San Diego County COVID-19 Update – 12-7-2020 | News


Here is today’s COVID-19 update from the County Health and Human Services Agency with data through December 6.

ICU capacity and order of stay at home:

  • The current intensive care unit (ICU) capacity for the Southern California area is now 10.9% and will be updated daily by the state.
  • The regional stay-at-home ordinance came into effect at 11:59 p.m. on December 6 and prohibits gatherings of any size with people from other households and adds restrictions for several areas.
  • The order will last for a minimum of three weeks or until the region’s ICU capacity reaches or exceeds 15%. The order will be assessed by the state after the three week deadline.

Community-based epidemics:

  • Six new outbreaks in the community were confirmed on December 6: two in businesses, two in healthcare facilities, one in a private residence and one in a government setting.
  • Five new community outbreaks were confirmed on December 5: three in businesses, one in an emergency service facility and one in a food / beverage processing facility.
  • In the past seven days (November 30 to December 6), 87 community outbreaks have been confirmed.
  • The number of community epidemics remains above the trigger point of 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.


  • 21,195 tests were reported to the county on Dec.6 and the percentage of new laboratory-confirmed cases was 9%.
  • The 14-day rolling average percentage of positive cases is 7.4%. The target is less than 8.0%.
  • The daily 7-day test average is 23,042.
  • People with and without symptoms who are at higher risk for COVID-19 should be tested. Health 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 communities that are severely affected. Those who have recently returned from travel or attended holiday gatherings are also encouraged to get tested.


  • 1,998 new cases were reported to the county on December 6. The region’s total is now 94,169.
  • 4,921 or 5.2% of all cases required hospitalization.
  • 1,077 or 1.1% of all cases and 21.9% of hospitalized cases required admission to an intensive care unit.
  • A COVID-19 case rate mapshows how cities and local communities are affected by the virus.


  • No new deaths from COVID-19 were reported in the county on December 6. The region’s total is now 1,062.
  • Seven new deaths were reported to the county on December 5.
  • Four women and three men died between November 11 and 29, and their ages ranged from their late 40s to the early 1990s.
  • All of them had underlying medical conditions.

More information:

The more detailed data summaries found on the County website are updated around 5 p.m. daily.


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