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Tue Jul 12, 2022, 07:17 PM

COVID in California: Hospitalizations in California up 63% in a month

Source: San Francisco Chronicle

COVID-19 vaccine uptake among babies and toddlers in the Bay Area appears to be far outpacing statewide and national rates of 2.4% and 1.5%, respectively, according to early figures provided by several local health departments. Coronavirus hospitalizations in California and the Bay Area have reached their highest point since February, when the region was still coming out of the winter omicron surge.

Here are the latest updates:

COVID-19 hospitalizations in California up 63% in a month

There were 4,227 people hospitalized with COVID-19 in California as of Tuesday, according to state data, marking more than a 63% increase in the past month. Bay Area hospitals reported 796 patients, according to data from the California Department of Public Health, also a substantial uptick from June. About half the hospitalizations may be incidental, according to state officials, meaning patients were hospitalized for another reason but tested positive while there. California’s coronavirus test positive rate has increased to 16.1%, compared to 8.7% on June 10. The state is averaging 21 deaths per day due to COVID-19, having now surpassed 92,000 total pandemic deaths. COVID-19 cases remain stubbornly high, with California reporting 43 daily cases per 100,000 residents — a figure that has fluctuated little since early June. The highly transmissible BA.4 and BA.5 sub-variants of omicron make up about 4 out of 5 sequenced cases in the Northern California region, according to CDC data.

COVID-19 pandemic “nowhere near over,” says WHO head

Evolved versions of the coronavirus are driving another wave of COVID-19 infections globally and “putting further pressure on stretched health systems and health workers,” according to the head of the World Health Organization. Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told a news conference in Geneva on Tuesday that while the world is better prepared to handle new surges, people should not let their guard down. “As the virus pushes at us, we must push back,” he said. Hospitalizations are on the rise due to more transmissible subvariants of omicron, and deaths are also increasing in some regions as mitigation measures have largely been discarded, allowing for “new, fitter variants emerging, with different degrees of virulence, transmissibility, and immune escape potential.” Ghebreyesus concluded, “New waves of the virus demonstrate again that the COVID-19 is nowhere near over.”



Read more: https://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/COVID-in-California-BA-2-75-subvariant-has-been-17298154.php



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PufPuf23 Jul 2022 OP
progree Jul 2022 #1
NullTuples Jul 2022 #2
pfitz59 Jul 2022 #3
Farmer-Rick Jul 2022 #4
womanofthehills Jul 2022 #5
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Tue Jul 12, 2022, 08:10 PM

1. California: 5th highest state in cases per capita, per NY Times

In all of below, "Cases" is NEW cases, not cumulative total cases
YES YES, I know, with home-testing, only a small percent of cases are reported

U.S. in past 14 days (actually 7 day average ending July 11 compared to 7 day average ending June 27)
Cases: +8%, Hospitalizations: +17%, ICUs: +21%, Deaths: -2%
Cases: 35 per 100,000

California is 5th highest cases PER CAPITA.

Top 18 states in per capita cases: #1-Kentucky, #2-Alaska, #3-Texas, #4-Alabama, #5-California
#6-Louisiana, #7-Florida, #8-Arkansas, #9-New York, #10-Hawaii, #11-New Mexico, #12-Mississippi, #13-Colorado, #14-New Jersey, #15-West Virginia, #16-Illinois, #17-Washington, #18-South Carolina

Notice the South is starting to dominate the rankings, which has been the case the last 2 summers starting about this time of year, so its going to get more so in the coming weeks. Unfortunately, California also fits that pattern (as well as high winter peaks in common with most of the rest of the country)
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2021/us/covid-cases.html
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California in past 14 days (actually 7 day average ending July 11 compared to 7 day average ending June 27)
Cases: -5%, Hospitalizations: +26%, ICUs: +38%, Deaths: +40%
Cases: 46 per 100,000 (5th highest state)
In ICUs: June 1: 280, July 11: 450

Essentially, cases have flat-lined since about June 10, while the increase in hospitalizations and deaths, which lag cases, have been echoing the large increases in cases between early April and June 10. They should soon start to slow down, unless Ba.4 and Ba.5 are a little worse per infection, as some say.

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2021/us/california-covid-cases.html
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Lots more at the web pages.
The "Last 90 days" button is extremely helpful

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Wed Jul 13, 2022, 12:07 AM

2. A year ago both metrics were a fraction of now. A year ago restrictions were in place.

Los Angeles County is expected to hit the thresholds for bringing back restrictions tomorrow, maybe thursday.

Then, two weeks later they'll actually bring back mask mandates and other restrictions.

Does that delay make any sense?

Why not put the restrictions in automatically when the threshold is crossed and keep them in place for a minimum of two weeks?

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Wed Jul 13, 2022, 01:53 AM

3. Half my son's bank branches are closed

due to COVID. Raging in his workplace.

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Wed Jul 13, 2022, 10:53 AM

4. We are back up to over 300 deaths a day in the US

That's double the number of deaths due to flu season.

Not looking good for COVID going away anytime soon. It keeps evolving. Amazing how evolution is killing off a lot of religious people who don't believe in evolution.

Maybe we should get back to common sense public health measures.

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Wed Jul 13, 2022, 12:27 PM

5. Friend just called now - second time he got Covid in 2 months

Boosted and wears his mask everywhere. A NM author on Twitter has had it 4 times and her health is suffering big time. I avoided the dentist for 2 yrs and have a appointment Fri. I don’t want to go but I need to. I live out in the country and have no desire to go anywhere - I’m an artist who is a homebody. I have a neighbor who is worse then me - leaving her house only about 2 times a month. Neither one of us have had Covid yet. All my family in Albuquerque have had it.

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Wed Jul 13, 2022, 01:26 PM

6. Wear mask and get vaccinated

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Wed Jul 13, 2022, 02:42 PM

7. It's over in my area--if you go by the number of masks, anyway.

Friends & family posting pics of themselves socializing all without masks, worries me.

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Wed Jul 13, 2022, 10:23 PM

8. yep...flew in and out of LAX last week....

maybe 20% masked at most. Same on the goddamn plane. Jesus. Wife now tested positive, luckily symptoms are light. Both boosters and masked up. Fucker ain't going away...

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Sat Jul 16, 2022, 12:40 PM

10. Many county sheriffs in California won't be enforcing the mask mandates if the occur

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