Saturday, September 19, 2020

San Diego County & Coronado COVID-19 Update

Below is today’s COVID-19 update from the County Health and Human Services Agency with data through Sept. 15.

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New State Metrics:

  • Under the new state monitoring metrics, San Diego County is currently in Tier 2, also referred to as the Red Tier.
  • San Diego’s state-calculated, unadjusted case rate is 7.9. The testing positivity percentage is 4.5%.covid state 4 tiers color coded
  • Should the County have an unadjusted rate higher than 7.0 next week, it could be moved into the Purple Tier and more state-imposed restrictions could be implemented on recently-opened businesses.
  • The state will assess counties on a weekly basis, with the next report scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 22.

Community Setting Outbreaks:

  • Five new community outbreaks were confirmed on Sept. 15: three in business settings, one in a grocery/retail and one in a faith-based setting.
  • In the past seven days (Sept. 9 through Sept. 15), 17 community outbreaks were confirmed.
  • The number of community outbreaks remains above the trigger of seven or more in seven days.
  • A community setting outbreak is defined as three or more COVID-19 cases in a setting and in people of different households over the past 14 days.
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  • 8,644 tests were reported to the County on Sept. 15 and the percentage of new laboratory-confirmed cases was 3%.

Percentage of Positive Cases as of September 15, 2020

  • The 14-day rolling average percentage of positive cases is 4.4%. Target is less than 8.0%.
  • The 7-day, daily average of tests is 7,838.

Coronado Statistics:

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San Diego County Cases:

  • 264 new cases were confirmed among San Diego County residents on Sept. 15. The region’s total is now 43,445.
  • 37 of the 264 new cases are connected to San Diego State University. The total number of cases connected to SDSU students is here.
  • 3,349 or 7.7% of cases have required hospitalization through Sept. 15.
  • 787 or 1.8% of all cases and 23.5% of hospitalized cases had to be admitted to an intensive care unit.

San Diego County Deaths:

  • Six new COVID-19 deaths were reported in San Diego County on Sept. 15, and region’s total is now 748.
  • Three men and three women died between Sept. 9 and Sept. 14, and their ages ranged from early 50s to early 90s.
  • All had underlying medical conditions.


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Originally from upstate New York, Dani Schwartz has lived in Coronado since 1996. She is thrilled to call Coronado home and raise her two children here. In her free time enjoys hitting the gym, reading, and walking her dog around the “island.”Have news to share? Send tips, story ideas or letters to the editor to:


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