The Easter holiday is approaching, and the County Department of Health and Human Services wants to remind the people of San Deango to celebrate the holiday safely. Although the number of COVID-19 cases is still well below the highs in December and January, it is too early for you to relax your vigilance and attend parties without taking certain precautions.
Unvaccinated San Diego people should continue to follow the current guidelines of the California Department of Public Health and keep gatherings small and short-lived. The gathering should include no more than three families.
Participants should wear face masks when not eating, and follow social distancing practices. Although indoor gatherings are allowed, outdoor gatherings are recommended.
According to the new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, people who are fully vaccinated can begin to relax restrictions and join parties with other fully vaccinated people.
Wilma J said: “Although CDC’s new guidelines state that fully vaccinated people can gather indoors or outdoors without face covering, we know that currently only about one-fifth of San Diegans aged 16 and over The patient was fully immunized,” Wooten, MD, Department of Public Health, county public health officer. “I encourage everyone to follow their own best practices to celebrate this holiday safely and to set us on the path to return to all the activities we enjoy.”
Easter test and vaccination
Testing and vaccination sites in several counties will be suspended during the Easter holiday on Sunday. The following sites will remain open and change the time:
- Free test sites at California State San Marcos and Tubman Chavez Community Center will be open during tight hours from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Vaccination locations at the North Coast Live Well Center, Lemon Grove Community Center, and Southern Regional Public Health Center will be open from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm
- The Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center and Borderview YMCA Vaccine Field will be closed on Easter.
- Nearly 1.89 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been delivered to the region, and nearly 1.76 million doses have been recorded. This number includes county residents and people working in San Diego County.
- To date, more than 586,000 county residents (21.8% of the San Diegans population of 16 years and older) have been fully vaccinated among those who have been vaccinated.
- In total, more than 975,000 county residents received at least one or two doses of the vaccine. Accounted for 36.3% of qualified candidates.
- Those who received a dose of Johnson & Johnson vaccine will be added to the fully vaccinated San Diegans.
- The difference between the delivered dose and the vaccination dose roughly represents the dose expected to be administered in the next 7 days and the dose still to be entered into the recording system.
- More information about vaccine distribution can be found on the county’s vaccination dashboard.For more information about current eligible groups and vaccination opportunities, please visit www.vaccinationsuperstation.com.
- The state-adjusted case rate in San Diego County is currently 4.9 cases per 100,000 residents. The county is in the red layer.
- Currently, the test positive rate is 2.1%, putting the county in the 3rd or Orange level.
- The county’s health equity index is 2.7% and is located in Orange Tier or Tier 3, which measures the positive rate of tests in areas with the lowest health status.
- Although two of these three indicators make the county meet the orange or third-level criteria, the state assigns counties to counties with higher levels of restriction.
- The California Department of Public Health conducts weekly evaluations of counties. The next report is scheduled for Tuesday, April 6.
Community settings broke out:
- Two new community outbreaks were confirmed on April 1, one in a restaurant/bar environment and the other in a retail environment.
- In the past 7 days (March 26 to April 1), 10 community outbreaks were confirmed.
- The number of community outbreaks still exceeds 7 or more triggers within 7 days.
- In the past 14 days, 3 or more cases of COVID-19 among people from different families in a community have been defined as a community environment outbreak.
- On April 1, the county reported 18,435 test results, and the percentage of new positive cases was 3%.
- The 14-day rolling average percentage of positive cases was 2.3%. The target is below 8.0%.
- The average daily number of tests for 7 days is 12,500.
Cases, hospitalizations and ICU admissions:
- As of March 31, the county had reported 496 COVID-19 cases. The total number in the region now stands at 271,035 cases.
- 14,855 cases, 5.5% of all cases require hospitalization.
- 1,651 cases, accounting for 0.6% of all cases, and 11.1% of hospitalized cases, must be admitted to the intensive care unit.
- 13 new COVID-19 deaths were reported on April 1. There are 3,568 people in the area.
- Between January 11 and April 1, 4 women and 9 men died.
- Among those who died, three were 80 years or older, seven were in their 70s, two were in their 60s, and one was in their 50s.
- All people have underlying medical conditions.
For a more detailed summary of the data, see County’s coronavirus-sd.com website Update every day at around 5pm.