California exceeds 5 million infections of Covid
California became the first state to exceed the five million mark for Covid 19 infections.
The figure means that basically one in eight residents of the most populous state in the country has contracted the disease that causes the coronavirus.
The United States is the country with the most infections and deaths in the pandemic, and nearby Los Angeles County is the most devastated area in the country.
As of Thursday, December 30, in Los Angeles one million 649 thousand 376 residents had been infected, and the death toll from coronavirus amounted to 27 thousand 601.
The county of San Diego reported 420 thousand 89 infections and 4,461 deaths on the same date.
The infection rate in San Diego is 12.53 per 100,000 residents, the death rate is 1.1.
But the arrival of the Omicron variant has triggered infections. The average number of positive cases tested for Covid in San Diego now stands at 14.5 percent, well above single digits a month ago.
On Wednesday, 3,653 positive cases were detected in San Diego on that single day, a rate not seen since the pandemic worsened last year.
The risk that Ómicron represents can be seen by the increase in infections in San Diego County despite high vaccination rates.
In San Diego County, 88 percent of the population of age to vaccinate has received at least one dose, and 78.2 percent of eligible people have already been fully vaccinated, according to figures from Health authorities.
748,737 vaccines have been administered in the county as of December 30.