County COVID-19 Deaths Increase to 36; All Gatherings Now Prohibited as of 04/09/2020


San Diego County’s Elizabeth Bustos, Community Development Liaison, Community and Faith-Based Organization Sector Lead 04/08/2020 : The County Wednesday expanded its Health Order to prohibit gatherings of any type, effective Thursday, April 9, 2020. The new directive means that gatherings of 10 people or less are no longer allowed in San Diego County, unless they live in same household. The revised order also expands the requirement for employees of certain businesses to wear face coverings to banks, public transportation and child care providers that serve food.

The County is also reporting five more COVID-19 deaths, bringing the region’s total to 36. Most of the people who have died had underlying medical conditions. The County has released the age, gender and ethnic breakdown of COVID-19 deaths reported in the region. Through April 8, a total of 1,530 COVID-19 cases have been reported in San Diego County, including 50 new cases in the last day. Of San Diego County’s cases, 785 (51.3%) were men and 735 (48.2%) were women. The gender of eight people is unknown. Of the known cases, 316 (20.7%) have required hospitalization and 122 (8%) of the total number of cases had to be placed in intensive care. Thirty-six (2.4%) have died.

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