San Diego County COVID-19 Update – 4-30-2021

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Here is today’s COVID-19 update from the County Health and Human Services Agency with data through April 29.

Vaccination Progress:

State Metrics:

  • San Diego County’s state-calculated, adjusted case rate is currently 6.2 cases per 100,000 residents.
  • The testing positivity percentage is 2.3%.
  • The health equity metric is 3.0%.
  • CDPH assesses counties on a weekly basis. The next report is scheduled for Tuesday, May 4.

Community Setting Outbreaks:

  • Six new community outbreaks were confirmed April 29: three in college/university settings, one in a restaurant/bar setting, one in a retail setting and one in a TK-12th grade school setting.
  • In the past seven days (April 23 through April 29), 24 community outbreaks were confirmed.
  • The community outbreaks trigger is seven or more in seven days.


  • 16,897 tests were reported to the County on April 29, and the percentage of new positive cases was 1%.
  • The 14-day rolling average percentage of positive cases is 1.5%. Target is less than 8.0%.
  • The 7-day, daily average of tests is 13,970.

Cases, Hospitalizations and ICU Admissions:

  • 196 COVID-19 cases were reported to the County on April 29. The region’s total is now 276,156.
  • 15,231 or 5.5% of all cases have required hospitalization.
  • 1,683 or 0.6% of all cases and 11% of hospitalized cases had to be admitted to an intensive care unit.


  • Two new COVID-19 deaths were reported April 29. The region’s total is 3,702.
  • A woman in her 20s died April 20 and a man in his 60s died April 28. Both had underlying medical conditions.

More Information:

The more detailed data summaries found on the County’s website are updated around 5 p.m. daily.

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