County Says One Day Spike in Coronavirus Cases Due Partly to Backlog

County health officials Friday said the single day number of new cases of the coronavirus jumped to 652, but county officials said the higher number was due in part to a backlog of cases reported..

Here is the breakdown in the Friday report.

Community Setting Outbreaks:

  • Two new outbreaks were identified on Aug. 6: one in a business setting and one in a restaurant.
  • In the past seven days, 20 community outbreaks were identified.
  • The number of community outbreaks remains above the trigger of seven or more in seven days.
  • A community setting outbreak is defined as three or more COVID-19 cases in a setting and in people of different households in the past 14 days.   


  • 11,501 tests were reported to the County on Aug. 6 and the number of laboratory-confirmed cases was 6%. 
  • The 14-day rolling average percentage of positive cases is 4.9%. Target is less than 8.0%.
  • The 7-day, daily average of tests is 7,873.


  • 652 new cases were reported in San Diego County for a total of 31,779. Daily number due in part to backlog of test results reported to County.
  • 2,712 or 8.5% of cases have required hospitalization.
  • 681 or 2.1% of all cases and 25.1% of hospitalized cases had to be admitted to an intensive care unit.


  • Three new COVID-19 deaths were reported in San Diego County on Aug. 6 and the region’s total is now 586.
  • One woman and two men died between July 29 and Aug. 5, and their ages ranged from 60 to 77 years of age.
  • All had underlying medical conditions.

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