San Joaquin County residents wait in line to receive COVID-19 vaccinations in Stockton, Calif. (Victoria Franco/Bay City News)

San Joaquin General Hospital will be adding additional nurses to hospital units with the support of the state, public health officials said.

At the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors meeting Tuesday, public health officials said the hospital would be getting support from the state in order to add 30 nurses to intensive care units and emergency departments within the hospital.

Public health officials said despite the county’s positivity rates and case rates declining, the COVID-19 virus is still spreading throughout the county.

“We do seem to be reaching a peak and going downward,” Public Health Officer Maggie Park said. “We are coming out of this delta variant surge.”

Park said there are currently 76 people in the ICU in the county who have tested positive for COVID-19.