San Diego County remains in state’s orange reopening tier

San Diego (CNS) – San Diego County joined Los Angeles County and San Francisco County on Tuesday, failing to reach the least restrictive layer of the state’s color-coded “blueprint for a safer economy.”

In San Diego County, we’re adjusting the rate of 5 new cases per 100,000 population per day to stay in the orange layer. The yellow layer is less than 2 cases.

The county’s positive rate for the last 7 days has been 2.2% and must be less than 2% to move forward. The counties are categorized by the lowest performing metric.

On Tuesday, county supervisors unanimously approved requesting the federal government to ensure that those released from migrant camps were tested for COVID-19 and treated as needed. ..

After effectively holding a meeting and receiving the latest information on the county’s efforts to combat the pandemic, the supervisory board took action. Supervisor Jim Desmond proposed that the county send a formal letter to the Biden administration and the Immigration Bureau.

Desmond said he was concerned that federal agencies might not be testing for the coronavirus, as some migrants could enter the United States without legal permission.

The board also unanimously approved an extension of the postponement period for those renting county-owned commercial or residential real estate, but cannot afford to pay. The repayment period is from January 1st.

County health officials reported 186 new COVID-19 cases and 1 death on Tuesday, increasing the cumulative total to 276,878 cases and 3,713 deaths.

The number of hospitalizations for people diagnosed with COVID-19 increased by 18 from Monday’s figures to 156. Of them, 42 are in the intensive care unit and two are from Monday’s report. There are ICU beds available in the county with a staff of 59 people.

A total of 3,086,545 doses of coronavirus vaccine arrived in the county and were administered 2,847,132 doses.

A total of 1,508,825 people received a single dose of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine. That’s 75% of San Diego County’s population over the age of 16, or 74.8% to meet the county’s goal of vaccination of 2,017,011 people.

A total of 1,096,519 people aged 16 years and older (54.4% of the county’s target) have been fully vaccinated with two doses of the Pfizer or modelna vaccines or a single dose of Johnson & Johnson.

The county’s public health officer, Dr. Wilma Uten, told supervisors on Tuesday that 83% of county residents over the age of 65 had been vaccinated at least once.

Of the 6,424 tests reported on Tuesday, 3% returned positive. The 14-day moving average percentage of positive cases is 1.5%.

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