Santa Anna, Calif. – The number of hospitalized patients is 288 from Tuesday to September 291, according to the Orange County Health Care Agency (OCHCA). Despite the slight increase, the county has gradually reduced the number of its COVID-19 patients over the past two months.
The county has 23.7 percent ICU beds and 66 percent ventilators.
County Covid-1 of has filed another 505 new cases, bringing the total to 229,2 to 2 since the onset of the epidemic.
Eight more coronavirus deaths have been recorded in Orange County, five in September and three in July, bringing the total to 5.42.
The death toll was 67 in September and 156 for August, in stark contrast to the rest of the summer.
The death toll rose to 25 in July, 19 June, 23 May, 46 April, 615 in March, 615 in February, 1,580 in January – the deadliest month of the epidemic – and 976 for December, the next deadliest.
Clayton Chow, chief health officer and director of the OCHCA, said the county should have “more than 70 percent of eligible people” by now who have received at least one dose of the Covid-1 vaccine. He said the ticker rate among seniors is about percent0 percent.
Deputy County Health Officer Dr Reg Regina Chincio-Coong said Friday that 4 percent of those who died in August were immunized.
The number of deaths from geese this summer without vaccination, which was fueled by a more contagious delta variant, will be even higher, Chinsio-kong said.
“If we didn’t have a vaccination rate, we could have lost more people in the Delta,” said Chinisio-Koong.
Eight people who died of Covid-1 complications in August were vaccinated and were at least 65 years old, Chinisio-kong said. He added that seven were over the age of 75 and one was between 65 and 74 years of age in a skilled nursing facility.
Not all Orange County residents who died of covid complications in September have been fully vaccinated, Chinesio-Kong said. He added that Modern received one of the two doses of the vaccine and the others did not receive any.
Dr. Jose Jose Mayorga, executive director of the University of California-Irvine Health Family Health Center, told City News Service on Wednesday that he is encouraging residents to get flu shots this season because the incidence of influenza this year is much higher than last year.
Mayorga said the difference between this year and the end is that more kids are back in the classroom, more residents are back in the office, and some have mask fatigue.
“Last year’s flu season was a complete inconsistency,” Mayorga said of the low level of the case.
“Why? Since people were working remotely at home, the children were working on remote learning at home most of the time and we were using our masks extensively, ”Mayorga said.
“What has happened now is that children have returned to school and the use of masks has decreased dramatically. This can dramatically affect the growth of the flu.
Experts worry that the flu will make a big comeback and the season will last longer than usual. Typically, the flu season begins in late autumn or early winter and may spread by March, Mayorga said.
Mayorga said it can take up to four weeks for someone to develop proper immunity when vaccinated, so now is the right time to take the shot, Mayorga said.
Mayorga advised residents to make sure they get Covid-1 and flu shots, as anyone who lacks one or the other and who is infected may present problems to doctors trying to diagnose one or the other virus.
Also, because both viruses cause inflammation, both are at risk of becoming infected.
“Talk about a double whammy,” Meyerga said. “It’s a really annoying one-two punch that could put you at a higher risk of death.”
Mayorga stressed that residents should dispel the myth that flu shots can be flu. They don’t, he said. Like the Covid-1 vaccine, a groundbreaking flu infection can be significantly reduced.
Vaccines, Mayorga said.
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