With just a few more days to go before his recall election, Gov. Gavin Newsom proclaimed it a “momentous occasion” that 80.6% of eligible Californians have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
That ranks California 9th in the nation according to data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
That puts the state above Pennsylvania, 80%, New York, 78%, Florida, 73.1%, and Texas, 68.6%.
Gov. Newsom thanks Californians for the ranking, adding “we still have work to do.”
Marin County, meanwhile, remains one of the vaccinated counties in the nation at 86.5%. The one location in Marin that is lagging is Marin City, which is only 59.5%.
The L.A. Times reported last week that the latest vaccination milestone comes amid continuing signs that the latest coronavirus wave may be starting to level off.
“Over the last week, California has reported an average of 12,861 new coronavirus cases per day, according to data compiled by the Times. That’s a roughly 11% decrease from a week ago.”
The state’s seven-day positivity rate, which reflects how many tests that are conducted result in confirmed coronavirus infections, was 4.7%, down from 6.1% two weeks ago.