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 reopens

The Los Angeles Times and Orange County Register offer their rundowns of Southern California fireworks shows, parades and more. Or, if you’re looking for a more serene holiday, here’s a list of peaceful destinations.

California case numbers rising as Delta variant spreads

California broadly reopened its economy barely two weeks ago and since then an especially contagious coronavirus variant has spread among the unvaccinated, a development that has health officials on edge. On the plus side, Orange County health officials report that 70% of county residents age 18 and up had received at least one vaccine dose as of June 27.