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The 8,842 new confirmed cases are more than 80% below the mid-December peak of about 54,000.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — ABC10 is following the latest coronavirus statistics and vaccine news for the Sacramento region and the state of California. 

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State releases latest COVID-19 statistics 

On Monday, the state of California announced a state total of 3,406,365 confirmed cases of COVID-19. California on Monday reported 200 new deaths from COVID, bringing the total to more than 47,000.

As of Monday, Feb. 15, it's estimated that at least 6,153,109 vaccines have been administered to Californians.  

Bay Area city pauses vaccines at major site

San Francisco is the latest California city to temporarily shutter a mass vaccination site due to lack of vaccine, joining Los Angeles in pausing inoculations amid a national shortage. 

Officials said Sunday that mass vaccinations are on hold at Moscone convention center for one week until supply ramps up. Many cities and counties in California are crying for more vaccine, saying they have the ability to deliver. Nearly 6 million doses have been administered throughout California and there are hopes the Biden administration can open up vaccine supplies. 

On Tuesday, two new mass vaccination sites with doses from the federal government will open in Oakland and East Los Angeles.

Natomas Unified School District announces return to school dates

The Natomas Unified School District announced its plan to reenter the classroom, with students in Pre-K the first group to go first for in-person learning on Feb. 23 and 24. 

Additional grades will begin to reenter the classroom beginning March 1. 

Rate of COVID-19 infections dropping in state

The rates of new coronavirus infections and hospitalizations continue to fall across California, but the state’s death toll remains persistently high. 

California on Sunday reported another 408 deaths, bringing the total since the outbreak began to more than 46,840, the highest in the nation. Despite the grim death count, health officials are confident that California is emerging from its worst surge of the pandemic. The number of patients in hospitals with COVID-19 slipped below 9,000 statewide, a drop of more than a third over two weeks. 

The 8,842 new confirmed cases are more than 80% below the mid-December peak of about 54,000.

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