The county continues to open vaccination clinics in communities worst affected by the pandemic.
A new clinic will administer vaccines from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday at First United Methodist Church North Inland, 341 Kalmia Street in Escondido.
Appointments are required for the walk-in clinic which will have the capacity to vaccinate 250 people per day.
Starting March 30, vaccinations will be administered from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday, at the Mountain View Cultural Educational Complex, 4343 Ocean Boulevard in Southeast San Diego. The walk-in clinic will have the capacity to administer 500 doses initially, but will be able to reach up to 1000 doses per day. The new clinic replaces the Central Region Immunization Clinic at 3177 Ocean View Boulevard, which had a capacity of 100 vaccines per day.
COVID-19 vaccines will also be available on March 31, César Chávez Day, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., at a one-day, walk-in, walk-in clinic at the Sherman Heights Community Center, 2258 Island Ave. A total of 300 doses will be administered on that day on a first come, first served basis exclusively to residents of zip codes 92102 and 92113. Proof of residence such as ID, utility bill, etc. . will be required.
Progress of vaccination:
- More than 1.65 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been delivered in the region and more than 1.56 million have been recorded as administered. This number includes both county residents and those working in San Diego County.
- Of those vaccinated to date, nearly 528,000 county residents, or 19.6% of San Diegans aged 16 and over, are fully vaccinated.
- Overall, nearly 870,000 county residents received at least one injection of the two-dose vaccine. That’s 32.3% of those who are eligible.
- Those who receive the Johnson & Johnson single dose vaccine add up to the total of fully vaccinated San Diegans.
- The difference between the doses delivered and those used in a vaccination represents approximately what should be administered in the next seven days and the doses that still need to be entered into the recording system.
- For more information on vaccine distribution, see the county immunization dashboard. For details on currently eligible groups and vaccination possibilities, visit www.vaccinationsuperstation.com.
- The adjusted case rate calculated by the state of San Diego County is currently 5.5 cases per 100,000 population. The county is in the red level.
- Currently, the percentage of positive tests is 2.4%, placing the county at level 3 or orange level.
- The county’s health equity measure, which examines the positivity of testing for areas with the lowest health conditions, is 3.4% and is also found in Orange level or 3.
- While two of the three parameters qualify the county for Orange level or Level 3, the state assigns counties to the most restrictive level.
- The California Department of Public Health assesses counties weekly. The next report is scheduled for Tuesday March 30.
Epidemics in community settings:
- Three new community outbreaks were confirmed on March 25. One in a restaurant, one in a daycare / preschool / daycare and one in a retail business.
- In the past seven days (March 19 to March 25), 20 community outbreaks have been confirmed.
- The number of community epidemics remains above the trigger point of seven or more in seven days.
- A community-based outbreak is defined as three or more cases of COVID-19 in one setting and in people from different households in the past 14 days.
- 13,376 tests were reported to the county on March 25 and the percentage of new positive cases was 3%.
- The 14-day moving average percentage of positive cases is 2.6%. The target is less than 8.0%.
- The daily 7-day test average is 11,710.
Cases, hospitalizations and admissions to intensive care:
- 422 cases of COVID-19 were reported to the county on March 25. The region’s total is now 269,049.
- 14,762 or 5.5% of all cases required hospitalization.
- 1,636 or 0.6% of all cases and 11.1% of hospitalized cases required admission to an intensive care unit.
- Five new deaths from COVID-19 were reported on March 25. The total for the region is 3,525.
- Three men and two women died between January 19 and March 24. New deaths from COVID-19 were reported on March 20.
- Of those who died, two were 80 years or older, one was in their sixties and two in their fifties.
- Three had underlying health issues, one did not and one had a pending medical history.
The more detailed data summaries found on the County coronavirus-sd.com website are updated around 5 p.m. daily.