San Diego County COVID-19 Update – 12-10-2020 | News

Today’s COVID-19 update from the County Health and Human Services Agency with data as of December 9th.

ICU Capacity and Stay Home Order:

  • The existing ICU capacity for the Southern California region is now 7.7% and will be updated daily by the state.
  • This Regional Stay Home Order It is now in effect and prohibits gatherings of any size with other household members and adds restrictions for multiple areas.
  • The order will last for at least three weeks or until the ICU capacity of the region is more or less than 15%. The order will be evaluated by the state after a period of three weeks.

Community setup eruption:

  • A new community outbreak was confirmed on 9 December. 9: Six in professional settings, three in trust-based agency settings and one each in daycare / preschool / childcare setting, TK-12 school, construction setting and restaurant setting.
  • In the last seven days (December 9 to December 9), 68 community outbreaks were confirmed.
  • The number of community outbreaks is above seven or more triggers in seven days.
  • Outbreaks of a community in the last 14 days are defined as three or more covid-19 cases and in different households.


  • As of Dec. 9, 28,814 trials were reported in the county, and the percentage of newly laboratory-confirmed cases was 7%.
  • The 14-day rolling average percentage of positive cases is 7.7%. The target is less than 8.0%.
  • The 7-day, daily average of tests is 24,739.
  • People at high risk of COVID-19, with or without symptoms, should be tested. People with any symptoms should be examined. Healthcare and essential workers should also get a test, as well as people who have had close contact with a positive case or live in communities that are being severely affected. Those who have recently returned from a trip, or who attended a holiday gathering, are also requested to take the test.


  • As of Dec. 9, 2,050 new cases have been reported in the county. The total figure for this sector is now 99,599.
  • 5,026 or 5.0% of all cases require hospitalization.
  • 1,094 or 1.1% of all cases and 21.8% of hospitalized cases had to be admitted to the intensive care unit.
  • a Covid-19 case rate map Shows how local cities and communities are being affected by the virus.


  • Eleven new COVID-19 deaths were reported in the county on Dec. 9. The total number of this area is now 1,114.
  • Eight women and three men died between December 1 and December 8, and their ages range from the early 70s to the late 80s.
  • All had an underlying medical condition.

More info:

Found more detailed data summaries on County website Updated daily at 5 p.m.