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Dwell Weblog: California Tops 50,000 Virus Deaths, Together with 806 In Los Angeles

Dwell Weblog: California Tops 50,000 Virus Deaths, Together with 806 In Los Angeles

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California Tops 50,000 Virus Deaths, Together with 806 In Los Angeles

– 6:27 p.m., Wednesday Feb. 24, 2021

Los Angeles County on Wednesday reported one other 806 deaths from coronavirus in the course of the winter surge, pushing California’s toll above 50,000, or about one-tenth of the U.S. whole from the pandemic.

The county, which has 1 / 4 of the state’s 40 million residents, mentioned the deaths primarily occurred between Dec. 3 and Feb. 3. The Division of Public Well being recognized them after going by way of dying information that have been backlogged by the sheer quantity of the surge’s toll.

Johns Hopkins College put California’s total COVID-19 dying toll at 50,890. – Related Press

San Diego County To Begin Vaccinating Academics, Legislation Enforcement, Baby Care, Farm And Meals Service Employees

– 5:45 p.m., Wednesday Feb. 24, 2021

COVID-19 vaccinations for these in emergency companies, schooling and baby care and meals and agriculture will begin Saturday, Feb. 27, County Supervisor Nathan Fletcher introduced Wednesday.

These teams comprise roughly 500,000 San Diegans, he mentioned, with meals and agriculture staff accounting for almost 400,000 residents.

The pinnacle of the California Restaurant Affiliation informed KPBS Wednesday this motion consists of all meals staff whether or not or not it’s a grocery retailer employee or a server at a restaurant.

Throughout the weekly county COVID-19 briefing, Fletcher mentioned vaccinations for Ok-12 lecturers and faculty personnel is not going to be administered by way of county websites.

People in that group will likely be instantly contacted for vaccination appointments, which will likely be run and administered by the California Colleges Voluntary Staff Advantages Affiliation (VEBA) in partnership with the San Diego County Workplace of Schooling. Vaccinations for these teams can even begin Saturday however appointments cannot be booked on-line by way of the county’s web site. – KPBS Employees

Birch Aquarium Partially Reopens Beginning Saturday

– 12:52 p.m., Wednesday Feb. 24, 2021

Birch Aquarium introduced this week it will likely be opening outdoors-only in accordance with coronavirus restrictions. The Aquarium will likely be open beginning Saturday, Feb. 27 with a members-only day Friday, Feb. 26.

Beneath present California COVID-19 well being orders, theme parks and aquariums equivalent to Legoland and Birch aren’t allowed to completely reopen till case charges decline.

Birch Aquarium has added new animals and actions along with discounted ticket costs, in keeping with a press release from the aquarium. A few of these embrace a brand new tide pool expertise and an out of doors leopard shark exhibit. – KPBS Employees

Practically 80,000 COVID-19 Vaccines To Arrive In San Diego County

– 7:22 p.m., Tuesday Feb. 23, 2021

Practically 80,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses shipped to San Diego County have begun arriving, permitting for rescheduling of beforehand canceled vaccination appointments as a consequence of cargo delays.

These vaccines are the doses anticipated this week and people delayed final week by extreme winter storms within the U.S., in keeping with a press release from San Diego County.

So far, over 828,000 COVID-19 doses have been delivered to San Diego County with almost 752,000 administered. Practically 185,000 San Diegans who’re absolutely vaccinated, whereas 19.1% of the inhabitants over age 16 has obtained at the least one dose.

San Diego County COVID-19 metrics as of Feb. 23, 2021:

    454 circumstances have been reported to the County on Feb. 22. The area’s whole is now 257,805.
    29 new COVID-19 deaths have been reported Feb. 22. The area’s whole is 3,218.
    13,040 or 5.1% of all circumstances have required hospitalization.
    1,578 or 0.6% of all circumstances and 12.1% of hospitalized circumstances needed to be admitted to an intensive care unit.
    Previously seven days 23 group outbreaks have been confirmed.
    10,900 checks have been reported to the County on Feb. 22, and the share of latest optimistic circumstances was 4%. The 14-day rolling common proportion of optimistic circumstances is 4.6%.

For extra info on vaccine websites close to you, click on right here. – KBPS Employees

San Diego County To Present Rental Help To These Eligible

– 4:44 p.m., Tuesday Feb. 23, 2021

Beginning subsequent Tuesday, San Diego County renters will have the ability to apply for added rental and utility help by way of the county’s Emergency Rental Help Program.

This system, funded by $100 million in state and federal cash, is supposed to help low-income renters who’ve skilled lack of revenue as a result of coronavirus pandemic. These eligible can obtain help for back-rent and utility payments courting from April 2020 to March 2021.

The quantity of back-rent coated by this system, nevertheless, will depend on if the owner agrees to take part in this system. Landlords who’re owed back-rent can even apply to this system on behalf of their tenants.

To qualify for this system, residents:

    Will need to have skilled monetary hardship, instantly or not directly associated to COVID-19
    Earn not more than 80% space median revenue (e.g. a single-person family can earn as much as $64,700)
    Have to be both liable to homelessness or dealing with housing instability
    Should not reside within the cities of San Diego and Chula Vista. (These residents could go to this web site for details about rental help for his or her respective cities.)
    Should not obtain support from different types of housing subsidies, different rental help applications or fast rehousing help

First precedence goes to candidates with family revenue at or beneath 50% of space median revenue and have been unemployed at the least 90 days from the date of software. Single-parent households and people residing in areas with ”much less entry to wholesome alternatives based mostly on the Wholesome Locations Index” will likely be additional prioritized.

Click on right here for info on the way to apply to San Diego County’s Emergency Rental Help Program or name (858) 694-4801. – Lara McCaffrey, KPBS Net Producer

San Diego Unified Faculty District Plans To Reopen Colleges In April

– 12:00 p.m., Tuesday Feb. 23, 2021

San Diego Unified San Diego Unified Faculty District has introduced it plans to launch hybrid instruction for all grades on April twelfth, which might permit college students to separate their time between digital and in-person studying. In preparation, the county will begin vaccinating district workers subsequent Monday, March 1.

Faculty board president Richard Barrera mentioned the April timeline is contingent on each the employees being vaccinated and San Diego County being out of the purple tier for COVID-19 an infection charges.

Final Friday, Gov. Newsom mentioned California plans to put aside 10% of first vaccine doses for educators, faculty employees and childcare suppliers beginning in March to assist get kids again in lecture rooms.

San Diego County Board of Supervisors Chairman Nathan Fletcher launched a press release Tuesday morning applauding the district and the lecturers union for reaching an settlement on the timeline for hybrid instruction.

In a written assertion, San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria mentioned:

“I wish to thank San Diego Unified for offering a transparent timeline on getting youngsters again within the classroom and, extra importantly, offering dad and mom with some certainty. This information supplies some reduction to folks who’ve needed to juggle a number of roles in the course of the pandemic. Whereas a hybrid schedule continues to be tough for a lot of working households, this represents a step in the suitable path. I’ll maintain working with and urging the varsity district officers, lecturers and stakeholders to proceed making progress towards getting our children again within the classroom full time.”

Barrera mentioned the district will survey dad and mom to get a extra correct sense of what number of college students will likely be on campus, which can assist the district decide the main points of hybrid instruction.

San Diego County public well being officers Monday reported 321 new infections, rising the county’s whole to 257,351 because the pandemic started. The dying toll decreased by one to three,189 as a consequence of a reporting error.

It was the eleventh consecutive day with fewer than 1,000 new circumstances. The 321 infections are the fewest reported since early November.

Of 9,806 checks reported Monday, 3% returned optimistic, lowering the 14-day common optimistic proportion to 4.7% from Sunday’s 4.9%.

Virus-related hospitalizations proceed to say no, dropping to 639 sufferers — 205 of whom are in intensive care items. COVID hospitalizations have decreased by 59% previously 30 days whereas ICU sufferers with COVID-19 have decreased by 53% in the identical time interval. – KPBS Employees

Petco Park Vaccine Web site To Re-Open Tuesday

– 6:12 p.m., Monday Feb. 22, 2021

The Petco Park COVID-19 vaccine tremendous station will reopen Tuesday following a five-day closure owing to delayed vaccine shipments.

The Petco Park website — San Diego County’s largest COVID-19 vaccination website — has been closed since Thursday as inclement climate has made cargo from the Midwest and East Coast tough. It solely makes use of the Moderna vaccine, whereas different websites use Pfizer or each.

Appointments for second doses Friday by way of Monday have been canceled and will likely be robotically rescheduled, UC San Diego Well being officers mentioned. Individuals who had appointments ought to examine the MyUCSDChart web site for updates.

The U.S. Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention has suggested that individuals can wait as much as 42 days between doses and nonetheless obtain most immunity.

If an individual obtained a primary dose of Pfizer or Moderna, they can not change and get the second dose of the opposite firm’s vaccine and nonetheless obtain efficient immunity.

San Diego County public well being officers reported 321 new infections Monday, rising the county’s whole to 257,351 because the pandemic started. The dying toll decreased by one to three,189 as a consequence of a reporting error.

It was the eleventh consecutive day with fewer than 1,000 new circumstances. The 321 infections are the fewest reported since early November. – Metropolis Information Service

Restricted COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments Accessible At Del Mar Fairgrounds

– 11:00 a.m., Monday Feb. 22, 2021

Whereas the San Diego County COVID-19 Petco Park vaccine tremendous station stays closed as a consequence of delayed vaccine shipments, restricted appointments can be found on the Del Mar Fairgrounds vaccination website.

Scripps Well being introduced Monday there are about 2,100 out there appointments out there over the subsequent three days.

– Roughly 600 appointments can be found for Monday, Feb. 22.

– Roughly 1,200 appointments can be found for Tuesday, Feb. 23.

– Roughly 350 appointments can be found for Wednesday, Feb. 24.

These drive-through vaccinations utilizing the Pfizer vaccine can be found by appointment solely.

Go to myturn.ca.gov to schedule an appointment.

Presently, all county COVID-19 vaccination factors of meting out and the North County Tremendous Station in San Marcos are solely providing appointments for second doses.

Appointments for first doses at these websites are being rescheduled into subsequent week.

The Sharp HealthCare vaccination tremendous station websites at Chula Vista Heart and Grossmont Heart are nonetheless providing first and second dose appointments with Pfizer vaccine.

The huge winter storm gripping a lot of the nation has slowed provide strains for the vaccines. Moderna produces the majority of its vaccines in Massachusetts, whereas Pfizer makes its in Michigan. Sub-freezing temperatures throughout a lot of the USA have delayed shipments of the vials across the nation. – – KPBS Employees

517 New COVID-19 Circumstances And Two Extra Deaths Reported

– 4:43 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 21, 2021

San Diego County reported 517 new circumstances of COVID-19 and two further deaths as UC San Diego Well being officers mentioned the Petco Park COVID-19 vaccine tremendous station will likely be closed Monday due to delayed vaccine shipments.

Appointments for second doses on Feb. 19-22 have been canceled and will likely be robotically rescheduled, the hospital mentioned. Individuals who had appointments ought to examine the MyUCSDChart web site for updates.

Sunday’s information elevated the variety of COVID-19 infections to 257,030 because the pandemic started, whereas the dying toll elevated to three,190.

It was additionally the tenth consecutive day with circumstances beneath 1,000.

Of 18,194 checks reported Saturday, 4% returned optimistic.

Three group outbreaks have been reported Saturday, with 26 reported previously week and 102 circumstances related to these outbreaks.

As of Friday, of the 779,000 vaccine doses the county has obtained, 705,985 have been administered, greater than 5,000 are awaiting processing and 67,000 are but to be administered. A complete of 18.5% of San Diego County’s inhabitants over the age of 16 have obtained at the least one dose and 6.4% are absolutely inoculated.

San Diego County Reviews 711 new circumstances of COVID-19, 19 Deaths

– 5:36 p.m., Saturday Feb. 20, 2021

San Diego County Saturday reported 711 new circumstances of COVID-19 and 19 further deaths as UC San Diego Well being officers introduced that the Petco Park COVID-19 vaccine tremendous station will likely be closed Sunday and Monday due to delayed vaccine shipments.

Saturday’s information elevated the variety of COVID-19 infections to 256,513 because the pandemic started, whereas the dying toll elevated to three,188.

It was additionally the ninth consecutive day with circumstances beneath 1,000 and the twelfth straight day to fall beneath that metric.

Of 18,194 checks reported Saturday, 4% returned optimistic.

Three group outbreaks have been reported Saturday, with 26 reported previously week and 102 circumstances related to these outbreaks. –KPBS Employees

Petco Park COVID-19 Vaccine Tremendous Station Closed By Monday

– 1:53 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 20, 2021

The Petco Park COVID-19 vaccine tremendous station, which was scheduled to open Sunday, will as a substitute be closed Sunday and Monday due to delayed vaccine shipments, UC San Diego Well being officers mentioned at present.

Appointments for second doses on Feb. 19-22 have been briefly canceled and will likely be robotically be rescheduled, the hospital mentioned. Individuals who had appointments ought to examine the MyUCSDChart web site for updates.

The federal authorities introduced it might try to get all delayed COVID-19 vaccines to their designated places by the tip of subsequent week, and San Diego County public well being officers mentioned they have been able to administer these doses as quickly as they arrive.

“We’ve got the mechanism in place to have the ability to administer all of the doses we get in San Diego County,” Dr. Wilma Wooten, the county’s public well being officer, mentioned Friday. “Within the meantime, we’re asking San Diegans to be affected person. Because the delayed doses arrive, we are going to administer them to everybody who has an appointment and launch new time slots.”

The county’s Well being and Human Providers Company mentioned residents who have been scheduled for his or her second dose of the vaccine can even be rescheduled. – Metropolis Information Service

San Diego Choose Permits Youth Sports activities To Resume In San Diego County

– 6:00 p.m., Friday, Feb. 19, 2021

A choose at present cleared the way in which for youth sporting actions together with soccer and basketball to renew in San Diego County, hours after the state revised its tips to permit the actions in counties with comparatively low charges of latest COVID-19 circumstances.

The state’s new normal permits for a resumption of “out of doors high- contact sports activities” in counties that attain an adjusted day by day common of 14 new circumstances per 100,000 residents. San Diego County at the moment has a price of twenty-two.2 circumstances per 100,000 residents.

Nonetheless, by way of a lawsuit just lately filed by two San Diego-area highschool athletes, a choose on Friday granted a short lived restraining order permitting highschool and youth sports activities to renew in San Diego County “so long as the(y) observe the identical or comparable COVID-19 protocols imposed for competitors in skilled and/or collegiate sports activities throughout the county.”

San Diego Superior Court docket Choose Earl H. Maas III, who heard arguments Friday afternoon from attorneys representing the state, county and the 2 scholar athletes, agreed with the plaintiffs in his written ruling that younger athletes weren’t at higher danger of contracting or transmitting COVID-19 than their skilled or collegiate counterparts. – Metropolis Information Service

Appointments Accessible At Chula Vista, Grossmont Vaccination Websites

– 12:48 p.m., Friday, Feb. 19, 2021

Whereas Petco Park and Balboa Park vaccination websites have briefly closed as a consequence of cargo delays of COVID-19vaccines, Chula Vista and Grossmont’s websites have walk-in appointments out there.

In line with Sharp HealthCare officers, 200 walk-in appointments can be found at Chula Vista’s Vaccination Tremendous Station Friday. Six thousand appointment slots are open at Chula Vista and Grossmont Heart’s vaccination website Saturday and Sunday mixed.

These wishing to make an appointment can go to San Diego County’s web site for extra info. – KPBS Employees

County Reschedules Vaccine Appointments As 810 Circumstances, 36 Deaths Reported

– 7:17 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021

San Diego County rescheduled a whole lot of COVID-19 vaccine appointments as a consequence of weather-related shortages Thursday as public well being officers reported 810 new viral infections and 36 deaths.

The huge winter storm gripping a lot of the nation has frozen provide strains for the vaccines, prompting county officers to reschedule roughly 1,000 first-dose appointments at its websites on Thursday and Friday. These affected are being notified they are going to be rescheduled for subsequent week, in keeping with the county Well being and Human Providers Company.

Moderna produces the majority of its vaccines in Massachusetts, whereas Pfizer makes its in Michigan. Sub-freezing temperatures throughout a lot of the USA have delayed shipments of the vials across the nation.

As of Thursday, of the 765,500 vaccine doses the county has obtained, 684,278 have been administered, greater than 4,000 are awaiting processing and 77,000 are but to be administered. Practically 18% of San Diego County’s inhabitants over the age of 16 have obtained at the least one dose and 5.5% are absolutely inoculated.

The county has 5 vaccine tremendous stations and 15 smaller neighborhood distribution websites. Regardless of the provision chain issues, Fletcher mentioned the county has allotted its vaccines effectively sufficient that he believes lecturers, meals and agriculture staff and regulation enforcement officers will have the ability to start receiving vaccines by as quickly as the primary week of March. – Metropolis Information Service

Petco Park Tremendous Station Closing Briefly Due To Provide Points

– 3:14 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021

San Diego County will shut down the Petco Park vaccination website Friday by way of at the least Saturday as a consequence of provide chain points with delivering COVID-19 vaccines, county spokesperson Mike Workman confirmed.

The delays may be prolonged by way of Sunday and Monday, relying on vaccine arrival.

In North County, all PODs and supersites at San Marcos are providing second doses solely.

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Palomar Well being’s COVID-19 vaccination website will likely be closed Friday, however open on Saturday. Appointments will be rescheduled by way of MyTurn. It’ll be closed Sunday and Monday as per regular.

“Sharp Chula Vista and Grossmont will not be doing any Moderna vaccine and nonetheless doing first and second dose Pfizer,” mentioned Sarah Sweeney, San Diego Well being & Human Providers Company spokesperson, in a written assertion.

Climate-related delays of vaccine shipments has additionally compelled the closure of vaccination websites in Orange County and postponed vaccination appointments in Los Angeles County. – KPBS Employees, Metropolis Information Service

COVID-19 Vaccine Shipments Delayed Once more Due To Unhealthy Climate

– 3:26 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021

Unhealthy climate across the U.S. has brought on delays for some COVID-19 shipments that have been anticipated to reach this week in San Diego County.

“We’ve got obtained phrase that a number of shipments that have been scheduled to reach this week is not going to be arriving as a consequence of climate,” Supervisor Nathan Fletcher mentioned throughout a Wednesday press convention.

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Nonetheless, the vaccination tremendous station at Petco Park reopened Wednesday morning after being closed as a consequence of a delayed Moderna vaccine cargo. However, Fletcher mentioned beginning Thursday, the county will pause ongoing vaccination at some places.

The provision chain points ought to resolve themselves over the subsequent week to 10 days, Fletcher mentioned. – KPBS Employees

San Diego Reviews 568 New COVID-19 Circumstances

– 7:50 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021

Public well being officers had reported 568 new COVID-19 infections and 28 deaths on Sunday.

Of the 13,700 checks Sunday, 4% returned optimistic, bringing the 14-day rolling common of optimistic checks to five.8%.

The full variety of circumstances was reported to be 252,250 on Sunday, and the full virus-related dying toll rose to three,037.

Eight group outbreaks have been reported Sunday, bringing the full over the previous week to 62. There have been 255 circumstances related to the current outbreaks.

Hospitalizations have been up 27 and sufferers moved to an ICU unit have been up 4. – Metropolis Information Service

Sailors Aboard USS Roosevelt Take a look at Constructive For COVID-19 Whereas Deployed

– 6:22 p.m., Monday, Feb. 15, 2021

Three sailors aboard the San Diego-based USS Roosevelt examined optimistic for COVID-19 a month into the ship’s deployment within the South China Sea, in keeping with a press release launched Monday by the U.S. Navy’s Pacific Fleet.

The trio of sailors, who examined optimistic on Sunday, haven’t skilled any signs, Navy officers mentioned. These sailors and others closest to them have been remoted in accordance with Navy and CDC steering.

The Theodore Roosevelt and Nimitz Provider Strike Teams are conducting twin provider operations in a multi-month deployment, in keeping with the Navy’s web site.

A Navy spokesman in San Diego didn’t have info on whether or not servicemembers on the Theodore Roosevelt have been vaccinated. – Metropolis Information Service

Petco Park Vaccination Tremendous Station Will Reopen Wednesday

– 6:08 p.m., Monday, Feb. 15, 2021

UC San Diego officers mentioned the tremendous station at Petco Park will likely be operational once more on Wednesday after a missed Moderna vaccine cargo briefly shut down the location. The placement is operated by UC San Diego Well being with help from the county and is normally very busy — delivering 5,000 vaccinations day by day.

On Friday, county officers introduced the location could be closed for just a few days as a consequence of lack of provides, however that cargo continues to be anticipated to reach on Tuesday.

Though the downtown website is closed, the county’s different tremendous stations and smaller websites are nonetheless taking vaccination appointments. That features the CSU San Marcos location and the brand new drive-thru website that simply opened final week on the Del Mar Fairgrounds. Monday afternoon the fairgrounds website had first-dose appointments open for majority of this week. – Matt Hoffman, KPBS Normal Task Reporter

San Diego County Reviews 568 COVID-19 Circumstances, 28 Deaths As Vaccine Scarcity Hits

– 5:49 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 14, 2021

Public well being officers have reported 568 new COVID- 19 infections and 28 deaths as San Diego County faces a vaccine scarcity due to a delayed Moderna cargo.

The San Diego County Well being and Human Providers Company reported 13,700 checks Sunday. The 14-day rolling common of optimistic checks was 4%.

The full variety of circumstances was reported to be 252,250 on Sunday and the dying toll rose to three,037.

Eight group outbreaks have been reported Sunday, bringing the full over the previous week to 62. There have been 255 circumstances related to the current outbreaks.

Hospitalizations have been up 27 and sufferers moved to an ICU unit have been up 4.

The delayed vaccine cargo, now anticipated on Tuesday, compelled some vaccination websites to dramatically gradual the tempo of inoculations or reschedule appointments altogether.

San Diego County coronavirus inoculation websites have obtained 703,200 doses of vaccine and administered 597,945 doses, in keeping with the HHSA.

A complete of 16.44% of San Diego County residents age 16 and over have obtained at the least one of many two photographs required to develop antibody safety in opposition to the virus. Round 4.02% of the inhabitants over the age of 16 is absolutely vaccinated.

San Diego County Reviews 891 COVID-19 Circumstances, 30 Deaths As Vaccine Scarcity Hits

– 6:13 p.m., Sat. Feb. 13, 2021

San Diego County is dealing with a vaccine scarcity due to a delayed Moderna cargo, as public well being officers reported 891 new COVID-19 infections and 30 deaths.

The San Diego County Well being and Human Providers Company reported 18,223 checks Saturday. The 14-day rolling common of optimistic checks declined from 6.4% Thursday to six.3% Friday and rose to six.7% Saturday.

The full variety of circumstances was reported to be 251,682 on Saturday and the dying toll rose to three,009.

Seven group outbreaks have been reported Saturday, bringing the full over the previous week to 64. There have been 267 circumstances related to the current outbreaks.

Hospitalizations have been up 72 and sufferers moved to an ICU unit declined by one.

The delayed vaccine cargo, anticipated Tuesday, compelled some vaccination websites to dramatically gradual the tempo of inoculations or reschedule appointments altogether.

The interruption will have an effect on the area’s largest vaccination website, the UC San Diego Well being Petco Park Tremendous Station, with no vaccinations happening on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. Petco appointments will likely be robotically rescheduled by way of UCSD MyChart.

The Chula Vista and La Mesa tremendous stations have provides ample to get by way of Monday. The county’s distribution websites and tremendous station in San Marcos have ample provides to fulfill second-dose appointments, together with a restricted provide of first doses, county officers mentioned. – Metropolis Information Service

San Diego County Reviews 817 COVID-19 Circumstances, 24 Deaths As Vaccine Scarcity Hits

– 6:11 p.m., Friday, Feb. 12, 2021

San Diego County is dealing with a vaccine scarcity proudly owning to a delayed Moderna cargo, as public well being officers reported 817 new COVID-19 infections and 24 deaths Friday.

The San Diego County Well being and Human Providers Company reported 20,533 checks Friday, 4% of which returned optimistic. The 14-day rolling common of optimistic checks declined from 6.4% Thursday to six.3% Friday.

A milestone in case numbers was crossed Friday, because the county’s cumulative circumstances crossed the quarter-million mark to 250,791. The dying toll rose to 2,979.

The delayed vaccine cargo, anticipated Tuesday, compelled some vaccination websites to dramatically gradual the tempo of inoculations or reschedule appointments altogether.

The interruption will have an effect on the area’s largest vaccination website, the UC San Diego Well being Petco Park Tremendous Station, with no vaccinations happening on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. Petco appointments will likely be robotically rescheduled by way of UCSD MyChart. – Metropolis Information Service

California Releases Interactive Map Of Faculty Reopenings

– 2:19 p.m., Friday, Feb. 12, 2021

Gov. Gavin Newsom introduced Friday the discharge of an interactive map exhibiting the standing of faculty reopenings throughout California. The map can present information to highschool officers to assist them make reopening choices, mentioned a launch from the governor’s workplace.

The “Protected Colleges Reopening Map” reveals which districts have in-person instruction, that are distant studying solely and people who make use of a hybrid mannequin. It would present information from not solely faculty districts, however constitution and personal colleges.

“As COVID-19 circumstances proceed to enhance and vaccinations ramp up all through the state, this map will present native communities with accessible, up-to-date info on how districts of their communities and past are adapting to the pandemic, together with security planning and implementation,” mentioned Governor Newsom.

The California Division of Public Well being will likely be including different information factors to the map equivalent to outbreaks reported. Colleges are speculated to enter information each two weeks, to offer up-to-date info. Extra information — like scholar enrollment — is to be collected and displayed, topic to legislative approval. – Lara McCaffrey, KPBS net producer

California Provides 4-6 Million Folks To COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility Record

– 2:43 p.m., Friday, Feb. 12, 2021

California is increasing the checklist of individuals eligible for coronavirus vaccine by one other 4 to six million folks.

State Well being Director Dr. Mark Ghaly mentioned Friday that beginning March 15 severely disabled folks and people with well being circumstances that put them at excessive danger can get in line for photographs.

Amongst these included are folks with sure most cancers, coronary heart, lung and kidney circumstances, in addition to pregnant girls, these with Down syndrome, organ transplant recipients and the severely overweight.

California has been stricken by vaccine shortages and Ghaly acknowledged he’s undecided how lengthy it is going to take for the federal provide of photographs to fulfill demand. – Related Press

Delayed Cargo Causes COVID-19 Vaccine Scarcity In San Diego County

– 12:58 p.m., Friday, Feb. 12, 2021

The County of San Diego introduced a scarcity of COVID-19 vaccine Friday attributable to the delayed arrival of an anticipated Moderna cargo. The cargo is anticipated now on Tuesday.

Because of the delayed arrival, vaccination websites within the county will gradual operations and even reschedule appointments. Nonetheless, second doses will stay precedence.

The next websites will likely be affected: UC San Diego Well being Petco Park Tremendous Station, with no vaccinations happening on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. Petco appointments will likely be robotically rescheduled by way of UCSD MyChart.

The South County Tremendous Station has provides ample to get it by way of Monday as does the East County Tremendous Station.

The County PODs and North County Tremendous Station in San Marcos have ample provides to fulfill second dose appointments together with a restricted provide of first doses.

The Facilities For Illness Management and Prevention has suggested that individuals can wait as much as 42 days between doses and nonetheless obtain most immunity. – KPBS Employees

USD Implements ’Keep-On-Campus’ Order Due To COVID-19 Surge

– 11:42 a.m., Friday, Feb. 12, 2021

College of San Diego (USD) officers issued a “stay-on-campus” order Friday as a result of surging COVID-19 circumstances on the faculty.

USD President James T. Harris III launched a video on Twitter asserting short-term directives for college students residing on-campus. These embrace:

-All on-campus resident college students should keep on campus and will not be permitted off-campus for non-essential causes.

-All co-curricular scholar organizations and actions could operate solely in a digital or distant setting

Harris requested college students residing off-campus to shelter-in-place to “the best extent doable.”

“It’s clear from our tracing efforts that events and different social gatherings off-campus are occurring. These occasions, coupled with the disregard by some for our well being and security measures each on and off-campus, are the first purpose for the current surge in circumstances” Harris mentioned.

College students are inspired to benefit from the open air whereas taking “acceptable precautions” — sporting face coverings, staying six-feet aside from others and hand washing. – Lara McCaffrey, KPBS net producer

San Diego County Reviews 1,113 COVID-19 Circumstances, 51 Deaths

– 10:15 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021

San Diego County public well being officers reported 1,113 new COVID-19 infections and 51 fatalities Thursday, breaking a three-day streak of fewer than 1,000 new circumstances and bringing the variety of circumstances because the begin of the pandemic to only shy of 250,000 and the dying toll to 2,955.

Of 21,356 checks reported Thursday by the county’s Well being and Human Providers Company, 5% returned optimistic, persevering with a gradual lower within the 14-day rolling common of optimistic checks to beneath 6.5%, the bottom but this 12 months.

San Diego County Board of Supervisors Chair Nathan Fletcher famous the rise in new case numbers and deaths however mentioned numbers total have been nonetheless trending favorably.

Within the final two days, 102 folks have died of the virus within the county, 83 of whom have been senior residents, in keeping with the HHSA. Fletcher requested folks to be cautious and bear in mind the virus nonetheless stays lethal.

Hospitalizations continued to say no, dropping to 945 from 992 on Wednesday. The variety of intensive care sufferers decreased by 12 to 306, and the HHSA mentioned there have been 46 out there staffed ICU beds within the county as of Thursday. – Metropolis Information Service

UCSD, County Begins COVID-19 Testing Program For Colleges And Childcare Facilities

– 10:15 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021

In an effort to assist colleges cut back the chance of COVID-19 outbreaks as they resume in-person instruction, UC San Diego and San Diego County are testing a program to detect the virus which causes COVID-19 at colleges and baby care facilities, it was introduced Thursday.

Modeled after UCSD’s Return to Study — an strategy to soundly resume educating, studying and analysis at a college — Safer at Faculty Early Alert system is scaled for particular person colleges and baby care facilities with out the assets out there at a analysis college.

By day by day wastewater and floor monitoring, the alert system checks for the presence of particles of SARS-CoV-2, the COVID-19-causing coronavirus. Mixed with a responsive testing technique, the purpose is to shortly establish kids or employees members who’re contaminated with COVID-19 earlier than an outbreak happens.

Ten San Diego County-area TK-8 colleges and two baby care facilities are taking part on this SARS-CoV-2 early detection program, funded by the county and designed by UCSD.

When Vista Grande Elementary Faculty started providing a hybrid-teaching mannequin with 50% in-person classroom capability, it instituted day by day symptom screening, social distancing and requiring masks be worn by all college students and employees. – Metropolis Information Service

2 Circumstances Of South African Virus Variant Discovered In California

– 6:25 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021

The primary circumstances of the South African pressure of the coronavirus have been reported Wednesday in California, a worrisome improvement that comes because the state’s COVID-19 circumstances and hospitalizations plummet however its vaccination rollout continues to attract criticism.

The circumstances have been present in Alameda and Santa Clara counties, each within the San Francisco Bay Space. In whole, the state has lower than 1,500 recognized circumstances of various variants, Newsom mentioned. Alameda County officers provided few particulars on their particular person, saying they’d simply began their investigation, whereas Santa Clara County’s well being officer mentioned the person had an in depth worldwide touring historical past and quarantined as mandated after returning dwelling.

Scientists and well being officers worry the variants might be extra contagious, much less aware of remedies and extra prone to re-infect individuals who already had the virus. The South African variant was first recognized in the USA late final month in South Carolina. – Related Press

San Diego County Reviews 810 COVID-19 Circumstances, 51 Deaths

– 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021

San Diego County public well being officers reported 810 new COVID-19 circumstances and 51 deaths Wednesday because the county introduced plans for a brand new vaccination tremendous station on the Del Mar Fairgrounds to open Friday.

The proportion of optimistic checks and hospitalizations continued to say no Wednesday, good indicators the pandemic could lastly be on the wane, regardless of the heavy dying toll.

Of 19,461 checks reported by the county’s Well being and Human Providers Company on Wednesday, 4% returned optimistic, dropping the 14-day rolling common of optimistic checks from 6.8% final week to six.5%, the bottom but in 2021.

Hospitalizations from the virus dropped beneath 1,000 for the primary time this 12 months, declining by 29 sufferers from Tuesday to 992. Intensive care sufferers rose by one in a single day to 318 however stay usually on the decline. There have been 43 out there, staffed ICU beds within the county as of Wednesday. – Metropolis Information Service

Companies To Take a look at COVID-19 Security Ideas At San Diego Worldwide Airport

– 8:02 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021

San Diego Worldwide Airport has invited six firms to check well being and security ideas aimed toward enhancing traveler safety amid the COVID-19 pandemic, officers mentioned Wednesday.

The businesses within the accelerator program on the airport’s Innovation Lab will participate by way of the summer time. The trouble will embrace on-line workshops, periods with Airport Authority consultants and probably reside testing within the airport as well being and security restrictions allow.

This system will deal with airport well being and security, significantly mitigating the unfold of COVID-19.

“COVID compelled airports world wide to re-evaluate well being and security protocols to mitigate spreading the virus,” mentioned Rick Belliotti, airport director of Buyer Expertise & Innovation. “We recruited firms that supply viable options to lowering passenger contact with high-touch factors and successfully managing social distancing. That is an distinctive batch of innovators and we’re already extraordinarily impressed with their concepts which have the potential to form the longer term airport buyer expertise.” – Metropolis Information Service

Supervisors Vote Down Proposal To Prioritize Legislation Enforcement For COVID-19 Vaccine

– 6:41 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021

A divided Board of Supervisors Tuesday rejected a proposal to right away administer COVID-19 vaccinations to all regulation enforcement personnel, with dissenters citing the restricted availability of vaccine doses and the necessity to end inoculating well being care staff and seniors.

Supervisor Joel Anderson made the proposal, saying it was vital to prioritize these in uniform, who’re danger daily whereas out within the subject. A regulation enforcement officer who contracts COVID-19 could not die, but when they don’t seem to be on obligation, it hurts total public security and will put residents’ lives in danger, Anderson argued.

“I am not saying what’s finest for each district, (however) we would like to maneuver regulation enforcement up,” he mentioned, including that counties equivalent to Monterey, Riverside and Sacramento have made regulation enforcement vaccinations a precedence.

Paramedics, emergency medical technicians and others offering emergency medical companies are at the moment eligible for vaccines, in keeping with the county. Nonetheless, regulation enforcement officers will not be included in that group. – Metropolis Information Service

San Diego County Reviews 789 COVID-19 Circumstances, 32 Deaths

– 5:31 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021

an Diego County public well being officers reported 789 new COVID-19 circumstances and 32 deaths Tuesday as hospitalizations and intensive care affected person numbers proceed to say no.

Of 12,370 checks reported by the county Tuesday, 6% returned optimistic, dropping the 14-day rolling common of optimistic checks from 7% Monday to six.8% Tuesday, the bottom in 2021.

The brand new infections adopted Monday’s numbers — the fewest reported in a single day since Nov. 13, when 611 have been reported by the county’s Well being and Human Providers Company.

Tuesday’s numbers increase the full variety of coronavirus infections within the county all through the pandemic to 248,051, whereas the dying toll elevated to 2,853. – Metropolis Information Service

San Diego County Will get $52M In State Funds For Rental Help

– 4:56 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021

The county Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to offer $52 million in state funds for rental help to these impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The funds will likely be out there to county residents outdoors the cities of San Diego and Chula Vista, each of which have separate funding help.

Emergency rental help funds “will convey wanted monetary reduction to households who’re nonetheless having a tough time making ends meet as we work our approach again from the devastating results of this pandemic,” mentioned board Chairman Nathan Fletcher, who can also be a member of the county’s COVID-19 subcommittee.

Fletcher additionally praised the Biden administration and Gov. Gavin Newsom “in recognizing there are nonetheless struggling households that proceed to want our help.” The funding comes from the just lately adopted Senate Invoice 91.

Supervisors had three choices on the way to deal with fund distribution, and selected one that provides the county extra say on allocating the cash. – Metropolis Information Service

Supervisors OK Extra Small Enterprise Help, Pending State, Federal {Dollars}

– 3:14 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors Tuesday unanimously voted to offer $30 million in grants to small companies impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, as quickly as federal or state stimulus {dollars} can be found.

County employees will develop the grant program, and every supervisor’s workplace will select the recipients.

Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer, who made the proposal together with colleague Joel Anderson, mentioned it was vital to help small companies, who have been “requested to sacrifice their livelihoods for the higher good” as soon as the pandemic started.

The county’s many mom-and-pop shops “are (the) spine of our native communities,” she added. “That is the suitable factor to do.”

To be eligible, small companies should worker fewer than 20 folks, and adjust to state and native public well being tips. – Metropolis Information Service

San Diego Declares Loans To Assist Companies Adapt To COVID-19 Restrictions

– 2:07 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021

San Diego introduced a enterprise mortgage program Tuesday aimed toward serving to homeowners adapt to altering restrictions and protocols in the course of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The three% curiosity loans starting from $25,000 to $95,000 are for certified companies as a part of the CARES Act Revolving Mortgage Fund. The cash can be utilized to cowl bills equivalent to furnishings, security tools, web site improvement and digital advertising.

“With the pandemic, it is our aim as a metropolis to do every little thing we are able to to assist small companies survive,” mentioned Mayor Todd Gloria. “We hope by lending monetary help, we might help these companies with a much-needed lifeline throughout this time of uncertainty.”

Town’s Financial Improvement Division is issuing the loans with funding offered by the U.S. Division of Commerce Financial Improvement Administration.

The non-forgivable, time period loans are meant to assist entrepreneurs adapt their enterprise fashions to working below pandemic restrictions whereas retaining or creating jobs. Town could solely make RLF loans which can be moderately anticipated to be repaid in full. – Metropolis Information Service

San Diego County Reviews 698 COVID-19 Circumstances, Fewest Since Nov. 13

– 7:07 p.m., Monday, Feb. 8, 2021

San Diego County public well being officers reported 698 new COVID-19 circumstances and no new deaths as UC San Diego Well being opened a vaccination tremendous station on its campus Monday.

The brand new infections are the fewest reported in a single day since Nov. 13, when 611 have been reported. Monday’s information raises the mixture coronavirus infections within the county to 247,262, whereas the dying toll stays at 2,821.

Monday’s low numbers do include some caveats, nevertheless. Mondays have tended to be the lowest-reporting day of the week, and simply 10,523 checks have been reported Monday, 7% of which have been optimistic for the virus. The 14-day rolling common of optimistic checks declined over the weekend from 7.7% to 7% on Monday. The county averages 18,475 day by day checks, in keeping with information offered by the county’s Well being and Human Providers Company. – Metropolis Information Service

Report Concludes Management Failures Led to USS Theodore Roosevelt Outbreak

– 7:05 p.m., Monday, Feb. 8, 2021

Ineffective social distancing and the untimely launch of sailors from quarantine have been the first causes of elevated COVID- 19 an infection aboard the San Diego-based plane provider USS Theodore Roosevelt, in keeping with a report launched Monday by the Division of Protection.

The findings have been featured in a report evaluating the Navy’s response to COVID-19 infections on board warships and submarines, and included pointed criticisms of the Roosevelt’s management staff’s choices.

The primary Roosevelt sailors examined optimistic final March 24. The ship’s outbreak in the end resulted in additional than 1,200 sailors testing optimistic for the virus, one in every of whom died.

In line with the report from the DOD’s Workplace of Inspector Normal, “the usTheodore Roosevelt management didn’t successfully implement mitigation measures for almost all of the crew,” together with by permitting social gathering areas to stay open and releasing sailors from shipboard quarantine as a result of perception that an infection was rising amid crowded circumstances onboard.

The report says the ship’s leaders believed “social distancing could be inconceivable onboard an plane provider” and thus allowed social gathering areas like gyms to stay open. The report additionally states that urinalysis screenings for unlawful substances continued, although “the management staff ought to have thought-about (the screenings) non-essential in the course of the COVID-19 outbreak.” – Metropolis Information Service

Gov. Newsom Visits San Diego’s Vaccination Tremendous Station At Petco Park

– 3:16 p.m., Monday, Feb. 8, 2021

Gov. Gavin Newsom toured the Vaccination Tremendous Station at Petco Park Monday and congratulated San Diego on its work administering doses on the state’s first-of-its-kind mass vaccination website, almost one month after it opened.

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The governor held his day by day COVID-19 replace on the infield of Petco Park, throughout which he mentioned San Diego “impressed others all all through the state of California” with its vaccination tremendous station, the place about one-third of all county residents who’ve been vaccinated obtained their doses, in keeping with officers.

Saying he had “deep respect and deep admiration” for county management, Newsom mentioned San Diego County is “main this state, per capita, within the administration and distribution of this vaccine.”

However Newsom acknowledged a nationwide vaccine shortage and mentioned distribution must be ramped up regionally to vaccinate a state of almost 40 million folks. – Metropolis Information Service

Breeders’ Cup, Deliberate For Del Mar, Delays Ticket Gross sales Due To COVID-19

– 1:50 p.m., Monday, Feb. 8, 2021

Organizers of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships are delaying ticket gross sales for the November horse racing occasion till there may be extra readability from COVID-19 vaccine progress and occasion restrictions, it was introduced Monday.

Drew Fleming, president and CEO of Breeders’ Cup Restricted, mentioned it was nonetheless his intention to have followers in individual on the two-day occasion, deliberate for Nov. 5-6 on the Del Mar Thoroughbred Membership.

“As all the time, the well being and security of our followers, members, workers, athletes and the general public stay our prime precedence,” he mentioned. “We’re working intently with Del Mar, native officers and public well being consultants to soundly plan the 2021 World Championships.

“To make sure we’ve probably the most up-to-date security protocols in place in compliance with CDC tips, together with the permitted ranges of attendance, we’re delaying ticket gross sales for the 2021 Breeders’ Cup World Championships till we’ve higher readability on the ever-changing panorama. Relaxation assured, it’s our robust intent to soundly host followers on the 2021 World Championships,” Fleming mentioned.

– Metropolis Information Service

UC San Diego Well being Opens Vaccine Tremendous Web site On Campus For Sufferers, College

– 10:33 a.m., Monday, Feb. 8, 2021

UC San Diego Well being opened a COVID-19 Vaccination Tremendous Station on campus Monday, meant to serve vaccination-eligible UCSD Well being sufferers in addition to the college’s college and employees.

The vaccination website is working inside UCSD’s Recreation, Intramural and Athletic Advanced and is the fifth such Vaccination Tremendous Station within the county.

“The opening of a brand new vaccination website at RIMAC represents one other alternative to companion with the County of San Diego to finish the pandemic,” mentioned UCSD Chancellor Pradeep Khosla. “UC San Diego Well being is a statewide chief in vaccine distribution. Our persevering with partnership with the county and the opening of this new superstation are components of our total dedication to determine the San Diego area as an exemplar for vaccine distribution.”

The RIMAC website at 9730 Hopkins Drive is operated by UCSD Well being, which additionally collaborates with the county, San Diego Padres and San Diego to run a vaccination superstation adjoining to Petco Park in downtown San Diego.

The Petco website, which opened Jan. 11, operates seven days per week and inoculates roughly 5,000 individuals every day. As of Sunday, greater than 100,000 folks had obtained their first doses of vaccine on the Petco website. Gov. Gavin Newsom is scheduled to go to the location late this morning with San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria.

– Metropolis Information Service

San Diego County Reviews 1,230 New COVID-19 Circumstances, 9 Demises

– 4:37 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021

San Diego County public well being officers reported 1,230 new COVID-19 infections Sunday and 9 further deaths from the virus.

After Tuesday’s case totals got here in at 926, ending a 63-day streak with greater than 1,000 circumstances, it appeared the pandemic in San Diego County was ebbing. On Wednesday, the San Diego County Well being and Human Providers Company reported 968 new circumstances, however 1,598 new circumstances have been reported on Thursday.

Sunday’s’ report pushed the mixture coronavirus numbers within the county to 246,564 circumstances and a couple of,821 deaths from the illness because the pandemic began.

ICU sufferers with COVID-19 decreased by 95 in that two-week window. There are 42 out there, staffed ICU beds within the county.

The county well being company reported 10 new group outbreaks Saturday, bringing the full previously week to 73, tied to 285 circumstances. – Metropolis Information Service

San Diego County Well being Officers Report 1,265 New COVID Circumstances, 35 Deaths

– 9:00 a.m., Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021

San Diego County public well being officers have reported 1,265 new COVID-19 infections Saturday and 35 deaths from the virus.

After Tuesday’s case totals got here in at 926, ending a 63-day streak with greater than 1,000 circumstances, it appeared the pandemic was ebbing. On Wednesday, the San Diego County Well being and Human Providers Company reported 968 new circumstances however 1,598 circumstances Thursday.

Saturday’s report pushed the mixture coronavirus numbers within the county to 245,334 circumstances and a couple of,812 deaths from the illness because the pandemic began.

The HHSA reported 1,183 sufferers with COVID-19 in county hospitals, 353 of whom have been in intensive care items, a lower of almost 400 hospitalized folks from two weeks in the past and 621 fewer than the file 1,804 sufferers set Jan. 12.

ICU sufferers with COVID-19 decreased by 95 in that two-week window. There are 42 out there, staffed ICU beds within the county.

The county well being company reported 10 new group outbreaks Friday, bringing the full previously week to 73, tied to 394 circumstances. – Metropolis Information Service

Chula Vista Church Wins Proper To Worship Indoors Amid Pandemic

– 9:11 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 6, 2021

A Chula Vista church was celebrating a authorized victory Saturday after the U.S. Supreme Court docket granted a partial injunction in opposition to California’s prohibition in opposition to indoor worship companies to assist restrict the unfold of coronavirus.

On a 6-3 vote late Friday, the courtroom cited the Structure’s safety of the free train of faith and dominated that “rules like these violate the First Modification until the State can present they’re the least restrictive technique of reaching a compelling authorities curiosity.”

The ruling allowed restrictions on crowd dimension, singing and chanting to stay in place.

It got here in response to filings on behalf of 600-seat South Bay United Pentecostal Church in Chula Vista and Pasadena-based Harvest Rock Church and Harvest Worldwide Ministry, which has greater than 160 church buildings throughout the state.

The choice mirrored the courtroom’s present ideological divide with six conservative justices in favor of the partial injunction and the three liberals dissenting.

“Justices of this courtroom will not be scientists,” Affiliate Justice Elena Kagan wrote in dissent to the bulk ruling. “Nor do we all know a lot about public well being coverage. But at present the courtroom displaces the judgments of consultants about how to reply to a raging pandemic.”

The ruling did depart in place a 25 p.c capability restriction and a prohibition on singing and chanting.

California’s regional stay-at-home orders have prohibited indoor actions throughout a broad vary of industries, however does permit for out of doors spiritual companies.

Representatives for South Bay and Harvest Rock have argued that out of doors worship or these held by video-conferencing are “insufficient substitutes” for in-person gatherings and that the general public well being orders prohibit the church “from holding the companies mandated by scripture.”

They’ve additionally argued that California has arbitrarily allowed sure sectors thought-about important to remain open and conduct indoor operations whereas discriminating in opposition to spiritual establishments. – Metropolis Information Service

San Diego County Well being Officers Report 1,453 New COVID-19 Circumstances, 39 Deaths

– 7:05 p.m., Friday, Feb. 5, 2021

San Diego County public-health officers Friday reported 1,453 new COVID-19 infections and 39 deaths from the virus, together with the county’s first pediatric fatality.

The ten-year-old boy who died from the illness had underlying medical circumstances, in keeping with Dr. Wilma Wooten, county public well being officer.

“This boy’s dying is a somber reminder that this pandemic impacts everybody in our group, no matter their age, and we should do every little thing we are able to to guard one another and gradual the unfold of the virus,” Wooten mentioned.

After Tuesday’s case totals got here in at 926, ending a 63-day streak with greater than 1,000 circumstances, it appeared the pandemic was ebbing. On Wednesday, the San Diego County Well being and Human Providers Company reported 968 new circumstances however 1,598 circumstances Thursday.

Friday’s report pushed the mixture coronavirus numbers within the county to 244,069 circumstances and a couple of,777 deaths from the illness because the pandemic began.

Of the 23,259 checks reported Friday, 6% returned optimistic, nudging the 14-day rolling common up barely to 7.7% from Thursday’s 7.5%. As just lately as Jan. 22, the share was greater than 10%. – Metropolis Information Service

First COVID-19 Pediatric Demise Reported In San Diego County

– 6:25 p.m., Friday, Feb. 5, 2021

San Diego County Well being and Human Providers Company on Friday reported the primary COVID-19 pediatric dying: a 10-year-old boy with underlying medical circumstances.

“Our deepest condolences exit to the household and pals of this baby,” mentioned Wilma J. Wooten, the County’s public well being officer. “This boy’s dying is a somber reminder that this pandemic impacts everybody in our group, no matter their age, and we should do every little thing we are able to to guard one another and gradual the unfold of the virus.”

As of Friday morning, 2,738 folks have died from COVID-19 issues. – KPBS Employees

San Diego Metropolis Receives $45.5 Million In COVID-19 Lease Reduction From State

– 10:45 a.m., Friday, Feb. 5, 2021

On the heels of asserting federal rental help in late January, Mayor Todd Gloria introduced Friday the state will present $45.5 million in help for San Diego residents unable to pay lease as a result of impacts of COVID-19.

The state and direct federal funding quantities to almost $87.9 million in reduction for households and people who’ve been devastated financially by the pandemic. That is on prime of $13.75 million in emergency rental help that helped 3,717 San Diego households in 2020.

“Governor Gavin Newsom, Senate President professional Tem Toni Atkins, Meeting Speaker Anthony Rendon and the California Legislature actually got here by way of for tenants and landlords in our metropolis and throughout California who’ve had an extremely exhausting time all through this disaster,” Mayor Gloria mentioned. “I’ll work to get these lease reduction {dollars} out for the good thing about our renters as quickly as doable.”

The funding comes as a part of Senate Invoice 91, which distributes to native businesses funds the state obtained from the federal authorities. SB 91 additionally prolonged a statewide moratorium on evictions of residential tenants unable to pay lease as a result of results of COVID-19. The moratorium is efficient by way of June 30. — Metropolis Information Service

WH: US Will Enhance Vaccines, At-Dwelling Checks

– 10:30 a.m., Friday, Feb. 5, 2021

The White Home says President Joe Biden is utilizing the Protection Manufacturing Act to assist bolster vaccine manufacturing, at-home coronavirus testing kits and surgical gloves.

Tim Manning, the White Home’s COVID-19 provide coordinator, says the administration will assist Pfizer clear a bottleneck round capabilities with vaccine manufacturing by giving the drugmaker first precedence to wanted provides.

Manning says the U.S. can also be investing in six producers to develop at-home and point-of-care checks for the coronavirus, with the aim of manufacturing 60 million checks by the tip of the summer time.

Manning says, “The nation is effectively behind the place we must be in testing,” and the brand new contracts will assist increase provide.

Manning expects the nation will produce greater than 1 billion gloves a month by the tip of the 12 months. — Related Press

Pentagon Deploys 1,100 Troops For COVID-19 Vaccine Drive

– 9:30 a.m., Friday, Feb. 5, 2021

The Pentagon will deploy greater than 1,100 troops to 5 vaccination facilities in what would be the first wave of elevated army help for the White Home marketing campaign to get extra People vaccinated in opposition to COVID-19.

President Joe Biden has referred to as for establishing 100 mass vaccination facilities across the nation inside a month. Two of the 5 new army groups will go to vaccination facilities opening in California.

Coronavirus senior adviser Andy Slavitt says army personnel will arrive at these facilities in a bit of over per week.

Three further facilities are anticipated to be introduced quickly. — Related Press

Well being Officers Report 1,598 New Native COVID-19 Circumstances

– 7:58 a.m., Friday, Feb. 5, 2021

Public-health officers in San Diego County reported 1,598 new COVID-19 circumstances Thursday and 55 further deaths from the illness.

There have been 242,616 coronavirus circumstances and a couple of,738 deaths from the illness in San Diego County because the pandemic began, in keeping with the San Diego County Well being and Human Providers Company.

There have been 968 new circumstances reported Wednesday by and 926 Tuesday following 63 consecutive days with greater than 1,000 new circumstances.

The “vaccination superstation” at Petco Park administered its 100,000th dose of the COVID-19 vaccine Thursday, San Diego County Board of Supervisors Chairman Nathan Fletcher introduced.

“Each dose of the COVID-19 vaccine put in somebody’s arm is a purpose to have a good time,” Fletcher mentioned. — Metropolis Information Service

Johnson & Johnson Asks For Emergency Authorization For Its COVD-19 Vaccine

– 3:55 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021

Johnson & Johnson has requested U.S. regulators to clear the world’s first single-dose COVID-19 vaccine, an easier-to-use choice that would increase scarce provides.

Preliminary outcomes from an enormous research confirmed J&J’s vaccine was protected and provided robust safety in opposition to reasonable to extreme COVID-19. It didn’t seem fairly as robust as two-dose opponents made by Pfizer and Moderna.

Johnson & Johnson filed an software with the Meals and Drug Administration on Thursday. An FDA panel will meet and pore over the outcomes.

The corporate is also finding out a two-dose model of its vaccine, however outcomes gained’t be out there for a number of extra months. — Related Press

US Coronavirus Deaths Surpasses 450K

– 3:03 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021

Coronavirus deaths in the USA have surpassed 450,000.

The variety of day by day deaths stays stubbornly excessive at greater than 3,000 a day, regardless of falling infections and the arrival of a number of vaccines.

Infectious illness specialists count on deaths to start out dropping quickly, after new circumstances hit a peak proper across the starting of the 12 months.

The brand new director of the Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention says new COVID-19 deaths might ebb as early as subsequent week.

However there’s additionally the chance that enhancing traits in infections and hospitalizations might be offset by folks enjoyable and coming collectively — together with this Sunday to look at the Tremendous Bowl. — Related Press

County Opens Extra Vaccine Appointment Instances For Thursday At Petco Park

– 11:32 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021

San Diego County Reviews Fewer Than 1,000 COVID-19 Circumstances For Second Straight Day

–3:48 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021

San Diego County public well being officers reported 968 new COVID-19 infections and 54 deaths Wednesday as hospitalizations proceed to say no, whereas the variety of vaccines continues to be inadequate for demand.

County Board of Supervisors Chairman Nathan Fletcher praised the work county employees have achieved in getting vaccine infrastructure working, however admitted the variety of precise vaccines out there is behind what he would really like.

“Efforts have far outpaced the provision of vaccines,” he mentioned.

The county has the capability to manage greater than 20,000 vaccines day by day and expects to lift that to 30,000 subsequent week, Fletcher mentioned, however solely has the provides to manage round 10,000 vaccines a day. He requested for persistence because the county was working to get extra doses.

“Due to this, we solely make appointments out there for vaccines we’ve or are assured are coming,” he mentioned. “We do not wish to cancel an appointment.” — Metropolis Information Service

UCSD Opens COVID-19 Vaccine Tremendous Station

–12:05 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021

UC San Diego Well being will open a COVID-19 Vaccination Tremendous Station on the us campus subsequent Monday, serving vaccination-eligible UCSD Well being sufferers in addition to the college’s college and employees, it was introduced Tuesday.

The vaccination website will function inside the us’s Recreation, Intramural and Athletic Advanced and would be the fifth such Vaccination Tremendous Station within the county.

The RIMAC website will likely be operated by UCSD Well being, which additionally collaborates with the county, San Diego Padres and San Diego to run a vaccination superstation adjoining to Petco Park in downtown San Diego.

As soon as absolutely operational, the RIMAC website is projected to offer as much as 5,000 vaccinations day by day, working seven days per week from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Vaccinations will likely be administered by invitation solely by way of the MyUCSDChart software and a web based appointment scheduling course of. — Metropolis Information Service

California Joins Feds In Bid To Pace Coronavirus Vaccines

– 11:41 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021

California is becoming a member of with the federal authorities to open two new vaccination facilities as check areas for brand new President Joseph Biden’s effort to create 100 mass vaccination websites nationwide in 100 days, Gov. Gavin Newsom mentioned Wednesday.

The websites on the Oakland-Alameda Coliseum and California State College, Los Angeles, will likely be collectively run by the Federal Emergency Administration Company and the Governor’s Workplace of Emergency Providers.

The transfer comes as California’s most threatening pandemic surge eases however because the state struggles with vaccine shortages and bureaucratic complications in a race to vaccinate a typically bewildering array of probably the most susceptible.

The brand new websites are scheduled to open Feb. 16 for eligible members of the general public, who will likely be in a position to join vaccine appointments utilizing the state’s MyTurn scheduling system. — Related Press

COVID-19 Circumstances In San Diego County Hit 2-Month Low; 10 New Deaths

– 5:07 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021

San Diego County public well being officers logged 10 COVID-19 deaths and 926 newly confirmed infections Tuesday, marking the primary time since Nov. 30 that fewer than 1,000 new circumstances have been reported.

The county’s cumulative caseload rose to 240,050 and the dying toll to 2,629 amid indicators that the post-holiday case surge is waning.

Of the 9,955 checks reported Tuesday, 9% returned optimistic, lowering the 14-day common proportion of optimistic circumstances from 8.5% Monday to eight%. As just lately as Jan. 13, that common was above 13%.

Though the San Diego County Well being and Human Providers Company reported 38 new hospital admissions on Tuesday, hospitalizations total proceed to say no.

County well being officers mentioned 1,297 folks have been being handled for the virus in space hospitals as of Tuesday — with 384 of these in intensive care items, down eight from Monday.

The file for COVID-19 hospitalizations — 1,804 — was set Jan. 12 and has declined since. — Metropolis Information Service

Biden Strikes To Present COVID-19 Vaccine To Pharmacies

– 2:45 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021

The Biden administration will start offering COVID-19 vaccines to U.S. pharmacies, a part of its plan to ramp up vaccinations as new and probably extra severe virus strains are beginning to seem. White Home coronavirus coordinator Jeff Zients says the federal government will initially ship about 1 million doses to some 6,500 pharmacies across the nation, beginning subsequent week.

That’s anticipated to speed up as drugmakers improve manufacturing. Drug shops have turn into a mainstay for flu photographs and shingles vaccines. The pharmacy vaccine program will likely be administered by the CDC and embrace retailers equivalent to CVS, Walgreens, Walmart, Ceremony Help and Costco, and grocery store pharmacies.

The federal government has distributed almost 50 million doses, of which about 32 million have been administered, or greater than 60%. That’s a marked enchancment from just some weeks in the past. The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines require two photographs, taken 21 to twenty-eight days after the primary shot. — Related Press

White Home: Do not Count on ‘Dramatic Shift’ With Johnson & Johnson Vaccine

– 2:33 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021

The White Home is tamping down expectations for a possible increase in vaccine distribution if Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 shot is authorized by federal regulators.

Andy Slavitt, the White Home’s deputy COVID-19 coordinator, informed reporters that the single-dose shot would undoubtedly assist the Biden administration meet its aim of 300 million vaccinated People by the tip of summer time. However he says: “The expectation shouldn’t be that there’s an instantaneous, dramatic shift.”

The pharmaceutical firm reported robust outcomes for the efficacy of its vaccine on Friday and is anticipated to file for emergency use authorization from the Meals and Drug Administration within the coming days.

Johnson & Johnson is contracted to offer 100 million doses by the tip of the second quarter.

Slavitt says he didn’t anticipate an excellent distribution, however that the majority doses “would come in the direction of the tip of that contract.” — Related Press

County’s Fourth Vaccine ‘Tremendous Station’ Opens In La Mesa

– 8:15 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021

San Diego County’s fourth vaccination tremendous station is scheduled to open Tuesday on the Grossmont Heart shopping center in La Mesa. The walk-up clinic will likely be vaccinating folks from 10 a.m. to six p.m. weekdays.

As much as 1,000 doses will likely be administered day by day, however the day by day capability of the location operated by Sharp HealthCare is 5,000.

The Grossmont Heart location, 5500 Grossmont Heart Drive, Ste 212, will change the location Sharp HealthCare had been working on Wakarusa Avenue. Appointments made for that website switch to the tremendous station on the mall.

Vaccination appointments will be made at vaccinationsuperstationsd.com. The location additionally features a map of the place vaccines are being distributed. — Metropolis Information Service

San Diego County Reviews 1,082 COVID-19 Infections, Fewest In Extra Than A Month

– 6:20 p.m., Monday, Feb. 1, 2021

San Diego County public well being officers Monday logged 1,082 COVID-19 infections — the fewest new circumstances in additional than a month — and no further fatalities.

The county’s cumulative COVID-19 case whole is now 239,124, and the dying toll stays at 2,619.

Of the 11,027 checks reported, 10% have been optimistic for COVID-19, bringing the 14-day rolling common to eight.5%. As just lately as Jan. 13, that common was north of 13%.

Though the county reported 342 new hospital admissions on Monday, hospitalizations total proceed to say no.

County well being officers mentioned 1,303 folks in space hospitals have been being handled for the virus as of Monday— with 392 of these in intensive care items, up 12 from Sunday.

A file variety of COVID-19 hospitalizations — 1,804 — was set Jan. 12 and has declined since. Previously two weeks, the variety of hospitalizations has decreased 23%. — Metropolis Information Service

Restaurant, Retail COVID-19 Outbreaks Decreased Throughout Keep-at-Dwelling Order

– 5:19 p.m., Monday, Feb. 1, 2021

New information from San Diego County reveals that COVID-19 rules throughout lockdown led to a lower in outbreaks and slowed the unfold of the virus.

Specifically, outbreaks at eating places, retail areas and grocery shops within the county fell drastically.

UC San Diego Professor of Epidemiology Andrea LaCroix mentioned the steep lower in outbreaks suggests that individuals listened to the stay-at-home order and restricted journeys to native companies.

“In line with the state information they decided that the mobility of individuals, the motion of those that they monitor utilizing anonymized information from our cell telephones, confirmed 40 p.c much less motion in the neighborhood in every single place,” LaCroix mentioned.

Lt. Shawn Takeuchi of the San Diego Police Division mentioned regulation enforcement officers adopted up on complaints relating to COVID-19 protocols that they obtained by way of the workplace of the mayor, the county or on to their division.

He careworn that almost all of companies are in compliance with COVID-19 restrictions.

“Each time there’s a change in what the general public has to adjust to, what we do as a division is that we exit and make it possible for individuals are understanding or they’re educated in regards to the change within the regulation and what the necessities are,” Takeuchi mentioned. “If after schooling compliance wasn’t sought, we did have enforcement as a device within the type of citations.”

Whereas many restaurant homeowners voiced their complaints about the newest lockdown order, LaCroix mentioned the virus will proceed to unfold with out strict stay-at-home orders. — KPBS Employees

COVID-19 Hospitalizations Proceed Decline In San Diego County

– 10:58 a.m., Monday, Feb. 1, 2021

San Diego County public well being officers are reporting 1,274 new COVID-19 infections and 16 deaths, as hospitalizations associated to the virus continued to say no.

The county’s cumulative COVID-19 case whole is now 238,042, and the dying toll is 2,619.

Of the 18,990 checks reported, 7% have been optimistic COVID-19 circumstances, dropping the 14-day rolling common to eight.8%. As just lately as Jan. 13, that common was north of 13%.

Saturday was the 61st consecutive day with greater than 1,000 new circumstances.

Ten new group outbreaks have been reported Saturday, a part of 56 reported previously week tied to 263 infections.

The county has obtained greater than 485,900 vaccines and greater than 269,000 have been administered. Supervisor Nathan Fletcher mentioned there’s a regular lag in reporting these numbers, however 1.6% of the county’s inhabitants over the age of 16 have been absolutely vaccinated and demand stays excessive. — Metropolis Information Service

CDC Says US Circumstances Down, However 3 Variants Detected

– 9:18 a.m., Monday, Feb. 1, 2021

The pinnacle of the Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention says new COVID-19 circumstances and hospitalizations are down in current weeks, however three mutations which can be inflicting concern have been detected within the U.S.

Dr. Rochelle Walensky mentioned Monday on the White Home coronavirus briefing that a lot of the dozens of U.S. circumstances of coronavirus mutations, or variants, contain the pressure first detected in the UK.

However three circumstances involving a worrisome mutation first detected in South Africa have additionally been confirmed, in addition to one case involving a pressure first detected in Brazil.

The UK pressure spreads extra simply and is believed to be deadlier, however the South Africa pressure is prompting much more concern due to early indications that vaccines might not be as protecting in opposition to it.

Walensky urged People to get vaccinated as quickly as photographs turn into out there to them, and careworn it’s no time to loosen up fundamental precautions equivalent to sporting masks. — Related Press

Fauci Pushes Want For International Vaccination Effort

– 8:13 a.m., Monday, Feb. 1, 2021

The virus that causes COVID-19 might acquire a everlasting place within the inhabitants with out international vaccination, warns the U.S. authorities’s prime infectious illness knowledgeable, Dr. Anthony Fauci.

“We’ve acquired to get the entire world vaccinated,” Fauci informed reporters Monday in the course of the Worldwide AIDS Society’s COVID-19 convention. “If we don’t get a worldwide effort, surely, this isn’t going to go away.”

Vaccine provide tremendously lags demand, and entry has been uneven world wide. Current outcomes on two candidate vaccines counsel they might work much less effectively in opposition to some virus variants, particularly one first detected in South Africa, however they’re nonetheless extraordinarily good at stopping severe sickness or dying, Fauci mentioned.

The impression of vaccines on the pandemic relies upon not simply on how effectively they work however how shortly and utterly they’re distributed, he added. Vaccines and public well being measures equivalent to sporting masks, maintaining social distance, avoiding crowds and washing palms are the easiest way to forestall extra circumstances and additional mutations of the virus, he and different consultants on the convention mentioned. — Related Press

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