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San Diego County public well being officers reported 944 COVID-19 infections and 4 deaths Wednesday, elevating the area’s totals to 75,305 circumstances and 988 deaths.
4 males died between Nov. 14 and Nov. 22, and their ages ranged from late 50s to mid-80s. All had underlying medical situations.
It’s the 15th consecutive day that greater than 600 new circumstances had been reported, following a record-high 1,546 circumstances Tuesday.
The earlier one-day case document was set Saturday, when 1,478 new COVID-19 circumstances had been logged, topping the earlier document of 1,091 set Friday. On Sunday, 939 new circumstances had been reported.
A complete of 20,738 checks had been reported Wednesday and 5% of these got here again optimistic, bringing the 14-day rolling common of optimistic checks to five.3%.
Of the entire variety of circumstances within the county Wednesday, 4,470 — or 5.9% — have required hospitalization and 1,006 sufferers — or 1.3% of all circumstances — needed to be admitted to an intensive care unit.
A complete of 10 new neighborhood outbreaks had been confirmed Wednesday, 4 in enterprise settings, two in restaurant/bar settings, one in a authorities setting, one in a distribution warehouse setting, one in a retail setting and one in a better schooling setting. Over the earlier seven days, 76 neighborhood outbreaks had been confirmed. A neighborhood outbreak is outlined as three or extra COVID-19 circumstances in a setting and in folks of various households over the previous 14 days.
Matt Doyle, superintendent of Vista Unified Faculty District, introduced Tuesday night time his district will shift all center and excessive faculties to digital instruction till after the winter break, from Nov. 30 to Dec. 18. In- particular person supplemental studying assist for particular pupil populations based mostly on particular person wants will proceed. The district can even keep all athletic actions in preparation for the upcoming season except in any other case adjusted by California Interscholastic Federation directives. All elementary faculties will proceed to supply in-person instruction.
“The rationale for this era of pause is predicated on the latest escalation of the unfold of the COVID-19 virus globally, nationally, regionally, and domestically,” Doyle stated.
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“Based mostly on verifiable information, the pandemic is increasing at a dramatic tempo in San Diego County and inside the 5 zip codes of our personal neighborhood. Whereas Vista Unified has seen no proof of the virus spreading inside the faculty atmosphere after 26 days of instruction within the Vista Traditional studying model, the influence of the virus inside our neighborhood is inflicting staffing challenges for lecturers, tutorial assistants, custodians, and different staff,” he stated.
The Vista Unified Faculty Board will meet Dec. 15 to debate future plans for the district.
San Diego County fell deeper into essentially the most restrictive purple tier of the state’s four-tiered reopening plan Tuesday with an unadjusted 21.5 new COVID-19 circumstances per 100,000 folks. Even with an adjusted price of 13.1 per 100,000 because of vital testing will increase by native well being authorities, that quantity far exceeds the strictest tier’s baseline of seven every day circumstances per 100,000.
The testing positivity share is 3.1%, putting it in Tier Three or the Orange Tier for that metric.
The county’s well being fairness metric, which appears to be like on the testing positivity for areas with the bottom wholesome situations, is 9.3% and is within the Purple Tier. This metric doesn’t transfer counties to extra restrictive tiers however is required to advance to a much less restrictive tier.
San Diego County Public Well being Officer Dr. Wilma Wooten suggested warning because the Thanksgiving vacation approaches.
“There needs to be a small variety of folks and gatherings needs to be quick in period,” she stated. “We’re asking folks to please comply with the general public well being steering to supply a secure expertise for everybody attending the gathering.”
Three no-appointment COVID-19 testing websites will likely be open from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day:
— Cal State College San Marcos, 333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Highway;
— Tubman-Chavez Group Heart, 415 Euclid Ave.; and
— College of San Diego former recycling middle, 5330 Linda Vista Highway.
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