The Delta variant of SARS-CoV-2 is causing cases to surge across the nation and in San Diego County, although thankfully nowhere near the peak levels in January 2021. As you can see in the graph below, the case counts are rising and similar to rates seen Summer 2020.
CLICK HERE to explore more data for San Diego County and California compiled by the New York Times. An average of 1130 cases per day were reported in San Diego County, a 191% increase from the average 2 weeks ago. Likewise, hospitalizations in San Diego County are up 148% from the average 2 weeks ago.
If you’re interested in the number of ICU beds available in your area, TYPE IN your zip code, and it shows data for hospitals near you. In San Diego County as of July 29, you can see hospitals range from 65-92% occupancy of ICU beds. Its problematic if ICU occupancy is above 85%.
TAKE HOME MESSAGE: San Diego County is surging like much of the country. Be smart – get vaccinated and wear a mask. As vaccination rates are increasing and the US is shipping vaccine internationally, get yours ASAP because they may be hard to get in the future.