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San Diego County COVID-19 Update – 9-28-2020

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Here is today’s COVID-19 update from the County Health and Human Services Agency with data through Sept. 27.

New State Metrics:

  • Under the new state monitoring metrics, San Diego County is currently in Tier 2, also referred to as the Red Tier.
  • San Diego’s state-calculated, adjusted case rate is 6.9. The testing positivity percentage is 3.8%.
  • The California Department of Public Health will assess counties on a weekly basis, with the next report scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 29.

Community Setting Outbreaks:

  • One new community outbreak in a private residence was confirmed on Sept. 27.
  • In the past seven days (Sept. 21 through Sept. 27), 18 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. ​

Testing:

  • 6,010 tests were reported to the County on Sept. 27 and the percentage of new laboratory-confirmed cases was 2%.
  • The 14-day rolling average percentage of positive cases is 3.3%. Target is less than 8.0%.
  • The 7-day, daily average of tests is 8,431.
  • People with and without symptoms who are at higher risk for COVID-19 should be tested. Healthcare and essential workers should also get a test, as well as people who had close contact to a positive case or live in communities that are being highly impacted.

Cases:

  • 124 new cases were confirmed among San Diego County residents on Sept. 27. The region’s total is now 46,734.
  • Three of the 124 new cases are connected to San Diego State University. The total number of cases connected to SDSU students is here.
  • 3,502 or 7.5% of cases have required hospitalization through Sept. 27.
  • 816 or 1.7% of all cases and 23.3% of hospitalized cases had to be admitted to an intensive care unit.

Deaths:

  • No new COVID-19 deaths were reported in San Diego County on Sept. 27. The region’s total remains at 776.

More Information:

The more detailed data summaries found on the County’s coronavirus-sd.com website will be updated around 5 p.m. today.

Yvette Urrea Moe is a communications specialist with the County of San Diego Communications Office. Contact