Berkeley Mayor Jesse Arreguín announced Thursday that 50% of the city’s residents are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
Throughout the country, 32% of Americans have been fully vaccinated, according to a press release from the mayor’s office. As of press time, the number of fully vaccinated California residents is at 32% as well.
“The success of Berkeley’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout is a testament to the tireless efforts of our frontline workers and the resiliency of this community,” Arreguín said in the press release. “As the pace of vaccinations slows across the country, it is critical that our city remains vigilant.”
Arreguín added that he urges all city residents who have not received the vaccination to protect the city by doing so soon.
In terms of current COVID-19 cases, according to the press release, the city’s seven-day positivity rate is at 0.22% with roughly two people testing positive each day over the same duration.