By edhat employees
Public Health stated that Santa Barbara County (Santa Barbara County) is not eligible for the orange level due to the rise in COVID-19 cases.
Although state officials announced today that the metrics have been expanded again because 4 million California’s most at-risk populations were vaccinated, Santa Barbara County failed to do so. Other counties in Southern California, such as Ventura, Los Angeles, Orange, San Diego, San Bernardino, and Riverside all moved to Orange County.
At the supervisory board meeting on Tuesday, the director of public health, Dr. Van Do-Reynoso, stated that the county has an adjusted case rate of 6.8 per 100,000 population, and a level of 5.9 or lower is required for two consecutive weeks to qualify for less restricted The orange grade.
Last week, the adjusted medical record rate in Santa Barbara County was 5.3. She said: “We will have some work to do.”
Due to the reopening and relaxation of restrictions, the public health sector will rise slightly. Dr. Do-Reynoso said the epidemic is shifting across the country, making it easier for young people to be vaccinated, who seem to be more mobile and social. In the local area, cases of college students in their twenties or people working in offices have increased. From a regional perspective, Santa Barbara, Goleta, the unincorporated areas of Goleta and the unincorporated counties in the north have all increased.
On Monday, the Ministry of Public Health announced that due to the large supply of vaccines, people 16 years of age or older are now eligible to receive the vaccine at public health vaccination sites. On April 15, clinics and pharmacies will open more appointments for young people aged 16 and over.
Approximately 17.3% of people in Santa Barbara County were fully vaccinated, and 30% of them received at least one and two doses of the vaccine.
Last week, the public health department injected 8,314 doses of the first vaccine in Lompoc. They plan to administer 9,150 doses in Santa Maria this week and 7,530 doses in Santa Barbara next week. . Click here to make an appointment.
California Governor Gavin Newsom (Gavin Newsom) said that the entire state of California has administered more than 20 million vaccines, with a stable hospitalization rate and the lowest positive rate. Newsom said in a statement on Monday that they plan to completely reopen the state by June 15.
For more information, please visit publichealthsbc.org.