After several weeks leading up to the Purple Tier, the County’s adjusted case rate rose above 7.0 cases per 100,000, regional landings for one week at the state’s most restrictive COVID-19.
While the case rate was revised up from 6.5 to 7.4 in the past week, the County remains on the Red Level, or Tier 2, in terms of operational restrictions. If rates continue above 7.0 cases per 100,000 residents for the second consecutive week, restaurants, gyms, churches, theaters and other locations will need to terminate indoor operations. according to state guidelines.
Wilma Wooten, MD, MPH, County public health officer, said: “The area is currently at risk of transitioning to the most restrictive tier, which means indoor operations will stop.
The state̵7;s health equity index, which examines the positivity of the test for regions with the worst health conditions, rose slightly from 5.1 percent to 5.3 percent, in the Red List. This stat by itself does not allow particles to rise one level or move to a more limited level.
The percentage of positive testing decreased from 3.5% to 3.2%, keeping it at the Orange Level or Level 3.
Wooten urges San Diegans to follow local health guidelines to slow the spread of COVID-19. That includes:
- Hand washing
- Keep six feet away from others
- Wear a face mask
- Avoid crowds and crowds
- Stay home if you are sick
“The residents of San Diegans need to be more diligent in taking containment measures to remove the area from the Purple Level if this is the case,” Wooten said. “We know that these measures work to prevent COVID-19 and slow the pandemic.”
The California Department of Public Health reviews counties weekly. The next report is scheduled for Tuesday, November 10.
Open Test Site in Lemon Grove, Relocation to Royal Beach
A new COVID-19 test site has now opened at the Lemon Grove Community Center, located at 3146 School Lane. Non-scheduled places are open daily from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm
In addition, the test site at Mar Vista High School has been closed and will move to the Royal Beach Sports Park Recreation Center, 425 Imperial Beach Avenue. When it opens on November 12, it will be a no-appointment venue. The free check will be available from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm Monday through Friday.
Health plans are required to pay for COVID-19 tests at no cost.
If you are unable to get the test from your healthcare provider, the County has coordinated free diagnostic COVID-19 testing in many locations. These tests take about 5-10 minutes. Results usually return in about 3 days.
Booming community setup:
- Seven new community outbursts were confirmed on November 3: three restaurant / bar outbreaks, two on-site outbreaks, one grocery-store outbreak, and one residential outbreak health care facility.
- Over the past 7 days (October 28 to November 3), 25 community outbreaks have been confirmed.
- Number of community outbreaks remained above trigger levels for seven or more for seven days.
- A community outbreak is defined as three or more cases of COVID-19 in one setting and in people from different households during the past 14 days.
- 15,345 tests were reported to the County on November 3, and the rate of new cases confirmed by the lab is 3%.
- The average rate of positive cases over the past 14 days was 3%. Target below 8.0%.
- The daily average of the tests is 12,073.
- People with and without symptoms have a higher risk of COVID-19 should be tested. Testing is also recommended by health care workers and essential staff, as well as those who have had close exposure to a positive case or live in impacted communities.
- 404 new cases were confirmed among San Diego County residents on Nov. 3. The total for the area is now 58,106.
- 3,983 or 6.9% of total cases required hospitalization.
- 921 or 1.6% of all cases and 23.1% of hospital admissions require special care.
- Three new deaths were reported in the County on November 3. The area’s total is now 904.
- Two women and one man died between October 28 and November 1. Their age ranged from the late 50s to the late 80s.
- All but one person had an underlying medical condition.
More detailed data summary is found above County coronavirus-sd.com website will be updated at around 5pm today.