Stanislaus County added 245 case of COVID-19, the most in several weeks, but it resulted from a lag in reporting.

“Today’s cases include delayed laboratory results that were batch reported,” said the online dashboard for the Health Services Agency.

The county now has 52,913 positive tests, 516,850 negative test results and 51,521 people who are presumed recovered.

Stanislaus approaches Easter Sunday with continued advice about social distancing and masks outside the household. The county is in the red tier of the state’s response plan until at least mid-April, the third most restrictive of the four.

Other details:

Hospital cases: The county’s five hospitals had 92 patients with confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Friday, down from 95 on Thursday. Staffed intensive care beds available to adults rose from 11 to 12.

Positive rates: On the state dashboard Friday, where numbers reflect the previous day, the county showed a single-day positivity rate of 6.25%, down from 10.05% a day earlier. Its seven-day rate was 5.3%, up from 5.11%. The 14-day rate was 6.42%, down from 6.56%.

According to the Los Angeles Times daily tracker showed, the county is eighth among the 58 counties when it comes to new cases over the past seven days. It ranks 11th in deaths over the past seven days.

Vaccines: As of Friday, 176,870 doses of the coronavirus vaccine have been allocated to Stanislaus County, unchanged since March 26. This includes 85,429 doses to health care providers and 91,441 to public health.

As of Friday evening, the county had not announced its public vaccine schedule for the week of April 4-10.

The only clinic on Saturday, April 3, is in Turlock. It will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Geer Road entrance to Stanislaus State University. First and second doses of Pfizer will be given.

Here is the schedule for the week of April 5-10:

  • Monday, April 5, Stanislaus State, 1 University Circle, Turlock; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (or until supplies run out), 1st dose, Pfizer
  • Tuesday, April 6, Modesto Centre Plaza, 1000 L Street, Modesto, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; 1st dose Pfizer (please make an appointment, although walk-ins welcome until supplies last); 2nd dose, Pfizer (no appointment needed or until supplies last),

  • Tuesday, April 6, Gladys L. Lemmons Senior Community Center, 450 East A St., Oakdale, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 1st dose Moderna (please make an appointment, although walk-ins welcome until supplies last)

  • Wednesday, April 7, Stanislaus State, 1 University Circle, Turlock; 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; 1st dose Pfizer (please make an appointment, although walk-ins welcome until supplies last); 2nd dose, Pfizer (no appointment needed or until supplies last)

  • Wednesday, April 7, Hammons Senior Center, 1033 W Las Palmos Ave., Patterson; 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; 1st dose Moderna (please make an appointment, although walk-ins welcome until supplies last); 2nd dose, Moderna (no appointment needed or until supplies last)

  • Thursday, April 8, Modesto Centre Plaza, 1000 L Street, Modesto, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; 1st dose Pfizer (please make an appointment, although walk-ins welcome until supplies last)

  • Friday, April 9, Stanislaus State, 1 University Circle, Turlock; 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; 1st dose Pfizer (please make an appointment, although walk-ins welcome until supplies last); 2nd dose, Pfizer (no appointment needed or until supplies last)

  • Friday, April 9, Gladys L. Lemmons Senior Community Center, 450 East A St., Oakdale, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 1st dose Moderna (please make an appointment, although walk-ins welcome until supplies last)

  • Saturday, April 10, Modesto Centre Plaza, 1000 L Street, Modesto, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; 1st dose Pfizer (please make an appointment, although walk-ins welcome until supplies last); 2nd dose, Pfizer (no appointment needed or until supplies last)

  • Saturday, April 10, Stanislaus State, 1 University Circle, Turlock; 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Single dose Johnson & Johnson (please make an appointment, although walk-ins welcome until supplies last)

More information is on the county dashboard at http://schsa.org/coronavirus/vaccine/.

California has administered 18,985,902 vaccines as of Friday, up from 18,604,164 on Thursday, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention tracker. The state ranks 30th in the country, having administered 48,051 doses per 100,000 residents. New Mexico ranks first, Alabama 50th among the states.

It’s important to note that if you’ve had part or full vaccination, wearing a mask and keeping with all the safety precautions like social distancing is still recommended by the Centers for Disease for Control and Prevention. Also, those who have had COVID-19 still need to be vaccinated.

Case demographics: Here are the breakdowns of the positive tests in Stanislaus County as of Friday:

  • 535% are female
  • 46.5% male
  • 8.4% are 14 years or younger
  • 16.4% are ages 15 to 24
  • 19.3% are 25 to 34
  • 17.2% are 35 to 44
  • 14.8% are 45 to 54
  • 12.1% are 55 to 64
  • 6.6% are 65 to 74
  • 3.4% are 75 to 84
  • 1.9% are 85 or older.
  • Though they make up 47 percent of the population, Latinos represented 63.7 percent of the positive cases.

Geographically:

  • Modesto has 19,664 positive cases
  • Turlock has 7,135
  • Ceres has 5,360
  • Patterson has 2,527
  • Riverbank has 2,459
  • Oakdale has 1,763
  • Newman has 1,169
  • Waterford has 633
  • Hughson has 577
  • Supervisorial District 3 has 2,773
  • District 5 has 2,517
  • District 2 has 2,203
  • District 1 has 1,248
  • District 4 has 415

Here’s a look at the numbers from nearby counties through Friday:

As of Saturday morning, there were 3,675,191 confirmed cases in California and 59,614 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University. There were 30,610,618 U.S. cases and 554,106 deaths.

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John Holland covers breaking news and has been with The Modesto Bee since 2000. He has covered agriculture for the Bee and at newspapers in Sonora and Visalia. He was born and raised in San Francisco and has a journalism degree from UC Berkeley.

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