The federal authorities immediately introduced it’s ramping up efforts to get all delayed doses of COVID-19 vaccine to their destined areas by the tip of subsequent week.
County well being officers say the area is ready to manage nonetheless many doses arrive domestically.
“We have the mechanism in place to have the ability to administer all of the doses we get in San Diego County,” stated Wilma Wooten, M.D., M.P.H., County public well being officer. “In the meantime, we’re asking San Diegans to be affected person. As the delayed doses arrive, we are going to administer them to everybody who has an appointment and launch new time slots.”
A COVID-19 vaccination is run on the Grossmont Center Vaccination Super Station.Notification of Changed Appointments
Currently, all County COVID-19 vaccination factors of shelling out, or PODs, and the North County Super Station in San Marcos are solely providing appointments for second doses.
Appointments for first doses at these websites are being rescheduled into subsequent week. You needs to be notified of your new appointment date and time by the MyTurn appointment system or through electronic mail.
In addition, the vaccination tremendous station at Petco Park is pausing all appointments by way of Saturday. The website might stay closed Sunday and Monday, relying on when extra vaccine doses arrive.
If your appointment acquired cancelled, you ought to be notified through your UC San Diego Health MyChart account. You must also test your electronic mail.
The Sharp HealthCare vaccination tremendous station websites at Chula Vista Center and Grossmont Center are nonetheless providing first and second dose appointments with Pfizer vaccine.
Should appointments must be modified on the Sharp Sites, you can be notified by PrepMod, their appointment system or through electronic mail. If you could have questions on vaccination at these two websites you’ll be able to electronic mail [email protected]
If you could have obtained your first dose, you shouldn’t be involved concerning the minor delays in second dose appointments. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has suggested that individuals can wait as much as 42 days between doses and nonetheless obtain most immunity.
More details about the COVID-19 vaccine is out there at www.vaccinationsuperstationsd.com.
State Metrics:
San Diego County’s state-calculated, adjusted case charge is at the moment 22.2 circumstances per 100,000 residents and the area is in Purple Tier or Tier 1.
The testing positivity share is 6.4%, inserting the County in Tier 2 or the Red Tier. While the testing positivity charge for the County qualifies it for the Red Tier, the state makes use of probably the most restrictive metric – on this case the adjusted case charge – and assigns counties to that tier. Therefore, the County stays within the Purple Tier or Tier 1.
The County’s well being fairness metric, which seems on the testing positivity for areas with the bottom wholesome circumstances, is 9.7% and it’s within the Purple Tier or Tier 1. This metric doesn’t transfer counties to extra restrictive tiers however is required to advance to a much less restrictive tier.
The California Department of Public Health assesses counties on a weekly foundation. The subsequent report is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 23.
Community Setting Outbreaks:
Four new neighborhood outbreaks had been confirmed Feb. 18: two in enterprise settings, one in a daycare/preschool/childcare setting and one in a retail setting.
In the previous seven days (Feb. 12 by way of Feb 18), 30 neighborhood outbreaks had been confirmed.
The variety of neighborhood outbreaks stays above the set off of seven or extra in seven days.
A neighborhood setting outbreak is outlined as three or extra COVID-19 circumstances in a setting and in individuals of various households over the previous 14 days.
Testing:
14,822 assessments had been reported to the County on Feb. 18, and the share of recent optimistic circumstances was 5%.
The 14-day rolling common share of optimistic circumstances is 5.1%. Target is lower than 8.0%.
The 7-day, day by day common of assessments is 14,227.
Cases, Hospitalizations and ICU Admissions:
812 circumstances had been reported to the County on Feb. 18. The area’s whole is now 255,802.
12,467 or 4.9% of all circumstances have required hospitalization.
1,552 or 0.6% of all circumstances and 12.4% of hospitalized circumstances needed to be admitted to an intensive care unit.
Deaths:
34 new COVID-19 deaths had been reported on Feb. 18. The area’s whole is now 3,169.
19 males and 15 girls died between Dec. 25. and Feb. 18.
Of the 34 deaths reported immediately, 16 individuals who handed away had been 80 years or older, six individuals had been of their 70s, 5 had been of their 60s, 4 had been of their 50s, one was of their 40s and two had been of their 30s.
30 had underlying medical circumstances, two didn’t and two had medical historical past pending.
More Information:
The extra detailed information summaries discovered on the County’s coronavirus-sd.com web site are up to date round 5 p.m. day by day.