“In late July, we started to see a significant increase in demand for COVID-19 testing,” said Denise Foster, R.N., the County’s chief nursing officer and COVID-19 clinical director. “In response to the need, we quickly identified several new sites to increase capacity.”
Due to increased demand, four new sites have opened or will open this week where San Diegans can get tested for COVID-19. They are:
- Lemon Grove Senior Center – Now Open
8235 Mount Vernon St., Lemon Grove
Tue. – Sat. 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
- Northgate Market San Diego – Now Open
5403 University Ave., San Diego
Wednesdays from 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
- North County Lifeline – Opens Aug. 12
200 Michigan Ave., Vista
Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
- Border View YMCA –Opens Aug. 15
3601 Arey Dr., San Diego
Sun. – Thur. from 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
In addition to these new sites, the County opened six others last week, bringing the daily testing capacity to about 6,500 tests each day. Testing is also widely available through pharmacies and other medical providers, with hospital emergency departments primarily for those symptomatic and in need of immediate care. Test results generally come back in about 1-2 days.
- 12,103 tests were reported to the County on Aug. 10, and the percentage of new positive cases was 9.4%.
- The 14-day rolling percentage of positive cases among tests is 7.8%.
The county publishes a weekly status update of COVID-19 cases by city and Zip Code each Wednesday. Below is the latest update on cases with Coronado as the City of Residence: