The San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency reported 120 new coronavirus cases Tuesday and seven more deaths from the disease.
Of 3,939 tests tallied in the past day, 3% were positive and the 14-day rolling average of daily positive tests remained at 2.9%.
The latest victims of COVID-19 were five men and two women ranging in age from 46 to 94. Six had underlying medical conditions.
Since the first local case in March, the county has reported 167,733 tests, resulting in 7,674 positive cases and 276 deaths.
As the latest numbers were released, Dr. Wilma Wooten, the county’s public health officer, presented the Board of Supervisors with three indicators that would lead to a resumption of a strict lockdown:
- More than seven new COVID-19 outbreaks in community settings in a 7-day period
- A total of 50% or fewer local hospitals have at least a 15-day supply of personal protective equipment over a rolling 3-day period
- Less than 20% of the county’s ICU beds available
“The data in San Diego is trending in the right direction, but as more businesses reopen, we need to be prepared for a spike in COVID-19 infections,” said Wooten. “The triggers presented to the board today will allow us to better monitor the capacity of the local healthcare system and base decisions about the reopening of further sectors of the economy on local metrics.”
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