Monterey County has one of the lowest case rates in California: CDC

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Monterey County has one of the lowest COVID-19 case rates in California: CDC

see announced this week. Covid 19 vaccine effectiveness against severe disease remains extremely high even as the delta variants urges Action. News eight anchor Lawrence Seaver with more. In this week’s asked the doctor 78% of the eligible population in Monterey County has had at least one dose of the Covid 19 vaccine, infectious disease expert, Dr Martha bloom says that that has had a significant impact on reducing the number of people hospitalized. Even with the highly contagious delta variant, she says those who are being hospitalized are primarily unvaccinated. There have been concerns about the efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines. After a number of recent studies indicated a growing number of so called breakthrough COVID cases among those who are fully vaccinated. But Dr. Bloom says studies have shown even those breakthrough cases usually are mild or even asymptomatic. Now that we’ve had hundreds of millions of doses given. We’re getting a lot more information about how protective they are. They are very protective against severe disease, hospitalization and death. All three of the vaccine preparations that are being used here in the United States. So that’s great news is that even with the delta variant, all three vaccine preparations are really holding up against that severe illness uh, and death booster doses have now been approved for those who are immuno compromised. But the White House is pressed for booster doses to be offered across the board. The CDC and FDA. Waiting for more information before moving forward. DR bloom expects will have some recommendations about boosters for broader groups of people in the next few weeks in the studio Lawrence Seaver KSTW Action News eight mm. AT THE BEGINNING OF AUGUST… 43- HUNDRED PEOPLE WERE IN THE SPITALHO THE CDC ANNOUNCED TS HI WEEK… COVID-19 VACCINE EFFECTIVENESS AGAINST SEVEREIS DEASE REMAINS áEXTREMELY HIGHá… EVEN AS THE DELTA VARIANT SURGES. ACTION NEWS 8 ANCHOR LAUREN SEAVER HAS MORE IN THIS WEEK’S SK’A THE DOCTOR’. ## LOOK LIVE INTRO (Saved in media encoder–‘9/2 Ask the Dr’): 78-PERCENT OF THE ELIGIBLE POPULATION IN MONTER EY COUNTY… HAS HAD AT LEAST ONE DOSE OF THE COVID-19 VACCIN E. INFECTIOUS DEASE IS EXPERT, DR. MARTHA BLUM SAYS, THAT HAS HAD A áSIGNIFICANT IMPT ON AC áREDUCING THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE HOSPITALIZED… EN WITH THE HIGHLY CONTAGEOUS DELTA VARIA. NT NTAGEOUS DELTA VARIA. NT SHE SAYS THOSE WHO ARE BEING HOSPITALIZED… ARE PRIMARILY UNVACCINATED. VO: THERE HAVE BEEN CONCERNS ABOUT THE EFFICACY OF COVID-19 VACCINES. .. AFTER A NUMBER OF RECENT STUDIES INDICATED A GROWING NUMBER OF SO-CALLED “BREAKTHROUGH” COVID CASES AMONG THOSE WHO ARE FULLY VACCINAT. ED BUT DR. BLUM SAYS..TU SDIES HAVE SHOWN, THOSE BREAKTHOUGH CASES ARE USUALLY MILD OR EVEN ASYMPTOMATIC. SOT: (Zoom interview saved in today’s RVR–‘Laenur’s Zoom with Dr. Blum ‘) now that we’ve had hundreds of millions of doses given, we’re geinttg a lot more information about w ho protective they are. They are very protective against severe disease, hospitalization and death, all three of the vaccine preparations tt ha are being used here in the United States. So that’s great news is that even with the Delta variant, all three vaccine preparations are reay ll holding up against that severe illness and death. LOOK LIVE TA G: BOOSTER DOSES HAVE NOW BEEN APPROVED FOR THOSE WHO ARE IMMUNO- COMPROMISED, BUT THE WHITE HOUSE HAS PRESSED FOR BOOSTER DOSES TO BE OFFERED ACROSS THE BOARD. THE C-D-C AND F-D-A ARE WAITING FOR MORE INFORMATION BEFORE MOVING FORWARD. DR. BLUM EXPECTS WE’ LL HAVE SOME RECOMMENDATIS ON ABOUT BOOSTERS FOR BROAD

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Monterey County has one of the lowest COVID-19 case rates in California: CDC

Monterey County is just one of three counties in all of California that does not have a “high” level of COVID-19 transmission, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) data. Data shows that Alpine County has a “low” rate of transmission and Marina and Monterey County have “substantial” rate of transmission. The rest of the state is at the highest level of transmission level. Monterey County reported a 79.25 case rate over the seven days before Friday, Sept. 3. The county saw a a near 50% decline in cases compared to the week before. In comparison, Santa Cruz County had a 154.84 case rate and San Benito County had a 208.57 case rate in the same time period. How the CDC classifies transmission levels: Low: 0-10 new cases per 100K residents over the past week or 0-5% positivity rateModerate: 15-50 new cases per 100K residents over the past week or 5-8% positivity rateSubstantial: 50-100 new cases per 100K residents over the past week or 8-10% positivity rateHigh: 100+ new cases per 100K residents over the past week or 10%+ positivity rate

Monterey County is just one of three counties in all of California that does not have a “high” level of COVID-19 transmission, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) data.

Data shows that Alpine County has a “low” rate of transmission and Marina and Monterey County have “substantial” rate of transmission. The rest of the state is at the highest level of transmission level.

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Monterey County reported a 79.25 case rate over the seven days before Friday, Sept. 3. The county saw a a near 50% decline in cases compared to the week before. In comparison, Santa Cruz County had a 154.84 case rate and San Benito County had a 208.57 case rate in the same time period.

How the CDC classifies transmission levels:

  • Low: 0-10 new cases per 100K residents over the past week or 0-5% positivity rate
  • Moderate: 15-50 new cases per 100K residents over the past week or 5-8% positivity rate
  • Substantial: 50-100 new cases per 100K residents over the past week or 8-10% positivity rate
  • High: 100+ new cases per 100K residents over the past week or 10%+ positivity rate

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