San Diego County COVID-19 Update – 10-17-2020 | News

Today is the COVID-19 update from the County Health and Human Services Agency with data up to October 16th.

State metrics:

  • Under the state monitoring metrics, San Diego County lives in Tier 2, also known as Red Tire.
  • San Diego’s state-calculated, adjusted case rate is 6.8 per 100,000 inhabitants, up from 6.5 in the previous assessment. The limit for Tier 2 is 7.0.
  • Below last week’s pos. %%, the test positivity percentage is%. %%, by placing it in a tire or orange tire.
  • The state’s health equity metric looks positive for testing for areas with the least healthy conditions. This does not move metric counties to more restricted levels but needs to move forward.
  • The county’s health equity test positivity percentage is 5..7, which is Oct Oct. Reported on.
  • The California Department of Public Health will evaluate the counties on a weekly basis, with the next report scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 20.

Community setup eruption:

  • In both business settings, both new community outbreaks were confirmed.
  • In the last seven days (Oct. 10 to Oct. Oct. 16), 38 community outbreaks were confirmed.
  • The number of community outbreaks is above seven or more triggers in seven days.
  • An outbreak of community establishment is defined as three or more covid-19 cases in the setting and in different households over the last 14 days.


  • 19,423 trials were reported in the county on Oct. 16, and the percentage of newly laboratory-confirmed cases was 1%.
  • The 14-day rolling average percentage of positive cases is 2.7%. The target is less than 8.0%.
  • The 7-day, daily average of tests is 10,236.
  • People with high risk for Covid-19 and those without it should be examined. Healthcare and essential workers should also get a test, as well as people who had close contact with a positive case or lived in communities that are being greatly affected.


  • San Kto. On the 16th, 201 new cases were confirmed among San Diego County residents. The total number of this sector is now 51,982.
  • In 3,752 or 7.2% of cases, hospitalization is required by October 16.
  • All6969 or 1.7% of all cases and 23.16% of hospitalized cases had to be admitted to the intensive care unit.


  • San Kto. Three new COVID-19 deaths were reported in San Diego County on the 16th. The area currently has a total of 853.
  • Men Gust. Three men died between October 26 and 16, and their ages ranged from the early 30s to the mid-80s.
  • Two out of three people were under medical condition.

More info:

Found a more detailed data summary on County website Will be updated this evening around 5 p.m.