Dr. Wilma Wooten, the county’s public health officer, said a significant spike in cases could be traced to the periods following the reopening of many establishments.
San Diego County public health officials had recorded high case of coronavirus for a single-day, said CBS8.
Local health authorities had recorded 497 new positive COVID-19 cases and one additional death Sunday.
This has brought the county’s totals to 13,334 cases and 361 fatalities, said the report.
Moreover, Sunday marked the seventh time in eight days that health authorities reported more than 300 new COVID-19 cases.
California is already one of the states with the highest number of COVID-19 cases.
County Officials Go Into Quarantine
Before the weekend, County Supervisor Nathan Fletcher and his wife, (Assemblywoman) Lorena Gonzalez, announced they will go into quarantine.
They said this Thursday after they were exposed to someone with the virus.
Fletcher and Gonzalez in a joint statement said:
“We were notified today that we had close contact with an individual who has tested positive for COVID-19.
“While we have both tested negative and have no symptoms.
“(Still) we will be following the public health guidance of a 14-day quarantine.”
“It’s natural to see the spread when things start to reopen. What we want to avoid is an exponential spread.”
Dr. Wilma Wooten, the county’s public health officer, had a theory on when this spike had started.
She said a significant spike in cases could be traced to the periods following the reopening of many establishments.
She is referring to the reopening of restaurants, churches, and the mass protests calling for police reform.
CVS Pharmacy Opens Testing Sites
CVS Health opened no-cost testing sites Friday at select CVS Pharmacy drive-thrus in San Diego County, said CBS8.
Self-swab tests will be available to individuals meeting the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention criteria.
The testing sites are located at these CVS pharmacies:
— 1810 Main St., Ramona;
— 6265 El Cajon Blvd., San Diego
— 800 Palm Ave., Imperial Beach.
Tests will be sent to an independent, and third-party lab for processing.
While the results will be available in about three days, said the report.
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