San Diego reports 4 community outbreaks of COVID-19 in 7 days

Posted at 4:53 PM, Jun 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-12 19:57:08-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — San Diego County has seen possible early signs of a COVID-19 resurgence, after four community outbreaks were reported Friday.

Dr. Wilma Wooten, the county's public health officer, said the county has recorded four community coronavirus outbreaks in the last seven days.

One of the newly reported outbreaks included an unnamed restaurant. That outbreak remains under investigation, Wooten added.

"We had only about three community outbreaks in the month of May," Wooten said.

Of the county's 56 active outbreaks, 13 are in the community setting, which have included office buildings, churches, parties, and "unauthorized weddings" in the past.

One of San Diego County's 13 triggers which could cause the county to reverse loosened restrictions includes seven community outbreaks in a week.

Wooten said Friday that the county is currently "green" on all triggers.

County officials encouraged San Diegans to continue wearing facial coverings when around other non-household members, wash their hands regularly, and stay home if they are feeling sick.