The County Health & Human Services Agency announced that a record number of COVID-19 deaths were reported in San Diego County, bringing the region’s total to 505. Also, 587 new COVID-19 cases were reported July 21, the third highest one-day total. To date, 25,107 cases have been reported in San Diego County. A new study shows it's likely that more than 10 times that number have been infected.
Three indicators on the County "triggers dashboard" currently exceed levels that would loosen regulations. They are the number of new cases per 100,000 residents, the number of recent community setting outbreaks, and the percentage of new cases that are investigated within 24 hours. In the past week, 12 community setting outbreaks were confirmed. A community setting outbreak is defined as three or more COVID-19 cases in a setting and in people of different households. The County relayed that they are bringing on more case investigators this week to help mitigate that trigger. Latest trigger dashboard shown below. San Diego County remains on theState Monitoring List.
RECOVERED FROM COVID-19?
Plasma donated from those who have recovered from COVID-19 may help patients fighting COVID-19. This is because the plasma has antibodies against the virus. Your donation may help as many as 3-4 people! Plasma donations are being processed through the San Diego Blood Bank. Find out more
CITY RELAXES BUSINESS REGULATIONS
Last week, the State of California required certain businesses and entities to close indoor operations. The City is working with those entities to allow outdoor operations. Learn more about the temporary use of parking lots, adjacent sidewalks, plazas, and certain outdoor areas: More information
Barbering and cosmetology services are also now permitted by the state to operate outside. Details
Guidance for all industries to create a safer, lower-risk environment may be found on the State of California website here.
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We all have a role to play in diminishing the spread of the coronavirus in our community. The best ways to protect yourself and othersare to limit contact with others as much as possible, wash hands often, put distance between yourself and others, wear a face covering in public settings, and clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces.