The District Supervisory Board received the first update of the year regarding the region’s response to COVID-19.This is the first public briefing on COVID-19 for three new board members sworn in. Their last week
The committee voted to increase enforcement of businesses and operations that fail to safely reopen plans and expand the Great Plates Delivery program, which offers free food and income compensation programs. The committee also voted to ensure that enforcement efforts were regularly implemented, based on scientific data on how and where COVID-19 spreads.
The committee members also ordered officials to investigate whether it was possible to exclude businesses repeatedly violating public health orders from eligibility for the COVID-19 financial aid program.
To date, the county has received more than 17,000 complaints of health order violations, and the county’s compliance team for the safe reopening of the county has issued 335 stops and canceled the order. Complaints about abuse have risen dramatically since the region moved into purple in November, with more than half of all complaints made in the past month.
Release of the COVID-19 vaccine
At this time, vaccine volumes are still limited and only San Diegans fall into the Phase 1A Of the COVID-19 vaccine distribution can be vaccinated. This primarily includes people working in healthcare and employees and long-term care workers. Healthcare workers who are eligible to be vaccinated at this time should contact their healthcare provider first to request vaccination.
Stage 1A eligible residents who are unable to receive vaccination through a healthcare provider can make an appointment online at www.VaccinationSuperStationSD.comThe number of appointments is limited and it is recommended that the general public check the website regularly if the appointment cannot be made immediately.
“We understand that the need for COVID-19 vaccination is very high and that our community has a lot of questions about the vaccination process,” said Nick Macchione, director of the County Department of Health and Human Services. A coming soon-to-be website feature that clarifies the level system and allows the general public to register to be notified when and where they can receive the COVID-19 vaccine. A dashboard has also been developed that will show how many San Diego residents have received the first and second COVID-19 vaccinations. ”
ICU capacity and home address order:
- The current availability of beds in an intensive care unit (ICU) for the Southern California region is 0.0% and will be updated by state daily.
- Regional house orders It came into effect and prohibits gatherings of all sizes with people from other households, and increased restrictions for many sectors.
- Orders will persist until regional ICU availability reaches or exceeds 15%.
- Six new community outbreaks were confirmed on Jan. 11: two in a business setting, one in a distribution warehouse setting, one in a faith-based agency setting, one in a government setting. And one more in healthcare settings
- In the past seven days (5 January to 11 January), 48 outbreaks were confirmed in the community.
- The number of outbreaks in the community remained seven or more higher than the trigger point in seven days.
- A community outbreak is defined as three or more COVID-19 cases in one location and in a different household in the past 14 days.
- The 18,119 tests were reported to the county on Jan. 11, and the percentage of new positive cases was 19%.
- The 14-day average percentage of positive patients was 13.8%, target less than 8.0%.
- The average 7-day test was 27,474 times.
- People at high risk for COVID-19 infection with or without symptoms should be tested. People with symptoms should be tested. Essential health care and workers should be tested, as well as those who have been in close contact with a positive case or live in a highly affected community. People who have just returned from the trip or those who have attended holiday gatherings will also be tested.
- 3,524 cases were reported to the county on Jan. 11, the region’s total was 198,319.
- 6,313 or 3.2% of all cases required hospitalization.
- 1,273, or 0.6% of all cases, and 20.2% of hospitalized patients had to be admitted to the intensive care unit.
- 41 new COVID-19 deaths were reported to the county on Jan. 11, the region’s total is now 1,898.
- 14 women and 27 men died between Dec. 17 and Jan. 10.
- Of the 41 new deaths, there were 16 deaths, eight at the age of 80, 14 at 70, 2 at 50, and 1 at 40.
- 34 had underlying diseases, one had no and six had pending medical records.
A more detailed summary is found in the file. County coronavirus-sd.com website Update around 5pm every day.