Daily reports of COVID-19 and hospitalizations in the county are rising quickly, health officials said. As of Thursday, 149 county residents are hospitalized with COVID-19 and the case rate averaged over seven days is 21 per 100,000 residents.
COVID-19 spreads through the air, according to the public health department, so residents should consider wearing a mask again if they have stopped. Children under 2 years old should not wear a mask, health officials said.
Residents at risk for severe illness and their households are advised to wear a mask in crowded indoor places.
Adults and some teenagers can get free medication to prevent hospitalization from COVID-19 if they have even mild symptoms and they test positive for the disease, according to health officials.
People can talk to a health provider about the options or visit https://covid19.ca.gov/treatment/. Alameda County’s community support line at 510-268-2101 can also help residents understand their treatment options.
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