The latest trends
Today, the county tallied 0 new cases and 0 deaths.
Experts say the true number of people infected is unknown and likely much higher than official tallies.
So far, 1 out of every 6 people in the county has tested positive. Over the past week, the county has averaged 3 new cases and 0.3 new deaths per day. To date, 27,500 people have recovered from COVID-19.
State and local officials are closely watching the latest figures as they weigh when and how to reopen. Over the last seven days, officials have reported 21 new cases, which amounts to 12 per 100,000 residents.
So far, 61.1% of Imperial County residents have received at least one dose and 47.0% are fully vaccinated.
To date, 183,424 vaccines have been administered. Over the last seven days, an average of 701 doses per day have been given out.
State data show roughly 74% of the county’s seniors have received at least a single shot, or 21,353 people.
Hospitals and patients
There are now 4 patients admitted to county hospitals with a confirmed case of COVID-19, a change of 0% from two weeks ago. Of those, 2 are in an intensive care unit. More information about the strain placed on local hospitals can be found on The Times’s hospital tracker.
Schools in Imperial County have reported that 43% of students have returned to campuses. Look up a district in the table below to see its opening status for elementary and secondary schools. Districts safety plans are hyperlinked where available.Enrollment figures do not include charter schools that fall within district boundaries. California Department of Public Health. Times analysis.
Shutdown orders have closed businesses and put thousands out of work. As parts of the economy reopen, some people have regained employment, though many remain jobless. The unemployment rate in Imperial County is 17.5%, higher than the state average.