COVID-19 in San Diego County

The County of San Diego is working closely with federal and state agencies and the local healthcare community to monitor, test, and vaccinate for the COVID-19 virus in the region. For information about coronavirus disease nationwide, visit the CDC website.

County of San Diego Coronavirus Disease Dashboards

These tables are updated daily (7-days a week).

Table 1. Confirmed COVID-19 Cases Among San Diego County Residents Since February 14, 2020
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Table updated September 22, 2021, with data through September 21, 2021.

New Cases Reported* = 851
  Count  % Change from
Previous Report
Cumulative Rate per 100,000
Total Cases 351,134 100% 10,476.0
Age Groups
0-9 years 22,131 6.3% 5,104.9
10-19 years 40,554 11.6% 9,350.4
20-29 years 78,645 22.4% 14,813.1
30-39 years 63,613 18.1% 12,981.8
40-49 years 49,294 14.0% 12,350.3
50-59 years 44,780 12.8% 11,071.9
60-69 years 28,858 8.2% 8,480.1
70-79 years 13,534 3.9% 6,770.4
80+ years 9,537 2.7% 7,958.8
Age Unknown 188
Female 178,302 51.1% 10,730.1
Male 170,287 48.8% 10,075.7
Unknown 2,545
Hospitalizations** 17,473 5.0% +10

Intensive Care***

1,822 0.5% -3
Deaths 4,027 1.1% +6
Includes batch of cases that would have been reported 9/14/2021 – 9/20/2021.
*This is the actual number of new cases received the previous day. Some reported cases may later be removed from the total number of cumulative cases through routine quality assurance processes. The actual number of new cases reported and the change from the previous report may not be the same.
**Known hospitalizations; information is incomplete for many cases under investigation.
***Known admissions to intensive care; intensive care is a subset of hospitalizations, but percentage is of total cases.
Cases, hospitalizations, and deaths are added to this table as information becomes available; this may not be indicative of when the event occurred.
Data are preliminary and subject to change.


Table 2. COVID-19 Molecular Tests Conducted in San Diego County^

Table updated September 22, 2021, with data through September 21, 2021.

New Tests Reported = 23,238

Average Tests Reported (7 Days) = 15,512

Percentage Positive (7 Days)^^ = 3.9%

Total Tests Since February 14, 2020 = 6,439,586

Includes batch of tests that would have been reported 9/14/2021 – 9/20/2021.
^Includes tests conducted for non-residents. Molecular tests refer to PCR or other type of nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT). Some days include a backlog of results from prior dates.
^^This is the number of positive tests divided by the total tests in the last 7 days by date reported. The number of positive tests may be higher than the number of confirmed cases because some individuals may be tested more than once.
Data are preliminary and subject to change


COVID-19 Watch Weekly Surveillance Report


COVID-19 Watch—The San Diego County Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Weekly Surveillance Report is updated every Wednesday. (Data through week ending 9/18/21)




Additional Data on COVID-19 in San Diego County 

As of July 1, 2021, these reports are updated weekly on Wednesdays unless otherwise indicated.

Updated 9/22/21

COVID-19 Testing and Cases

COVID-19-Associated Hospitalizations

COVID-19-Associated Deaths

COVID-19 Vaccinations