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 17, 2021, with data through September 16, 2021.

New Cases Reported* = 611
  Count  % Change from
Previous Report
Cumulative Rate per 100,000
Total Cases 348,100 100% 10,385.5
Age Groups
0-9 years 21,778 6.3% 5,023.5
10-19 years 40,161 11.5% 9,259.8
20-29 years 78,105 22.4% 14,711.4
30-39 years 63,054 18.1% 12,867.8
40-49 years 48,858 14.0% 12,241.0
50-59 years 44,438 12.8% 10,987.3
60-69 years 28,611 8.2% 8,407.5
70-79 years 13,422 3.9% 6,714.4
80+ years 9,488 2.7% 7,917.9
Age Unknown 185
Female 176,809 51.2% 10,640.2
Male 168,762 48.8% 9,985.4
Unknown 2,529
Hospitalizations** 17,387 5.0% +21

Intensive Care***

1,814 0.5% -1
Deaths 4,002 1.1% +8
*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 17, 2021, with data through September 16, 2021.

New Tests Reported = 15,897

Average Tests Reported (7 Days) = 17,019

Percentage Positive (7 Days)^^ = 4.1%

Total Tests Since February 14, 2020 = 6,361,369

^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 9/11/21)




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 9/15/21

COVID-19 Testing and Cases

COVID-19-Associated Hospitalizations

COVID-19-Associated Deaths

COVID-19 Vaccinations