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SD County health officials give update on COVID-19 Thursday

SAN DIEGO COUNTY, Calif. — San Diego County health officials will present an update in response to COVID-19 throughout a media convention Thursday at 10:30 a.m., as vaccines turn into obtainable to everybody in California age 50 and older. 

San Diego County has reported 290 new coronavirus instances — rising the entire quantity for the reason that pandemic started to 270,287. An up to date demise toll was not introduced Wednesday due to Cesar Chavez Day.

More than 1.73 million COVID-19 vaccine doses have been delivered to San Diego County, based on the San Diego County Health & Human Services Agency, and greater than 1.64 million have been logged as administered. This quantity contains each county residents and those that work in San Diego County.

COVID-19 vaccines will likely be made obtainable to everybody in California age 50 and older starting Thursday, then everybody age 16 and up on April 15, Gov. Gavin Newsom introduced final Thursday.

Churches throughout San Diego that serve predominantly Black congregations are increasing COVID-19 testing forward of Easter celebrations this weekend, based on an announcement Wednesday by the African American Community Empowerment Council.

Testing at collaborating San Diego church buildings, supported by the county health division, Tabernacle Community Development Corp. and the empowerment council, will begin Thursday and be free by means of June 30 and obtainable no matter insurance coverage standing.

More details about the testing effort is obtainable here.

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