Tracking the coronavirus in San Diego County

Tracking the coronavirus in San Diego County

confirmed cases

What we know

The latest trends

The San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency announces new cases and deaths each day, though bottlenecks in testing and reporting lags can introduce delays.

Experts say the true number of people infected is unknown and likely much higher than official tallies.

Cumulative cases by day

Over the past week, the county has averaged 408 new cases and 3.9 new deaths per day. The number of confirmed infections is currently doubling every 21.1 days.

New cases by day
Deaths by day

State and local officials are closely watching the latest figures as they weigh when and how to reopen. One metric is whether counties have kept the number of new cases reported over the last 14 days to less than 100 per 100,000 residents.

San Diego County currently fails that test. Over the last two weeks, officials have confirmed 5,346 new cases, which amounts to 162 per 100,000.

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Mapping the cases

Cases have been reported in 43 of San Diego County's cities and communities.

Hospitals and patients

Lockdown measures aim to slow the virus in hope of preventing hospitals from being overrun. To keep tabs on capacity, officials watch out for rapid increases in the number of confirmed COVID-19 patients. The state asks counties with more than 20 patients to keep recent increases under 10%.

Currently, 16 of the state's 58 counties fail the test. San Diego County meets the standard.

There are now 367 patients admitted to county hospitals with a confirmed case of COVID-19, according to the latest figures from the state. Of those, 148 are in an intensive-care unit.

Intensive care and other hospitalized patients
California Department of Public Health

Nursing homes

Nursing homes have become a tragic focal point of the coronavirus outbreak. California's Department of Public Health has listed 79 skilled nursing and assisted-living facilities in San Diego County that currently have COVID-19 cases.

The state last updated the list on July 3. Officials withhold the precise number where there are 10 or fewer cases. The numbers reflect cumulative counts.

Reopenings and restrictions

County order: Stay at home order in place until further notice

Face coverings: Following statewide order which requires people to wear face coverings in public place and at essential businesses

Essential retail: Grocery stores, pharmacies, banks and post offices, etc. are open

Retail: Retailers and shopping malls reopened with modifications

Restaurants: Dine-in restaurants reopened with some modifications

Bars: Bars, wineries and breweries closed unless they offer dine-in meals

Lifestyle: Gyms, movie theaters, golf courses, landscape gardening, pools, hair salons, barbershops, tanning facilities, car washes, pet grooming, museums, hotels, professional sports without audiences and nail salons reopened

Parks: Most county parks, trails, campgrounds and RV parks reopened

Beaches: Open with modifications

Schools: School districts allowed to reopen following state guidelines

Government: Open only for essential functions

Houses of worship: Some houses of worship reopened at reduced capacity

Gatherings: All nonessential public gatherings are prohibited

What's open in every county

We're tracking what's open, closed and restricted throughout the state in ten different categories, including parks, retail, restaurants and more. Find out what's open where you live.