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Latest COVID-19 Case Data

This page has updates on COVID-19 cases, testing, community spread and outbreaks, as well as how the region is meeting county and state triggers for reopening more businesses and activities. More information is available on the city's main COVID-19 information page.


9-4-20

Since our update yesterday, 14 more cases have been reported in Carlsbad, and 19 more people have lost their lives countywide to COVID-19. As we head into the holiday weekend, this is a good reminder that COVID-19 is still spreading, and now is not the time to let our guards down.

County numbers
Percentage of positive tests compared to total tests: 3.8%. Trigger is 8%.
New COVID-19 cases per 100,000 in population: 5.8. Trigger is 7.
778 new cases since our Thursday update, for a new total of 39,899.

The county is reporting 8 new outbreaks since our last update for a total of 22 in the last seven days. The county’s target is no more than seven in seven days.

Here is a link to all the charts and graphs for today. Please be extra vigilant this weekend. Stay away from crowds, continue to wear a mask when you leave home, stay 6 feet or more away from people you don’t live with, wash your hands often and stay home if you have any COVID-19 symptoms.

This is how we #Care4Carlsbad.


08-31-20

Today is the first day the new state system is in effect for what can open and how much. The two metrics are:

New COVID-19 cases per 100,000 in population (San Diego County is at 5.8. Trigger is 7)

Percentage of positive tests compared to total tests (San Diego County is at 3.8%. Trigger is 8%)

If you’re wondering how the calculations work for the number of cases per 100,000 in population, and why than number is so much lower now, it’s a long explanation. The short answer is that under the new state system, the number of days and waiting time are different, which changes the final number.

Some businesses that could open back up today (at least partially) are indoor dining, hair salons, barbershops and nail salons, gyms and places of worship.

Since our update last Thursday, 19 more COVID-19 cases have been reported in Carlsbad for a new total of 596. We estimate 35 of those cases are active.

The county is reporting 1,382 new cases during that same period for a new total of 38,604.

Unfortunately, 14 new COVID-19 deaths have been reported since last Thursday for a new total of 682.

The county is reporting two new outbreaks since yesterday for a total of 16 in the last seven days. The county’s target is no more than seven in seven days.

Here is a link to all the charts and graphs for today. Please keep doing your part to slow the spread.


08-26-20

Since our update yesterday, two more COVID-19 cases have been reported in Carlsbad for a new total of 577.  We estimate 31 of those cases are active.

The county is reporting 495 new cases during that same time period for a new total of 37,222.

Unfortunately, eight new COVID-19 deaths have been reported since yesterday. The total is 668.

The 14-day average percentage of positive cases based on total tests completed is 3.6%. The target t is less than 8%.

The number of cases per 100,000 in population countywide is 81.4. The target is 100 or fewer. This is below the metric of 100 cases per 100,000 people set by the state.

The county is reporting one new community outbreak in a business since yesterday for a new total of 20 in seven days. The target is no more than seven in seven days. 

Hospital capacity is currently at 70%.
ICU capacity is currently at 67%.
Both are under the state’s targets.

Here is a link to all the charts and graphs for today. Please keep doing your part to slow the spread.

08-24-20

Since our update last Thursday, 18 more COVID-19 cases have been reported in Carlsbad for a new total of 575.  We estimate 36 of those cases are active.

The county is reporting 1,351 new cases during that same time period for a new total of 36,727. People ages 20-29 is still largest age group with 25.5% of all positive cases countywide.

Fortunately, no new COVID-19 deaths have been reported since yesterday. Sadly, the total countywide is 660.

The 14-day average percentage of positive cases based on total tests completed is 3.5%. This number continues to go down, which is good news. The target t is less than 8%.

The number of cases per 100,000 in population countywide is 81.7. The target is 100 or fewer. This is below the metric of 100 cases per 100,000 people set by the state.

The county is reporting five new community outbreaks (restaurant, hotel/resort/spa, grocery and 2 businesses) since yesterday for a new total of 20 in seven days. The target is no more than seven in seven days. 

Hospital capacity is currently at 69%.
ICU capacity is currently at 65%.
Both are under the state’s targets.
275 current COVID hospitalizations of which 103 are in ICU.

Here is a link to all the charts and graphsfor today:

Thank you Carlsbad, for doing your part and continuing to follow the health precautions. Our numbers continue to head in the right direction. The state announced it will announce new guidelines later this week for reopening at least some segments of the economy.


08-19-20

Today the county is reporting three new COVID-19 cases in Carlsbad since yesterday’s update, for a new total of 557. We estimate 38 of those cases are active.

The county is reporting 416 new cases during that same time period for a new total of 35,376.

The 14-day average percentage of positive cases based on total tests completed is 4.0%. This number continues to go down, which is good news. The target is less than 8%.

The number of cases per 100,000 in population countywide is 84.4. The target is 100 or fewer. This is below the metric of 100 cases per 100,000 people set by the state.

Five new COVID-19 deaths were reported countywide for a new total of 638.

The county is reporting two new community outbreaks (one in a business and one in a restaurant) since yesterday for a new total of 15 in seven days. The target is no more than seven in seven days. The top three settings for community outbreaks for June and July have been 63 in restaurants and restaurant/bar, 51 in businesses and 19 in healthcare operations.

Hospital capacity is currently at 73%.
ICU capacity is currently at 65%.
Both are under the state’s targets.

Here is a link to all the charts and graphs for today:

Please continue to follow all the recommended precautions:
Wear a mask when you leave home
Maintain a 6 foot distance from people you don’t live with
Wash your hands often
Don’t touch your face

Your actions are making a difference. Numbers are heading in the right direction. Thank you, Carlsbad!

08-17-20

Today the county is reporting 15 new cases among Carlsbad residents since Friday’s update. The county is reporting 895 new cases during that same time period.

The 14-day average percentage of positive cases based on total tests completed is 4.2%. This is the lowest it’s been in a while, which is very good news. The target is less than 8%.

The number of cases per 100,000 in population countywide is 88.5. The target is 100 or fewer. This is below the metric of 100 cases per 100,000 people set by the state. The state has reviewed its data and determined that the county’s three-day metric of fewer than 100 cases per every 100,00 residents started Aug. 15 and it’s anticipated to end today. That means the region could be off the monitoring list tomorrow, and the 14-day period for schools to reopen could begin.

Unfortunately, at this time, no other changes happen automatically just by getting off the monitoring list.

Four new COVID-19 deaths over the weekend were reported countywide for a new total of 626.

The county is reporting two new community outbreaks (Grocery and Grocery/Retail) since yesterday for a new total of 21 in seven days. The target is no more than 7 in 7 days. Hospital capacity is currently at 72%. ICU capacity is currently at 62%. Both are below the targets, which is good.

Here is a link to all the charts and graphs for today.

 8-12-2020 Update

Today Carlsbad is reporting 6 new cases and the county is reporting 236 new cases since yesterday.

The 14 day average percentage of positive cases based on total tests completed is 4.7%. The target is less than 8%.

The number of cases per 100,000 in population countywide is 94.1. The target is 100 or fewer. This is below the metric of 100 cases per 100,000 people set by the state. This is the first time the case rate has been below 100 since the county was placed on the state’s county monitoring list on July 3.

6 new COVID-19 deaths were reported today for a new total of 608. Five women and one man between ages of 66 to 96 and all had underlying medical conditions.

The county is reporting two new community outbreaks today (one each in a grocery store and manufacturing) for a new total of 26 in seven days. The target is no more than 7 in 7 days.

Hospitals beds are at 70% capacity and ICU beds are at 62% of capacity.

Here is a link to all the charts and graphs from today.


08-10-20

Carlsbad has 8 more COVID-19 cases since our Friday update for a new total of 525.

1,196 more cases countywide for a new total of 32,975.

2,752 or 8.3% of cases have required hospitalization.

689 or 2.1% of all cases and 25.0% of hospitalized cases had to be admitted to an intensive care unit.

The county is reporting 8 more deaths since our Friday update for a new total of 594. 

The 14-day rolling average percentage of positive cases is 5.0%. Target is less than 8.0%. 

Five new outbreaks were confirmed on Aug. 9, one each in a restaurant, a restaurant/bar, a business, a grocery and a government setting.

In the past seven days, 24 community outbreaks were confirmed. The target is 7.

08-07-20 Update

Wrapping up the day and the week with the latest COVID-19 data plus new guidance from the state on in-person classes at institutions of higher education. Please stay safe this weekend and help others do the same.

Cases:
17 more Carlsbad cases since our Thursday report for a new total of 517
652 new cases were reported in San Diego County since yesterday for a total of 31,779. Daily number due in part to backlog of test results reported to County.
2,712 or 8.5% of cases have required hospitalization.
681 or 2.1% of all cases and 25.1% of hospitalized cases had to be admitted to an intensive care unit.

Community Setting Outbreaks:
Two new outbreaks were identified on Aug. 6: one in a business setting and one in a restaurant.
In the past seven days, 20 community outbreaks were identified.
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 in the past 14 days.
 
Testing:
11,501 tests were reported to the County on Aug. 6 and the number of laboratory-confirmed cases was 6%.
The 14-day rolling average percentage of positive cases is 4.9%. Target is less than 8.0%.
The 7-day, daily average of tests is 7,873.
 
Deaths:
Three new COVID-19 deaths were reported in San Diego County on Aug. 6, and the region’s total is now 586.
One woman and two men died between July 29 and Aug. 5, and their ages ranged from 60 to 77 years of age.
All had underlying medical conditions.

Here is a link to all the charts and graphs from today.

In-Person College Classes
The state today released guidance for colleges and universities that want to open to in person classes this fall. 

 

September 9, 2020