Community Updates

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    July 2, Updates

    Orange County shows uptick in hospitalizations Hospitalizations jumped from 56 on Wednesday to 70 on Thursday, while the number of intensive care unit patients increased from 10 to 13. The county won’t have another update until next week as officials move to weekly instead of daily reporting. Breakthrough cases are rare in California About 7,550 out of […]

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    July 1, Updates

    ‘Breakthrough’ COVID cases rare in state, U.S. The percentage of fully vaccinated Californians who contracted COVID-19 through June 23 was 0.039%. Nationwide, out of 154 million fully vaccinated Americans, just 4,115 have been hospitalized or died after contracting COVID-19. That’s a rate of 0.0027%. More than three-quarters were 65 or older. July 4th events return as state […]

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    June 30, Updates

    O.C.’s COVID-19 stats rise, but hospitalizations remain low Orange County’s weekly averages for COVID-19 cases ticked up this week, but hospitalization numbers remained low, data released Tuesday shows. Fauci warns there may soon be ‘two Americas’ With the Delta variant accounting for more than a quarter of COVID-19 cases, there could soon be “two Americas” — one […]

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    June 29, Updates

    California digital vaccine records’ QR codes are a feature, not a bug After accessing their digital COVID-19 vaccination records, some Californians noticed the state-generated reports include QR codes that, when scanned, don’t seem to retrieve any information. But that’s a feature — not a bug — of the 11-day-old verification system, according to the California Department of […]

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    June 25, Updates

    White House announces new incentives to boost youth vaccination rates The White House on Thursday announced a number of new incentives from the private sector as it looks to increase COVID-19 vaccination rates among young people, a group it has specifically targeted as a high-priority demographic. The Delta variant’s biggest danger: ‘A pandemic of unvaccinated people’ […]

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    June 24, Updates

    Vaccine benefits outweigh rare heart risk, officials say Federal health officials said most of the heart inflammation cases were mild and patients generally recovered. The risk of heart problems from COVID-19 is far greater, they noted. Mixing of vaccines gains ground More nations are allowing — and in some cases encouraging — mix-and-match inoculation, with people receiving […]

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    June 22, Updates

    Delta variant grew 40% in California last week The Delta strain had previously barely registered on the weekly new variants count posted by the CA Department of Public Health. But the number of cases related to Delta and related variants discovered in the state rose from 286 to 399. That’s about a 40% rise week-over-week. The total is, of […]

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    June 21, Updates

    Border vaccination plan starts in Baja with US-donated shots  Baja California has started administering more than 1.3 million Johnson & Johnson single shots donated to Mexico by the U.S. as part of a strategy that could lead to the reopening of the border. What to know about California’s digital vaccine cards According to the state technology workers […]

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    June 18, Updates

    Want to hold a COVID vaccination event? Just ask O.C. health officials The public can now request a no-cost mobile COVID-19 vaccination event at a workplace, church, neighborhood or other location using the Othena app. Canada extends US travel restrictions through July 21 Canada will extend restrictions that bar non-essential travel at U.S. land borders until at least July […]

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    June 17, Updates

    O.C. cities may extend street closures for outdoor dining Irvine, Newport Beach, Laguna Beach, Orange, Fullerton and other towns allowed restaurants to set up tables in parking lots, blocked-off streets and along public sidewalks during the pandemic. The trend may become permanent in some areas. Newsom leaves door open to reimpose restrictions In the past, the state […]

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