Subvariants contribute to the growth of COVID-19 in Sacramento County, hospitalization

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Cases of COVID-19 and hospitalization continue to rise in Sacramento County, according to a weekly update Wednesday on the county dashboard. The average seven-day case rate of COVID-19 is 23.3 people per 100,000 as of May 14. This is compared to the rate of 16.2 a week ago and 5.9 a month ago. As of Tuesday, there were 106 hospitalizations with COVID-19 on the list. That’s more than 74 the previous week. However, the increase is not as high as during the peak of the omicron in January, when 657 people were hospitalized with the virus. “The incidence of COVID-19 is increasing due to infectious subvariants delta and omicron,” Sacramento County Public Health Officer Dr. Olivia Cassire said in a statement. “Although there is an increase in the number of hospitalized cases, but it is not as large as the increase in positive cases. Having effective vaccinations and therapeutics helps reduce the severity of disease and death. ” The statement went on to say that “masks are still strongly recommended when going out in public, especially in crowded places and especially for people at increased risk of serious illness.” | MORE OF THIS | Pearl Jam cancels performances in Sacramento, Las Vegas, after bassist-bassist confirmed COVID-19. The county urged people to take advantage of COVID-19 vaccinations and said it would continue to follow state guidelines regarding any future restrictions or mandates. Meanwhile, California health officials said Wednesday they are expanding sites across the state where people can get tested for COVID-19 and get free treatment for the virus. California plans to launch 146 OptumServe “test for treatment” sites over the next two weeks. The sites aim to improve access for those who do not have health insurance. People over the age of 12 and with high-risk diseases that make them susceptible to severe COVID-19 can get a prescription for Paxlovid or Molnupivir if they get a positive result at one of the sites. Click here to see a map of the facilities being tested in your area.

COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations continue to rise in Sacramento County, according to a weekly update Wednesday on the county dashboard.

The average incidence of COVID-19 in seven days is 23.3 people per 100,000 as of May 14. This is compared to 16.2 a week ago and 5.9 a month ago.

As of Tuesday, there were 106 hospitalizations with COVID-19 on the list. That’s more than 74 the previous week. However, the increase is not as high as during the peak of the omicron in January, when 657 people were hospitalized with the virus.

“The incidence of COVID-19 is increasing due to infectious subvariants delta and omicron,” Sacramento County Public Health Officer Dr. Olivia Cassire said in a statement. “Although there is an increase in the number of hospitalized cases, but it is not as large as the increase in positive cases. Having effective vaccinations and therapeutics helps reduce the severity of disease and death. ”

The statement further said that “masks are still strongly recommended when going out in public places, especially in crowded places and especially for people at increased risk of serious illness.”

| MORE OF THIS | Pearl Jam cancels performances in Sacramento, Las Vegas, after bassist positively shows COVID-19

The district urged people to take advantage of vaccinations against COVID-19 and said it would continue to follow state guidelines regarding any future restrictions or mandates.

Meanwhile, on Wednesday, California health officials said they are expanding sites across the state where people can be tested on COVID-19 and get free virus treatment.

California plans to launch 146 OptumServe “test for treatment” sites over the next two weeks. The sites aim to improve access for those who do not have health insurance.

People over the age of 12 and with high-risk diseases that make them susceptible to severe COVID-19 can get a prescription for Paxlovid or Molnupivir if they get a positive result at one of the sites.

Click here to see a map of the facilities being tested in your area.

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