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Manteca new COVID cases increase by 1,188 since Friday
COVID vaccine clinic
On April 1 all Californians 50 years and older can get the COVID-19 vaccine and on April 15 eligibility expands to anyone 16 years and older (Journal file photo)

There have been 1,188 new cases of COVID-19 detected in Manteca since Friday.

That compares to 1,851 cases reported in all of South County during the same five-day period of Friday through Wednesday that ended Jan. 13. That count included Lathrop, Tracy, Ripon, and Escalon along with Manteca.

Those cases were identified during a five-day period ending Wednesday at 10 a.m.

Tracy continues to lead the South County. Tracy had 2,109 new cases since last Friday. Other new cases during the time period included 536 in Lathrop, 208 in Ripon, and 155 in Escalon.

It is a record high for Manteca in terms of new COVID cases. Ripon and Lathrop have also both experienced a record surge in cases.

There have been no new deaths in Manteca, Lathrop, or Ripon since Friday.

The loss of life since the start of the pandemic has been 183 in Manteca,  116 in Tracy, 33 in Lathrop, 29 in Ripon, and 19 in Escalon.

 According to San Joaquin Public Health Officer Dr. Maggie Park while both COVID-19 case rates and hospitalizations from the virus are up, intensive care units are not being overwhelmed as they were during past surges with COVID patients

Residents are encouraged to check or to find testing and vaccine locations. When preregistration is an option residents are encouraged to register before arriving at the testing/vaccine sites this may assist with lessening the wait times.


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