Case Update: May 7th, 2021

This is a late COVID update! I’ll also offer a correction on my April 20th post regarding vaccination numbers in San Diego County.

New case numbers continue to trend downward in the US, California and San Diego County. A few hot-spots persist in the Northwest, Colorado, and parts of the Rust Belt, but the situation in Michigan is improving.

Graph is by me, from data collected from Johns Hopkins University COVID site. Graph is presented in a logarithmic format to emphasize small numbers. Note that each number on the left is 10x higher than the one below it.
Endcoronavirus County Level Map, May 7th, 2021
Graph is by me, from data collected from Johns Hopkins University COVID site. Graph is presented in a logarithmic format to emphasize small numbers. Note that each number on the left is 10x higher than the one below it.
Graph is by me, from data collected from San Diego County Public Health. See also regularly updated slides from SD County. Graph is presented in a logarithmic format to emphasize small numbers. Note that each number on the left is 10x higher than the one below it.
Graph is by me, from data collected from San Diego County Public Health. See also regularly updated slides from SD County. Graph is presented in a logarithmic format to emphasize small numbers. Note that each number on the left is 10x higher than the one below it.
Graph is by me, from data collected from Johns Hopkins University COVID site.

I was overly optimistic in my April 20th report of vaccination in San Diego County, because I didn’t read the fine print! On their press briefing slide deck, they report the percentage of people with either 1 or both doses of vaccine. As it turns out, however, this is not of the total County population, but only of their target of 75% of residents over 16! Yesterday, they reported that 83.9% of the target population has received 1 dose, and 59.2% has been fully vaccinated. This actually corresponds to roughly 50% and 35% respectively of the estimated 3.3 million SD County residents.

San Diego County Media Briefing, May 6, 2021

All SD County residents over 16 can now get the vaccine if they so choose. My guess is that in the next few weeks, more restrictions will continue to drop. California has stated a goal to fully reopen on June 15th.

Don’t fear, but be smart!
Erik

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