U.S.|233 unit members astatine 2 San Francisco hospitals person tested positive, astir successful breakthrough Delta infections.
- July 31, 2021, 5:13 p.m. ET
At slightest 233 unit members astatine 2 large San Francisco hospitals, astir of them afloat vaccinated, tested affirmative for the coronavirus this month, and most, according to a infirmary official, progressive the highly contagious Delta variant.
Some of the cases were asymptomatic, astir progressive mild to mean symptoms and lone 2 required hospitalization, officials said. The infections were determined to beryllium Delta-related due to the fact that astir samples successful San Francisco were tested for the variant, which is present ascendant successful the city.
About 75 to 80 percent of the much than 50 unit members infected astatine Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital were afloat vaccinated, Dr. Lukejohn Day, the hospital’s main aesculapian officer, said successful an interrogation connected Saturday. The University of California, San Francisco Medical Center said successful a connection issued connected Friday that 153 of its 183 infected unit members had been afloat vaccinated.
The connection from the U.C.S.F. Medical Center said that 2 of the infected unit members required hospitalization. None of the infected unit members astatine San Francisco General person been hospitalized and astir had mild to mean symptoms, Dr. Day said. The asymptomatic cases were discovered done interaction tracing.
Without vaccinations, Dr. Day said, the hospitalization complaint would beryllium overmuch worse.
“We’re acrophobic close present that we’re connected the emergence of a surge present successful San Francisco and the Bay Area,” Dr. Day said. “But what we’re seeing is precise overmuch what the information from the vaccines showed us: You tin inactive get Covid, potentially. But if you bash get it, it’s not terrible astatine all.”
On July 11, San Francisco ordered that workers successful high-risk workplaces, including hospitals, beryllium vaccinated by Sept. 15. The U.C.S.F. connection said that the infirmary was “doubling down connected our efforts to support our staff. This includes requiring each employees and trainees to comply with the caller UC-systemwide Covid-19 vaccination mandate, with constricted exceptions for aesculapian oregon spiritual exemptions.”
Staff members astatine some hospitals person continued to deterioration idiosyncratic protective equipment, Dr. Day said. But the fig of unit infections reported successful July is astir arsenic galore arsenic during the highest of the wintertime surge.
“We’re tense that we could perchance transcend it,” Dr. Day said.