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– 7:24 p.m., Monday, March 29, 2021
Several dozen of the teenage asylum seekers being housed in the San Diego Convention Center have tested positive for COVID-19, a U.S. Health and Human Services representative announced Monday, while local public health officials reported 290 new infections among county residents and an uptick in hospitalizations.
More than 500 asylum seekers, all girls between 13 and 17 years old, were transferred to San Diego from a Border Patrol facility in Texas. As of Monday, 33 have tested positive — including 27 from pre-transfer screenings and another six since arriving in San Diego.
None of the cases are serious, according to the HHS, and all of the teens are symptomatic at this time.
The asylum seekers are separated into pods of about 50, which won’t intermingle. HHS Acting Regional Director Bonnie Preston said the girls who tested positive are being sheltered away from the rest of the migrant teens under COVID-19 protocols.
Around 250 more teens were scheduled to be flown into San Diego on Monday, for a total of around 750 youths held at the San Diego Convention Center.
According to San Diego County Health and Human Services data released Monday, the number of coronavirus hospitalizations
increased to 198, from the previous day’s 190. Of those, 68 were being treated in intensive care units, unchanged from Sunday’s count.
The latest infections reported by the HHSA increases the county’s cumulative caseload to 269,770. The death count remained unchanged at 3,547. – City News Service
– 5:00 p.m., Monday, March 29, 2021
More than 30 of the more than 500 unaccompanied migrant children being held at the San Diego Convention Center, girls between the ages of 13 and 17, have tested positive for COVID-19, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced today.
At least 27 of the girls, who were transferred to California from a Border Patrol facility in Texas this weekend, tested positive for the virus. HHS Acting Regional Director Bonnie Preston said the cases stem from the Texas facility.
Another six girls tested positive after taking rapid tests while at the convention center. None of the cases are serious, according to the HHS, and all are symptomatic at this time.
The asylum seekers are separated into pods of about 50, which won’t intermingle.
Preston said the girls who tested positive are being sheltered away from the rest of the migrant girls under COVID-19 protocol. – City News Service
Del Mar Vaccination Super Station Closing Temporarily Closing
– 2:55 p.m., Monday, March 29, 2021
The Scripps Del Mar Fairgrounds Vaccination Super Station will be closed March 31, April 3 and April 4 due to the low number of COVID-19 vaccine doses that were delivered to Scripps Health last week.
Patients with appointments those days should have their appointments…