The number of coronavirus vaccines administered in San Bernardino County increased day over day, according to data released Friday, May 14.
There were 23,644 additional vaccine doses given as of Thursday, May 13 as compared to the day before, the latest dates for which vaccine numbers are available. On May 7, the county reported giving 13,797 doses as compared to the day before.
On Thursday, the county began to vaccinate 12- to 15-year-olds for the first time and administered nearly 1,000 doses to children this age, the county reported on Friday.
At county vaccination sites, 544 vaccines were administered to children ages 12-15 on Thursday, said Felisa Cardona, spokesperson for the county health department. Another 404 booked appointments on Friday, she said. She expected the number of children who received a dose will be higher because this doesn’t include pharmacy and medical sites. Complete numbers will be available on Monday, she said.
Doses administered in the past seven days were reported at 71,901 on Wednesday, the lowest weekly total since mid-April, when statewide numbers became available. But on Thursday, the reported weekly total had risen to 79,019.
Riverside and San Bernardino counties began offering the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine to children ages 12 to 15 on Thursday, and children began showing up that day. The California Department of Public Health gave its blessing late Wednesday, following approval by other agencies.
People who live, work or go to school in San Bernardino County can make appointments at https://sbcovid19.com/vaccine, and they can call 909-387-3911 for assistance. Vaccines are available for ages 12 and up.
Here are the latest numbers as of Friday, according to county and state public health officials.
San Bernardino County
Confirmed cases: 296,903 total, up 64 from Thursday, averaging 68 reported per day in the past week
Deaths: 4,513 total, up 3 from Thursday, averaging 7 reported per day in the past week
Hospital survey: 71 confirmed and 8 suspected patients hospitalized Thursday, including 18 confirmed and 2 suspected patients in the ICU, with 24 of 25 facilities reporting. The number of confirmed patients is up 4.4% from a week earlier.
Tests: 3,020,628 total, up 9,095 from Thursday, averaging 6,454 reported per day in the past week
Resolved cases (estimate): 291,395 total, up 53 from Thursday, averaging 59 per day in the past week
Vaccinations: San Bernardino County residents have received 1,341,774 doses, with 183,812 people partially vaccinated and another 599,404 fully vaccinated, as of Thursday. The number of residents who have received at least one dose is up 27,836 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 | firstname.lastname@example.org | San Gabriel Valley Tribune
PUBLISHED: May 14, 2021 at 3:35 p.m. | UPDATED: May 14, 2021 at 4:38 p.m.