San Diego

193 New COVID-19 Cases, 12 Additional Deaths Reported In County

SAN DIEGO COUNTY, CA — County public well being officers have reported 193 new COVID-19 infections and 12 extra virus-related deaths.

(*12*) knowledge elevated the cumulative variety of infections to 271,527 and the loss of life toll at 3,583.

Hospitalizations associated to COVID-19 elevated to 197 Sunday from Saturday’s reported 185. The variety of sufferers in intensive care items decreased to 55.

Of the 13,160 checks reported Sunday, 1% returned optimistic. The 14-day operating common as tallied by the county is 2.3%.

Vaccines have been made obtainable to everybody within the state age 50 and older as of Thursday, then will likely be obtainable to everybody 16 and up on April 15, Gov. Gavin Newsom introduced final week.

More than 1.88 million COVID-19 vaccine doses have been delivered to San Diego County, in line with the San Diego County Health & Human Services Agency, and 1,022,026 San Diegans — or 38% — have acquired not less than one dose of the 2 doses Pfizer or Moderna vaccines. A complete of 605,707 folks within the county — or 22.5% — are totally vaccinated.

These numbers embody each county residents and people who work in San Diego County. The state’s objective is to vaccinate 75% of individuals 16 and older to attain herd immunity — round 2.02 million San Diegans.

On Friday, Newsom toured a COVID-19 vaccination website in City Heights, hailing San Diego as main the best way within the administration of vaccine doses.

The governor referenced the persevering with statewide effort to ship vaccines to the lowest-income communities hardest hit by the pandemic, saying that just about 3.7 million doses have been administered in such areas. He mentioned the state will hit 4 million by subsequent week, “which will allow cities and counties like San Diego to move more quickly through these tiers, ultimately getting to a green tier that we’ll be talking a lot more about next week.”

San Diego County stays within the crimson tier of the state’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy, which governs the reopening of companies and leisure actions. The county’s rate of every day new COVID-19 infections continues to be too excessive to advance to the less-restrictive orange tier. But when the state reaches the 4 million milestone of vaccinations in low-income communities, it’ll change the orange-tier threshold, making it simpler for the county to advance — maybe as early as subsequent week.

Moving to the orange tier would enable the county to raise capability restrictions at retail shops, enhance capability at companies equivalent to eating places, film theaters and health facilities, whereas additionally rising the variety of followers permitted to attend Padres video games at Petco Park.

California well being officers introduced adjustments Friday that may enable a resumption of indoor actions equivalent to live shows, conferences and theater performances — and a return of followers to indoor sporting occasions.

The guidelines, nevertheless, embody strict capability mandates primarily based on counties’ tier placement inside the state’s economic-reopening blueprint, together with necessities for attendees to indicate proof of vaccination or destructive COVID-19 checks.

The new guidelines will take impact April 15 — topic to the approval of native well being authorities, who’re permitted in every county to impose stricter laws than the state permits.

“Today’s update to the Blueprint for a Safer Economy is a result of the progress we are making both in vaccinations and in controlling the spread of COVID-19,” in line with a press release from Dr. Mark Ghaly, the state’s Health and Human Services secretary. “By following public health guidelines such as wearing masks and getting vaccinated when eligible, we can resume additional activities as we take steps to reduce risk.”

For the crimson tier by which San Diego now sits, personal occasions equivalent to receptions, conferences or out of doors gatherings can enable 50 folks, or as much as 200 with vaccination/testing proof, whereas indoor gatherings of as much as 100 individuals are permitted with vaccination/testing proof.

For indoor reside occasions and performances, which state officers mentioned consists of sports activities arenas, theaters and different occasion venues, venues with a capability of as much as 1,500 individuals are restricted to 10% or 100 folks, and capability will increase to 25% if all friends are examined or present proof of full vaccination
For venues with capability of 1,501 or greater within the crimson tier, capability is restricted to twenty% with testing or vaccination proof required for all friends.

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