San Diego County COVID-19 Update – 5-10-2021

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Here is today’s COVID-19 update from the County Health and Human Services Agency with data through May 9.

Vaccination Progress:

  • Doses delivered: Almost 3.57 million.
  • Doses administered: More than 3.18 million.
  • Received at least one shot: Close to 1.74 million or 64.5% of San Diegans 16 and older.
  • Fully vaccinated: About 1.26 million or 46.9%.
  • The goal: fully vaccinate 75% of San Diego County residents 16 and older or 2,017,011 people.
  • To date, 86.0% of the goal population has received at least one vaccine and 62.5% are fully vaccinated.
  • More vaccination information can be found

State Metrics:

  • San Diego County’s state-calculated, adjusted case rate is currently 5.0 cases per 100,000 residents.
  • The testing positivity percentage is 2.2%.
  • The health equity metric is 2.7%.
  • CDPH assesses counties on a weekly basis. The next report is scheduled for Tuesday, May 11.

Community Setting Outbreaks:

  • Two new community outbreaks were confirmed May 9, one in a college/university setting and one in a construction setting.
  • One new community outbreak was reported May 8 in a business setting.
  • Two community outbreaks were reported May 7, both in TK-12 school settings.
  • In the past seven days (May 3 through May 9), 16 community outbreaks were confirmed.
  • The community outbreaks trigger is seven or more in seven days.


  • 5,406 tests were reported to the County on May 9, and the percentage of new positive cases was 4%.
  • 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 11,420.

Cases, Hospitalizations and ICU Admissions:

  • 233 COVID-19 cases were reported to the County on May 9. The region’s total is now 278,182.
  • 15,327 or 5.5% of all cases have required hospitalization.
  • 1,691 or 0.6% of all cases and 11% of hospitalized cases had to be admitted to an intensive care unit.


  • No new COVID-19 deaths were reported May 8 or 9. The region’s total is 3,725.
  • Seven additional COVID-19 deaths were reported May 7.
  • One of these deaths occurred in September of 2020, five in October of 2020 and one in May of 2021. The deaths from 2020 were just added to the list after a rigorous review of death certificates that were incorrect or incomplete and required the analysis of the patients’ medical records to determine if they were COVID-19 deaths.
  • Two women and five men died between Sept. 30, 2020 and May 5, 2021.
  • Of the people whose deaths were reported on Saturday, three were 80 years of age or older, three were in their 60s and one was in their 50s.
  • All had underlying medical conditions.

More Information:

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


Katie Cadiao is a communications specialist with the County of San Diego Communications Office. Contact