Coronavirus Update

Following record numbers for positive cases, people who traveled for the Thanksgiving holiday are being urged to get tested. Just before the holiday, the County Health and Human Services Agency confirmed 1,546 new COVID-19 cases, surpassing the previous record of 1,478 cases set just the week before, pushing the county further into the Purple Tier. 

As of last week, the County’s state-calculated, adjusted case rate was 15.3 cases per 100,000 residents as of Tuesday, nearly double the number that put San Diego into the Purple Tier.

15,377 tests were reported to the County on Nov. 30, and the percentage of new laboratory-confirmed cases was 9%, putting the 14-day rolling average percentage of positive cases at 6.3%, holding a target of less than 8.0%. 

1,378 new cases were confirmed among San Diego County residents on Nov. 29, bringing the region’s total to 83,421, with 4,685 or 5.6% of all cases requiring hospitalization. 1,030 or 1.2% of all cases and 22% of hospitalized cases had to be admitted to an intensive care unit. 22 new deaths were reported in the County on Nov. 30, bringing the region's total to 1,019.

“By getting tested, people will know whether they have contracted COVID-19 and prevent spreading the virus to others,” said Wilma Wooten, M.D., M.P.H., County public health officer. “People should also wear a face covering, maintain social distance, avoid crowds and monitor for symptoms.”

For more information on testing, visit 211sandiego.org or call 2-1-1.

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