Sonoma County has reached a promising milestone in the pandemic: The number of Sonoma County residents who have completed vaccination has now exceeded the total number of confirmed coronavirus cases.
According to the county’s data, as of February 25, about 32,777 people had received two doses of Moderna or Pfizer vaccine in Sonoma County. Since March 2020, there have been 27,925 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the county, and a resident who returned to Mexico from the cruise ship became the first local person to be positive for the virus.
(The orange line shows the number of confirmed cases of the virus, and the purple line shows the number of people who have been vaccinated twice.)
Matt Brown, a communications expert in Sonoma County, said in an email: “This is an important milestone. We now have more fully vaccinated people than the total number of confirmed cases.”
Data show that as of February 25, 67,227 residents have received the first dose of vaccine, while 100,004 people have been vaccinated.
Brown wrote: “This is almost 25% of our adult population (411,000) of 16 years and older,”. “As long as there is a supply, we will continue to vaccinate as many people as possible.”
According to estimates by the U.S. Census Bureau, approximately 494,336 people live in Sonoma County. The county public health officer, Dr. Sundari Mase, said at a community briefing held on February 18 that 60-80% of the population needs to be vaccinated in order to be immunized against cattle.
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