"We are sobered and mindful of the scarcity that is the number of available vaccines in the United States of America. Nonetheless, we are not naive about our responsibility here in the state of California to move these vaccines out of the freezers and into people's arms."
"Last week, we received just over one million vaccine doses, about one-million, sixty-thousand. Five-hundred and ninety-four thousand of them were first doses. Just 594,000, in a state of 40 million, new doses came into the state from the federal government. Simply not enough. Everybody recognized that, the president on down. Next week, meaning this week, by the end of this week, roughly the same number of doses are anticipated to have arrived, slightly higher by a few thousand. Next week, we anticipate another hundred plus thousand in addition to what we received in the last few weeks. So all told, a little over a million, million one, million two-hundred thousand doses coming into the state. We need to see that ramped up. We're going to need to see more doses coming in to the state of California in order to keep these max sites operational."
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California Gov. Gavin Newsom is pledging to continue to ramp up coronavirus vaccination efforts statewide, even as supplies of vaccine doses remain limited.
"We are sobered and mindful of the scarcity that is the number of available vaccines in the United States of America. Nonetheless, we are not naive about our responsibility to move these vaccines out of the freezers and into people's arms," Gov. Newsom said Monday in San Diego during a tour of a mass vaccination "super station".
Californiaâ€™s coronavirus picture remains much improved, but officials expressed concern that Super Bowl gatherings could erase gains made over the past several weeks.
The number of people in the hospital with COVID-19 slipped below 11,670 statewide, a drop of nearly 35% in two weeks.
The 15,064 new confirmed cases on Sunday represent a drop of more than 30% from the mid-December peak.
Deaths also are starting to fall but remain alarmingly high, however, with a daily average of 511 over the past two weeks. There were 295 deaths reported Sunday.