If you plan to celebrate Thanksgiving or other holiday events with your family and friends, make sure they are all vaccinated or take other steps to avoid contracting and spreading COVID-19.
County health officials say it’s okay not to use face masks at holiday gatherings as long as everyone is vaccinated. The vaccine is the best protection there is against COVID-19.
“The safest way to celebrate Thanksgiving and other holiday events is to do it with people fully vaccinated against COVID-19,” said Wilma J. Wooten, MD, MPH, county public health official. . “If you are not sure whether someone is vaccinated, everyone should wear a mask and take other precautions to avoid getting sick and infecting others with COVID-19. “
Progress of vaccination:
- Doses administered: Almost 5.55 million.
- Has received at least one injection: More than 2.64 million or 84.0% of people in San Diego aged 5 years and older are at least partially vaccinated.
- Fully vaccinated: Over 2.35 million or 74.7%.
- Boosters administered: 414,814.
- You can find more information on vaccination at coronavirus-sd.com/vaccin.
- 24 new deaths have been reported since the last report on November 17, 2021. The region’s total is 4,325.
- 15 men and nine women died between September 17 and November 19, 2021.
- Nine were 80 or older, six in their sixties, five in their sixties and four in their fifties.
- Eight of the people who died were fully vaccinated and 16 were not fully vaccinated.
- 22 had underlying health problems and two did not.
Cases, hospitalizations, case rate and tests:
- 403 cases of COVID-19 were reported to the county on November 23, 2021. The region’s total now stands at 382,450.
- 3,197 cases were reported in the past week (November 17 to November 23) compared to 3,117 cases identified the previous week (November 10 to November 16)
- During the 30-day period between October 12 and November 10, there were 334 hospitalizations related to COVID-19; 297 people were not fully vaccinated and 37 were fully vaccinated.
- San Diego County’s case rate per 100,000 population is 14.2 overall, 8.6 for those fully vaccinated, and 23.9 for those not fully vaccinated.
- 16,209 tests were reported to the county on November 23 and the percentage of new positive cases was 2.5%.
- The 14-day rolling percentage of positive cases among the tests is 2.6%.
- 25 new community outbreaks have been confirmed in the past seven days (November 17 to November 23): six in TK-12 elementary schools, six in businesses, four in daycares / preschools / daycares, two in public facilities , two in a restaurant / bar, two in a restaurant, one in a hotel / resort / spa, one in an after-school program, and one in a distribution / warehouse setting.
- The trigger for community epidemics is greater than seven in a 7-day period.
Data updates from County coronavirus-sd.com website are published from Monday to Friday around 5 p.m., with the exception of public holidays. County offices will be closed Nov. 25-26 for Thanksgiving.