Public health officials estimate that 80% of eligible adults in LA County will receive at least 1 dose of the COVID-19 vaccine by the end of August.
Barbara Ferrer, the director of LA Public Health, said the county is nearly 1 million people away from reaching a rate of 80% among people 16 and older.
“We are currently administering approximately 100,000 vaccinations to LA County residents every week,” Ferrer said Wednesday. “We have about 1.1 million first doses to go before 80% of all LA County residents 16 and older have received at least one vaccine.”
While LA County vaccination sites have administered more than 9 million doses, only 44% of those doses have been received by non-residents. LA County residents have made 5.3 million of those doses, of which about 4.3 million have been fully vaccinated.
The County of Los Angeles has an average of 0.7 positive COVID-19 cases per 100,000 residents, the lowest case rate since the start of the pandemic. The rate of positive tests among people receiving a COVID-19 test has also come down to 0.4%. Both metrics are was noted as less than many large cities in
“Our case and test positivity rates are among the lowest in the state and in the country,” Ferrer said on Wednesday. “Less than New York City where the case rate per 100,000 [residents] And the test positivity rate is 3 and 1% respectively. Less than Chicago where rates are 6 and 2%. Less than Dallas where the case rate is 4.7 per 100,000 people and the test positivity rate is 3%.
As both the state and LA County prepare for a “full reopening” of the economy on June 15, the state has said businesses and places can operate at full capacity, but social distancing and masking for certain situations The measures will still be in force.
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