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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that the initial dose of COVID-19 vaccine had been administered 4,225,756 times nationwide and 13,071,925 times as of Saturday morning.
California was assigned a dose of 1,762,900 as of the last week of December, but there was no readily available count of the number administered. In San Diego County, vaccines are given to hospital workers, emergency response personnel, and residents of nursing facilities.
Authorities said the aggregated doses of vaccines distributed and the number of people who received the first dose were for both Moderna and Pfizer / BioNTech as of 9 am EST on Saturday.
According to a previous tally posted on December 30, authorities administered the initial dose of the vaccine at 2,794,588 times and 12,409,050 times.
A total of 2,217,025 doses of the vaccine were distributed for use in long-term care facilities, and 282,740 people in those facilities received the first dose, officials said.
Authorities also reported that the cumulative number of cases of coronavirus was 20,061,818, an increase of 168,637 cases from the previous number, and that the number of deaths increased by 2,428 to 346,925.
CDC numbers do not necessarily reflect cases reported by individual states.
Reuters contributed to this article.
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