In San Bernardino County, more than 30% of residents fully vaccinated against coronavirus

In San Bernardino County, more than 30% of residents fully vaccinated against coronavirus

More than 30% of San Bernardino County residents of all ages are now fully vaccinated against the coronavirus.

The state reported that 673,194 residents had received all of their COVID-19 shots as of Wednesday, May 26, representing 30.4% of the population.

However, the county continues to lag behind most of California in the percentage of fully protected residents, including the neighboring counties of Orange (43.9%), Los Angeles (42.1%) and Riverside (33.4%), state data show.

At the same time, 843,102 San Bernardino County residents — 38% of the population — have received at least one dose of vaccine, the data show.

The Thursday, May 27, report for San Bernardino County includes only data provided by the state.

County spokesman David Wert said in an email Thursday that county data would not be updated on its COVID-19 dashboard until at least Tuesday, June 1, because public health officials are making adjustments for recent changes to state data sources.

“The team will spend the holiday weekend working through these issues to ensure accurate and timely information going forward,” Wert wrote.

Here are the latest numbers as of Thursday, according to state public health officials.

San Bernardino County

Hospital survey: 67 confirmed and eight suspected patients hospitalized Wednesday, including 16 confirmed and two suspected patients in the ICU, with 25 of 25 facilities reporting. The number of confirmed patients is down 8% from a week earlier.

Vaccinations: San Bernardino County residents have received 1,472,487 doses, with 169,908 people partially vaccinated and another 673,194 fully vaccinated, as of Wednesday. The number of residents who have received at least one dose is up 29,825 in the past week.

Reopening plan tier: Orange (moderate risk level; some indoor business operations are open with modifications) based on these metrics as of Tuesday:

New cases per day per 100,000 residents: 2.4

Case rate adjusted for testing volume: 2.4

Test positivity rate: 1.4% (1.4% in socioeconomically disadvantaged neighborhoods)

What’s next: To advance to the yellow tier where more businesses can open or expand capacity, the county would need an adjusted case rate below 2.0 and a positivity rate below 2.0% for the whole county and 2.2% in disadvantaged neighborhoods for two consecutive weeks, and to have been in the orange tier for three weeks. San Bernardino County moved to the orange tier April 6. If metrics get worse, the county could move back into the more restrictive red tier.

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

By DAVID DOWNEY | ddowney@scng.com | The Press-Enterprise
PUBLISHED: May 27, 2021 at 3:41 p.m. | UPDATED: May 27, 2021 at 3:41 p.m.

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