San Diego County health officials reported Wednesday 332 new positive cases of the coronavirus, the highest single-day total so far during the pandemic.
The new cases represent 5-percent of the nearly 7.000 tests done during the 24 hour period. The 14-day rolling average percentage of positive tests is 3.1%. Six more COVID-19 deaths were reported, bringing the total to 347 since the pandemic began in March. Four men and two women died between June 12 and June 22 and their ages ranged from 66 to 89 years. All had underlying medical conditions.
Community outbreaks of COVID-19 continue to be a concern for the region since this trigger has remained for the past seven days. The County Wednesday reported eight community outbreaks that have occurred in the past seven days. The outbreaks were identified in businesses, a campground, a social club, a restaurant, private homes and a federal facility.
COVID-19 community outbreaks are one of 13 metrics the County is monitoring that could trigger new restrictions. The measure stipulates that no more than seven new outbreaks can be reported over a seven-day period. A community outbreak is defined as three or more COVID-19 cases in a setting and in people of different households.
Health officials again urged county residents to follow the county and state mandated public health order that requires the wearing of masks or face coverings when in public near people other than your family or household group.
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