases is not a single-day phenomenon, but part of a larger trend in recent weeks,” reads an official county statement.
Between June 21 and July 20, over 6,500 San Diegans tested positive for the novel coronavirus, with nearly 90% of that population unvaccinated, the county announced.
The news is miserable, especially as the novel delta variant was reported in some cases.
However, if the residents were looking for a sign to get vaccinated, this is it. The county made it public that 98% of the hospitalizations over the past month are courtesy of unvaccinated individuals or citizens who didn’t receive both doses of the vaccine.
Dr Wilma Wooten, A San Diego County Public Health Officer, said:
“The vaccines are effective in preventing severe illness or death from COVID-19. If you have not gotten vaccinated, the time to get vaccinated is now. If you are late for your second dose, the time to get that second shot is now.”
Nathan Fletcher, the San Diego County Board of Supervisors, announced that we are experiencing a so-called “pandemic of the unvaccinated.”
Official data shows that over 140,000 San Diegans were overdue in receiving the second dose of the COVID-19 shots.
The county recently announced that roughly 69% of the eligible population had been wholly vaccinated, while 80% received at least a single dose.
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