San Bernardino County coronavirus vaccine coverage below state, nearby counties

San Bernardino County coronavirus vaccine coverage below state, nearby counties

San Bernardino County has administered about half the number of COVID-19 vaccines in a single day earlier this week compared to one week ago, according to state data reported Wednesday, May 12.

The number of doses increased by 8,912 on Tuesday, May 11, the latest day for which vaccine numbers are available, as compared to doses given on Monday, May 10. One week ago, on May 5, the county gave 16,528 doses that day compared to the day before.

Doses administered in the past seven days were reported at 77,317 on Tuesday, the lowest weekly total since mid-April, when statewide numbers became available.

The county is behind statewide vaccination rates, data shows. Out of San Bernardino County’s population of all ages, 26.1% are fully vaccinated, below the statewide figure of 35.9%, according to state data. The percent of the county’s total population with at least one dose is 34.8%, compared to 48.4% statewide.

San Bernardino County’s vaccination coverage is below that in Los Angeles, Orange and Riverside counties, state data shows.

On Wednesday, the county reported an average of 75 coronavirus cases in the past week, a number that has remained nearly the same since early May. The county reported 82 new cases Wednesday as well as six deaths.

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

San Bernardino County

Confirmed cases: 296,782 total, up 82 from Tuesday, averaging 75 reported per day in the past week

Deaths: 4,501 total, up six from Tuesday, averaging eight reported per day in the past week

Hospital survey: 63 confirmed and 10 suspected patients hospitalized Tuesday, including 20 confirmed and 3 suspected patients in the ICU, with 25 of 25 facilities reporting. The number of confirmed patients is down 11% from a week earlier.

Tests: 3,004,958 total, up 4,024 from Tuesday, averaging 6,581 reported per day in the past week

Resolved cases (estimate): 291,291 total, up 96 from Tuesday, averaging 70 per day in the past week

Vaccinations: San Bernardino County residents have received 1,309,199 doses, with 193,414 people partially vaccinated and another 577,912 fully vaccinated, as of Tuesday. The number of residents who have received at least one dose is up 26,502 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: 2.5

Case rate adjusted for testing volume: 2.5

Test positivity rate: 1.3% (1.5% 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 STEVE SCAUZILLO | sscauzillo@scng.com | San Gabriel Valley Tribune
PUBLISHED: May 12, 2021 at 2:17 p.m. | UPDATED: May 12, 2021 at 2:17 p.m.

	
		

												
						
					
							
						
								
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