San Diego County COVID-19 update
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Here is the COVID-19 update from the County Health and Human Services Agency with data through Oct. 8.

State Metrics:

  • Under the state monitoring metrics, San Diego County remains in Tier 2, also referred to as the Red Tier.

  • San Diego’s state-calculated, adjusted case rate is 6.5 per 100,000 residents, down from 6.7. The unadjusted case rate is 7.0, down from 7.2.

  • The testing positivity percentage is 3.5%, the same as last week, and it’s in Tier 3 or the Orange Tier.

  • The state has implemented a health equity metric that looks at the testing positivity for areas with the lowest healthy conditions. The new metric does not move counties to more restrictive tiers.

  • The County’s health equity testing positivity percentage is 6.2 and is in the Red Tier.

  • The California Department of Public Health will assess counties on a weekly basis, with the next report scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 13.

Community Setting Outbreaks:

  • Eight new community outbreaks were confirmed on Oct. 8: five in businesses and three in restaurant/bar settings.

  • In the past seven days (Oct. 2 through Oct. 8), 37 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.


  • 13,829 tests were reported to the County on Oct. 8, and the percentage of new laboratory-confirmed cases was 3%.

  • The 14-day rolling average percentage of positive cases is 2.9%. Target is less than 8.0%.

  • The 7-day, daily average of tests is 9,809.

  • In addition to the tests reported Oct. 8, the County received a batch of 41,520 tests from labs covering several months; positive cases were previously reported and investigated.

  • 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.


  • 357 new cases were confirmed among San Diego County residents on Oct. 8. The region’s total is now 49,823.

  • 3,652 or 7.3% of cases have required hospitalization through Oct. 8.

  • 848 or 1.7% of all cases and 23.2% of hospitalized cases had to be admitted to an intensive care unit.


  • Two new COVID-19 deaths were reported in San Diego County on Oct. 8. The region’s total is now 821.

  • One woman and one man died, and their ages ranged from early 60s to late 90s.

  • Both had underlying medical conditions.

More Information:

The more detailed data summaries found on the County’s website will be updated around 5 p.m.



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