The county’s Health and Human Services Agency announced an expansion of COVID-19 testing in the region next week, with new locations added in central and southeast San Diego.

The county will open a dedicated test drive location only at the San Diego County Credit Union Stadium in Mission Valley on Monday. This site can test up to 180 individuals per day and will operate Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

To schedule a location appointment at SDCCU Stadium, county residents can call 2-1-1.

In addition to the county’s location at the SDCCU stadium, state-operated walking test sites will open at the Tubman-Chavez Center at 415 Euclid Avenue and at the San Diego County Assistant’s office at 200 S. Magnolia Avenue in El Cajon.

State-run sites open Tuesday, May 19, as well as government sites already operating in Escondido and Chula Vista. To schedule an appointment at any of the state-operated locations, visit www.lhi.care/covidtesting or call (888) 634-1123.

In addition, tomorrow the county office Live Well on Wheels mobile will again offer COVID-19 testing at the Euclid Health Center, located at 292 Euclid Ave. An appointment is required and can be set by calling 2-1-1. The mobile testing site will continue to operate at Euclid Health Center every Saturday for the foreseeable future.

COVID-19 testing options include calling your doctor or medical provider to schedule an appointment, registering on the state’s website, or calling 2-1-1.

flattening the curve

More than 4,000 COVID-19 tests were reported on May 14, the highest daily total since testing began in the region. At the same time, the percentage of positive cases of COVID-19 continues to decline.

A total of 132 new cases were reported yesterday, which is 3% of the total number of people tested. This measure continues the downward trend of positive cases and is a sign that the region is moving in the right direction to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Wilma J. said: “As life slowly begins to progress toward the new normal, I commend the efforts of our community and strongly encourage each and every one of you to continue the good work by practicing physical distancing, wearing a face covering, washing your hands regularly and performing routine sanitation.”

COVID-19 testing, cases and deaths

Tests:

  • 4,055 tests were reported to the county on May 14 and 132, or 3%, were positive.
  • The average percentage of 14-day positive tests yesterday was 4.4%, down from 4.6% on May 13.

cases:

  • There are 132 new cases reported in San Diego County for a total of 5,523.
  • 1,070 or 19.4% of all cases require hospitalization.
  • 325 or 5.9% of all cases must be placed in intensive care.

Death cases:

  • Eight additional COVID-19 deaths were reported today, bringing the total number of deaths in the region to 208.
  • The new deaths reported were six women and two men. Their ages ranged from 65 to 94 years.
  • All eight had underlying medical conditions.

The number of outbreaks, deaths and active cases in nursing homes and other group living facilities are:

  • 69 active outbreaks, 46 in group living facilities and 23 in community settings.
  • 1,269 cases, including 97 deaths in group living facilities.
  • 275 cases, including five deaths in community settings.

More information about COVID-19

The county COVID-19 webpage contains additional information about the disease, including a Graph showing new positive cases and total cases reported by date. The data is also broken down by gender, race, and racial/ethnic group. that Interactive dashboard With many indicators of COVID-19 updated daily. For more information visit corona virus-sd.com.

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