East County News Service
County News Service contributed to this report
January 26, 2022 (San Diego) - Recently released research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that COVID-19 vaccine boosters are effective at preventing severe illness and hospitalizations.
New research findings released by the U.S. Centers for Disease control shows that COVID-19 vaccine boosters are effective at preventing severe illness and hospitalizations.
The boosters reduced emergency room visits and hospitalizations by 94%, and reduced the death rate by 90% compared to patients who had not received booster shots.
Despite that, only 1,021,730 or 49.9% of San Diegans who are fully vaccinated have received a booster, according to the County Health and Human Services Agency. That means 1,026,439 are due for a booster. Boosters are currently available for everyone 12 years and older.
- Doses administered: Close to 6.58 million.
- Received at least one shot: Over 2.85 million or 90.8% of San Diegans age 5 and older are at least partially vaccinated.
- Fully vaccinated: More than 2.51 million or 79.9%.
- Boosters administered: 1,021,730 or 49.9% of 2,048,169 eligible San Diegans.
- More vaccination information can be found at coronavirus-sd.com/vaccine.
- 69 new deaths were reported since the last report on Jan. 19, 2022. The region’s total is 4,622.
- 46 men and 23 women between Dec. 29, 2021 and Jan. 20, 2022.
- 31 were age 80 or older, 14 were in their 70s, 18 were in their 60s, three in their 50s, two were in their 40s and one was in their 30s.
- 26 of the people who died was fully vaccinated and 43 were not fully vaccinated.
- 59 had underlying medical conditions, two did not and eight had medical history pending.
- 6,108 COVID-19 cases were reported to the County on Jan. 25, 2022. The region’s total is now 675,250.
- 60,548 cases were reported last week (Jan. 19 through Jan. 25, 2022) compared to 69,151 COVID-19 infections identified the previous week (Jan. 12 through Jan. 18, 2022).
- San Diego County’s case rate per 100,000 residents is 185.1 for people fully vaccinated and boosted, 336.4 for fully vaccinated people and 504.0 for not fully vaccinated San Diegans.
- 25,426 tests were reported to the County on Jan. 23, 2022, and the percentage of new positive cases was 21.6%.
- The 14-day rolling percentage of positive cases among tests is 24.7%.
- 57 new community outbreaks were confirmed in the past seven days (Jan. 19, 2022 through Jan. 25, 2022): 23 in TK-12th grade school settings, 12 in daycare/preschool/childcare settings, five in government settings, four in business settings, three in restaurant/bar settings, three in emergency services settings, two in community-based organization settings, two in retail settings, two in health care settings and one in a faith-based setting.
- The community outbreaks trigger is more than seven in a 7-day period.