San Diego County COVID-19 Update – 5-26-2021

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Here is today’s COVID-19 update from the County Health and Human Services Agency with data through May 25.

Vaccination Progress:

  • Doses delivered: More than 4.06 million.
  • Doses administered: Over 3.57 million.
  • Received at least one shot: More than 1.91 million or 68.2% of San Diegans 12 and older.
  • Fully vaccinated: Over 1.48 million or 53%.
  • The goal: fully vaccinate 75% of San Diego County residents 12 and older or 2,101,936 people.
  • To date, 90.9% of the goal population has received at least one vaccine and 70.6% are fully vaccinated.
  • More vaccination information can be found

State Metrics:

  • San Diego County’s state-calculated, adjusted case rate is currently 2.4 cases per 100,000 residents.
  • The testing positivity percentage is 1.5%.
  • The health equity metric is 1.8%.
  • CDPH assesses counties on a weekly basis. The next report is scheduled for Tuesday, June 1.

Community Setting Outbreaks:

  • One new community outbreak was confirmed May 25 in a business setting.
  • In the past seven days (May 19 through May 25), 9 community outbreaks were confirmed.
  • The community outbreaks trigger is seven or more in seven days.


  • 12,296 tests were reported to the County on May 25, and the percentage of new positive cases was 0.6%.
  • The 14-day rolling average percentage of positive cases is 1%. Target is less than 8.0%.
  • The 7-day, daily average of tests is 10,493.

Cases, Hospitalizations and ICU Admissions:

  • 73 COVID-19 cases were reported to the County on May 25. The region’s total is now 279,858.
  • 15,387 or 5.5% of all cases have required hospitalization.
  • 1,703 or 0.6% of all cases and 11.1% of hospitalized cases had to be admitted to an intensive care unit.


  • Two new deaths were reported on May 25, 2021. The region’s total is 3,755.
  • Two men died May 24, 2021. One of the deceased was in his 60s and one was in his 50s.
  • 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