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COVID-19 reinfections rising in Nueces County – Riverside, California

Riverside, California 2022-06-26 00:33:12 –

Despite the progress made to prevent the spread of COVID-19, more people are aware that they are re-infected, regardless of vaccination status.

Corpus Christi, Texas — Precautions and vaccinations are in place, but more people are aware that they are re-infected, regardless of vaccination status.

Dr. Salim Slani, a pulmonologist, said it is good for people to take precautions such as wearing masks.

“Even yesterday, more than 100,000 people were infected, and nearly 175 people were infected in Nueces County, many of which were re-infected,” Dr. Slani told 3NEWS.

The challenge with the number of cases of reinfection is that these can be underestimated as people have the option of testing at home.

“I think people are aware of the high incidence of infections. Many people who have already been vaccinated or have had COVID in the past are re-infectious.” Shared by Dr. Slani.

Vaccines play a role in preventing serious illness and hospitalization, but the immunity of vaccines weakens over time. That may be the reason why people are seeing more reinfections these days. Along with vaccination, boosters are very important.

“I think we have to go beyond that,” Dr. Slani said. “We need to be vigilant at all times. In other words, if the number of incidents is increasing in the community, we need to avoid large gatherings.”

Social distance and hand washing are practices we have practiced over the past few years. These precautions work in conjunction with vaccinations and boosters, as vaccinations for more than 6 months have recently been approved.

“Looking at larger states like California and New York, there are more than 200 reinfections,” Dr. Slani said. “Therefore, reinfection occurs depending on the prevalence and incidence of the disease in the community. The greater the number of cases in the community, the more likely it is to become infected.”

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