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2 More COVID-19 Deaths Reported; Cases Increase by 43

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Two additional COVID-19 deaths have been reported, bringing the region’s total to 47, the County Health and Human Services Agency announced today.

The two new deaths are a woman in her late 90s and a 100-year-old woman. Both had underlying medical conditions.

“COVID-19 significantly impacts our older adults and people with underlying medical conditions, such as heart disease, chronic lung disease, asthma and diabetes, as well as compromised immune systems,” said Wilma Wooten, M.D., M.P.H., County public health officer. “Our vulnerable populations matter and we want to keep them safe.

That is why we must continue to stay home and take other preventive measures to protect those who are most vulnerable.”

The age, gender and race and ethnic breakdown of the 47 COVID-19 deaths reported is:

Age:

  • 80 and older: 24
  • 70 to 79: 13
  • 60 to 69: 4
  • 50 to 59: 4
  • 20 to 29: 2

Gender:

  • 26 Men
  • 21 Women

Race and Ethnicity:

  • 22 White
  • 12 Hispanic
  • 2 Asian
  • 1 Multiple races
  • 10 Unknown

County COVID-19 Cases Now at 1,847

Forty-three new COVID-19 cases were announced today, bringing San Diego County’s total to 1,847. Thirteen of the positive cases were reported in people who are homeless—nine were unsheltered and four came from existing shelters.

Of San Diego County’s cases, 937 (50.7%) were men and 905 (49.0%) were women. The gender of five people is unknown. Of the reported cases, 420 (22.7%) have required hospitalization and 156 (8.4%) of the total number of cases had to be placed in intensive care. Forty-seven (2.5%) have died.

Other measures and resources to deal with COVID-19 include:

  • More than 26,000 tests have been administered to San Diegans.
  • The County has distributed nearly 2.0 million personal protective equipment items to local health care providers, including over 801,000 N-95 respirators, about 390,000 surgical face masks and nearly 740,000 gloves.
  • A total of 2,029 hotel rooms have been secured to isolate people who have potential COVID-19 symptoms and people who have health vulnerabilities and have no place to live.
  • Of the 1,582 rooms for County Public Health Services use, 199 are occupied by 222 guests.
  • Of the 447 rooms assigned to the Regional Task Force on the Homeless, 193 are being occupied by 320 people who are at higher risk of developing complications from COVID-19.

Submit Your #StayHomeSD Sign

County officials are encouraging San Diegans to join the #StayHomeSD campaign by staying at home, maintaining a physical distance and wearing a facial covering.

Hundreds of people from across the region have submitted their photos indicating the reasons why they’re staying at home. To join, submit a picture holding a sign that shows the reason why you are staying home. Your picture could be featured as one of the faces of our community in the campaign as we work together to flatten the curve and slow the spread of COVID-19.

You too can submit your sign for the County’s #StayHomeSD campaign.

Those submitting a photo are encouraged to share it on their social media pages with the hashtags #StayHomeSD and #InThisTogetherSD.

More Case Information

The County’s COVID-19 webpage contains a graph showing new positive cases and total cases reported by date. The data is also broken down by ethnic group. A new interactive dashboard with several COVID-19 indicators is being updated daily. For more information, visit www.coronavirus-sd.com.

José A. Álvarez is a communications specialist with the County of San Diego Communications Office. Contact