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San Diego County well being officers Wednesday reported 922 newly identified COVID-19 infections and a dozen fatalities, elevating the county’s cumulative case complete to 67,241 and the dying toll to 945.
Wednesday was the eighth consecutive day that greater than 600 new coronavirus instances have been reported by the county and the second-highest single day complete reported to date after Sunday, when 1,087 instances have been recorded.
The final 5 days have marked the very best every day case counts for the reason that begin of the pandemic, with 736 instances reported on Saturday, 833 on Monday and 718 on Tuesday.
Final Wednesday, a then-record 661 instances have been reported — surpassing the 652 instances reported Aug. 7. One other 620 instances have been reported Thursday.
Seven ladies and 5 males died between Nov. 5 and Nov. 17, in keeping with county well being officers. Their ages ranged from late 50s to mid-90s. All had underlying medical situations.
A complete of 14,306 exams have been reported Wednesday and 6% of these got here again constructive, elevating the 14-day rolling common of constructive exams to 4.7%
Of the whole variety of instances within the county, 4,274 — or 6.4% — have required hospitalization and 971 sufferers — or 1.4% of all instances — needed to be admitted to an intensive care unit.
Seven new group outbreaks have been confirmed Wednesday — one in an emergency companies setting, one in a restaurant/bar setting, two in daycare settings, two in enterprise settings and one in a grocery setting. A group outbreak is outlined as three or extra COVID-19 instances in a setting and in folks of various households over the previous 14 days.
San Diego State College reported Tuesday it was canceling nearly all of in-person instruction by means of the rest of the autumn time period. Off- campus instructing actions at non-SDSU establishments, together with hospitals and clinics, will proceed as scheduled, following the most recent COVID-19 security pointers of these establishments.
California up to date its four-tier COVID-19 reopening statistics Monday, with San Diego County amongst these sinking additional into the most-restrictive “purple” tier of the state’s four-tier financial reopening roadmap.
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The county had a fee of 12.1 new every day coronavirus instances per 100,000 residents, a rise of two.1 in comparison with final week. The state-adjusted every day case fee elevated to 10.7 per 100,000 inhabitants from 8.7 final week.
The area has an adjusted fee resulting from a major effort to extend the quantity of testing. The county formally entered the purple tier and its related restrictions simply after midnight Saturday.
San Diego County’s fee of constructive exams elevated from 2.6% final week to 4.3% Tuesday. The well being fairness metric, which seems to be on the testing positivity for areas with the least wholesome situations, remained regular at 6.5%.
In response to rising instances statewide, Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday pushed the overwhelming majority of California counties into the purple tier.
With purple tier restrictions in place, many nonessential companies have been required to maneuver to outdoor-only operations. These embody eating places, household leisure facilities, wineries, locations of worship, film theaters, museums, gyms, zoos, aquariums and cardrooms.
The restrictions embody closing amusement parks. Breweries and distilleries are in a position to stay open so long as they’re able to function outdoors and with meals on the identical ticket as alcohol.
Retail companies and buying facilities can stay open with 25% of the constructing’s capability. No meals courts are permitted.
If a college district has not reopened for in-person studying, it should stay distant solely. Workplaces are restricted to distant work.
Remaining open are important companies, private care companies, barbershops, hair salons, out of doors playgrounds and leisure services.
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