Press conference video
County health officials remind the public that under state or local health guidance, traditional Halloween celebrations are not recommended, and large gatherings are not allowed.
Halloween celebrations, such as parties and face-to-face trick-or-treating activities, are highly likely to spread COVID-19, and it is strongly recommended not to do so.
“These activities involve face-to-face interaction with people from different families,” said Wilma Wooten of MDH, the county public health officer. “If COVID-19 infection is detected among participants, it will be difficult to find and notify people who may have been exposed.”;
Wooten recommends the following safe Halloween activities to ensure that children have a fun and safe celebration:
- Online parties/competitions, such as costumes or pumpkin carving
- Driving events and car parades
- Dress up houses and yards decorated with Halloween theme
- Movie night with your own family or drive into the cinema
- Pumpkin spots where people use hand sanitizer and keep 6 feet away from others
Wooten said: “Please be safe and healthy this Halloween weekend,” “His and giggles are fun, but COVID is definitely not.”
The content that is not allowed or recommended and other ways to celebrate Halloween are listed here.
- The state adjusted case rate in San Diego County is currently 6.5 per 100,000 residents. The second layer (red layer) has a limit of 7.0.
- The test positive rate is 3.5%, which is placed in method 3 or orange method.
- The state’s health equity measure looks at the positive rate of testing in areas with the lowest health status.
- The county’s health fairness test positive rate was 5.1. This metric will not move counties to a more restrictive level, but it needs to be improved.
- The California Department of Public Health will evaluate the county weekly, and the next report is scheduled for Tuesday, November 3.
Community settings broke out:
- Thirteen new community outbreaks were confirmed on October 27: four in grocery store establishments, three in restaurant establishments, two in commercial establishments, two in health care, and one in government in daycare settings Environment.
- In the past 7 days (October 21 to October 27), 31 community outbreaks were confirmed.
- The number of community outbreaks still exceeds 7 or more triggers within 7 days.
- In the past 14 days, a community environment outbreak was defined as 3 or more COVID-19 cases among people in a certain community and different families.
- On October 27, the county reported 11,116 tests, and the percentage of newly confirmed cases was 3%.
- The 14-day rolling average percentage of positive cases was 2.7%. The target is below 8.0%.
- The average daily number of tests for 7 days is 11,268.
- People with or without symptoms are at higher risk of developing COVID-19 and should be tested. Health care and essential workers, as well as people who are in close contact with active cases or live in severely affected communities should also be tested.
- On October 27, 330 new cases were confirmed among residents of San Diego County. The total number of cases in the area currently stands at 55,540.
- 3,883 cases, accounting for 7.0% of all cases, require hospitalization.
- 905 patients (1.6% of all cases) and 23.3% of hospitalized cases must be sent to the intensive care unit.
- According to reports, four people died in the county on October 27. The total number of the area is now 881.
- From October 22 to October 26, three women and one man died. Their age ranged from the early 70s to the mid 80s.
- All people have underlying medical conditions.
For a more detailed summary of the data, see County’s coronavirus-sd.com website Will be updated around 5 o’clock this afternoon.