San Diego County COVID-19 Update – 4-29-2021 – countynewscenter.com
Here is today’s COVID-19 update from the County Health and Human Services Agency with data through April 28.
More than 3.01 million COVID-19 vaccine doses have been delivered to the region, and over 2.69 million have been logged as administered. This number includes both County residents and those who work in San Diego County.
Overall, more than to 1.46 million County residents have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, including a single dose of Johnson & Johnson vaccine or the first dose of Moderna or Pfizer. That’s 54.4% of those eligible.
Of those vaccinated to date, over 1.02 million County residents, or 38.1% of San Diegans 16 and older, are fully immunized.
The difference between doses shipped and the number of vaccinations administered represents approximately what is expected to be used in the next seven days and doses still to be entered in the record system.
San Diego County’s state-calculated, adjusted case rate is currently 6.2 cases per 100,000 residents (as of April 27).
The County remains in the Orange Tier or Tier 3 under the state’s new guidance. The California Department of Public Health indicates that unless there are extenuating circumstances, such as low rate of vaccine uptake, a county will only move to a more restrictive tier if hospitalizations are increasing significantly among vulnerable individuals, especially among vaccinated individuals, and both testing positivity and adjusted case rates show a concerning increase in transmission. This is currently not the case in the region.
Currently, the testing positivity percentage is 2.3%, placing the County in Tier 3 or the Orange Tier.
The County’s health equity metric, which looks at the testing positivity for areas with the lowest healthy conditions, is 3.0% and is also in the Orange Tier or Tier 3.
CDPH assesses counties on a weekly basis. The next report is scheduled for Tuesday, May 4.
Community Setting Outbreaks:
One new community outbreak was confirmed April 28 in a daycare/preschool/childcare setting.
In the past seven days (April 22 through April 28), 19 community outbreaks were confirmed.
The number of community outbreaks remains above the trigger of seven or more in seven days.
A community setting outbreak is defined as three or more COVID-19 cases in a setting and in people of different households over the past 14 days.
16,767 tests were reported to the County on April 28, and the percentage of new positive cases was 1%.
The 14-day rolling average percentage of positive cases is 1.5%. Target is less than 8.0%.
The 7-day, daily average of tests is 13,657.
Cases, Hospitalizations and ICU Admissions:
140 COVID-19 cases were reported to the County on April 28. The region’s total is now 275,960.
15,195 or 5.5% of all cases have required hospitalization.
1,677 or 0.6% of all cases and 11% of hospitalized cases had to be admitted to an intensive care unit.
Two new COVID-19 deaths were reported April 28. The region’s total is 3,700.
One woman and one man died on April 27.
The woman was in her 50s and the man was in his 60s.