(New COVID 19 Numbers released)....The numbers were released Friday morning.

The Imperial County Public Health Department provides the information on COVID 19. According to the new numbers, there are now 483 Active Cases of COVID 19 in Imperial County. That is up from the 477 cases reported Tuesday. Hospitalizations as a result of COVID 19 have decreased, slightly. There are currently 42 COVID positive patients in County Hospitals. There were 44 reported Tuesday. 18 of those hospitalized are in Intensive Care. The State Metrics for Imperial County indicate a positivity rate, 7 day average at 10.5%. New cases per day per 100,000 population is at 25.60. Delta variant cases in Imperial County are at 635, since the variant was first encountered in the county. The Health Department says most of those are unvaccinated, many are asylum seekers. The total number of COVID vaccine doses administered in Imperial County are now over 292,000.