Following new state guidance, the County will be closing indoor operations for certain sectors effective July 15.

They include:

Gyms and fitness centers

Places of worship

Personal care services, including nail salons and massage and tattoo parlors

Hair salons and barbershops

Indoor malls

Offices for non-essential sectors

These closures will remain in effect until further notice.

The additional actions are being taken due to the rising number of cases across state and the County, which could overwhelm the healthcare system.

“We have been seeing an increasing number of cases and we need to take further action now,” said Wilma Wooten, M.D., M.P.H., County public health officer. “We’re following state guidance to further mitigate the spread of COVID-19.”

Outdoor operations can occur under a tent, canopy or other sun shelter but only if the sides are not closed and there is sufficient outdoor air movement.

COVID-19 Testing to Focus on Priority Groups

As the amount of novel coronavirus testing supplies is dwindling across the nation, state and the region, the County will be focusing its testing efforts on people who need it the most.

The highest priority for the County remains to test those with symptoms or people in high-risk groups that may include:

Healthcare workers, first responders, other social service employees and people in essential jobs

Older adults

People with chronic medical conditions

People living in a residential or group setting, such as a long-term care facility or shelter

People exposed to infected individuals in places where COVID-19 risk is high

Community Setting Outbreaks and Other Triggers:

No new community setting outbreaks were identified on July 12.

In the past seven days, 17 community outbreaks were confirmed.

The number of community outbreaks remains more than double the trigger of seven or more in seven days.

A community setting outbreak is defined as three or more COVID-19 cases in a setting and in people of different households.

The County also reached the Case Investigation trigger because only 60% of investigations were initiated within 24 hours of notification over a 7-day period. The percentage should be at least 71%.

The state’s threshold of no more than 100 cases per every 100,000 residents is also in the red and currently registers at 137 in San Diego County.

Testing:

6,542 tests were reported to the County on July 12 and 6% were positive new cases.

The 14-day rolling average percentage of positive tests is 6.0%. The target set by the state is less than 8%.

The 7-day, daily average of tests is 7,693.

Cases:

419 new cases were reported in San Diego County for a total of 20,348.

2,052or 1% of cases have required hospitalization.

538or 6% of all cases and 26.2% of hospitalized cases had to be admitted to an intensive care unit.

Deaths:

No COVID-19 deaths were reported in San Diego County on July 12. The region’s total remains at 422.

More COVID-19 Information

More information on COVID-19 and detailed data summaries can be found at the County’s coronavirus-sd.com website.

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