San Diego County reports three new community outbreaks, including at manufacturing facility, preschool

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Posted at 6:04 PM, Jul 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-19 23:18:57-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — Sunday, San Diego County health officials reported 568 new coronavirus cases and three new community outbreaks, including one at a preschool.

The county's new cases were out of 8,943 reported tests, a 6% positive rate, and brought the region's total to 23,682 cases.

The three new community outbreaks were reported in a restaurant/bar, in a manufacturing facility, and in a preschool, the county said. In the past week, the county has reported 16 community outbreaks — more than double the trigger of seven community outbreaks in seven days.


The county has said in the past it will not report where the community outbreaks are located, but says that in the past week there have been outbreaks reported:

  • 7/12: 0
  • 7/13: 3
  • 7/14: 4
  • 7/15: 1
  • 7/16: 2
  • 7/17: 3
  • 7/18: 3

The three outbreaks reported on July 17 included one in a restaurant/bar, one in a gym, and one in a government setting; and the two on July 17 were both restaurants, according to the county.

No new deaths from the virus were reported on Sunday, keeping the county's death toll at 478.

Out of the county's cases, 9.3% have needed hospitalization. The county adds that 2.4% of all cases and 25.9% of hospitalized cases had ended up in the ICU.

The county continues to fall short on case rate (157.2) and case investigation (7%) triggers. San Diego's case rate trigger is greater than 100 cases per 100,000 people over 14 days, while the trigger for investigations is 70% or less within 24 hours of notification over seven days.

See the county's updated triggers dashboard here.

San Diego County has remained on the state's monitoring list since July 3.