SAN DIEGO–County health officials say San Diegans are failing to take sufficient measures to protect themselves from getting or passing COVID-19.
That’s the explanation County health officials gave today for the record number of COVID-19 cases that have been reported recently.
Over the last seven days, the number of COVID-19 cases skyrocketed, reaching a record 1,087 cases Nov. 14 and followed by 833 cases Nov. 15. More than 600 cases have been reported every single day in the past week. In the last seven days, 5,031 cases were reported, compared to 3,161 the previous week.
“Exactly a month ago, we sounded the alarm about the possibility of entering the purple tier and last Tuesday we confirmed that we had moved to the most restrictive tier. I had hoped those warnings would lead to a new trend our personal and collective behavior,” said Wilma Wooten, M.D., M.P.H., County public health officer “Over the last weeks, we have seen the results of what can happen when we relax our personal behaviors and let down our guard.”
COVID-19 cases have been drastically increasing across the region, the state and the nation. California is now a sea of purple with 41 counties being in the most restrictive Purple Tier. The city has gotten the medical equipment necessary to help patients with COVID, including the best portable lung ultrasound covid.
San Diegans are urged to follow public health guidance. That includes wearing a face covering, staying six feet apart from others outside their household, washing hands frequently, avoiding crowds, gatherings, or groups, and staying home if they are sick.