Here’s what you need to know about the spread of the coronavirus in San Diego County, including how many cases have been reported and the latest updates from local health officials
By NBC 7 Staff • Published June 27, 2020 • Updated on October 10, 2020 at 3:56 pm
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The coronavirus pandemic reached San Diego County in mid-March 2020. Each day, local health officials give us updates on the spread of the novel coronavirus in our region. We will bring you the latest news here, every day. You can count on us.
COVID-19 Patients in San Diego County
San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) officials confirmed there have been 50,143 total positive COVID-19 cases and 825 deaths since Feb. 14, 2020.
As testing capacity increases in San Diego County, the ratio of positive cases to the total amount of people being tested will change but any increase in the number of positive cases as a percentage of total tests would indicate an increase in spread. Before mid-June, the county had a 14-day rolling average between 2% to 3% of positive cases, according to the county.
The county is consistently beating its goal of providing more than 6,700 tests a day to anyone who wants one. This allows health officials to better track the disease, particularly among residents who may not show symptoms of COVID-19 but can just as easily spread the disease.
Other Data: COVID-19 case totals by age and gender; Map of case totals by city of residence; Case totals by race/ethnicity; Tests reported by day; Statistics regarding hospitalized patients; Statistics regarding deceased patients.
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As the summer ended and fall began in September, the coronavirus pandemic continued in San Diego County. Locals learned to live life in the “Red Tier,” while COVID-19 outbreaks at San Diego State University drove up the case count, getting us close to crossing into the dreaded “Purple Tier.”