Inyo County Rises to 2nd Highest COVID-19 Rate in the U.S.

Inyo County COVID-19 Rates

Source: The New York Times

COVID-19 case rates in Inyo County are the second highest in the entire country and first in the state as of November 2nd, 2021, with 164 active cases and 41 deaths.

This puts Inyo County at an average of 161 cases per 100,000, and 20 hospitalized per 100,000. This makes the last week the highest total reported COVID-19 cases for the entire pandemic so far; two deaths have occurred in the last two weeks as well.

As of October 29th, 2021, face coverings are mandated in Inyo County in all public indoor settings, and will continue until officially rescinded. These indoor settings include businesses, houses of worship, government agencies, office buildings, schools, and healthcare facilities. Access the public health officer order here.

Of Inyo County’s eligible population, all residents ages 12 and up, 66.7% has been fully vaccinated, 8.3% has had at least one

dose, and 25% have not been vaccinated.

For the age range 12-17, 43.6% are fully vaccinated; for 18-49, it’s 65.4%; for 50-64, it’s 72.3%; and for 65+, 70.1% are fully vaccinated.

All three COVID-19 vaccines (Pfizer, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson), are available and free at Inyo County vaccine clinics. Click here to see your list of local clinics and what vaccines they offer. Booster shots are also available in Inyo County if you have been fully vaccinated for 6 months or longer. Read more information on booster shots here.

COVID-19 testing is currently in very high demand. To ensure you can be tested, click here to make an appointment. COVID-19 tests have been returning with results within 24 to 48 hours. Please get a test if you are feeling sick, have been exposed to COVID-19, or will be in close contact with a high-risk individual.

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