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Intensive Care Nurse is first to receive COVID vaccine in CA, as state reported 42,000+ new cases


Helen Cordova, an intensive care unit nurse from Kaiser Permanente in Los Angeles, was one of the first medical personnel to receive the first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in California on Monday.

Why it matters:

The great pandemic of 2020 has entered into the endgame as the United States starts the most extensive vaccination campaign in American history.

By the numbers:

In California: The state once again broke the record for daily covid-19 cases in a single day with 42,129 — California is averaging 33,000 cases a day over the last week, per LA Times.

  • On Sunday, the state health department reported 13,635 people who are hospitalized with the virus.

  • Officials say California is expected to receive 327,600 doses of Pfizer's vaccine.

In Los Angeles County:

  • The current expected initial allocation for LA County is 82,875 doses, and we are hoping to receive two additional allocations in December, officials say.

  • Public Health has confirmed 48 new deaths and 7,344 new cases of COVID-19

  • In the last two weeks, there have been over 3,400 new cases among healthcare workers.

In Long Beach:

LB Department of Health reported 987 new cases within the last three days, but no new deaths.

👉Mayor Robert Garcia said the first batch of the Coronavirus vaccine would be in Long Beach this Thursday.

  • 21,075 total positive results

  • 987 new cases since last update (Dec. 10)*

  • Seven-day positivity rate: 11.5%

  • 81.1 seven-day case rate per 100K population

  • 295 fatalities

  • 96 Long Beach residents hospitalized with COVID-19

  • 274 total COVID-19 hospitalizations in area hospitals (Long Beach Memorial Hospital, St. Mary Medical Center, College Medical Center, Lakewood Regional Medical Center and Los Alamitos Medical Center as of Dec. 13)

  • Approximately 16,786 recovered (Please note that, for low-risk patients recovering at home, recovery data is self-reported)

  • 397,122 total tests conducted

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