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’

The rise of the Delta variant of the coronavirus is focusing new attention on the dangers still posed for people who have not been vaccinated against COVID-19.

3 in 5 Californians now at least partially vaccinated against COVID-19

Three in five Californians, or 60.5%, have now received at least one dose of COVID vaccine, federal figures show — the latest milestone in the state’s rollout.

Most coronavirus cases were undetected in pandemic’s early months

Scientists at the National Institutes of Health who studied blood samples from across the United States have discovered that for every coronavirus infection recorded during the spring and summer of 2020, nearly five more went undetected — amounting to nearly 17 million additional cases by July 2020.

Is the contagious Delta variant of the coronavirus a threat to O.C.?

When asked whether the county is concerned with the new Delta variant, Dr. Regina Chinsio-Kwong, Orange County deputy health officer, said the county is still assessing the issue and is waiting on more data, including from hospitals.