BERKELEY (CBS SF) – Officials in Berkeley announced that half of the city’s eligible residents are now fully vaccinated against COVID-19, outpacing the state and nation in the vaccination rollout.

As of Thursday, city data shows 52,560 residents 16 and older are fully vaccinated (50%), which is defined as two weeks after the final dose. By comparison, about 32% of Americans and 32% of Californians are fully vaccinated.

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“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,” Mayor Jesse Arreguin said in a statement.

Arreguin urged people to remain vigilant and to sign up for a shot if they haven’t done so. “This is how we get back to business in Berkeley,” the mayor said.

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While much of the state and the country struggled to keep the pandemic under control, Berkeley case rates have remained relatively low. During the winter surge, Berkeley’s 7-day test positivity rate peaked at 4.92% in early January. Around the same time, the state’s test positivity rate rose to 17.1% before declining.

As of Thursday, the 7-day test rate in Berkeley was at 0.22%, with two average daily cases over the same period. By comparison, California’s positivity rate, the lowest among all 50 states, is at 1.3%.

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Since the start of the pandemic, 3,582 Berkeley residents have contracted COVID-19 and 45 residents have died.