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Napa County’s weekly new COVID-19 case count for July 16-22 broke triple digits for the first time since mid-April.
The county reported 102 cases for the week, a 92% increase from the previous week. Cases have risen for four consecutive weeks.
People in their thirties made up the highest proportion of known new cases at 24%, followed by people in their twenties at 18%. 54 percent of the new cases were men and 46 percent women, the district reported on Friday.
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The county did not disclose how many of the new cases involved vaccinated or unvaccinated people.
The county also reported on Friday that three people are currently being hospitalized for COVID-19, roughly the same as they have been in recent weeks.
“Our hospital capacity is still good,” said Dr. Karen Relucio, the county health officer, told the district chief on Tuesday. “The bed capacity is 44%, the ventilation capacity 85% and the bed capacity in the intensive care unit 25%, mainly because there are other admissions outside of COVID.”
Relucio told district overseers on Tuesday that 11 cases of Delta variants had been discovered locally.
The Delta variant was first spotted in India last year and has recently caused concern nationwide and in California. It’s more contagious than the original novel coronavirus strain. Napa County is one of eight Bay Area counties that recommend that everyone – vaccinated or not – wear masks in public places.