Second Doses Are Priority at Local Vaccination Sites – countynewscenter.com

Two conflating concerns are delaying the release of new consultations for San Diegans who want to get their first dosage. The other is that Pfizer dosages that have arrived are being utilized nearly exclusively to immunize people who are due to receive their 2nd dose of vaccine.
The screening positivity percentage is 4.2%, placing the County in Tier 3 or the Orange Tier. While the testing positivity rate for the County certifies it for Tier 3, the state utilizes the most limiting metric– in this case the adjusted case rate– and appoints counties to that tier. The County stays in the Purple Tier or Tier 1.

Provided the continuous scarcity in supply of COVID-19 vaccine dosages in the area, regional vaccination sites are focusing on individuals with 2nd visits.
2 conflating concerns are postponing the release of brand-new appointments for San Diegans who wish to get their first dosage. One is a shortage of Moderna doses entering the region to offset the shipments postponed a couple of weeks earlier by bad weather condition throughout the nation. The other is that Pfizer doses that have actually arrived are being used almost solely to immunize people who are due to receive their 2nd dose of vaccine.
While some first-dose consultations have actually been launched for use by the County and its partners, they are reserved under state standards for groups such as police, instructors and other school workers.
” Our sites are working vigilantly to complete the vaccinations of individuals who are due for their 2nd doses,” said Wilma Wooten, M.D., M.P.H., County public health center. “When we survive the Moderna stockpile, and more dosages show up, including the new Johnson and Johnson vaccine, first-dose visits will be launched for the many individuals who are both eager and qualified to get immunized.”
Vaccination Progress
Local vaccination sites are presently providing vaccine to San Diegans in Phase 1A and Phase 1B.
To date, almost 1,070,000 COVID-19 dosages have actually been provided to the region with near 946,000 administered. The difference between the 2 numbers represents approximately what is anticipated to be administered the next seven days and dosages still to be entered in the record system. Almost 7,400 dosages were administered and are pending full documents.
Those vaccinated to date consist of nearly 290,000 San Diegans who are totally immunized, while more than 22% of San Diegans over age of 16 have received a minimum of one dose, representing nearly 595,000 individuals.
State Metrics:
San Diego Countys state-calculated, adjusted case rate is currently 10.8 cases per 100,000 locals (as of March 2) and the area remains in Purple Tier or Tier 1.
The screening positivity portion is 4.2%, positioning the County in Tier 3 or the Orange Tier. While the testing positivity rate for the County qualifies it for Tier 3, the state uses the most limiting metric– in this case the adjusted case rate– and designates counties to that tier. The County stays in the Purple Tier or Tier 1.
The Countys health equity metric, which looks at the testing positivity for areas with the least expensive healthy conditions, is 6% and remains in the Red Tier or Tier 2. This metric does not move counties to more restrictive tiers however is needed to advance to a less restrictive tier.
The California Department of Public Health examines counties on a weekly basis. The next report is scheduled for Tuesday, March. 9.
Neighborhood Setting Outbreaks:
11 new community break outs were verified March 2: three in a grocery setting, two in a retail setting, two in a business setting, 2 in a faith-based setting, one in a restaurant/bar setting and one in a food/beverage processing setting.
In the past seven days (Feb. 24 through March 2), 30 neighborhood break outs were confirmed.
The number of community outbreaks stays above the trigger of 7 or more in seven days.
A neighborhood setting outbreak is specified as 3 or more COVID-19 cases in a setting and in people of various families over the previous 14 days.
Testing:
13,293 tests were reported to the County on March 2, and the portion of brand-new favorable cases was 3%.
The 14-day rolling typical percentage of positive cases is 3.7%. Target is less than 8.0%.
The 7-day, day-to-day average of tests is 13,099.
Cases, Hospitalizations and ICU Admissions:
352 cases were reported to the County on March 2. The regions overall is now 261,353.
13,179 or 5% of all cases have actually required hospitalization.
1,599 or 0.6% of all cases and 12.1% of hospitalized cases had to be admitted to an extensive care system.
Deaths:
25 brand-new COVID-19 deaths were reported March 2. The regions overall is 3,342.
16 guys and nine females died in between Dec. 20 and March 2.
Of the 25 deaths reported March 2, two individuals who died were 80 years or older, 3 remained in their 70s, 11 remained in their 60s, 7 were in their 50s and two in their 40s.
21 had underlying medical conditions, 2 did not and 2 had medical history pending.
More Information:
The more in-depth information summaries found on the Countys coronavirus-sd. com website are upgraded around 5 p.m. daily
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