A man is vaccinated while in his car at the “super station” downtown. Courtesy County News Center

The San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency reported 1,274 new cases of coronavirus Sunday – the lowest number since Jan. 20 – and 16 more deaths from the disease.

Out of 18,990 test results received over the past day, 7% were positive, and the 14-day rolling average of positive tests held at 8.8%. It had hit nearly 15% in early January.

Hospitalizations and use of intensive-care beds also continued to decline, opening ICUs for non-COVID patients. The number of hospitalized patients, which peaked at 1,804 three weeks ago, now stands at 1,344.

On Jan. 20, COVID patients filled 438 ICU beds. On Sunday, county officials placed the number at 380.

The county also reported that 320,643 vaccine doses have been given to date out of 497,600 doses shipped to the region. A total of 53,566 residents have received two doses and are fully vaccinated while another 267,077 people have received their first dose.

Healthcare workers and residents 65 and older are eligible to be vaccinated. Workers in education, child care, food and emergency services are next in line, followed by middle-aged residents.

North County residents are now able to get COVID-19 vaccines closer to home, as San Diego County opened its third Vaccination Super Station Sunday at Cal State San Marcos Sports Center. The others are at Petco Park and Sharp Health in Chula Vista.

To make an appointment or see a map of where vaccines are being distributed, go to vaccinationsuperstationsd.com. Major medical groups, including Scripps, UC San Diego Health are also beginning to schedule vaccinations for members.

Since the first local case in March, there have been 238,042 cases in San Diego County and 2,619 deaths from COVID-19.

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