The coronavirus and it's variants are still with us.

The Imperial County Public Health Department reports there are now 627 active COVID-19 cases in the county. That's an increase of 65 from the update issued June 16th. The number of deaths attributed to the virus remains at 941. The number of new cases per day per 100,000 population jumped to 32.40 with a positivity rate of 19.49%. The recent surge is in line with numbers statewide as the COVID-19 virus and it's variants continue to infect individuals but with far less hospitalizations as the number of vaccinated and boosted individuals increases and treatment options are much improved.