I have been tracking Coronado’s coronavirus cases since our first case was reported on March 27th.

Two months later, on June 2, the County started to report more granular information by breaking down the cases for Coronado into two zip codes 92118 and 92135 (NASNI). The total number of cases is the same.

On Monday July 6, Mayor Bailey sent out an email stating “About two weeks ago San Diego County began lumping in Naval Base Coronado statistics with the residential area of Coronado which created the appearance of a “spike.” As is common, Bailey’s statements cannot be mapped to the truth.

Although Coronado’s cases are spiking, it is not because of the breakout of the zip codes.

He fails to realize that we interact with Naval personnel on a daily basis. And they connect with others on base. These are Naval officers, pilots, physicians, dentists, academic advisors, program analysts, homeland defense advisors, aerospace maintenance officers, civil servants, and a Port Commissioner.

Their children attend our schools with our children and grandchildren.

To fail to acknowledge those of us who serve and who have served in the Navy is to not understand the fabric of Coronado. It is also to ignore how this virus is spread.

I have access to every daily County virus report and can prove that Coronado’s “spike” is not the result of the “lumping” of statistics.

I will continue to track Coronado data by the City of Residence as reported by the County of San Diego.

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