Unvaccinated remain at much higher risk of hospitalization
Roseville, Calif. – Hospitalizations in Placer County from COVID-19 recently hit a five-month high for both local and out of county residents as the Delta Variant continues to spread. The trend is continuing upward. As of July 30th, 88 total patients are reported hospitalized in Placer County. Ten Placer residents are being treated in intensive care.
The unvaccinated continue to bear the major brunt of the rise in hospitalizations and deaths. With very small exception, vaccinated persons with breakthrough cases are often asymptomatic or with minimal symptoms. At last report, unvaccinated patients currently account for nearly 97 percent of reported COVID-19 hospitalizations in Placer County.
Vaccines continue to prove extremely safe and highly effective for most people.
Death & case rates rising
South Placer County’s largest cities of Roseville, Rocklin and Lincoln have seen their case rates soaring to over 214 cases per 100,000 residents. The 7-day positivity rate stands at 6.4 percent. During the winter surge, the positivity rate was above 16 percent.
Three additional deaths have been reported this week, bringing the local total to 307 COVID-19 deaths in Placer County to date. The graphic below offers a snapshot of where Placer County stands today compared to five and ten months ago.
Is the COVID-19 Vaccine Safe?
Lisa Maragakis, M.D., M.P.H., senior director of infection prevention, and Gabor Kelen, M.D., director of the Johns Hopkins Office of Critical Event Preparedness and Response, answer questions about the safety of the COVID-19 vaccines.
COVID-19 vaccine quick facts (UC Davis)
- Vaccine immunity is safer than getting COVID-19
- You can’t get COVID-19 from the vaccine
- Pfizer, Moderna are mRNA vaccines
- Stronger reaction likely after second dose
- COVID-19 vaccines don’t cause infertility
- Pfizer is only approved vaccine for ages 12-17