(COVID numbers updated)....The numbers are provided by the County Public Health Department.

The udated numbers released Tuesday morning indicate of active cases of COVID 19 have increased to 474. 21 of those are hospitalized, with 5 in Intensive Care. Deaths attributed to the virus are at 757. The state tier metrics for Imperial County indicate the positivity rate, 7 day average is now at 8.5%. The new cases per day per 100,000 population are now at 23.90. The predominant variant of COVID 19 in Imperial County is still the Delta Variant. There have been 376 cases of the Delta variant reported countywide. Vaccination is still considered the best defensee against the virus. There have now been 260,880 doses of the COVID vaccine administered in the Imperial County.