San Diego County COVID-19 Update – 10-10-2020 | News


Here is today’s COVID-19 update from the County Health and Human Services Agency with data through October 9.Status measurements:

  • As part of the state’s surveillance measures, San Diego County remains at Level 2, also known as Level Red.
  • The adjusted case rate calculated by the state of San Diego is 6.5 per 100,000 population, down from 6.7. The unadjusted case rate is 7.0, compared to 7.2.
  • The test positivity percentage is 3.5%, the same as last week, and it is at Level 3 or Orange level.
  • The state has implemented a health equity measure that examines the positivity of testing for areas with the weakest health conditions. The new metric does not move counties to more restrictive levels.
  • The percentage of positivity in the county’s health equity tests is 6.2 and is in the red level.
  • The California Department of Public Health will assess counties on a weekly basis, with the next report scheduled for Tuesday, October 13.

Community-based epidemics:

  • Four new community outbreaks were confirmed on October 9: two at a restaurant / bar and two at businesses.
  • In the past seven days (October 3 to October 9), 38 community outbreaks have been confirmed.
  • The number of community epidemics remains above the trigger by seven or more in seven days.
  • A community-based outbreak is defined as three or more cases of COVID-19 in one setting and in people from different households in the past 14 days.


  • 11,371 tests were reported to the county on Oct. 9, and the percentage of new laboratory-confirmed cases was 3%.
  • The 14-day moving average percentage of positive cases is 2.8%. The target is less than 8.0%.
  • The daily 7-day test average is 10,127.
  • People with and without symptoms who are at higher risk for COVID-19 should be tested. Health care professionals and essential workers should also be tested, as well as people who have had close contact with a positive case or who live in heavily affected communities.


  • 320 new cases were confirmed among residents of San Diego County on October 9. The region’s total is now 50,143.
  • 3,670 or 7.3% of cases required hospitalization until October 9.
  • 849 or 1.7% of all cases and 23.1% of hospitalized cases required admission to an intensive care unit.


  • Four new deaths from COVID-19 were reported in San Diego County on October 8. The region’s total is now 825.
  • Two women and two men died, and their ages ranged from the early to late 1960s.
  • Three had underlying medical conditions.

More information:

The more detailed data summaries found on the County website will be updated around 5pm today.


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