San Diego County COVID-19 Update – 4-9-2021

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Here is today’s COVID-19 update from the County Health and Human Services Agency with data through April 8.

Vaccination Progress:

  • Almost 2.2 million COVID-19 vaccine doses have been delivered to the region, and about 2 million have been logged as administered. This number includes both County residents and those who work in San Diego County.
  • Of those vaccinated to date, more than 652,000 County residents, or 24.3% of San Diegans 16 and older, are fully immunized.
  • Overall, almost 1.12 million County residents have received at least one shot of the two-dose vaccine. That’s 41.7% of those eligible.
  • Those receiving the one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine are being added to the total of fully vaccinated San Diegans.
  • The difference between doses delivered and those used in a vaccination represents approximately what is expected to be administered in the next seven days and doses still to be entered in the record system.
  • More information about vaccine distribution can be found on the County’s vaccination dashboard. For details on groups currently eligible and vaccination opportunities, visit

State Metrics:

  • San Diego County’s state-calculated, adjusted case rate is currently 5.8 cases per 100,000 residents (as of April 6) and the region is in Orange Tier or Tier 3.
  • Currently, the testing positivity percentage is 2.3%, placing the County in Tier 3 or the Orange Tier.
  • The County’s health equity metric, which looks at the testing positivity for areas with the lowest healthy conditions, is 2.6% and is also in the Orange Tier or Tier 3.
  • All three metrics place the County in the Orange Tier or Tier 3 for activities.
  • The California Department of Public Health assesses counties on a weekly basis. The next report is scheduled for Tuesday, April 13.

Community Setting Outbreaks:

  • Three new community outbreaks were confirmed April 8: one in a daycare/preschool/childcare setting, one in a TK-12th grade school setting and one in a restaurant/bar setting.
  • In the past seven days (April 2 through April 8), 19 community outbreaks were confirmed.
  • The number of community outbreaks remains above the trigger of seven or more in seven days.
  • A community setting outbreak is defined as three or more COVID-19 cases in a setting and in people of different households over the past 14 days.


  • 17,194 tests were reported to the County on April 8, and the percentage of new positive cases was 1%.
  • The 14-day rolling average percentage of positive cases is 2.1%. Target is less than 8.0%.
  • The 7-day, daily average of tests is 12,156.

Cases, Hospitalizations and ICU Admissions:

  • 202 COVID-19 cases were reported to the County on April 8. The region’s total is now 272,696.
  • 14,952 or 5.5% of all cases have required hospitalization.
  • 1,664 or 0.6% of all cases and 11.1% of hospitalized cases had to be admitted to an intensive care unit.


  • Eight new COVID-19 deaths were reported April 8. The region’s total is 3,600.
  • Seven men and one woman died between Jan. 5 and Jan. 9.
  • Of the people who died, one was 80 years of age or older, three were in their 70s, two were in their 60s, one was in their 50s and one was in their 30s.
  • Six had underlying medical conditions and two had medical history pending.

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