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
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