SAN DIEGO COUNTY, CA — A delayed cargo of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine arrived in San Diego County Tuesday following a scarcity that compelled some vaccination websites to dramatically gradual the tempo of inoculations or fully reschedule appointments over the vacation weekend.
The Moderna vaccine cargo was scheduled to reach Friday however was delayed for an unspecified motive. The vaccine scarcity affected the county’s largest vaccination website, the UC San Diego Health Petco Park Super Station, with no vaccinations going down on Sunday, Monday or Tuesday. It will reopen Wednesday morning.
The county Health and Human Services Agency reported 698 new COVID-19 infections and 5 deaths on Tuesday, growing the area’s totals to 253,641 instances and the loss of life toll to three,042. Two girls and three males died between Dec. 20 and Jan. 29.
The county’s rate of recent instances dropped sufficient to permit elementary colleges to renew in-person instruction for college kids in pre-kindergarten by sixth grade.
According to the state’s weekly COVID-19 replace, San Diego County’s adjusted case rate is 22.2 instances per 100,000 residents. The state permits elementary colleges to reopen as quickly as counties attain an adjusted common new each day case rate of 25 per 100,000 residents.
However, two of the county’s largest college districts — the San Diego Unified School District and Chula Vista Elementary School District — will doubtless stay closed to in-person studying for the forseeable future.
SDUSD launched a joint assertion with the San Diego Education Association on Friday stating colleges will reopen for in-person instructing as soon as “as soon as declining case rates and increased vaccinations make it safe to do so.”
The assertion plans for a fall full reopening, however mentioned extra vaccines “could lead to a fuller reopening of some schools this year depending on the pace of the vaccine rollout and case-rates reductions.”
The CVESD and Chula Vista Educators will start to contemplate in-person courses as soon as the county is within the Red Tier of the state’s four-tiered reopening plan — decided by fewer than seven instances per 100,000 residents.
Other districts, together with Cajon Valley Union and Vista Unified, have reopened at some capability earlier than the county first entered the Purple Tier final fall.
In-person courses can’t resume for seventh although twelfth grades till the county’s rate of recent COVID instances falls to seven per 100,000 residents.
San Diego County’s seven-day testing positivity proportion is 6.4%, putting the county within the Red Tier for that metric. The state makes use of every county’s worst metric — on this case the adjusted case rate — and assigns counties to that tier.
The county’s well being fairness metric, which appears to be like on the testing positivity for areas with the bottom wholesome situations, is 9.7% and is within the Purple Tier. This metric doesn’t transfer counties to extra restrictive tiers, however is required to advance to a much less restrictive tier.
Of the 9,125 exams reported Tuesday, 8% returned constructive, bringing the 14-day rolling common of constructive exams to five.6%.
No new neighborhood outbreaks have been reported Tuesday. The complete reported over the previous week is 49.
San Diego County coronavirus inoculation websites have obtained 703,200 doses of vaccine and administered 651,450, in response to the HHSA.
A complete of 16.8% of San Diego County residents age 16 and over have obtained at the least one of many two pictures required to develop antibody safety towards the virus. Around 4.4% of the inhabitants over the age of 16 is absolutely vaccinated.
— City News Service