SAN DIEGO–County health officials reported a total of 2,005 San Diegans lost to the COVID-19 virus.
This loss includes an additional 53 deaths reported to the County Health and Human Services Agency. A 19-year-old male, the youngest San Diegan to die from complications of COVID-19.
“Our deepest condolences go out to the family and friends of this teen and to the families and friends of the more than 2,000 San Diegans who have died of COVID-19 throughout the course of this pandemic,” said Wilma J. Wooten, M.D., M.P.H., County public health officer. “We understand that the pandemic has been trying on the community, but today’s report is a reminder that we must do everything we can to protect each other and slow the spread of COVID-19.”Eight new community outbreaks were confirmed on Jan. 13: five in business settings, one in a community-based organization, one in a daycare/preschool/childcare setting, and one in a government setting.
In the past seven days (Jan. 7 through Jan. 13), 48 community outbreaks were confirmed by public health officials. The number of community outbreaks remains above the trigger of seven or more in seven days.42,878 tests were reported to the County on Jan. 13, and the percentage of new positive cases was 6 percent.
The 14-day rolling average percentage of positive cases is 13.6 percent. Target is less than 8.0 percent. The 7-day, daily average of tests is 27,146.
People at higher risk for COVID-19 who are with or without symptoms should be tested. People with any symptoms should get tested. 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 highly impacted. Those who recently returned from travel, or who participated in holiday gatherings, are also urged to get tested.