San Diego County Reports 145 COVID-19 Cases As Rate Of Vaccines Given Slow

By City News Service
Thursday, May 20, 2021

San Diego County public health officials reported 145 new COVID-19 cases Thursday as it grapples with a major question about what happens when the vaccine supply exceeds the demand.

One way the county seeks to address this issue is by continuing mobile vaccination sites. Since the county began using the mobile sites — there are now 27 — more than 2,500 people have received at least one dose.

San Diego County Supervisor Nathan Fletcher said people are still interested in getting vaccines, but it is up to health agencies to make it convenient by bringing the doses to them.

The county reported receiving 252,610 vaccines this week. A full list of available sites can be found online.

Additionally, on Monday, San Diego County will begin its “Our Health is Worth a Shot” challenge, allowing youth between the ages of 12 and 24 to submit video and visual art projects encouraging people to get vaccinated. The challenge will accept entries through June 14.

Details on prizes and eligibility can be found here.

The county has administered more than 3.4 million vaccine doses to date.

Thursday’s data increased the county’s case total to 279,489. Officials did not release information regarding deaths at their weekly COVID-19 news conference. That total was 3,746 as of Wednesday.

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