508,000 have received coronavirus vaccine shots in San Bernardino County

508,000 have received coronavirus vaccine shots in San Bernardino County

San Bernardino County has reached a promising milestone in the campaign to protect its communities from the novel coronavirus, with more than a half-million residents having received at least one dose of vaccine.

The county reported on Monday, April 5, that 508,127 residents have been given at least one shot of vaccine against COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus.

That total represents 31.6% of adults living in the county.

In another encouraging note, the number of people being treated in San Bernardino County hospitals with confirmed COVID-19 cases fell to 101 on Sunday, April 4. That is the lowest reported number of coronavirus hospitalizations in about a year, since 95 patients with confirmed cases were being cared for on April 1, 2020, during the early days of the pandemic.

Here are the latest numbers, according to county and state public health officials.

San Bernardino County

Confirmed cases: 291,727 total, up 528 from Friday, averaging 145 reported per day in the past week

Deaths: 4,128 total, up 29 from Friday, averaging 19 reported per day in the past week

Hospital survey: 101 confirmed and 26 suspected patients hospitalized Sunday, including 32 confirmed and 3 suspected patients in the ICU, with 24 of 25 facilities reporting. The number of confirmed patients is down 21% from a week earlier.

Tests: 2,748,897 total, up 30,607 from Friday, averaging 7,933 reported per day in the past week.

Resolved cases (estimate): 286,385 total, up 453 from Friday, averaging 123 per day in the past week

Vaccinations: San Bernardino County residents have received 773,464 doses, with 228,184 people partially vaccinated and 279,943 people fully vaccinated, as of Sunday.

Reopening plan tier: Red (substantial risk level; some nonessential indoor business operations are closed) based on these metrics as of Tuesday, March 30:

New cases per day per 100,000 residents: 3.8

Case rate adjusted for testing volume: 3.8

Test positivity rate: 2.1% (2.2% in socioeconomically disadvantaged neighborhoods)

What’s next: To advance to the orange tier where more businesses can open or expand capacity, the county would need an adjusted case rate below 4.0 and a positivity rate below 5.0% for the whole county and 5.3% in disadvantaged neighborhoods for two consecutive weeks, and to have been in the red tier for three weeks. San Bernardino County moved to the red tier March 12. If metrics get worse, the county could move back into the more restrictive purple tier.

For information on cases, deaths and vaccinations by community in San Bernardino County, click here.

By DAVID DOWNEY | ddowney@scng.com and NIKIE JOHNSON | nijohnson@scng.com | The Press-Enterprise
PUBLISHED: April 5, 2021 at 12:13 p.m. | UPDATED: April 5, 2021 at 12:13 p.m.


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