County Reports First Pediatric COVID-19 Death – countynewscenter.com

The County Well being and Human Companies Company is marking one other unhappy milestone within the COVID-19 pandemic, reporting the primary native pediatric demise. The deceased was a 10-year-old boy with underlying medical circumstances.

“Our deepest condolences exit to the household and associates of this little one,” stated Wilma J. Wooten, M.D., M.P.H., County public well being officer. “This boy’s demise is a somber reminder that this pandemic impacts everybody in our neighborhood, no matter their age, and we should do the whole lot we will to guard one another and gradual the unfold of the virus.”

Wooten continues to induce San Diegans to do the next:

  • Wash your arms
  • Watch your distance round others
  • Put on a masks
  • When sick, keep residence and get examined
  • Get vaccinated when it’s your flip

South Bay Vaccination Clinic Strikes

This coming Tuesday, Feb. 9, the County’s Imperial Seaside walk-thru vaccination clinic is shifting from its present location at Imperial Seaside Metropolis Corridor to the health club at Mar Vista Excessive Faculty, situated at 505 Elm Avenue. The hours will stay the identical, Sunday by way of Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to three:30 p.m. and appointments are required.

Thus far, the County has opened 4 vaccination tremendous stations and 15 smaller neighborhood factors of dishing out, or PODs. Mixed, they’ve the capability to vaccinate 20,000 folks day by day, although vaccine provides stay restricted and never everybody who’s currently eligible to be vaccinated might be able to get an appointment straight away.

“We’re asking San Diegans to be affected person and to get vaccinated as quickly as they’re eligible and doses can be found,” Wooten stated.

State Metrics:

  • San Diego County’s state-calculated, adjusted case charge is at the moment 42.5 instances per 100,000 residents and the area is in Purple Tier or Tier 1.
  • The testing positivity proportion is 10.5%, inserting the County in Tier 1 or the Purple Tier.
  • The County’s well being fairness metric, which appears to be like on the testing positivity for areas with the bottom wholesome circumstances, is 14% and it’s within the Purple Tier or Tier 1. This metric doesn’t transfer counties to extra restrictive tiers however is required to advance to a much less restrictive tier.
  • The California Division of Public Well being assesses counties on a weekly foundation. The subsequent report is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 9.

Group Setting Outbreaks:

  • 16 neighborhood outbreaks have been confirmed Feb. 4: eight in enterprise settings, two in daycare/preschool/childcare settings, two in TK-12 college settings, one in a building setting, one in a faith-based setting, one in a healthcare setting and one in a lodge/resort/spa setting.
  • Previously seven days (Jan. 29 by way of Feb. 4), 68 neighborhood outbreaks have been confirmed.
  • The variety of neighborhood outbreaks stays above the set off of seven or extra in seven days.
  • A neighborhood setting outbreak is outlined as three or extra COVID-19 instances in a setting and in folks of various households over the previous 14 days.


  • 23,259 checks have been reported to the County on Feb. 4, and the proportion of latest optimistic instances was 6%.
  • The 14-day rolling common proportion of optimistic instances is 7.7%. Goal is lower than 8.0%.
  • The 7-day, day by day common of checks is 18,354.
  • Individuals at greater threat for COVID-19 who’re with or with out signs ought to be examined. Individuals with any signs ought to get examined. Healthcare and important employees also needs to get a take a look at, in addition to individuals who have had shut contact to a optimistic case or reside in communities which might be being extremely impacted. These not too long ago returned from journey are additionally urged to get examined.

Instances, Hospitalizations and ICU Admissions:

  • 1,453 instances have been reported to the County on Feb. 4. The area’s whole is now 244,069.
  • 10,517 or 4.3% of all instances have required hospitalization.
  • 1,488 or 0.6% of all instances and 14.1% of hospitalized instances needed to be admitted to an intensive care unit.


  • 39 new COVID-19 deaths have been reported on Feb. 4. The area’s whole is 2,777.
  • 15 ladies and 24 males died between Jan. 18 and Feb. 3.
  • Of the 39 new deaths reported right now, 21 individuals who died have been 80 years or older, 9 folks have been of their 70s, 5 folks have been of their 60s, two have been of their 50s, one individual was of their 40s and one individual was a toddler.
  • 37 had underlying medical circumstances, one didn’t have any underlying circumstances and one had medical historical past pending.

Extra Data:

The extra detailed information summaries discovered on the County’s coronavirus-sd.com website are up to date round 5 p.m. day by day.


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