New COVID cases down more than 50% in 95818 ZIP code

New reported COVID-19 infections in the area that includes most of Curtis Park have declined by more than 50% in the last month, according to Sacramento County data released May 17.

The 22,000 residents of the Curtis Park, Land Park, Newton Booth and Poverty Ridge neighborhoods in the 95818 ZIP code logged a total of 931 COVID-19 cases as of May 17, but just 35 in the previous month. New infections averaged eight per week in the first two weeks of May compared with 25 per week in early April and about 45 cases per week during California’s COVID-19 peak in late 2020.

The decline in local cases has accompanied a steady increase in vaccinations. Some 11,160 residents of the area – 65% of those age 16 or older – were fully vaccinated as of mid-May. This was almost a 50% increase from 7,500 in mid-April. Countywide, about 45% of those age 16 or older are fully vaccinated.

COVID-19 is the name of the disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus. The virus predominantly affects the respiratory system, which means individuals with pre-existing conditions involving the respiratory system – asthma, cardiovascular disease and damaged lungs from smoking and air pollution – are at greatest risk once infected.

More current data may be seen at: https://sac-epidemiology.maps.arcgis.com/.

Written by Mike Scheible and posted on Monday, June 7th, 2021

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