COVID-19 Updates

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Irvine Unified School District (IUSD)

  • October 2: IUSD launches new COVID-19 dashboard on their website. Dashboard reflects confirmed positive cases among District students and staff on our campuses (in-person instruction only). Data is updated regularly when cases are confirmed (iusd.org/dashboard)
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases on campuses:
    • Alderwood Elementary: 1 student
    • Beacon Park Elementary: 2 students
    • Bonita Canyon Elementary: 3 staff
    • Brywood Elementary: 1 student
    • Cadence Park K-8: 1 staff
    • Canyon View Elementary: 1 student
    • Cypress Village Elementary: 1 student
    • Eastwood Elementary: 1 student
    • Irvine High School: 1 student
    • Jeffrey Trail Middle School: 2 students
    • Oak Creek Elementary: 1 student
    • Portola High School: 3 students
    • Portola Springs Elementary: 1 staff
    • Sierra Vista Middle School: 1 student
    • South Lake Middle School: 1 student
    • Springbrook Elementary: 1 student
    • Stonegate Elementary: 1 student
    • Turtle Rock Elementary: 1 staff
    • University High School: 4 students, 1 staff
    • University Park Elementary: 3 students, 1 staff
    • Venado Middle School: 1 staff
    • Woodbury Elementary: 1 student, 1 staff
    • Other District Facilities: 2 staff

Orange County (OC)

  • November 10: Hospitalizations and cases have been on a rise for the past two weeks, with a second wave of infections beginning to hit OC.
  • November 11: OC surpasses 1.2 million COVID-19 tests
  • November 16: OC moves back to purple tier in the CA color-coded 4 tier system
  • November 17: county officials announced new initiative to hand-out free at-home test kits
  • November 20: OC reports most single day COVID-19 cases since July
  • November 27: county officials begin distributing free at-home testing kits
  • November 29: OC COVID-19 hospitalizations jumped by nearly 12%, rate of hospitalizations increasing faster than beginning of first wave of cases
  • As of November 30: Approximately 80,000 confirmed cases
  • As of November 30: Approximately 1,580 confirmed deaths
  • As of November 30: OC remains in the purple tier

California (CA) 

  • November 10: 11 CA counties, including San Diego and Sacramento, are moving back to more restrictive tiers in the CA color-coded 4 tier system
  • November 12: CA becomes the second U.S. state to surpass 1 million confirmed cases
  • November, highest daily confirmed cases since August
  • November 19: Gov. Newsom announces new state-wide nighttime curfew regulations
  • November 21: 10 p.m state-wide curfew begins, nonessential work and gatherings must shut down from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. in the 41 counties in California’s purple tier. Order will be in effect until Dec. 21 
  • November 29: state reported over 7,400 daily hospitalizations, the highest number of hospitalizations since July
  • November 30: multiple CA counties, including LA and San Francisco, enact stricter COVID-19 restrictions
  • As of November 30: Approximately 1.22 M confirmed cases
  • As of November 30: Approximately 19,000 confirmed deaths

United States (U.S.)

  • November 9: Pfizer claims creation of a vaccine more than 90% effective
  • November 12: Texas and California both surpass 1 million confirmed cases
  • November 12: Infection rates are on a rise in 43 states, including California and Texas, who reported at least 10% more new COVID-19 cases compared to the week of November 1
  • November 18: The United States surpasses 250k confirmed deaths
  • November 20: Moderna announces creation of a 94.5% effective vaccine
  • November 21: U.S. surpasses 12 million confirmed cases
  • November 22: Moncef Slaoui, the head of the federal government’s effort to develop a COVID-19 vaccine, announces some Americans may be able to receive a vaccine in early December.  
  • As of November 27, the U.S. has pre-ordered 700 vaccine doses from Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, and University of Oxford
  • November 29: U.S. breaks record for daily hospitalizations, with over 91,000 patients admitted 
  • November 30: U.S. reported more than 4 million COVID-19 cases in November alone, surpassing those of many other countries
  • As of November 30: U.S. has approximately 13.4 M confirmed cases
  • As of November 30: U.S. has approximately 267,000 confirmed deaths

WORLD

  • November 29: COVID-19 deaths approach 1.5 M
  • As of November 30: BioNTech, Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, and the University of Oxford have released promising preliminary data about vaccine candidates
  • As of November 30: There are approximately 62.8 M confirmed cases
  • As of November 30: There are approximately 1.46M confirmed deaths

 

Sources: Orange County Register, World Health Organization, IUSD website, The New York Times, CNN, KTLA, CBS, Los Angeles Times, Mercury News.