San Diego County reported 528 new circumstances of COVID-19 and no new virus-related deaths Saturday, at some point after the Health and Human Services Agency introduced that an unvaccinated lady was the primary pregnant San Diego individual to die from the virus.
The variety of COVID sufferers in county hospitals elevated from 284 on Friday to 288 Saturday, with 85 of these sufferers in intensive care, up from 83 the day earlier than, in response to state figures.
The pregnant lady died final week after being hospitalized, as did her unborn little one. Her age and different particulars about her dying and being pregnant weren’t being reported to guard her household’s privateness.
“It is a very unlucky dying, and our honest condolences exit to the household and mates of the deceased,” stated Dr. Seema Shah, medical director of HHSA’s Epidemiology and Immunization Providers department. “Contracting COVID-19 throughout being pregnant places you at higher threat of getting severe problems and dying.
“We urge anybody who’s pregnant and unvaccinated to get immunized to guard themselves and their infants,” Shah stated.
Saturday’s COVID numbers introduced the county’s cumulative totals to 360,917 circumstances and 4,113 deaths because the pandemic started.
In the meantime, the general public well being neighborhood was making ready for the double menace of coronavirus and influenza.
This 12 months’s flu season is more likely to be a extra typical one — reasonably than the just about nonexistent season seen final 12 months through the peak of COVID-19 mask-wearing and social distancing.
A report from the county launched final week discovered 167 influenza circumstances have been recorded to date in the neighborhood, properly above the prior three-year common of 102 circumstances on the similar time. Final 12 months, solely 5 flu circumstances had been reported at this level. This week’s determine places the present flu season extra consistent with busier seasons recorded in 2017-18 and 2019-20.
There are greater than 400 areas the place San Diegans can get vaccinated in opposition to COVID-19 and the flue. They embody docs’ places of work, retail pharmacies, neighborhood clinics and county public well being facilities.
Metropolis Information Service contributed to this text.