Here’s the COVID-19 update today from the County Health and Human Services Agency with data coming October 29th.
- The adjusted case rate, calculated by the state of San Diego County, is currently 6.5 per 100,000 residents. The limit for Tier 2, Red Rank, is 7.0.
- The positive percentage of the test is 3.5%, rating it in Tier 3 or Orange Step.
- The state’s health equity index examines the positivity of testing in the toughest neighborhoods of the county.
- The positive rate of the County health equity test is 5.1%. This indicator does not shift counties to more restrictive tiers, but is required to increase.
- The California Department of Public Health is reviewing the counties weekly, with a follow-up report scheduled for Tuesday, November 3.
Booming community setup:
- A new community outburst was confirmed on October 29 at a restaurant.
- Over the past seven days (October 23 to October 29), 33 community outbreaks have been confirmed.
- Number of community outbreaks remained above trigger levels 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.
- 15,013 tests were reported to the County on October 29, and the rate of new cases confirmed by the lab is 3%.
- The 14-day average of the positive cases is 2.7%. Target below 8.0%.
- The average daily score of the tests was 11,336.
- 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 been in close contact with a positive case or live in impacted communities.
- 471 new cases were confirmed among residents of San Diego County on Oct. 29. The total for the area is now 56,369.
- 3,911 or 6.9% of total cases required hospitalization.
- 905 or 1.6% of total cases and 23.1% of hospital admissions require special care hospitalization.
- Three new deaths were reported in the County on October 29. The total for the area is now 888.
- One woman and two men died between October 25 and October 28. Their age ranged from the mid-30s to the mid-80s.
- All have an underlying medical condition.
More detailed data summary is found above County coronavirus-sd.com website will be updated at around 5pm today.