San Diego County COVID-19 Update – 04/13/2021 | News

Here’s today’s COVID-19 update from the County Health and Human Services Agency with data as of April 12.

Vaccination progress:

  • Nearly 2.28 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been delivered in the region and about 2.2 million have been recorded as administered. This number includes both county residents and those who work in San Diego County.
  • Of those vaccinated to date, more than 745,000 county residents, or 27.7% of San Diego residents age 16 and older, are fully immunized.
  • Overall, nearly 1.2 million county residents have received at least one shot of the two-dose vaccine. That’s 44.3% of those eligible.
  • Those who received the one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine, which is currently suspended in the county due to guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration, are adding to the total of residents of San Diego fully vaccinated.
  • The difference between the doses administered and those used in a vaccine represents approximately what is expected to be administered in the next seven days and the doses have yet to be entered into the registry system.
  • More information on vaccine distribution can be found at your county immunization panel. For details on currently eligible groups and vaccination opportunities, visit

Status metrics:

  • The adjusted case rate calculated by the state of San Diego County is currently 6.0 cases per 100,000 residents (as of April 13) and this data point places the region at Red Level or Level 2. (County remains at the Orange Level or T3 under the immediately following the state’s instructions.)
  • The California Department of Public Health recently warned that unless there are extenuating circumstances, such as a low vaccine acceptance rate, a county will only move to a more restrictive level if hospitalizations increase significantly among vulnerable people, especially among the vaccinated people, and both the positivity tests and the adjusted case rates show a worrisome increase in transmission. Currently, this is not the case in the region and the county remains at Level Orange or Level 3.
  • Currently, the test positivity rate is 2.5%, which places the County at Level 3 or at the Orange Level.
  • The county’s health equity metric, which looks at test positivity for the areas with the lowest health conditions, is 3.0% and is also at the Orange Level or Level 3.
  • CDPH assesses counties weekly. The next report is scheduled for Tuesday, April 20.

Outbreaks in community settings:

  • No new outbreaks were confirmed in the community on April 12.
  • In the last seven days (April 6-12), 16 community outbreaks were confirmed.
  • The number of outbreaks in the community remains above the trigger of seven or more in seven days.
  • An outbreak in a community setting is defined as three or more COVID-19 cases in one setting and in people from different households during the past 14 days.


  • 12,404 tests were reported to the county on April 12 and the percentage of new positive cases was 2%.
  • The 14-day moving average percentage of positive cases is 2%. The goal is less than 8.0%.
  • The 7-day daily test average is 12,549.

Cases, hospitalizations and admissions to ICU:

  • 278 COVID-19 cases were reported to the County on April 12. The total for the region is now 273,708.
  • 15,024 or 5.5% of all cases have required hospitalization.
  • 1,665 or 0.6% of all cases and 11.1% of hospitalized cases had to be admitted to an intensive care unit.


  • Two new deaths from COVID-19 were reported on April 12. The total for the region is 3,623.
  • A woman and a man died between February 26 and April 9.
  • Of the people who died, one was 80 or older and one was 60.
  • They both had underlying medical conditions.

More information:

More detailed data summaries found at County website they update around 5pm every day.


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