Health officials urge caution over Memorial Day weekend


SAN DIEGO (CNS) – San Diego County has reported 108 new COVID-19 circumstances as public well being officers reminded the general public to proceed taking precautions to keep away from getting and transmitting COVID-19 this vacation weekend.

Whereas the variety of native COVID-19 circumstances has considerably decreased in latest weeks, not sufficient San Diegans have been vaccinated for the area to attain herd immunity.

“The pandemic shouldn’t be over. We should proceed taking precautions to guard San Diegans who can’t or received’t get vaccinated,” mentioned Dr. Wilma Wooten, the county public well being officer. “Individuals who haven’t been vaccinated ought to be carrying a masks, preserving their distance and avoiding massive gatherings.”

San Diegans who get vaccinated in opposition to the virus will be capable of take part within the state’s drawing to distribute $116.5 million in prizes. The state might be together with all of the names within the San Diego Immunization Registry in its drawing.

Two million Californians who haven’t grow to be vaccinated might be eligible to get a $50 present card in the event that they get vaccinated by June 15. The $100 million in present playing cards might be distributed when they’re absolutely vaccinated.

The names of people who find themselves absolutely vaccinated might be entered right into a drawing on June 4 and June 11. Fifteen individuals will every win $50,000 on every date.

On June 15, the state will draw 10 winners who will every obtain $1.5 million for a complete of $15 million.

You’ll find full particulars right here.

Saturday’s knowledge elevated the county’s case complete to 280,150, whereas the demise toll remained at 3,756.

Of 10,193 exams reported Saturday, 1.1% returned constructive, pushing the 14-day rolling common to 0.8%, the bottom this 12 months.

Two new neighborhood outbreaks have been confirmed Saturday. Up to now seven days, eight neighborhood outbreaks have been confirmed. The neighborhood outbreaks set off is seven or extra in seven days.

As of Saturday, 72.3% of county residents 12 and older have been absolutely vaccinated and 92.1% have at the very least one dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines

The county’s objective is to totally vaccinate 75% of the inhabitants, or 2,101,936 individuals.

A complete of 1,520,120 San Diego County residents are absolutely inoculated with both two doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or the single-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine, officers report, or 72.3% of the objective.

Moreover, 1,936,254 San Diego County residents have obtained at the very least one dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or 92.1% of that objective.

Greater than 4.09 million doses have been obtained by the county, with greater than 3.65 million administered.

A full listing of accessible vaccination websites may be discovered right here.

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