June 8, Updates

Orange County’s COVID-19 numbers continue downward trend

Orange County’s encouraging COVID-19 trends continue, with just 19 new infections reported Monday and the number of patients in intensive care dropping below 10.

California has low level of community spread

California is one of only two states considered to have low levels of community coronavirus transmission. The CDC categorizes low transmission as when a state’s seven-day case rate is under 10 per 100,000 residents and its rate of positive test results is less than 5%. Among all 50 states, only California and Vermont meet both those benchmarks, federal figures show.

Pfizer to test smaller doses of its COVID-19 vaccine in children

Pfizer announced it will trial smaller doses of its COVID-19 vaccine for children 11 years old. The company said it is moving to a Phase 2/3 trial, and plans to enroll up to 4,500 children across 90 sites in the U.S., Finland, Poland and Spain.

Just 13 states have met White House goal of vaccinating 70% of adults by July 4

Washington became the latest state to reach this threshold, joining California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont, according to data published Monday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.