This is the COVID-19 update released today by the County Health and Human Services Bureau, which contains data as of October 28.
- 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:
- Eight new community outbreaks were confirmed on October 28: four in a commercial environment, two in a grocery environment, one in a preschool environment, and one in a restaurant environment.
- In the past 7 days (October 22 to October 28), 37 community outbreaks were confirmed.
- The number of community outbreaks still exceeds 7 or more triggers within 7 days.
- In the past 1
- On October 28, the county reported 13,338 tests, and the percentage of newly confirmed cases was 3%.
- The 14-day rolling average percentage of positive cases was 2.8%. The target is below 8.0%.
- The average number of tests per day for 7 days is 11,100.
- People with or without symptoms are at a 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 28, 358 new cases were confirmed among residents of San Diego County. The total number in the region is now 55,898 cases.
- 3,892 cases, accounting for 7.0% of all cases, require hospitalization.
- 902 patients (1.6% of all cases) and 23.2% of hospitalized cases must be admitted to the intensive care unit.
- According to reports, there were 4 new deaths in the county on October 28. The total in the area is now 885.
- Between October 26 and October 27, three men and one woman died. Their age ranged from the mid-1930s to the early 1980s.
- 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.