Here is today’s COVID-19 update from the County Health and Human Services Agency with data through Dec. 27.
ICU Capacity and Stay Home Order:
- The current ICU capacity for the Southern California region is now 0.0% and will be updated by the state daily.
- The Regional Stay Home Order remains in effect and prohibits gatherings of any size with people from other households and adds restrictions for multiple sectors.
- The order will remain in effect until the region’s ICU capacity meets or exceeds 15%.
Community Setting Outbreaks:
- No new community outbreaks were confirmed on Dec. 27.
- Ten new community outbreaks were confirmed on Dec. 26: six in business settings, two in healthcare settings, one in an emergency services setting and one in a community-based organization.
- Nine new community outbreaks were confirmed on Dec. 25: four in business settings, two in healthcare settings, two in faith-based agency settings and one in a distribution warehouse setting.
- Fourteen new community outbreaks were confirmed on Dec. 24: three in business settings, three in healthcare settings, three in faith-based agency settings, one in a daycare/preschool/childcare setting, one in a preschool setting, one in a distribution warehouse setting, one in a restaurant and one in a hotel/resort/spa setting.
- In the past seven days (Dec. 21 through Dec. 27), 59 community outbreaks were confirmed.
- 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 over the past 14 days.
- 18,972 tests were reported to the County on Dec. 27, and the percentage of new laboratory-confirmed cases was 9%.
- The 14-day rolling average percentage of positive cases is 10.4%. Target is less than 8.0%.
- The 7-day, daily average of tests is 23,668.
- People at higher risk for COVID-19 who are with or without symptoms should be tested. People with any symptoms should get tested. Healthcare and essential workers should also get a test, as well as people who have had close contact to a positive case or live in communities that are being highly impacted. Those recently returned from travel, or who participated in holiday gatherings, are also urged to get tested.
- 1,751 new cases were reported to the County on Dec 27. The region’s total is now 147,530.
- 5,743 or 3.9% of all cases have required hospitalization.
- 1,201 or 0.8% of all cases and 20.9% of hospitalized cases had to be admitted to an intensive care unit.
- Two new COVID-19 deaths were reported to the County on Dec. 27. The region’s total is now 1,404.
- Two men died between Dec. 20 and Dec. 21, and their ages ranged from mid-30s to late 60s.
- Both had underlying medical conditions.
- Twenty new COVID-19 deaths were reported to the County on Dec. 24.
- Six women and 14 men died between Dec. 18 and Dec. 24, and their ages ranged from mid-50s to mid-90s.
- Seventeen had underlying medical conditions and one did not. Two have medical history pending.
The more detailed data summaries found on the County’s coronavirus-sd.com website are updated around 5 p.m. daily.