San Diego County COVID-19 update
by Yvette Urrea Moe
Published - 09/29/20 - 07:30 AM | 2727 views | 0 0 comments | 66 66 recommendations | email to a friend | print
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Here is the latest COVID-19 update from the County Health and Human Services Agency with data through Sept. 27.

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, adjusted case rate is 6.9. The testing positivity percentage is 3.8%.

  • The California Department of Public Health will assess counties on a weekly basis, with the next report scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 29.

Community Setting Outbreaks:

  • One new community outbreak in a private residence was confirmed on Sept. 27.

  • In the past seven days (Sept. 21 through Sept. 27), 18 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. ​


  • 6,010 tests were reported to the County on Sept. 27 and the percentage of new laboratory-confirmed cases was 2%.

  • The 14-day rolling average percentage of positive cases is 3.3%. Target is less than 8.0%.

  • The 7-day, daily average of tests is 8,431.

  • People with and without symptoms who are at higher risk for COVID-19 should be tested. Healthcare and essential workers should also get a test, as well as people who had close contact to a positive case or live in communities that are being highly impacted.


  • 124 new cases were confirmed among San Diego County residents on Sept. 27. The region’s total is now 46,734.

  • Three of the 124 new cases are connected to San Diego State University. The total number of cases connected to SDSU students is here.

  • 3,502 or 7.5% of cases have required hospitalization through Sept. 27.

  • 816 or 1.7% of all cases and 23.3% of hospitalized cases had to be admitted to an intensive care unit.


  • No new COVID-19 deaths were reported in San Diego County on Sept. 27. The region’s total remains at 776.

More Information:

The more detailed data summaries found on the County’s website.


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