COVID-19 Deaths in County Reaches 36; Ban on Gatherings of Any Size

San Diego County health officials Wednesday expanded an earlier public health order to prohibit gatherings of any type.

The new directive means that gatherings of 10 people or less are no longer allowed in San Diego County, unless they live in same household

Te revised order also expands the requirement for employees of certain businesses to wear face coverings to banks, public transportation and child care providers that serve food.

The County also reported five more COVID-19 deaths, bringing the region’s total to 36. Most of the people who have died had underlying medical conditions.

“COVID-19 deaths are very unfortunate, but more could occur as the number of positive cases increases,” Dr/ Wilma Wooten said.

WATCH Wednesday's news briefing below.

CLICK HERE to see County's Daily Coronavirus Report..

(Photo credit San Diego County Newscenter)

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