San Diego County (CA) public health officials reported that the number of persons with COVID-19 has now crossed 30,000 cases.
According to CBS8, a local news source, this is even though other numbers appear to be improving.
A total of 343 new reported infected persons Monday gave the county a total of 30,226 cases.
However, there were no reported new deaths on Monday.
To date, San Diego has 565 coronavirus-related deaths.
Roller Coaster July
County Supervisor, Nathan Fletcher, described month of July as a “roller coaster.”
Though by the end of the month, numbers showed promising trends which he hopes will carry on into August and beyond.
Currently, the rate of the population testing positive has dropped to 118.2 per 100,000 people.
The state’s goal is below 100 per 100,000.
While a week ago that number was above 140 per 100,000.
The report added that the number of people hospitalized due to COVID-19 is dropping.
Concentration Of Cases Per Age Group
Dr. Wilma Wooten, the county’s public health officer, said there is an age group where the virus seems to concentrate.
County residents ages 20-29 have accounted for 25.5% percent of COVID- 19 cases.
This is the highest of any age group, according to county data.
That group is also least likely to take precautionary measures to avoid spreading the illness, said county officials.
They are followed by residents ages 30-39, which represents 18.9% of the county’s COVID-19 cases.
“Some San Diegans think they’re not going to get sick and therefore are not following the public health guidance.
What they don’t realize is that they could get infected and pass the virus to others who are vulnerable.”
Moreover, according to county data, 57% of adults in San Diego County have underlying medical conditions.
This ranged from high blood pressure, heart and lung disease, cancer, diabetes, and obesity.
These conditions make them at higher risk for serious illness should they contract COVID-19.