San Diego County’s case rate per 100,000 residents decreased to 21.9 last week, down from 27.6 the week prior. Sunday’s report brings the county's cumulative totals to 358,126 positive cases, with 4,081 COVID-19 related deaths. The number of COVID patients in county hospitals decreased to 325, with 99 patients in intensive care units, according to the state's figures.
Although the county’s case rate is in a decline, health officials still encourage the thousands of residents eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine to do so. According to the latest data, 88.2%, or 2.47 million people, have received at least one dose, with 78.8%, or 2.21 million people who are eligible are fully vaccinated.
Health officials are also encouraging eligible residents to get the Pfizer COVID-19 booster, if they received the Pfizer boosted at least six months ago. Booster shots are available, for those that qualify, at nearly 400 locations across the county.
Fully vaccinated people who contract “breakthrough” infections are advised to talk with their doctor about boosters as no guidance has been published by the U.S. Centers For Disease Control and Prevention.