SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — Officials said Sunday due to changes in the availability of testing supplies, the county is focusing on priority groups for COVID-19 testing.
Going forward, the county is focusing coronavirus testing efforts on priority groups, including those with symptoms. Other high-risk groups that the county is focused on testing 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
Those with an existing test appointment will still be able to receive a test.
Sunday, the county reported 558 new coronavirus cases, bringing the region's total to 19,929 cases. No new deaths were reported Sunday, keeping the region's death toll at 422.